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We're back on 7-11 December 2020!

Aug 03, 2020

To our SFF Community,  

The global COVID-19 pandemic has transformed our day-to-day lives like never before. But as challenging as these times have been, we see hope. Every day, we are inspired by stories of how people and businesses are supporting one another and climbing out of the crisis together. This is why now, more than ever, is the time for us to come together, rise above the challenges and play our part in the global recovery.

Since 2016, SFF has been a growing destination for the global FinTech community each year, to share their knowledge, innovations and insights. Last year, more than 60,000 people experienced the Singapore FinTech Festival with us in Singapore. We know the same approach is not possible this year. So we thought about how we could bring the Festival to you, wherever you are in the world – as the platform you can continue to leverage for sales, partnerships and investments. Here are our plans:

SFF 2020 will go ahead on 7-11 December

At our Global Launch Event, we announced that SFF 2020 will return on 7 to 11 December 2020. Together with the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology, as SFF x SWITCH, we will expand to bring you the world’s first week-long round-the-clock, hybrid digital and physical event for attendees across the world. This means you can look forward to a digitally enhanced SFF 2020 that provides a rich immersive experience combining physical and online access. We can’t wait to have you join us at what will be a truly global event. Read our media release here.

The community is pivoting, so why shouldn’t we?

Extraordinary challenges brought about by the pandemic has triggered a paradigm shift for SFF. We want to take this opportunity to pivot and redefine our approach towards an expanded and exciting new collaboration model.

Please also be reassured of our commitment to prioritising your well-being and safety of everyone involved. We hope that by exploring creative means of integrating global centres with an immersive digital engagement experience, we can connect all of you, safely.  

A digitally enhanced SFF 2020

Check out this infographic for a quick summary of what you can look forward to! This includes:

  • Curated physical events hosted by a network of trusted in-country partners, that will provide exclusive access to industry leaders and sponsors in selected cities around the world. Participants can access physical events hosted in their cities to network with local government and industry leaders, learn about the country’s key government initiatives and local early-stage startups or access private roundtables.
  • Access to our online city, 24 hours x 5 days. On this digital platform, each participating organisation will be provided with a digital location where they can share and engage with participants as well as schedule 1-1 meetings. Exhibitors can showcase technologies in key innovation sectors such as FinTech; Smart Cities and Urban Solutions; Healthcare and Biomedical Sciences; Trade and Connectivity; as well as Blockchain, AI and 5G. Participants will also have access to digital matchmaking and networking opportunities, product demos and workshops throughout the day covering all time zones.
  • An inclusive global content experience for 24 hours, across 5 full days. This means you will get round-the-clock ‘live’ broadcasts of curated sessions featuring leading speakers from around the world, and also view sessions taking place in the physical cities. During ‘Golden Hours’ across time zones, participants will see keynote speakers from different regions coming together to share their perspectives on globally-relevant topics, which will be broadcasted to a global audience. We will feature 5 Global Summits: Economic Summit (7 December), Infrastructure Summit (8 December), Impact Summit (9 December), Investor Summit (10 December) and the Talent Summit (11 December).

2020 Theme: People and Talent as the way forward

SFF 2020 marks a special time for us, as we enter our fifth anniversary. We see from the global pandemic, that innovation and resilience are enabling us to overcome the greatest challenges. SFF will continue to champion key themes such as Inclusion, Green technologies and Sustainability, but the focus of this special edition will be to honour individuals who have demonstrated remarkable resilience in overcoming obstacles to create new opportunities that have significantly advanced our society. We want to shine a spotlight on the trailblazing pioneers who have made a difference as well as rising stars who will transform global industries in the future. In the spirit of nurturing talent for the future, SFF x SWITCH 2020 will also support initiatives and community activities that drive talent development, reskilling and upskilling of the financial and tech workforce. This is vital to helping us as a society get back on its feet in 2021 and beyond.

 Nominate FinTech pioneers or rising stars to speak here
Be the first to know when registration opens. Register interest here
 Contribute an idea for our hybrid event here
 SFF Internship for tertiary students based in Singapore here
  Join our mailing list for updates here


Be the first to know when registration opens for SFF!

Register your interest for SFF 2020 here and join our mailing list to receive updates on what we have in store for you this December!

And a shout-out for the MAS FinTech Awards – which represent the industry’s highest accolade for FinTech Innovation with up to S$1.2 million worth of cash prizes to be won! We want solution providers and financial institutions to tell us how your solution has positively enabled the financial sector to respond better to global challenges like COVID-19 and climate change. Apply now as application closes on 21 August 2020!

See you in December!

Thank you for being a part of our Singapore FinTech Festival community, and contributing to the ecosystem in your own ways. Whether – physically or online – we look forward to seeing you in December! Take care now.

With <3,
The SFF Team

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