The seventh edition of the Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF), which concluded on 4 November 2022, attracted more than 62,000 participants from over 115 countries. This was the largest SFF gathering since the inaugural edition in 2016.
SFF 2022 featured more than 850 speakers from private and public sectors who participated in plenary sessions, industry panels and roundtables. The SFF Exhibition saw more than 570 exhibitor booths, including 25 international country pavilions. Over 4,000 meetings were facilitated through the SFF’s business matching platform.
More than 10,000 participants joined in other events that were held on the sidelines of the SFF – Innovation Lab Crawls, Capital Meets Policy Dialogue, Elevandi Insights Forum, SFF Global FinTech Awards, and industry partner-led events. Key highlights include:
The inaugural invite-only Capital Meets Policy Dialogue brought together around 250 global and regional policymakers, regulators, venture capitalists, private equity and family offices to share perspectives on FinTech regulation and investment capital allocation.
Around 3,000 participants attended the inaugural Founders Peak, which featured 10-minute TED-like talks from more than 50 founders. These talks gave participants a valuable opportunity to learn from the experiences of successful founders.
The Elevandi Insights Forum convened 22 closed-door roundtables that were attended by close to 1,200 leaders from government, industry and civil society. Held in partnership with global partners  , the roundtables covered important areas such as cross-border payments, stablecoins development, open finance, sustainable finance, digital banking, Web3, and digital assets. These conversations will continue at the second edition of the Point Zero Forum, to be held from 26 to 28 June 2023 in Zurich, Switzerland.
A new ESG FinTech Zone was introduced, showcasing technological solutions driving innovation and change in the region’s net zero effort. Over 3,000 visitors attended the talks at the ESG Ecosystem Stage, which presented key trends and developments at the intersection of ESG, technology and finance.
Over 2,000 attendees engaged in knowledge talks and career guidance at the Talent Pavilion as well as Lunch & Learn sessions with industry luminaries. Another 2,100 participants took part in the Learning Journey around Digital Assets and Web3 and Sustainable Finance.
A total of 39 awards were given to the winners of the Global FinTech Hackcelerator and the SFF Global FinTech Awards. FQX, norbloc and WeavInsight emerged as the winners of the Global Fintech Hackcelerator 2022 while another 36 companies and individuals were selected as winners under the theme “Embracing Digital, Charting the New Normal”. The winners were recognised for their innovative solutions that can help to accelerate the pace of digitalisation, innovation and sustainability in industries such as Web3 and Green Finance.
4. Over 60 industry announcements were made at SFF 2022, including international public-private collaborations, product launches and joint-research releases.
The next edition of the Singapore Fintech Festival will be held from 13 to 17 November 2023. Pre-Registration is now open : https://www.fintechfestival.sg/