The Financial Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) introduced that greater than 40 international satellite tv for pc occasions will happen internationally as a part of the Singapore FinTech Pageant (SFF) x Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (SWITCH) 2020.
To be held from 7 to 11 December, the SFF x SWITCH 2020 will function a singular hybrid format that mixes a 24-hour on-line occasion platform with international satellite tv for pc occasions world wide. This new hybrid model will present individuals with better entry to the worldwide fintech and deep tech communities who need to uncover partnerships, draw investments, and enhance gross sales cycles.
SFF x SWITCH has labored with a community of worldwide companions to host the worldwide satellite tv for pc occasions. They comprise bodily occasions in chosen cities in accordance with native protected distancing measures in addition to digital-only occasions.
They are going to convey collectively content material from innovation hubs and tech showcases world wide, and supply in-person attendees entry to networking alternatives with business leaders and sponsors. In collaboration with MAS and ESG, SingEx group will handle the bodily and digital experiences for attendees and guarantee a seamless execution of the fintech and innovation showcases throughout the cities.
SFF x SWITCH will function a 24-hour on-line expertise over 5 days. This on-line occasion platform will function a digital metropolis, supported by companions together with Accenture, Microsoft and Pico Artwork Worldwide.
The digital metropolis will function greater than 800 audio system from world wide, together with leaders in finance and expertise, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and officers from multilateral businesses. Contributors can entry stay content material broadcasts operating round the clock and on-demand classes.
A few of the confirmed audio system embody Hong Feng, Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Xiaomi, Satya Nadella, Chief Govt Officer of Microsoft, Sundar Pichai, Chief Govt Officer of Google and Alphabet in addition to Eric Yuan, Chief Govt Officer and Founding father of Zoom amongst others.
The SFF World-Widespread Channel will function 5 international summits on the themes of economics, infrastructure, impression, investor, and expertise. They are going to deal with driving cross-border industrial exercise to assist pandemic restoration, and the way monetary establishments ought to place themselves in 2021.
The SWITCH World Channel, curated by SWITCH’s international innovation companions, permits individuals entry to market information, alternatives, insights and tips about enterprise tradition from over 42 cities in 31 international locations throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Center East, North America and Northeast Asia and Oceania.
A digital map will present all SFF x SWITCH actions throughout Singapore, with devoted zones for numerous actions, together with a world zone, early stage and development stage fintech zones, expertise zone, expertise showcase zones, and a networking zone.
Contributors will be capable to go to places on the map by way of a searchable and interactive listing of organisations and actions, tailor-made to their pursuits and profiles. They’ll can also meet and community with attendees on the occasion platform and schedule 1-on-1 conferences, by leveraging on the platform’s enterprise matching performance.
Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, MAS, stated,
“The worldwide pandemic has led to a reimagination of how we are able to ship SFF x SWITCH as a worldwide platform. To recreate the connectivity, collaboration and networking which have change into the hallmarks of SFF x SWITCH, this yr’s distinctive hybrid format will break new floor to create a really international and inclusive occasion for the fintech group.
We’re delighted to work with key international companions to ship over 40 international satellite tv for pc occasions for attendees throughout the globe, and Microsoft and Accenture to design this first-of-its-kind international platform for the fintech group to innovate and forge new connections, anchored on the supply of a strong, new digital expertise at scale.”
Edwin Chow, Assistant Chief Govt Officer (Innovation and Enterprise), Enterprise Singapore, stated,
“Whereas SFF x SWITCH is being run in a brand new, unprecedented approach, our goal to allow networking and collaboration has not modified. In truth, we’re more than happy to see that SWITCH has attracted much more international innovation companions this time, with established names resembling 500 Startups, Sunway Group and VinaCapital becoming a member of us at numerous thematic panel discussions.
This digital format not solely allows the deep tech and innovation group to entry deep market information; it permits us to attach throughout geographies and time zones at a a lot quicker tempo, making this occasion a really international one.”