Top 16 Fintech Events in the Philippines to Attend in 2020by Fintech News Philippines January 29, 2020
With a population of over 100 million people and rising Internet and mobile penetration rates, the Philippines is poised to see its fintech industry boom.
The sector has witnessed significant growth over the past couple of years on the back of government support and efforts coming from regional tech players as they look to tap into the country’s many opportunities in the field of digital financial services.
Players like Indonesian ride-hailing giant Go-Jek, its Singaporean competitor Grab as well as Hong Kong’s Oriente have all built a presence in the Philippines’ fintech sector, while China’s tech firms Alibaba and Tencent have made strategic investments into local fintech companies like Mynt and Voyager to enter the market.
As the fintech industry continues to evolve this year, we’ve compiled 16 must-attend fintech events and conferences taking place in 2020 that will help you keep up with the rapidly changing fintech ecosystem of the Philippines.
FPH January 2020 Mixer: Data Driven Philippines
January 30, 2020
KMC Solutions Skydeck, Picadilly Star Realty Corporation, 4th Avenue, corner 27th Street, Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila
The Fintech Philippines Association and the Analytics Association of the Philippines are organizing an event on January 30, 2020, which will explore how businesses can harness the power of analytics to make data-driven decisions.
Speakers will include representatives of the Analytics Association of the Philippines, Digital Finance Advisory Services, and SeedIn Technology, among others.
Retail Banking Innovations Philippines Summit 2020
February 27, 2020
Manila Marriott Hotel, 2 Resorts Drive, Pasay City, Pasay
The Retail Banking Innovations Philippines Summit 2020 will unite bank leaders and fintech innovators to spark new strategies, accelerate mindsets and drive the industry to its next chapter of innovation.
The event is set to attract 200+ financial sector regulators, banks, ePayment agencies, and tech disruptors. It will feature 30+ speakers carefully curated as well as an exhibition and demos of the latest technologies and innovations.
Topics covered will include the fintech landscape and infrastructure, financial inclusion, the industry’s current challenges and trends, innovations in retail bank, API banking, artificial intelligence, and more.
Echelon Roadshow 2020: Manila
WeWork Uptown Bonifacio Tower Three, 11th Avenue, Taguig, Bonifacio Global City
Echelon Roadshow is coming to Manila on March 10 for an afternoon of sharing insights and making connections. Startups will get to pitch for the TOP100 competition and exchange ideas with speakers including local tech founders and stakeholders at the panel discussion.
The Echelon Roadshows aim to allow emerging and established startups to get to know their own local startup ecosystems and prepare them for the larger Echelon Asia Summit happening in Singapore later this year.
Other stops this year include Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei and Jakarta.
BankTech Asia 2020 – Manila
May 13-14, 2020
Dusit Thani Manila, Makati
BankTech Asia 2020 – Manila will be bringing forward the most picked and essential topics discussed in the banking industry currently. The event will focus on four key themes: digital transformation, digital banking, e-KYC, and cybersecurity. It will feature professional speakers and experts who will share their knowledge and insights to the Philippines banking industry.
Financial Fitness Forum 2020
March 28, 2020
JY Campos Hall, Bayanihan Center UNILAB, Pasig City
Financial Fitness Forum 2020 will be a premier one-day event set to bring together some of the world’s top personal finance experts.
Participants will get to learn from ground-breaking financial planning experts who will inspire them to save and invest. They will get fresh ideas on investing, learn powerful insights about wealth building, apply new strategies in growing their money. Plus, they will get to interact with Registered Financial Planners (RFP) for free counseling and advise at Financial Planning Clinic sessions.
Money Summit & Wealth Expo
March 28, 2020
Cebu Trade Hall, Cebu
Money Summit & Wealth Expo is the country’s pioneer and number one conference and expo on investing and trading. Launched in 2010, Money Summit will be celebrating 10 years of educating thousands of Filipinos on personal finance and investing this year.
The Money Summit series comprises fives conferences that run in five different cities across the Philippines. These have attracted more than 20,000 attendees since 2010.
FinLit Summit 2020 : Money and Family
April 4 – 5, 2020
SMX Convention Center Aura, Taguig
The biggest financial literacy summit in the Philippines is coming back this April 2020 in Manila and will feature more than 30 speakers in the business and investment scene.
FinLit Summit 2020: Money and Family will focus on guiding families and their members to meet desired financial end-goals as they journey through their different life stages, emphasizing early education and the long-life application of best practices, ultimately creating the most value and ensuring peace of mind.
Philippine OpenGov Leadership Forum 2020
April 23, 2020
Makati Shangri-La, Manila
The Philippines OpenGov Leadership Forum is a large-scale platform that brings international government officials to share their journey with their Philippines counterparts through an interactive discussion format.
For the past few years, OpenGov has consistently gathered over 200 top decision makers and civil servants to meet their international counterparts to discuss key issues relating to digital transformation.
This year, there will be 4 digital government tracks and 2 new financial service industry Tracks. All tracks will cover topics on augmented intelligence, convergence, data and cyber resilience.
The uniqueness of OpenGov Leadership Forum lies in the OpenGov Gamification Table (OGT) format. Each OGT is hosted by a senior government official and an industry leader. The OGT provides an opportunity for open discussion with our international and domestic speakers. It also serves as a platform for an intimate sharing and learning session, that is parallel to none.
Philippines Wealth Management Forum 2020
May 7, 2020
Hotel Fairmont Makati, 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Ave, Makati
The annual Philippines Wealth Management Forum brings together hundreds of senior practitioners from the key retail banks, trust banks, insurance companies, asset managers, brokers and other players across the domestic industry to discuss the various components and drivers for developing the market.
The forum is designed for CEOs, senior management, product/fund gatekeepers and business heads across advisory, compliance, technology, and other key areas, who work at local and international private banks, retail banks, IFAs, insurance companies, single and multi-family offices, and other independent wealth management firms.
Traders Fair – Philippines
May 23, 2020
Makati Shangri-La, Manila, Makati
Traders Fair – Philippines is set to attract the whole financial world under one roof for a day filled with seminars, workshops, but also entertainment, lucky draws, fantastic prizes and live performances.
Participants will have the opportunity to meet the best trading experts as well as the best trading companies, banks, money brokers from all around the world. Top speakers are going to make educational speeches in the fair seminar halls.
Topics covered will include cryptocurrencies, forex, stocks, futures, options markets and more.
Besides the Philippines, the Traders Fair and Gala Night will also take place in Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
Philippine Blockchain Week 2020
June 7 – 13, 2020
SMX Convention Hall, Manila
The 2020 Philippine Blockchain Week conference will be held from June 7 to 13 at the SMX Convention Hall. This convention stands as the biggest gathering for the Internet-of-Things (IoT), fintech, AI, iGaming and blockchain events in the Philippines.
Attendees at the convention will benefit from well prepared discussions and talks from professionals in blockchain technology and many other related industries. Exhibitions will also include a virtual reality playground, as well as robots and Bitcoin ATM displays. Participants will also get the chance to network with futurists and trendsetters in the blockchain and iGaming industries.
AIBC Summit – Manila
June 8 – 9, 2020
SMX Convention Centre, Manila
The AIBC Summit – Manila is set to bring together thousands of investors and innovators in blockchain, AI, quantum technology, big data and the IoT, to exhibit, network and engage in debate.
Attendees can expect to connect with over 10,000 delegates, 400 innovative exhibitors, and 1,000+ deep-pocketed investors, all in one place at the SMX Convention Centre in Manila.
In addition, SiGMA Group will be hosting SiGMA Manila in the same location on the same dates, facilitating greater synergy between the iGaming and emerging tech sectors, and prompting wider prospects for new business than ever before.
The AIBC Summit will offer additional opportunities through a number of global satellite events and networking dinners.
Financial Services Philippines 2020
September 1 – 2, 2020
Shangri-La Makati, Manila
Financial Services Philippines will bring together the most dynamic content, innovative speakers and unparalleled networking opportunities for the banking and insurance sectors in one of Asia’s fastest growing economies.
With two conferences in the same venue, Insurance Innovators: Philippines and MoneyLIVE: Philippines, participants will get the opportunity to gain strategic insight into the region’s financial landscape and meet the leaders spearheading transformation.
MoneyLIVE: Philippines is a forum for retail banking professionals from across the Philippines to break the mold, drive innovation and explore the potential for growth within the banking industry.
This event will be co-located with Insurance Innovators: Philippines, a forum for insurance professionals from across the Philippines which will explore the hottest topics facing the insurance industry today.
The Asia Global Payment Summit 2020
September 10 – 11, 2020
The Asia Global Payment Summit (GPS) is a regional event sharing international perspectives and bringing the payment regulators, experts and practitioners together to discuss, debate and influence payment trends in the transaction space.
Delegates will learn directly from industry experts and peers about the latest thinking and developments in the space.
Philippines Fintech Festival 2020
Shangri-La at the Fort, Metro Manila
The Philippine Fintech Festival (PFF) aims to act as the platform for leaders and innovators to engage, inspire, and collaborate on business, industry and nation transformation. The PFF will enable enterprises to accelerate their transformation journey through tech showcases so decision-makers can touch, feel and experience the latest technologies.
The week-long event will feature game-changing tech solutions that are shaping the dynamic Southeast Asian economies, business matching sessions, a hackathon, pitching competitions, an awards ceremony, as well as panel discussions and presentations from top experts.
September 30 – October 1, 2020
SMX Convention Center, Manila
Seamless Philippines is a large-scale exhibition, featuring the latest technologies and seven free-to-attend conferences. Over 4,700 attendees and over 70 sponsors and exhibitors participated in 2019 edition.
Seamless Philippines 2020 promises to be even bigger, featuring 200+ speakers who will tackle the latest trends and innovations in payments, e-commerce strategy, banking, financial inclusion, retail, e-commerce marketing, fintech and digital identity, and 150+ exhibitors showcasing world-class payments, e-commerce, banking, fintech, identity and retail technology solutions.
Seamless Philippines 2020 is expected to attract 5,000+ attendees from across the entire commerce ecosystem including banks, retailers, technology partners, investors and much more.
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