13 Fintech Events in the Philippines to Attend in 2023by Fintech News Philippines May 11, 2023
Adoption of digital financial services has risen substantially in the Philippines over the past years.
As fintech and technology continue to revamp the Philippine financial landscape, we’ve curated a list of 13 upcoming fintech conferences and gatherings taking place this year in the Southeast Asian country. These large-scale events are set to bring together large crowds of local and international industry leaders to discuss some of the sector’s biggest trends and opportunities.
IDC CIO Summit 2023 Philippines
May 24, 2023
Recession, interest rate hikes, ongoing-geopolitical tension, supply chain issues, skills shortages: these trends are underpinning the markets in 2023, providing chief information officers (CIO) with incremental challenges to being successful.
However, business demands a growth mindset, and the role of the CIO is more pivotal than ever in this era of digital first, so being equipped with the best tools, armed with the best strategies and enabled with the right level of support are more critical than ever to being successful.
This is the theme of IDC CIO Summit series for 2023.
These in-country events will focus on the critical technology issues that need addressing in 2023 and beyond, touching on the issues of how data, artificial intelligence (AI) and talent programs can support a strong digital-first strategy; why technical debt and cloud native are so intertwined; and how a digital resilience approach can address cybersecurity, compliance and supply chain concerns to ensure that CIOs are able to, not just live in 2023, thrive into 2024 and beyond.
Philippines Fintech Revolution Summit
May 24-25, 2023
The Fintech Revolution Summit, taking place on May 24 and 25, 2023, will bring together fintech leaders and financial services experts to discuss and deliberate the trends around fintech and investment opportunities for the finance sector.
This dedicated event is the best opportunity to discover why the Philippines will become Southeast Asia’s next fintech hub. Fintech founders, central bank officials, finance experts, regulators, policy-makers, technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, academics, and media from around the world will come together to learn, discuss, debate and network.
Themes covered will include digital payments, blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT), banking solutions, cyber and threat management, regtech, Web 3.0, digital lending and AI.
See more details here.
Traders Fair 2023 – Philippines
May 20, 2023
Edsa Shangri-La, Manila
Traders Fair is a series of educational and networking events throughout Asia and the rest of the world.
What makes Traders Fair so uniquely successful is its interactive format featuring educational seminars and workshops with respected gurus, next level networking with international brands and influential people of the industry as well as lucky draws.
At this year’s Philippines edition, participants will get the opportunity to meet the best trading experts as well as the top trading companies, banks, money brokers from all around the world. Speakers with extensive expertise will be giving educational speeches in the seminar halls, providing attendees with the opportunity meet and connect with them directly.
Traders Fair is created and produced by FINEXPO, an event organizing brand with 20 years of experience. Since 2002, FINEXPO has connected over 30 000 traders, investors and financial advisors and more than 3,000 financial companies and brokers from foreign exchange (forex), stock, option and cryptocurrency markets from all around the world including Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, China, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Ukraine, Cyprus, South Africa, Slovakia, Latvia and Russia.
Hybrid Blockchain Summit and Awards Expo 2023
May 25-27, 2023
SMX Skyhall Seaside, Cebu City
The Hybrid Blockchain Summit Awards and Expo, the 7th edition of the event series, will be held in Cebu from May 25 to 27, 2023. The event aims to bring together industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, and policymakers to explore the latest trends and innovations in the blockchain space and to discuss the potential of these technologies to transform the way we do business.
One of the main goals of the Expo is to promote the mass adoption of blockchain technology by showcasing the latest blockchain-based products and services, as well as the emerging use cases of this technology in finance, supply chain management, healthcare, and other sectors.
The Expo will also provide networking opportunities for professionals from diverse backgrounds, enabling them to establish meaningful connections and partnerships that can help to drive innovation and growth in the industry.
The Startup Pitch competition, meanwhile, will allow entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to a panel of expert judges and a live audience, with the chance to win valuable prizes and recognition.
Attendees will also get to participate in informative workshops, engage in engaging panel discussions, and hear from leading experts in the blockchain field.
Digital Transformation Summit: Philippines
June 16, 2023
The 19th edition of the Digital Transformation Summit: Philippines is a by invite only in-person summit taking place on June 16, 2023 in Manila. The summit is curated for technology experts in Philippines with the critical technologies and approaches needed to make more informed business decisions, improve operational efficiency, improve customer engagement and drive their organizations’ digital culture.
This year’s summit will bring together 120+ C-level executives, directors, and heads of technology to discuss innovative technology solutions and topics including Web 3.0, AI, metaverse, the Internet-of-Thing (IoT), cybersecurity and other fourth industrial revolution (4IR) technologies.
The event will provide a platform for the business community to build industry defining strategic partnerships and address critical business challenges, with a focus on knowledge transfer and capacity building to help accelerate the Philippines’ technology revolution.
Click here to register.
BankTech Asia 2023 Manila
June 20-21, 2023
Dusit Thani, Manila
BankTech Asia, one of the longest-running banking and technology conference in the region, is coming to Manila on June 20 and 21, 2023.
The two-day event will focus on exploring the innovative technologies while riding on the sustainable solutions that can help banks move forward after the pandemic and political crisis. It intends to chart the next wave of banking revolution to provide the learning and development opportunity for banks to rise up to their customers’ expectations and thievingly rise to meet today’s technological revolution in the banking sector.
Participants will get to gain valuable insights on emerging technologies and trends in the banking industry that can drive sustainable growth; learn from industry experts on how to embrace digital innovations and leverage them to improve customer experience and drive business growth; understand the challenges and opportunities in cross-border banking and explore ways to expand your business internationally; hear success stories and best practices from leading banks and financial institutions that have undergone digital transformation.
Network with industry peers, thought leaders, and decision-makers to exchange ideas and build new business partnerships; and discover the latest developments in areas such as neobanking, open banking, API economy, data analytics, and AI, and learn how they can help transform your business.
July 19-22, 2023
SMX Convention Center Manila
The Philippines is experiencing a digital pivot and is set to lead the charge as a hub for businesses looking to get ahead.
AIBC Asia is a leading AI and blockchain conference that will take place in Manila from July 19 to 22, 2023. The conference aims to connect the sharpest minds in the sectors and bring together Western and Asian suppliers, operators, and affiliates.
The event will provide participants with networking opportunities and will feature a startup pitch competition as well as an award ceremony that will spotlight the industries’ rising stars.
Book your pass now.
July 29-30, 2023
Okada Manila – Grand Ballroom
Taking place on July 29 and 30, Unblokc 2023 is a two-day event focusing on digital assets and blockchain technology, and the opportunities these technologies are presenting to businesses.
Day one will feature case studies and panel discussions on non-fungible tokens (NFTs), intellectual property (IPO), and the regulatory and compliance issues involved in using blockchain for traditional businesses.
On day two, the event will feature keynote speeches focusing on the shift from fiat to crypto and the opportunities and challenges of Web 3.0 for traditional brands, followed by panel discussions on blockchain in payments and retail, and the role of gender diversity in the industry.
The event will end with an esports tournament and an startup exhibition by incubated hackathon winners.
World Financial Innovation Series – Philippines
August 22-23, 2023
With an incredible opportunity to tap into 71% of the unbanked population, fintech growth in the Philippines has been nothing short of tremendous. Also, the advent of the Philippines’ first branchless, virtual-only banks in 2021 has just expedited the innovations in the country’s financial services industry.
It’s no surprise that the Philippines houses 220+ fintech companies that are leveraging on the region’s booming digitalization, favorable regulatory framework, and steady modernization initiatives by the government. To add more fuel to these developments, the country has even established the National Strategy for Financial Inclusion (NSFI) 2022-2028.
Consequently, it has been forecasted that the Philippines’ fintech market will surge to a staggering mark of US$44 billion by 2024.
To support the government with its financial inclusion initiatives and provide a common platform for the burgeoning finance and tech communities, Tradepass is hosting World Financial Innovation Series (WFIS) in Manila from August 22 to 24, 2023.
The event is expected to attract over 350 technology and business heads from the leading banks, insurance and micro-finance institutions across the country.
The conference will feature inspiring names from the industry who will share crucial intelligence on the most pressing topics. An exhibition will showcase the latest technologies in the sector. Finally, an exclusive networking session will allow attendees to connect with industry peers, thought leaders, and potential customers.
See more details here.
7th Annual Philippine OpenGov Leadership Forum 2023
September 14, 2023
Dusit Thani Manila, Manila
The Philippine OpenGov Leadership Forum is an annual event that brings together governments and enterprises to break down silos, collaborate, and work together on the next phase of digital opportunities.
This year’s event will provide participants with the opportunity to build meaningful connections, meet industry peers, learn from industry leaders, and get exposed to first-hand knowledge and intelligence from subject matter experts across Asia Pacific to accelerate growth and progress.
Topics covered this year will include AI, big data analytics, blockchain, cloud computing, cybersecurity, data centers, data sharing and digital identity.
For the past few years, OpenGov has consistently gathered over 250 top decision makers and civil servants to meet their international counterparts to discuss key issues relating to digital transformation.
Philippines Blockchain Week 2023
September 18-22, 2023
Marriott Grand Ballroom, Newport World Resorts, Manila
Philippine Blockchain Week 2023 will take place from September 18 to 22, at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Newport World Resorts in Manila.
The annual convention, which was created to facilitate the education and promote the growth of blockchain technology in the Philippines, will bring together international and local thought leaders from the digital and blockchain industries to discuss the sector’s most pressing issues and biggest opportunities.
The event will feature sessions with renowned experts about blockchain, fintech and the metaverse, workshops, a business exhibition, startup pitch competitions and tournaments, as well as networking sessions.
CXNext World Phil Summit 2023
September 26, 2023
The Philippine customer experience market is a growing sector, driven by a number of key factors, including an increasing preference for digital channels, an expanding range of customer experiences, and a rising demand for personalized services.
At the CXNext Phil Summit 2023, taking place on September 26, industry leaders will discuss some of the biggest trends and technologies that are redefining customer experiences, delving into themes and topics including customer experience personalization with AI-driven marketing, AI-powered data analytics and customer insights, and AI and automation to streamline processes and improve customer experience.
Philippine Fintech Festival 2023
October 02-05, 2023
The Philippine Fintech Festival is a week-long annual event that brings together legacy brands, innovators, technologists, government regulators, and startups, into an ecosystem that champions the digital and cross-border future of the Philippines.
Last year’s event featured more than 200 regional and global speakers and brought together participants from 250+ organizations.