Top 12 Fintech Events in the Philippines to Attend in H2 2023

Top 12 Fintech Events in the Philippines to Attend in H2 2023

by July 10, 2023

The fintech sector in the Philippines is experiencing rapid growth, driven by rising usage of digital financial services, a supportive regulatory landscape and efforts from the government to improve financial inclusion.

In this fast-paced digital era, staying informed and connected is indispensable. For fintech professionals and industry stakeholders looking to stay up-to-date with the sector, we’ve curated a list of the top 12 upcoming fintech events in the Philippines to attend during the second half of the year.

These events span across a range of subjects including blockchain, digital payments, insurtech, and regtech, among others. They promise to bring together the sharpest minds, industry leaders, and influential speakers from across the globe to discuss some of the industry’s most urging issues and biggest opportunities.

ABCs of Entrepreneurship Ep. 2: Pitching and Fundraising Fundamentals

July 15, 2023, 14:00 – 22:00

The Astbury, Makati, Manila

ABCs of Entrepreneurship Ep. 2- Pitching and Fundraising Fundamentals


The ABCs of Entrepreneurship is coming on July 15, 2023, at The Astbury, Makati, after a smashing success in Bangkok. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom SEEA and WOWS Global have teamed up to host this hip event, aimed at empowering and educating the local startup scene.

The day will kick off with Gagan Singh from WOWS Global breaking down the A to Z of startup fundraising. Next, attendees will be treated to an investor panel that’s nothing short of star-studded. With big names like Winchell Wong of Gentree Fund, Gabrielle Rodriguez of Kaya Founders, Catrina Magsadia of Foxmont Capital, and Artie Lopez of First Asia Venture Capital, the panel will unravel the mysteries of what investors are scouting for.

The grand finale will be the Startup Showcase where emerging entrepreneurs will take the stage. The event will wrap up with cocktails and canapes.

Bull or Bear: Philippine Web 3.0 Debate 2023 Cebu

July 15, 2023

Ayala Malls Central Bloc, Cebu IT Park, Cebu City

Bull or Bear- Philippine Web 3.0 Debate 2023 Cebu


Bitskwela’s Bull or Bear: Philippine Web 3.0 Debate 2023 Cebu edition will be held at the Ayala Malls Central Bloc, Cebu IT Park, Cebu City on July 15, 2023. The event will feature significant Web 3.0 experts who will battle it out for wits to determine which viewpoints correlate best with the current conditions of Web 3.0’s evolving ecosystem.

Co-presented by GCash and Blockceler8, the Bull or Bear Cebu edition is backed by the Department of Information and Communications Technology, Go Digital Pilipinas, Ayala Malls, Philippine Airlines, Likha non-fungible token (NFT) platform, and Likhaan.

Other key partners will include Web 3.0 firms Tekkon and Hive, and cryptocurrency exchange and copy trading platform Bitget.

Bull or Bear is Bitskwela’s flagship educational event, known within the Web 3.0 community and eagerly anticipated by its members. The event has been a significant part of major Web 3.0 gatherings in the Philippines, including the Philippine Web 3.0 Festival and Philippine Blockchain Week held in previous years.


July 19 – 22, 2023

SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Seashell Ln, Pasay, Metro 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.

As part of the expo, 100 regional startups will participate in AIBC’s Startup Village project, where each will receive a 1x1m booth on the expo floor to showcase their company.

Additionally, a pitch competition will be held, allowing six shortlisted startups to compete for a prize that includes investment opportunities, mentorship, a free booth at a future event, magazine interview, consultancy, and social media visibility. The competition will involve a timed pitch and presentation followed by an interactive Q&A session.

Book your pass now.


July 29, 2023, 18:00 – 21:00



BLOC BASH is a global monthly event focusing on blockchain technology. This month’s event in the Philippines will be centered on gamefi tokenomics within Web 3.0 games, exploring their potential to transform blockchain technologies and their sustainability.

Three speakers will address the subject:

  • Dilys Cheng, CEO of Zorix Exchange, has five years of experience in exchange system architecture and market strategy. She is dedicated to integrating traditional finance with new financial approaches in blockchain, focusing on compliance and user experience.
  • Miranda Miner, also known as Coach Miranda, has six years of experience in crypto and stock markets trading in the US and Philippines and holds licenses and certificates in investment analysis and portfolio construction.
  • Dominic Go is CEO of Adamant Intelligent Solutions and COO of Gonfty, a metaverse gaming company. He also has notable achievements in AI-powered Web 3.0 security and GameFi games. BLOC BASH Philippines offers attendees insights and networking opportunities.

Unblokc 2023

July 29 – 30, 2023

Okada Manila, New Seaside Dr, Entertainment City, Parañaque, Metro Manila

Unblokc 2023


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 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.

See more details here.

CXO Roundtable: An Incumbent Bank’s Playbook for Successful Digital Transformation

August 03, 2023

Grand Hyatt Manila

CXO Roundtable- An Incumbent Bank’s Playbook for Successful Digital Transformation

It’s no secret that being digital-first is key for incumbent banks to remain relevant to today’s generation of digitally savvy Filipino consumers. Conscious of this fact, many banks have undergone multiple digital transformation projects with varying degrees of success.

How can the modern CxO yield more results from their digital initiatives and increase chances of success?

Join us for a discourse about the future of banking with like-minded peers. This exclusive event is by invitation only, please register here or your Backbase account manager to receive an invite.

This exclusive event is limited to 15 bankers only. Please RSVP the soonest to guarantee a seat.

Fintech Alliance INDX 3.0 Creating What’s Next in Digital: Dare-Drive-Defy

August 07 – 08, 2023

Shangri-La The Fort, Manila, Grand Ballroom 30th Street, corner 5th Avenue Taguig

Fintech Alliance INDX 3.0 Creating What’s Next in Digital- Dare-Drive-Defy


The 2023 INDX (Inclusion and Digital Transformation) Summit 3.0, themed “Creating What’s Next in Digital: Dare-Drive-Defy,” is scheduled for August 07 and 08 at Shangri-La, The Fort, BGC, Taguig City, Philippines.

Organized by Fintech Alliance.Ph in collaboration with various governmental bodies including Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Department of Finance, the summit represents the Philippines’ foremost fintech and digital event. Since 2019, the annual INDX Summit has convened industry leaders, experts, and government partners in digital finance, transformation, innovation, and strategy.

The 2023 Summit will center on the New Administration’s Eight-Point Socio-Economic Agenda and the country’s inaugural Medium-Term Fiscal Framework, focusing on key sectors such as agriculture, education, health, energy, transportation, and economy. Additionally, it will address emerging technologies like open finance, central bank digital currency (CBDC), and blockchain.

World Financial Innovation Series Philippines 2023

August 22 – 23, 2023

Manila Marriott Hotel

World Financial Innovation Series Philippines 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 FSI. 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.

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 600 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 including financial inclusion, security, cloud banking platforms and smart banking. 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, 8:00 – 16:30

Dusit Thani Manila, Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila

7th Annual Philippine OpenGov Leadership Forum 2023


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.

The forum emphasizes the importance of collaboration among various sectors for building a smart nation. It aims to serve as a platform for knowledge building, which is crucial for policy-making and national transformation.

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.

See more details here.

Philippines Blockchain Week 2023

September 18 – 22, 2023

Marriott Grand Ballroom, Pasay, Metro Manila

Philippines Blockchain Week 2023


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, is geared towards solidifying the Philippines as the fastest-growing Web 3.0 hub in the region by connecting businesses with the necessary insights, trends, and technologies to thrive in the global digital space.

This year’s event will be dedicated to the transition from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0 and is set to affect Filipinos across various sectors by encouraging collaboration and innovation, positioning the Philippines as the Blockchain Capital of Asia.

It 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. It 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.

See more details here.

CXNext World Phil Summit 2023

September 26, 2023


CXNext World Phil Summit 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 artificial intelligence (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

November 21 – 23, 2023

SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Seashell Ln, Pasay, Metro Manila

digital Pilipinas Festival


The Philippine Fintech Festival is a week-long 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.

Register here: Philippine Fintech Festival 2023