Top 13 Upcoming Online and In-Person Fintech Events in the Philippinesby Fintech News Philippines August 25, 2023
In Southeast Asia, the Philippines is emerging as a hub for fintech innovation, fueled by growing consumer adoption of digital financial services and increased deployment of innovative technologies by banking incumbents.
As the country’s fintech landscape rapidly evolves, a series of online and in-person events are being scheduled to allow industry stakeholders to connect, build meaningful business relationships and learn about the latest trends, challenges and opportunities shaping the fintech ecosystem.
Today, we look at the top 13 upcoming fintech events taking place in the coming months in the Philippines. For this list, we focus on the most highly anticipated online events and in-person gatherings scheduled for the second half of 2023. These events are set to bring together some of the industry’s most prominent innovators, experts and stakeholders to discuss the hottest trends and developments in the Filipino fintech landscape.
TRUST Project National Event
August 29 – 30, 2023
Mapua Cardinal Cinema, Mapua University Makati Campus, Philippines
The TRUST Project, a collaboration with Filipino university partners including the Mapua University, the Saint Louis University and the University of Cebu, along with the support of the Fintech Philippines Association, is hosting the TRUST Project National Event on August 29 and 30, 2023 at the Mapua Cardinal Cinema in the Mapua University Makati Campus.
The two-day event will showcase the university partners’ Master’s Program in Financial Technology and Digital Innovation developed with the support of the European Union Erasmus+ Programme TRUST consortium.
It will also feature roundtables and learning sessions on the opportunities presented by breakthroughs in fintech and digitalization to the academe and industry, as well as its attendant challenges.
Lending Unboxed: How Alternate Data and Machine Learning are Changing the Game
August 30, 2023, 11:00 – 12:00
In today’s data-driven world, the lending industry faces challenges in accurately assessing risks and making informed decisions. Traditional credit scoring models may not capture the full picture, leading to missed opportunities for borrowers and risks for lenders. However, a transformative change is underway with alternate data and machine learning (ML).
During this webinar, hosted by LexisNexis and scheduled on August 30, 2023, participants will get to explore how non-traditional data sources like social media activity, utility payments, and more, can offer deeper insights into borrowers’ financial behavior, and gain valuable insights and practical strategies to stay ahead in the dynamic financial landscape.
The event will explore how ML algorithms, combined with alternative data, can help lenders make more accurate decisions with speed and precision, as well as how these groundbreaking technologies are reshaping lending practices.
The webinar will see experts from LexisNexis Risk Solutions cover the following topics:
- How alternate data and ML improve risk assessment in various scenarios;
- The benefits and challenges of integrating alternate data in risk models;
- How ML algorithms transform lending practices by analyzing alternate data; and
- Get practical guidance to incorporate alternate data in risk assessment.
Huawei Cloud Finance Summit Philippines 2023
August 31, 14:00 – 19:30
Shangri-La The Fort, Manila Bonifacio Hall A, Level 4, Philippines
The Huawei Cloud Finance Summit Philippines 2023 will take place on August 31, 2023, from 14:00 to 19:30, at the Shangri-La The Fort, Manila, within Bonifacio Hall A on Level 4.
Organized by Huawei Cloud, the summit aims to facilitate a gathering of leaders and innovators from the finance sector in the Philippines. The event’s primary objectives are to provide a platform for traditional banks, fintech companies, and software partners to convene, fostering connections and driving collaborative efforts.
At the heart of this summit is an exploration of the expansive landscape of digital finance opportunities. Through interactive sessions and discussions, attendees will delve into the intricacies of customers’ digital scenarios, seeking insights to shape the future of finance.
A notable aspect of the event will be the demonstration of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions on the Huawei Cloud platform. This showcase will reveal how cutting-edge technology can be leveraged to transform financial services, enhance operational efficiency, and improve customer experiences.
Fortifying Financial Frontlines: Insider Insights on Fraud Prevention
September 06, 2023, 11:00 – 12:00
Asia’s increasingly digital population and the growing sophistication of bad actors is creating a perfect storm for the rapid rise in fraud. From sophisticated synthetic identity theft to account takeovers, there are no shortages of threats towards consumers in the financial services space.
During the “Fortifying Financial Frontlines: Insider Insights on Fraud Prevention” webinar, experts from OCBC, RCBC, Fave and Ekata will explore emerging trends in Asia Pacific’s fraud landscape and the latest fraud prevention strategies and technologies. These experts will also share advice on how organizations can strike the right balance between fraud prevention and user experience.
- Beaver Chua, Head of Group Financial Crime Compliance Anti-Fraud, OCBC
- Yeoh Chen Chow, Co-founder, Fave
- Gabby Tomas, Chief Risk Officer and Risk Management Group Head, RCBC
- Nicholas Stipp, Vice President & General Manager Asia Pacific, Ekata
Moderated by: Vincent Fong, Chief Editor, Fintech News Malaysia
Alibaba Cloud Summit Philippines 2023
September 12, 2023, 14:00 – 17:00
Hybrid / Grand Hyatt Manila, Philippines
The Alibaba Cloud Summit Philippines 2023, scheduled on September 12, at the Grand Hyatt Manila, will provide participants with a prime opportunity to explore the intricacies of cloud technology and establish valuable connections with fellow industry professionals.
The half-day summit is set to deliver actionable insights through a robust lineup of industry-driven content, cloud trends, and keynote speeches by Alibaba Cloud’s experts and industry leaders representing organizations such as DICT, KPMG, Kumu, and Fortinet.
By participating in this summit, attendees will be able to gain an understanding of the diverse spectrum of cloud technologies and AI-Generated Content (AIGC). These tools can be harnessed effectively to expedite an organisation’s digitalisation process, propelling them toward newer heights of success with Alibaba Cloud’s local data center in the Philippines.
Attendees will get to participate in inspiring keynotes and listen to the latest trends, customer success stories, and solutions Alibaba Cloud delivers to drive digital transformation across industries. They will gain unique perspectives on the future of cloud computing, unlock new possibilities, harness the power of Alibaba Cloud’s local data center, and foster innovation.
2023 AFI Global Policy Forum
September 12 – 15, 2023
The 2023 AFI Global Policy Forum, scheduled to take place from September 12 to 15 in Manila, Philippines, is the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI)’s flagship event, acting as a platform for leading stakeholders in the financial inclusion sector.
Co-hosted by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), this year’s event will focus on the theme “Stability, Sustainability, and Inclusivity for Shared Prosperity” and will bring together central banks, ministries of finance, financial regulators, international organizations, technology companies, and more.
These experts and industry stakeholders will explore critical questions such as: How can we best promote financial inclusion alongside financial stability and integrity? How do we institutionalize efforts to promote financial inclusion? How can we ensure that targets are met? How can we capitalize on the transformational impact of technology while keeping its risks in check, thereby ensuring that disadvantaged and vulnerable groups are not left behind?
The invitation-only forum will aim to facilitate high-level dialogues, peer-to-peer (P2P) exchanges, and discussions on enhancing national financial inclusion strategies and policies. The event’s discussions will revolve around integrating financial stability, integrity, and the transformative impact of technology.
7th Annual Philippine OpenGov Leadership Forum 2023
September 14, 2023, 10:00 – 16:30
Dusit Thani Manila, Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila Philippines
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 artificial intelligence (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
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.
Next Level Banking for Philippines’ Digital Economy
September 21, 2023, 09:00 – 14:00
Shangri-La The Fort, Manila, Philippines
Legacy core banking systems have become a significant challenge across the financial services sector, including the Philippines. These systems often impede cost-efficiency, agility, and technological resilience.
The “Next Level Banking for Philippines’ Digital Economy” event, organized by Mambu in collaboration with AWS and PwC, aims to provide insights and solutions for financial institutions grappling with these challenges.
Scheduled on September 21, 2023, at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila, Philippines, the exclusive seminar and networking event is set to bring together prominent voices in the financial services industry in the Philippines to discuss and address the challenges and opportunities in modernizing legacy core banking platforms.
The event will feature presentations on composable banking platforms and the Philippines’ cloud regulatory framework, as well as a panel discussion covering digital banking transformation for organizations with legacy architectures.
Event highlights include:
- A look at Philippines’ banking landscape and what’s driving the transformation;
- Complying with the Philippines’ cloud regulations;
- Taking advantage of a digital core to power new banking business models;
- Transforming the Philippines’ digital economy through technology innovation; and
- Networking with executive peers and industry influencers over lunch.
CXNext 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.
BFSI IT Summit
October 26, 2023, 09:00 – 17:00
The BFSI IT Summit, scheduled for October 26, 2023, in Manila, Philippines, an invitation-only in-person event is exclusively tailored for technology and innovation leaders within the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) sector in the Philippines.
With the BFSI landscape undergoing rapid evolution, characterized by increasing mobile penetration, fintech growth, and technology adoption, the summit will offer a unique opportunity to delve into the industry’s imminent challenges and explore effective solutions.
The event aims to bring together technology and innovation leaders, including CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, heads of digital transformation, and other experts within the BFSI sector, and provide them with an engaging learning and networking platform to address industry challenges and uncover best practices for overcoming them.
Participants will get to engage in insightful discussions and collaborative workshops; gain insights from renowned innovation and technology experts, including regional pioneers and leaders, sharing real-world use cases and practical perspectives on digital solutions; collaborate with industry peers to collectively shape the industry’s future and exchange valuable experiences; and engage in one-on-one interactions with potential global partners.
AI Asia Expo – Philippines 2023
November 07 – 09, 2023
Marriott Grand Ballroom Convention Hall, Metro Manila, Philippines
AI Asia Expo – Philippines 2023, hosted by the Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry and the Singapore Industrial Automation Association, strives to establish a prominent global platform where local and international AI stakeholders converge to shape the future of AI in the Philippines.
The event aims to facilitate meaningful partnerships and drive advancements in the field of AI. It’s expected to attract over 4,000 participants from various corners of the world, including top-tier industry players, policymakers, and visionaries.
The main conference will center around four key tracks: AI in healthcare, AI in manufacturing, AI in environment and sustainability, and generative AI. Additionally, a symposium in collaboration with the InfoComm Technology Association of the Philippines will delve into critical topics including cybersecurity, the Internet of Things (IoT), fintech, robotics, and AI infrastructure.
In addition, the main exhibition will showcase innovations and AI applications from over 80 local and international companies. An exclusive Entrepreneur Zone will provide a platform for local talents, entrepreneurs, and startups within the AI domain to showcase their groundbreaking works and research.
Philippine Fintech Festival 2023
November 21 – 23, 2023
SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Seashell Ln, Pasay, Metro Manila
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.