Money20/20, the renowned global fintech event, has announced Bangkok as the host city for Money20/20 Asia, scheduled to take place from April 23 to 25, 2024, at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. The selection of Bangkok as the host city stems from its increasing reputation as a thriving fintech hub in Asia. Bangkok will join Amsterdam and Las Vegas as the third host city for Money20/20, a conference that attracts over 20,000 fintech and financial services professionals from around the world.
Since its inception in 2011, Money20/20 has established itself as a premier platform for the financial industry, bringing together influential speakers from diverse sectors and thousands of companies representing the digital money ecosystem. The event encompasses major players such as leading banks, digital payment companies, wealthtech, insuretech, neobanks, regulators, government agencies, and investment firms.
Already, more than 30 high-profile speakers and partners have confirmed their participation in the April 2024 edition of Money20/20 Asia. Notable speakers from Singapore include Grace Chong, Head of Financial Regulatory at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Oi-Yee Choo, Chief Executive Officer at ADDX; and Alfred Shang, Managing Partner at BitRock Capital.
Grace Chong, Head of Financial Regulatory at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, expressed her excitement about participating in Money20/20 Asia, emphasizing the significance of the event in facilitating discussions on fintech trends and opportunities. Chong believes Singapore, as a leading fintech hub in Asia, will play a crucial role in shaping the region’s regulatory landscape, and Money20/20 Asia offers a valuable platform for sharing insights and exchanging ideas.
In Singapore, fintech continues to drive economic and societal growth, with digital financial technology gaining traction, online payment systems experiencing accelerated adoption, and integration into e-commerce. As Singapore strives to become a regional green financial hub, emerging fintech trends such as blockchain technologies and artificial intelligence are shaping the finance industry across various fronts.
Tracey Davies, President of Money20/20, expressed delight in officially welcoming Bangkok and the broader Asian community to the global Money20/20 network. Davies believes that given the current economic challenges faced by the rest of the world, Asia has a unique opportunity to take the lead in shaping the fintech and financial services narrative in the coming years. The warm reception from Thailand, the Asian fintech community, and regional partners has humbled the Money20/20 team, who eagerly anticipate the event in April 2024.
Gender diversity and inclusion are key focuses for Money20/20, evident in their speaker lineup, which boasts nearly 50% women representation. The event also aims to showcase geographic diversity, with speakers from thirteen countries across the Asia-Pacific region, including Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Japan, India, Israel, Australia, and New Zealand.
Money20/20 Asia 2024 promises to be an exciting gathering of industry leaders, regulators, and innovators, providing a platform for knowledge sharing, networking, and driving meaningful discussions on regulatory challenges and opportunities within the ever-evolving financial ecosystem. The event will undoubtedly contribute to the growth and development of fintech in the region while fostering global collaboration among stakeholders in the digital money landscape.