Establish Financial access to Asian markets
A venue of choice for financial services business events
Singapore’s reputation as a leading financial centre attracts international visitors who gather in Singapore to collaborate, innovate, network and explore business opportunities at key industry platforms.
In her continual pursuit of FinTech-related innovations and applications, Singapore is the first in Asia to introduce e-payments enabled by near field communication (NFC) across all major mobile device platforms (Apple, Samsung and Android). This is a testament to the Singapore’s financial industry’s robustness, its willingness to innovate and the trust it engenders for continued new FinTech innovation and applications.
Financial Services Business Events: Opportunities for growth
Looking ahead, there will be pervasive use of FinTech to harness the transformative potential of digitalisation for growth and innovation. As the financial sector looks to scale up and prepare for the future, events that could prove to be particularly relevant to the industry could be those that cater to the various verticals of the FinTech value chain (from FinTech start-ups, banking and insurance, to trading and capability building), as well as those that showcase technology infrastructure projects which in turn drive innovation, boost market efficiency and enhance customer service.
Did you know?
- The World Bank has ranked Singapore as one of the best cities for business1.
- According to a study conducted by Dell, Singapore is the world’s third most innovative and future-ready economy2 (after San Jose and San Francisco) due to its ability to facilitate people and organisations to drive change, provide quality infrastructure, and promote innovation, growth, and profitability.
- A Towers Watson study of Asian headquarters found that Singapore hosts 41% of Asia-Pacific headquarters among 319 global Fortune 500 companies3. About 40% of listings on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) are foreign companies, spanning regions such as the Asia Pacific, particularly Southeast Asia, and further afield in Europe and America4.