Singapore. 18 FinTechs are set to represent Switzerland in this year’s Singapore Fintech Festival from 2-4 November.
In November 2016, Singapore hosted its first Fintech Festival. Over the years, it has grown to be the biggest festival of its kind in the world. This year’s festival will be in-person, after two years of being digital-only.
Aside from attending fintech companies and leading financial institutions, Swiss Finance Minister Ueli Maurer will also grace the event to present why Switzerland is a key location for fintech companies.
Switzerland, alongside several countries, will also set up a national pavilion during the festival.
“It’s a golden opportunity for Swiss fintechs to get a flavour for the Asian market, meet industry players from around the world, and showcase their brand and fintech solutions face-to-face to potential clients or partners,” shared Senior Consultant South East Asia at Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE), Angela Di Rosa.
The Swiss Pavilion is co-organised by the Switzerland export and investment promotion agency, S-GE, as well as the Swiss Business Hub ASEAN, which is part of the Swiss Embassy in Singapore.
“Being under the Swiss umbrella gives more visibility. Switzerland’s strong image draws additional traffic to our pavilion. It attracts and interests many Asian and US fintech players, in fact from around the world,” added Di Rosa.
Among the Swiss FinTechs to attend the event is Polixis. This Geneva-based company focuses on providing compliance data and technology solutions to global banks and financial regulators.
According to Polixis Chief Operating Officer of Polixis, Diana Babayan, they found the previous event quite useful especially when it comes to networking, building new connections with future clients, and boosting their brand recognition.
The Swiss fintech sector is currently booming. From 2015 to 2021, it has grown from 150 companies to almost 400.
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