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India to run two-day global virtual fintech fest

Source: IAMIA

Internet and Mobile Association of India [IAMAI], and its sister organisations, Payments Council of India, [PCI] and Fintech Convergence Council [FCC] are jointly organising the two-day virtual Global FinTech Festival on 22-23 July 2020.

The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance, Government of India is the presenting partner of the event. The event is also supported by the World Bank and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).

The key aim of the #GlobalFintechFest is to restate India’s leadership in financial technologies in the post COVID19 world. Organising a mega global event virtually, would also be a landmark in India’s digital transformation.

The two-day virtual fest is themed around "Fintech: With and Beyond COVID" and is scheduled to be organized in 22nd and 23rd July 2020. The fest is being organized with a mandate to strengthen the key pillars for boosting the sector and have a global market research access especially in the wake of COVID.

The fest will witness discussions around various facets of topics including Digital Payments, Digital Lending, Digital Insurance, Data Management, Financial Inclusion, Digital Transformation, Crypto & Blockchain etc.

About 5000 + delegates across with nearly 150+ speakers globally from 20+ countries comprising of Fintech start-ups are expected to attend the event along with regulators, key financial institutions, tech companies, governments, industry bodies, corporates and students.

“Global Fintech fest is shaping out to be the go-to Global FinTech conference in 2020. Festival brings together the entire FinTech ecosystem, with 5000+ participants from more than 20+ countries. It is also an opportunity for companies to show case their innovations in a dedicated virtual space”, said, Srinivas Jain, Executive Director - Chief of Strategy, Digital & Technology, SBI Funds Management and Co-Chair, Fintech Convergence Council

“It is important to understand the challenges, opportunities and future outlook implications posed by COVID19 across the BFSI/Fintech sector across all continents. GFF would be the platform for all stakeholders to provide that shared knowledge and leverage across the globe for the entire sector”, said, Naveen Surya, Chairman, Fintech Convergence Council & Chairman Emeritus, Payments Council of India.

“One of the lasting behaviour changes due to the pandemic is the acceleration of digitalisation. Global Fintech Fest leverages this new normal and provides a unique platform for stimulating conversations on fintech. I am excited by its ability to bring together fintech experts and foster collaboration across countries”, said, Smita Aggarwal, Global Investments Advisor, Flourish Ventures.

The Festival’s organising committee comprises G Padmanabhan, Ex-RBI Executive Director, Current Non- Executive Chairman at Bank of India; Rajan Anandan, Managing Director, Sequoia Capital; Dilip Asbe, Managing Director & CEO at National Payments Corporation of India; Naveen Surya, Chairman, Fintech Convergence Council & Chairman Emeritus, Payments Council of India; Srinivas Jain, Executive Director and Chief Marketing Officer, SBI Mutual Fund; Smita Aggarwal, Global Investments, Flourish Ventures; Suniti Nanda, Fintech Officer, Government of Maharashtra; Gaurav Chopra, Vice-President IAMAI & Executive Director, Payments Council of India.

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