With half of the world’s population under lockdown and governments around the world urging people to limit contact, some of the world’s biggest fintech events and conferences are being postponed or moved online.
At the same time, an increasing number of webinars and online meetups are being hosted to keep industry participants engaged and provide networking opportunities in these dire times.
For those stuck at home but who nevertheless want to keep up with the rapidly changing fintech landscape, we’ve compiled a list of the top fintech webinars to attend if you are located in an Asian time zone.
OKEx Talks – DCEP Implication of central bank backed by digital currency
April 23, 2020, 11:00 – 12:00 SGT
On April 23, 2020, OKEx Talks will be hosting its first webinar, which will cover China’s national digital currency project, called DCEP (Digital Currency Electronic Payment), and the implication of central bank-backed by digital currencies.
Speakers will include Kevin Lehtinitty, CTO and CPO of Prime Trust, and Cao Yin, founding partner of Digital Renaissance Foundation.
AI and automation in a post-COVID world
April 23, 2020, 14:30 – 15:30 UAE time (18:30 – 19:30 SGT)
On April 23, the Abu Dhabi’s International Financial Centre (ADGM) Academy will be teaming up with CFTE to bring a webinar on artificial intelligence (AI) and automation in a post-COVID-19 world.
Experts will discuss how AI and automation are changing the finance industry and the impact of COVID-19 on this transformation. Most importantly, they will also discuss what is the role of people in this new world of finance, what are the key skills to acquire and how the way we work is expected to change post-COVID-19. Participants will have the chance to engage in virtual networking with individuals from the region and beyond.
Speakers will include Amna Abdulaziz Al Mahri, director of the Financial Knowledge Center and chief innovation officer in the Abu Dhabi Department of Finance, Mansoor Jaffar, director at ADGM Academy, Huy Nguyen Trieu, co-founder of CFTE and former global head of structuring at Citi, and Alessandro Di Lullo, director of academia and entrepreneurship at CFTE.
Blockchain: China’s Story
April 26, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CST/SGT
Blockchain has been in the limelight for a while. The concept, which is yet to enter the stage of widespread application, has taken its rightful place among the key buzzwords in the global tech circles.
In this webinar, organized on April 26, by EqualOcean, four industry insiders will discuss leading Chinese players’ blockchain strategies and determine the most promising application scenarios that are likely to play out in the near future.
Speakers will include representatives of Huawei, Digital Business Innovation, Fuzamei and Ziggurat.
Crypto Regulation and Opportunities in Hong Kong
April 28, 2020, 16:30 HKT/SGT
Is Asia the future of the digital assets industry? You will find out in this exciting session with Clara Chiu, Director of Licensing and Head of Fintech, Securities and Futures Commission, and Henri Arslanian, Chairman, Fintech Association of Hong Kong, moderated by King Leung, Head of Fintech, Invest Hong Kong.
The 45 minutes session will discuss Hong Kong SFC’s new regulatory frameworks for crypto exchanges and crypto funds, the crypto investor landscape in Hong Kong and Asia, as well as forward looking opportunities for UK and European crypto players in the region.
Digitising the onboarding journey – regulatory and industry perspectives
April 29, 2020, 16:30 HKT/SGT
Titled Digitising the onboarding journey – regulatory and industry perspective, the 45 minutes session will discuss the impact of new virtual bank landscape on incumbent banks and how COVID-19 has added to this pressure, the legal and regulatory challenges facing tech start-ups, new machine learning and AI technologies across AML and fraud, and more.
Will Digibanks Change Singapore’s Banking As We Know It?
April 29, 2020, 14:00 – 15:00 SGT
Singapore’s digital banking license was undoubtedly one of the most widely discussed topic in 2019 within the fintech circle, with anticipating news of MAS issuing licenses by mid-2020. It is expected that this rave of virtual banking trends will continue.
Will digital banks disrupt traditional banking models? How existing banks will need to respond re-evaluating their services and operating models to remain competitive?
On April 29, Finastra, in partnership with the Fintech News Network, will bring experts from the likes of Matchmove, Razer Fintech, and PwC, to discuss the journey towards virtual banking and digitalization.
May 6, 2020, 08:15 – 20:00 BST (15:15 – 03:00 SGT)
TechCity Connect will take place on May 6, and will feature a series of digital webinars, roundtables and discussions with leading tech, art and culture experts.
Participants will get to meet the experts and thought leaders shaping the future of these fields, gain inspiration and find new ways to stay connected.
Topics covered will include big data and ethics, smart cities and smart citizens, digital assets, digitalization tools for capital markets, and more.
How to modernise card payments in an era of digital competition
May 7, 2020, 15:00 BST (22:00 SGT)
On May 7, Finextra, in association with FIS Global, will bring together industry experts to discuss the future of digital payments.
In this webinar, speakers representing the likes of FIS, Starling Bank, and Barclays Private Bank, will tackle topics such as the key characteristics of the card payments industry today, the dominant influences within payments technology that are driving customer appetite, as well as the fundamental business modules needed to achieve agility and remain competitive as a card issuer.
EBAday Online Webinar – Instant payments as a stepping stone in the digital payments journey
May 20, 2020, 09:00 CEST (15:00 SGT)
On May 20, EBA will be organizing an EBAday Online webinar in association with Finastra on instant payment.
The webinar will explore the real value of instant payments as a part of the wider digital payments ecosystem, delve into how financial institutions and their customers can benefit from the opportunities presented by instant payments. Topics covered will include open banking, request to pay, fraud, and more.
Fintech after CV-19
May 27, 2020, 00:00 – May 28, 2020, 23:30 WEST (May 27, 2020, 7:00 – May 29, 2020, 6:30)
The COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on our lives, changing the way we work, consume and interact. In the fintech industry, the pandemic is expected to have a long-lasting impact on companies in sector.
This online event will bring together industry experts to explore how fintech could look like after the COVID-19 health crisis. It will tackle some of the hottest trends and topics right now, including the end of cash and the rise of digital payments, sustainable finance and green fintech, cryptocurrencies, and the future of fintech jobs. Speakers will include representatives from Startupbootcamp, Consensys, Finch Capital, and more. It will also include an online business matchmaking event for professionals in fintech.