CAMBODIA TO JOIN WORLD FINTECH FESTIVAL

Top leaders in finance and technology from over 40 countries, including Cambodia, will be gathering ‘virtually’ next week to discuss the evolution of financial services and technology in a world being reshaped by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The World Fintech Festival 2020 is the post-Covid 19 version of the Singapore Fintech Festival, the world’s leading physical event of its kind which last year drew 60,000 participants from 140 countries to Singapore, including heads of state, policymakers, and financial and technology leaders.

The festival, organised by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Enterprise Singapore, will feature a unique hybrid format that combines a 24-hour online event platform with more than 40 global satellite events around the world. Organisers hope this new hybrid model will provide participants with greater access to the global FinTech community.

The National Bank of Cambodia, the Association of Banks in Cambodia and the Cambodian Association of Finance and Technology (CAFT) are hosting the Cambodian satellite event from 7 to 11 December which will feature international and local speakers and panel discussions on subjects ranging from the rise of digital currencies, the impact of 5G in accelerating fintech development and how fintech can support industries most harshly impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic.

“Bringing together international and local experts in this festival is a great chance for us to share experiences and ideas about how technology can improve the way we earn, save and spend our money,” said Tomas Pokorny, Secretary General of CAFT.

“One speaker I am especially interested to hear from is the Chief of Special Projects at Safaricom in Kenya, whose mobile payment service M-Pesa has become an icon in the business around the developing world,” he said.

Local speakers, panellists and event sponsors include Prudential, Cellcard, True Money, Wing, AMK, CBC, Acleda, Kooming Bank, Ezecom, ABA Bank, PPCB, JTrust, KE, E-Money, Sabay and QED.

More information about the festival can be found at https://www.facebook.com/caftkh.

The Cambodia events will be available to all as a Facebook Live on https://www.facebook.com/bakongsystem

Registration for the global festival, for which there is an admission fee, can be found here https://www.fintechfestival.sg/register-now.