Talk: “Science (alone) won’t save us”, Singapore Fintech Festival 2023


"The true spirit of the FinTech Festival — opening doors to new digital futures; hoisting sails to the winds of change." Christine Lagarde, Singapore FinTech Festival, 2018. Former IMF Managing Director and Current President of the European Central Bank

The Singapore FinTech Festival Theme

The Singapore FinTech Festival 2023 will focus on the growth and adoption of AI and how this technology can potentially be used in financial services. Examining how technologies such as AI and Web3, and digital public goods, can help to accelerate: ● the transition to a low-carbon future ● the re-imagining of the financial system architecture to better address the needs of the underserved ● the securing of the digital economy against modern climate, technology and cyber risks

"Like the festival of light that calls us to spread light over darkness, hope and happiness over despair, this festival calls us to come together in pursuit of a better future for Humanity." Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India. Singapore FinTech Festival, 2018


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About the Singapore Fintech Festival

The Intersection of Policy, Finance, and Technology

The Singapore FinTech Festival is a global nexus where policy, finance, and technology communities converge. Designed to foster impactful connections and collaborations, SFF is a platform to explore the intersections of cutting-edge financial solutions, evolving regulatory landscapes, and the latest technological innovations.

Guided by insights from our esteemed Content Advisory Panel of industry experts offering their strategic perspectives on market trends, emerging technologies, and regulatory shifts, SFF stands at the forefront of innovation and facilitates impactful global public-private dialogues.Through insightful sessions, roundtables, workshops, exhibitions and much more, SFF is an immersive discovery and dialogue of the future trajectories of financial services and the overarching digital transformation reshaping global economies.Last year, we welcomed 62,000 participants from 134 nations.Green ImpactSFF champions sustainable practices, emphasising responsibility in every aspect of the festival. With initiatives like our solar-powered venue, upcycled materials, and sustainable dining options, we're committed to reducing our carbon footprint and setting new benchmarks for eco-friendly events. Find out more about our sustainable initiatives here.

Organised by

Monetary Authority of Singapore


Visit to learn more about the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is Singapore’s central bank and integrated financial regulator. As a central bank, MAS promotes sustained, non-inflationary economic growth through the conduct of monetary policy and close macroeconomic surveillance and analysis. It manages Singapore’s exchange rate, official foreign reserves, and liquidity in the banking sector. As an integrated financial supervisor, MAS fosters a sound financial services sector through its prudential oversight of all financial institutions in Singapore – banks, insurers, capital market intermediaries, financial advisors and financial market infrastructures. It is also responsible for well-functioning financial markets, sound conduct, and investor education. MAS also works with the financial industry to promote Singapore as a dynamic international financial centre. It facilitates the development of infrastructures, adoption of technology, and upgrading of skills in the financial industry.



Visit to learn more about Elevandi.

Elevandi is set up by the Monetary Authority of Singapore to foster an open dialogue between the public and private sectors to advance FinTech in the digital economy. Elevandi works closely with governments, founders, investors, and corporate leaders to drive collaboration, education, and new sources of value at industry and national levels. To support this mission, we provide governments, policymakers, regulators, academics, and think tanks complimentary access to our global dialogue platforms. Elevandi’s initiatives have convened over 350,000 people to drive the growth of FinTech through events, closed-door roundtables, investor programmes, educational initiatives, and research. Elevandi’s flagship product is the Singapore FinTech Festival alongside fast-rising platforms, including the Elevandi Insights Forum, Inclusive FinTech Forum, Point Zero Forum, The Capital Meets Policy Dialogue, The Founders Peak and World FinTech Festival. Elevandi also freely distributes select insights reports of the dialogue sessions to all participants to promote awareness and knowledge.



Visit to learn more about Constellar.

Constellar connects a global eco-system of event partners and consumers through a holistic portfolio of intellectual property (IP) in the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) industry. As Asia’s partner of reference for curating innovative event and venue experiences, Constellar activates impactful networks to bring global markets, businesses and consumers together for sustainable growth. With our expertise and dedication, we are invested in helping you build trusted relationships with stakeholders for the long term and enabling cross-industry collaboration through world-class audience engagement solutions.

In collaboration with


Visit to learn more about ABS.

The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) plays an active role in promoting and representing the interests of the banking community in Singapore. In doing so, ABS works closely with the relevant government authorities towards the development of a sound financial system in Singapore. Since its establishment in 1973, ABS has promoted common understanding among its members and projected a unifying voice on banking issues. It has brought its members closer together through various guidelines and banking practices as well as the support of projects of mutual benefit to face the challenges of the financial and banking community in Singapore. Today, ABS has a membership of 154 local and foreign banks.

Breakfast with Mr. Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore, on behalf of the global FinTech community.