Fintech Events in Malaysia You Should Consider Attending in 2020

Fintech Events in Malaysia You Should Consider Attending in 2020

by January 30, 2020

Events are often a good way to connect and reconnect with people from the industry. In keeping with our yearly tradition, we endeavor to list down all the relevant fintech events in Malaysia that the community can consider attending.

Our 2020 list of fintech events in Malaysia will be updated regularly as and when we come across relevant events. Below are latest list of fintech events in Malaysia that we’ve compiled so far.

If you are organising a fintech related event in Malaysia you’re not listed below please drop us a line here

Fintech: eKYC & Digital Bank

February 6, 2020

Found8 KL Sentral, 3 Jalan Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur

Fintech- eKYC & Digital Bank

The Fintech: eKYC & Digital Bank panel discussion will take place on February 6 and will cover the latest developments related to digital know-your-customer (eKYC) and digital banking.

Speakers will include Frederic Ho, VP, APAC at Jumio; and Andanta Djafar, Risk Solutions Specialist at Refinitiv. Jenna Huey, co-founder at Lawtech Malaysia (LTM), will be moderating the discussion.

 

IMAS Digital Accelerator Programme (DAP) 2020

February 14, 2020

Kuala Lumpur

 

IMAS Digital Accelerator Programme (DAP) 2020

The Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) is collaborating with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to bring this year’s Digital Accelerator Programme (DAP).

This 2nd iteration of the DAP promises to be bigger and better with more prizes and greater access to the asset management world.

The Digital Accelerator Programme will be looking for innovative digital solutions that address 10 different challenge statements covering topics such as data analytics to better understand customers, enable holistic investment assessment, enhance regulatory tech and improve business processes in the investment management industry.

Finalists for each challenge will be invited to showcase their solution to the industry at the 2020 DAP Showcase event in Singapore on March 26, 2020. The top 3 teams selected will then be invited to pitch to a wider industry audience at the IMAS-Bloomberg Investment Conference 2020 on April 29, 2020.

One team per challenge can expect to receive SGD 20,000 to SGD 50,000 upon completion of development milestones and the chance for commercialization with Acceleration Partners. Finalists will be also accelerated and enrolled as an IMAS Associate (fintech) member.

 

IFN Fintech Pitch Day

February 19, 2020

Securities Commission Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

IFN Fintech Pitch Day

In February, IFN Fintech will host a delegation of Islamic fintech startups from key Shariah financial markets to meet with Asian investors in Kuala Lumpur.

This invite-only private event will provide angel investors, family offices, private equity and venture capital firms with the opportunity to meaningfully engage fintech startups from different verticals including digital banking, asset management, blockchain and payments among others, from different markets around the world, to discover potential investment opportunities in the burgeoning fintech space while maintaining Shariah integrity.

 

World Blockchain Summit – Kuala Lumpur 2020

March 23 – 24, 2020

Intercontinental, Kuala Lumpur

World Blockchain Summit 2020

The 15th edition of the World Blockchain Summit will be hosted to drive blockchain technology forward and establish an engagement with public and private sector.

The summit promises to be a one of a kind gathering of 400+ pre-qualified CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, Heads of Blockchain, Chief Digital Officers, Heads of Innovation, International experts among others who will be a part of powerful keynotes, pitch competitions, enterprise use-case presentations, product exhibitions, panel discussions and tech talks.

 

Smart Banking and Fintech Expo 2020

March 24 – 26, 2020

Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Smart Banking Expo 2020

The Smart Nation 2020 Exhibition and Conference, to be held at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre from March 24 to 26, 2020 will be the landmark event to launch Malaysia’s leap into the next digital age and transform the nation. Supported by Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the expo will be the center for introducing the latest smart solutions and applications as well as a platform for local and regional governments to showcase their smart city initiatives and their potential impact on the future.

As a core component of the Smart Nation 2020 Expo, Smart Banking and Financial Technology (Fintech) Expo will be the event to highlight Malaysia’s transition into full-fledged digital banking and finance. The exhibition will be the number 1 showcase for banks, finance and financial services, insurance, e-commerce, payment systems and credit cards, fintech, and digital banking solutions and applications.

The Smart Banking and Fintech Expo will demonstrate how the introduction of digital technology and innovations will transform the country’s banking and financial sector, signaling the dawn of a cashless society.

 

IFN Awards Kuala Lumpur Ceremony 2020

April 6, 2020

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

IFN Awards Kuala Lumpur Ceremony 2020

IFN will be hosting two awards ceremonies, recognizing the best and leading players in the global Islamic finance industry and their contributions in 2019.

The Islamic finance industry has come a long way from being a minor subset of the financial industry, and is now a force to be reckoned with, as increasing awareness of the positive and beneficial impacts of Shariah compliant financial transactions permeates the financial system.

The annual awards ceremonies will honor those that have played a critical and impactful role in unraveling the potential of Islamic finance to a wider base of investors and audience, as the industry’s well-known figures gather in Kuala Lumpur and Dubai for the IFN Awards Ceremonies.

 

IFN Asia Forum 2020

April 6 – 7, 2020

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

IFN Asia Forum 2020

IFN will return to Kuala Lumpur with its prestigious IFN Asia Forum, a two day event with a renewed focus on issuers and investors.

Anchoring big players like Malaysia and Indonesia, the Asian Islamic capital market has been leading the global industry, not only in size, but also in innovation and diversification. The sophisticated infrastructure of Malaysia is a hallmark of excellence globally, the immense potential of Indonesia’s population and its flourishing sovereign Sukuk market remains captivating to many and the phenomenal market expansion rates in Pakistan and Bangladesh are widely envied.

Together, along with various other newcomers like the Maldives and Sri Lanka – which is looking to issue a sovereign Islamic paper – the Asian continent is expected to be at the forefront of the global Shariah compliant debt and equity markets by leveraging advanced and sophisticated regulations, and attracting masses of global investors into the region to subsequently build its rapport with other regions.

 

BankTech Asia 2020 – Kuala Lumpur

July 7 – 8, 2020

Kuala Lumpur

Image Credit: BankTech Asia

The BankTech Asia – Kuala Lumpur series will be bringing forward some of the hottest topics discussed in the banking industry currently including regtech, payments and transactions, artificial intelligence (AI) and data analysis, virtual banks and cybersecurity.

Hand-picked professional speakers and experts will speak and share their knowledge and insights to the Malaysian banking industry.

 

IFN Innovate 2020

July 13, 2020

Securities Commission Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

IFN Innovate 2020

IFN Innovate is a gathering of the leading forces of Islamic finance digital innovation and transformation built to inspire new ideas and promote a culture of innovation within Islamic financial institutions and startups to thrive in the digital era.

Focusing on digital innovation in the Islamic finance space, IFN Innovate is a platform for ideas to germinate as leaders in Islamic finance transformation gather to share, discuss and explore the latest digital trends.

The one-day interactive event will deep dive specific fintech verticals across the different segments of the Islamic finance industry: banking, Takaful and capital markets. Designed for incumbent innovation leaders and emerging agile startups, IFN Innovate will provide networking opportunities for meaningful business connections with the industry’s brightest minds.

 

Adapt Convention

July 25 – 26, 2020

Empire City, Kuala Lumpur

Adapt Convention

Adapt claims to be Asia’s largest tech convention, providing a great opportunity for participants to network and collaborate with industry leaders in martech, fintech and proptech, as well as professionals from renowned global organizations.

International speakers will present the latest technological breakthroughs and digital marketing innovations, and attendees will gain exposure to regional tech players, funding communities, developers, media, investors and multinational corporations (MNCs).

 

Private Equity Tech Conference 2020

August 13, 2020

Kuala Lumpur

Private Equity Tech Conference 2020

Private Equity Tech Conference will come back on August 13, for another edition of the conference. This year’s event will be themed PETC Malaysia 2020, and is set to gather over 200+ attendees, limited partners (LPs) and general partners (GPs). Discussion topics will include regional deal flows, LP-GP relationships, mid-market deal sourcing, fund of funds, impact of future policies on the industry, etc.

PETC is specialized is in bringing in funds and investors from abroad to connect with the local players. The past annual conferences and investor meetings since 2016 have amassed hundreds of fund managers and LPs, mainly from the APAC region.

 

IFN Halal Financing Forum 2020

August 28, 2020

Kuala Lumpur

IFN Halal Financing Forum 2020

The IFN Halal Financing Forum 2020 will focus on bridging Halal businesses to Islamic finance. It will explore the opportunities presented by the growth of ethical, sustainable and responsible finance to the Islamic banking, finance and investment industry in Southeast Asia and beyond.

Through a series of engaging keynotes, interviews and panels, the forum will explore how Islamic and sustainable finance can become more closely interlinked, and how Shariah compliant financial institutions and asset managers can play a greater role towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals, including the alleviation of disease and reduction of global displacement.

It will also examine how the Islamic finance industry can, through effective guidance and funding, help facilitate the development of key, strategic sectors, including education, healthcare, housing and agriculture.

 

IFN Green & Sustainable Finance Forum 2020

November 23, 2020

Securities Commission Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

IFN Green & Sustainable Finance Forum 2020

Islamic finance plays an important role. Firstly, through the development of effective sell-side capital market products such as Green Sukuk in order to fund sustainable and humanitarian projects and initiatives. Secondly, to provide and channel investment from Shariah compliant asset managers and institutional investors to such initiatives.

IFN Green & Sustainable Finance Forum 2020 will be a one-day event which will focus on the opportunities presented by the growth of ethical, sustainable and responsible finance to the Islamic banking, finance and investment industry in Southeast Asia and beyond.

Through a series of engaging keynotes, interviews and panels, the forum will explore how Islamic and sustainable finance can become more closely interlinked, and how Shariah compliant financial institutions and asset managers can play a greater role towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals, including the alleviation of disease and reduction of global displacement.

It will also examine how the Islamic finance industry can, through effective guidance and funding, help facilitate the development of key, strategic sectors, including education, healthcare, housing and agriculture.

If you believe your fintech event should be on this list, contact us here

 

Unconfirmed: SCxSC 2020

The SCxSC Fintech Conference is held by the Securities Commission Malaysia as its annual fintech event, it is typically held towards the second half the year and normally within their own premises.

While there has been no official confirmation for SCxSC 2020, we believe it’s likely to return again this year.

 

Not Returning in 2020: myFintech Week

myFintech Week is Bank Negara Malaysia’s inaugural fintech event hosted in 2019, sources from Bank Negara Malaysia has confirmed that this event will only happen once every two years. It is expected to return in 2021.

 

If you believe your fintech event should be on this list, contact us here

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