Fintech Frontiers Conference to Feature Visionaries, Policymakers, and Investors

Fintech Frontiers Conference to Feature Visionaries, Policymakers, and Investors

by September 29, 2023

The highly anticipated Fintech Frontiers Conference Malaysia 2023 is poised to kick off on 5 October 2023, at Connexion Nexus in Bangsar South.

This highly anticipated gathering orchestrated by Fintech News Malaysia, has garnered strong support from industry leaders, including sponsorship from esteemed institutions such as Standard Chartered, Kenanga, KAF Investment Bank, and the data management solutions provider InterSystems.

The event will commence with the Fintech Frontiers Awards Malaysia on 4 October 2023, an evening dedicated to recognising and celebrating outstanding leaders and startups across 11 distinct categories. Tickets are still available here for those keen to join.

Finalists for the Fintech Frontiers Awards Malaysia

The conference will commence the next day featuring an impressive lineup of speakers from the forefront of fintech, including visionaries, policymakers, and influential investors.

They will share invaluable insights into the current trends and developments in fintech, while also addressing the intricate challenges and burgeoning opportunities that lie ahead.

Adding to the excitement, the conference will shine a spotlight on several award winners through illuminating panel discussions and captivating fireside chats.

Speaker lineup for the Fintech Frontiers Conference Malaysia

Overview of the carefully curated sessions

A New Challenger Appears: Progress on Malaysia’s Digibanks – To set the stage, a panel discussion featuring four of Malaysia’s five digital bank licensees will kickstart the conference. With Grab’s GXBank receiving the green light from Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to initiate operations, the competition is heating up. Vincent Fong, Chief Editor of Fintech News Network, will moderate the discussion, offering insights into the future plans and strategies of these digibank players.

Start, Scale, Repeat: The Second Startup Journey – This session addresses one of the key challenges faced by fintech founders: knowing when it’s time to move on from their first company. Liew Ooi Hann will draw from his own experience, guiding us through his journey from Jirnexu to Malaysia’s first licensed digital asset fund manager, Halogen Capital.

What to Expect from Malaysia New Digital Insurance Licenses? – With the potential issuance of up to five digital insurance and takaful operator (DITO) licenses by BNM in 2023, this session explores the significant breakthrough this could represent for the large population of underinsured Malaysians and the vast majority of small and medium businesses lacking adequate coverage.

Breaking Malaysian Fintechs’ Series B Barrier – This panel aims to uncover the reasons behind the struggle of many local fintech companies to progress beyond Series B funding rounds. Investors will offer their perspectives on the strategies these fintechs can employ to surmount this growth and scalability barrier, providing practical advice and actionable insights for local fintech entrepreneurs.


Sammeer, Managing Director & Head of Consumer, Private and Business Banking, Standard Chartered Malaysia said,

“The Fintech Frontiers Conference is an excellent opportunity for the fintech community to come together and discuss the latest trends and developments in the industry.


As a key industry player, we are honoured to participate in this exciting event and witness how leveraging the power of BaaS can transform the financial landscape and ultimately, elevate customer experience.”

Tickets for the Fintech Frontiers Conference are currently sold out, but we encourage you to register on our waitlist in case any seats become available. For those unable to attend in person, a live stream of the sessions will be accessible when you sign up here