For the first time in Pakistan, World FinTech Festival to be hosted from 9 to 10 December 2020 in Karachi, in Partnership with Singapore FinTech Festival 2020

Karachi, Pakistan – October 23, 2020 – The Pakistan Fintech Association (PFA) announced today that the World FinTech Festival in Pakistan will be hosted from 9 to 10 December 2020 in Karachi, as part of the Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) 2020. The World FinTech Festival in Pakistan is a by invitation-only event, featuring content and Fintech showcases from Pakistan, and will provide attendees exclusive access to networking opportunities with industry leaders and sponsors.  

The SFF is the world’s largest Fintech event organised by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The 5th edition of SFF will run from 7 to 11 December 2020, featuring a unique hybrid format that combines a 24-hour online event platform with over 30 physical events in Fintech hubs around the world. Pakistan is one of the location partners of the SFF that will host a physical event. This year’s SFF will bring together international leaders in finance, business, government, technology, and academia. The SFF was officially announced on 3 August.

Haider Wahab, Chairman of the PFA, stated that “Pakistani FinTechs need to connect to the global market in order to give them exposure beyond the national borders while attracting international and regional funds to discover and invest in the fast developing and extremely vibrant startup scene in Pakistan.”

Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer of MAS, said, “Pakistan has made big strides in the digitalisation of their financial services sector, especially in financial inclusion, and shown commendable progress in becoming a key Fintech market. We are excited about this strategic collaboration with the Pakistan Fintech Association and to connect Pakistani Fintechs to the world at the Singapore FinTech Festival.”

Pakistan High Commission, Singapore has been of great help and support for this partnership. 

To register and learn more about SFF 2020, please visit: https://www.fintechfestival.sg/

Future updates on the World FinTech Festival in Pakistan will be made available at https://www.pakistanfintechassociation.org. Engage with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn with #SFFinPakistan for more.

About the PFA

Pakistan Fintech Association aims to be a collective voice of the Pakistan's Fintech ecosystem working in collaboration with industry experts, regulators, and financial institutions to provide a fully inclusive environment in order to support FinTech growth and empower Pakistan's economy with scalable financial technology. For more information, visit https://www.pakistanfintechassociation.org

 

About the SFF

Singapore  FinTech Festival (SFF) is the world’s largest FinTech festival and a global platform for the FinTech community comprising FinTech players, technopreneurs, policy makers, financial industry leaders, investors including private equity players and venture capitalists, and academics. In 2019, SFF and the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH) saw more than 60,000 participants from almost 140 countries and featured highlights such as the FinTech Conference, the FinTech Awards, Global FinTech Hackcelerator, Innovation Lab Crawl and Industry Networking and Workshops. The SFF is organised by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in partnership with The Association of Banks in Singapore and in collaboration with SingEx Holdings. Find out more at www.fintechfestival.sg.  

Media Contact: halima.iqbal@pakistanfintechassociation.org