SFF 2021 will bring together the global FinTech community on a brand-new digital platform to engage and connect, to discover partnerships and discuss key global challenges.

Singapore kicked off the 6th Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) today with an opening address by Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies Heng Swee Keat.

Happening from the 8th – 12th of November, the week-long SFF will feature more than 350 sessions, over 700 speakers, over 260 exhibitors, and 14 international pavilions. The event will be streamed ‘live’ to over 60,000 participants, which includes representation from more than 7,000 companies, government agencies, educational institutions and organisations from over 130 countries.

This Year’s Theme – Web 3.0 and Decentralisation

This year’s theme for the event is “Web 3.0 and its impact on financial services”. The event will place touch on the development of Web 3.0, and focus heavily on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and decentralised infrastructures in the digital economy. During the conference, global thought leaders will share their views on Web 3.0 and present new opportunities for building a sustainable future in financial services and the digital economy.

Participants will have an opportunity to acquire a comprehensive understanding of Web 3.0 concepts, gain extensive insights from over 100 industry experts from around the world, and be eligible to earn a digital Web 3.0 Knowledge Certificate in Financial Services issued by The Asian Institute of Digital Finance.

Notable events

SFF 2021 will feature a large and diverse array of events, initiatives, experiential sessions and activities. These include:


A curated platform containing masterclasses, panels, podcasts and research content from industry experts. The 18  masterclasses at the SFF range from topics such as the Future of Financial Infrastructure, ESG & Sustainable Finance to Women’s Economy and Female Leaders.

Industry Awards and Competitions

These includes the Global FinTech Awards, Global FinTech Hackcelerator, Global Veritas Challenge, and the Global CBDC Challenge.


SME leaders and academics will share their thoughts and experiences on building strong and resilient businesses for the future. Key discussion themes include how SMEs can succeed with essential digital tools, e-payments, tapping on e-commerce platforms and next level digital and innovative processes.

World Fintech Festival

SFF will expand into the World FinTech Festival on 11th and 12th November,, which will encompass 11 events taking place in FinTech hubs around the world, from Sydney to the US to the Nordics, all of which may be accessed online with an SFF pass.

“This year, SFF has taken an unconventional approach in bringing a diverse set of changemakers to our Web 3.0 agenda. As a result, new stakeholders will shape this year’s SFF discussions, alongside impact-makers from central banks, policymakers and finance professionals. Further, as part of our inclusion efforts, we are democratising the unique and valuable content into a signature knowledge certification programme and a special SME day with an upskilling programme.” said Mr Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

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