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Money20/20 Asia 2024: Day Three Roundup

Money20/20 Asia 2024 concluded at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre in Bangkok after three days of engaging sessions.

Richie Santosdiaz brings you his key highlights from the final day’s agenda.

Day three at Money20/20 Asia 2024 Bangkok, Thailand

Lots to choose from on day three, including the ‘Web3 in 2024: Navigating the New Frontier of DeFi and Beyond’ session with Yat Siu from Animoca Brands and host Medhy Souidi from Money20/20. In this fireside chat, Siu explored the pivotal developments in Web3 that are poised to redefine the landscapes of technology, finance, as well as digital democracy in the coming year.

We also checked out ‘Malaysia’s Fintech Revolution: Navigating the Path to Global Leadership with the SC’ session, presented by Dr. Wong Huei Ching from the Securities Commission Malaysia. Dr. Wong explored Malaysia’s fintech journey in the capital markets and outlined its commitment to fostering innovation while prioritising investor protection. She further showed how fintech is driving financial inclusion and explored trends in fundraising, investing, Islamic fintech as well as digital assets.

Then there was “Fostering Financial Inclusion and Empowerment: Transforming Lives in Asia,” which explored how groundbreaking initiatives transform lives in Asia through financial inclusion and empowerment. It also gave an overview of  impactful strategies, partnerships and innovations making financial services accessible and empowering communities. This was presented by Manu Rajan from Wing Cambodia and moderated by Janet Salem from FootprintLab.

Reflections of a successful Money 20/20 Asia
Richie Santosdiaz with a few of the visitors from Asia at the National Innovation Agency stand at Money20/20 Asia

After completing the final exhibition sessions and ticking off the last items on the agenda for day three, both participants and organisers reflected on a fruitful three-day event.

The organiser

Scarlet Sieber, chief strategy and growth at Money20/20, commented: “We are thrilled with the overwhelming success of Money 20/20 Asia’s debut in Bangkok. With representation from 85 countries worldwide, 24 from Asia, and over 3000 participants, the event has become a global platform for fostering collaboration and innovation in the fintech industry.

“The vibrant energy and diverse perspectives showcased here underscore the region’s pivotal role in shaping the future of finance. With such a strong start, we have high expectations for continued growth and success in the years to come.”

A panelist 

Amy Yu, APAC CEO at AMINA, commented on her participation from the panel discussion from day one called ‘The Clash of Regulation vs Innovation for Safety, Stability, and Growth’. She said: “The panel provided a fantastic opportunity to assess the implications of the most important recent crypto market developments with leading industry experts. It was a valuable opportunity to connect and hear the views of industry peers on how the industry can move forward to best capitalise on these broader investment trends.”

She continued: “There is great excitement in the market surrounding the proactive Hong Kong regulatory environment for digital assets, and this was reflected positively on stage and in conversations with market experts at the conference. The panel mix, including perspectives from AMINA, a global regulated banking, legal counsel offering insightful comparisons between SG and HK and other jurisdictions, and local Thai business viewpoints provided valuable insights into the SE Asia digital asset landscape, offering a diverse and enriching discussion.”

A display at the National Innovation Agency (NIA) stand at Money20/20 Asia
Attendees

Dr. Narisa Chavidul-aw, CEO of KogoPay, said: “It is good to bring a global event like this to Bangkok. As as Thai business women who mainly resides in the UK for almost 30 years, it is good for my country to grow and foster its fintech and greentech and wider tech ecosystem. It is wonderful to see organisation such as the National Innovation Agency (NIA) and Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) play a part in accelerating that growth.”

Stephen Richardson, managing director, financial markets and head of APAC at digital asset infrastructure provider Fireblocks, said: Blockchain technology represents a new set of payment rails for the industry and has successfully found real-world applications over the last few years, including providing significant settlement efficiency gains over traditional payment rails and decreasing cross-border settlement times from days to hours. Fireblocks is committed to equipping institutions globally with the ability to accept, orchestrate and settle digital asset payments across any blockchain and geography.”

Read key highlights from the Money20/20 Asia 2024 in Bangkok, Thailand – Day One Roundup and then delve into our Day Two Roundup as well.

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