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Money20/20 ASIA Unveils Stellar Lineup: Over 120 Speakers and Industry Experts Confirmed

Bangkok, Thailand- 1/31/2024Money20/20, the world’s leading fintech show and the place where money does business, announces that over 120 speakers are confirmed and will be taking the stage at Money20/20 ASIA, held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) in Bangkok on April 23-25th.

Money20/20 ASIA’s three themes—Integration, Virtualisation, and Eastward Expansion—explore the future of finance, celebrating innovation in Southeast Asia. With four incredible stages and speakers from 15 APAC countries, the show invites exploration of trends, success stories, and investment strategies.

Money20/20 ASIA brings together a diverse lineup from global and regional banks like JP Morgan, HSBC, and Standard Chartered, as well as local institutions such as Kasikorn Bank and RCBC Philippines. Experts from key players in the global and Asian payment sector, such as Visa, Stripe, Nium, TenPay, PhonePe, Dana Indonesia, and tech giants like IBM, Google, and AWS, will also share their insights. The show is further enriched by fintech unicorns like GCash, Bolttech, Fireblocks, and regulatory leaders such as the Bank of Thailand and HKMA of Hong Kong SAR.

“Home to the largest emerging markets, all eyes are on Asia which has been identified to be the largest financial ecosystem in the world by 2030. Money20/20 ASIA is a central hub for the APAC fintech community, functioning as a nexus for major announcements and significant investment opportunities. From Japan to New Zealand, our diverse speakers bring valuable insights and unveil the industry’s latest trends. Notably, Money20/20 has a proven track record of discovering and nurturing promising startups, offering a springboard to greater recognition and opportunities. Whether you’re looking to network, strike deals, or gain inspiration, Money20/20 Asia connects you with the brightest minds in Asian fintech.,” said Ian Fong, Money20/20’s Asia Content Director.

Some of the keynote speakers include Aamir Ibrahim, CEO of Jazz, Jazz Telco and Jazz Cash; Charles Li, Founder and Chairman of Micro Connect, Hong Kong’s latest lending unicorn backed by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing and property tycoon Adrian Cheng; Daranee Saeju, Assistant Governor, Payments Systems Policy & Financial Consumer Protection Group from Bank of Thailand and Chetna Sinha, Founder and Chairperson of Mann Deshi Mahila Bank. 

Mann Deshi Mahila Bank is India’s first bank for and by rural women. In 2022, Chetna Sinha was also awarded the Nari Shakti Paskar, India’s highest civilian award for women.

“I am honored to stand on the vibrant stage of Money20/20 ASIA, where innovation and financial inclusivity converge. I will be sharing the extraordinary journey of Mann Deshi Bank, a pioneer in redefining banking and uplifting lives in rural India. Join me as I explore the dynamic intersection of innovation and inclusivity, unlocking the boundless potential of rural women. Money20/20 Asia isn’t just a platform for everything fintech; it’s also a catalyst for lifting and transforming communities,” said Chetna Sinha, Founder and Chairperson, Mann Deshi Bank.

Masakazu Osawa, Managing Executive Officer & Chief Executive for Asia Pacific for MUFG Bank, Ltd. is also one of our keynote speakers. MUFG is Japan’s largest bank and one of the largest banks in the world.

“Asia, home to 4.7 billion people, represents 60% of the world’s population, sustaining a steady GDP around 5%, outpacing other regions. With over 300 unicorns in APAC showing rapid growth, Money20/20 provides a unique platform for networking with Asia’s most prominent business influencers. As one of Asia’s largest financial institutions, MUFG recognizes the need for evolving business models. We’ve invested over $15 billion USD in the last decade, focusing on commercial banking and consumer finance. At Money20/20 ASIA, I’ll discuss how MUFG identifies and collaborates with promising startups to enhance our products and services, ensuring better service to our clients and society. Excited to connect with innovative minds and share insights on fostering growth,” said Masakazu Osawa, Managing Executive Officer, Chief Executive for Asia Pacific at MUFG Bank.

An overview of some of the Money20/20 ASIA speakers can be found here.

The Money20/20 ASIA agenda will be updated until the event starts. The most up-to-date version can be found here.

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