SINGAPORE, November 14, 2018 -- The third edition of the Singapore FinTech Festival kicked off on November 12, 2018 in Singapore. With Toga Limited in attendance, this three-day event, beginning November 12th through November 14threported over 200 speakers, over 400 exhibitors and close to 40,000 participants.
2018 FinTech Festival Highlights
This three-day event brought together entrepreneurs, investors, regulators, technology leaders, experts, academics and other stakeholders, including Toga Limited. Speakers included Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, and Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.In addition to the Conference, the FinTech Exhibition showcased exhibits from a reported 450 exhibitors and a new zone dedicated to ASEAN start-ups.
The Global Investor Summit was specially curated for investment and enterprise communities, showcasing next generation ASEAN start-ups and growth enterprises.
This year, the FinTech Conference debuted AI in Finance Driving Global Progress, highlighting cloud and quantum computing, AI investment, ethical and responsible AI, and predictions for an AI-driven future.
This years Festival featured a strong ASEAN theme, featured throughout the Festival on logos, backdrops and conference lounge designs. The theme was inspired by the unique cultures and designs of ASEAN with a specially commissioned ASEAN-themed Batik Motif stitching together national flowers of all 10 ASEAN countries.
Toga Limited on the Worlds Stage
Participating investors showed the most interest in start-ups and growth stage enterprises. Around 60% of the intended ASEAN investment allocation for the next year was concentrated in FinTech, healthcare, and medical technology, as well as the information and communications technology sectors. The capital that the investors planned to deploy was higher than the demand for financing from participating ASEAN enterprises.
Toga Limited with its self-developed social messaging app Yippi owned the opportunity to step on the worlds stage and to be known by the world. As the first-timer in FinTech Singapore, they gained instant attention from the visitors, delegates, and even other exhibitors with their innovative solutions and advanced technology. People came to the Yippi display center for vast interest in secret messaging function, A.I. Customer Service (Hungry Bear), A.I. beauty camera feature and holistic ecosystem developed in Yippi. Partnered with Wave by Eostre, the demonstration of Wave had again successfully attracted eye balls of the participants and invited crowds to drop by the display center to know more.