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Amritsar, NFAPost: Internet and Mobile Association of India today announced that it will organise a two-day virtual Global FinTech Festival on July 22-23. This digital event will be organised jointly with the industry body’s sister organisations — Payments Council of India (PCI), and Fintech Convergence Council (FCC).

The two-day virtual fest themed around “Fintech: With and Beyond COVID” will also be supported by the World Bank and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF). The department of economic affairs (DEA), and the ministry of finance will be the presenting partner for the event, IAMAI said in a statement.

The main aim of the Global Fintech Fest is to restate India’s leadership in a world after Covid-19, the industry body said, adding that organising such a mega global event virtually would also set a landmark in India’s digital transformation.

The virtual event will be organised with a mandate to strengthen the key pillars for boosting the sector and have a global market research access especially in view of the pandemic.

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“Global Fintech fest is shaping out to be the go-to Global FinTech conference in 2020. Festival brings together the entire FinTech ecosystem, with 5000+ participants from more than 20 countries. It is also an opportunity for companies to showcase their innovations in a dedicated virtual space,” said Srinivas Jain, executive director – Chief of Strategy, Digital & Technology, SBI Funds Management, and Co-Chair at Fintech Convergence Council.

The event is expected to see over 5,000 delegates with nearly over 150 speakers from across over 20 countries. Fintech startups are expected to attend the event along with regulators, key financial institutions, tech companies, governments, industry bodies, corporates, and students, IAMAI said.

“It is important to understand the challenges, opportunities, and future outlook implications posed by COVID-19 across the BFSI/Fintech sector across all continents. GFF would be the platform for all stakeholders to provide that shared knowledge and leverage across the globe for the entire sector,” said Naveen Surya, Chairman, Fintech Convergence Council, and Chairman Emeritus, Payments Council of India.

The Global FinTech Festival will have discussions around various facets of topics including Digital Payments, Digital Lending, Data Management, Digital Insurance, Financial Inclusion, Digital Transformation, and Crpyto and Blockchain.

“One of the lasting behaviour changes due to the pandemic is the acceleration of digitalisation. Global Fintech Fest leverages this new normal and provides an unique platform for stimulating conversations on fintech…,” Global Investments Advisor at Flourish Ventures Smita Aggarwal said.

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