It's official! Our Co-founder and CEO Matthew Ainscow is attending one of the premier international fintech conferences in the world next week in Zürich, Switzerland, Point Zero Forum.
The event will also see new ideas developed to advance the Future of Financial Services (FOFS), including decentralized finance, Web 3.0, embedded finance, and sustainable finance.
The event will also drive investment activity, bringing together leading founders with VCs, private banking clients, family offices, and PE houses.
Finally, the event has come to fruition, so public and private sector leaders in the space can come together and dissect regulatory considerations related to each FOFS development.
The event will take place over three days, each consisting of in-depth plenary sessions, deep-dive private roundtables and workshops, and exclusive sessions between founders and investors.
The focus of the Forum will be on two significant new market opportunities built on Web 3.0 architecture, including the tokenization market opportunity and the sustainable finance opportunity.
For the tokenization market opportunity portion, sessions will cover digital assets, digital asset infrastructure, digital exchanges, the internet of value, and embedded financial services. The sustainable finance opportunity sessions will cover ESG strategies, market solutions, and ESG Infrastructure.
The event will also have a staggering number of speakers, with over 150 planned at the time of this writing. Speakers include prominent figures like Changpeng Zhao, the founder and CEO of Binance, Agustín Carstens, the general manager of the Bank for International Settlements, Choo Oi-Yee, the CEO of ADDX, and many more.
Many significant projects and companies will also be attending the event, including Ripple, KuCoin, Enterprise Singapore, Oracle, and many more.
The event will be organized by the State Secretariat for International Finance (SIF) and Elevandi. The event will be a collaborative effort between Switzerland and Singapore and will be the first Point Zero Forum in Zurich.
Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer spoke on the intent of the event and how to collaboration came about: "As one of the world's leading and innovative financial centers, Switzerland is ideally placed to host this event, which will bring international financial market and supervisory authorities together with new players from the world of fintech. Switzerland has long maintained a close financial dialogue with Singapore."
Thomas Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank (SNB), went further into detail: "The SNB and MAS work closely together in the fintech sector, and both are heavily involved in the BIS Innovation Hub with the Swiss and Singapore centers. The ability to create and implement technological innovation is an important success and stability factor for the financial sectors in Singapore and Switzerland."
Heng Swee Keat, the Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore and the minister in charge of economic policy coordination stated: "In view of the increasing complexity of the world and the growing global challenges, it is important for us to work together in a global partnership, in order to tackle these complex problems effectively. It gives me great pleasure to launch this unique fintech cooperation between Singapore and Switzerland, which have much in common as global financial centers and in the introduction of new technologies and innovations."