AFS 2019 Fintech Conference and alpha Award (AaA)

A scant 11 years ago, the global financial system teetered on the edge of catastrophe.  

With the coordinated efforts of the major central banks, the global economy had risen like the phoenix these past 10 years.  Yet the benefits from this recovery have not been shared equally among all people. The crisis had also inspired many innovative ideas that could address many of the weaknesses hidden in the current financial systems: services for the poor, technologies for developing economies, adaptation to automation, capital formation for SMEs, secure global supply chain, efficient global payments, and proper roles for regulations and standardization.

In 2017, the Asian Financial Society created a Fintech start-up pitch contest, the AFS alpha Award (AaA).  We have been honored to work with many world class innovators and investors from around the world and created many fruitful partnerships.  This year AFS is seizing this critical time to explore many opportunities and threats to the global and local financial systems arising from disruptive Fintech.   This expanded conference will bring together global leaders, innovators, investors, and professionals active in Fintech industry as well as regulators to share experiences and explore productive pathways toward adoption of effective Fintech innovation.  Complementary to the global perspectives, the alpha Award will showcase and acknowledge individuals championing Fintech business of today.

The conference will be held on November 18th, 2019. It features keynotes, presentations, interactive dialogues, and panel discussions focusing on different perspectives on Fintech in the morning. AaA competition contestants will deliver their pitches to judges in the afternoon followed by the award ceremony in the evening.