Cutting-edge technology and key insights from the fintech frontier
600+ attendees. 20+ firms demoing. 80+ expert speakers. Insights and connections you only find at Finovate.
Meet the fintechs, platform players, financial institutions, regulators and investors who are redefining the future of financial services.
FinovateAsia Best of Show Winners Announced
Congratulations to the trio of companies that earned Best of Show honors from our FinovateAsia 2018 audience.
Hong Kong - Asia's Largest Financial Center & Gateway to China
by Charles D'Haussy, Head of Fintech, Invest Hong Kong
Analyst All Stars - What's Hot What's Not
by Henri Arsanian, FinTech & Crypto Lead, Asia, PwC
Why Financial Institutions Have to Change Or Risk Being Burnt to the Ground
by JP Nicols, Managing Director, Fintech Forge
Five fintechs selling B2B digital assistants
by Jame DiBiasio, DigFin Group
HKEx to introduce finance blockchain platform
by Dylan Bushell-Embling, Telecomasia
Hong Kong Fintech Week 2018 – Day 2, FinovateAsia
by Chien Wong, Personal Finance
UNPay invited to demonstrate innovative payment technology products
by Li Junpeng, SoHu Finance
Winter is coming: this is how fintechs will survive
by Jame DiBiasio, DigFin Group
FinovateAsia 2018 by the numbers
What makes Finovate unique among fintech events?
We don’t waste your time. Finovate is curated, fast-paced, and gets right to the point. And we’ve been delivering value for over 10 years.
Kicking off Hong Kong Fintech Week
FinovateAsia 2018 was part of Hong Kong’s Fintech Week, a government-led initiative to foster fintech development in Hong Kong and beyond.
With events taking place in Hong Kong and Shenzhen (it was the first cross-border fintech event of its kind), FinTech Week attracted 5000+ senior executives and the world's top fintech founders, investors, regulators, and academics.
Fast-paced demos of cutting-edge fintech
20+ innovative fintech companies have just 7 minutes to demo their latest solutions live. No slides or video are allowed! Our competitive application process means only truly innovative companies will be on stage.
With the amount of noise in the space, staying up to date on fintech innovation has never been more challenging.
At Finovate, we only show you the companies you really need to see.
What problems did the 2018 demoing companies solve? - find out here
Beyond the demos: Insights from global fintech leaders
In addition to seeing the latest innovative technologies live on stage, you will hear about the latest regional trends and macro issues affecting financial technology.
Keynote topics and sessions ranged from the future of fintech unfolding in Asia, the evolution and limits of current financial regulation, and investment from within or without the region to the future of digital banks, AI, blockchain, and digital currency.
Networking measured in quality and quantity
Join 600+ senior financial and banking executives, venture capitalists, press, industry analysts, bloggers, regulators, and entrepreneurs from across the Asia Pacific.
Who attended Finovate Asia 2018? - find out here
We’ll help you connect with the people you want to meet through:
- hot-topic round tables
- high-impact networking sessions
- NEW for 2018, the Brella networking and matchmaking app – see more details
Get the latest insights from global fintech leaders
Along with the demos, FinovateAsia 2018 featured 6 tracks to ensure that you learn about the issues at the top of your agenda, no matter what your focus is. These tracks were:
Something for everyone
Whether you’re a banker, venture capitalist, entrepreneur or member of the press, Finovate has the insight and ideas you need to stay current.
FinovateAsia will help you stay informed and find the next big advantage – before your competition does.
Contact our team to find out the best way for you to get involved.
Be Seen. Be Heard.
We provide the platform to connect with hundreds of senior fintech decision-makers. Tell us your business goals. We'll help you achieve them.
In a city where East meets West, FinovateAsia 2018 delivered exactly that - with a perfect blend of topics and delegates from all over the world.
Innovator Technologist & Connector
This conference in HK was well worth the trip from Australia. This conference is well attended and has excellent content.
Emerging Payments Asia
Finovate felt like stepping into the future of finance with genuinely innovative companies challenging conventional wisdom.
Standard Chartered Bank
The fintech demos at FinovateAsia 2018 were quite well received and were relevant for the ecosystem to partner.
VP and Head of Digtal Transformation
Kotak Mahindra Bank
Finovate is the Super Bowl and World’s Fair rolled into one.
WSJ The Wallet
Cut to the chase. Stay ahead on fintech innovation. 20+ demoing companies will show you their latest innovations live.
The Conversation Continues
Visionary keynote speakers and power panels keep you up to date on the latest opportunities for your business. Leave with dozens of new ideas for your future product roadmap and strategic planning.
Speakers at 2018 event included:
Keep up with the latest in fintech from our global network of industry experts.
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The Finovate Group
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