Switzerland and Singapore jointly planning international fintech conference in Zurich
Bern, 14.02.2022 - Switzerland and Singapore are joining forces to organise an international fintech conference. The first Point Zero Forum will take place in Zurich from 21 to 23 June 2022. The Forum aims to act as a platform for global leaders from the public and private financial and economic sectors to drive innovation in digital technology. The Forum will be opened by Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer and Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister, Heng Swee Keat. Thomas Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank, leaders of the Swiss financial and fintech sector, as well as high-level representatives from the industry will also participate in the Forum.
The State Secretariat for International Finance (SIF) and Elevandi, an organisation set up by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), are jointly organising the first Point Zero Forum, which will take place in Zurich from 21 to 23 June 2022.
"As one of the world's leading and innovative financial centres, 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", said Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer. He continued: "Switzerland has long maintained a close financial dialogue with Singapore."
Thomas Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank (SNB), emphasised: "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 centres. 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, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, said: "Digital technology has tremendous potential to change the world for the better, especially through finance. To unlock this potential, we must find new ways to collaborate, and partner one another to tackle key global challenges and ride the new wave of opportunities. Singapore and Switzerland have worked together to organise the inaugural Point Zero Forum, bringing together global technologists, financial institutions and regulators. Through this Forum, we can add to the global FinTech momentum and strengthen the global movement for innovation and change."
The event serves as a platform for global leaders from the public and private sector to engage in an intense exchange of ideas and knowledge, and in order to drive fintech and Web3 in the digital economy. More information can be found on the new website.
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