The Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) and Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH), co-located since 2019, will be running as two separate events this year.
SFF will be held from November 2-4 at Singapore EXPO, while SWITCH is from October 25-28 at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) Convention Centre.
Organisers of the respective events, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Elevandi, and Enterprise Singapore (EnterpriseSG), said the event was merged as SFF x SWITCH in 2019 and 2020 to synergise activities across FinTech and Deep Tech. In 2021, SFF and SWITCH ran virtual editions in the same week, with some physical components held at separate locations, pulling in about 60,000 participants from 160 countries.
“This year, the two events will be held separately within consecutive weeks, to extend the showcase of opportunities in the tech ecosystem and its emerging areas. Tech leaders and ecosystem players will be able to stretch their experience and unlock synergies between cross-cutting areas in both events across the two weeks,” they said in a joint reply to TTGmice.
The physical SFF this year aims to bring together like-minded individuals for knowledge-sharing, networking and partnerships. These include global and knowledge plenaries, a public-private strategic dialogue, and TED-talk style sharing by 50 selected founders.
Returning highlights include the exhibition, Innovation Lab Crawl, Global FinTech Hackcelerator and FinTech Awards.
Meanwhile, Cindy Ngiam, EnterpriseSG’s director SWITCH, shared: “The SWITCH 2022 flagship event continues to deepen our focus on collaboration in deep tech innovation, gathering the Global-Asia innovation ecosystem in Singapore to bring cutting-edge solutions to the world.”
The innovation-centric content will span three main stages in RWS – SWITCH Beyond, SWITCH Global, and SLINGSHOT at the SWITCH Grand Stage.
There will also be thought-leadership and market-access sessions, masterclasses, an exhibition at the Global Pavilion, as well as seven regional tech partner events that will be attending SWITCH for the first time.