• Magnus H. Mernild

A FinTech moment for sustainable development? Singapore FinTech Festival comes to Copenhagen

Singapore FinTech Festival is the largest Financial Technology event in the world, providing a platform for the FinTech community to connect, collaborate and co-create. Given the pandemic, this year’s edition is hosted virtually and Copenhagen has been selected as the Scandinavian hub to ensure cross-collaboration and knowledge exchange between the Nordics and the tropics. The overarching theme is sustainability and impact when key players from across the public and private sector on 9 December zoom in on sustainable innovation, financial inclusion and tech for greater good.


Meet the frontrunners at Singapore Fintech Festival's Nordic dialogue

‪As this year’s Nordic hub, Copenhagen takes over the live-stream on Wednesday 9 December with a full day’s focus on financial technologies as a force for sustainable development. Led by Copenhagen Fintech the speaker's line-up include Kirsten Brosbol, Director General at Digital Europe Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Denmark’s Climate Ambassador Tomas Anker Christensen, Director General of the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority Jesper Berg, and business leaders from A.P. Moller - Maersk, Saxo Bank, SimCorp and many others. Find more information here.


On the climate aspect, Greenland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Energy, Steen Lynge, will also give a presentation on the shared responsibilities for sustainability in the Arctic. The presentation is part of the Festival’s green shoots impact summit on 9 December at 20.40-21.00 (GMT) / 04.40-05.00 (SG). Find the programme here.


You can read more about Singapore and Denmark’s fintech collaboration for sustainable development here: https://www.businessinsights.dk/copenhagen-fintech/nordic-fintechs-aim-to-unlock-aseans-sustainable-development-potential/


For general information about Denmark’s overall sustainable fintech collaborations in Southeast Asia and the ‘DanSing’ FinTech bridge:

Magnus Højberg Mernild, Head of Communications & Public Diplomacy, Royal Danish Embassy in Singapore, on magmer@um.dk


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