The Investment Office spotlighted Türkiye's immense potential in the financial technology sector with its “Invest in Türkiye" booth at the Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) 2023 from November 15-17, in collaboration with the country's prominent FinTech developers and relevant public institutions, including the Finance Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye.
Throughout the festival, the Investment Office engaged with visitors, providing valuable insights into Türkiye's dynamic FinTech ecosystem while also highlighting the government's recent regulatory reforms aimed at boosting digitalization in the sector.
FinTech services have played a pivotal role in transforming the lives of individuals and businesses by fostering financial inclusion across various domains, from e-commerce and bill payments to money transfers, crowdfunding, microloans, open banking, and sustainable economy practices to participation finance.
SFF also saw the unveiling of Startups.watch's “The State of Turkish Startup Ecosystem" that offers an in-depth insight into Türkiye's entrepreneurial ecosystem, featuring up-to-date statistics and testimonials from major players.
Meanwhile, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Türkiye Prof. Hatice Karahan was featured as a panelist in the “Regulatory Public Infrastructure" session. Karahan's insights delved into the strategy, technology, and global cooperation that shape the future of financial integrity, emphasizing the pivotal role of central banks in safeguarding the financial system.
Bülent Tekmen, Founder of Colendi, a FinTech company democratizing banking services, shared his expertise at “The Entrepreneur Life - Sleep Like a Baby While Living on The Edge!" session. Tekmen brought out his experience and endeavors to transform the banking industry, microcredits, and credibility in the digital world.
SFF also provided a platform for one-on-one meetings with professionals to receive insight on business strategies, market penetration, and funding among other topics. The three-day event served as a nexus for investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and sector innovators, drawing a substantial audience that surpassed 62,000 exhibitors from 134 countries, 850 speakers, 190 government agencies, and thousands of organizations.