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Fintech experts to discuss the future of finance in Phnom Penh

Inspire Asean brings together leading voices from successful fintech startups in Southeast Asia to share their insights and industry forecasts

September 26, 2017
Fintech experts to discuss the future of finance in Phnom Penh

Inspire Asean is back on 29 September at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra for an afternoon of presentations, exchanges and networking. One of our larger events, this edition will have six engaging presentations from top Fintech startups, infrastructure providers and international banks to discuss digital wallets, big data, blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and alternative lending models.

With the rise of fintech startups and peer-to-peer lending models, the finance industry is quickly transforming to accommodate a growing generation of mobile customers. Banks are still here, but rapid technological advancement and the global trend towards disintermediation has thrown their future into sharp relief.

Inspire Asean explores the impact of this shift and sheds light on how the industry is adapting to meet changing consumer demand. Focusing on practical strategies, success stories and insider advice, the event is designed to broaden knowledge and inspire ideas.
The speaker lineup includes:

Brad Jones, chief executive officer of Wave Money in Myanmar and previously CEO of Wing in Cambodia. Wave Money aims to provide accessible, safe and convenient mobile financial services. Brad will discuss key learnings and best practices in building and scaling successful fintech businesses in Southeast Asia and other developing markets, and offer insights into which direction fintech will head in the future.

Hong Samarkkeenich, regional sales director at Lenddo, is responsible for bringing the company’s technology to new and underserved market segments in Indochina. She will speak on her expertise in big data, show how it has transformed digital technology in the fintech industry and shed light on the next big trends at the intersection of data and finance.

Sim Chankiriroth is the founder and CEO of BanhJi, a free and localized online accounting software, built for Asean MSMEs. He will present an overview of the Cambodian fintech ecosystem and share his insights on where the country’s nascent industry stands in comparison to its neighbours.

Vincent Ling, deputy general manager of UnionPay International SEA, is responsible for regional brand and communications as well as the Core Products portfolio. Drawing on his expertise in branding and marketing, Vincent will discuss the relationship between customers and financial organisations and how it will impact the fintech industry in the near future.

Steve Miller is the founder of CryptoAsia, a growing Bitcoin startup based in Phnom Penh. He will give a breakdown of the often perplexing world of cryptocurrencies and highlight its relationship with and impact on fintech and traditional banking.

Tomas Pokorny is the CEO of PiPay, a Cambodia-based fintech company that combines payment and lifestyle (social) application solutions. He will share insight on the progress of digital wallets in Cambodia.

Inspire Asean: Fintech – The Future of Finance is brought to you by Southeast Asia Globe and Brains Communication. Sponsors and partners include PiPay, UnionPay International SEA, Geeks in Cambodia, Focus Cambodia and Last2Ticket.

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Registration fees include:
– Conference kit
– Coffee break
– Networking cocktail
Registration fee: $125

What is Inspire Asean?

Inspire Asean is an event series bringing together leading thinkers and entrepreneurs who share their stories, insight and inspiration with a new generation of business people and decision makers in one of the world’s most dynamic markets.

Through a series of presentations by industry experts in rapidly growing areas of marketing, technology and business, Inspire Asean provides its audience with actionable key takeaways. Going right down to the nuts and bolts of day-to-day business, Inspire Asean offers guidance, knowledge and exchange that will allow attendees to enhance their careers and catapult their ideas.

Inspire ASEAN events are organised by Brains Communication, a leading event planning, management and marketing agency in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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