Fintech and Cyber Security opportunities in Southeast Asia: Thailand and the Philippines

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM


 South East Asia is experiencing a Fintech boom, with immense growth since 2016 which is set to continue. The Covid-19 pandemic has particularly escalated the need for mobile banking and contactless business transactions.  

Parallel to the increasing demand for fintech services, cyber security requirements are on the rise. The growth in trade, capital flows, and cyber linkages across the Southeast Asian region imply that its cyber threat landscape will become even more complex in the future, further driving demand for solutions to its cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The challenges facing this region are also opportunities for UK fintech and cyber security to provide solutions and enhance the growth of financial services in the region, whilst increasing the security of financial transactions.  

With this context in mind, the UK Government’s Digital Trade Network (DTN), jointly with the UK-ASEAN Business Council (UKABC), are running two sessions at the London Tech Week to bring together experts to identify key opportunities for UK fintech and cyber security businesses in South East Asia, and provide tips for accessing markets across the region.  

This session will showcase the Fintech and Cyber Security opportunities in Thailand and the Philippines. To register, please click here.  

If you are also interested in Fintech & Cyber opportunities in Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, please also register for a session 2, which will take place on Thursday, 23 September, 8:30-10:30 BST. You can do so via the link here.  

Agenda | Session 1: Thailand & the Philippines 

8:30-9:00 Opening remarks 

9:00-9:45 Panel discussion with UK fintech & cyber security experts to explore: How do companies effectively do business in Thailand and Philippines? 

· What are the most significant opportunities in these markets, and how do companies overcome the entry challenges?  

· How do banks and fintech companies approach issues of regulatory compliance? 

· Are there initiatives to support the tech ecosystem in these markets, such as sandboxes, and are they successful? What is the digital transformation roadmap?  

9:45-10:00 Audience Q&A 

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