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Katipult at the Singapore FinTech Festival

Katipult, an industry leading fintech company, will be one of the companies exhibiting at the world’s largest fintech gathering. You can find us at booth ZH06 and at the Canada Pavilion where our CEO, Brock Murray, will be speaking on the topic of "Opportunities in Investment and Security" on November 14.

The Singapore FinTech Festival is the largest Financial Technology event in the world. This year, the festival is attracting more than 30,000 participants among which there will be decision makers, regulators, influencers and investors from over a hundred countries around the globe. The global FinTech community recognizes this event as the world’s largest platform for sharing ideas and making connections, with Singapore thriving as an international hub at the forefront of FinTech innovation.


In addition to hosting the giants of the FinTech world, the festival will be graced by appearances from many notable speakers such as Justin Trudeau (Prime Minister of Canada), Christine Lagarde (Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund) and Narendra Modi (Prime Minister of India) to name a few.

Katipult is honored to have been included into this year’s lineup, exhibiting both as an awards finalist in the festivals Expo and in the Canada Fintech Pavilion as one of Canada’s representatives at the festival.

Apart from the FinTech Conference & Exhibition, the festival will feature Global FinTech Hackcelerator Demo Day, AI in Finance Summit, Innovation Lab Crawl, Workshops, and an Investor Summit.

Two events that Katipult’s team is particularly excited about are the 2018 Fintech Awards where Katipult is one of the finalists as well as the Canada Fintech Forum that will happen as a part of the festival and will feature speakers covering a variety of topics. Most notably the Canada Fintech Forum is expected to host Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau who will speak on the development of Canadian businesses in Singapore. As part of the same event, Katipult CEO Brock Murray will also be one of the speakers discussing the topic of opportunities in investment & security.

FinTech Awards

As one of the finalists of this year’s fintech awards, Katipult has earned an opportunity to participate in the expo portion of the festival along with the rest of the finalists. In total, the exhibition will consist of more than 400 exhibiting companies from over 100 countries.

This year 40 finalists will be contesting for the FinTech Awards, including finalists who were shortlisted by a panel of industry judges from 210 submissions and the nine winners from the ASEAN PitchFest. The finalists represent a cross-section of the growing FinTech community, including organizations from insurance, digital payments, and cybersecurity. Katipult has earned a spot among the finalists thanks to Katipult’s investment platform allowing financial institutions to implement digital processes and do away with the inefficient practices that still plague many organizations.

Our CEO, Brock Murray, commented on Katipult being one of the FinTech awards finalists: “Our team is excited to have been recognized for the work we’ve done in enabling financial institutions to solve of problems through innovative technological solutions. We believe that by making investing and fundraising process simpler we can fundamentally transform the way investing is done. Getting the opportunity to be recognized on a stage as large as the SFF is certainly a sign that we’re moving in the right direction.”

Canada FinTech Forum

In addition to the exhibiting organizations, the expo will also host the 16 international pavilions. Apart from participating in the expo as an awards finalist, Katipult will also be a part of the Canadian pavilion as one of the representatives of Canadian organizations at the event. Other countries hosting the remaining 15 pavilions include Abu Dhabi, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Latin America, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States.

One of the events hosted by the Canada pavilion is the Canada FinTech Forum. The event is meant to provide a platform for Canadian businesses to share their views on some of the festival’s themes. Our CEO, Brock Murray, will be one of the Canada FinTech Forum speakers, covering current opportunities in investment & security. In addition to this, it’s expected that, as a part of his visit to Singapore, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make an appearance and address the event’s participants.  In Singapore, Prime Minister Trudeau will attend events on the margins of the 33rd Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and meet with other world leaders, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Halimah Yacob of Singapore.

Commenting on his Singapore visit Prime Minister Trudeau said:

Singapore has been one of Canada’s most important partners in Southeast Asia for over fifty years. We share common priorities, from promoting open trade to create new opportunities for businesses and the middle class, to fighting climate change, to strengthening the rules-based international order. I look forward to meeting with Singapore’s leaders to deepen our collaboration in a range of areas, for the benefit of Canadians and Singaporeans alike.”

The festival will begin on November 12th and conclude, four days later, on November 16th.  If you want to schedule a meeting with us at the festival, please fill this form!