Financial Technology (Fintech) is playing a major role in bringing financial inclusion in the country. The central government is also coming up with several measures and steps to support fintechs. In the latest development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 2nd Edition of the flagship Financial Technology event – Infinity Forum 2.0, on December 09, 2023.
Hosted by the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) and GIFT City, under the aegis of Government of India, the 2nd edition of the Forum will be centered on the theme ‘GIFT-IFSC: Nerve Centre for New Age Global Financial Services’, which will be dovetailed through the following three tracks:
- Plenary Track: Making of a New Age International Financial Centre
- Green Track: Making a case for a “Green Stack”
- Silver Track: Longevity Finance Hub at GIFT IFSC
The Forum will witness participation and insightful discussions by several luminaries from the financial sector in India and across the globe including Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder and CEO, Paytm; A Balasubramanian, MD and CEO, Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited; Aniket Talati, President, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India; Arun Kohli, MD & Country Head, Morgan Stanley (India); Nikhil Kamath, Co-founder & CFO, Zerodha, among others.
The Forum is hosted by IFSCA as a global thought leadership platform on financial services, where progressive ideas, pressing problems, innovative technologies from across the world get discovered, discussed and developed into solutions and opportunities.
Organised as a pre-cursor event to Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2024, the 2nd edition of the Infinity Forum 2.0, shall be held in hybrid mode, with an invite-only in-person event scheduled in GIFT City and for virtual participation from participants across the globe.
The event shall be preceded by an ‘Investors Meet’ scheduled on December 08, 2023 for FinTech entities which are authorised by IFSCA or recommended by institutions having MoU with IFSCA or accelerators which are authorised by IFSCA, according to a PIB release.
The Investors Meet will comprise of:
A pitching session for the fintech Entities to showcase their products and solutions, and
One-to-one meetings between participating investors and shortlisted fintech entities.
The Forum is likely to witness in-person participation by 300+ CXOs with strong online participation from India and global audience from 20+ Countries including USA, UK, Singapore, South Africa, UAE, Australia and Germany.
The 1st edition of the Forum was organised in December 2021 and witnessed 95000+ registrations across 80+ countries and a ‘FinTech Showcase’ with 100+ virtual exhibitors hosted alongside the main event.