Despite the disruption of Covid-19 - or perhaps because of it - SFF x Switch 2020 saw a strong turnout of more than 3.5 million viewers over five days round the clock. In total, 60,000 participants were drawn to the event from over 160 countries, making it the biggest Singapore Fintech Festival and Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology yet organised.

According to a joint press release from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG), over 2000 speakers and 1300 exhibitors were drawn to the forum. Speakers included luminaries like New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella as well as his predecessor Bill Gates. Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee also made an appearance. 

There were also 27 international pavilions in addition to 45 satellite events hosted by partner cities worldwide. “More than 4,400 business meetings were facilitated through SFF x SWITCH, including over 1,000 virtual meetings between technology seekers and providers conducted through IPI’s TechInnovation platform,” the release continued. 

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