Fact-Finding Mission

Match-Making Mission to India's Fintech Sector

08.10.2018 - 11.10.2018

With a focus on customized B2B meetings for Fintech companies

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Why India? Why now?

  • Fastest growing Fintech market: The Indian Fintech sector has witnessed significant development in recent years. In 2017, India ranked second in the growth rate of Fintech adoption among digitally active consumers across the globe and offers the highest expected return on investment on Fintech projects at 29%. In the first half of the year, Fintech funding witnessed growth, receiving over USD 200 million.
  • Large and diverse market: The Indian market is large enough for both traditional banks and Fintech players to benefit. Moreover, a diverse segmentation of consumer class based on geography, sector, income and demography creates a varied demand for Fintech solutions.
  • Backing of key stakeholders: There is an acknowledgement of gaps and inefficiencies in the financial sector and that these gaps can be corrected / improved with technology. Relevant stakeholders such as the government, banks and corporates are very interested in benefits the Fintech sector could provide in correcting inefficiencies and bridging gaps.
  • Collaboration seeking environment: In the current environment, existing players including banks, non-banking financial institutes, technology companies and start-ups have a favorable view of collaboration. Should opportunities for technology licensing or financial / strategic collaboration arise, they are open to evaluate them.
  • Quick adaptation in the next 5-7 years: There is expected to be growth both on the demand side (existing users seeking new products and platforms and new users from unserved and underserved populations) as well as supply side (existing providers investing in innovation and new start-ups entering the ecosystem). A representative example is the payments story. Despite the largely untapped financial services market in India, first-time digital transaction users leapfrogged traditional payment modes (such as card payments) to new ones such as e-wallets and apps and will continue to do so.

Who should go on this match-making mission?

Swiss companies in the fintech space, particularly companies that are active in the areas of

  • Blockchain Technology
  • Cyber security
  • Artificial intelligence oriented towards the financial services space
  • Machine learning solutions for financial services
  • Swiss Fintech companies that are looking to expand their customer base
  • Swiss Fintech companies seeking strategic and/or financial collaboration in international markets

What to expect from the B2B meetings and the networking reception?

B2B Meetings

  • 8-10 qualified meetings for each participating company with potential clients, collaborative partners or Investor.
  • Every meeting will be qualified, i.e., the SBHI will have pre-discussions to ensure that there is a concrete interest from Indian companies for a collaboration, investment (financial or strategic) or technology procurement (by way of a license fee, commission, subscription, trading or any other business model) with the participating Swiss companies
  • Each participant will be provided a brief profiles of the Indian companies being met with an overview of the company, details of interest (collaboration / potential customer) and summary of pre-discussion in order to prepare for a fruitful meeting

Networking Reception

The target list of Indian invitees will be collated based on the participating companies. The aim of the reception is to provide an additional platform for building relevant contacts useful for market penetration. The mix of invitees will potentially include representatives from

  • Relevant regulatory bodies
  • Funding organisations such as Mumbai Angles, Start-up Accelerator India
  • Key players in the ecosystem such as Startupbootcamp Fintech Mumbai, Impact Guru, ISME ACE, Zone Start-ups, Active AI, Indian start-ups, Basecamp Start-ups India, Start-up pitch India, Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), etc.
  • Select companies that could be customers of participating companies

Based on the final participants and their requirements, if relevant, a pitch-session with potential investors will be organized as a part of the networking event or independently on another evening.

Information

Date
Organizer Switzerland Global Enterprise
Country experts

Beat Ineichen, Switzerland Global Enterprise, Senior Consultant South Asia / ANZ

Bastien Bovy, Switzerland Global Enterprise Western Switzerland, Consultant India, Middle East, Africa

Registration deadline

Program

ǀ Travel day: Sunday, 07.10.2018 - Individual Arrivals

Individual arrival in Mumbai and Transfer to hotel

ǀ Day 1: Monday, 08.10.2018 - Mumbai
  • Morning: 2-3 meetings per company, meetings will be held in parallel slots
  • Evening: Networking reception at the residence of the Swiss Consul General
ǀ Day 2: Tuesday, 09.10.2018 - Mumbai
  • Morning: 2-3 meetings per company, meetings will be held in parallel slots
  • Evening: Transfer to Bangalore and overnight stay in Bangalore
ǀ Day 3: Wednesday, 10.10.2018 - Bangalore
  • Morning: 2-3 meetings per company, meetings will be held in parallel slots
  • Evening: Transfer to Hyderabad and overnight stay in Hyderabad
ǀ Day 4: Thursday, 11.10.2018 - Hyderabad
  • Morning: 2-3 meetings per company, meetings will be held in parallel slots
  • End of program

Participation costs

S-GE gold members: SFR 1'500
S-GE silver members: SFR 1'700
Non-members: SFR 2'000

The participation cost covers all organizational aspects of the trip, including the booking of domestic flights, hotels and ground transport. However, the cost for international and domestic flights, accommodation, food and private transport will be borne by each participant.

All amounts shown are exclusive VAT.

Cancellation fee after official enrolment

Before 14.09.2018: 50% of fee
After 14.09.2018: 100% of fee

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