This month has been a particularly conference-packed one, with many of the most important Fintech events taking place around the world in quick succession. The Strands team are in full swing, giving presentations and mixing with key players in the industry, across all continents. As we head into June and summer, we wanted to take a moment to recap on what went on in May and share a few highlights with you.

Our first stop was in Vietnam on 15th May, with Marketing Director, Victoria Yasinetskaya speaking at the “Implementing the APEC Women in STEM Framework – Workshop on Building a Pipeline for Girls and Women and Coding the Way to Success” event, and opening debate about why finding the means for women to achieve financial inclusion is so vital. Read more about a new vision of the role women play in the world of finance and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), historically male-dominated sectors.

Just a couple of days to unwind, and CIO Marc Torrens and Sales Manager Sanziana set off for Rwanda and Dot Finance – Africa’s largest Fintech event for financial institutions, established technology vendors and disruptive startups to define the future of finance in Africa.



Whilst this was happening, there were more Stranders at another hub of global finance – Singapore. Known for being well ahead of the curve, and reinventing itself into a center of FinTech innovation, Singapore hosted a number of financial technology events in May. Firstly we attended ASEAN Strategy Forum Banking, exploring the country and region-level challenges in Asia. Secondly, our general manager Pau Velando joined IFC’s Digital Finance Partners Meeting – a must-attend event bringing together all industry experts and thought-leaders to exchange innovative ideas and discuss issues facing financial services today.

Closing out our month, was the New Banking and Financial Forum in Mexico – a one-day event that brought together thought-leaders in financial industry to learn more about data protection, payment and market trends.