A high-profile delegation led by Victorian Government to one of the region’s largest financial conferences, Money 20/20 Asia,has connected local fintech companies with key decision makers and government officials across Asia-Pacific.

The Victorian fintech delegation at the Monetary Authority of Singapore

Held earlier this month over three days in Singapore, Money20/20 Asia brought together senior representatives from across the fintech ecosystem.

From the mighty markets of China and India, the global financial hubs of Hong Kong and Singapore, emergent fintech markets to the next generation of fintech superstars, including Victoria's not for profit community hub and coworking space, Blockchain Centre, attendees at the conference connected and collaborated under one roof to discuss the future of money.

Representatives from Blockchain Centre said the conference opened doors to markets in Singapore, South Korea and Malaysia, and sparked interest from potential investors.

The 10-strong delegation represented the diversity of Victoria’s fintech capability with companies across blockchain, eCommerce, payment platforms and cryptocurrency.

Boasting a strong start-up culture, Melbourne is Australia's digital technology leader, home to Airwallex, Stripe, Square, Mimecast , Assembly Payments, Moula, FinTech Victoria, and with a long list of leading tech companies including Dialog , Alibaba, Hired , CyberGym, and Slack recently investing.

Victoria's Minister for Investment, Trade, Small Business & the Digital Economy has acknowledged that new technologies are "already revolutionising the way in which we do business," and Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that Melbourne’s fintech sector reaches its full potential and continues to create jobs, businesses and exports.