7 Upcoming Fintech Events in Korea and Japan to Attend

Asia-Pacific (APAC) is home to one of the fastest growing fintech industries in the world and some of the biggest players globally. The region’s large population and high fintech adoption rate make APAC one of the world’s biggest adopter of digital financial services.

Favorable regulations like digital banking licensing regimes and government initiatives such as real-time payment infrastructures are facilitating the development of innovative digital solutions and fueling fintech usage.

As fintech innovation continues to expand in APAC, event organizers are scheduling a number of fintech conferences and gatherings across the region to bring together industry participants, experts and stakeholders to discuss the rapidly evolving fintech landscape and emerging trends.

Today, we look at the top fintech events taking place in the coming months in Korea and Japan. These events are expected to attract a large crowd and are set to be attended by some of the biggest names in the industry.

NexTech Week Tokyo 2023

May 10-11, 2023

Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan

NexTech Week Tokyo 2023


NexTech Week Tokyo is a comprehensive trade show gathering advanced technologies that will change the world. The event consists of four shows tackling artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, quantum computing and digital experience, and human resource development.

Each year, the trade show attracts professionals from various industries including manufacturing, social infrastructure, retailing, logistics, medical, finance and government offices, who are looking to make their organizations smarter by leveraging advanced technologies.

For exhibitors, the event provides them with the opportunity to introduce their latest technologies and solutions to the Japanese and broader Asian market.

TEAMZ WEB3 Summit 2023

May 17-18, 2023

Toranomon Hills, Tokyo, Japan

TEAMZ WEB3 Summit 2023


In response to the growing Web 3.0 business worldwide, the Japanese government has made Web 3.0 a pillar of its growth strategy, and is focusing on improving the business environment by easing the current system.

At the same time, as new business models and technologies such as non-fungible tokens (NFTs), the metaverse, blockchain, decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), and GameFi are arising, companies are required to expand their business fields that integrate digital and reality.

TEAMZ WEB3 Summit, one of the most influential blockchain events in Japan with a focus on Web 3.0, is coming back this year on May 17 and 18 to discuss this changing landscape.

This year’s event will be held under the theme of “Web 3.0, From Here” and will bring together industry leaders, Web 3.0 related companies, venture capital (VC) firms, media, and influencers from around the world to help Japan achieve global competitiveness through the spread of Web 3.0 services.

The event will seek to promote the development of Web 3.0 by Japanese companies through knowledge sharing. Pioneers and experts in the Web 3.0 field, both domestic and international, will be invited to present their perspectives on technology applications, market demands, and solutions, as well as to participate in panel discussions that will bring together people from a variety of industries and countries.

Approximately 100 top speakers from the Web 3.0 industry, 120 VCs and investors, 60 exhibiting companies, 50 major media companies, and 400 influencers are set to attend the event.

BUIDL Asia 2023

June 06-07, 2023

231 Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea

BUIDL Asia 2023


Hosted by KryptoSeoul, BUIDL Asia is a technical conference dedicated to sharing technical and business trends in the crypto space and showcasing the industry’s emerging projects and players.

Since 2018, BUIDL Asia has been the ultimate opportunity for builders to interact with one another and find business and employment opportunities. This year will mark the fourth edition of the BUIDL Asia conference. The two-day conference will take place in Seoul, Korea, and will feature speakers representing organizations such as NEAR Protocol, Polygon, the Ethereum Foundation, Chainalysis and Ledger.

Seoul Meta Week 2023

June 26-30, 2023

COEX Auditorium, Seoul, Korea

Seoul Meta Week 2023


Seoul Meta Week 2023 is a weeklong festival focusing on Web 3.0, the metaverse, NFT and blockchain technology.

Taking place from June 26 to 30 in Seoul, the event will feature a diverse array of programs, including presentations and discussions where distinguished industry leaders and experts will exchange insights, exhibitions by renowned domestic and international firms, expert workshops, as well as networking opportunities with top industry players to build meaningful connections.

The festival’s main conference, Metacon 2023, will take place on June 29 and 30, and will seek to highlight the latest developments and applications within the metaverse, providing a unique platform to cultivate innovative business models and discuss strategies for penetrating emerging markets.

Seoul Meta Week 2023 is expected to bring together more than 2,500 people and companies redefining the emerging tech industry, including Web 3.0 experts, developers and marketers, NFT artists and collectors, as well as large tech firms.

See more details here.

Tokyo Financial Information and Technology Summit

June 28, 2023

Marunouchi Trust Tower Main, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Financial Information and Technology Summit


The Tokyo Financial Information and Technology Summit is an annual gathering of technology, data, trading, and operations experts working in Japanese banks and buy-side firms.

This year’s event will mark the 12th edition of the summit, and will dive into the latest innovation and best strategies in topics such as artificial intelligence (AI), trading operations, anti-money laundering/know-your-customer (AML/KYC) and tech infrastructures.

Topics covered will include:

  • Constructing a resilient technology infrastructure;
  • Leveraging the power of AI to optimize data delivery;
  • Facilitating trading operations for efficient reporting;
  • Trends and innovative strategies in AML/KYC;
  • Cyber security and regulations; and
  • Identifying opportunities with standardized and reliable environmental, social and governance (ESG) data.

Korea Blockchain Week 2023

September 04-09, 2023

The Shilla Seoul, Seoul, Korea

Korea Blockchain Week 2023


Korea Blockchain Week (KBW), one of the leading blockchain and Web 3.0 events in Asia, will return this year from September 04 to 09, and will bring together industry leaders, investors, and enthusiasts worldwide to discuss and explore the latest blockchain developments and trends.

The content schedule, yet to be formalized, will include technical and business speeches, keynotes by industry heavyweights, panel discussions with world-renowned experts, and networking opportunities for investors and crypto enthusiasts.

The event will take place from September 4 to September 9, with the main event, KBW: Impact, running from September 5 to 6 at The Shilla Seoul, the primary venue for the gathering. The two-day conference will bring together the industry’s best players and pioneers to discuss AI, blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, decentralized finance (DeFi), and Web 3.0.

KBW 2023 is founded by Factblock, a Web 3.0 ecosystem accelerator, and co-hosted by Hashed, a leading Korean-native VC fund.

KBW 2023 comes on the heels of the successful KBW 2022, which, despite the bear market slowdown, attracted over 8,700 attendees, 256 journalists, and 130 speakers. KBW 2022 generated over 130 published articles and a staggering 1.42 billion online reader impressions thanks to its media partners.

Tokyo 2023 Venture Capital World Summit

October 06, 2023

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo 2023 Venture Capital World Summit


The Venture Capital World Summit is an event series taking place all over the world to provide young entrepreneurs with the opportunity to meet and connect with VCs and investors.

The Tokyo event, taking place on October 06, 2023, will aim to bring local and international investors and promising young ventures under one roof to build meaningful connections and tap business opportunities.

The event will feature presentations, discussion panels, networking sessions, pitches and networking sessions designed to help businesses secure financing and get expertise as they seek to scale up and grow internationally.

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