National Payments Corporation of India, the Fintech Convergence Council, which is the fintech committee of Internet and Mobile Association of India and the Payments Council of India are jointly hosting a Global Fintech Fest (GFF) a first-of-its-kind international virtual fintech event, in Mumbai. Also, the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance and the Reserve Bank of India are associating with the 2-day event, which has the theme ‘Fintech: With and Beyond COVID’. It will be held on 22-23. It is also supported by the World Bank and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF). GFF aims to showcase India’s thought leadership across the global ecosystem, while harnessing the BFSI and fintech sector to be the ‘change agent’ for the economy in the post-pandemic world. Naveen Surya, Chairman, Fintech Convergence Council & Chairman Emeritus, Payments Council of India, said with more than 2000 fintech startups, India today stands tall as the world’s second biggest fintech hub and GFF is an endeavour to bring all stakeholders together to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the BFSI and fintech sector globally whilst sharing ideas on fuelling sectoral growth through collaboration. GFF will be the largest virtual congregation for the BFSI and fintech ecosystem and will be the ‘go to platform’ for companies and entrepreneurs to showcase their innovations and ideas as well as connect with peers, investors and potential customers thus creating growth and networking opportunities for the eco-system. Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder and Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Infosys, Uday Kotak, Managing Director & CEO, Kotak Mahindra Bank, V Vaidyanathan, MD & CEO, IDFC First Bank, and Alderman William Russell, the Lord Mayor of London are among the keynote speakers for the fest.