U.S. Commercial Service Looks to Form Atlanta Trade Mission for the Inaugural Singapore FinTech Festival


ATLANTA, GA— September 27, 2016—The U.S. Commercial Service, the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), and the City of Atlanta collaborated last week to speak with local financial technology companies about the upcoming trade mission to Singapore. The 2016 Singapore FinTech Festival seeks to provide a platform for Atlanta-based FinTech businesses to meet with potential partners and increase commercial sales.

With a captive audience ranging from startups to global leaders such as First Data, participants heard from TAG President/CEO Tino Mantella and Margaret Hanson-Muse, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs for the ASEAN Region with the U.S. Commercial Service on why the time is now to take advantage of these opportunities.


TAG President/CEO Tino Mantella

“One of America’s best kept secrets is the innovation economy emerging out of the nation’s Southeastern Region,” said Tino Mantella in his remarks. “Georgia is home to major and emerging FinTech companies…and TAG stands ready to do its part to help build those global partnerships – a process that we hope begins right here today.”

Margaret Hanson-Muse went on to explain why companies should look to do business in Southeast Asia and join the business delegation to Singapore. “The ASEAN region is home to half the world’s population and some of the fastest growing economies,” she stated. “In addition to being a leading financial technology hub, Singapore is ranked #1 in the world for ease of doing business and has the most successful Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on record.”

The open house provided businesses a comprehensive overview of the FinTech Festival and the U.S.-ASEAN Connect initiative. Attendees also received valuable details regarding flight planning, logistics, and cultural customs.
U.S. Commercial Service
The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to global markets.

About the 2016 Singapore FinTech Festival:

The U.S. Commercial Service, in partnership with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), invites you to take part in the inaugural Singapore FinTech Festival as part of the official U.S. FinTech Business Delegation. The event will take place from November 15-18, 2016, and will provide a platform for U.S. FinTech companies to participate in the #1 FinTech Conference in the region.
Please click here for more information on the 2016 FinTech Festival.

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