Global Fintech Institute & Digital Pilipinas partner to build Fintech expertise

Digital Pilipinas, now the largest private sector-led movement for creating an innovation and technology ecosystem in the Philippines that is actively engaged in a global digital economy, has joined forces with the Global FinTech Institute (GFI), a global professional credentialing body dedicated to certifying FinTech professionals globally and creating greater collaboration, advocacy, ethics, and knowledge for all FinTech professionals.

Through this partnership, Digital Pilipinas and GFI have committed themselves towards launching various initiatives aimed at building expertise amongst fintech professionals. Such initiatives include GFI being the content adviser and certification partner of the upcoming Digital Pilipinas Festival and Philippine Fintech Festival Year 2 this October 2-5, 2023, at the SMX Aura, Taguig City.

Digital Pilipinas Festival and Philippine Fintech Festival attendees will be awarded GFI certifications – one of the most widely accepted global certifications on FinTech. These certifications are directly connected to the exclusive C-suite masterclasses on frontier technologies – Smart Cities & PropTech, Digital Finance, Open Economy & Lending, Big Data, AI Industry Applications, InsurTech & HealthTech, and TrustTech (Cybersecurity & GovTech) – that are slated to take place throughout the festival.

GFI has also appointed Digital Pilipinas Convenor Amor Maclang as Honorary Global Lead for its community partnerships and engagement.

In the appointment letter signed by GFI’s Co-founder and Chair of the Board, Prof. David Lee, he cited Maclang’s passion, unique perspectives, and extensive experience in developing digital ecosystems particularly with Digital Pilipinas. In her new role as Honorary Global Lead, she will be responsible for fostering relationships, mentoring, guiding community partnership and engagement strategies.

Global FinTech Institute is a Singapore-based think tank regarded as the leading global industry organization for the advocacy, collaboration, knowledge, and inclusive use of FinTech. It empowers its members and community to leverage FinTech for growth and transformation via community engagements, facilitating collaborations and knowledge-sharing, promoting best practices and co-developing standards and guidelines for the fair use of Fintech, and by providing education and training to build industry capabilities and groom talents in FinTech.

Maclang brings extensive experience in digital innovation to her new role with the GFI. Through her work with Digital Pilipinas, she works closely with local government units, national line agencies, private sector and industry leaders, and multiple country partners to implement creative solutions that address industry challenges through digital transformation initiatives.

“I am humbled and honored to be appointed as the Honorary Global Lead for GFI. I look forward to this great opportunity to drive impactful change and unlock unprecedented opportunities for individuals and economies as we help shape the future of FinTech globally,” said Maclang on her appointment.

With this appointment from GFI, Maclang joins a network of leading professionals from around the world who are committed to advancing digital transformation and financial inclusion worldwide.

To learn more about Digital Pilipinas, the Digital Pilipinas Festival and Philippine FinTech Festival Year 2, visit

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