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Fintech Moldova Conference 2023 powered by Mastercard and maib, is the main and largest Fintech event in Moldova, bringing together the brightest minds and industry leaders in finance, technology, and innovation.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Celebrating its 5th edition, this in-person conference will take place on October 6, 2023, in Chisinau, with an expected audience of 300 attendees. FMC23 is a platform for collaboration, learning, and networking among regulators, bankers, Fintech startups, investors, and other stakeholders from Moldova and beyond.

The fintech event of the year will take place at Tekwill (str. Studentilor 9/11, Chisinau), and will gather under the same roof the main players of the local Finance and Fintech sectors, along with some of the most prominent international Fintech professionals and experts.

This year’s main topics will include the latest Fintech developments on the local scene, global Fintech trends, the progress of the local Regulatory Framework, Fintech in the context of major global events, Open Finance, Neobanks, and much more.

FMC23 is powered by Mastercard and maib, and organized by Fintech Moldova. Gold Partners: USAID through the Moldova Institutional and Structural Reforms Activity (MISRA), Salt Edge, and Tietoevry. Silver Partners: SIBS Romania, DAAC digital, Fagura, AC Technologies, and QOOBISS. Bronze Partners: SAS and Paynet. Hosting Partner: Tekwill.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=”book”][vc_column][vc_separator color=”black” style=”shadow” border_width=”4″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1689257075676{padding-top: 75px !important;padding-bottom: 75px !important;background-image: url(https://fintech.md/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/Background-Section.png?id=5896) !important;}”]


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[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][lab_team_members layout_type=”visible-titles” reveal_effect=”none” hover_style=”none”][lab_team_members_member image=”6131″ name=”Irina Untilă” sub_title=”Director of the Mastercard office in Moldova”][lab_team_members_member image=”6105″ name=”Giorgi Shagidze” sub_title=”CEO at maib”][lab_team_members_member image=”6529″ name=”Jeff Bryan” sub_title=”Mission Director for USAID Moldova”][lab_team_members_member image=”6139″ name=”Arcadie Albul” sub_title=”Vice Governor at the National Bank of Moldova”][lab_team_members_member image=”6257″ name=”Veronica Arpintin” sub_title=”State Secretary, Ministry of Economic Development and Digitalization”][lab_team_members_member image=”5883″ name=”Chris Skinner” sub_title=”Advisor, Author and Commentator at The Finanser” description=”Chris Skinner is known as one of the most influential people in tech and a best-selling author. He is an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech. He helped to found one of the first mobile banks in the world, and has advised CEOs and leaders from every continent of the world including the United Nations, the White House, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum. Chris has recently been added to The Mad 33 List for Inspirational change and transformation leaders. He is a non-executive director of 11:FS and on the advisory boards of many FinTech and financial firms. Mr. Skinner is a visiting lecturer with Cambridge University as well as a TEDx speaker. 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Recognized as a Top 100 Global Fintech Leader, Bryan actively contributes as a chairman, board member and advisor for various ventures. His innovative mindset and proven success make him a sought-after expert in digital finance.”][lab_team_members_member image=”6115″ name=”Eugen Ghilețchi” sub_title=”Financial Sector Reform Component Lead in the USAID (MISRA)”][lab_team_members_member image=”6144″ name=”Aliona Stratan” sub_title=”First Deputy Chairwoman of the Management Board at maib”][lab_team_members_member image=”6537″ name=”Irina Grinšpane” sub_title=”Business Development and Sales Director for Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan and Central Asia at Tietoevry Banking”][lab_team_members_member image=”6125″ name=”Vasile Valcov” sub_title=”Chief Commercial Officer at Salt Edge”][lab_team_members_member image=”6057″ name=”Prasad Khambalikar” sub_title=”Regional Director, Europe – Banking and Financial Services at ORACLE”][lab_team_members_member image=”6141″ name=”Vadim Jeleascov” sub_title=”Head of Fintech Department of the National Bank of Moldova”][lab_team_members_member image=”6104″ name=”Anda Kaftanoglu” sub_title=”Sales & Business Development Director at SIBS ROMANIA”][lab_team_members_member image=”6136″ name=”Vitalie Tătaru” sub_title=”Founder and CEO at AC Technologies”][lab_team_members_member image=”6146″ name=”Ileana Comănescu” sub_title=”Product Manager KYC Global at QOOBISS”][lab_team_members_member image=”6524″ name=”Aviel Sela” sub_title=”Executive Board Member, and Chairman of Investments & International Relations Committee at The Israel Fintech Center”][lab_team_members_member image=”6063″ name=”Victor Guzun” sub_title=”Digital Policy Expert at IPRE Moldova. 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The Future of Finance

What is the future of Money? How is technology changing the way we interact with banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions? What is the future of payments and our ability to transact? We’ll attempt to answer these questions at FMC23.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_icon type=”fontawesome” icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-file-signature” color=”custom” size=”xl” align=”center” custom_color=”#3bc4f9″][vc_column_text]

Regulatory Developments

As always, we will talk about the most important Regulatory developments that were put in motion during the year in Moldova. We will talk about the latest local Open Banking, Regulatory Sandbox, and Instant Payment System legal initiatives, among other Reg topics.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_icon type=”fontawesome” icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-door-open” color=”custom” size=”xl” align=”center” custom_color=”#3bc4f9″][vc_column_text]

Open Finance and Data

We will delve into the current state and potential of Open Banking in Moldova, and Open Finance in general, exploring its regulatory, business, and technological aspects, rawing inspiration from other markets.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_icon type=”fontawesome” icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-coins” color=”custom” size=”xl” align=”center” custom_color=”#3bc4f9″][vc_column_text]

Embedded Finance and SMEs

How can Embedded Finance help SMEs grow their business and improve interaction with the customer? What are the global trends and is there potential for Moldovan SMEs? Can financial institutions provide better digitalized financial services to businesses?[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_icon type=”fontawesome” icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-globe” color=”custom” size=”xl” align=”center” custom_color=”#3bc4f9″][vc_column_text]

Fintech and Global Events

While still dealing with the effects of the pandemic, the war in Ukraine is having a huge impact on the global economy and finance sector. Markets are recovering from the downturn across the board and private tech companies are still dealing with valuation corrections. We’ll touch upon some of these topics on October 6th.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_icon type=”fontawesome” icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-stream” color=”custom” size=”xl” align=”center” custom_color=”#3bc4f9″][vc_column_text]


We will have speakers who have participated first-handedly in launching and building successful and profitable neobanks. Is the revolution finally coming, or is it just whishful thinking regarding neobanks?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1695250029497{padding-top: 40px !important;padding-bottom: 40px !important;}”]








Opening and Welcome Remarks

-- Irina Untila, Director of the Mastercard office in Moldova,

-- Giorgi Shagidze, CEO of maib,

-- Jeff Bryan, Mission Director for USAID Moldova

-- Vasile Valcov, Chief Commercial Officer at Salt Edge,

-- Irina Grinspane, Business Development and Sales Director for Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan and Central Asia at Tietoevry Banking


Open Banking, IPS, and other NBM developments

Arcadie Albul

Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Moldova


Latest Developments and Projects in Digitalization at MDED

Veronica Arpintin

State Secretary at the Ministry of Economic Development and Digitalization


Keynote Speech: The past, present, and future of banking, finance, and technology.

Chris Skinner

Advisor, Author and Commentator at The Finanser


Future Payment Trends and Perspectives for Moldova.

Yuriy Batkhin

Vice President, Customer Solutions, Mastercard Ukraine and Moldova


Digital Banking: Beyond Revenue and Ego

Sergiu Groza

Lead of Digital Platform Orchestra of maib


Boosting Financial Institutions: Love Stories in Open Banking

Mihaela Babici

Senior Customer Care at Salt Edge


From Concept to Success: Key Insights from Rapidly Building and Launching a Digital Bank in Just 9 Months in Vietnam

Bryan Carroll

Bryan Carroll, Founder of TNEX, the first Digital Bank in Vietnam


Navigating the Future of Inclusive Banking: The Confluence of Open Banking and BaaS

Vadims Lamovs

Global Product Manager at TietoEvry Banking


PANEL I: Fintech Innovation for Inclusive Economic Growth: the Government, the Strategic Partners, and the Private Sector working together.

Moderated by Chris Skinner, Advisor, Author and Commentator at The Finanser


-Eugen Ghiletchi, Financial Sector Reform Component Lead in the USAID MISRA

- Vadim Jeleascov, Head of Fintech Dept. of the National Bank of Moldova,

- Aliona Stratan, First Deputy Chairwoman of the Management Board at maib





Prasad Khambalikar

Regional Director, Europe - Banking and Financial Services at Oracle


Digital era in payments: acknowledging and preparing for the challenges that it brings.

Anda Kaftanoglu

Sales and Business Development Director at SIBS Romania


Synergy of the Fintech future - breaking boundaries. Big Data, AI & Analytics

Vitalie Tataru

Founder and CEO at AC Tech


Drive digital transformation through advanced analytics & embedded AI

Corneliu Asiraf Pandele

Country Manager, Romania & Rep. Moldova, SAS


Crowd lending: A game changer for SME financing in Moldova

Dumitru Ciorici

Business Development Director at Fagura


Presentation on User Experience in Fintech. Case Studies from Estonia

Victor Guzun

Digital Policy Expert at IPRE Moldova. Former Ambassador of Moldova to Estonia.


PANEL II: Digital Transformation in Banking and Financial Services: Opportunities and Challenges

Moderated by Prasad Khambalikar, Regional Director, Europe - Banking and Financial Services at Oracle



-Ilia Dragan, Chief Product Officer at Salt Edge

- Vadims Lamovs, Global Product Manager at TietoEvry Banking

- Alexandru Rizea, CTO at QOOBISS,

- Anda Kaftanoglu, Sales & Business Development Director at SIBS ROMANIA,

- Dumitru Ciorici, Business Development Director at Fagura




eKYC and the Legal Framework

Ileana Comanescu

Product Manager KYC Global at QOOBISS


Banking successful transformation through Agile WoW

Svetlana Bodaci

Human Resources Director at maib


An overview of the Fintech Ecosystem in Israel. Lessons for Moldova.

Aviel Sela

Executive Board member, and Chairman of Investments & International Relations Committee at The Israel Fintech Center



Lidia Demeaniuc

Director departament B2G at Simpals



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We will be expecting around 300 people to attend the event. Our audience includes top and middle management from the Finance and Tech industries.

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Banks and other Financial Institutions

The previous three editions of the Fintech Moldova Conference enjoyed the company of representatives from the banking sector including most banks, as well as representatives of the microfinance sector and other financial institutions.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_icon type=”fontawesome” icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-laptop-code” color=”custom” size=”xl” align=”center” custom_color=”#000000″][vc_column_text]

ICT Companies

Some of the top IT Companies and Telco Companies are present at all our events. Our local IT sector has a broad portfolio of Fintech solutions for local and international clients.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_icon type=”fontawesome” icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-hand-holding-usd” color=”custom” size=”xl” align=”center” custom_color=”#000000″][vc_column_text]

Development Partners

At our event you will meet International Development Organizations and Donors engaged in the regional development and support of the Fintech and Finance sectors.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_icon type=”fontawesome” icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-university” color=”custom” size=”xl” align=”center” custom_color=”#000000″][vc_column_text]

Regulatory Entities

The National Bank of Moldova is one of our biggest supporters in terms of attendance. We are expecting representatives from NBM and other regulatory entities at the conference.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_icon type=”fontawesome” icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-project-diagram” color=”custom” size=”xl” align=”center” custom_color=”#000000″][vc_column_text]

Fintech Companies

A number of local and international Fintech companies are expected this year. Fintech Moldova Conference 2022 aims to become the platform where Fintech Startups and financial incumbents can connect.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_icon type=”fontawesome” icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-flag” color=”custom” size=”xl” align=”center” custom_color=”#000000″][vc_column_text]


International investors, experts, and ecosystem builders will be at our event. Fintech Moldova Conference is becoming a regional event and will bring more and more foreign players.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column el_id=”partners”][vc_empty_space][vc_separator color=”black” style=”shadow” border_width=”4″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1689254644233{padding-top: 75px !important;padding-bottom: 75px !important;background-image: url(https://fintech.md/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/Background-Section.png?id=5896) !important;}”]


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