Panel discussion on the Japan Fintech ecosystem

Within the framework of the Japan innovation tour organised by VOKA (, Belgium’s largest business network and local chamber of commerce, we are pleased to invite BLCCJ members to an exclusive Panel discussion on the Japan Fintech ecosystem with 4 industry speakers. This is a unique opportunity to understand the Japanese (B2B / B2C) consumer, new Fintech business models which have seen traction and the changing regulatory landscape; e.g. how industry groups such as the Japan Fintech Association collaborate with and potentially influence the Financial Services Authority and how regulations follow business and consumer trends.


The discussion will remain fairly high level, without digging too deeply into technical complexities, and is therefore accessible to all members – with or without finance background. We hope this session will give our members a glimpse of technologies that are shaping the future of a better consumer user experience, born from an innovation mindset in a strictly regulated industry.


Roughly a 1 hour discussion between panel members followed by max 30 minutes of Q&A.


The guest speakers:

  • Jeff Wentworth, ex-investment bank technology expert and founder & CEO of Curvegrid, a blockchain application development platform startup
  • Yuki Kishi, director at the Japan Fintech Association and member of Plug and Play, connecting the best technology startups and the world’s largest corporations.
  • Gen Uehara, finance tech veteran and head of Strategy and Planning at Symphony, Fintech enterprise collaboration platform
  • Maurizio Raffone, ex-banker, founder of Finetiq and professor at Temple University and NYU


The panel discussion is free of charge, but prior registration is required.

Please send your full name, title and company name to by Wednesday 11 December 17:00.


Note that it will be in English (no translations).

Belgian Embassy
Admission:   Free
Open to:    Members only / 会員限定
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