A curtain raiser event of Fintech festival 2018 was launched in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday by Andhra Pradesh Information and Technology minister Nara Lokesh. The said festival will be commenced from October 22 to 25 in Vizag. The economic community members of various countries will congregate at the festival to discuss industry trends, market insights, and others. Minister Nara Lokesh, while addressing on the occasion, has announced a healthy competition among the members of the countries participating in the event. Road shows are being planned in eight major cities across the world, namely Chicago, New York, San Fransisco, Tel Aviv, Paris, London, Hong Kong and Bangalore in order to promote the challenge and festival.