Top 30 Upcoming Fintech Events in DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland)by Fintechnews Switzerland August 20, 2019
Looking to keeping up with the burgeoning fintech ecosystem of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH)?
The following 30 events will give you plenty of opportunities to catch up with some of the industry’s hottest startups and brightest minds.
Blockchain Week Berlin
August 18 – 29, 2019
Blockchain Week Berlin is a decentralized community-organized initiative, and an agnostic movement based on the premise that self-organization is the backbone of the ecosystem. The concept is simple: keep it educational, try to be as cost friendly for the community, and create a welcoming and inclusive environment.
The week-long event aims to reduce the noise from the market and focus on education, in order to push mass adoption via providing first hand information about the industry.
Data Natives Berlin v 20.0
September 3, 2019
The Data Natives event series will be coming to Berlin on September 3. The events, which are held in English, aim to be the meeting point of data experts, entrepreneurs, tech and business professionals to connect, inspire each other, and disrupt the status quo.
Topics covered will include blockchain, machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet-of-Things (IoT), social impact, healthtech, and fintech.
Sustainability and financial inclusion in the Blockchain sector
August 28, 2019
Digitales Lernzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
The Sustainability and financial inclusion in the Blockchain sector event will be the first Finimize Community event in Berlin, which will focus on the topics of fintech and blockchain.
The new event series aims to to bring local community members together to talk investment and financial education in an informal way.
Money on Blockchain: Euro, Libra, Custody
September 3, 2019
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt, Germany
At the Money on Blockchain: Euro, Libra, Custody event, several companies will be presenting the hot topics of blockchain and tokenization, and themselves in Frankfurt, including startups Stasis, Tangany, finbc, Cash on Ledger, MakerDAO, and d-fine, as well as blockchain-specialized law firm Fieldfisher LLP.
In the light of new, disruptive developments, this conference aims to the future of money once it is running on blockchain based systems. The conference will cover the challenges arising from a digitized financial system and the opportunities arising from smart contracts denoted in Euro. This also includes entirely new business models in the area of Industry 4.0, mobility, logistics that will all require the Euro to be used in automated business models, and employing smart contracts in Euro notation.
Banking Summit 2019
September 4 – 5, 2019
As tech giants are crowding onto the banking industry market, there is heightened pressure on margins and market consolidation is now an unstoppable process. And the greatest risk in this situation lies in doing nothing.
At the Handelsblatt Banking Summit, participants will find out what now has to be done and what really matters.
The event will feature leading figures from the worlds of politics, banking and fintech. Participants will benefit from solid solutions and inspirational debates.
Berlin HotPot Tours
September 10, 2019
Berlin Partner for Business and Technology, and the Enterprise Europe Network Berlin-Brandenburg, are collaborating on the Berlin HotPot Tours, a series of tours around the city that will guide participants through the “hot pots” of Berlin innovation chefs. Attendees will have the opportunity to look upon their shoulders and discover new tastes, as they explore the opportunities and new perspectives for their businesses.
The Berlin HotPot Tours will include the Berlin Financial Tour, which will take participants to top-level venture capital investors WestTech Ventures and Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB), as well as to fintech company builder FinLeap, the maker of the new Fintech Hub Berlin H:32.
Economics of Decentralized Virtual Properties
September 10, 2019
Bahnhofstrasse 3, Zurich, Switzerland
In this study, Prof. Dr. Fabian Schär, professor for distributed ledger technology (DLT) and fintech at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Basel, will analyze the economics of Decentraland, a virtual city based on the Ethereum blockchain and implemented through the use of smart contracts.
The study will focus on understanding the valuation of virtual property with a particular interest in whether the main price drivers in the physical domain also apply to a virtual realm. Conclusions gained from an analysis of the virtual world may lead to interesting insights for pricing models of physical property.
The event is part of an event series organized each month by Trust Square. The event seeks to connect practitioners with cutting edge research in the fields of decentralization, cryptoeconomics, mechanism design, IoT and many more.
2nd World Digital Banking Summit
September 12 – 23, 2019
The second edition of the World Digital Banking Summit will put an emphasis on the need for shifting gears in digital banking by exploring and revising the latest trends and their application in modern business activities. To better serve the next-generation users and to optimize the banking experience in a digital world, companies need to invest in new technologies and improve their infrastructure to match today’s client expectations.
The event will bring together banking, financial services, and fintech professionals to discuss new advances in processes and technology to improve overall banking experience. Leading professionals from global brands will be in attendance to share their experiences and discuss the trending topics such as mobile banking, AI payments, privacy, innovation and much more.
Swiss Fintech Fair 2019
September 17, 2019
Kraftwerk, Zurich, Switzerland
The annual Swiss Fintech Fair is Switzerland’s one and only fintech tradeshow with exhibitors, networking sessions, startup pitches, premium speakers, input sessions, workshops, panel discussions, and more.
The Swiss Fintech Fair is hosted and organized by Swiss Finance Startups, a non-profit startups association and advocate for fintech and digitization.
Fintechnews will have a booth at the 2019 Swiss Fintech Fair. Don’t forget to drop by to say hi!
Digital Finance World 2019
September 18 – 19, 2019
Digital Finance World 2019 promises to be the place where finance innovators, traditional players, blockchain professionals, and regulation experts meet and discuss the future of digital finance.
At the Frankfurt conference, participants will get to engage in lively discussions and hear notable speakers, enjoy an unequaled content depth, and get the necessary guidance to steer the wheel of the digital transformation of their enterprise in the right direction. The conference will focus on advanced technologies which will help enterprises embrace new opportunities and to stay compliant in the newly regulated world.
Speakers and panelists will examine how technology is disrupting the banking industry, what’s to learn from it and how to adjust business models to stay competitive.
The Digital Finance World 2019 conference will take place in parallel to the Blockchain Enterprise Days from September 18 and 19, and will share the Exhibition and Networking Space.
GTR Commodities 2019
September 19, 2019
Hotel President Wilson, Geneva, Switzerland
GTR Commodities is one of the premier gatherings for the global commodity financing sector.
Following several successful years in Lugano, GTR’s annual event for the global commodities sector will relocate to Geneva for 2019, taking place at the Hotel President Wilson on September 19, 2019.
The event will provide a forum for networking and discussion on the key issues impacting on the global commodities market from financing trends to geopolitical factors, sector profiles, risk management strategies, sustainability issues and the role of technology.
Attendees will benefit from critical market insight and idea sharing through a series of informative discussions, debates, case studies and breakouts, whilst the unchallenged networking opportunities available at every GTR event will provide access to over 100 companies engaged in commodity finance business, including trading companies, multinationals, financial institutions and service providers.
September 19 – 20, 2019
Westin Grand, Frankfurt, Germany
Cognitive Finance is Europe’s leading annual event dedicated to presenting the use and business cases of robotic process automation (RPA), discussing the practical use of cognitive technologies, and delving into the substance of the potentials of intelligent automation in the finance industry on its way to algorithmic business.
The event aims to act as a business platform bringing together all stakeholders and CxOs from the leading banks, insurers, asset management organizations, and brokers playing an active role in AI, ML and RPA.
Fintech in Asia: Boom or Bust? – Melissa Guzy in Geneva
October 1, 2019
Fintech is changing and redesigning financial markets and our everyday monetary behavior – and nowhere more so than in Asia, where the lack of financial infrastructure provides a fertile ground for new innovations.
Why is Asia leading the fintech revolution? Where is the Asian fintech sector heading? And what opportunities does this create for Switzerland’s financial industry?
During this presentation, Melissa Guzy, co-founder and managing partner of Arbor Ventures, one of Asia’s leading fintech investors, will share her knowledge and insights.
Guzy has more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and venture investor in Asia and Silicon Valley. She has been recognized as one of the Top 200 Fintech Influencers in Asia in 2018.
Blockchain Finance Forum
October 22, 2019
Palais Wertheim, Vienna, Austria
The Blockchain Finance Forum is a comprehensive one-day conference focusing on the potential of blockchain in the banking and finance sector.
The event will take place for the first time on October 22, in Vienna and is set to gather over 300 attendees and 20 speakers. The conference addresses all stakeholders in the financial industry ranging from banks, investment funds and insurance companies to innovative fintechs and blockchain startups.
Panel discussions and keynotes from leading industry experts will give participants a hands-on insight into what’s happening right now.
Oct 29, 2019
This year FinTech Conference Finance meets Future in Liechtenstein will take place on the 23th of October in SAL in Schaan.
With a strong contribution from the beginnging, we are very happy that the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein will take over the patronage of the event once more – presenting its strong importance and drive for the country.
The event provides a personal atmosphere and allows to get in touch with key decision makers in the region.
Financial Evolution: AI, Machine Learning & Sentiment Analysis
October 29, 2019
AI, ML and sentiment analysis are said to “predict the future through analyzing the past” – the Holy Grail of the finance sector. They can replicate cognitive decisions made by humans yet avoid the behavioral biases inherent in humans.
Processing news data and social media data and classifying (market) sentiment and how it impacts financial markets is a growing area of research. The field has recently progressed further with many new “alternative” data sources, such as email receipts, credit/debit card transactions, weather, geo-location, satellite data, Twitter, Micro-blogs and search engine results. AI and ML are gaining adoption in the financial services industry especially in the context of compliance, investment decisions and risk management.
The Financial Evolution: AI, Machine Learning & Sentiment Analysis event will not only interrogate and explore the implications of AI and ML in the financial services industry but also go on to identify the investment opportunities of sharing knowledge and exploiting IP in the finance domain.
Fintech Week Hamburg
November 4 – 9, 2019
Fintech Week is the event week dedicated to the future of finance. It is Germany’s largest fintech event with more than 1,500 visitors from banks, insurance companies, fintech and insurtech companies and around 30 events under its roof: networking events, conferences, workshops, panels on best cases, a hackathon, and more.
November 6 – 7, 2019
Empire Riverside Hotel, Hamburg, Germany
The Payment Summit is a leading payment business event for merchants and payment service providers.
On the first conference day, retailers will learn strategies for their daily business and daily payment processing, but also tips and trends for more security in payments (credit check, fraud prevention, fraud). Use cases from a wide range of industries then show their practical application.
On the second day of the conference, traders will get to know new developments and trends in the payment industry and learn how debt collection and receivables management can be successfully enforced nationally and internationally.
Through intensive networking and exchange of information both retailers and service providers will find a round-the-clock program on both days of the conference that condenses and concentrates the current highlights in the field of payment.
EBR – European Banking Regulation
November 11 – 13, 2019
Jumeirah, Frankfurt, Germany
At the European Banking Regulation (EBR) conference, experts from the ECB, EBA, Deutsche Bundesbank, BaFin, SRB and representatives of the credit industry and various associations will discuss the latest regulatory issues.
Topics covered will include the regulatory projects in the pipeline, supervisory priorities for 2019, the impact of regulation on business models, and more.
Supply Chain Finance Conference 2019
November 12, 2019
House of Logistics and Mobility, Frankfurt, Germany
The Supply Chain Finance Conference 2019 will focus on how the supply chain finance community can benefit from digital ecosystems. The event will bring together fintech entrepreneurs, financiers, technology platforms, invoicing providers, ERP providers, public policy makers, academics, corporates and SMEs to push the boundaries of what’s possible in supply chain finance.
The event will focus on innovative digital technologies and cover topics like data sovereignty, digital identities, data security and data sharing, blockchain technology and AI.
Codemotion Berlin 2019
November 12 – 13, 2019
Codemotion is the biggest tech conference for software developers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with an international network of over 400,000 developers and more than 4,000 speakers.
Codemotion is open to all languages and technologies, with a focus on topics such as frontend/fackend, security, devops/architecture, IoT/maker, cloud/big data, AI/ML, design/UX, game dev and virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).
In 2018, Codemotion Berlin drew about 800 attendees, and is expecting even more for 2019.
22nd Euro Finance Week 2019
November 18 – 22, 2019
Congress Center Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
The 22nd Euro Finance Week 2019 will bring together more than 4,000 participants, 300 international speakers and international media organizations at one of the largest meeting places in Europe’s financial and banking world.
The week-long event will focus on four pillars: the inaugural conference, regulation, digitization and country issues, and asset management.
The conference will be held in German and English with simultaneous translation provided.
AltFi Berlin Summit 2019
November 18, 2019
Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt, Berlin, Germany
On November 18, AltFi will be coming to Berlin, one of Europe’s fastest-growing fintech hubs, for its first annual summit in the German city.
This year, AltFi will cover the world of alternative finance and fintech, including themes like the growing fintech backlash, Europe’s shifting regulatory landscape and where Open Banking goes next.
The Berlin Summit will build on the roaring success of the AltFi Amsterdam Summit last year, which saw speakers including Anne Boden, CEO of Starling Bank, Conrad Ford, CEO of Funding Options, and Francesco Simoneschi, CEO of TrueLayer, discussing European fintech trends and the alternative financing landscape.
November 19, 2019
The Transactions 19 event will present national and international players in the payment and banking industry as well as the hidden champions of the scene.
The event will discuss emerging trends in the payment and banking industry as well as share insight into the latest developments and concepts in the industry.
It will feature the Fintech of the Year 2019 Awards, which will recognize the outstanding German fintech players.
November 19, 2019
FINTECHMATTERS is an international fintech summit focused on initiating and building meaningful relationships between innovators, financial institutions, investors, decision-makers and other participants in the European fintech ecosystem.
The event aims to allow participants to discover international business opportunities and discuss trends in the global financial services industry.
11th Fintech Forum
November 21, 2019
The Airport Club, Frankfurt, Germany
Launched in 2013, Fintech Forum is a leading network for fintech and insurtech startups and investors in Europe with 12,000+ subscribers and followers, 19+ events that have brought together 290+ startups, 1,500+ investors and financial institutions.
This year’s Fintech Forum will be attended by an array of some of Europe’s hottest fintechs and key investors, and will feature presentations, startup pitches, networking sessions, and more.
3rd Annual International Payment Forum
November 21 – 22, 2019
Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen, Vienna, Austria
This year’s Annual International Payment Forum will focus on payments along with the new EU regulations and their impacts on the payment sector.
Topics covered will include PSD2, Open Banking, instant payments, innovative customer experience, fintech vs banks, blockchain technology, and many more. The event will include two full days of case studies, presentations, panel discussions and highly interactive Q&A sessions to give everyone the opportunity to get involved.
Attendees hear from top industry professionals and gain insight into the latest trends and challenges affecting the global payments community.
European Fintech Forum
November 22, 2019
Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria
The European Fintech Forum will take place on November 22 at the impressive Schloss Schönbrunn in the heart of Vienna. The event is set to bring together approximately 200 top executives bankers, law makers, regulators, investors, lawyers and fintech entrepreneurs to discuss the latest trends in the fintech industry.
The key focus will be on peer learning, so there will be plenty of networking opportunities to share experiences, views and ideas with visitors from all over Europe.
26th Regtech Convention
November 26 – 27, 2019
Kap Europa Congress Center, Frankfurt, Germany
After the great success of the 25th Regtech Convention in November 2018 with more than 700 representatives of banks, insurers and supervisory authorities discussing the future of regulation and innovative technologies, the 26th edition of the event will be held on November 26 – 27, 2019 at Kap Europa in Frankfurt.
Swiss Fintech Investor Day 2019
December 4, 2019
SIX Convention Point, Zurich, Switzerland
The annual Swiss Fintech Investor Day is a matchmaking event where fintech startups selected by a jury pitch to find experienced smart money investors. It is the largest fintech investor event in Switzerland, gathering over 250 attendees from all over the world.
The event is targeted at investors, business angels, venture capitalists, tech fund managers, family offices, corporate investors, and startup supporters. It is organized by the Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC).