Germany is a key fintech market in Europe and one of the largest in the world with more than 700 companies, including some of the region’s up-and-coming fintech leaders like N26, solarisBank, Raisin and Clark.
With the German fintech industry continuing its momentum, a number of fintech events and conferences are scheduled to take place this year to showcase the country’s rising sector.
Open Banking Roadshow with Red Hat
March 7, 2019
Open Banking Roadshow with Red Hat is a strategic overview, and technical hands-on workshop focusing on how open banking is revolutionizing how banking products are created, distributed, and serviced.
Participants will learn why open banking is critical to an organization’s digital strategy, what will make open banking truly valuable for businesses, and how to move the beyond commercial benefits of open banking to drive new innovation.
March 17 – 19, 2019
The Westin Grand Frankfurt, Frankfurt
fin:CODE is Europe’s unique event mainly focused on addressing the challenges that banks, asset management firms and insurance companies are experiencing when adopting and scaling DevOps at an enterprise level.
During it’s 3rd edition, 100 software development experts and DevOps geeks representing Europe’s
financial services firms will unveil their journey to continuous delivery and microservices with precise insights into best practices and tooling strategies.
The event will address topics such as DevOps, organizational cultural change, CI/CD, containers, cloud, edge, serverless computing, DevSecOps, automation/testing, APIs, artificial intelligence and machine learning, Kubernetes, and much more.
Blockchain Summit Frankfurt
March 26, 2019
Kap Europa, Frankfurt
Blockchain Summit Frankfurt is a blockchain for business event in Europe connecting over 1,500 industry leaders, business decision makers and tech innovators.
The one-day conference and exhibition is dedicated to the business of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) and will feature 80 visionary speakers and unique networking opportunities.
Finanzdienstleister der nächsten Generation
March 27, 2019
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
The banking sector has been facing a variety of complex challenges for several years now. The digital transformation of the financial services industry is in full swing. The entire financial sector must look at business models, services, products and processes, and look for optimization approaches through new technologies.
Finanzdienstleister der nächsten Generation will discuss new business models and adaptation processes that emerge as part of digitization. In addition to professionals and executives from the financial sector, the conference is aimed at (institutional) investors who are aware of developments in the financial services markets, innovative business models and new providers.
Mobile and Digital Banking Forum
March 27 – 28, 2019
Holiday Inn Berlin City East-Landsberger, Berlin
The Mobile and Digital Banking Forum will focus on the future of the commercial banking industry across Europe and influential banking experts will come together in Berlin to discuss the challenges banks are facing in efforts to satisfy growing customer demand.
The key topics of discussion will include reducing or increasing transaction costs, how banks can use AI and ML to enhance customer experience, improve process automation and reduce operational costs, banks and fintech companies as partners, how financial institutions can be fully prepared for PSD2, and much more.
March 28, 2019
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Blockchain has the potential to dramatically change the financial markets. Companies in the financial services industry must address this potential and not let the opportunities of the new technology go unused if they do not want to risk being driven out of future markets.
Experts from innovative companies, banks, consulting firms and academia will discussed the role and impact of blockchain technology for the financial sector at the Blockchain-Technologie conference.
The focus will be on the trends in the blockchain ecosystem, the challenges related to blockchain implementation, infrastructure changes, blockchain for digital identity, blockchai in financial markets, and more.
Digitalization in Finance Summit
April 3 – 4, 2019
Estrel Berlin, Berlin
The Digitalization in Finance Summit, scheduled on April 3 and 4, 2019 in Berlin, Germany, will enable participants to learn about the latest innovations and important practices. The summit will be focusing on the current state of play and the future, policy and regulations, how to optimize digital and mobile strategies, best practices in mobile payments and open banking, innovation challenges, technology latest developments and trends, blockchain, AI in finance, big data and privacy, and more.
Rethinking Corporate Banking
April 4 – 5, 2019
Innside Frankfurt Ostend
The digital revolution has reached corporate banking. Corporate clients expect fast, digital services. At the same time, competitive pressure is increasing. But which trends and technologies are future-relevant and which ones can one forget confidently? How to pave the way for a sustainable revenue model? We bring banks and fintechs together and offer lots of valuable contacts besides inspiration and best practice.
Participants of the Rethinking Corporate Banking conference will learn about best practice from major banks, future technologies from fintechs, and new solutions for more convenience and efficiency. They will also have the opportunity to meet industry insiders and fintechs.
April 10 – 11, 2019
Tatcraft, Frankfurt am Main
EXECfintech aims to provide participants with the opportunity to network, learn from top speakers and from each other and find new partners, clients and investors.
The full day event, which will be limited to 300 participants, is set to be filled with an exciting and interactive agenda including networking sessions, discussion table sessions, masterclasses, as well as an expo floor and a startup stage.
May 14 – 15, 2019
Speakers at the INNOVATIONSforBANKS will present concepts, methods and current trends in innovation management. In addition, they will report on the strategies pursued by their own companies, providing practical insights into completed and ongoing projects. The event will also feature a startup competition.
Digital Finance Conference
May 22 – 23, 2019
On May 22 and 23, 2019, Germany’s digital association Bitkom will host the Digital Finance Conference in Berlin. International experts and decision-makers from the banking and insurance industry, politics and supervisory authorities will gather in Berlin to discuss opportunities and challenges for the future of the European financial market.
Global Smart Payments Forum
May 28 – 29, 2019
The Westin Grand, Berlin
The Corporate Parity’s Global Smart Payments Forum will provide participants with a platform to understand smart payment methods, e-commerce and m-commerce payment innovations, how AI can amplify the payment option competencies, what has been done so far and what can be expected. The event will include keynotes, discussions, track sessions and networking opportunities.
June 14 – 15, 2019
The two-day Unchain conference will feature some of the world’s leading cryptocurrency and blockchain entrepreneurs with the goal to connect these experts with leading industrial players from all over the globe.
The event will include an exhibition space and an intimate networking area for business initiation. It will cover topics such as science and technology, cryptocurrencies and blockchain, emerging blockchain use cases and business models across industries, blockchain investments, and more.
July 3 – 4, 2019
Frankfurt am Main
The Open Banking conference, taking place on July 3 and 4, 2019 in Frankfurt, will focus on some of the industry’s most urging topics including emerging business models, the customer journey, the emergence of platforms and the ecosystem mindset, cultural changes, governance and data, and more.
November 4 – 8, 2019
The Fintech Week will take place for the fourth time in Hamburg in 2019 as a roof for the most diverse events from the network breakfast over the classic conference to the barcamp. More than 1,000 players from the fintech and banking sectors are expected to meet to discuss forward-looking trends and concepts, develop solutions and make contacts for a week.
November 21, 2019
Airport Club for International Executives GmbH, Hugo-Eckener-Ring, 60549 Frankfurt am Main
Fintech Forum, launched 2013 in Frankfurt am Main, is the first and largest hub for fintech in Continental Europe, with a network of 12,000+. The communit’s 18+ events have brought together 285+ startups on stage in front of 1,100+ investors and financial institutions. Alumni have gone on to raise US$310 million + in funding and resulted in exits worth US$300 million + as of end-2017.
The 11th Fintech Forum will seek to identify innovators, disruptors and “hidden champions” in the financial services sector, and bring them together with investors and financial institutions.