A leading fintech hub, London has hosted some of the world’s largest fintech conferences and gatherings. This year again, the city has been chosen by a horde organizers to convene the industry’s most recognized entrepreneurs, experts and professionals to discuss the future of banking and finance.
The following events are 18 of the top fintech gatherings taking place in the coming months in London.
FINTECH: PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE
August 15, 2019
In 2014, KPMG together with AWI and FSC, released the 50 Best Fintech Innovators report. Five years later, CFTE decided to take a look at the evolution of these 50 companies and dive into their hiring, survival rate, changing business models, success against incumbents, and expansion both geographically and in terms of market share. CFTE will present the milestones, investment deals, growth and talent trends of these companies.
At the FINTECH: PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE, experts will share insight on the future of artificial intelligence (AI) in finance and explore educational opportunities and platforms available for fintech innovators, enthusiasts and professionals.
This event is organized byTechElevate UK in collaboration with CFTE and HKU Fintech MOOC Alumni, and will feature speakers representing the like of CFTE, Barclays Rise, Nesta, and Oxford University.
Future of Fintech
September 12, 2019
Fareham Innovation Centre
The Future of Fintech conference will bring together a range of business leaders, innovators, fintech disruptors and universities to discuss the transformation of financial and professional services as a result of emerging technologies and innovation.
The conference will explore the changing face of the financial and professional services sector, emerging technologies and business models, and the challenges and opportunities for startups and corporates, and will feature presentations from industry leaders and roundtable discussions.
Guest speakers will include representatives of Oxford Innovation, London Stock Exchange, Coffin Mew, NatWest Bank (Ventures) and Revolut.
Innovate Finance CFO Forum
September 12, 2019
Curve offices, LABS House
The Innovate Finance CFO Forum will take the form of a collaborative roundtable where participants will be tackling the key hurdles and challenges the finance function faces in the fintech industry.
The event seeks to allow attendees to learn from their peers on solutions that will save them time and resources. From fundraising tips to industry trends, the event will allow them to meet like-minded peers to learn the latest tools in the world of fintech finance.
The roundtable discussion will be under Chatham House Rules.
PIF AGM & Summit 2019
September 18 – 19, 2019
South Lodge Hotel
The PIF AGM & Summit 2019 will return September 18 and 19 and will be attended by leading and emerging industry organizations shaping the future for prepaid and fintech. The event will allow participants to engage with the payment industry’s most influential players and benefit from expert insights and candid discussion.
September 23 – 26, 2019
Sibos 2019 will take place at ExCeL London between September 23 and 26. For the first time, the event will be hosted in London, a global financial superpower renowned for its affinity for finance, technology and innovation, and home to many leading figures in the financial services industry.
This year’s conference theme, Thriving in a hyper-connected world, will explore the challenges and opportunities that mass digitization and data-driven relationships present for the Sibos community.
Sibos 2019 will explore the impact of new technologies on infrastructures, value propositions and business models and identify the culture, skills and working practices that organizations need to maximize the potential of both human and machine capabilities.
Five sub-themes will examine how this critical human and machine collaboration can capitalize on data as the lifeblood of the modern financial services ecosystem:
- Enhancing digital ecosystems
- Leveraging data
- Keeping ahead of cybersecurity threats
- Adapting to geopolitical and regulatory priorities
- Exploring the human element
Sibos 2019 will also introduce a range of new networking initiatives, conference streams and interactive events to facilitate high quality learning, conversations and business development opportunities.
September 25, 2019
Blockchain Live promises to be “a ground-breaking festival of content and collaboration” that connects the blockchain ecosystem to drive meaningful discussion and debate on how best to accelerate global adoption of the technology.
The one-day event will be packed with engaging, thought-provoking and quality content, and will focus on the business potential of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT), encouraging grown-up conversations and debate on the topic of blockchain, whilst cutting through the hype and challenging the critics to educate, upskill and drive long-term thinking on the strategic benefit for businesses, governments and society.
Blockchain Live will also introduce four immersive education features including the Developers Den, Blockchain in Action, Training Studio and Solutions Showcase, and will have several new features including live debates, expert seminars, connections zone and live bar.
LendIt Fintech Europe 2019
September 26 – 27, 2019
LendIt Europe is one of the continent’s leading event in financial services Innovation. This year’s event is set to attract 1,200+ fintechs, banks and investors from Europe’s most influential companies to learn, network and do business.
The 1:1 networking arena will host over 2,000 meetings, and 50 hot topic panel sessions will be organized into 4 main tracks: Digital Banking, Lending Innovations, Cutting Edge in Fintech, and SpendIt at LendIt, the new paytech-focused track.
The Makers: The Future of Fintech
October 01, 2019
WeWork, Aviation House
The Makers: The Future of Fintech event will feature fintech entrepreneurs and executives who will share their expertise and experiences in the industry.
Guest speakers will include Ricky Knox, a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Tandem, a British challenger bank; Aritra Chakravarty, the founder of Dozens, a mobile-based banking service; Shachar Bialick, the founder of Curve, a card that allows users to store all of their cards in one place; Carlo Gualandri, the founder of Soldo, a multi-user expense account; and Cristina Alba, CFO of OakNorth Bank, a digital bank for entrepreneurs.
MoneyLIVE: Lending 2019
October 02, 2019
The Law Society
The MoneyLIVE: Lending 2019 event will feature top executives from across the lending ecosystem who will tackle a wide range of topics, ranging from designing new mortgage products to harnessing the potential of data to revolutionize credit profiling, and more.
The event will provide participants with the opportunity to network with leading executives from across the lending ecosystem, from high street banks, challengers and dynamic alternative lender. Speakers will include representatives of MortgageGym, Habito, Dashly, Coreco, Bank of Ireland, Landbay, Starling Bank, Compare the Market and Funding Circle.
Topics covered will include digital mortgages, the concept of a mortgage ecosystem, auto-advice, open banking, APIs strategies, and more.
World Fintech Leadership Summit 2019 – London UK
October 9 – 10, 2019
Hilton London Olympia
The World Fintech Leadership Summit 2019 is set to bring together key players and leading experts from the fintech and banking industry to share their insights and perspectives on fintech and its impact on global finance.
The event aims to create a unique platform to discuss a widespread implementation of technology such as APIs, AI and blockchain for an open banking system, new digital business models and improved payment efficiency across industries.
Supply Chains Unblocked
October 16, 2019
Supply Chains Unblocked is a bespoke event dedicated to explaining, understanding and pursuing the innovative potential of blockchain technology in the supply chain.
The one-day conference will include user-friendly introductions designed to brief senior leaders on what blockchain and DLT is all about and why it is set to transform all aspects of the supply chain and logistics.
The event will showcase real world examples and use cases, diving into specific areas where these technologies are creating waves of innovation, greater transparency, security, scalability and efficiency.
Topics covered will include the “Internet of Food”, transparency and trust, regulation, interoperability, trade finance, as well as innovation showcase of real-world applications.
November 11 – 13, 2019
FinTECHTalents promises to be “the ultimate fintech festival” featuring three days of innovation, collaboration, live tech demos, workshops, round-tables, live music and craft beer sessions.
FinTECHTalents is set to attract over 3,000 attendees, providing a platform for tech startups, tech enablers, hundreds of financial institutions’ innovators and academia to connect and share knowledge.
Participants will include more than 100 early/growth stage fintechs, tech talent from the UK’s top university computer science programs, and over 200 financial institutions.
Insurtech World Forum
November 21 – 22, 2019
The Insurtech World Forum will bring together market leaders from many different countries at different level of maturity to discuss the newest trends and challenges in meeting and exceeding customer expectations.
Participants will get to exchange ideas, benchmark strategies and assess the latest technology trends and solutions transforming this highly competitive insurance market.
The event will provide practitioners and innovators across the international insurance ecosystem with the knowledge and connections to thrive in a digitally driven world, and will feature an insurtech solutions expo, sessions covering technology and business topics, as well as the Insurtech World Awards.
Blockchain World Forum – London
November 21 – 22, 2019
Blockchain World Forum will explore the opportunities and challenges associated with blockchain. The event aims to create an interactive platform for the leading technologists, entrepreneurs, regulators, investors, academics and financial institutions in the emerging blockchain industry.
Presented in a series of top-level keynotes, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies with a focus on learning and building partnerships in the emerging blockchain space, Blockchain World Forum will explore the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology, including legal sectors, financial services, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more.
The event will also feature an exhibition and blockchain awards ceremonies.
November 25 – 26, 2019
MoneyLIVE Summit is an event targeted at senior and innovation leaders across the banking, payments and fintech industries, providing them with the platform to network, share ideas and supercharge the digital banking revolution.
Across three stages, this year’s MoneyLIVE Summit is set to provide participants with the opportunity to discover the future of banking and meet face-to-face with 600+ of their peers.
Key topics covered will include open banking, payments, lending, data, lifestyle banking, fintech, personalization, business banking, digital innovation, regulation, digital banking, and more.
Confirmed speakers include representatives of the like of HSBC, Santander, Monzo, BBVA and Citi.
December 3 – 4, 2019
Fintech Connect is set to bring together major banks, insurers, capital market firms and investors to discuss the hottest trends in fintech.
The event will feature six strategic conference sessions with inspirational case studies from around the world, an interactive exhibition of 200 fintechs, the renowned Start Up Launch Pad with a tech demo theater at its heart, over 50 product demos, and 10 strategic workshops tackling typical fast growth challenges.
INCORME – IV Conference
December 5 – 6, 2019
London, Brunel Campus
The INCORME – IV Conference will explore the disruptive technologies landscape and their role into business dynamics. Participants will get to exchange and discover how strategic decision making and changes work whilst consolidating disruptors and disruptions, as well as learn from and debate with CEOs about future of business dynamics amid these new technology waves.
The event will cover topics including AI, big data, cloud computing, digitization, fintech, virtual reality, blockchain, big data, cloud computing, and more.
Rise Presents: Fintech trends of 2019 – Big influencer to moderate
December 10, 2019
Fintech trends of 2019 by Rise will feature expert panelists in a 45-minute discussion, covering the benefits and challenges of fintech, and exploring where the UK stands in comparison to other nations. The event will also delve into what the future holds and take questions from the audience.
Following the conclusion of the discussion, there will be a 30-minute networking session with tea, coffee and snacks.