Top 17 Fintech Events Taking Place in North America in Q3 2023by Fintechnews Switzerland August 7, 2023
The fintech sector in North America has experienced robust growth and rapid evolution over the past years, driven by technological advancements, regulatory changes, and shifts in consumer behavior.
In the US, fintech companies have been instrumental in shaping the future of finance, with companies like Stripe, Square, and Robinhood transforming the landscape of payments, investing, and business finance.
In Canada, though the fintech industry is much smaller compared to the US, the scene is growing and evolving rapidly. Toronto, in particular, has become a notable fintech hub, with a robust ecosystem of startups, financial institutions, and supportive government policies.
As technology continues to transform the way we conduct transactions, manage money, and navigate the financial landscape, a plethora of events are being organized across the continent to help industry professionals connect, share insights, and stay ahead of the curve.
In this article, we present a list of the top upcoming fintech events across North America in Q3 2023. These events cover a broad spectrum and offer a golden opportunity for attendees, from seasoned industry professionals to nascent startups and curious stakeholders, to engage with the latest trends, technologies, and strategies driving the fintech sector.
Canada Crypto Week
August 13 – 19, 2023
Toronto, ON, Canada
The annual Canada Crypto Week, taking place this year from August 13 to 19, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, is a week-long celebration designed to showcase Canada’s commitment to innovation, collaboration, and responsible growth in the blockchain and Web 3.0 sectors.
This year’s event is set to feature over 45 diverse events that will exhibit Canada’s burgeoning Web 3.0 ecosystem and is expected to attract more than 10,000 attendees.
Throughout the week, attendees will have the opportunity to network, share knowledge, and collaborate while exploring the potential and impact of blockchain technology.
The highlight of Canada Crypto Week is the Blockchain Futurist Conference, taking place on August 15 and 16, 2023. This conference, in its fifth year, has become Canada’s largest event dedicated to Web 3.0, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technology, hosted at the Rebel Entertainment Complex and Cabana Pool Bar. Over 100 global speakers will convene and discuss trends, partnerships, research, and future predictions, making the conference a melting pot of insights and innovation.
Other notable events of the 2023 Canada Crypto Week will include the Crypto Ecosystem Night, an immersive non-fungible token (NFT) gallery experience, Women’s Breakfast, and the Developer Decentralization Event. Activities for kids, VIP events, meetups, and hackathons will further diversify the event portfolio.
Vencent Fintech Summit
August 14 – 15, 2023
Little Rock, AR, USA
The Vencent Fintech Summit, taking place on August 14 and 15, 2023, in Little Rock, Arkansas, is set to amass global banking industry leaders, innovators, and influencers to explore the latest technological developments shaping the financial sector.
The focus of this year’s summit is the intersection of technology and the future of the financial industry. Participants will gain insights into banking innovation strategies and best practices for dealing with rapidly evolving technologies, as well as experience intensive live demonstrations and networking opportunities.
Knowledge sharing will cover hot topics like cryptocurrency, banking-as-a-service (BaaS), and cybersecurity. Delegates will have the chance to delve into what’s coming next in fintech and digital transformation, exploring strategies to keep up with the pace of change.
A highlight of Vencent is the announcement of “The Finny” winner, a trophy which recognizes the financial institution that exemplifies innovation and strategic excellence in the field.
Register now: https://www.vencentsummit.com/
August 23 – 25, 2023
Fintech_Devcon is the annual developer conference of fintech company Moov. The annual stands apart from other industry events with its distinct focus on developers, and encourages participation not just from seasoned speakers but also those with unique fintech stories waiting to be heard. The platform fosters a favorable setting for debutants to share their insights and experiences, enhancing their credibility while boosting confidence.
This year’s conference, taking place from August 23 to 25, 2023, is set to feature over fifty hours of hands-on developer workshops and talks from leaders at developer-first fintech companies, offering opportunities for developers, investors, executives, and anyone passionate about fintech to connect, share, learn, and shape the future of financial services.
2023 Fintech Growth Summit
August 24 – 25, 2023
Miami, FL, USA
The 2023 Fintech Growth Summit, taking place on August 24 and 25, 2023, promises to offer an intimate two-day event where fintech and growth meet. Participants will get to learn from industry experts as they explore the opportunities and challenges facing payment processing, fraud and risk management, lending, Web 3.0, NFTs and more.
DeFi Retreat US 2023
August 29 – 30, 2023
The William Vale, 111 N 12th St, Brooklyn, NY, USA
DeFi Retreat US 2023, the 3rd annual Chatham House gathering for traditional finance (TradFi) and decentralized finance (DeFi) leaders and professionals in the US, will take place on August 29 and 30, at the William Vale in Brooklyn, New York. This exclusive, limited seating event – only 175 passes available – promises an intimate setting for insightful discussions around finance and technology.
DeFi Retreat is a prestigious annual series in the US, bringing together an eclectic group of thought leaders: executives, investors, regulators, entrepreneurs, and professionals from the finance and technology sectors. It provides an invaluable opportunity to engage in intimate networking sessions and participate in candid, off-the-record conversations.
The retreat is designed to facilitate dialogues about the latest innovations, opportunities, and challenges surrounding the confluence of crypto, Web 3.0, DeFi, and TradFi. It offers a unique chance to understand the current landscape, foresee trends, and connect with leading minds in the industry.
Get your pass here: https://www.tetevents.com/ticket?slug=defi-retreat-23
Sustainable Finance Summit 2023
September 06, 2023, 8:00 – 16:30
EY Tower, 40th Floor, 100 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON, Canada
The Canadian Lenders Association is presenting the Sustainable Finance Summit 2023. The event anticipates over 700 participants, including lenders, fintech companies, banks, credit unions, investors, and industry experts, all united by the goal of advancing sustainable finance in Canada. With sessions focusing on burgeoning sectors like buy now, pay later (BNPL), auto, cards, mortgages, and more, the event promises an in-depth exploration of key industry trends.
Dubbed as Canada’s main sustainable finance gathering, the summit will assemble hundreds of fintech firms, banks, and financial services executives. They will delve into the impact of emissions measurement mandates on lending practices and explore ways to promote sustainable finance in Canada.
Annual Conference and Tech Forum 2023
September 10 – 13, 2023
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA, USA
The Annual Conference and Tech Forum 2023, hosted by MAG, will occur from September 10 to 13, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. This event is a premier opportunity to delve into the latest trends in the payments industry, presented by leading industry voices.
One of the integral parts of the conference is the Tech Forum. Designed specifically for payment IT professionals, the Tech Forum 2023 will explore the technology that underpins the rapidly evolving payments landscape. Its aim is to foster connections between merchant IT professionals, business partners, and technology sponsors. Participants can expect a plethora of technology-focused educational sessions and engaging networking events.
September 11 – 13, 2023
Austin, TX, USA
Permissionless II, taking place in Austin, Texas from September 11 to 13, 2023, will bring together DeFi builders, decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) participants, protocol developers, crypto companies, funds and institutions, and more.
After the turbulence of 2022, Permissionless II will provide industry participants with the chance to seize the opportunity and shift the tide. With an audience of over 7,000 crypto enthusiasts and builders, the event promises to foster an environment that embodies the ethos, electricity, and excitement of crypto and Web 3.0.
The three-day experience will be packed with keynotes from Web 3.0 leaders, meticulously curated panels and networking events. It will feature the biggest names in Web 3.0, a gargantuan exposition hall filled with the top brands in the space, an awe-inspiring NFT gallery, inclusive, community-focused parties and events, metaverse experiences, and so much more.
September 11 – 13, 2023
The Marriott Marquis Times Square, New York, USA
FinovateFall, the ultimate nexus for global fintech and paytech companies, startups, banks, financial institutions, and all players in the fintech ecosystem, will take place this year from September 11 to 13, 2023, at The Marriott Marquis Times Square, New York.
Renowned for spotlighting the latest fintech advancements, FinovateFall stands apart with its commitment to showcasing authentic, ground-breaking tech in short, punchy, and informative sessions.
This year’s event promises to feature 70+ trailblazing technologies from startups to industry veterans, setting the record for the most live fintech demos under one roof. Shunning traditional formats, the pre-selected companies will demonstrate their innovations without the crutch of pre-planned PowerPoint presentations or pre-recorded videos.
Fintech South 2023
September 12 – 13, 2023
Georgia World Congress Center, Hall C, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA, USA
Fintech South, a premier fintech summit, will take place this year on September 12 and 13, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Located in Atlanta, a global fintech hub that boasts over 200 fintech companies, the event promises an unrivaled, immersive experience designed to help industry participants navigate the rapidly evolving fintech landscape.
This year, Fintech South 2023’s theme is “Reliability | Innovation | Transparency,” showcasing the core values shaping the future of fintech. The summit will host 100+ speakers, all sharing insightful perspectives on the most impactful trends and providing practical guidance on thriving in a fast-paced sector.
Participants will get to engage in vibrant discussions and enriching content across the Fintech South Mainstage and Deep Dive Track Sessions. These sessions will cover a wide array of topics, including artificial intelligence (AI), payments innovation, blockchain and Web 3.0, financial health and inclusion, money management, identity and fraud, banking innovation, business-to-business (B2B) fintech, and the future of commerce.
September 18 – 21, 2023
Metro Toronto Conventions Centre (MTCC), 255 Front Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada
This year, the annual conference and exhibition will explore the theme of “Collaborative finance in a fragmented world.” This theme will drive insightful conversations, bringing together thousands of participants to discuss issues such as creating a sustainable and inclusive financial industry, managing risk in uncertain economic and geopolitical times, and striking the balance between technology and trust.
Attendees will get to hear from hundreds of expert speakers who will provide in-depth analysis on these crucial issues. In addition to the compelling conference agenda, more than 180 exhibitors will be featured, and numerous networking events will take place, providing opportunities to connect with industry peers from around the globe.
Silicon Valley Funding Summit
September 18, 2023, 10:00 – 19:00 PDT
2266 California Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
Silicon Valley Funding Summit, an annual event for startup founders and angel investors, will be hosted on September 18, 2023 in San Francisco, providing tech entrepreneurs and investors with the opportunity to meet and connect.
The summit aims to offer a platform that connects multi-million dollar investors with global startups for funding and deal-making, bridging the gap between tech and non-tech enterprises.
The event is open to seed, early-stage, and Series A and B startups, offering them a chance to pitch to more than 150 venture capital (VC) firms and angels across diverse sectors, including fintech, Web 3.0, healthcare, and real estate.
Startups or vendors can exhibit in the Demo Showcase area to maximize exposure, meet investors, partners, and customers for deal-making. The Demo Showcase is open for a 30-minute period after the pitch session and one hour for the networking reception, facilitating one-on-one meetings.
TechCrunch Disrupt 2023
September 19 – 21, 2023
The Moscone West, 800 Howard St, San Francisco, CA, USA
TechCrunch Disrupt 2023, a three-day conference focused on the latest breakthroughs and developments in technology, will take place from September 19 to 21, 2023, at The Moscone West in San Francisco, California.
Each year, TechCrunch Disrupt gathers thought leaders who are making significant waves in the tech industry, providing an extensive platform for networking, discovery, and engagement within the tech ecosystem. The event is known for its Startup Battlefield 200, where 200 hand-picked, early-stage startups exhibit their latest developments and innovations.
In Startup Battlefield, a select group of startups from the 200 exhibitors will compete for the coveted Disrupt Cup, a US$100,000 prize, and the attention of media and investors. It is noteworthy that Startup Battlefield alumni have collectively raised over US$9 billion and experienced over 100 exits since their presentations on the TechCrunch Disrupt stage.
Conference attendees can look forward to various industry tracks and stages, including the Fintech Stage, which will delve into the evolution of monetary exchanges and the technology driving new ways of capturing and distributing value and wealth; the Sustainability Stage, where participants will get to learn about emerging technologies transforming engagement with the environment and societal impact; and the AI Stage, which will explore the rapidly expanding capabilities and potential of AI, including its science, the products it powers, and the ethical, social, and legal challenges the technology presents.
Canada Fintech Forum 2023
September 25 – 27, 2023
Fairmont, The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, QC, Canada
The Canada Fintech Forum is a landmark international gathering that aims to showcase emerging global trends in fintech, new technology solutions for the financial industry and emerging fintech startups.
The forum also aims to facilitate networking and collaboration between financial institutions, technology providers, startups and other key players in the financial services sector, as well as contribute to the visibility of Canada’s fintech talent.
Global Insurtech Summit USA 2023
September 26, 2023
360 Madison, New York, NY, USA
The Global Insurtech Summit USA is a premier gathering for insurance executives and technology innovators looking to shape the future of the insurance industry. Organized by Fintech Global since 2019, the event has become a hotspot for the industry’s most active insurtech buyers, sellers, investors, and innovators.
This year’s summit will be held on September 26, 2023, at 360 Madison, New York, NY, USA. Participants will get the chance to engage with insurance company leaders driving digital transformations within their organizations, build high-impact business connections that will help them achieve their business objectives, stay abreast of the latest innovations in digital insurance at the dedicated Demo Stage and understand the potential impact of insurtech on their organization, and understand the strategic, operational, and distribution challenges faced by insurers and see how market leaders are collaborating with insurtech innovators to implement changes for future success.
The Trading Show Chicago
September 27 – 28, 2023
Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
The Trading Show is an exhibition for automated trading and exchange technologies, which takes place once a year in Chicago.
At this fair, exhibitors present the latest technologies and innovations from the automated and exchange trade starting with trading networks, trading software and online platforms up to market analysis systems, quality assurance systems, devices for electronic trading and real-time financial systems.
The exhibition is accompanied by a conference which is divided into four subject areas: quant world, big data, exchange technologies and automated trading.
This year’s Trading Show will take place on two days on September 27 and 28, 2023, in Chicago.
Book your free pass here: https://secure.terrapinn.com/
Global Regtech Summit USA 2023
September 28, 2023
Convene, 117 West 46th Street, New York, NY USA
The Global Regtech Summit USA is a top-tier event bringing together financial industry leaders, regtech innovators, and key decision-makers in the field of compliance and risk management. Organized by Fintech Global, the event aims to address the major challenges and opportunities in the ever-evolving regulatory technology landscape.
At this year’s summit, attendees will get the opportunity to engage with senior-level professionals working in compliance, risk management, technology, fraud prevention, and information security; connect with the most active regtech buyers, sellers, investors, and innovators in the industry to foster high-impact business relationships; stay updated with the latest industry innovations by visiting the dedicated Demo Stage; and understand the strategic and compliance issues faced by financial institutions and learn how market leaders are partnering with regtech innovators to gain a competitive edge.
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