Most Anticipated Fintech Events in the US Taking Place in H1 2019

Most Anticipated Fintech Events in the US Taking Place in H1 2019

by February 22, 2019

As fintech continues to disrupt the financial landscape, a multitude of fintech conferences are scheduled to take place this year to help industry participants keep up with the rapidly evolving space.

Today, we’ve compiled some of the most anticipated fintech events and conferences in the US to attend in the first half of 2019:


DC Blockchain Summit 2019

March 6 – 7, 2019

Georgetown University, Rafik B. Hariri Building, Lohrfink Auditorium, 37th and O Street, Washington, DC

The 4th annual DC Blockchain Summit, the Chamber of Digital Commerce’s annual in-person gathering held in partnership with Georgetown University’s Center for Financial Markets and Policy, will take place on March 6 and 7, 2019 in Washington, DC, and will feature speakers representing the US Congressional Blockchain Caucus, the US Department of Treasury, FINRA, Ripple, Fidelity, Cisco, and more.

The summit will tackle topics such as token regulation in the US, blockchain adoption, the state of decentralization benchmarks, the token economy, assets tokenization, the future of finance, and more.


MIT Fintech Conference 2019

March 8, 2019

Boston Aloft Seaport, 401-403 D Street, Boston, MA

On Friday, March 8, 2019, the 5th annual MIT Fintech Conference in Boston’s Seaport Aloft Hotel will bring the public one of the nation’s largest student-run fintech events. A world-class slate of keynote speakers and panelist will discuss the latest trends and innovations shaping the fintech industry.

The conference aims to serve as a forum to promote the exchange of ideas by attracting technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, academics, financial professionals, and university students. The event will also feature a startup pitch competition.

Conference speakers will include representatives of the likes of Fidelity, the Vanguard Group, the MIT Digital Currency Initiative, NYC Fintech Innovation Lab, N26, Barclays, State Street, Payoneer, Betterment, Revolut, and more.


MIT Bitcoin Expo 2019

March 9 – 10, 2019


The MIT Bitcoin Club, a student and blockchain-enthusiasts run club at MIT, has organized the MIT Bitcoin Expo every year since 2014, a two day conference focused on all things blockchain.

The 6th Annual Expo will be held on March 9 and 10, 2019 at MIT, and will focus on the challenges that face the Bitcoin and blockchain industry today and how we can augment the development of this still-maturing ecosystem.


Payments Summit 2019

March 11 – 14, 2019

Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Phoenix

The Payments Summit is the premier industry event covering all things payments, including fintech, EMV chip technology, mobile wallets, NFC, contactless, open transit systems and more. The 12th annual Payments Summit will present the latest on all of these exciting technologies and the many business opportunities they can unlock.

2019 will mark the second year that the Secure Technology Alliance and the US Payments Forum are combining the Payments Summit with the US Payments Forum All-Member Meeting, resulting in the most comprehensive gathering of card and payments professionals than ever before.


2019 Five Star Fintech Summit

March 13 – 14, 2019

The Guest House at Graceland, Memphis

At the 2019 Five Star Fintech Summit, subject-matter experts representing leading mortgage and tech companies will discuss the latest advances in fintech and how these innovations are being implemented to streamline processes, increase transparency, and reduce costs across the financial services sector. Participants will be invited to be part of the conversation and discover actionable solutions and processes for their organization.

Key discussion topics will include automation, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and the new digital environment.


Artificial Intelligence and Data Science in Trading

March 19 – 20, 2019

Metropolitan Pavilion, New York

Artificial Intelligence and Data Science in Trading is the event for senior management from hedge funds and investment banks to discover how to maximize these technological opportunities.

Participants will learn from 95 world-class speakers, from leading asset management companies, academia and technology providers. In addition to the individual speaker sessions and panel debates, the many networking opportunities will allow attendees to meet with peers and international experts.

Key topics will include risk management and regulation, quant for fundamentals, quantitative methods, the use of alternative data, artificial intelligence and technology, infrastructure and innovation.


Blockchain West

March 19 – 21, 2019

Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, CA

The Blockchain West Summit and Trade Show will allow participants to explore the business of enterprise blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT). Attendees will learn from those with in depth experience in applying blockchain technology to a full range of forward thinking applications in a diverse range of verticals including government, defense, energy, real estate, banking, insurance, supply chain, and much more.


X-Tech 2019: Financial Services and Technology Convention

April 2 – 3, 2019

Las Vegas

The X-Tech 2019 Convention, organized by the Center for Financial Professionals (CeFPro), will take place in Las Vegas, on April 2 and 3, 2019. The two-day convention will feature multiple streams, presentations, panel discussions, demo speed dating, debate forums and much more.

It will feature 500+ industry experts and will provide an educational and networking platform for participants to discover the future of financial services and the advances in innovative technology.


CryptoBlockCon, Los Angeles

April 3 – 4, 2019

Los Angeles, CA 

CryptoBlockCon convenes hundreds of cryptocurrency and blockchain industry participants to discuss the future benefits and possibilities of blockchain technology and crypto assets.

CryptoBlockCon’s traveling events showcase companies who are using blockchain to improve industries with increased efficiency, security, and transparency, educate current and future industry participants on blockchain technology, and ultimately serve as a platform to connect industry participants to assist in the adoption and implementation of blockchain technology.

Upcoming CryptoBlockCon events to take place in the US include Los Angeles in April 2019, New York in August 2019, Las Vegas in December 2019.



April 5 – 9, 2019

East Bay, San Francisco, California

The 2019 IEEE International Conference on Decentralized Applications and Infrastructures Blockchain (DAPPCON 2019) aims to facilitate the exchange between researchers and practitioners in the area of decentralized applications based on DLT, blockchain, and related technologies.

DAPPCON 2019 will provide a high-quality forum for participants from research and industry. The conference will discuss key theories, algorithms, infrastructures, and significant applications for decentralized applications and infrastructures, as well as emerging research topics including the token economy and blockchain applications in areas such as the Internet-of-Things (IoT), logistics, health, and more.



LendIt Fintech USA 2019

April 8 – 9, 2019

Moscone Center, San Francisco

LendIt Fintech USA 2019 returns to San Francisco to host one of the world’s leading event in financial services innovation at the Moscone Center. The year’s event is set to bring together 5,000+ attendees, 1,000+ bankers and 800+ investors from major fintech, blockchain, digital banking and lending companies for two action-packed days of networking, learning and doing business. Topics covered will include fintech, digital banking, blockchain and lending.

Register here and enter code FNG15% to get 15% off.



April 16 – 18, 2019

Carolina Theatre, 309 W Morgan Street, Durham, NC

PAYMENTSfn is a conference built for payments professionals. Organizers designed this event so engineers, product pros and others that build and work with payments technology can learn from—and connect with—industry peers.

Participants will immerse in practical real-world sessions and learn from experts.


Synchronize 2019: DLT for Financial Institutions

April 17, 2019

Conrad, New York

Synchronize is a leading conference dedicated to enterprise and institutional applications of DLT, blockchain technology and smart contracts within financial services.

Delegates at Synchronize 2019 will learn the most effective ways to evaluate and deploy DLT for their business, how it fits into the existing market structure and what the business requirements of the technology actually are, the challenges that have been overcome, from roles and governance, scalability and confidentiality, to interoperability and integration, and how it fits in within larger technology trends, such as cloud, machine learning, and focus on enabling developer productivity.

New to Synchronize 2019 is the addition of a track dedicated to the institutional applications of custody, trading, and servicing cryptoassets, such as bitcoin.


Fintech South 2019

April 22 – 23, 2019

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

Fintech South aims to provide a platform for global exchange of insights, innovations and trends fueling tomorrow’s financial tech industry.

The event is set to attract international companies and speakers across multiple industries, and offer participants the opportunity to engage with more than 1,300 fintech executives from 450 companies generating US$72 billion in revenues and processing over 118 billion transactions annually.


3rd Annual Fintech and Emerging Payment Systems

April 30 – May 1, 2019

Park Lane Hotel New York, 36 Central Park S, New York

The 3rd Annual Fintech and Emerging Payments Systems conference will provide participants with key insights, proven strategies and best practices necessary to navigate the legal, compliance and technical hurdles arising from the new fintech and emerging payments world.

Attendees will get the change to be in the same room with major stakeholders in the fintech and payments systems communities, exchange information and learn how others are tackling the challenges of unprecedented growth, rapid technological advancements and current and evolving regulations.

Featured topics for 2019 include the future of banking, payments and lending, federal regulatory and compliance initiatives, the changing landscape in state money transmitter licensing requirements, consumer privacy and personal data, initial coin offerings (ICOs), and more.



April 30 – May 2, 2019

Madalay Bay, Las Vegas

TRANSACT is the one show focused solely on the business of payments technology. Powered by Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the world’s largest payments industry trade group, TRANSACT is the place where financial institutions, networks, payments companies, fintech and technology innovators gather to make the deals that shape the industry.

This year’s event will feature extensive networking events, education and a robust exhibit hall filled with more than 200 companies.


FinovateSpring 2019

May 7 – 10, 2019

Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco

FinovateSpring 2019 will take place from May 7 to 10, 2019 in San Francisco. The conference agenda will include an exploration of artificial intelligence and customer service on the summit day, two demo days with 60+ financial services products, and a final day to bring everything together with a series of keynotes, panels and sessions.


Fintech Exchange Chicago

May 9, 2019

Venue SIX10, 610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

Designed to highlight the latest innovations within financial markets and trading, Fintech Exchange (FTX) aims to connect leaders within our industry. Since its inception in 2015, this one-of-a-kind event brings together over 500 attendees and world-class presenters.

This year’s event will take place at Venue SIX10, 610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605.


BCI Summit

May 10 – 12, 2019

New York

BCI Summit, a multi-day investment summit, will explore investment trends, opportunities and risks in global disruptive technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, quantum computing and cybersecurity.

Participants of the event will include representatives of NASA, Qualcomm Ventures, GE Ventures, Techstars, RRE Ventures, 500 Startups, Barclays, HSBC, IBM, UBS, and more.


Blockchain Week NYC

May 10 – 17, 2019

New York

Blockchain Week NYC is a one-week series of conferences, events, meetups and gatherings – formal and informal. Stakeholders in the industry will travel to NYC from over 100 countries to meet and collaborate in what is the de facto annual industry summit.

Blockchain Week NYC will feature a series of events, including Ethereal Summit, and Consensus.


The Digital Wealth Conference

May 14 – 15, 2019

The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Digital Wealth will bring together wealth and asset managers to tackle digital transformation and emerging technologies that help better serve their high net worth clients.

Participants will get meaningful insights and use cases from some of the most innovative wealth and asset management firms, and will have the opportunity to ask their most pressing questions during interactive sessions and make valuable connections along the way.


COMPLY 2019: The Regtech and Compliance Conference

May 14 – 15, 2019

10 Desbrosses Street, New York

COMPLY is one of the world’s largest regtech and compliance event, bringing together the most comprehensive gathering of innovators, investors, legal and compliance professionals and regulators from across the globe.

COMPLY2019 will tackle the industry’s most pressing topics, such as insights from national, state and international regulators on fintechs, regulations, consumer protection, blockchain, AI, and more.


Digital Asset Summit

May 15, 2019

Cipriani, 25 Broadway, New York City

Digital Asset Summit (DAS) is a conference for institutional participants in the digital asset space. On May 15, the most influential family offices, CIOs, fund managers and regulators are set to gather in New York City to discuss developments in market infrastructure and regulatory hurdles in the crypto ecosystem.


Card Forum 2019

May 21 – 23, 2019

New Orleans

Card Forum is built exclusively for card and payment executives at the industry’s leading issuers, networks, retailers and innovators. The program includes cutting edge insight from the industry’s most admired and innovative institutions.

Card Forum 2019 is designed to help participants increase program performance to offset downward pressure on interchange, create loyalty campaigns that grow customer spend and engagement, and stay well ahead of technological innovation. The event aims to help industry participants prepare for the changes ahead to ensure they make the most of emerging opportunities.


Fintech Americas 2019

May 30 – 31, 2019

Miami Beach

The Fintech Americas Conference is the Latin Americas and the Caribbean banking industry’s premier event for C-suite leaders, covering the opportunities and challenges of disruptive technologies in the region’s financial sector.

This year’s agenda will include presentations on actionable strategies, insightful trends and cutting edge technologies to accelerate innovation and transform efforts. It will feature a roster of global thought leaders, industry titans and the innovators at the forefront of banking disruption who will share their knowledge and insights of best practices transforming the industry.


Tulip Conference & SF Tech Week

June 3 – 7, 2019

San Francisco

Tulip Conference & SF Tech Week is a two-day conference followed by three days of summits in San Francisco, this June 2019. This year’s event will tackle topics including blockchain, stablecoins, automation and more. Industry leaders will share their thoughts on emerging trends, innovative products, as well as the new tools, platforms and technologies of emerging industries.


2019 International Conference on Blockchain

June 25 – 30, 2019

San Diego

The 2019 International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2019) is organized to promote research and application innovations around the world.

The conference will cover state-of-the-art technologies and best practices of blockchain, as well as emerging standards and research topics which would define the future of blockchain. Topics covered will include blockchain platforms, blockchain and cloud computing, big data, the Internet of Things, blockchain applications in financial services, blockchain in supply chain management, and more.


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