Top 14 Upcoming Fintech Events in Switzerland 2020by Fintechnews Switzerland January 17, 2020
2019 saw a lot of developments in the Swiss fintech ecosystem including the introduction of new laws, more collaborations within the private sector, as well as increased adoption of digital solutions by the traditional banking and financial services industry.
As Switzerland’s fintech industry continues to grow in 2020 and beyond, the nation will be hosting some major events and conferences in the coming months not only to showcase and promote its local fintech talents, but also to attract foreign investors and companies.
The following 14 events are some of the most highly anticipated fintech gatherings to take place in Switzerland in 2020.
Geneva Blockchain Congress
January 20, 2020
Following the resounding success of its first edition, the 2020 Geneva Blockchain Congress will come back this year to examine the theme of “From laboratory to market via ethics, regulation and governance”.
The core aim of the congress is to promote a constructive and healthy exchange of views between international standard-setting bodies, national governments that create the legal frameworks, and the private sector.
Shaping the Future Forum
January 20 – 24, 2020
The Penthouse Davos
The Shaping the Future Forum invites high-profile technologists, explorers, artists, investors, economists, politicians and influencers to think out-of-the-box on how to build a better future with technology and intuition.
Topics covered this year will include blockchain and decentralized finance, space technology, and sustainable development goals, among others.
January 21 – 22, 2020
The 22nd staging of Switzerland’s largest financial fair will be held on January 21 and 22, 2020. The fair slogan of Finanz’20 is “Traditional values in a digital world” and the event will once again be held at StageOne in Zurich Oerlikon.
The program will consist of various roundtables, specialist panels, training seminars (new) and exhibitor presentations.
CV Summit Davos 2020
January 23, 2020
InterContinental Hotel, Davos
Twice a year, CV VC welcomes members of the crypto community from the Crypto Valley and beyond to look into the hottest trends in blockchain.
From panel discussions, keynotes, and startup competitions, the CV Summit has been home to innovation since 2017.
The CV Summit is also a reminder of the thriving community in the Crypto Valley. With more than 800 blockchain companies located in the region spanning from Zug to Lichtenstein, the CV Summit is an excellent opportunity to experience this flourishing community first hand.
This year, the Crypto Valley will get a bit bigger as it will be adding the city of Frankfurt, the German home to finance. The event is set to attract more than 200 thinkers, technologists, entrepreneurs, investors and more, in one of the most exclusive crypto events of the year.
TechPark Davos Conference 2020
January 23, 2020
Hotel Seehof Davos
TechPark is the biggest tech conference during the forum week in Davos that brings together some of the finest minds in the tech world from more than 20 countries.
A central theme at the very core of TechPark Davos Conference 2020 will be the uncertainty which surrounds technological evolution today. What will be the challenges that enterprises of today – and indeed those of the future, have to face? How will they overcome them? Get answers to all these questions and more, only at TechPark Davos Conference 2020.
Tech industries covered this year will include artificial intelligence, fintech, the Internet-of-Things (IoT), edtech, sustainability, nextgen technologies, and more.
Neobanks: What’s in the cards for 2020 and beyond?
January 30, 2020
École CREA Genève, Geneva
French Tech Suisse Romande will be hosting a panel discussion on January 30, 2020 that will explore the rapid rise of neobanks. The event will feature representatives from Lydia, Mizen, Neon, and Yapeal.
Finvest Global Summit 2020
February 13, 2020
The Dolder Grand, Zurich
BroadGroup will be hosting the Data Economy Finvest Global Summit for the first time in Zurich on February 13, 2020.
The networking and knowledge sharing event is set to attract investors, private equity, hedge funds, bond specialists, pension funds, property specialists and bankers, as well as the IT infrastructure leadership of data center, cloud, edge computing and telecoms businesses.
In addition to the Finvest Summit, Data Economy will also held for the second time the Finvest Awards. The accolades will celebrate the best of best in the industry from CFO Of The Year to Edge Investment, Global Financial Leader, Law Firm of the Year, M&A Of The Year, Bank of the Year and more.
F10 Fintech Hackathon Zurich
StageOne Event & Convention Hall, Zurich
With the F10 Fintech Hackathon, F10 is offering designers, marketeers, businesspersons, bankers, financial experts, students and developers a unique opportunity to attend 48-hours of ideation and programming supported by its renowned F10 Startup Coaches. The event aims to generate new ideas and to transform them into validated prototypes.
All winning teams will get to choose from a range of the latest tech gadgets (iPhones, tablets, drones,..) and the overall hackathon winner as well as the golden ticket winner will get access to F10’s P2 Program.
IFZ Fintech Conference
Lucerne School of Business, Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ, Rotkreuz
Fintech offers innovative solutions to the problems of the financial industry and has recorded high growth rates in recent years. In 2019, however, there were first signs of the dynamic slowing down. Possibly, this could be an indication of the market maturing. Participants of the IFZ Fintech Conference will get to find out more on the subject on March 4, 2020. The presentations will be held in either English or German, without simultaneous translation.
31 August 2020
The 6th Fintech Forum, organized by Finanz und Wirtschaft, will bring together renowned experts, opinion leaders and practitioners to tackle some of the most urging issues and challenges in the fintech world.
This year’s event will be articulated around the theme “data-driven finance” and will feature concrete business cases, applications and learnings from the Swiss and international financial sector.
Swiss Fintech Awards 2020
Gottlieb Duttweiler Institut
The annual Swiss Fintech Awards event aims to promote Swiss fintech innovators and contribute to the strong Swiss fintech ecosystem. The awards specifically recognize outstanding fintech startups and fintech influencers. The winners are chosen by a renowned jury consisting of 20+ fintech experts.
The Swiss Fintech Awards Night 2020 will be held on 12 March 2020, during which the grand winners will be announced.
Swiss Fintech Fair 2020
September 8, 2020
SIX ConventionPoint, Zurich
The Swiss Fintech Fair is the largest annual fintech tradeshow in Switzerland.
Hosted and organized by Swiss Finance Startups, the fair will showcase the full range of the fintech universe: startups, corporates, crowdlending providers, blockchain, insurtech and much more. In addition to the trade show, participants will get enjoy startup pitches, expert talks, inspiring speeches, workshop sessions and panel discussions.
European Banking Forum – Digital Transformation in Retail Banking 2020
Oct 06 – 07, 2020
The European Banking Forum will be returning for its 18th year in October 2020. This forum is distinctively designed for leaders to meet, engage and discuss the key issues affecting the retail banking industry in Europe.
The 2020 edition will be created to answer rather than just solely discuss the most pressing challenges arising from this new digital landscape. Therefore, each session will equip delegates with practical examples of issues facing the market and how to overcome them through a series of case studies, panel debates, fireside chats and roundtable discussions.
The event is set to attract more than 250 attendees and over 20 exhibitors, and feature more than 25 speakers representing the likes of HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays, and more.
Swiss Fintech Investor Day 2020
November 30, 2020
SIX ConventionPoint, Zurich
The Swiss Fintech Investor Day is an annual 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.
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