Top 10 Upcoming Fintech Events to Attend in Europeby Christina Reuther March 28, 2022
Technological advances and evolving customer expectations are changing the financial landscape, stimulating fintech development and innovation.
To keep up with the burgeoning fintech industry, top-quality fintech events are being organized on a regular basis to educate attendees on the latest trends and enable professionals to build meaningful connections.
Today, we look at the top 24 upcoming fintech events taking place in the coming months in Europe. For this list, we’ve excluded most fintech events taking place in London in H1 2022. These have been recently featured in a previous event list.
Web Summit 2022
November 01 – 04, 2022
Altice Arena and Fil, Lisbon, Portugal
Web Summit is one of the most important tech events in the world, focusing on topics centered on Internet technology, emerging technologies, and venture capitalism. Web Summit’s partners range from Fortune 500 companies to startups, with attendees representing all levels and sectors of the global high technology industry.
The 2022 edition will take place from November 01 to 04, 2022 and will be held in Lisbon, Portugal. It will feature 23 tracks, including MoneyConf, where the world’s leading banks, tech firms and fintech startups will meet to discuss emerging fintech trends and technologies.
Web Summit attendees will hear from the world’s best speakers in on-stage talks, panel discussions and Q&As, as well as roundtables and masterclasses about the world of fintech. Topics covered will include cryptocurrencies and NFTs, open banking, savings, spending and lending, and the cashless futures.
Last year’s Web Summit event brought together 42,000+ people.
Regtech Summit London 2022
October 04, 2022
America Square Conference Centre, London, England
Now in its 7th year, the Regtech Summit in London will bring together the regtech ecosystem to explore how the European capital markets financial industry can leverage technology to drive innovation, cut costs and support regulatory change.
Topics covered will include managing regulatory change, regulatory reporting, know-your-customer (KYC) and onboarding, anti-money laundering (AML) and financial crime compliance, trade and communications surveillance, and ESG regulatory obligations. The precise conference agenda and speaker lineup are still in the making.
AI & Big Data Expo 2022
September 20 – 21, 2022
RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The AI & Big Data Expo Europe, a leading artificial intelligence and big data conference and exhibition event, will take place on September 20 and 21, 2022 at the RAI in Amsterdam.
The event will showcase next-generation technologies and strategies from the world of AI and big data, and provide participants with the opportunity to explore and discover the practical and successful implementation of these technologies.
Key topics will include creating an AI-powered organization, machine learning (ML), decision science, robotic process automation (RPA), infrastructure, platforms, ethics, data analytics, customer experience, computer vision, voice technology, natural language processing (NLP) and chatbots.
Blockchain Expo Europe 2022
September 20 – 21, 2022
RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Blockchain Expo Europe series will be returning to the RAI in Amsterdam on September 20 and 21, 2022. This year’s event will bring together key industries from across the globe for two days of top-level content and discussion across four co-located events covering Blockchain, IoT, Cyber Security & Cloud, AI and Big data.
5,000 attendees are expected to congregate for the conference including CTO’s, heads of innovation and technology, IT directors, developers, startups, government officials, investors, venture capitalists, and technology providers.
The event will showcase the most cutting-edge technologies from more than 300 exhibitors and provide insight from over 500 speakers sharing their unparalleled industry knowledge and real-life experiences.
The Blockchain Expo Europe conference agenda will present a series of expert keynotes, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies. It will explore the key industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology, including the legal sectors, retail, financial services, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more.
Swiss Fintech Fair 2022
September 09, 2022
SIX ConventionPoint, Zurich, Switzerland
The annual Swiss Fintech Fair is one of the leading fintech trade shows in the country, bringing together C-level executives, investors, corporate innovation teams, and disruptors from across Europe to work together and build meaningful connections.
After two years of restrictions imposed by COVID-19, this year’s event will take place live in Zurich, and is expected to be attended by up to 1,000 people.
Fintech Week London 2022
July 11 – 15, 2022
Hybrid, London, England
Taking place from July 12 to 16, 2022, Fintech Week London 2022 is set to combine the best of learning and networking in Europe’s fintech capital, London.
With a two-day flagship conference at its center, and one day events at Level 39 and Barclay’s Rise, Fintech Week London 2022 will bring together the city’s fintech leaders, as well as executives from further afield who are interested in the region. Key topics covered will include big tech and big banks, open banking and banking-as-a-service (BaaS), the next big thing in fintech and digital identity.
Attendees can join in-person or virtually, offering the best of both worlds.
Merchant Payments Ecosystem 2022
July 05 – 07, 2022
InterContinental Hotel, Berlin, Germany
The Merchant Payments Ecosystem (MPE), the largest merchant payments event in Europe, is returning from July 05 to 07, 2022, in Berlin, Germany. Participants will get to connect with leading merchants and brands, acquirers, payment services providers (PSPs), point-of-sale (POS) vendors, fintech startups, and more.
This year’s event is expected to bring together more than 1,200 attendees, including 300+ merchants, 300+ acquiring banks and PSPs from 40+ countries. Key themes covered will include open banking, regulation, digital currencies and cryptocurrencies, and the e-commerce boom.
The annual MPE event is widely regarded for its senior-level networking, best speaker line-up and agenda covering all aspects of payment acceptance, innovation and trends transforming merchant payments.
Swiss Fintech Awards Night 2022
June 29, 2022
Hotel Belvoir, Zurich
The annual Swiss Fintech Awards, organized by Finanz und Wirtschaft, aims to promote Swiss fintech, insurtech and blockchain innovators and to contribute to the strong Swiss fintech ecosystem.
Each year, a jury consisting of 20 fintech experts selects the most outstanding fintech, insurtech and blockchain startups as well as fintech influencers.
The winners in three categories, namely Early Stage Startup of the Year, Growth Stage Startup of the Year, and Fintech Influencer of the Year, will be awarded at the exclusive, invitation-only Swiss Fintech Awards Night 2022 on June 29, 2022, in Zurich, bringing together leading minds from the fintech community as well as inspiring special guests to celebrate the innovators and entrepreneurs of the Swiss finance ecosystem.
Point Zero Forum
June 21 – 23, 2022
The Swiss Secretariat for International Finance (SIF) and Elevandi are launching the inaugural Point Zero Forum, to be held from June 21 to 23, 2022, in Zurich, Switzerland.
This in-person event will provide a platform for global leaders across the public and private sectors to drive the meaningful exchange of ideas and knowledge to advance fintech and Web 3.0 in the digital economy.
Key topics of discussion will include advances in DeFi, embedded and open finance, sustainable finance, implications for policymakers, and opportunities for fintechs.
Confirmed speakers so far include:
- Heng Swee Keat, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies
- Ueli Maurer, Switzerland’s Federal Councilor and Head of the Federal Department of Finance
- Thomas Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank
- Urban Angehrn, CEO, Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA)
- Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
- Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President & CEO, Women’s World Banking
- Ralph Hamers, CEO, UBS
- Philipp Rickenbacher, CEO, Julius Baer
- Joanne Hannaford, Chief Technology & Operations Officer and Executive Board Member, Credit Suisse
- Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO, FTX
- Dr. Gabriela Maria Payer, Vice-Chairwoman, Sygnum
- Ben Zhou, Founder & CEO, Bybit
- Jos Dijsselhof, CEO, SIX
- Stefan Klestil, General Partner, SpeedInvest
- Jo Ann Barefoot, CEO & Co-Founder, Barefoot Innovation
- Jason Thompson, CEO, Partior
- Dr. Darian McBain, Chief Sustainability Officer, MAS
- Eric Lim, Chief Sustainability Officer, UOB
- Ericson Chan, Group Chief Information and Digital Officer, Zurich Insurance
- Teana Baker-Taylor, Chief Policy Officer, Chamber of Digital Commerce
- Oliver Bussmann, CEO & Founder of Bussmann Advisory, Former CIO & Group MD of UBS
- Dr. Iwa Salami, Reader (Associate Professor), Centre of FinTech, Department of Law & Criminology, Royal Docks School of Business and Law
- Pinar Özcan, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Oxford University
The three-day forum is organized in cooperation with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hub, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and the Swiss National Bank (SNB). It is supported by Finance.Swiss, Milken Institute and Switzerland Global Enterprise.
More information here: https://www.pointzeroforum.com/
TNW Conference 2022
June 16 – 17, 2022
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
TNW Conference 2022 will take place live in Amsterdam on June 16 and 17, 2022. This year’s event will cover eight main themes, including Tech and Money, where participants will get to hear about all things finance and explore what latest tech is disrupting and transforming payments, currency, transactions, and fiscal equity.
Participants will also hear about the trends that are emerging in digital banking, fintech, and more, and will get to meet international tech executives, policymakers, startups, scale-ups, and general tech enthusiasts.
Money 20/20 Europe 2022
June 07 – 09, 2022
Hybrid, Amsterdam AI, Netherlands
This year’s Money 20/20 Europe edition will take place from June 07 to 09, 2022 as a hybrid event in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Topics covered will include data strategy, digital money, open banking, open finance, mergers and acquisitions (M&As), NFTs, financial inclusion, and more.
Last year’s Money 20/20 Europe edition attracted over 4,000 people from 1,900+ companies.
Crypto Valley Conference 2022
June 02 – 03, 2022
Crypto Valley Conference 2022, the 4th edition of the Crypto Valley Conference, will take place on June 02 and 03, 2022 and provide a two-day event featuring in-depth discussions on the current state and future of blockchain technology.
This year’s event will comprise more than 40 presentations from global industry leaders who will be covering topics on technology, economy and finance, as well as legal and regulation. Participants can also expect showcases of new, innovative solutions, live panel discussions, and masterclasses.
The Crypto Valley Conference is organized in conjunction between the Lucerne University and the Crypto Valley Association, an independent, government-supported association building the local blockchain and cryptographic technology ecosystem.
Fintech Meets The Regulators: Connecting The Financial Ecosystem With Smart Supervision
June 01, 2022
B. Amsterdam, Netherlands
On June 01, 2022, industry trade group Holland Fintech will be hosting its annual event Fintech Meets the Regulators during which representatives from the spectrum of financial services will come together with financial regulators and policymakers to offer insights and discuss some of the hottest trends. This session will be focusing on open finance and artificial intelligence (AI).
Tickets will become available in April. In the meantime, Holland Fintech members will receive a calendar invite to Save-The-Date.
Open Banking World Congress 2022
May 24 – 25, 2022
Hybrid, Don Carlos Resort, Marbella, Spain
The Open Banking World Congress 2022 conference will take place on May 24 and 25, 2022 as a hybrid event taking place live at the Don Carlos Resort in Marbella, Spain. This year’s event is expected to bring together 500 leaders, and will feature stimulating keynotes, engaging outdoor workshop stages, plentiful 1-2-1s, networking and memorable parties.
Open banking leaders and experts from Plaid, 10x Banking, PayU, Truelayer, Mastercard, BBVA, HSBC, Generali, Citi and Railsbank, among others, will discuss some of the industry’s hottest trends in the space, including super apps, cryptocurrencies, open banking Web 3.0, open banking payments, digital identity, cross-border services, and banking and financial sector transformation.
May 19 – 20, 2022
Hybrid, Kultuurikatel, Tallinn, Estonia
Latitude59 2022, an annual startup conference, will take place on May 19 and 20, 2022 in Tallinn, Estonia at the Kultuurikatel, a century-old power plant transformed into a one-of-the-kind creative hub.
The event will feature various networking opportunities, in-depth discussions with top international players, several pitching rounds for both startups as well as investors, and an overall chance for the industry to get together and reflect on the past year and forge new plans for the future.
Participants can expect showcases that reach way beyond the venue, pitching competitions attracting interest both on- and offline, and plenty of founder stories for inspiration and guidance on how to remain resilient during those challenging times.
As an added bonus, startup ticket holders can apply to a dedicated mentor program, designed to help overcome the most critical roadblocks and find answers to all the burning questions that have accumulated during the crisis and beyond.
Investors will have access to the most promising and fastest-growing startups from the region with a special spotlight also on those startups that were born out of the crisis.
In the true spirit of being the flagship event of e-Estonia, Latitude59 2022 will also be available online, all around the world.
Register here: https://latitude59.ee/
May 17, 2022
Maison de la Poste, Brussels
On May 17, 2022, Belgium’s largest banking conference, The Banking Scene Conference, will be coming back with more than 400 professionals. This year’s event will feature two parallel streams with a unique mix of national and international speakers who will provide the audience with new insights that lead to growth.
Participants will get to keep pace with the latest evolutions in banking, network with executives, peers and luminaries from across the industry, and discover new innovative companies tackling key industry problems.
Confirmed speakers include fintech influencer Chris Skinner, as well as top executives representing organizations such as Bunq, Luxembourg Bankers’ Association, VDK Bank, Sopra Banking Software, Nickel, the European Commission, Feedzai, SWIFT, ING and the Technical University of Munich.
April 27 – 28, 2022
Halle 550 Zurich Oerlikon, Zurich, Switzerland
On April 27 and 28, 2022, the 23rd edition of Switzerland’s largest financial fair will take place in Halle 550 in Zurich Oerlikon.
Finanz’22 will bring together traditional asset management companies and young companies from the crypto, blockchain, and fintech world, featuring just under 100 talks, including roundtables, specialist panels, training seminars, keynote speeches, and exhibitor presentations.
Topics covered will encompass a whole spectrum of themes, from government debt to environmental, social and governance (ESG) imperatives. Topics relating to the worlds of crypto, blockchain, and fintech will be discussed in the new Open Forum.
Sthlm Fintech Week 2022
April 19 – 22, 2022
Sthlm Fintech Week is coming back from April 19 to 22, 2022 for a full week of in-person conference. This first ever Spring Edition of Sthlm Fintech Week will feature ten fintech events covering everything from regulations, DeFi, regtech and paytech, to buy now, pay later (BNPL), embedded finance, cybersecurity, ecosystem banking, and sustainability.
Confirmed speakers include top executives from organizations such as the Swedish Fintech Association, Signicat, Mambu, American Express, Sweden’s central bank, as well as Swedish government officials.
Sthlm Fintech Week is an annual, community-driven initiative focusing on knowledge sharing and building a stronger community for the Swedish fintech ecosystem. The event is divided into different sessions and diving deeper into various fintech verticals.
Organized by the fintech community itself, the objective is to generate continuous momentum within the community and gain support from key influencers in the industry. By uniting all of the players in the ecosystem, from startups, scaleups, investors, government officials to financial institutions and regulators, the event aims to build cross-roads of different perspectives, visions and engagement ‘straight from the source’.
April 12, 2022
Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
On April 12, 2022, The Banking Scene will take place for the first time live in Amsterdam.
The conference will investigate how banks should pivot their role in society to remain a trusted partner for their stakeholders in a continuously changing world, exploring this transformation from both a technology lens and a more value-based and ethical point of view. With ESG as a driving force for change, banks are uniquely placed to assist the shift of a fairer and greener future, accelerated by COVID-19.
Key industry voices of ABN AMRO, In The Pocket, Van Lanschot Kempen, BNP Paribas Fortis, just to name a few, will share their expertise on stage and in the networking sessions.
Paris Blockchain Week 2022
April 11 – 15, 2022
Paris Blockchain Week is one of the biggest blockchain and digital assets events in Europe. During the week-long festival, numerous events will be held by prominent blockchain organizations.
During the week-long event, meetups, keynotes, workshops, hackathons, dinners and parties will be hosted in numerous venues all around the city. Experts will discuss the hottest topics in the blockchain and crypto space, including NFTs, virtual reality and DeFi.
Paris Blockchain Week 2022 will culminate with the Paris Blockchain Week Summit on April 13 and 14, 2022, taking place at Brongniart, the former French stock exchange. The summit is the flagship event of Paris Blockchain Week, gathering more than 3,000 attendees, 70 sponsors, 250 speakers and 100 media partners. It will include sessions about traceability, leveraging blockchain on the innovation journey, digital governance, what’s been built in 2021/2022, the state of digital asset liquidity, international regulatory cooperation and much more.
Crypto Assets Conference 2022
April 04 – 06, 2022
Hybrid, The Frankfurt School, Germany
The Crypto Assets Conference, one of the leading European cryptocurrency conferences hosted by the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center, will take place from April 4 to 6, 2022.
Covering top-level content about current trends in distributed ledger technology (DLT), blockchain and crypto assets through speeches, discussions and pitches, a diverse range of industry experts and thought-leaders will unite at the conference.
The event is expected to bring together about 300 guests on each of the three days, or 5,000+ online participants to collaborate and interact with peers and experts and to get up to date on the following topics:
- Day 1 (April 04, 2022): Bitcoin, Crypto Assets, DeFi and NFTs
- Day 2 (April 05, 2022): Digital Securities and Infrastructure
- Day 3 (April 06, 2022): Digital Euro and Digital Identity, Sustainability
Confirmed speakers include experts and policymakers from BitMEX, Coinbase, the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center, PwC, Fireblocks, Boerse Stuttgart, the European Commission, IBM, Bitcoin Suisse, and the Deutsche Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank.
The Crypto Assets Conference 2022 will be a hybrid event and include on-site attendance in line with social distancing regulations as well as an event livestream.
Fintech Forward 2022
March 31, 2022
Hybrid, ROCKIT Vilnius, Lithuania
On March 31, 2022, Invest Lithuania and ROCKIT will be hosting the Fintech Forward 2022 conference, bringing together the Lithuanian fintech community to look at what’s next for the vibrant sector.
Topics covered will include the Lithuanian fintech landscape in 2021, and fintech regulation. The event will also see the results of the Lithuanian Fintech Awards 2022, powered by ROCKIT.
Confirmed speakers include Gintarė Bačiulienė, Head of Technology Team at Invest Lithuania, Vaida Česnulevičiūtė Markevičienė, Vice-Minister of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, Alex Gibb, Adviser at Sumup, Partner at Katalista Ventures, and Lina Žemaitytė-Kirkman, Head of ROCKIT.
Fintech Forward 2022 will be live-streamed on Invest Lithuania’s YouTube channel for registered participants.
Register here: https://bit.ly/3hpEkM3
Blockchain in Financial Services 2022
March 31, 2022
Gottlieb Duttweiler Institut, Zurich, Switzerland
The Blockchain in Financial Services 2022 conference, by Finanz und Wirtschaft, will bring together the forward thinkers from the crypto scene together with the decision-makers from the financial center to assess strategic opportunities and risks.
The conference will seek to help shape the future of the DeFi ecosystem and help traditional financial institutions prepare for these new developments. Topics covered will include non-fungible tokens (NFTs), tokenization, institutional adoption, security tokens and digital assets.
Confirmed speakers include Prof. Dr. Fabian Schär of the University of Basel, Frederik Gregaard of the Cardano Foundation, Guido Bühler of SEBA Bank, Mathias Ruch of CV VC and the Swiss Blockchain Federation, and Prof. Dr. Cornelia Stengel of Kellerhals Carrard and Swiss Fintech Innovations.
RFS Blockchain Forum
March 29, 2022
On March 29, 2022, the RFS Blockchain Forum will explore the thriving digital assets and decentralized finance (DeFi) economy, and bring together the leading minds of the Crypto Valley and the decision makers of the Swiss financial industry.
The aim of the conference is to provide an learning opportunity and build a bridge for the exchange of the two worlds.
Confirmed speakers for the event include experts representing the likes of BitMEX, Metaco, BBVA Switzerland, EY, Algotrader, MLL, Julius Baer and Sygnum.