Top 6 Fintech Webinars and Virtual Events to Attend if You are in Europeby Fintechnews Switzerland April 23, 2020
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a growing number of webinars and virtual events are being hosted to provide industry participants with networking opportunities as more and more offline conferences and gatherings are being canceled or postponed.
For those stuck at home but who still want to keep up with the rapidly changing fintech landscape, we’ve compiled a list of the top 6 fintech webinars and virtual events to attend if you are located in a mainland European time zone.
UK Fintech Week 2020
April 14, 2020 12:00 CET – May 1, 2020 – 15:00 CET
The annual UK Fintech Week 2020 is currently taking place, but with the COVID-19 outbreak, Innovate Finance, the organizer of the week-long event, is offering a digital program from April 14 to May 1, composed of webinars, virtual roundtables and podcasts.
These cover some of the industry’s most urging issues and topics including the future of payments, fintech M&A and exits, the impact of COVID-19 on the industry, open finance, digital assets, and artificial intelligence (AI).
Check out all the sessions here.
Fintech in the age of uncertainty: Open Banking’s next chapter
April 23, 2020, 12:00 CET
On April 23, AltFi will be hosting the first in a series of live discussions, entitled Fintech in the age of uncertainty.
For this first live discussion, Imran Gulamhuseinwala, implementation trustee for Open Banking in the UK and AltFi Powerlist 50 member, will be discussing the evolution of Open Banking and how this might expand in terms of a broader Open Finance agenda in the coming years.
Coronavirus and its challenges and what it will mean for Fintech might well come up also and participants will have a chance to field questions too.
Global impact, digital response: a new tomorrow after the coronavirus
April 27, 2020, 17:00 CET
The current pandemic is deeply changing society, transforming the way we live, work, socialize and even pay. As individuals increasingly welcome online experiences, digital transformation has become vital for businesses of all sizes — especially for small merchants.
For this webinar, Joern Leogrande, executive vice president of Wirecard Labs, will bring his expert point of view to a live chat hosted by social and digital influencer Evan Kirstel.
In this chat, participants will learn more about the effects of the current pandemic on the payment sector, explore the increasing demand for online platforms and the changing face of retail, understand changing consumer behavior, and discover the future trends to watch out for in the post-coronavirus world.
May 12, 2020, 11:55 CET
On May 12, the Digital Economic Forum will be hosting DEF@Home, a virtual event which will focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and the world post-Coronavirus.
Speakers will include thought-leader and futurologist Matthias Horx; Prof. Gian-Luca Bona of Empa, ETH and EPFL; Marianne Wildi, director of Hypothekarbank Lenzburg; Prof. Jan-Egbert Sturm of KOF ETH; Dr. Klaus Hoffgen, chief digital officer of Rheinland Klinikum Neuss; and more.
Open Banking World Congress 2020
May 12 – 13, 2020 18:00 CET
In response to the concern and uncertainty over COVID-19, the Open Banking World Congress will run this year’s speaking agenda as a free of charge virtual event available live with real-time Q&A and polls, and subsequently on demand.
The Open Banking World Congress is considered one of the most important on the open banking scene with more than 400 attendees and 60 exhibitors. This year’s agenda will include topics such as consumer data right, digital banking, payment innovation, the impact of COVID-19 on the sector, and more.
Collision from Home/MoneyConf 2020
June 23 – 25, 2020
Collision from Home will include 21 content tracks, among which the MoneyConf fintech conference, which will tackle topics including new trends like hyper-personalization and regtech, the future of transactions, the rise of bigtechs, cryptocurrencies, and insurtech.
Speakers will include experts representing the likes of PayPal, Plaid, Airwallex, Kabbage, OakNorth, PolicyBazaar and Klarna.