20 Upcoming Fintech Events in Switzerland

20 Upcoming Fintech Events in Switzerland

by May 4, 2016

Finance, banking and insurance are changing rapidly as new market entrants are leveraging technology to provide greater consumer experience at cheaper prices.

To keep up with the latest trends and the changing landscape, an increasing number of events are being held in Switzerland.

Today, we’ve listed the upcoming fintech and insurtech events in Switzerland:



May 10 – 11, 2016

Hotel Belvoir, Zurich

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Euroforum’s Bank-IT will host two-day event next week that will focus on the opportunities related to technology, digitalization and innovation for Switzerland’s banking and financial services industry.

Presentations and panel discussions will focus on topics that include:

  • Digitalization and innovation in the banking sector;
  • Fintech: new innovative players in the financial sector;
  • Robo-advisory;
  • Mobile payments;
  • Blockchain technology; and more.

Speakers will include top executives from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA, Credit Suisse, UBS, but also fintech entrepreneurs from the likes of Advanon, Knip, Monetas and Lykke.


Special International Insurance Event: Are You Ready for Tomorrow?

The London Market Forums

May 12, 2016


Change and transformation insurance london market forums 2016

The drivers for change in the insurance industry are enormous: Regulation, Technology, Increasing Customer Expectations and large scale Mergers and Aquisitions.

This special event on May 12, 2016 will bring together insurance professionals from across Switzerland to hear from experienced insurance professionals and experts in this increasingly important area.

The event will feature roundtable discussion groups that will allow participants to share their own experiences, whilst learning about others.

From the Blockchain to a Global Comprehensive Marketplace


May 17, 2016


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Richard Olsen, founder and CEO of Lykke

On May 17, 2016, Lykke’s founder and CEO Richard Olsen, will give a talk at the Zurich MoneyMuseum.

Lykke is building a global marketplace on top of the blockchain for all asset classes and instruments. The marketplace is designed to accommodate different blockchain technology and aims to provider greater efficiency and fairness.

His discussant will be Matthias Niklowitz, an e-foresight analyst in Swisscom, computer scientist and business journalist.

Art Provenance and the Blockchain – Masha McConaghy

Blockchain Meetup Switzerland, held by Daniel Abebe

May 17, 2016

Swisscom Pirates Hub, Zurich

Masha McConaghy ascribe blockchain intellectual rights

Masha McConaghy of ascribe

Masha McConaghy is a curator and co-founder of ascribe, a blockchain-based digital copyrighting platform.

McConaghy will give a presentation on how blockchain technology can improve provenance and visibility of new media art.

Bitcoin: The MP3 Experience for Banking


May 24, 2016

The Lima Bar, Zurich


On Tuesday May 24, 2016, Nexussquared will hosted the fifth edition of DrinkUp, an event aimed at gathering Swiss and international blockchain aficionados in a casual environment.

At 6:30pm, a keynote speech will be addressed by Guido Rudolphi, a Bitcoin entrepreneur and one of the persons behind the “Bitcoin Bank” in Switzerland.

Israel Innovation Effect: Fintech & Cyber Showcase 2016

May 30, 2016


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The Israel Innovation Effect: Fintech and Cyber showcase 2016 (IIE 2016), occurring on May 30 at the UBS Grünenhof Conference Center in Zurich, intends to foster new business opportunities and technology partnerships between players from both country.

Organized by the Economic & Trade Department of the Embassy of Israel in Switzerland, in partnership with UBS and Accenture, the event will provide Swiss financial professionals and bankers with the opportunity to have 1:1 meetings with Israeli startups.

Behavioral Economics and Payment Industry

Zurich Behavioral Economics Network

June 06, 2016

Linde Oberstrass Restaurant, Zurich

Zurich Behavioral Economics Network

On June 06, 2016, the Zurich Behavioral Economics Network will host a meetup dedicated to the future of payments during which Sandro Graf from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences will speak about Swiss consumers’ changing behavior towards cash.

Other speakers will include Carsten Miehling, director of PPI Switzerland, and Guido Müller, general manager of MasterCard Switzerland.

SFS Summer Party

Swiss Finance Startups

June 09, 2016

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Event details and location to be announced.

Blockchain: The Next Financial Revolution?

Kapitalmarktforum Schweiz

June 16, 2016


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­The ‘Blockchain: The Next Financial Revolution’ event by Kapitalmarktforum Schweiz will be dedicated to explore the opportunities and risks of using blockchain technology in the financial services industry.

Speakers will include Dr. Paolo Tasca (ex- Deutsche Bundesbank) & Prof. Tomaso

Aste, both Co-Directors from University College London – Centre for Blockchain Technologies in London.

BigchainDB: A Scalable Blockchain Database – Trent McConaghy

Blockchain Meetup Switzerland, held by Daniel Abebe

June 21, 2016

Swisscom Pirates Hub, Zurich

Trent McConaghy ascribe blockchain intellectual property

Trent McConaghy of ascribe

Trent McConaghy is co-inventor of the BigchainDB scalable blockchain database, and ascribe for intellectual property on blockchains.

McConaghy will give a presentation of BigChainDB and explains how the technology can fill the gap in the decentralization ecosystem.

Konferenz Innovative Angebote im Retail Banking

Hochschule Luzern

June 23, 2016


Innovation retail banking event switzerland

Hochschule Luzern is hosting on June 23, its third conference dedicated to discussing current trends and issues in retail banking.

This year’s conference will focus on five topics:

  • Digitalization in the SME sector
  • Digitalization and brick and mortar stores
  • Banks and the crowd
  • Digital customer onboarding
  • Analytics in banking
International Money-Tech

June 28, 2016


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Money-Tech features 20 international digital payment and finance technology company pitches and offers 1on1 meetings.

Innovations presented will include digital currencies, mobile banking, peer-to-peer financing (crowdlending, crowdfunding), crypto finance, new trends insurance tech, robo advisors, among many others.

Speakers will include academics and executives from fintech startups and financial services firm including Roland Berger, Ascribe, the Ethereum Foundation, Nexussquared, Wikifolio, Crowdhouse, and more.

Get 15% off with our special code “fintech16”.

Swiss International Finance Forum

NZZ Konferenz

June 28, 2016


Swiss International Finance Forum

The 2016 Swiss International Finance Forum will be casting its gaze into the future. This year’s motto is “Back to Growth”.

Proven national and international experts will be showing how new business models can be developed and growth potential harnessed in the challenging environment in which the global economy currently finds itself. Special attention will be paid to the Fintech sector, which as a key driver of competition is capable of changing the industry.


SFS Meets “Wake up call mission” to London

Swiss Finance Startups

June 30, 2016

Swiss Finance Startups events switzerland

Event details and location to be announced.


Behavioral Economics & Big Data – Quo Vadis

Zurich Behavioral Economics Network

July 04, 2016

Linde Oberstrass Restaurant, Zurich

Zurich Behavioral Economics Network

Von Herbert Bucheli, Head of Business Analytics Services of VISECA Card Services SA (Aduno Group) will speak about the use of data in the payments industry.

The Zurich Behavioral Economics Network meetup is held at the restaurant Linde Oberstrass on the first Monday of each month. Registered as an association, the Zurich Behavioral Economics Network aims to serve as a platform for the exchange between science and practice.

SFS Politics Panel #2

Swiss Finance Startups

August 31, 2016

Swiss Finance Startups events switzerland

Event details and location to be announced.

Swiss Startups Awards

Swiss Startup Summit

September 22, 2016


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The “Swiss Startup Summit” is a campaign/roadshow of 5 months in the Swiss startup ecosystem, which includes all key players on a national level.

On September 22, 2016, it will reward the best startups in Switzerland in the areas of ICT, e-commerce, high-tech, e-health, gaming, women entrepreneurs, cleantech and fintech, during a grand startup competition finale.


Sibos 2016: Transforming the landscape


September 26 – 29, 2016

Palexpo, Geneva

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Sibos brings together senior figures from the global financial services and technology communities to network and explore key industry issues. For one week each year, delegates gather to discuss breaking developments and the future of finance.

This year’s Sibos will be held from September 26 to 29, 2016 at the Palexpo in Geneva and the main will be Transforming the Landscape. The program will explore rapidly evolving payments and securities industry trends, innovation in technology, disruptive competition and cultural shifts, as well as other hot topics affecting the financial industry.


Retail Banking Konferenz 2016

Hochschule Luzern

November 17, 2016

Hochschule Luzern, Zurich

Innovation retail banking event switzerland

Hochschule Luzern’s 2016 retail banking conference will explore the current challenges of the banking industry and discuss possible solutions to these issues.

The event will also present a number of studies and discuss the findings.


Insurance Forum 2016


November 22 – 23, 2016


Insurance forum 2016

Insurance Forum 2016 is Euroforum’s 15th annual event dedicated to the insurance industry.

This year, the conference will discuss the current challenges of the Swiss insurance industry and the impact of digitalization on the industry.


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