9 Upcoming Online and Hybrid Fintech Events in Switzerlandby Fintechnews Switzerland January 26, 2021
With COVID-19 still spreading, virtual conferences and hybrid events continue to be the preferred way for many fintech professionals and entrepreneurs to connect with their peers and build business connections, while remaining safe.
For Swiss fintech professionals looking to network and learn more about the latest trends in the space to watch out for, we’ve compiled a list of eight upcoming online and hybrid fintech events happening in the first half of 2021 to attend and watch live.
Are Fintechs the Silver Bullet to Achieve the SDGs?
January 26, 2021, 12:30 – 13:30 CET
This one-hour online event is part of the Think Tank Hub’s Think Tank Talk series, which aims to shed light on the question of how countries can enable a faster and more comprehensive mobilization of mainstream finance (private and institutional investors, as well as customers) towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
By harnessing a more sustainable financial system, fintechs contribute to finance the SDGs and the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
Speakers for this online event will include representatives from think tank foraus, Fundaciòn Capital, the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, Instituto ProPague from Brazil, and SDPI from Pakistan.
This event is a collaboration between the Think Tank Hub Geneva and the Sustainable Fintech initiative of foraus – Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy.
VoiceBot for Banking: How can AI improve your customer experience + Online Networking
January 27 2021, 17:45 – 20:00 CET
Banking bots generate better results and enhanced experiences for financial services companies. They can generate additional revenue opportunities, increase sales conversion rates, onboard new customers faster and more efficiently, improve debt collection, and lower the cost of service, all while bringing a new level of superior customer experience.
VoiceBot for Banking: How can AI improve your customer experience? will be bringing together experts from Spitch, Adnovum and Postfinance to discuss banking bots and the opportunities they bring.
UK Fintech Mission to Switzerland and Austria
January 28, 2021, 10:00 – 17:00 CET
The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) and Scottish Development International (SDI) are hosting a virtual event on January 28, 2021, aimed at providing a platform for exchanging and discussing the latest trends, demands and solutions in finance and banking, insurance and investment between UK fintechs and Swiss and Austrian organizations.
37 UK startups have been selected across a wide range of sectors and verticals to showcase their solutions and services. In addition to that, speakers representing the likes of HITS, a Generali Swiss-based insurtech hub, the Open Earth Foundation, Swiss Sustainable Finance and Sustainable Finance Geneva, as well as fintech influencer and commentator Chris Skinner, will discuss how intelligent automation, performance analytics and big data will impact professionals as well as customers.
Vision Bank – Vision Finanzplatz Schweiz #15 Auf Stabilität bauen
February 04, 2021, 14:00 – 15:30 CET
The 15th edition of Vision Bank – Vision Finanzplatz Schweiz has been canceled and instead replaced with a free webinar featuring representatives from Pictet Group, the Swiss Bankers Association, and TransferWise.
Topics covered will include investment leadership, customer experience, and financial stability.
February 10, 2021, 18:00 – 19:15 CET
>>venture>> is an annual competition that supports startups in five verticals: finance and insurance, health and nutrition, information and communications technology (ICT), industrials and engineering, and retail and consumer services. The competition awards over CHF 500’000 in cash prizes each year.
A joint initiative of ETH Zurich, McKinsey & Company, Knecht Holding, Innosuisse and EPFL >>venture>> has been led by the >>venture>> foundation since 2013.
F10 Zurich Demo Day Incubation Batch 6
F10 Zurich Incubation Batch VI is officially graduating. Entrepreneurs are excited to show what they’ve accomplished and enter the virtual stage to pitch their startup in front of our entire global F10 ecosystem.
Logging in is definitely worthwhile as you will first hear about the great progress their startups have made and their solution and use cases. Then you will have the opportunity to network with F10’s ecosystem as well as learn more about the F10 programs or the invaluable experiences of Corporate Partners when it comes to corporate/startup collaboration.
Please register for the event selecting the ticket category that fits best to you.
IFZ Fintech Konferenz 2021
March 03, 2021, 13:20 – 18:00 CET
The IFZ of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences will be holding its annual fintech conference on March 08, 2021 as an online event.
The event will provide up-to-date content on digital development and collaboration in the fintech area from banks and other companies. It will also look at the impact of fintech on society, political bodies, the media, banks and financial services companies, and academic institutions.
Confirmed speakers will include representatives from companies and organizations such as Solarisbank, RepRisk, Daura, Valyo, decentriq and the Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ.
Swiss Cyber Security Days (SCSD) 2021
March 10 – 11, 2021
The 3rd edition of Swiss Cyber Security Days (SCSD) will be an exclusively online event to circumvent the restrictions on meeting other people implemented due to the continuing coronavirus crisis.
SCSD 2021 will dedicate two full days to those who believe in the promise of a reasonable Internet being restored: The local heroes, the security ideologues, but also the giants who have shaped the world today.
The curated program on the six stages will focus on four main themes: national security, SMEs, identity, as well as verticals, including finance, health, mobility and manufacturing.
START Summit 2021
March 22 – 27, 2021
START Summit is Europe’s largest student-run conference for entrepreneurship and technology. It aims to actively promote innovation by connecting more than 5,000 startups, investors, corporates and young talents.
For the first time in 25 years the START Summit 2021 will take place in a hybrid form, both virtually and physically, in St. Gallen and Helsinki.
Confirmed speakers include Anna Irrera, chief fintech correspondent at Reuters, Julian Teicke, founder and CEO and the Wefox Group, as well as Dr. Othmar Karas, vice-president of the European Parliament.