Top 30 Fintech Events To Attend in DACH in H2 2022by Fintechnews Switzerland June 27, 2022
2021 was a blockbuster year for fintech funding globally. In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, also referred to as the DACH region, fintech funding increased four-fold to US$10.8 billion, data from research platform Fintech Global show.
To showcase the region’s burgeoning fintech sector, a plethora of large-scale conferences and events are scheduled to take place in the coming months, promising to bring together the global fintech community to discuss the latest developments, emerging trends, as well as opportunities and challenges brought about digitalization.
Below, you’ll find a curated list of the top 30 fintech gatherings to attend in H2 2022 across the DACH region.
The Switzerland Startup Conference 2022
November 24, 2022, 18:00 – 20:00
Venue to be confirmed, Zurich, Switzerland
The Switzerland Startup Conference 2022 will bring together thousands of Swiss startup founders and international investors, featuring panel discussions, networking session, and presentation on the Swiss startup ecosystems.
Fintech Forum 2022
November 24, 2022
Airport Club, Frankfurt, Germany
Since 2013, Fintech Forum has offered award-winning insights and connections into the investors and founders behind “What’s next in European fintech”.
Participants will get to hear from top-notch investors and founders on the trends and opportunities across six key segments: payments, banking, asset management, insurance, capital markets, and blockchain/crypto/Web 3.0.
Retail Banking Conference 2022
November 24, 2022, 13:20 – 18:00
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Institute for Financial Services Zug IFZ, Campus Zug-Rotkreuz, Suurstoffi 1, Rotkreuz, Switzerland
The Retail Banking Conference 2022, taking place on November 24, 2022, will examine the current and future market environment, as well as the digital challenges faced by banks and financial service providers.
At this half-day event, participants will be provided with information on how the various competitors in retail banking in Switzerland are developing, which financial service offerings and developments from abroad are also of interest to the Swiss banking landscape and which digital solution approaches are the prominent ones in the prevailing market environment.
Respected personalities from the banking and finance sector will also give presentations on relevant developments in retail banking. In addition, the event will see the release of the annual IFZ Retail Banking Study.
Swiss Payment Forum 2022
November 21-22, 2022
Hybrid, Zurich Marriott Hotel, Switzerland
The Swiss Payment Forum brings together senior attendees from payment service providers, credit card companies, card and chip solution providers, payment processors, mobile network operators, trade and gastronomy as well as IT service providers and system providers with responsibilities in Payment systems, Payment transactions, Electronic and Mobile Banking and etc.
Look forward to these highlights:
- The megatrends of the 2020s and their impact on payment and banking
- Money in the digital age and the metaverse
- Real-time payments: use case for banks
- The future of payments and the role of central banks
- Is DeFi revolutionizing the financial world?
- Smartphone generation: expectations of banking
- Thinking outside the box: mobile payment in Spain
Register here: https://www.swisspaymentforum.ch/de
Tech Day 2022
November 17, 2022, 13:00 – 18:00
ThirtyFive Eventlocation, Wienerbergstraße 11, Vienna Twin Towers, Vienna, Austria
Tech Day is an annual event aimed at uniting the latest technological trends, forward-looking developments and innovative retail companies under one roof for one afternoon. The dynamic event combines short lectures and trade fair elements and intends to act as a bridging event between technology and trade.
On November 17, 2022, more than 170 leading representatives of the domestic trade as well as the tech and startup scene will discuss e-commerce shop systems, the latest payment trends, omnichannel solutions, blockchain, AI, and much more.
Like previous years, the 2022 event will also feature the Retail Innovation Awards, recognizing trading companies for the use of outstanding, innovative solutions across three categories: Best In-Store Solution, Best Online or Mobile Solution, and Best Omnichannel Innovation.
Topics covered will include AI, virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), logistics, mobile shopping and payment, blockchain, cybersecurity, mixed reality, and much more.
DACHsec IT Security Summit
November 15 – 16, 2022
Hilton Munich Park, Am Tucherpark 7, Munich, Germany
DACHsec is a CPE-certified, German-language IT security summit uniting 120+ senior cybersecurity professionals from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland to discuss their cyber security challenges and outline strategies to safeguard from them. Delegates represent the region’s private and public sectors and core industries, including banking and finance, automotive, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and utilities.
Participants will get to hear exclusive keynotes from trail-blazing industry executives as well as having the chance to watch live panel debates, benchmarking their approach to cybersecurity against peers. They will also get to take part in interactive Q&As, chat one-on-one with other attendees and access a library of educational content for 30-days after the event.
Participants will include leaders from the likes of BMW, BSI, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Siemens, Cyber-Security Council Germany and Deutsche Börse.
The Germany Startup Conference 2022
November 15, 2022, 18:00 – 20:00
The Germany Startup Conference 2022 will bring together thousands of German startup founders and international investors to discuss the domestic startup ecosystem. The event will feature panel discussions and networking sessions.
Fintech World22: Innovation in Competition
November 2-3, 2022
Deutsche Telekom AG Capital Representative Office, Berlin
There are an estimated 1,000 fintechs in the DACH region. An exact number is difficult to define, as new companies are constantly being founded, fintechs are merging, being bought or filing for bankruptcy. As the second largest fintech location in Europe and the largest in the EU, Germany plays a special role here.
At FintechWorld22 on November 2nd and 3rd, 2022 in Deutsche Telekom’s capital city representative office on Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin, you have the opportunity to present yourself as a fintech. If you work in a bank, FintechWordl22 offer you a good overview of a relevant section of the fintech scene. The aim of the two-day conference is to promote exchange between banks and fintechs.
Book your tickets here: https://www.bankingclub.de/events/fintech-world-2022/
The Future of Insurance Europe 2022
*This is a sponsored event
October 18 – 19, 2022
Hotel Novotel Amsterdam City, Netherlands
Insurance is evolving. Paper to digital, protection to prevention – these transformations will touch every aspect of the industry. As tech development exceeds innovation capacity, an agile, future-focused strategy has never been more critical. Customers expect a perfectly tailored journey, and the technology behind all of this progress can cause more headaches than it solves. Insurers are now faced with the challenges of going fully digital and the knowledge that if they do not, they will be left behind in the wake of a changing world.
Join 350+ of your senior peers at Reuters Events: The Future of Insurance Europe 2022 (18-19 October, Amsterdam) to discuss strategy, technology, customer, and the industry’s trajectory. FOI Europe 2022 will deliver everything you need to propel your strategy forward, clear innovation bottlenecks, and reinvent insurance to prepare for our ever-evolving future.
5th Annual World Digital Banking Summit
September 29 – 30, 2022
Titanic Gendarmenmarkt Berlin, Berlin, Germany
The fifth edition of the Annual World Digital Banking Summit will take place on September 29 and 30, 2022 as a hybrid event in Berlin, bringing together banking, financial services and fintech professionals to discuss how integrated solutions are shaping the future of digital banking. Leading professionals from global brands will be in attendance to share their experiences and discuss trending topics such as AI, ML, deep learning, cognitive computing, NLP, digital assets and much more.
This year’s event will focus on building future-oriented banking models by accelerating the pace of digital transformation and providing a customer-centered experience while following regulations and ensuring security.
23. Key Note Event
September 23, 2022
The 23rd Key Note Event will take place on September 22nd, 2022 and invites various lectures on the subject of digitization.
Further information on the speakers and the detailed content will follow.
Swiss Digital Finance Conference
September 21, 2022
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Rotkreuz, Switzerland
The Swiss Digital Finance Conference connects players from the Swiss financial sector, informs them about relevant technology trends and how they are changing the industry. The theme of this year’s conference is: “Decentralized Finance (DeFi) in Metaverse – A new Fintech Revolution?”.
- At the Swiss Digital Finance Conference, the classic world of finance meets its challengers from the digital age.
- The conference gives the audience an overview of the latest technology trends and how they are affecting the financial sector.
- Participants get to know the digital possibilities and tools of the next generation better and meet at eye level
What is it about?
- Digital transformation of financial services
- Fintech, specifically DeFi and Metaverse
- Finding new business models and transforming existing ones
The conference is aimed at business and IT managers and executives, professionals from banks, wealth managers, investors and insurance companies, as well as technology, telecommunications and consulting companies, strategy managers, business developers, fintech companies and everyone who is interested in digital financial services.
Register here: https://blog.hslu.ch/sdfc/
CV Summit 2022
September 14 – 15, 2022
Theater Casino Zug, 4 Artherstrasse, Zug, Switzerland
CV Summit is coming back on September 14 and 15, 2022 for two days of insightful panels, keynotes, networking, and more.
Designed to facilitate high-level discourse and showcase the Swiss blockchain ecosystem as one of the leading blockchain innovation and investment landscapes in the world, CV Summit will bring together investors, corporates, and high-profile individuals in one place in order to examine how the present and future applications of blockchain technology can help optimize and evolve businesses, revolutionize healthcare, modernize governmental institutions, support art and culture, and improve people’s daily lives as a whole.
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.
Register here: Swiss Fintech Fair
September 08, 2022, 09:00 – 19:00
Alter Stahlbau, Fredenhagen, Sprendlinger Landstraße 193-195, Offenbach, Germany
The CryptX conference is coming back for its second edition on September 08, 2022, bringing together the blockchain and digital asset industry to talk and discuss emerging trends in the space.
The event will explore the implications and opportunities for the payment and banking industry and provide insights into current developments and concepts. The focus is not only on the experts and industry leaders shaping the industry, but above all the guests who will be given an opportunity to exchange ideas with their peers, experts and trendsetters from the industry.
Cryptomonnaie Messe Zurich HB
September 06 – 08, 2022
Zurich HB, Bahnhofplatz, Haupthalle 1600 M2, Zurich, Switzerland
From September 06 to 08, 2022, the Cryptomonnaie fair will take place in the heart of Zurich, bringing together participants from around the world, banks and fintechs to discuss some of the hottest trends in the cryptocurrency and broader fintech industry, including open banking, sustainable finance, NFTs and the metaverse.
The event will feature panel discussions, live podcasts, networking sessions, and more.
5th Annual GRASFI Conference
September 05 – 07, 2022
The 5th Annual Conference is currently being planned by the Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (CSP) and the Center of Competence in Sustainable Finance (CCSF) at the University of Zurich.
Areas covered will include data and reporting and the use of technology including AI and big data; regulators, regulation and policy; stakeholders and market trends in the areas of banking, sustainable investments and investor preferences; and finance, society and the national environment.
August 29 – 31, 2022
Frankfurt Marriott Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany
Just a few years ago, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) were still attracting very little interest. Only a handful of central banks were even looking into it. If at all, discussions about CBDC were often held behind closed doors.
Then, however, a number of central banks began implementing pilot projects with the aim of better understanding the challenges associated with CBDC. Studies have also been published on this topic.
At the same time, technological innovations facilitated the advent of cryptocurrencies and, in the wake of Facebook’s announcement of plans to introduce Libra, CBDC was thrust into the spotlight almost overnight.
Organized by Lighthouse Communications, the CBDC Conference is the leading event in the field of CBDC, offering representatives of central banks, retail banks, technology providers, policy makers and academics a platform to learn about the latest developments in CBDC, exchange ideas with experts and peers, and advance the cause of CBDC.
The CBDC Conference is geared towards delegates who have a professional interest in CBDC, and will discuss topics such as the opportunities and challenges brought about CBDCs, central banks’ motivations in launching a CBDC, design and policy considerations when introducing a CBDC, and more. The event will also explore actual CBDC projects, including the Bahamas Digital Currency Sand Dollar and Project eNaira.
Open Banking Summit 2022
25 Aug 2022
Google Cloud, Europaallee 36, Zurich
OpenBankingProject.ch and its members invite to the third edition of the Open Banking Summit.
This year, they are following the national and international developments relating to Open Banking and are offering you a trend-setting overview. To do this, they dare to think outside the box and show you a summary of relevant international initiatives and inspiring use cases. These first-hand insights will help you to keep track of global activities and maybe you can take important impulses for your company with you.
“Ask the Expert” At the panel, you also have the opportunity to ask the experts your questions and immerse yourself in further discussions over an aperitif riche and exchange ideas with other guests.
Register here: https://www.openbankingproject.ch
2022 Regulating Financial Markets
August 22 – 23, 2022
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt, Germany
The 2022 Conference on Regulating Financial Markets will take place from August 22 and 23, 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
The event will discuss topics including the use of big data and machine learning (ML) in financial regulation, the economics of climate change, the relevance of digitalization for financial markets and their regulation, the impact of regulation on competition among banks and shadow banks, and more.
The academic keynote speakers will be Itay Goldstein (Wharton School) and Manju Puri (Duke University).
2nd International Conference on Payments and Settlement
July 14 – 15, 2022
Deutsche Bundesbank, Eltville, Germany
Economic analysis of payment and settlement systems has risen in importance as a topic for researchers and analysts in central banks, academia and not least with market participants around the world.
The contribution of safe and efficient payment and settlement systems as a backbone for the financial system has been widely acknowledged especially against the background of financial crises and the current pandemic.
Moreover, innovations such as distributed ledger technology (DLT)-driven forms of settlement as well as the entrance of new participants with non-financial but technological backgrounds has led to potential far-reaching impacts which need to be analyzed and understood properly.
The significance of (big) data within payment systems and its linkage to the real economy to gain competitive benefits has intensified.
Market developments such as the upcoming consolidation of TARGET2 and TARGET2-Securities clearly involve new scopes to empirically and scientifically accompany adjusted payment and settlement systems by applying advanced analytics.
On July 14 and 15, 2022, the Deutsche Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank, will host its second International Conference on Payments and Settlement in Eltville, Germany, exploring these precise trends and developments, and delving into their potential implications.
Finale German Startup Cup Fintech
July 11, 2022, 13:30 – 18:00
TechQuartier, Platz der Einheit 2, Frankfurt, Germany
On July 11, the Finale of the German Startup Cup Fintech will take place at TechQuartier in Frankfurt, presenting the four finalists – Comeco, CashOnLedger, Kudona and UnitedCrowd – and their innovations.
The startups will present the technologies of their companies in short pitches, after which they will be questioned by a jury of experts. After all the pitches, the jury and the spectators will vote on the best startups.
In addition to the finale, the event will feature two insightful panel discussions: one on banks’ imperative to innovate, focusing on topics such as IT, cloud computing and tech infrastructure, and the other, on emerging trends such as environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) standards, cryptocurrency and quant computing.
Participants can expect the latest innovations in the fintech space as well as the opportunity to network with a specialist audience.
DigitalFuture Summit 2022
July 07 – 08, 2022
Hybrid, ESMT Berlin, Schloßplatz 1, Berlin, Germany
Organized by the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin), the DigitalFuture Summit (DFS) is an annual conference and networking event that offers highly qualified students and young professionals a chance to connect with business leaders to discuss the intersection of business and technology, and what it means for the future.
The summit aims to offer a learning experience by providing a space for exchanging ideas and information through panel discussions, keynotes and hands-on workshops.
Talents also have the chance to pitch their own ideas in front of an audience of successful investors, founders, and a group of almost 600 international students. Topics for startups participating in the DFS Pitch Competition are the DFS’s six pillars: mobility, technology, information, sustainability, health, and work. Winners receive a monetary prize and support from Vali Berlin, the entrepreneurship hub at ESMT Berlin.
This year’s event will take place in a hybrid format on July 7 and 8, 2022.
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.
Register here: Merchant Payments Ecosystem
Startup Summit Bremen
July 01, 2022, 16:00 – 23:59
Alte Werft, Stephaniekirchenweide 19, Bremen, Germany
The Startup Summit Bremen is where the region’s startup, tech and innovation community meets. During this year’s event, participants will get to meet the makers of over 50 startups, scaleups, grownups, agile corporates and startup supporters from Bremen and Umzu, to share knowledge and network.
Key topics covered will include corporate innovation and potential for cooperation with startups, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, startup funding, startup exits, and more. The event will feature the Award Ceremony of the Bremen Startup Award 2022, a pitch contest, as well as networking sessions.
Fintech 2022: Mastering the Transformation
June 29, 2022
Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, Switzerland
Banks and insurance companies are in a multi-layered upheaval. In order to master the digital transformation with all its facets, banks, insurance companies, start-ups and the like must be successful on many fronts at the same time. Organizational culture, technological know-how and creative business models and strategies must interact symbiotically in order to master the transformation. The organizational culture must allow for more agile and collaborative approaches. From the back to the front office, technology must pave the way for the future. And last but not least, the financial players must have the courage to break new strategic ground with open finance, new business models and value chains.
Those who neglect the interfaces between these success factors risk losing customers and talent and being among the losers in the next chapter of the transformation. That’s why the leading FinTech conference of “Finanz und Wirtschaft” brings together pioneers, visionary practitioners and decision-makers from various fields.
According to the current status and decision of the Federal Council of February 16, 2022, the event will be held physically, without a mask and certificate. Registered participants will be informed continuously.
Register here: https://www.fuw-forum.ch/fintech-2022
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.
Register here: Swiss Fintech Awards Night 2022
Germany Summit 2022
June 28 – 29, 2022
Plug and Play Germany GmbH, Balanstrasse 73 Haus 10, 1. Stock (First Floor), Munich, Germany
The Germany Summit 2022 in Munich will allow participants to immerge themselves in what the health, retail and fintech industries will look like in 2030 and leave with unique perspectives and inspiration.
With Startup Creasphere – the first health-focused innovation in Munich – transforming healthcare, trendsetting businesses sharing insights into the shifting future of retail, and demos from exceptional startups that are shaping the new era of fintech, untapped opportunities are just around the corner.
Three expos on these topics will be taking place, in addition to keynote speakers, pilot project showcases, panel discussions, insights from corporate speakers, trends and insights from various industries, and much more.
Metaverse and NFT Get-Together – Hype or Future?
June 28, 2022, 18:00 – 23:30
Room D, Quarter 21 / Museum Quarter, Museumsplatz 1, Vienna, Austria
Entrepreneurs and creative people use metaverse and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as a basis for sustainable business models.
During this event, experts from the Austrian Association for Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT Austria), loob.io, Fachhochschule Technikum Wien, deZentrale.at, Austrian Post and other organizations, will present the metaverse as well as discuss NFT-centric business models and best practices for their implementation.
Topics will include the opportunities brought about the metaverse, NFT security, startup funding, charity fundraising, and the industries/projects best suited for metaverse and NFT-centric business models.
>>venture>> Award Ceremony 2022
June 28, 2022, 18:00
ETH Zürich, Switzerland
On June 28, the 2022 Award Ceremony will celebrate the winning entrepreneurs of >>venture>> on the 25th anniversary of Switzerland’s leading startup competition.
During the event, the top three winning entrepreneurs in each industry verticals, which are Finance and Insurance, Health and Nutrition, ICT, Industrials and Engineering and Retail and Consumer Services, will be announced. In addition, >>venture>> will crown the 2022 competition’s grand prize winner who will be taking home the coveted prize of CHF 150,000.
In collaboration with our media partner RTS, we will announce the recipient of the >>venture>> Audience Award, who will bring home CHF 10,000.
Doors will open at 18:00. The Award Ceremony will start at 18:30.
Get your FREE ticket here: >>venture>> Award Ceremony 2022
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