16 Upcoming Fintech Events in the US

16 Upcoming Fintech Events in the US

by August 4, 2021

Across the US and around the world, live events are back in full force and gathering steam. In key fintech hubs like New York and California, major trade shows and events are scheduled to take place in the coming months, promising to gather some of the industry’s most influential experts and thought leaders.

We’ve compiled a list of the top upcoming fintech events and gatherings for professionals to keep up with the latest developments and build meaning connections with industry leaders.

LendIt Fintech Nexus

September 01 – 02, 2021

Loews Miami Beach Hotel, FL

LendIt Fintech Nexus

LendIt Fintech, one of the leading event series dedicated to financial services innovation, will be launching its inaugural dealmakers event, Fintech Nexus, taking place in Miami as a live event in September.

Fintech Nexus will be an exclusive, invite-only partnering event for fintech decision-makers. The focus of the event will be to facilitate high-quality one-on-one meetings between banks and solutions providers, and fintechs and investors.

{DeFi}ntech Retreat 2021

September 8, 2021

Stone Mountain Estates, Calabasas, CA

{DeFi}ntech Retreat 2021

{DeFi}ntech Retreat 2021 will bring together executives, investors, entrepreneurs and professionals in decentralized finance (DeFi). Attendees will get to participate in intimate networking and interactive discussions about the latest innovations, opportunities and challenges surrounding DeFi.

Key topics covered will include DeFi trends, exchanges, cryptourrencies, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), regulation, lending and fraud.

Confirmed speakers include top executives from companies like ShapeShift, Mojito, Framework Ventures, Patomak Global Partners, Celsius.Network, TransUnion, the World Economic Forum, JP Morgan Chase, and

This is a limited seating event with only 125 passes available.

Finovate Fall

September 13 – 15, 2021

The Marriott Marquis Times Square, New York, NY

Finovate Fall

After a year of remote events, FinovateFall will return in 2021 for an in-person event. This year’s edition will provide participants with the chance to reconnect face-to-face with the fintech community and plot a course for the future.

The event will feature live demos of innovative fintech solutions and networking opportunities. Participants will also get to hear expert advice from key influencers.

Finovate Awards

September 14, 2021

Edison Ballroom, New York, NY

Finovate Awards

The Finovate Awards will recognize the companies driving fintech innovation forward and the individuals bringing new ideas to life.

The awards will bring leading banks, fintech firms, accelerators, and individuals together to compete against each other in 25 different categories including consumer lending, digital banking, SMB/SME, ID management, and crown a grand winner in each.

2021 US Fintech Symposium

September 23 – 24, 2021

Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, FL

2021 US Fintech Symposium

The 2021 US Fintech Symposium is a two-day fintech conference that will discuss the practical uses of advanced enterprise technologies within the finance and financial services industries. Attendees will hear presentations and panel discussions from fintech industry experts pertaining to blockchain, robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, banking APIs and more.

​​The event will provide finance, banking, technology and other executives an opportunity to learn about the latest fintech developments. Furthermore, there will be extensive opportunities to network with other fintech professionals.

One of the goals of the US Fintech Symposium is to enable attendees to learn, discuss and evaluate fintech topics with a greater degree of certainty and industry insight.

Boston Fintech Week

September 28 – October 01, 2021

Boston, MA, and virtually

Boston FinTech Week 2021

Boston Fintech Week will be back from September 28 to October 1, 2021. During this week, fintech experts and thought-leaders will explore new technologies and new ways of doing business, with an eye on sustainable finance, inclusivity, environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), decentralized finance, and — of course — the post-COVID future.

Boston Fintech Week will feature keynotes, panel discussions, and fireside chats and a global audience of thousands of senior attendees from across the financial services industry.

2021 Fintech World Digital Economy Summit

October 01, 2021

National Press Club, Washington, DC

2021 Fintech World Digital Economy Summit

After a challenging year for in-person events across the globe, Fintech World is returning to the exclusive National Press Club in Washington, DC on October 01, 2021, to host its flagship mastermind fintech event.

The 9th Annual Fintech World Summit will focus on the digital economy and will feature some of the greatest minds in the industry as they share their wealth of knowledge and insights on the rapidly evolving digital economy.

Discussion highlights will include the changing regulatory landscape for cryptocurrencies, SPACs, NFTs, tokenization, and banking; how the industry has been impacted by the pandemic; and novel ways to capitalize on innovations in blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML). The summit will also explore the future of digital money, cryptocurrencies and stablecoins as mankind embarks on its fourth industrial revolution.


October 04 – 06, 2021

The Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX and virtually


Lend360 is an annual summit for the leaders in online lending that explores fintech industry trends and new technologies impacting consumer lenders, small business lenders, service partners, investors, bank representatives, and more.

After holding the 2020 event virtually, this year’s event will provide participants with the option of joining virtually or in-person at its first ever hybrid event. Participants will get to connect with the influencers shaping the fintech industry during a series of networking events, women-led panels and discussions, as well as through private meetings designed with their interests and targets in mind.

Future of Fintech 2021

October 05 – 06, 2021

New York, NY and virtually

Future of Fintech 2021

Future of Fintech 2021 is back in NY as the must-attend forum for understanding the evolution of financial services and as a live marketplace for connecting industry buyers and sellers.

The event will look at recent fintech developments, and will provide in-depth analysis on important trends driving financial services. Key topics will include challenger banks, banking-as-a-service, real-time payments, digital wallets, the buy now pay later (BNPL) frenzy, and ESG investing.

Futures in Finance Day 2021

October 14 – 15, 2021

Cal Poly Multi Activity Center (MAC), San Luis Obispo, CA and virtually

Futures in Finance Day 2021

Futures in Finance Day (FFD) is California Polytechnic University’s Financial Management Association’s annual industry-specific career fair. Each year, it brings on average 300 students who attend to provide recruiters with opportunities to fill summer internships and full-time positions.

FFD connects all students from Orfalea College of Business to recruiters from across a variety of finance industries based on student preferences and interests. This year, the organizer has partnered with Cal Poly Fintech, Real Estate, Investment Banking, and more to create a more holistic career fair.

New York Fintech Week 2021

October 18 – 22, 2021

New York, NY and virtually

New York Fintech Week 2021

New York Fintech Week was designed to be an inclusive collaboration of the entire startup ecosystem. It’s a series of events highlighting different fintech initiatives and range from conferences and invitation-only roundtables to events free to the community.

This year’s New York Fintech Week will include Pitch Day sponsored by Mastercard, the Banking Innovation Roundtable, as well as the Empire Fintech Conference.

Empire Fintech Conference

October 19, 2021

New World Stages, New York, NY

Empire Fintech Conference

The Empire Fintech Conference, the highlight of the New York Fintech Week, will bring together over 600 attendees. The event will feature startup demos, keynotes, live podcasts and networking sessions, showcasing the latest in fintech.

Participants will get to hear from those forging new trails in payments, blockchain, lending, wealth, insurtech, real estate, and more. In addition to attracting hundreds of entrepreneurs, this fintech conference will also play host to the investors and service providers that help accelerate startups.

Money20/20 USA

October 24 – 27, 2021

The Venetian Resort, Las Vegas, NV and virtually

Money2020 USA 2021

Money20/20 is the fintech industry’s premier content, sales and networking platform, and the go-to source for in-depth analysis and insight.

After a year of lackluster meetings and stilted conversations, this year’s event will be held in-person in Las Vegas, and promises to offer participants more catalysts for spontaneity and serendipitous moments than ever before.

The Voice of Money

November 10, 2021

Clinton Hall, New York, NY

The Voice of Money

The Voice of Money will present a one-day only gathering focusing on voice tech, AI, and modern banking and finance. Key topics covered will include conversational AI in banking, the future of payments, and voice, AI and risk management.

Invest Connect

November 15 – 16, 2021

New York Hilton Midtown

Invest Connect

With exponentially more wealth management clients going digital in 2020, many firms have responded with similar offerings. Now, as wealthtech accelerates faster than expected, firms are looking to differentiate themselves based on superior user experiences.

Featuring engaging demos highlighting the industry’s most impressive advances, Invest Connect will gather senior leaders to provide insight into how innovative firms are using new strategies and technologies to better serve their clients.

Key topics will include wealthtech trends, technology-driven hyper-personalization, and the rise of APIs.

LendIt Fintech LatAm 2021

December 07 – 08, 2021

JW Marriott Marquis Miami, FL

LendIt Fintech LatAm 2021

LendIt Fintech LatAm is where finance executives transforming the LatAm lending and banking industries come together to learn, network and do business.

This year’s edition will allow participants to discover new opportunities, how to mitigate risk, and what the new financial reality means for their businesses.


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