11 Fintech Conferences Your Business Needs To Attend
by Erin Holmes | January 14, 2018
Learn about the best conferences fintech has to offer for businesses to make new connections, discover new technologies and business models, and hear from the biggest thought leaders in the industry.
As fintech companies pave their way up the value chain, new technologies emerge that revolutionize how the worlds banks, enable their enormous customer base to invest, pay bills and do business.
Technology innovation has entered the focal point of the financial industry, conferences help bring key companies together to explore models in lending, payments, digital banking, wealth management and the blockchain.
Here are the top fintech conferences you can’t miss in 2018.
1. Empire Startups
April 18, 2018, New York City
Empire startups open up the landscape for payments, the blockchain, lending, robo-advisors, insurance tech, real estate and more. The conference attracts fintech entrepreneurs, as well as investors and service providers. The event offers keynotes, panels and demo updates from some of the top fintech companies globally.
2. Money 20/20
October 21-24, 2018, Las Vegas, NV
Money 20/20 focuses on payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce that crosses over into mobile, retail, marketing services, data, and technology. As one of the largest conferences of the year, they draw in over 11,000 attendees to address the ways consumers manage, spend and borrow money.
May 2018 (Not Final), San Jose, CA
Finovate is a financial and banking technology conference that brings together, venture capitalists, financial executives, industry analysts, press, and fintech entrepreneurs. Finovate is known for its short-form, demo only format, with over 1,000 fintech companies taking the stage.
April 9-11, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Lendit covers the innovation spectrum in the financial services industry. The conference includes panels on fintech, digital banking, the blockchain, and lending. They also offer explorations in insurtech, bank partnerships, financial inclusion, wealth management, policy, and more. Lendit connects lending, and fintech communities to share best practices and learn about the latest trends in Internet finance.
5. MIT Fintech
April 2018, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA
MIT Fintech brings together established entrepreneurs, policymakers, and industry leaders to discuss the future of the finance industry. The conference includes panels on access, inclusion, diversity, and policy. The goal of the conference is to harness technology and innovation to enhance accessibility.
6. London Fintech Week
July 7-14 2018, London, UK
Fintech Week is a weeklong event that encompasses a number of mini-venues, along with hackathons, networking parties, workshops, meetings, and more. Fintech Week’s goal is to unite the world of fintech to enhance the dialog between established multi-nationals, innovation firms, disruptive start-ups, governments, media, and investors.
April 17-19, Las Vegas, NV
Transact is focused on discovering best practices, new products and insights in the payments industry. The event is hosted by Electronic Transactions Association, the largest payments industry trade group. The event brings together fintech technology companies, networks, and payments companies together to make deals that shape the industry.
8. Block Show
2018 (TBA), Europe
Block Show is primarily focused on blockchain technology and applications. The one-day event provides information sessions, workshops, and startup competitions. The conference showcases established blockchain solutions, as well as prototypes that offer insight into the direction of the blockchain technology world.
9. Innovate Finance Global Summit
March 19-20, London, UK
The Innovate Finance Global Summit brings together financial and technology experts across business segments and niches to discuss major trends and issues. The goal of the conference is to immerse the financial technology industry in the ideas shaping global fintech, and in creating better, sustainable, financial services for future generations.
10. Future of Fintech
June 19-21 2018, New York, NY
Future of Fintech covers blockchain, emerging markets, early investing, reg tech, algorithmic hedge funds, and industry trends. The conference brings together the world’s largest financial institutions, fintech startups, and active venture investors. Future of Fintech offers a data-driven look at global financial technology investment trends, deals, investors and corporate activity.
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June 11-13 2018, Dublin
MoneyConf invites the world’s leading banks, tech firms, and disruptive startups to redefine the future of finance. Amid keynotes, fireside chats, and panel discussions from key players in the financial industry, MoneyConf is known for its legendary networking opportunities.
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