The 2018 Fintech conferences not to miss

By David Beach | 20 February 2018

Conferencing is a key part of the fintech industry and the only way to stay up to date with the ever quickening pace of technological change in your sector. 


This list provides you with all the dates, prices and event bios all in one, handy place. Be sure to bookmark this page as we will be updating when and where event information is released to us.

 

March

Pay360

1st March

The Crystal, London

For: Payments

From: Free for EPA members

Website

What they say: "PAY360 is a cutting edge conference for senior decision makers from the payments industry. This one-day event combines keynote from influential payments leaders, lively panel debates on topical issues and new product pitches from paytech start-ups. All followed by the Emerging Payments Awards launch party."

OWIN18 (Objectway)

6-7th March

Villa Miani, Rome

For: Asset & Wealth Managers

From: £ - N/A

Website

What they say: "Attend the full day of expert views on the latest industry trends and challenges, product innovation sessions, and networking opportunities with Objectway’s community. Take the unique chance to experience the exclusive private tour at the Vatican Museums and the amazing Sistine Chapel."

FinovateEurope

6-9th March

ExCeL London

For: startups looking to network

From: £1,795 (Discounts available)

Website

What they say: "See cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology in a unique, short-form, demo format. Plus new for 2018....after the 70+ demos, get advice and insights from another 120+ fintech experts in a newly expanded programme."

Money 20/20 Asia

13-15th March

The Marina Sands Expo, Singapore

For: Fintech

From: $3000 (USD)

Website

What thy say: "Money20/20 Asia will bring together senior representatives from across the ecosystem – from the mighty markets of China and India, global financial hubs of Hong Kong and Singapore, innovation centres of Japan, South Korea and Australia and emergent fintech markets such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, the Philippines and more to connect and create the future of money.

From the next generation of fintech superstars, established Asian powerhouses and trailblazing start-ups from across the payments, fintech and financial services ecosystem, the power in Money20/20 is that everyone shaping the future of money is there, every time. They will all be seizing the opportunity to meet the person or land the deal that will change the trajectory of their business."

EMEA Trading Conference (FIX)

15th March

Old Billingsgate, London

For: Trading

From: £649 (non-member)

Website

What they say: "One of Europe’s largest one-day electronic trading events is celebrating its 10th year. The 2018 EMEA Trading Conference will cover the most pressing issues facing the institutional trading community and provide a neutral platform for buy-side, sell-side, exchanges, vendors and regulators to share their ideas on how the community can continue to collaborate

This “must attend” full-day event has been created by a dedicated team of industry practitioners, including senior representatives from leading firms in the region. This conference will offer an interactive programme that truly addresses market needs, providing impartial, high-quality content suitable for industry professionals."

RiskMinds Insurance

19-21st March

Hotel Okira, Amsterdam

For: CROs & Insurance

From: £999

Website

What they say: "Rethinking risk management for insurance companies. The world's leading conference for risk managers within insurance. Three days, 55 global CROs, 80 speakers and 250+ senior attendees determine the future of risk in the insurance market."

OpRisk North America

19-22nd March

New York Marriott Marquis

For: CROs and risk managers

From: $3,299 (USD)

Website

What they say: "Risk.net's award-winning OpRisk North America is back for its 20th year! This industry must-attend conference gathers 500+ senior operational risk directors from leading tier 1 banks, buy-side firms and regulators from across the globe."

Cloud Expo Europe

21-22nd March

ExCeL London

For: CIOs & IT

From: £ - N/A

Website

What they say: "There’s no escaping the importance of cloud technology. And there’s no turning from the power of a solid cloud strategy. At Cloud Expo Europe 2018, hundreds of global experts and industry-leading suppliers will showcase and share their secrets with you. Co-located with Cloud Security Expo, Big Data World, Smart IoT London & Data Centre World."

Crypto Summit (SMART VALOR)

28th March

Zurich

For: Blockchain & ICOs

From: CHF780.00

Website

What they say: "Join top crypto movers and shakers, game changers, investors, entrepreneurs and start-ups at Switzerland’s premier cryptocurrency and blockchain conference."

 

April

LendIt Fintech USA

9-11th April

Moscone West, San Francisco

For: Lenders and fintech

From: $2,095 (until March 3rd)

Website

What they say: "The World’s Leading Event in Financial Services Innovation in Fintech, Digital Banking, Blockchain & Lending."

North American Innovation Summit

17th April

Convene, New York

For: AI and Data Innovation

From: Start-up: Free, End-users: $335, Vendor Early Bird: $1,099

Website

What they say: "Following the success of our European event, WatersTechnology would like to introduce the inaugural North American Innovation Summit. This event will provide a platform to bring together technologists, heads of innovation, business leaders and fintech entrepreneurs to discuss the latest advances in financial technology."

Blockchain Expo Global

18-19th April

Olympia London

For: Blockchain

From: Free

Website

What they say: "Blockchain Expo, the leading global established blockchain for business event, will be arriving at London’s Olympia on 18-19 April 2018, bringing together industry leaders for two days of world-class content from leading brands embracing and developing cutting edge blockchain technologies. Blockchain Expo is expected to attract over 6,000 dedicated blockchain delegates over the two days."

Innovate Finance Global Summit

19-20th April

The Guildhall, London

For: Fintech

From: Early bird (ends February) £1,095

Website

What they say: "From fireside chats on the crypto boom to interactive panels on AI and machine learning, join fintech’s leaders and innovators at IFGS in March 2018. See what to expect this year by viewing the summit agenda. You can filter your search by fintech theme, session format and location (across our three stages!). Please just check each tab to ensure your results have been returned."

Tradetech Europe

25-26th April

Palais Des Congrès, Paris

For: equity trading professionals

From: Buy Side: Free, Sell Side: €2,999, Vendor: €3,899

Website

What they say: "The only place where you can network and benchmark with 1000 senior equity trading professionals from the who’s who of the global equity trading community.

"Discover how to ensure full compliance of MiFID II, supercharge your trading suite and workflow, and find new opportunities for sourcing liquidity and alpha generation in the increasingly complex European equities market."

Payments 2018 (NACHA)

29- (May) 2nd April

San Diego Convention Center, San Diego

For: Payments

From: $995

Website

What they say: "PAYMENTS 2018 unites thousands of payments system stakeholders from business end-user and financial and technology services organizations to debate and explore the more pressing issues and opportunities today.

Attendees will experience: Outstanding education with more concurrent sessions and workshops featuring payments and innovation experts; a lively and interactive expo show floor featuring Innovation Hub, a totally unique knowledge sharing platform; incomparable networking opportunities tailored especially for executives and senior-level payments professionals from all macro environments including mobile, retail, and technology."

 

May

CFO Agenda

9th May

Twickenham Stadium, London

For: CFOs & treasurers

From: £449

Website

What they say: "The CFO agenda will welcome 200+ CFOs and senior finance professionals at Twickenham Stadium in London to discuss strategy & business partnering, transformation and operational & performance agility.

"A wealth of industry experts and finance professionals lead strategic discussions on supporting talent through disruption, enhancing organisational agility and the CFO as a relationship builder. Speakers include CFOs from: Bupa, Sky, Starbucks, Swissport, L’Oreal, McDonalds, Kellogg’s & Viacom."

FX Invest Europe

15th May

Hilton City centre, Frankfurt

For: FX community

From: Buy side: Free, Banks €999

Website

What they say: "The FX market landscape has arguably never been more challenging. From the ongoing liquidity woes, shrinking dealer balance sheets, uncertainty caused by Brexit and ongoing regulatory reform to name but a few, the FX market is undergoing a serious make over.

"Featuring asset managers, corporates, hedge funds, regulators plus many more, FX Invest Europe is the leading investor forum to hear from the most influential players in the FX community as they share their individual market views and experience to help navigate the forex market in the year ahead."

ACT

15-16th May

Liverpool

For: CFOs & treasurers

From: £1,014

Website

What they say: "Treasurers are increasingly expected to plan for global instability in their organisations, make sense of technological innovation and take a strategic lead in navigating their business through risky disruption. To help you succeed in this challenging marketplace, we are focusing two days of discussion, 100 speakers and over 1,000 attendees on how treasurers can ensure they have stronger influence in their organisation whilst harnessing smarter innovation to add increased value."

Mobey Day Toronto

23-24th May

Steam Whistle Brewery, Toronto

For: Innovators

From: $800 (CAD)

Website

What they say: "AI, Robotics and The Changing Spending Habits. 200+ Registrations 38+ Countries Represented. 20+ Banks Represented. 8+ Hours of Networking."

 

June

Money 20/20 Europe

4-6th June

The RAI, Amsterdam

For: Fintech

From: €2495

Website

What they say: "An unmissable event for smartest visionaries and innovators, Money20/20 is the destination where payments, fintech and financial services come together to connect and create the future of money.

"Money20/20 is the world’s largest marketplace for ideas, connections and deals in payments, fintech and financial services. It’s where leaders – representing every sector of the industry – come to seize new business opportunities, strengthen partnerships and discover the latest disruptions."

OpRisk Europe 2018

11-14th June

Grosvenor Square Marriott, London

For: CROs & risk managers

From: £2,599

Website

What they say: "Risk.net is proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of our award-winning OpRisk Europe conference on 11-14 June 2018! This industry must-attend conference gathers 200+ senior operational risk directors from top-tier banks, buy-side firms and regulators from across the Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

"Featuring a stellar line-up of industry thought leaders, OpRisk Europe will reflect the ebb and flow of industry trends and delve deep into everything from next-generation ORM and GRC to adaptive scenario analysis and cyber risk quantification."

IFSEC International

19-21st June

ExCeL London

For: Risk and security

From: £ - N/A

Website

What they say: "IFSEC International is the only place that brings together stakeholders from every role within security, giving them the platform to witness and showcase innovation and ignite collaboration in order to tackle the world’s most significant challenge.

"In 2018 IFSEC will be more than just a prominent trade show, it will foster the global security conversation, be the vessel that sets and carries the agenda and be the antenna for broadcasting the safety and security dialogue."

Blockchain Expo Europe

27-28th June

The RAI, Amsterdam

For: Blockchain

From: Free - €1449

Website

What they say: "As Europe’s largest established business Blockchain event, with over 4000 blockchain people attending in Berlin 2017, the Blockchain Expo will be arriving RAI Amsterdam on 27-28 June 2018, bringing together 6000+ dedicated blockchain industry attendees across key industries for two days of world-class content from leading brands embracing and developing cutting edge blockchain technologies."

 

July

London Fintech Week

6-13th July

Broad Sanctuary, London

For: Fintech and startups

From: £299

Website

What they say: "Fintech Week is a series of conferences, exhibitions, workshops, hackathons, meetups and parties. Each day we focus on a different topic. We always ensure that there is plenty of time for networking and meeting other innovators. The main conference/exhibition takes place at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, but other events take place across the City of London, Canary Wharf and Tech City.”

 

September

FinovateFall

24-27th September

Marriott Marquis, New York

For: Fintech

From: $1,595

Website

What they say: "See cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology in a unique, short-form, demo format. Get advice and insights from 100+ fintech experts in an expanded program."

Eurofinance

26-28th September

Geneva

For: CFOs and treasurers

From: €2,095

Website

What they say: "Welcome to the world's leading international treasury event. The sophistication, level of expertise and networking is unrivalled by any other of its kind.

"Eurofinance is for corporate treasurers, CFOs and finance directors who need to know the latest trends in international treasury and risk management. Banks, financial institutions, system providers who want to meet with treasury decision makers and better understand the challenges they face."

 

October

IP Expo europe

3-4th October

ExCeL London

For: CIOs & IT

From: TBC

Website

What they say: "IP EXPO Europe is Europe's number ONE IT event for those looking to find out how the latest IT innovations can drive their business forward."

AFP

4-7th October

McCormick Place, Chicago

For: CFOs and treasurers

From: $2,044 (non-member)

Website

What they say: "Change-up your routine and get energized at AFP 2018. This is where treasury and finance pros meet to refuel their passion for work and find the practical knowledge to advance in their career. Come for the big ideas, stay for the deep dish."

PayExpo Europe

9-10th October

Business Design Centre, London

For: Payments

From: TBC

Website

What they say: "With consumers’ spending habits and attitudes towards their personal finances changing faster than ever, the organisations that stay at the forefront of industry developments have a clear advantage.

"As the UK’s largest payments event, PayExpo Europe is essential for anyone involved and interested in making payments faster, easier and more secure."

Money 20/20 USA

21-24th October

The Venetian, Las Vegas

For: Payments and fintech

From: $2,595

Website

What they say: "Money20/20 is where the Payments, fintech and financial services ecosystem unites to create and explore the disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money. It’s the premier event where leaders – representing every sector of the industry – come to seize new business opportunities, build connections and learn about the latest disruptions.

"Money20/20 is the anchor event on the industry calendar where C-Level Executives, renowned speakers, innovators and disruptors from across the world unite to drive change in the future of money. It’s a truly unique experience that facilitates the right conversations, enabling individuals and organizations of all sizes to achieve their goals and grow."

Sibos

22-25th October

International Convention Centre, Sydney

For: Correspondent banking

From: €3,200 (week long pass)

Website

What they say: "It’s the third time that Sibos will have been hosted in Sydney, following successful events in 1997 and 2006. The city combines energy, innovation and infrastructure to provide an ideal location as Sibos turns 40.

"Across the whole of the conference agenda, Sibos 2018 will reflect the reality that the banking and financial services sector is experiencing profound and far-reaching change which impacts firms and their staff at different speeds and in different ways. Sibos will provide content for all levels of understanding on the same topics to cater for the needs of delegates."

 

November

Money 20/20 China

14-16th November

Hangzhou International Expo Center

For: Payments an fintech

From: $1,595 (USD. Early bird ends 31st March)

Website

What they say: "Money20/20 China is the newest addition to the Money20/20 global portfolio of destination events where the industry’s smartest visionaries and innovators come together to create the future of money. We’ve launched Money20/20 China in response to strong demand from Chinese companies with domestic and international growth plans, and global companies seeking expansion across China."

LendIt Europe

19-20th November

Business Design Centre, London

For: Lenders and fintech

From: TBC

Website

What they say: "LendIt Fintech attracts thousand of fintech decision makers from Europe’s most influential companies. Sponsoring the event is your best chance to do business with the people shaping the fintech industry."

 

December

RiskMinds International

3-7th December

Hotel Okura, Amsterdam

For: CROs and risk managers

From: £2,799

Website

What they say: "The world's largest risk management event, now in its 25th anniversary year. 650+ CROs, regulators, academics and experts discuss: IFRS 9, operational risk, emerging risk, recovery, resolution, liquidity risk, model risk, central clearing, CCPs, initial margin, FRTB, market risk, credit risk, XVAs, pricing, stress testing, conduct, culture, compliance, reputational risk, fintech and more."

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