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.


Money 20/20 Europe

4-6th June

The RAI, Amsterdam

For: Fintech

From: €2495


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


What they say: " 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


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


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."



London Fintech Week

6-13th July

Broad Sanctuary, London

For: Fintech and startups

From: £299


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.”




24-27th September

Marriott Marquis, New York

For: Fintech

From: $1,595


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."


26-28th September


For: CFOs and treasurers

From: €2,095


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."



IP Expo europe

3-4th October

ExCeL London

For: CIOs & IT

From: TBC


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."


4-7th October

McCormick Place, Chicago

For: CFOs and treasurers

From: $2,044 (non-member)


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


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


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."


22-25th October

International Convention Centre, Sydney

For: Correspondent banking

From: €3,200 (week long pass)


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."



Money 20/20 China

14-16th November

Hangzhou International Expo Center

For: Payments an fintech

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


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


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."



RiskMinds International

3-7th December

Hotel Okura, Amsterdam

For: CROs and risk managers

From: £2,799


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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