The 2019 fintech conferences not to miss

By David Beach | 8 January 2019

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


Bobsguide compiled and previewed the fintech events not to miss of 2018 and this year is no different. This list provides you with all the dates, prices and event bios all in one place. Be sure to bookmark this page, which will be updating when and where event information is released to us.

 

February

London Blockchain Week

8-14 February

Where: Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London, UK.

For: Fintech, startups & banks

From: £274.80 - £1,018.80

Website

London Blockchain Week returns for its fifth iteration with a full week of blockchain panels, keynotes and networking opportunities. The agenda includes tokenization, cryptography, proofs & protocols and investing in blockchain.

 

FinovateEurope

12-15 February

Where: Tobacco Dock, London, UK.

For: Fintech, startups & banks

From: £1,895

Website

Set in a historic Grade II listed warehouse, FinovateEurope returns. According to the agenda, the first two days showcase demos while the 14th and 15th feature sessions on customer experience, payments and regulation. 

 

MoneyLIVE Indonesia

20-21 February

Where: JW Marriott, Jakarta, Indonesia.

For: Payments & Retail Banking

From: £530 (financial services early bird) £835 (standard)

Website

MoneyLIVE come to Jakarta for two days to discuss the future of Indonesian retail banking.

 

March

MoneyLIVE Spring

11-13 March

Where: Madrid, Spain.

For: Payments & Retail Banking

From: £995 (financial services early bird) £1,395 (standard)

Website

MoneyLIVE Spring is composed of the separate conferences of MoneyLIVE card & payments and MoneyLIVE Retail Banking Europe. APIs, PSD2, digital transformation and platformification are set to be on the agenda.

 

Pay360

14 March

Where: Business Design Centre, London, UK.

For: Payments

From: £450 (general admission) £0 (EPA membership)

Website

The Emerging Payments Association's flagship conference returns with a day jam packed with panels and keynotes on Open Banking, APIs and what challengers must do to ensure long term profitability.

 

Money 20/20 Asia

19-20 March

Where: Singapore (venue tbc)

For: Fintech & Payments

From: $2,795

Website

Money20/20 returns with the third edition of its Asia orientated conference. A favourite for payment providers and fintechs, this year’s Money20/20 Asia will focus on platform ecology, cryptocurrencies & tokenisation, disruptive tech, X border payments, real time payments & card schemes (among others).

 

May

Consensus Blockchain Week NYC

10-17 May

Where: New York, US.

For: Banks, crypto companies & fintechs

From: $699 to $1,299

Website

CoinDesk and the New York Economic Development Corporation partner to bring the second edition of the Blockchain Week looking to discuss the real-world applications of blockchain technology.

 

OpRisk Europe

13-16 May

Where: London, UK.

For: Operational risk professionals

From: tbc

Website

OpRisk Europe returns for its 21st annual conference aiming to give operational risk professionals deep insight into the technological and regulatory landscape within which they work.

 

Fintech World Forum

21-22 May

Where: London, UK.

For: fintech

From: £495 - £1,350

Website

The Fintech World Forum comes to London to review everything relating to the global fintech landscape including Open Banking, PSD2 and the payments ecosystem.

 

June

Money 20/20 Europe

3-5 June

Where: Amsterdam (venue tbc)

For: Fintech & Payments

From: €2,495

Website

European banks, payment service providers and fintechs will head to Amsterdam for Money20/20 Europe. Themes covered this year include banking transformation, payment evolution & innovation, cyber security and identity & authentication.

 

MoneyLIVE Digital Banking

25-26 June

Where: Venues St. Paul’s, London, UK.

For: Banks & fintechs

From: £995 (financial services early bird) £1395 (standard)

Website

MoneyLIVE comes to London for two days packed with panels on Open Banking, APIs, AI and data analytics.

 

Blockchain Summit

25-26 June

Where: Olympia West, London, UK.

For: Banks, businesses & fintechs

From: tbc

Website

Blockchain Summit returns for its third year to discuss all things blockchain for banking. RBS, Gumtree, Ripple and the NHS featured on the 2018 speakers list. Blockchain Summit 2019 will focus around four themes: enterprise, government, developer and investor.

 

July

MoneyLIVE Digital Banking APAC

2-3 July

Where: Suntec, Singapore.

For: Banks, neo banks & fintechs

From: £845

Website

The agenda for MoneyLIVE Digital Banking APAC consists of panels on AI, customer experience, Open Banking, payments and fostering the eco-system.

 

September

FinovateFall

23-26 September

Where: New York Marriott Marquis, New York, US.

For: Banking CTOs & CIOs and fintechs

From: $995 - $1,595 (early bird)

Website

FinovateFall features the latest in banking, payment and financial technology.

 

Sibos 2019

23-26 September

Where: The ExCel, London, UK.

For: Banks, cross-border payment providers & treasurers.

From: £tbc

Website

The customer conference of SWIFT, the global messaging standards body, comes to the UK capital for the first time and will host banks, treasurers and cross-border payment providers in the ExCel arena. Based on 2018, the conference will centre around SWIFT gpi, APIs and the future use of emerging technologies within international financial services messaging.  

 

October

PayExpo

8-9 October

Where: Business Design Centre, London, UK.

For: Retailers, merchants & payment providers

From: £tbc

Website

The biggest UK payments conference returns for merchants, retailers and payment providers, featuring payments punch ups, sessions and keynotes on the country's payment landscape.

 

EuroFinance - International Treasury Management

16-18 October

Where: Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark.

For: Treasurers & CFOs

From: £tbc

Website

EuroFinance’s flagship conference heads to the Danish capital in the Autumn. Fintechs within payments, working capital, supply chain, risk, FX asset management and funding will all be present to discuss the latest trends.

AFP

20-23 October

Where: Boston, US (venue tbc)

For: Treasury & Finance

From: $1274 - $2,294

Website

With an agenda spanning payments, treasury management, capital markets & markets and risk, AFP is designed for the treasury and finance functions of banks and corporates.

 

Money 20/20 USA

27-30 October

Where: The Venetian, Las Vegas, US.

For: Fintech & Payments

From: $2,345

Website

The flagship Money20/20 conference will see panels discussing payments & platforms, banking & personal finance, next gen commerce & retail and AI & deep learning among many others, at the historic Venetian hotel in Las Vegas.

 

November

MoneyLIVE Nordic Banking

3-5 November

Where: venue tbc, Copenhagen, Denmark.

For: Payments & Retail Banking

From: €445 (startup fintech rate, application required) £1,395 (financial services early bird) £1,695 (standard)

Website

MoneyLIVE comes to the Nordics for this two day event showcasing the best of Nordic innovation and holding debate around AI, fintech partnerships, Open Banking, data & analytics, payments and digital innovation.

FinTECHTalents Festival

11-13 November

Where: tbc

For: Banks, fintechs & graduates

From: £399 to £1299

Website

FinTECHTalents returns for a second year, aiming to offer graduates an insight into the UK's financial services. Last year's event featured expert conversation, live music and an AI brewed craft beer. 

December

RiskMinds International

2-6 December

Where: Hotel Okura, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

For: CROs and risk managers

From: £3,999

Website

RiskMinds International returns to Hotel Okura in Amsterdam for its 26th conference to keep the industry up to date with all things risk.  

 

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