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.



London Blockchain Week

8-14 February

Where: Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London, UK.

For: Fintech, startups & banks

From: £274.80 - £1,018.80


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.



12-15 February

Where: Tobacco Dock, London, UK.

For: Fintech, startups & banks

From: £1,895


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)


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


Global Business Banking Summit

27 February

Where: etc.venues, 8 Fenchurch Place, London, EC3M 4PB.

For: Business Banking

From: £594


Small and large businesses come to the GBBS day conference to hear from a variety of keynotes, panels and presentations around technology innovation within their sector.



MoneyLIVE Spring

11-13 March

Where: Madrid, Spain.

For: Payments & Retail Banking

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


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.



14 March

Where: Business Design Centre, London, UK.

For: Payments

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


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


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).


LendIt Fintech USA 2019

8-9 April

Where: Moscone West, San Francisco, US.

For: Banks, lenders & fintechs

From: $2,495 - $2,995


LendIt USA returns to San Francisco with an agenda featuring all aspects of technology within lending and general financial services. Look out for a host of specialist lending panels. 



24-25 April

Where: Palais des congres de Paris, Paris, France.

For: Equity traders, buy-side & sell-side

From: €0 (Buy-side) €3,199 (sell side)


Attracting 1000+ equity trading leaders, TradeTech offers insight into leveraging innovative data and tech driven approaches for the post-Mifid II era.


Innovate Finance Global Summit

29-30 April

Where: The Guildhall, London, UK.

For: Banks & fintechs

From: £795 - £1,495


Innovate Finance returns with its global summit for its fifth iteration, showcasing the best in UK financial technology.


EmTech Futures

8 May

Where: Allen & Overy LLP, One Bishops Square, London E1 6AD

For: Asset & wealth managers, fintechs & regtechs

From: free


The asset and investment management industry body, the Investment Association, brings EmTech Futures, a celebration of regtech in the sector. At this event the second cohort of fintechs and regtechs will be announced.


Big Data Finance

9-10 May

Where: Cornell Tech, New York, US.

For: Data analysts, quants & investment managers.

From: $650 to $5,500


Big Data Finance covers everything in data management for investment managers, academics and quants.


Consensus Blockchain Week NYC

10-17 May

Where: New York, US.

For: Banks, crypto companies & fintechs

From: $699 to $1,299


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


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.


QuantMinds International

13-17 May

Where: Hilton Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

For: Data analysts, quants & investment banks.

From: £3,299


Vienna will host 400 banks, data analysts, academics and technology providers for the latest QuantsMinds conference. Expect content on interest rate modelling, algo trading, option pricing and the swathe of new technologies emerging in this field.


Fintech World Forum

21-22 May

Where: London, UK.

For: fintech

From: £495 - £1,350


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



Money 20/20 Europe

3-5 June

Where: Amsterdam (venue tbc)

For: Fintech & Payments

From: €2,495


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.



18-19 June

Where: Stockholmsmassan, Stockholm, Sweden.

For: European banks, fintechs & payment providers

From: €2,500 or €950 for EBA members.


This is the Euro Banking Association's flagship event where European banks, fintechs and payment providers gather to discuss the challenges and opportunities the industry faces.


MoneyLIVE Digital Banking

25-26 June

Where: Venues St. Paul’s, London, UK.

For: Banks & fintechs

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


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


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.



MoneyLIVE Digital Banking APAC

2-3 July

Where: Suntec, Singapore.

For: Banks, neo banks & fintechs

From: £845


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



The US Fintech Symposium

16-17 September

Where: Chicago, IL, USA

For: Fintechs, Banks, Businesses, Payments & VCs

From: $595.00 - $795.00 (£453 - £606)


The U.S. Fintech Symposium is a two day fintech conference that will discuss the practical uses of advanced technologies within the finance and financial services industries. Attendees will hear presentations and panel discussions from fintech industry experts pertaining to blockchain, artificial intelligence, banking, payments, capital markets, fintech collaboration and more.



17-19 September

Where: Novotel London West, London, UK.

For: Buy-side

From: Contact for pricing


InvestOps attracts 350 COOs and heads of investment operations at buy-side firms.



23-26 September

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

For: Banking CTOs & CIOs and fintechs

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


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


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.  




8-9 October

Where: Business Design Centre, London, UK.

For: Retailers, merchants & payment providers

From: £tbc


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.

Capital Markets Innovation Summit

8-9 October

Where: The Waldorf Hilton, London, UK.

For: Investment banks

From: £699 (early bird, financial institutions) & £1,999 (early bird, vendors)


CMIS attracts 150+ operations and innovation decision makers from Europe's investment banks. Content covers regtech, AI, cloud and market infrastructure. 

EuroFinance - International Treasury Management

16-18 October

Where: Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark.

For: Treasurers & CFOs

From: £tbc


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.


20-23 October

Where: Boston, US (venue tbc)

For: Treasury & Finance

From: $1274 - $2,294


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


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.



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)


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


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. 

FIMA Europe

19-20 November

Where: QEII Centre, London

For: Data managers, asset managers & investment banks

From: Contact for pricing


FIMA comes to the QEII Centre in London, a global networking event for 500 buy & sell-side data leaders with content covering compliance, AI/ML and data management. 



RiskMinds International

2-6 December

Where: Hotel Okura, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

For: CROs and risk managers

From: £3,999


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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