We have gathered the hottest fintech events that are due to happen in fall & winter 2020
Coronavirus has disrupted the whole industry of mass events organization. However, it doesn’t mean the show is over. Some of the global meetings have been held online this summer season. Yet, with many of the borders open, the organizers keep hoping that fall and winter events can happen in the unparalleled get-together atmosphere (of course, with the proper safety measures). We have gathered the hottest fintech events that are due to happen in fall & winter 2020.
Hong Kong Fintech Week (2-6 November)
Whether you attend the Hong Kong FinTech Week in person or join virtually, you will be able to meet the leaders of China’s internet finance who are revolutionizing the industry. The region’s only cross-boundary fintech trade show will take place both at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong and in Shenzhen. The Fintech Week will be divided into two elements: the physical part of the event, including main conference, tours, and networking which attendees can physically attend at a specific location and the virtual event that attendees can access at a designated online website/platform/application.
Be among the first to explore the new super apps and online banks, digital yuan initiatives and the new generation of tech-driven insurers. Top speakers include founders and top executives of both Asia’s and the world’s fastest-growing FinTech companies and unicorns, virtual banks and digital-only insurers, payments, and lending innovators.
The attendees will explore case studies with the latest applications of AI and machine learning, big data, blockchain / distributed ledgers, open banking, and APIs in finance. They can also visit the Experience Lab, a public showcase of revolutionary B2C FinTech products and services in the digital finance market. Besides, if you are interested in scaling your FinTech business in Hong Kong and Asia, you can apply for the FinTech B2B Matchmaking program, submit your solution and meet one-on-one with executives of the leading financial institutions in Hong Kong.
If you are interested, book your ticket early. The pricing depends on the booking date, so early birds have the chance to get $40 off the regular price.
Singapore Fintech Festival (9-13 November)
This year the Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) will proudly celebrate its 5th anniversary. Since its inception, SFF has covered the challenging topics that the fintech industry faces, from financial inclusion to sustainability, and this year it will celebrate people that are the main drivers of the global financial changes. SFF will showcase the role models of today, as well as the rising stars and pioneers that will transform global industries in the future. People will be at the heart of the festival, shaping the conference agenda, and inspiring community activities to develop talent, reskill and upskilling the financial workforce.
The speakers who’ll share their inspiring stories include progressive leaders from governments and central banks, national FinTech champions from across the region, best in class providers across the financial services value chain, rising stars and next-gen leaders from around the world and people who have a made a real impact on the way we – as consumers and SMEs – use financial services today and will use them in the future.
The main conference topics are COVID-19 transformation, Embedded finance & commerce, Planet of the open APIs, Digital banking licenses, Sustainable and green finance, Unbundling regulation and the rise of RegTech & SupTech, Digital Infrastructure and public rails, Responsible Tech: blockchain, AI, cloud, quantum computing, Cyber Security, fraud & data protection, SMEs: digital transformation and tools for SMEs, Fundraising and financing, People and culture, Developments in Fintech: lending, WealthTech, payments, InsurTech, and pensions.
Money 20/20 Europe (NOW POSTPONED UNTIL 8-10 JUNE, 2021)
Originally planned to happen in summer, this highly-expected annual event has been postponed until the end of September. The global reunion with Europe’s leading financial institutions, the biggest industry players, and rising superstars from the fintech sector is going to be exciting. The number of attendees has gone down from 6000 to 4000 so that those gathering to redefine the future of money can communicate at a safe distance.
During these three busy days, prominent speakers from Monzo, Spotify, Starling Bank, Netflix, Airbnb, and other game-changers will present 40+ hours of valuable content. The main focus of this year’s intensive agenda is on winning strategies, opportunities, sustainability and profitability, operational excellence, scalability, regulation deployment, trust and identity in business, and weathering macroeconomic storms.
#FinCon 2020 (NOW POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 22-25, 2021)
So far, the event is set to take place as usual. If any changes occur due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the updates will appear on the following webpage. Moreover, the FinCon community of “money nerds” is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, so prepare for festive activities. The event will feature some of the best digital content creators and experts in personal finance. Please, check the list of speakers here.
Attendees will learn how to craft compelling digital content for their personal finance platforms, and how to establish a strong online presence using best practices related to marketing, branding, networking, SEO, and community-building. Industry experts will also explain how to earn money by freelancing, pairing your content with relevant advertising, leveraging your influence, and creating your own products and services.
A nice add-on to your #FinCon2020 pass ($250-$650) is the Creator Camp. It will be held on September 29th, the day before #FinCon2020, at the Long Beach Convention Center. This is a good opportunity for beginner creators to develop a viable business plan under professional supervision.
Money 20/20 USA (NOW POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 24-27, 2021)
This year, prepare for a smaller and more exclusive closed-door version of Money20/20. With a strict 6000 cap on access, expect the industry’s first gathering to consist solely of senior leaders, change-makers, and visionaries across the money ecosystem. However, it will take place at the physical location instead of welcoming its guests in virtual space. The passes can be bought for $995-$2899 depending on the visitor’s role.
The invited speakers from Mastercard, SoFi, HSBC, Credit Suisse, Ripple, Gemini, MetaBank, and many more will discuss in detail the forces and ideas reshaping the future of money. The current event is also dedicated to promoting diversity across the money ecosystem. RiseUp is an amazing program that is part of Money20/20 focusing on empowering women in leadership with the support, skills, and tools they need to boost their career to the next level.