10 Worldwide FinTech Events in 2019: Mark Your Calendar!
FinTech continues to evolve at a remarkable rate. With advances in AI, cryptocurrency, and hyper-personalization bringing ever-more disruptions to the financial services industry, you’ll want to keep up. We’ve compiled a list of the 10 most important and influential FinTech events in 2019, so that you can hear from the leading innovators and technologists in the sector and explore the latest tech and business trends that are revolutionizing financial services.
January 29-30, 2019 - Paris, France
Led by Laurent Nizri, the Paris FinTech Forum is the most influential FinTech conference in Europe. You’ll find the biggest lineup of international FinTech movers and shakers, with over 220 high-profile speakers across the two-day conference. The forum covers many topics related to FinTech, focusing this year on digitalization, payments, and AI in finance.
The Paris FinTech Forum falls in the middle of Paris Finance Week and has a packed schedule, encompassing the main stage, two smaller stages for round-table sessions on topics like regulation in Europe and blockchain, two workshop rooms, and the Hall of Honor for high-level thematic discussion. Don’t miss out on hearing world finance leaders like Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF, or the closing event featuring four current finance ministers.
March 27, 2019 - London, UK
TechNOVA brings together 50+ leaders in the financial services industry for a one-day blockbuster on the practical role of AI in finance. Don’t miss key panel discussions on cyber security-related topics like “Understanding and managing the risks of biased AI”, or “Algorithms, accountability and explainability: Who is responsible for AI?”
Headline speakers include Pips Bunce, Head of Global Markets and Core Engineering Integration Components at Credit Suisse. His closing keynote address on “Assessing the transformational power of AI” promises to be highly relevant.
April 29-30, 2019 - London, UK
The two-day IFGS will focus on enhancing, empowering, and safeguarding FinTech in 2019. IFGS prides itself on crossing sectors in the FinTech world, so look forward to excellent speakers on every aspect of finance and payment tech. It’s the fifth year of IFGS and it marks the start of London’s FinTech week as well, giving you more reasons to stick around and make new connections. Follow events with #IFGS2019.
There are lots of interesting sessions, including “AI and Machine Learning” on day one, and “Embedded Finance and Attention Economy” on day two. Be sure to take part in the opportunity to network with the 250+ IFGS members, including speakers like Raj Simani, Chief Scientist at McAfee, and Chris Conde, Senior Advisor at Accel Partners.
June 10-12, 2019 - Dublin, Ireland
MoneyConf gathers leading experts in banking and technology to cover an impressive array of related topics across a two-day conference in Ireland. There are over a dozen tracks at this well-organized event, including AI, cryptocurrencies, regulation, and fraud and cyber security.
The conference will cover burning issues in bitcoin and cryptocurrency. And while the list of speakers isn’t yet finalized, last year’s lineup included Visa’s Chief RIsk Officer, Ellen Richey, and the Co-Founder and President of Blockchain, Nicholas Cary, so you won’t be disappointed.
June 11-13, 2019 - New York, USA
The Future of Fintech is an exclusive gathering of the world's biggest banks and top financial institutions. With a big presence from FinTech startups and VC investors, the Future of FinTech is the place to learn more about the latest issues in blockchain, wealth tech, and lending.
While the 2019 agenda is still in the works, the Future of FinTech has announced some of its speakers. You can look forward to the chance to hear stars of FinTech like Jeremy Allaire, CEO and Co-Founder of Circle, and Zach Perret, CEO and Co-Founder of Plaid.
June 26-27, 2019 - Israel
As Israel’s largest conference on innovation in the finance industry, it’s not surprising that it’s home to representatives from FinTech startups, banks, accelerators, and financial institutions from around the world. FinTech Junction 2019 brings together public, private, and governmental players in the financial technology space, with open banking, cryptocurrencies, regulation, AI, cyber security, and P2P platforms expected to play an important role in the two-day conference.
This year’s agenda is still under wraps, with only Jeremy Berger, Co-Founder and COO of Arival Bank, announced as a speaker so far. Some of 2018’s leading speakers included Jo Coutuer from BNP Paribas, Shahar Friedman of Visa, and Michal Kissos Hertzog, CEO of Pepper.
August 26-28, 2019 - Swissotel Chicago
Chicago’s Mobile Payments Conference covers more than mobile payments. It is the annual host of an ongoing discussion that brings together international experts to talk about mobile wallets, cryptocurrency, blockchain, consumer privacy, and more. We’re excited to hear Jack Connors of Google’s Commerce Partnership at #MPC19, as well as Jim Ciortan, Head of Global BD and Sales at PayPal/Venmo, and Cliff Duffey, President and founder of Cybera.
April 8-9, 2019 - LendIt FinTech - San Francisco, USA
September 2019 - LendIt FinTech - Shanghai, China
November 4-5, 2019 - LendIt FinTech - London, UK
LendIt runs a whole series of FinTech events across the world, spread around the year. 2019 kicks off in April with the LendIt FinTech USA conference, with themes that include blockchain, small business lending innovation, and advancements in credit, underwriting, and identity. In September, the LendIt conference takes place in China, and it happens in London in November.
LendIt focuses on bringing together FinTech leaders, startups and innovators to share new FinTech advances and make connections. LendIt FinTech USA has already announced that Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest, Eric Schurr, Chief Strategy Officer at Sunrise Banks, and Steven Streit, CEO of Green Dot, will be speaking at this year’s event.
Money 20/20 is all about payments and networking. It’s proud of providing an opportunity to bring together innovative, ambitious FinTech leaders so that technology and finance can meet and spark new ideas. The upcoming Money 20/20 Asia conference brings in-depth case studies to show changing financial business models, and challenging panel discussions.
10. Finovate Series
#Finovate runs FinTech events around the world, showcasing cutting-edge banking and financial tech through a unique blend of short-form demos and insights from thought-leaders. The first Finovate event of 2019 is Finovate Europe, taking place in London, February 12-14, offering insights and cutting-edge innovations on topics such as AI and open banking.
Finovate Spring will happen in San Francisco on May 8-10, covering AI, paymentech, lending tech, and community banking. Finovate Fall in New York runs September 23-25, with speakers discussing the latest advances and issues in banking, finance, and payments technology in the trademark Finovate fast-paced style. You can watch demos on the Finovate website, but networking is best done in person at your nearest event.
Stay tuned for more events in 2019! We’ll update the list as more events are announced.