In the rapidly evolving world of fintech and digital finance, it has become imperative for professionals in the space to keep up with the latest trends. For that, a horde of events and gatherings are being organized every year around the world to help entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, academia and policymakers learn about the newest technologies and developments.
The end of the year is coming up, and with that, the annual Singapore Fintech Festival, the largest fintech event in the world, as well the Hong Kong Fintech Week. But besides these two major, highly anticipated fintech gatherings, many others will also be taking place in the following months. Below are 10 must-attend global fintech events for the end of 2019.
Fintech Abu Dhabi 2019
October 21 – 23, 2019
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Fintech Abu Dhabi, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)’s leading fintech festival, is coming back from October 21 to 23, 2019, for the third edition of the annual event. This year’s event will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and is set to bring together 5,000 influencers and innovators who are pioneering the new wave of innovation across financial services.
Fintech Abu Dhabi 2019 will explore the next frontier of fintech and innovation and will be the meeting point for the global fintech community. The event will feature many country delegations, a new global challenge format, a Fintech World Tour, the inaugural Fintech Abu Dhabi Awards for Excellence, and a showcase of the world’s most promising fintech startups and scale-ups.
2019 Canada Fintech Forum
October 21 – 23, 2019
Palais des Congres de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Canada Fintech Forum, the largest fintech event in Canada with more than 3,000 attendees, is coming back for a 7th edition to showcase new global trends in fintech, new applications of technology for the financial industry, and growing fintech startups.
The annual event, organized by Finance Montreal, aims to identify and facilitate the development of business opportunities in the financial services and technology industries, discover new talent, increase interest in new IT trends and challenges in the financial industry, and contribute to the visibility of Canadian expertise in technology applied to finance.
Money 20/20 USA
October 27 – 30, 2019
The Venetian, Las Vegas, USA
Money20/20 is one of the world’s biggest event covering the payments, banking, fintech and financial services ecosystem.
Each year, the Money 20/20 stage features a star-studded cast that provides actionable insights and takeaways, and provides a platform where leaders representing every sector of the industry come to seize new business opportunities, build connections, discover new companies and learn the latest disruptions.
Last year’s US edition featured more than 500 speakers and 90 hours of content, spotlighting topics and trends spanning all industry sectors under the financial services umbrella. This year’s event promises to feature programming of an even higher caliber.
Hong Kong Fintech Week 2019
November 4 – 8, 2019
Hong Kong – Shenzhen
The annual Hong Kong Fintech Week is coming back this year from November 4 to 8, 2019 for a multi-day event focused on the region’s burgeoning fintech industry. This year, Hong Kong Fintech Week is moving to a bigger venue, the AsiaWorld-Expo, to accommodate a greater variety of programs, business events, exhibitors and attendees. It is expected to attract over 8,000 industry leaders and gather more than 200 top-notch speakers, including fintech entrepreneurs, investors, regulators and academics, over 400 media and 100 fintech exhibitors.
Attendees will hear from fintech experts around the world, meet industry experts from the world’s most innovative fintech companies and experience China’s Silicon Valley via organized company visits in Shenzhen. Exhibitors will be able to showcase their latest technology solutions and meet the fastest growing fintech startups from across China, Asia and the world.
Indonesia Fintech Show
November 6 – 8, 2019
Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Indonesia
This year, the annual Indonesia Fintech Show conference will take place from November 6 to 8, 2019 at the Jakarta Convention Center. The three-day event is set to bring together financial leaders, policy makers, professionals, innovators, service providers, end users and leading industry stakeholders to address current challenges and trends, examine case studies and discuss critical issues surrounding the development and regulation of fintech, on both a national and international scale.
Topics covered this year will include government efforts to support fintech development in Indonesia, the fintech opportunity in the country, digital transformation, Sharia-compliant fintech trends, digital technology platforms, the future of fintech in Indonesia, and more.
Singapore Fintech Festival x SWITCH
November 11 – 15, 2019
This year, the Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) is teaming up with the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) to present SFF x SWITCH.
The inaugural SFF x SWITCH event will synergize across the themes of fintech and deep tech. The event will run from November 11 to 15, 2019, and will bring insights from global thought leaders, showcase innovative solutions, engage entrepreneurs, investors and innovators from around the world, and provide rich networking opportunities for participants to collaborate on technological innovation across five key sectors: fintech, urban solutions and sustainability, health and biomedical sciences, advanced manufacturing and engineering, and digital services.
Last year, the two events drew a combined of close to 57,000 delegates from almost 130 countries.
Register now here: fintechfestival.sg
November 18 – 19, 2019
Shift Money is a single stage, two-day event that was attended last year by more than 1,000 fintech professionals, 35 speakers and 60 journalists. The annual event aims to bring together the biggest industry leaders to talk about the future of money, create connections and find new opportunities.
This year’s Shift Money will be gathering representatives from the whole financial and technology sector, including PayPal, Facebook, Google, Western Union, and ConsenSys, and will include an expo with over 100 companies.
Finovate Middle East 2019
November 19 – 21, 2019
The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Dubai, UAE
Finovate Middle East will return this year on November 20 and 21, to showcase cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology.
Finovate’s unique demo format puts the latest fintech innovation on stage, showing participants the transformative solutions being built. Across the first two days, 35+ fintech companies will have just seven minutes to demo their latest solutions live (no slides or video allowed). Participants will also hear expert insights on the latest regional trends and macro issues affecting fintech.
Finovate Middle East 2019 will feature an add-on Summit Day on November 19 to take a deeper dive into new technologies.
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November 27 – 28, 2019
Litexpo, Vilnius, Lithuania
Fintech Inn, the largest and most significant international fintech conference in the Baltic region, will take place on November 27 and 28, 2019, and will bring together established companies, startups, investors, associations, policymakers and technology leaders from over 30 countries to exchange knowledge and discuss the challenges facing the industry today.
The event will feature presentations from 60+ top level speakers from a variety of industry-leading companies who will tackle topics including open banking, artificial intelligence (AI), data protection, cyber security, AML, regtech, instant payments, insurtech, distributed ledger technology (DLT) and far more.
Fintech Inn is organized jointly by Lithuania’s Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology, the Lithuanian Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Economy and Innovation, the Bank of Lithuania, as well as Invest Lithuania.
Money 20/20 China
December 4 – 6, 2019
Hangzhou International Expo Centre, Hangzhou, China
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. The event was launched in response to strong demand from Chinese companies with domestic and international growth plans, and global companies seeking expansion across China.
This year’s Money20/20 China edition is set to feature over 275 of the most influential speakers from across the industry who will share insights on what’s next for fintech in China. The event will showcase domestic and international companies from across the entire payments, fintech and financial services industry, from financial giants to the rising stars of fintech.