Top 21 Virtual Conferences and Online Summits for Fintech Professionalsby Fintech News Singapore May 25, 2020
With COVID-19 continuing to claim victims and governments still enforcing strict public health rules, online events are providing professionals with the opportunity to keep up with trends and build contacts without the need to travel.
Today, we’re giving you our pick of the top 21 virtual conferences and online summits for fintech professionals taking place in the coming months.
Digital Week Online
May 25 – 31, 2020
Digital Week Online is a global online event focused on innovations, startups, investments, new technologies.
The week-long event will be led by 48 hours of non-stop online conference suiting multiple time zones from Asia to the US. It will comprise a 24-hour blockchain conference and a 24-hour innovation and technology conference during which top speakers and experts from Asia, North America and Europe will share their view on the new reality, COVID-19 impact on the economy, new opportunities, and forecasts and more.
The remaining week will involve streaming partners’ online events through the Digital Week Online platform.
The Future of Banking Week
May 26 – 28, 2020
The Future of Banking Week is a four-day, online, digital banking event. Every day of the event, industry leaders will discuss the future of banking in keynotes and panels on a virtual stage. Confirmed speakers and panelists include representatives from Mastercard, N26, Monese, Temenos, Qonto, Accel and Sonect.
The event is free of charge though a VIP Ticket is available for those interested in accessing the exclusive Future of Banking community during and after the event.
Blockchain and Fintech Digital Summit
May 28, 08:00 – May 29, 2020, 13:00 EDT
The Blockchain and Fintech Digital Summit, scheduled to take place on May 28 and 29, 2020, is a two-day virtual conference focused on gathering leading developers, companies, industry experts and knowledge leaders virtually who are shaping the future of blockchain and fintech.
Covering a myriad of topics with a carefully curated agenda and bringing on board leading industry speakers, the summit aims to facilitate a unique and elaborate learning experience for key stakeholders in blockchain and fintech, providing participants with key partnership and engagement opportunities with global thought leaders.
Participants will get to learn about blockchain and its numerous applications in fintech, the latest trends and developments in blockchain and fintech strategies, fintech mergers and acquisitions (M&A), new business models, how to combat fraud with blockchain, and more.
June 22 – 26, 2020
EMERGE, the flagship event of the Financial Health Network, will take place digitally from June 22 to 26, 2020.
The digital event will feature dynamic speakers, sessions, and strategies to help organizations further financial health, and will cover topics including workplace wellness, savings, and credit innovations. EMERGE Live will give voice to people’s real financial challenges and the important work that leaders across sectors are doing to create solutions.
The digital event is part of the Financial Health Network’s new EMERGE Digital platform which offers instant access to financial health resources and experiences all year long.
Regtech Summit Virtual 2020
June 16 – 18, 2020
The Regtech Summit Virtual event will include a full program looking at how financial institutions are navigating the regulatory landscape in the current crisis environment, as well as a deep dive into the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB).
Regtech Summit Virtual on June 17 and 18 will look at how financial institutions are responding to the regulatory landscape in the COVID-19 crisis. As the virus continues to cause unprecedented economic and market disruption, global regulators around the world are realigning their priorities and rapidly shifting their strategies to support institutions.
FRTB Briefing Virtual on June 16 will offer a deep dive into FRTB. The event will be hosted as a pre-day to offer guidance, advice and expertise to help tackle the challenges and pain points around implementing the FRTB regulation, providing a great opportunity to get up to speed on milestones and priorities for banks in 2020.
June 18, 2020, 9:00 – June 19, 2020, 21:00 CET
BlockDown is coming back this summer for another virtual reality-based crypto conference with personalized avatars, a virtual 3D environment, and more.
The event is scheduled to take place between June 18 and 19, and will offer participants with access to all the perks of a traditional conference, but within a virtual setting. It will feature digital press conferences, interactive conversations and panels, as well as live Q&A and live AMA (ask me anything) sessions.
Topics covered will include crypto investment, blockchain and social impact, gaming, trading, decentralized finance (DeFi), security, blockchain and privacy, enterprise blockchain, and more.
Finovate Fintech Halftime Review
June 22 – 26, 2020
The Finovate Fintech Halftime Review will provide participants with a review of what’s happened in the fintech industry so far this year, with a specialized focus on the latest in payments transformation, fraud and cybercrime prevention technology, bankingtech and wealthtech.
The week-long event will include webinars, videos, whitepapers, eMagazines and more, with all content accessible online.
July 6 – 10, 2020 SGT/UTC+8 Time Zone
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual FinovateAsia event is going digital for 2020.
The virtual event, taking place from July 6 to 10, will provide participants with the opportunity to digitally meet international industry experts and discuss trends impacting Asian fintech through an immersive online platform.
Sessions will be spread out across five days so that the content will be more manageable for digital consumption. Attendees will be able to engage with speakers in real-time, through Q&A, audience polling and chat features. Networking opportunities will be available throughout all five days.
Topics tackled will include:
- What does COVID-19 mean for fintech?
- What’s hot in fintech in Asia and around the world?
- Where is the smart money investing in Asian fintech now?
- How can a traditional financial institution reinvent itself for the 21st century?
- How can you create great customer experience and greater customer trust?
Participants will be able to access the same quality panel discussions, presentations and case studies, and benefit from the invaluable networking they’ve come to expect from a face to face event.
Fintech and Insurtech Digital Congress
July 6 – 7, 2020
The Fintech and Insurtech Digital Congress, taking place on July 6 and 7, aims to act as an elite forum for the exchange of thoughts and for creating strategic partnerships.
During the event, speakers from companies such as Allianz, McKinsey & Company, Visa, 11FS, Comply Advantage, and Lendo will cover some of the industry’s hottest trends including a digital world, blockchain technology, chatbot implementation, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), regulation, and more.
Seamless Virtual 2020
July 6 – 9, 2020
Over four days, Seamless Virtual will be delivering hundreds of presentations and live panel discussions and thousands of sales meetings across a virtual online platform. The event will comprise four events: Seamless Fintech, Seamless Payments, Seamless E-Commerce, and Seamless Retail.
The four-day event will feature live panel debates, virtual roundtables, a virtual exhibition, the Seamless Pitch-Off startup competition, and more.
Asia Blockchain Summit 2020
July 15, 2020, 11:00 – July 19, 2020, 18:30 CST
Asia Blockchain Summit, one of the largest blockchain conferences in Asia, will take place virtually this year from July 15 and 19.
Professionals from leading industry startups, investment firms, financial services giants, global brands, academic institutions, international media and policy groups will gather virtually to discuss the evolving real-world applications of blockchain technology.
The five-day virtual summit will feature online presentations, discussions, and networking regarding the most important commercial developments, technical innovations, and public policy issues. It will feature 500+ speakers and 1,000,000+ attendees who are building the foundations of the growing blockchain ecosystem.
MoneyNext Summit Online
August 18, 2020, 10:00 – August 21, 2020, 19:00 BST
MoneyNext Summit Online will address the current financial landscape and offer insight and opinion into the future of money.
The four-day virtual event will feature 180 visionary speakers and 5,000 finance and technology decision makers who will debate the latest industry trends and future innovations alongside tech giants and the latest startups.
FinTECHTalents Virtual Spring
June 10, 2020, 9:00 (GMT+1), and on-demand
FinTECHTalents Virtual Spring is a virtual-first festival happening on June 10, 2020. The event will feature 50+ Rockstar speakers from Barclays, HSBC, Starling Bank, Atom Bank, and more, networking and content sessions, as well as livestreamed and pre-recorded sessions.
FinTECHTalents Virtual Spring is expected to attract 5,000 online attendees. Topics covered will include open finance, the future of work, banking in the age of COVID-19, and more.
Fintech World Forum 2020
June 29, 2020, 9:00 – June 30, 2020, 18:30 BST
Fintech World Forum is one of the leading fintech events for the global financial services and fintech industry, focusing on mobile payments, lending, insurance, blockchain, crypto, investment, wealthtech, and more.
This year’s topics will include the future of financial services with COVID-19, blockchain and AI, innovation in payments and lending, open banking, among others. The lineup includes IBM, Revolut, Citi Bank, Monzo, Starling Bank, Tandem, Western Union, Barclays Ventures, TSB, and many more.
Virtual Fintech Fair 2020
August 4, 2020, 9:00 – August 5, 2020, 23:30 PM HKT
Virtual Fintech Fair (VFF) 2020 is a two-day virtual event presented by FinStep Asia and Novsphere Media.
The event will be showcasing companies from across Asia and hosting thought leadership sessions by top speakers from across the world. It will comprise over 50 exhibitions and 15 informative and interactive sessions.
Key themes and topics covered will include AI and big data, digital banking, blockchain and digital assets, cybersecurity, insurtech, regtech, wealthtech, and more.
Fintech Disruption Summit 2020
September 3, 2020, 9:00 – 15:30 CEST
This year’s Fintech Disruption Summit conference will be a deep dive into decentralized finance, focusing on real estate and tokenized venture capital funds. The conference is open to anyone, and can be accessed from computers, tablets and phones.
The purpose of the summit is to inform and inspire delegates about new opportunities in tokenization of securities and assets.
September 14 – 18, 2020
TechCrunch’s big yearly event, Disrupt, is going fully virtual in 2020. This year’s five-day event will take place from September 14 to 16, 2020, and like previous years, will have two big focuses: founders and investors shaping the future of disruptive technology and ideas and startup experts providing insights to entrepreneurs.
Virtual WFC Money Summit 2020
September 14, 2020, 10:30 – September 18, 2020 16:30 GMT
Virtual WFC Money Summit 2020, scheduled on September 14-18, 2020, will bring together fintech professionals to explore new ideas, make new contacts and find new solutions to the most difficult challenges for finance Industry, including:
- ASEAN fintech regulation
- Banking-as-a-Platform (BaaP): the business model for the digital age
- Interoperability in the payments industry
- Designing a stable cryptocurrency
- Beyond the shiny new UX
The multi-day event will feature 30+ sessions, immersive discussions, and speakers representing the likes of the Payment Council of India, Tyme, PwC and Bank Frick.
Copenhagen Fintech Week
September 15, 2020, 8:00 – September 16, 2020, 20:00 CEST
Held every year in the spring, Copenhagen Fintech Week celebrates both startups and established frontrunners in finance.
In 2020, Copenhagen Fintech Week will go digital, offering a two-day virtual conference centered around Nordic strengths such as sustainability, finance, innovation, and tech. It will feature insightful keynotes, interesting discussions, exclusive sessions, demos, and curated content.
This year’s focus will be on sustainability, its impact on businesses and society and the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs). Looking beyond how to run a sustainable fintech business, the event will aim to inspire by highlighting companies with sustainability as their business model and the solutions that drive them. As always tech, finance and innovation will be major parts of the conference.
Fintech and Regtech Global Summit Asia Virtual
September 17 – 18, 2020
The Fintech and Regtech Global Summit Asia Virtual is an event dedicated exclusively to the needs of the official sector, focusing on how central bankers, regulators and supervisors can make the most of fintech, regtech and suptech tools.
This edition will be held entirely digitally and will cover key topics including cybersecurity and resilience, financial inclusion, anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-fraud, big data analytics, distributed ledger technology (DLT), and central bank-led digital money projects, among others.
October 13 – 18, 2020
The second edition of Montreal Digital Week, MTL Connect, will take place from October 13 to 18, 2020. This international event aims to look across the board at the main questions related to digital development, focusing on its economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts in various sectors of activity.
In collaboration with many partners, MTL Connecte will address five specific themes related to digital transformations. These thematic pavilions are: cybersecurity and digital identity; AI, the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and 4.0; fintech; the city of the future; and art and creativity.