The global fintech landscape is witnessing a staggering growth, fueled by booming consumer adoption, supportive regulatory efforts and technological advancements.
Between 2015 and 2019, consumer adoption of digital money transfer and payment services grew from a mere 18% to an impressive 75%, findings from a Statista survey found. Insurtech, alternative lending and online savings and investment recorded similar spectacular growths, surging between 20 to 40 points during the period.
At the same time, adaptive regulations are acting as a facilitator for the fintech industry, providing frameworks that balance innovation with consumer protection and financial stability, all the while encouraging innovation in the banking sector and fostering competition in the sector.
As fintech continues to grow and evolve, a number of large-scale fintech gatherings are being scheduled for 2024.
For those looking to keep up with the latest technologies and connect with their peers, we’ve curated a list of the top global fintech events to attend in 2024.
These events will provide industry stakeholders with opportunities for networking, learning, and staying abreast of the latest trends and innovations. They will bring together professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders from various sectors of the industry to explore potential collaborations, exchange ideas and build valuable connections.
The Fintech News Network will be attending some of these events, including the Asian Financial Forum 2024, Web Summit, Fintech Meetup Las Vegas, Money20/20 Asia, Money20/20 Europe, Dubai Fintech Summit, the Singapore Fintech Festival 2024 and the 2024 Hong Kong Fintech Week and Abu Dhabi Finance Weeks (date not yet confirmed).
Stockholm Fintech Week 2024
February 12 – 26, 2024
Stockholm Fintech Week 2024, scheduled from February 12 to 26 is set to mark its sixth annual occurrence as Sweden’s largest and most comprehensive fintech event. Kicking off the year with a dynamic 2-day conference and an entire week of side events, the week-long gathering will seek to serve as a focal point for the global fintech community to co-create, innovate, and engage in meaningful discussions.
The main highlights of Stockholm Fintech Week 2024 include a two-day conference on February 14 and 15, taking place at the Sergel Hub in Stockholm. The conference will feature 10 fintech tracks covering a spectrum of fintech verticals including regulations, embedded finance, paytech, regtech, combating financial crime, fintech globally, impact fintech, Web 3.0, artificial intelligence (AI) in finance and cybersecurity. Expert speakers will share their insights through keynotes, panel discussions, and fireside chats, offering a comprehensive exploration of the most pressing issues and advancements in the fintech landscape.
The week-long event will also feature a number of side events, networking sessions, dinners, and matchmaking activities from February 12 to 16.
Stockholm Fintech Week 2024 is expected to bring together 1,200 attendees, including 70 world-class leaders, 200 startups, and various stakeholders keen on contributing to the fintech ecosystem.
Web Summit Qatar
February 26 – 29, 2024
Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC), Doha, Qatar
Web Summit Qatar will make its debut in 2024, promising to deliver an international event attended by together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders in the technology sector.
Taking place from February 26 to 29, 2024, at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) in Doha, Qatar, this new addition to the Web Summit series will aim to connect the emerging generation of founders in the Middle East with a global audience, including investors, journalists, customers, and partners, deliver an impressive lineup of speakers ready to share their expertise, and offer unparalleled networking opportunities with fellow entrepreneurs.
One of the key attractions will be the diverse range of experts from various fields who will converge at Web Summit Qatar. Attendees will be able to engage with tech enthusiasts, sharing ideas within their industries, meeting potential business partners, and seeking advice from experienced individuals.
Web Summit Qatar will also offer an educational stage featuring talks, masterclasses, and roundtables. These sessions will be designed to empower attendees to expand their professional skillsets and bring valuable insights back to their workplaces.
February 27 – 28, 2024
Intercontinental O2, London, England
FinovateEurope 2024, scheduled for February 27 and 28 at the Intercontinental O2 in London, stands as a preeminent event in the fintech landscape bringing together an estimated global audience exceeding 1,000 senior attendees, including 500+ from prominent banks and financial institutions such as HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group, Citi, Bank of America, JP Morgan Asset Management, BNP Paribas, and Commerzbank.
The event will provide attendees with the opportunity to engage with innovators spearheading the fintech revolution, senior decision-makers from financial institutions, and top investors from venture capital (VC) firms seeking the next big opportunity.
Networking will take center stage at FinovateEurope 2024, recognizing the critical role connections play in the success of businesses. The event will provide a comprehensive networking platform through its app, allowing attendees to send messages, book meetings, and explore demo and sponsor technologies.
FinovateEurope 2024 will also feature the showcase of cutting-edge solutions through seven-minute demos devoid of slides and sales pitches. Attendees will get to witness the most innovative technologies in the market, ready to be implemented for a competitive edge.
The featured technologies will span hot topics such as sustainable finance, generative AI, embedded finance, banking-as-a-service (BaaS), personalization, and super-apps. The showcase lineup will encompass both young startups and established industry veterans from across Europe, with a special focus on sustainability and inclusion through the startup scholarship program.
Fintech Meetup Las Vegas
March 03 – 06, 2024
Venetian, Las Vegas, USA
Fintech Meetup, scheduled from March 03 to 06, 2024 at the Venetian in Las Vegas, will allow fintech industry to connect, collaborate, and conduct business. The event promises a tech-enabled environment that facilitates awe-inspiring connections and collaborations, and will boast an unprecedented network of co-located events, offering attendees a first-class, five-star experience.
The event’s agenda will be articulated around five themes: banking and payments, lending and credit, innovation and transformation, fraud, identity and risk, and legal, regulatory and compliance. Focused on the future, over 60% of the agenda will be dedicated to innovation and transformation, covering the latest disruptions in fintech, banking, payments, and lending.
Fintech Meetup will focus on delivering practical, not theoretical, insights. Sessions will be tailored to address the “how” of leveraging the latest trends and financial technologies to deliver tangible return on investment (ROI) and impact. The agenda will be intentionally jargon-free, demystifying complex topics and avoiding the buzzwords that often permeate fintech event agendas.
The event is expected to bring together over 5,000 leaders from fintech, banking, payments, and lending to shape the future of the industry.
March 04 – 07, 2024
Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Leap is an annual tech event that was founded in 2022 by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones, and Tahaluf, an Informa company.
Each year, the event dives deep into multifaceted themes ranging from fintech, edutech, healthtech, to the potent fourth industrial revolution (4IR), cleantech, the future of energy, AI, and more.
The 2024 edition Leap, which is scheduled to take place from March 04 to 07, is set to bring together over 172,000 attendees from more than 180 countries. The event will host a lineup of over 900 renowned expert speakers who will delve into the latest trends in technology.
The LEAP Fintech Stage will be a focal point for participants, offering insights into cutting-edge developments, innovative trends, and unique ideas across the fintech industry. Attendees will gain an understanding of how technology will shape finance hubs in the future and navigate the delicate balance between competition and collaboration among legacy institutions and fintech startups.
The event will feature the Rocket Fuel Startup Competition, providing startups with the opportunity to pitch to seasoned investors. The Startup Park and networking opportunities will further enhance the experience for attendees, offering a platform to make new contacts and explore business potential.
Finnovex North Africa 2024
March 05 – 06, 2024
Finnovex North Africa’s 22nd edition, taking place on March 05 and 06, 2024, stands as an unparalleled summit driving transformative changes in the financial landscape. With a focus on cutting-edge solutions and elevated regulatory standards, this event serves as a hub for forward-thinking leaders and innovators in North Africa’s financial sector.
This year’s edition will focus on four key themes: digital accessibility and bridging the gap through digital solutions, making banking accessible to all; the commercial banking revolution; meeting regulatory demands with robust and secure financial systems; and government-backed initiatives focusing on digitizing remittances and encouraging digital payments.
Participants will get to attend keynotes and panels to understand the benefits of specific technologies, connect with peers in a private business-focused environment, explore cost-effective, up-to-date solutions and innovations on one platform, and get hands-on experience with cybersecurity solutions.
March 06 – 07, 2024
QEII Centre, London, England
MoneyLIVE Summit, scheduled for March 06-07, 2024, at the QEII Centre in London, England, is a global payments and banking event bringing together industry leaders at the top of their game. The event will serve as a dynamic platform where ground-breaking partnerships are expected to be forged, innovation accelerated, and the brightest ideas will be born.
Key themes this year will include the economic climate, payment innovation, open finance, lending strategies, accelerating the green transition, digital currencies and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), future payment infrastructure, the technology forum, fraud, digital identities and anti-money laundering (AML), next-generation customer experience, AI and Web 3.0.
Participants can expect five stages of high-value content designed to push the boundaries of innovation and keep attendees ahead of the competition, exclusive insights from CEOs of NatWest, Metro Bank, Atom Bank, Cumberland Building Society, Saffron Building Society, and many others, access to visionaries driving real-world change in finance, as well as collaborative workshops, thematic roundtables, and other high-impact networking activities.
Hong Kong Web3 Festival 2024
April 06 – 09, 2024
Hall3FG, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Web3 Festival 2024 will take place from April 06 to 09 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. The event will offer an exceptional lineup of industry guests from around the globe, and seek to serve as a convergence point for the brightest minds, top Web 3.0 projects, and influential VCs. Attendees can expect insightful discussions and presentations on various Web3-related subjects.
The festival will maintain its commitment to the principles of openness and cooperation inherent in the Web 3.0 spirit. Partners will be invited to plan and organize activities collaboratively, fostering mutual development within the Web 3.0 community. Regulatory representatives from Hong Kong will also participate, providing insights and interpretations of the latest digital asset regulation policies.
Hong Kong Web3 Festival 2024 will build upon the success of its record-breaking 2023 edition, which garnered significant attention, with over 50,000 attendees, 300 global speakers, 100 exhibitors, and nearly 200 side events.
New York Fintech Week 2024
April 08 – 12, 2024
New York, USA
New York Fintech Week 2024, scheduled from April 08 to 12, 2024, in the vibrant city of New York City, stands as a dynamic series encompassing conferences, workshops, hackathons, meetups, and parties, drawing attendees from various corners to engage with the best and brightest in diverse fintech verticals.
New York Fintech Week 2024 aims to serve as a bridge connecting entrepreneurs, domain experts, bank innovators, and the investment community. The ethos of the week-long event will revolve around inclusivity, encompassing the entire startup ecosystem.
New York Fintech Week 2024 is expected to bring together 5,000+ attendees comprising professionals, enthusiasts, and experts who will be converging to explore the latest trends and innovations in fintech. It will feature a rich program of 40+ events comprising conferences, invitation-only roundtables, and community-centric free events, all aimed at highlighting different fintech initiatives.
New York Fintech Week 2024 will also feature a showcase of fintech innovation, bringing together a diverse range of startups and established players in the fintech sector. There will also be opportunities for networking and collaboration with venture funds, as well as key players from various financial services organizations, facilitating discussions and collaborations that drive industry growth.
Web Summit Rio
April 15 – 18, 2024
Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Web Summit Rio, taking place from April 15 to 18, 2024, at Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is expected to bring together 30,000+ individuals, featuring companies at the forefront of redefining the tech industry.
Participants will get to access insights from remarkable speakers eager to share their expertise, contributing to a rich and diverse learning experience, engage in unparalleled networking opportunities, and connect with entrepreneurs and industry professionals from around the world.
Web Summit Rio is part of the prestigious Web Summit global event series, which includes flagship events in Lisbon, Qatar, Toronto, and Hong Kong. Last year, the event brought together 21,000+ people.
April 23 – 25, 2024
Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Money20/20 Asia will set to take place from April 23 to 25, 2024 in Bangkok at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. The event will gather an exceptional lineup of influential speakers, industry experts, and decision-makers to explore the latest trends, technologies, and strategies shaping the future of fintech and financial services. The show will feature a dynamic agenda comprising keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel discussions, and interactive workshops, offering attendees unparalleled opportunities for learning, collaboration, and networking.
In addition to its content-rich program, Money20/20 Asia will showcase the latest advancements in fintech across a wide range of sectors, including payments, banking, regtech, insurtech, lending, and more. The show will also address key industry themes such as financial inclusion, sustainability, cybersecurity, and regulatory frameworks.
Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the latest innovations, engage in product demonstrations, and forge strategic partnerships that will drive growth and shape the future of fintech in Asia.
AI in Finance Summit New York 2024
April 24 – 25, 2024
etc. 360 Madison, New York City, USA
AI in Finance Summit New York 2024, scheduled on April 24 and 25, at etc. 360 Madison in New York, will explore unique insights and technical use cases from AI specialists and data scientists within the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) sector.
The event will provide a platform for attendees to delve into the latest technological advancements, hear from industry pioneers, and gain practical insights into the application of AI in addressing challenges specific to the industry.
AI in Finance Summit New York 2024 will explore cutting-edge use cases in AI initiatives within BFSI, practical applications of ML models to combat fraud, advancements in conversational AI, particularly for chatbots with natural language processing (NLP), and ethical and transparent AI practices to safeguard customer privacy.
Participants will get to learn from experts leading AI initiatives in some of the most innovative companies in BFSI, explore how companies from various sectors leverage AI for practical applications and to solve challenges in business and society, and understand the business value of AI through real-world case studies, providing a practical understanding of AI implementation.
Finnovex East Africa 2024
April 24 – 25, 2024
East Africa’s financial sector is experiencing a revolutionary shift driven by technological innovation, enhanced accessibility, and customer-focused solutions.
Finnovex East Africa’s 23rd edition aims to mark that transformative era in the region’s financial landscape. Beyond being an event, the conference will seek to serve as a gathering of visionaries, innovators, and leaders committed to transforming the future of finance in East Africa.
The event will focus on key innovation areas, fintech developments, and strategic imperatives shaping the region’s financial future. Participants will get to explore digital advancements are redefining banking and finance in East Africa, understand the impact of enhanced accessibility on financial inclusivity, and delve into how competition and customer-focused solutions are shaping the financial sector.
Dubai Fintech Summit 2024
May 06 – 07, 2023
Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
The Dubai Fintech Summit 2024, slated for May 06 and 07, will bring together world-renowned thinkers, policy makers, and decision makers to share and contribute to the development of tools, regulations, and frameworks that are essential to shape the future of fintech and finance.
The summit, which aims to consolidate Dubai as a rising fintech hub and amplify the city’s commitment to nurturing startups, is set to be bring together over 8,000 global industry leaders, investors and policy makers. It stands as a thought leadership-driven platform, addressing industry challenges head-on and championing innovation, and will unlock new opportunities, cross-border collaboration, and innovation to shape the future of finance.
The event will comprise four stages, and will focus on key themes including sustainability, the future of fintech, embedded and open finance, Web 3.0 and digital assets.
Seamless Middle East 2024
May 14 – 15, 2024
Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE
Seamless Middle East 2024, taking place on May 14 and 15, at the Dubai World Trade Centre in the UAE, will feature over 800 speakers addressing the latest trends, market disruptors, and technologies shaping the digital commerce landscape; a free-to-attend multi-brand exhibition featuring 800 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge solutions and innovative startups from the region; and networking sessions providing valuable opportunities for collaboration and engagement.
Themes in focus during this year’s event will include small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) banking, financial inclusion, payments, digital banking, digital currencies and electronic know-your-customer (eKYC).
With a legacy spanning 24 years, Seamless stands as a key meeting point for innovative minds in the realms of payments, fintech, identity, banking, retail, e-commerce, home delivery, and digital marketing. The event gathers over 30,000 attendees each year and features a massive exhibition that serves as a platform for market-leading industry players. Representatives from banks, exchange houses, insurance, telcos, merchants, enterprises, government, and tech startups converge to explore and collaborate on the latest technologies and services.
In 2023, the Seamless series of events attracted 75,000 attendees across multiple locations, including Dubai, Riyadh, Cairo, Johannesburg, and Munich. Additionally, tens of thousands participated in monthly online engagements.
Finnovex Saudi Arabia 2024
May 21 – 22, 2024
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is pushing for economic diversification, tech advancement, and cultural openness. The country aims to host Expo 2030 in Riyadh as a global showcase. Finnovex Saudi Arabia’s 24th edition in 2024 aligns with Expo 2030’s theme and aims to discuss, innovate, and strategize for Vision 2030’s realization. With the theme “Fulfilling Vision 2030: Kingdom Banking’s Pinnacle – Transforming Finance for a Thriving Saudi Arabia,” the event will delve into banking’s role in Saudi Arabia’s transformation.
The 2024 edition of Finnovex Saudi Arabia will take place on May 11 and 12, 2024 in Riyadh and is expected to bring together 200 key stakeholders. Participants will get to explore the role of technology in crafting an inclusive, sustainable, and resilient financial ecosystem, uncover the influence of data, emerging trends, and blockchain’s imprint on trust and analytics, and navigate the regulatory landscape influencing inclusive finance promotion.
Finnovex is a series of summits that examines the future of financial services on how disruptive innovations are reshaping the way they are structured, provisioned and consumed.
The event aims to create thought leadership on cutting-edge issues with long-term implications to the industry. It also strives to lay the foundation for multi-stakeholder dialogues that explore the potential of these innovations to transform the financial ecosystem, as well as the risks and opportunities that could emerge from shifts in the way financial services are designed, delivered and consumed in the future.
Money20/20 Europe 2024
June 04 – 06, 2024
RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Money20/20 Europe, scheduled from June 04 to 06, 2024 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is set to usher in a profound transformation within the financial landscape, redefining the dynamics between consumers and businesses. The event aims to serve as a unique platform, spotlighting the narratives of extraordinary individuals who fearlessly explore the uncharted territory of human-machine collaboration.
Positioned as the epicenter of industry progress, Money20/20 Europe acts as a catalyst for change, fostering the convergence of diverse people and ideas. Each year, the event brings together influential global leaders, ambitious newcomers, tech giants, and nimble startups to collectively define the trajectory of the financial landscape, not only within Europe but also on the global stage.
Fintech Week London 2024
June 10 – 14, 2024
Fintech Week London 2024, scheduled from June 10 to 14, aims to serve as a pivotal convergence point for traditional financial institutions and cutting-edge fintech companies in one of the world’s premier financial districts.
Over the course of five days, the event will offer a comprehensive exploration of global fintech themes, bringing together diverse players ranging from established high-street banks to disruptive challengers, technology behemoths to innovative disruptors.
The week-long series of events will showcase and celebrate London’s vibrant fintech ecosystem, culminating in a flagship conference on Thursday, June 13, which is expected to draw over 1,000 senior decision-makers representing leading fintech companies, banks, investment firms, regulatory bodies, media companies, and service providers.
The event’s agenda is dynamic and fast-paced, offering a blend of keynote presentations, interactive panel debates, workshops, roundtables, and extensive networking opportunities. Attendees will have the chance to delve into key topics such as embedded finance, insurtech, AI, payments, VC and fundraising, Web 3.0 and the metaverse, cryptocurrency, environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards, and fintech for good.
Fintech Summit Middle East
June 26, 2024
The St. Regis Hotel, Amman, Bahrain
The Fintech Summit Middle East, scheduled for June 26, 2024, in Amman, Bahrain, is set to convene a gathering of over 350 professionals spanning the fintech, payments, banking, retail, e-commerce, tech firms, fintech startups, and investment sectors. The event aims to serve as a dynamic platform for industry stakeholders to delve into the latest innovations, address challenges, and chart the future trajectory of the financial technology landscape in the Middle East.
Participants at the Fintech Summit Middle East can anticipate a rich program featuring panel discussions, fireside chats, networking sessions, and the exchange of ideas. The agenda will encompass crucial industry topics, including the transformative impact of technology on the banking sector, the evolution of payment systems, the e-commerce revolution, and customer experience enhancement.
Attendees will get to gain a profound understanding of trends, innovations, and challenges in banking, payments, government tech, e-commerce, and retail; connect with industry leaders, startups, investors and experts; explore promising investment opportunities in the dynamic tech sectors shaping the Middle East’s future; and discover cutting-edge technologies and solutions that have the potential to revolutionize businesses.
Hong Kong Fintech Week 2024
October 28 – November 01, 2024
Hong Kong’s flagship fintech event is returning in October 2024, promising one of the biggest gatherings of fintech professionals, decision-makers and innovators for a week-long event. Though no details has been released yet, the 2024 Hong Kong Fintech Week is expected to begin towards the end of October 2024 and should, like previous iterations, bring together some of the brightest minds from the global finance, tech and fintech industries.
Taking place each year in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, Hong Kong Fintech Week is an annual cross-boundary fintech event and one of the largest conferences on the calendar. Each year, the event attracts more than 30,000 senior executives and features over 500 of the world’s top speakers including fintech founders, investors, regulators, and academics, who are shaping the future of financial services by driving a technological revolution in the industry across Asia and globally.
In 2023, Hong Kong Fintech Week ran under the theme “Fintech Redefined” and attracted over 35 000 attendees and more than 5.5 million views online from over 100 economies. The event featured over 800 speakers and 700 exhibitors, and attracted more than 30 Mainland and international delegations. The week-long event included multitrack conferences, exhibitions, a deal floor, workshops, networking and satellite events, demo sessions and metaverse experiences.
Singapore Fintech Festival 2024
November 06 – 08, 2024
The Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) is returning from November 06 to 08, 2024, promising to act as a global nexus where policy, finance, and technology communities converge. Designed to foster impactful connections and collaborations, SFF is a platform to explore the intersections of cutting-edge financial solutions, evolving regulatory landscapes, and the latest technological innovations.
Through insightful sessions, roundtables, workshops, exhibitions and much more, the event aims to deliver an immersive experience and dialogue of the future trajectories of financial services and the overarching digital transformation reshaping global economies.
Last year, SFF welcomed 62,000 participants from 134 nations.
Register for the SFF 2024 here.
Web Summit 2024
November 11 – 14, 2024
Altice Arena and Fil, Lisbon, Portugal
Web Summit is returning to Portugal in November 2024 for a massive multi-day event that’s set to bring together more than 70,000 participants.
Organized each year in Lisbon, Web Summit is an annual tech conference centered on Internet technology, emerging technologies, marketing and VC. Speakers often include a mix of CEOs, subject-matter experts, celebrities, and politicians, with names including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Al Gore and Bono having taken part in the event. Web Summit’s partners include Fortune 500 companies, government entities and private foundations, such as Google, Meta, Amazon and Microsoft.
In 2023, Web Summit hosted 70,236 attendees from 153 countries, with 2,608 startups taking part in the startup program – the event’s highest number ever, and over 800 speakers debating the future of their industries across 27 tracks.