Physical events may have been put on pause over the last year, but virtual events have remained a powerful tool for businesses to raise their profile. Providing an invaluable space for kick starting conversations and connecting like-minded people, they are a great way to ensure new businesses get off to a flying-start.
For businesses in the Fintech sector, there are so many great Fintech events out there so it’s worth being very clear on your audience and goals as a starting point. . While events will hopefully return to normal towards the second half of the year, there are still plenty of virtual, industry-staples to add to your diaries in the meantime. Finding the right Fintech events can be time consuming, but luckily we’ve done the hard work for you. Keep your eyes peeled for our ‘highly recommended’ events too.
AI in Financial Services
Date: 3-4th Feb
Taking place over the course of two days, AI in Financial Services will see over 150 senior executives from leading financial institutions meet to offer their insight into how the industry uptake of AI is evolving, discussing how to leverage new tools, and offering guidance on where the industry is headed over the next decade.
Pensions Aspects Live
Date: 10th Feb
Pensions Aspects Live typically attracts over 400 industry professionals. With previous editions offering a 20 booth exhibition, multi-streamed programme, a business match-making service, this year’s online version will offer all of these services and more.
FinTech Talents Virtual Lending
Date: 24th Feb
FTT Lending 3.0 is an online lending event aimed at lenders, loan providers, and credit and capital allocators. Discussion will include looking at the disruption Fintech promises to traditional banking, alongside considering the role of open banking/finance in supporting economic revival.
Future of Finance
Date: 2nd March
This Future of Finance Webinar will be focusing in on why data is a powerful tool for consumers, how to get data regulation right, and why consumer uptake of open banking in the UK is comparatively slow.
Politico Finance Summit
Date: 4th March
Location: Paris; Online
Politico’s Finance Summit, taking place virtually and in Paris, is aimed at European and national regulators and business leaders, and will centre around discussion of Europe’s financial future. The event will deep dive into Europe’s (green) recovery as well as its policy agenda and important issues for Europe’s financial sector such as anti-money laundering, the influence of Big Tech, and Brexit.
MoneyLive – SUMMIT (highly recommended)
Date: 15th March-19th April
Broadcasting live throughout March and April, MoneyLive’s digital summit hosts over 75 international speakers who will share their insights over 10 episodes, which will stream twice a week. From open finance and CX transformation, to payments innovation and AI-driven lending, content can be seen live or on-demand.
OBE Campfire (highly recommended)
Date: 18th March
Open Banking Excellence (OBE) is the world’s leading community of Open Banking and Open Finance, including fintechs, banks, regulators, BigTechs and wider financial services institutions. OBE’s Campfires are monthly sessions centred around growing awareness of Open Banking through sparking conversations and encouraging collaboration.
Finovate Europe (highly recommended)
Date: 23rd-25th March
This year’s Finnovate Europe will focus on the challenges faced by financial services, and why innovative technology is needed to meet them. With sessions spread across 3 days, access to keynotes, fireside chats and panel discussions can be viewed live or on demand. Alongside the events schedule, attendees will be able to schedule impromptu meetings throughout the day via Finnovate’s online platform, making it a great opportunity for networking.
Date: 23rd March
Location: London; online
NextWealth’s annual conference brings together a community of thinkers and leaders to discuss this year’s theme, ‘reimagining retail investing’. The event will feature discussions and debates around business models, customer perception financial planning versus financial advice, the role of tech in reshaping the industry and the future of the product.
Fintech World Forum (highly recommended)
Date: 25th-26th March
Location: London; online
The Fintech World Forum is one of the leading Fintech events for the global financial and banking technology industry. This year’s virtual edition, taking place across two days, will consider how open banks and Fintech startups will transform financial markets and the future of global Fintech post Covid-19.
Women in FinTech Virtual Summit
Date: 14th-15th April
This summit is the perfect opportunity to join the conversation on the challenges and steps that are needed to improve diversity and increase opportunities for women in the financial industry. Attendees will receive access to virtual Q&A sessions, recorded presentations and slides, alongside plenty of opportunities to interact with industry leaders, influential technologists, data scientists & founders leading the women in tech and finance revolution.
UK FinTech Week 2021/Innovate Finance Global Summit
Date: 19th-23rd April
Returning in April is a brand new hybrid of FinTech Week and Innovate Finance’s Global Summit. Championing the UK as a leading financial services hub, this year’s event will look at Fintech as a solution for economic recovery post Covid-19, FinTech as a force for social good, and the pivotal role of FinTech in Finance going green.
Open Future World Congress
Date: 11th-12th May
Last year’s Open Future World Congress was the largest virtual open banking event to date, attracting over 4,500 participants from more than 110 countries around the world. Free to attend and with this year’s edition taking place virtually, much like last year, it’s a great opportunity to network and start new conversations.
Fintech Design Summit
Date: 25th-27th May
The Fintech Design Summit invites innovative Fintech companies to talk about Product Design, UX and Strategy. By gathering financial innovators to share their experiences across strategy and design; this conference centres around demonstrating the real, measurable impact of experience-led Product & Service design on both business goals & user needs.
London Fintech Week (highly recommended)
Date: July (TBC)
This year’s London Fintech Week, planned to be an in-person event (although further details are still to be confirmed), will broach topics such as the march of tech giants into into financial services, the continuing rise of neo banks, as well as looking at global developments in fintech and the new fintech hubs.
Money 20/20 (highly recommended)
Date: 21st-23rd September
Money 2020’s 2021 event, set to take place in Amsterdam, will bring together global leaders from the world of Payments, Banking, FinTech and FinServe. With their current podcast series broaching topics as broad as the role of FinTech in supporting financial inclusion, the struggles of female entrepreneurs as well as unpacking how consumer behaviour trends have been affected by Covid-19, it’s set to be a great opportunity to network and get up to speed with the latest in the industry.
The PLSA Annual Conference & Exhibition
Date: 12-14th October
The PLSA is the biggest pensions event in the UK – covering the biggest challenges for pensions funds, and key trends for the future of the industry. Bookings will open in spring, so be sure to pencil it in.
IMPower Digital Wealth
Date: Spring; 20-22nd October
Location: Online; Monaco
With a choice of an online or in-person event, Digital Wealth 2021 will bring together Europe’s most influential companies and individuals reshaping wealth management – a must-attend for anyone at the helm of the financial advice industry.
Open Finance 2020/1 (highly recommended)
Date: 16th-19th Nov
Open Finance 2020 should be one at the very top of your list – a fantastic opportunity to network and generate new business opportunities with experts at the heart of the Financial Sector.
AltFi Digital Finance Forum
Date: 10th February
Focused on the main changes anticipated for digital and incumbent banks this year, AltFi Digital Finances Forum is the ideal event to get up to speed for the biggest trends set for digital banking in 2021.
There will be plenty of other events throughout the year too, so please do let us know if there are any we’ve missed that should be on the list. Plus, if you’re a business in the Fintech sector looking to raise your profile – and need additional support with events or any other marketing activity – do get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.