Each year, we put together a list of the most anticipated conferences around the globe focused on connecting FinTech folks with the companies moving the needle in the industry. Attending industry conferences is an ideal way to interact with like-minded FinTech professionals, learn more about the latest and greatest technology in the FinTech universe, and find out what the future holds for this disruptive industry. Here are the 2017 FinTech conferences to add to your calendar.
Finovate Spring 2017
San Jose, California – April 26-27
At Finovate Spring, conference attendees have the pleasure of experiencing up and coming financial and banking technology through handpicked demonstrations. As one of the largest and oldest FinTech conferences, Finovate touts a high-impact audience, including financial industry executives, investors, industry analysts, regulators, and of course, entrepreneurs. The conference includes ample time for strategic networking for attendees, perfect for those who want to get a competitive edge, make lasting connections, or get valuable feedback on products or services. For 2017, Finovate presenters include companies like Advisor Software, LendingRobot, PayActiv, and WealthForge. You can check out more information about the venue, presenters, attendees, and registration at the Finovate website.
Digital Banking Summit
Austin, Texas – June 12-14
Presented by American Banker, the Digital Banking Summit 2017 promises to bring together the who’s who in the banking world. This year, Digital Banking Summit guests can see live demos of FinTech products, take a digital innovation tour of Austin, and learn more about the trends in digital banking, blockchain, payments, and user experience. Attendees include banking executives, heads of digital strategies, mobile and online banking professionals, and alternative and emerging banking channels. Some of the speakers lined up for the three-day event Chief Digital Officers from JPMorgan Chase & Co, Fifth Third Bancorp, TD Bank, and BBVA Compass. To find out more about Digital Banking Summit, check out the event’s site.
Las Vegas, Nevada – October 22-25
For the last four years, Money 20/20 has been a go-to FinTech conference for those interested in learning more and experiencing first-hand innovative updates in payments and financial services. The conference includes an impressive exhibit hall packed to the brim with FinTech companies large and small, as well as vast networking opportunities for attendees and presenters. The 2017 speaker lineup has yet to be announced, but last year’s conference included the CEO of Square, the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the CEO of Ellevest. More information about Money 20/20 can be found here.
FinDEVr New York
New York, New York – March 21-22
FinDEVr has a long history in the FinTech conference arena, and its return to New York this year promises to be as impactful as ever. Throughout the two-day conference, FinDEVr attendees have an opportunity to experience the latest platforms, APIs, and tools from leading FinTech companies through 15-minute presentations. Both days include a networking component which offers a way to connect with presenters and other attendees to discuss what’s on the horizon for the FinTech industry as a whole. Some notable presenters for the 2017 FinDEVr conference include EllieMae, Finicity, and Symphony software. Additional information about this year’s venue, registration, and the agenda can be found at the FinDEVr website.
London – July 7-14
The thriving FinTech landscape in London provides fertile ground for an innovative conference which promises to include a multi-day hackathon, interactive workshops, meetups, and social events. FinTech week is a celebration of sorts, focused on the major players in the industry from around the world. The 2017 speaker lineup has yet to be announced, but the 2016 conference offered insight from leading companies like BBVA, the Finance Innovation Lab, and Xero. More information about FinTech Week can be found on the website.