Fintech Week London to Host First In-Person Fintech Event of 2021

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Fintech Week London is back, bigger and better than ever before, with a brand new team and event format. This July, senior decision-makers representing the most innovative companies in financial services will gather in the UK capital to discuss the position of London as a Fintech hub post-Brexit.

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease in the UK, the opportunity to network and share ideas face-to-face has been eagerly anticipated by the Fintech community.  Over the course of 5 days, Fintech Week London will welcome over 2,000 executives from high-street banks, digital challengers, technology giants, and new disruptors, who will come together to shine a light on ground-breaking developments in Financial Technology.

Raf De Kimpe, CEO of Fintech Week London, said: “We are excited and proud to be hosting the first UK event in the Fintech calendar that people can attend in person. Virtual conferences have served us well during the pandemic, but there’s nothing like being around fellow professionals and immersing yourself in face-to-face conversations.”

“The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated digitalisation, paving the way for Fintech’s to take lead in the economic and social recovery process. We’ll be looking at the competition and collaboration – or, newly coined, ‘coopetition’- between Big Tech and Big Banks as they encourage customers to adopt an ever-expanding suite of integrated financial products, and how the implementation of Open Banking and Banking as a Service will transform customer relationships.”

A hybrid conference

At the centre of Fintech Week London is a 2-day hybrid conference which will bring together 1500+ delegates. These attendees will join either in-person or online for two days of networking and learning, with the virtual component extending the reach of the conference for those who are unable to participate in person.

The agenda for the conference is being curated by an independent content board comprising some of the industry’s most respected thought-leaders, such as Chris Skinner, Ghela Boskovich, Susanne Chishti, Theodora Lau, Dave Birch, and Imran Gulamhuseinwala.

“With a majority of the financial services workforce operating remotely during Covid-19, we have seen a corresponding increase in focus on issues surrounding cloud computing, digital identity, privacy and cybersecurity,” said Chris Skinner, chairperson of the content board. “This is the first event to cover all of these areas, as well as verticals like WealthTech, InsurTech and Green Finance. More than this, Fintech Week London shines the light squarely back on London, which still leads the world in these areas.”

Themes relating to post-pandemic recovery such as financial inclusion, sustainability, and digital identity will be discussed, as will the recently published Kalifa Review of UK Fintech. Deliberations on the review, which highlights opportunities to create skilled jobs, boost trade, and extend the UK’s competitive edge over other leading Fintech hubs, will be presented with keynotes from Ron Kalifa OBE himself.

Karen Sandhu, Head of Financial, Business Services and Technology at London & Partners, added: “Fintech Week London is a great opportunity for Fintech leaders and innovators to come together and discuss how London and the UK can maintain its position at the centre of global Fintech. London is a world-leading tech and financial centre and its Fintech companies have a pivotal role to play in building back better from the impacts of the global pandemic. We look forward to welcoming this important event to London in July.”

Registration for Fintech Week London is now open, and as a media partner for Fintech Week London, The Fintech Times are able to offer a 15% discount on ticket prices with the code ‘TFT15’’.

For more information on Fintech Week London, click here.

  • Polly is a journalist, content creator and general opinion holder from North Wales. She has written for a number of publications, usually hovering around the topics of fintech, tech, lifestyle and body positivity.

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