The Fintech PR Network is an organisation with a truly global perspective, so to keep you plugged in we have compiled a list of the top global Fintech events not to be missed in 2018.
Digital disruption in financial services is changing the world. Fintech sees itself as shaking up the old banking system and it is certainly stealing ground from traditional financial services.
According to the World FinTech Report 2017, released by Capgemini and Linkedin, half of banking customers around the world are now using the services of at least one fintech firm.
Fintechs are especially gaining ground in emerging markets, with more than 75 per cent of customers in China and India using the services of fintechs and adoption also high in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Hong Kong.
As fintech matures, the industry has pulled together to create a raft of world-leading live events that allow fintechs to promote their businesses and meet other innovators. These networking opportunities are important for both emerging and established fintechs, who in a rapidly-changing marketplace need to constantly sharpen their skills and stay ahead of the latest trends.
Here we have handpicked some of the top global fintech events to be seen at in 2018:
Finovate (multiple events throughout the year – Middle East, Europe, Silicon Valley, NYC, Asia, South Africa). Showcases cutting-edge banking and financial technology in a unique demo format.
Money 20/20 (Asia, 13-15 March; Europe, 4-6 June; US, 21-24 Oct; China, 4-16 Nov). Where the payments, fintech and financial services industry congregates to connect and define the future of money.
Innovate Finance Global Summit (UK, 19-20 March). Focuses on the ideas shaping global fintech, from cyber security and digital identity to Blockchain.
eFintech Show (Spain, 11-12 April). Reveals the 30 most disruptive fintech startups selected by an expert panel in a single event.
Empire Startups Fintech Conference (US, 18 April). Showcases Silicon Valley startups at their best.
CIAB FEBRABAN 2018 (São Paulo, Brazil, 12-14 June). The financial sector congress addresses the most important issues about disruptive technologies, digital transformations and the future of the financial system.
London Fintech Week, UK (London, 6-13 July). A series of conferences, events, meetups, hackathons and parties for the fintech industry.
Fintech Summit 2018 (Sydney, October 2018). Australia’s largest fintech festival, featuring local and international fintechs.
Singapore Fintech Festival (Singapore, November 2018). Bringing together, start-ups, entrepreneurs, investors, researches and government agencies from around the globe in a week-long celebration of fintech.
With agencies in 8 markets globally, the Fintech PR Network is your first point of call for any further insight on these major global events in 2018.