Finance Conferences & Events: 7 Options for 2019

The world of finance is a dizzying world of change, and never more so than in 2019. One great opportunity for staying up to date with the ever-shifting regulations, innovations, and opportunities is by attending finance conferences and events. As such, we’ve put together this list of seven that we think serve a variety of perspectives for those in and on the cusp of the financial sector:

1. World FinTech Leadership Summit 2019

Finance and technology now go hand in hand. The first finance conference on our list digs deeply into their dependencies and relationships. Taking place this October, the World FinTech Leadership Summit is a place for leading experts in FinTech and Banking to come together to solve modern challenges and share solutions.

Fintech Leadership Summit Finance Conference

On their home page, you’ll find these five compelling selling points sure to make you hungry to attend:

  1. The conference offers insight and clarity around such hot topics in finance as security, RegTech, and APIs for digital banking infrastructure.
  2. Leaders and innovators disrupting traditional banking methods make up their line-up.
  3. The conference will be tackling how to redesign attendees’ innovation roadmaps.
  4. There’s a strong focus on high level networking to ensure those attending will get connected to peers who share their passions.
  5. That includes a B2B matchmaking pre-event to promise even more success and connection.

Location: London, UK.

Date: October 9th & 10th, 2019

Tickets: On sale now, starting at €495.

2. FintechTO

Hosted by the Tech Toronto team, FintechTO is a community meetup that brings together some of Toronto’s finest folks to have candid discussions about all things at the intersection of finance and technology.

FintechTo Finance Meetups

The meetup boasts a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere where anyone with an interest in Fintech can join in and participate in a variety of ways. As well as mingling, networking and drinks, attendees can opt to share their learnings as part of the community open mic section of the evenings. There’s also keynotes and panel discussions on offer meaning there’s genuinely something for everyone.

Location: Toronto, Canada.

Date: The next meetup will take place on September 23rd.

Tickets: C$32 or C$129 for Tech Toronto membership which entitles you to a free ticket to one event, discounts on future events, and access to exclusive member events.

3. Financial Metrics Workshop Orlando

“Financial Metrics: Get a Grip, Grow Your Business & Improve Profitability” is an upcoming workshop facilitated by Jody Gruden of the Summit CPA Group, and hosted by Bureau of Digital

Forecasting and financial metrics workshop

The focus of the event will be forecasting, covering the importance of implementing a forecasting framework, establishing key metrics, and the application of forecasting to all aspects of business. 

As added context, the facilitator will provide data around industry benchmarks to help attendees compare their strategies with those in their verticals to measure success and room for improvement. 

Location: Florida, USA.

Date: October 18th, 2019.

Tickets: Available now for $499.

4. World API Banking Dialogue

The purpose of an API, in the simplest terms, is to get things talking to each other. With new measures like PSD2, it’s clear that the financial industry is readying itself for shake up in the way things operate. One of the benefits of this evolution is the development of a banking system that’s far more open than its ancestor.

World API Banking Dialogue

The World API Banking Dialogue will hone in on certain aspects of this. In particular, new digital business models, and improved payment efficiency across sectors. The format of the conference will see one-on-one and group meetings to discuss implications and expert-led use case presentations.

Location: London, UK.

Date: December 3rd & 4th, 2019.

Tickets: Start at €495.

5. AI in Banking and Finance

Of all of the hyper-modern implementations of tech we’ve talked about so far while looking into these finance conferences, one of the most intriguing manifestations is AI. The AI in Banking and Finance conference, hosted by Innovation Enterprise, is coming this November to highlight that fact.

Innovation Enterprise Finance Conferences

It’d be hard to find a more stellar line-up than what this conference promises. Among the highlights will be representatives from HSBC, BNP Paribas, Qlik, PWC, and Morgan Stanley.

From sessions on Big Data to cybersecurity to digital currencies, this mix of perspectives and experience is sure to make for a fascinating event.

Location: New York, USA.

Date: November 6th & 7th, 2019.

Tickets: Starting at $1,050 for a single day pass.

6. Future Finance Live

While the global perspective on finance is one that no one in the profession can afford to ignore, it can help to have some insight into what’s happening closer to home too. Future Finance Live will, among its many topics, be covering highly targeted information for its attendees.

Future Finance Conference UK

Particularly, in this incarnation in the UK, they’ll be covering the financial implications and economics of Brexit. If that doesn’t whet your appetite, they’ll be sharing insights into other wide-reaching areas such as blockchain & cryptocurrency, machine learning, fraud prevention and much, much more.

Location: London, UK.

Date: November 12, 2019.

Tickets: Early Birds are still available for £395.

7. Finance Sri Lanka

We’ve been a little guilty of focusing on the US and the UK in this post, so it felt fitting to share something a bit further afield with our last recommended finance conference.

Finance Sri Lanka will take place this September and promises to be one of the most riveting finance conferences on the calendar for this year. This is a great opportunity for those who prefer a more hands-on approach to learning about their industry as the conference itself will be prefaced by a day of practical workshops on the topics set to be discussed.

After that, the sessions on offer cater to a host of disciplines. Some highlights from the agenda include talks on going cashless, trends and developments in retail finance, and modern financial algorithms and their use cases.

For more information, you can visit their site here.

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Date: 4th & 5th September, 2019.

Tickets: Starting at $1,500.

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