London is Europe’s leading fintech hub, home to some of the world’s hottest fintech companies including TransferWise, Revolut and Funding Circle.
The city’s emergence as a world fintech pioneer was supported by its position as a global financial center, world-class technology hub and a strong desire from the government to develop a thriving fintech industry.
Today, some of Europe’s biggest fintech events are being held in London. The following 24 events are amongst the most anticipated fintech conferences that will take place in London in 2019:
London Blockchain Week 2019
February 8, 2019 – February 14, 2019
London Blockchain Week is a blockchain festival of multiple events promising to bring together 3,000 participants. For 2019, London Blockchain Week will kickoff with the Blockchain Hackathon followed by a two-day conference/expo. The main conference will be held at the Grange Tower Bridge in the heart of London. The event will also feature have evening receptions and workshops.
February 12, 2019 – February 14, 2019
Wapping Ln, St Katharine’s & Wapping
FinovateEurope returns to London in February 2019, bringing the targeted fintech insight and focused networking needed.
Finovate’s unique demo format puts the latest fintech innovation on stage, showing participants the transformative solutions being built. Across the first two days, 65+ innovative fintech companies will have just seven minutes to demo their latest solutions live (no slides or video allowed).
Participants will also hear expert insights on the latest regional trends and macro issues affecting fintech.
1st Middle East Fintech Investor Summit in the City of London
February 13, 2019, 8:00 – 18:10
City Law Firm in the City of London, LONDON EC2
The 1st Middle East Fintech Investor Summit in the City of London is set to bring the Middle Eastern investors and practitioners in the fintech arena to create, develop collaborations, joint ventures, partnerships and most importantly raise funding.
The event aims to shine a light on the financial services industry, examining why and how firms across the globe, from both the Middle Eastern and conventional finance industries, can and should collaborate with fintech organizations to drive their own evolution in the years to come, and to secure their future role and position in the fast-evolving financial services ecosystem.
Fintech Funding at the Business Funding Show 2019
February 21, 2019, 10:00 – 20:00
East Wintergarden, Bank Street
Fintech Funding, part of the Business Funding Show 2019, is primarily aimed at fintech startups and entrepreneurs seeking funding. These will get to exhibit among top UK funders and fast-growing fintech businesses, pitch their businesses from the main stage to selected panel of investors, discuss their businesses with pre-vetted and most relevant investors in 121 settings, and benefit from a number of pre- and post-event marketing and media opportunities we secured for you.
The Business Funding Show is a 70,000 strong network of entrepreneurs and funders recognized for bringing top quality audience of key decision makers and leading industry experts representing funding and growth support organizations. At the event, participants will get to attend funders expo, learn from notable speakers who are industry leaders, and discuss their businesses with the best-fit funders within 1-to-1 Investment Clinics.
Global Business Banking Summit 2019 – UK Edition
February 27, 2019, 8:30 – 18:00
etc.venues Fenchurch Street, 8 Fenchurch Place
The Global Business Banking Summit, organized by RFi Group, promises to bring together the best thought leaders across the business banking industry including bankers, fintechs, regulators and business owners themselves to examine the latest insights and case studies in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and business banking innovation.
The event will feature presentations, panel discussions and workshops crafted around the most important topics, as decided by the business banking community. Key themes to be covered include virtual marketplaces, e-commerce, payments, open banking and PSD2, and more.
Fintech and Financial Inclusion – Opportunities and innovation
February 27, 2019, 18:00 – 21:00
Cannon Street, London
The Fintech and Financial Inclusion – Opportunities and Innovation event will discuss how untapped markets like Africa can be reached and how newcomers and innovators can begin to think way early in the development of their digital products to serve the people and businesses currently without access to financial services.
IFT Summit 2019
March 6, 2019, 8:30 – 12:30
Pewterers’ Hall London
The IFT Summit 2019 will bring together business leaders from insurance, finance and tech, providing a platform for collaboration amongst a variety of industry leaders to build the foundations of a new ecosystem in the space. This event will look at the emerging opportunities created by new ecosystems and in the developing global markets.
Ecosystems will account for 30% of global revenues by 2025 and this event aims to provide an essential platform for collaboration around topics of shared interest, as well as nurture and develop relationships in the space.
After the Bell: 2 Panels: Blockchain as the Foundation of Finance & Stablecoin – An Investor’s Perspective
March 12, 2019, 17:30 – 20:30
Rise London, 41 Luke Street
This After the Bell event will feature two panels about blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. The first panel, called Blockchain as the Foundation of Finance, will explore the role of blockchain as a disruptor in global markets, as well as the impact of blockchain on payments, lending and peer-to-peer (P2P) lending.
The second panel, called Stablecoin – An Investor’s Perspective, will explain what stablecoins and security tokens are and how they are differentiated from other digital currencies, regulatory issues as well as liquidity issues related to these tokens.
The event is set to gather investors, banks, investment firms, venture capital firms, hedge funds, insurance traders, cryptocurrency firms and exchanges, as well as regulators.
AltFi London Summit 2019
March 18, 2019, 8:30 – 17:30
etc. venues, 155 Bishopsgate
The AltFi London Summit, is a well established conference for fintech and alternative finance insiders, is returning for its sixth iteration at etc.venues.
The event will showcase the best of the UK’s digital banking, online lending and digital wealth sectors through a series of uniquely in-depth discussions and presentations. Open banking will be in full flight, just over a year on from its launch, and will be a central theme at the event.
Insurtech Insights Europe 2019
March 19, 2019 – March 20, 2019
Insurtech Insights is a global ecosystem aiming to connect industry leaders and decision makers with innovative startups who are challenging the insurance market, in order to create mutual business opportunities and accelerate growth.
The event is set to bring together attendees from established insurtech companies, C-level executives from leading insurance carriers, reinsurers, investors and innovating startup businesses.
London Fintech Conference 2019
March 20, 2019, 12:30 – 18:00
University College London – Logan Hall, London, 20 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury
The London Fintech Conference is back again this year with bold new ideas, high profile speakers and a bigger venue. The event will be taking place on March 20, 2019 at University College London and will have key players in the fintech space coming to discuss the latest trends in the industry ranging from the hottest new startups to the fastest growing unicorns disrupting the industry, to key policymakers and investors.
This conference will not only allow attendees to hear from these professionals, but also to connect with and build relationships with potential mentors, investors, clients, developers, as well as hundreds of students, budding young entrepreneurs and technologists.
Last year, the London Fintech Conference brought together more than 500 of the brightest minds from all across Europe and top executives from companies such as Revolut, Coinbase and OakNorth.
RBI Digital Banking Conference EU 2019
April 1, 2019 – April 3, 2019
The RBI Digital Banking Conference EU is a leading digital banking conference and exhibition in Europe. The event is back this year on April 1 – 3 in London.
In 2018, RBI EU brought together 41 banks from 20 countries and 297 delegates. With the continued focus of banks on digital transformation, driven by open banking and PSD2, it is set to experience significant growth in 2019, creating an invaluable platform to also advertise our partners.
Register now and get 10% off with the code FSG10.
Crypto Capital World 2019
April 3, 2019, 8:00 – April 4, 2019, 15:00
Warren Weir at Luton Hoo
Crypto Capital World 2019, an exclusive event in London with hand-picked high profile speakers, will focus on building an open industry dialogue between the major stakeholders including high level government officials, the most important existing industry players, and the layer of the most promising fintech disruptors.
From compliance to opportunities, the event will cover some of the most important issues in the crypto space right now. It will include an exclusive networking session over gold playing, as well as representative discussions on future regulatory trends and fintech innovation.
Fintech Design Summit 2019
April 12, 2019, 9:00 – 17:30
Cavendish Conference Center, 22 Duchess Mews, Marylebone
After last year’s success, the 2nd annual Fintech Design Summit will take place on Friday April 12, 2019. The summit promises to be a full day of thought-provoking discussions providing participants with valuable insights and will discuss the rapidly transforming landscape of financial services.
This year, the Fintech Design Summit will be a one track event, with ten speakers and two panel discussions all in the main auditorium. The summit will focus on fintech design, UX, product and strategy. It is targeted exclusively at senior product and design professionals, as well as business and fintech startup leaders.
London Tech Conference
April 18, 2019, 8:00 – 17:00
The A Tech Alliance London Tech Conference will bring together leaders to share thought leadership, insights, predictions, and more. The agenda will include keynotes, panel discussions, and workshops where attendees from a variety of backgrounds will discuss the current issues, opportunities, and predictions for the future within multiple tech sectors.
Topics to be covered include fintech innovation, the future of banking, robo-banking, payments, blocktech and blockchain, cryptocurrency, compliance, regtech, wealthtech, insurtech, autonomous and self-driving tech, and startup strategies.
The conference will bring together leading brands, in-house teams, professionals and individuals working with technology from around the globe.
Lemon.Connect Fintech Conference
Apr 23, 2019, 8:30 – April 26, 2019, 18:30
NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator, 5th Floor, Regents House, 40-42 Islington High Street
Lemon Advisors UK will hold Lemon.Connect, a four-day fintech event on April 23 – 26, 2019 that promises to bring 100 fintech companies from over 13 countries to London.
The program will provide the visiting fintech companies with an opportunity to meet investors, raise funds and meet with potential customers and partners. They’ll also have a chance to explore additional opportunities in the UK through meetings with Tech Nation officials for talent visas, Global Entrepreneurship Programme , DIT officials as well as senior officials from UK government, in addition to a host of representatives from the banking and financial sector.
Partners of Lemon.Connect include Natwest Accelerator, techUK, BDO LLP, London & Partners, Barclays RISE Accelerator, and WeWork.
April 29, 2019 – April 30, 2019
Guildhall, Gresham St
Now in its 5th year, the annual Innovate Finance Global Summit (IFGS) will once again take over London and the historic Guildhall for two days on April 29 and 30, 2019.
IFGS will convene the global fintech community to the fintech capital of the world: the UK. By showcasing the very best of industry and the global and cross-sector nature of financial innovation, it will be the definitive event for fintech in 2019. IFGS will feature an exhibition space and new networking areas providing participants with more opportunities to spend quality time with the people and businesses they want to engage with.
UK Fintech Week 2019
April 29, 2019 – May 3, 2019
UK Fintech Week (UKFW) will launch across the country from April 29 to May 3, 2019. The week-long series of events will showcase the UK as an epicenter of innovation. By taking a think-tank and collaborative approach, the events will explore, debate and solve some of the most important issues of our time; sharing insights, fostering collaboration, and celebrating the UK’s position as a global capital of fintech.
Topics will include: UK post Brexit, AI, blockchain and DLT, cybersecurity, financial inclusion, investment, insurtech, regtech, talent, big data, fintech and the buy side and regional investment.
UKFW partners include HM Treasury, Innovate Finance, The Department for International Trade, the Financial Conduct Authority, the London Stock Exchange, London & Partners and The City of London.
Fintech World Forum 2019
May 21, 2019, 9:00 – May 22, 2019, 17:30
The Great Hall Kensington Conference and Events Centre, Hornton St, Kensington
Fintech World Congress and Banking Summit Forum 2019 (Fintech Conference) is set to be one of the leading fintech events in Europe this year, targeted at professionals in the global financial services and finance and banking technology industry.
The event will focus on mobile payments, lending, insurance, blockchain, bitcoin, money, crypto, digital innovation, wallet, pensions, funds, payment, technology, wealth management, and more.
Fintech World Forum 2019 will feature keynotes and presentations delivered by representatives of the likes of MasterCard, ING Bank, Microsoft, IBM, Citi Bank, Oracle, Credit Suisse and more.
Fin-k Tank Seminar | Boring Money
May 2, 2019, 13:00 – 19:00
Aviva Saint Helen’s, 1 Undershaft
Delving into all things fintech, this year’s event will include speakers from both inside and outside of the financial industry.
Providing insight and inspiration on how technology can be successfully deployed to disrupt analogue industries, our core theme this year will be ‘Advice’.
Boring Money’s 2019 half day Fin-k Tank seminar will be hosted at Aviva’s London HQ on May 2, 2019, and will cover digital financial advising, how tech can be used to enhance strategies, propositions and customers services in financial services, and more.
Silicon Roundabout: The Future of Regtech
May 3, 2019, 14:00 – 21:00
Silicon Roundabout: The Future of Regtech will feature regtech solutions showcases, startup pitches and presentations covering the future of regtech, data governance, blockchain, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and more.
Participants will get the opportunity to network with 30+ top software developers, meet five of the most disruptive startups in the field, connect with leading corporates and stay up to date with the most recent technology developments.
Silicon Roundabout is the biggest tech community in Europe. The online hub enables the best of UK and European startups to showcase their products, connect, and find support.
Blockchain World Forum – London
November 21, 2019, 8:00 – November 22, 2019, 18:00
Blockchain World Forum will explore the opportunities and challenges associated with blockchain. The event aims to create an interactive platform for the leading technologists, entrepreneurs, regulators, investors, academics and financial institutions in the emerging blockchain industry.
Presented in a series of top-level keynotes, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies with a focus on learning and building partnerships in the emerging blockchain space, Blockchain World Forum will explore the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology, including legal sectors, financial services, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more.
The event will also feature an exhibition and blockchain awards ceremonies.
December 3, 2019 – December 4, 2019
Fintech Connect is the leading event which large teams from major banks, insurers, capital market firms and investors attend to assess and make informed buying decisions on the latest innovations that are changing the face of the sector.
Playing host to 6 strategic conference sessions with inspirational case studies from around the world, an interactive exhibition of 200 fintechs, the renowned Start Up Launch Pad with a tech demo theater at its heart, over 50 product demos, and 10 strategic workshops tackling typical fast growth challenges, Fintech Connect promises to be the “must have ticket” for stakeholders from across the full fintech ecosystem.
INCORME – IV Conference
December 5, 2019, 9:30 AM – December 6, 2019, 20:00
London, Brunel Campus
The INCORME – IV Conference will explore the disruptive technologies’ landscape and their role into business dynamics. Participants will get to exchange and discover how strategic decision making and changes work whilst consolidating disruptors and disruptions, as well as learn from and debate with CEOs about future of business dynamics amid these new technology waves.
The event will cover topics including artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing, digitization, fintech, virtual reality, blockchain, big data, cloud computing, and more.