Must-attend events to stay on top of the latest in Fintech


With advances in AI, cryptocurrency and robo-advising - just to name a few - the financial service space is changing faster than ever before. Events are an integral part of keeping up to date with the ever quickening pace of technological change in the sector. Today, some of the biggest Fintech events are held in London - Europe’s leading fintech hub and home to some of the most innovative fintech companies. We’ve compiled a list of the 10 most anticipated Fintech events in the next year so that you can hear from leading innovators and technologists in the sector and follow the latest tech trends that are revolutionizing financials services. 

Lendit Fintech Europe 2019 

26-27 September, London

With over 1,200 fintechs, banks and investors attending, Lendit is a leading event in financial services innovation. This September, 50 panel sessions organised into 4 main themes - digital banking, lending innovation, cutting edge Fintech, and Spendt and Lendit - will explore how lending and banking are converging, and anticipate how Fintech makes its next leap into the future. Also, on a mission to enable more meaningful connections for women in Fintech, we were particularly pleased to see the conference reserve 50 tickets for emerging women in fintech and dedicate half a day to its Women in Fintech Programme.

Platforum ID: the investment distribution conference 

2 October, London 

We will be joining over 150 experts steering retail investment distribution for a day of dynamic and engaging insight and networking opportunities. Platforum ID is the only conference run by investment distribution experts, for investment distribution experts, and is a great opportunity to hear from professionals working at all points - from manufacturer to end consumer. Asset managers' margins are under pressure from many directions: regulators, low-cost competitors and the Brexit process, and never before has it been so important for us to get together and look out for these dangers and seek out opportunities for the future. 

Connect Forum London 2019

3 October, London 

Calastone joins together with Funds Europe to present their 2019 industry research ‘The Changing Face of Funds Distribution’. There will be several guest speakers and a panel discussion which will explore changing investor needs, technological innovation on the horizon and insights into the new generation of investors. Not to be missed!

World Fintech Leadership Summer 2019

9-10 October, London 

This summit brings together key players and leading experts from the global FinTech and banking industry to discuss how new technologies are shaping the future of global banking. With delegates ranging from fintech and open banking experts, start-up and scale-up leaders interested in meeting the right people, advisors, and regulators looking to educate markets and engage with Fintech and alternative finance options, this interactive networking summit is a unique platform to share insight and perspectives on financial technology and its impact on global finance.


Defined Contribution Indaba

22 October, London 

 Indaba - meaning ‘business’ or ‘matter’ in the Zulu language - this event will bring together some of the industry’s biggest influences to cover key asset classes and investment opportunities, specifically tailored for defined contribution pension funds. We are pleased to announce our CEO, Sam Seaton, will be speaking on how recent changes to the pension system have impacted engagement in pension saving and will explore the role of Open Banking in delivering a better financial future. 


Fintech World Forum 2019

18-19 November, London 

Lasting 2 days, Fintech World Forum 2019 will cover a diverse range of topics such as AI and the future of the Fintech sector, blockchain’s impact on the fintech market, the open banking era, emerging opportunities in payments and lending, insurtech, biometrics and cryptos, as well as the need for the fintech revolution to create products with the customer and build trust in the financial industry. It is a great chance to connect with those leading the revolution and be inspired by panelists from MasterCard, ING Bank, Microsoft, IBM and many more. 

Fintech Talents 

11-13 Nov Fintech Talents 

Fintech Talents is the ultimate  fintech festival with three days of innovation, collaboration, live tech demos, workshops, live music and more. It promises networking opportunities with leading innovators who are transforming financial services and a chance to pitch to tech leads looking to meet ground-braking solution provides. This is a great opportunity to dig deep into innovation and explore the cutting edge tech and business trends revolutionising the sector!

Fintech Connect 2019

3-4 December, London 

This is one of the UK’s leading Fintech conference and exhibition. The 2019 event held in London will bring together over 6,000 of the fintech community as they seek out the latest innovations on the market. Major financial institutions will share best practice and showcase the new products and solutions shaping financial services of the future. This is a fantastic chance to make new industry connections - we particularly like the chance to arrange onsite meetings via the Fintech Connect app. 

Artificial intelligence in financial services 2020

4-5 February, London 

Do you want to know more about the role of AI in the financial sector? And how you can leverage new tools for the best effect? This event brings together over 200 CEOs from leading financial institutions to answers these questions. The event promises networking opportunities, a chance to learn new perspectives and the up-to-date knowledge to help you to strategise for the future. 


London Fintech Week

8-9 July, London 

Not to forget, London Fintech Week. This will be an opportunity to connect with those leading the way for Fintech and discover the most disruptive trends of 2020. This summer, themes centred around the future of tech in Financial Services and how Fintech is accelerating our journey to a new global world. The event also hosted an evening for Women in Blockchain dedicated to encouraging women into the space. 2020 promises even more with 2000s attendees, 80 speakers and 40 industry leaders exhibiting. 


This is an exciting time for the Fintech sector and it is great to see London is hosting some of the best Fintech events Europe has to offer. This is not an exhaustive list - and there are some great Fintech conferences and networking opportunities to look out for internationally - but it gives you a good idea of what is going on right on our doorstep.