The New Year is here and it’s time to start marking calendars with the exciting events taking place across the technology industry. If you’re a professional working in fintech, whether it’s leadership, communications or even programming, we’ve compiled the top five must-attend conferences of 2018. See you there!
1. Lendit USA | April 9-10, San Francisco
Lendit USA is one of the world’s leading conferences highlighting financial services innovation in fintech, digital banking, blockchain and lending. Here, attendees will be joined by 5,000 professionals, including more than 1,000 investors, 600 banks and 2,100 companies. The conference includes informative keynote presentations and expert panels discussing the most pressing topics across banking, blockchain and lending. Additionally, the conference includes a startup pitch competition, industry awards and endless networking opportunities.
The most exciting part of Lendit USA this year is the inclusion of BlockFin, the conferences spinoff event focusing solely on blockchain in financial services. This is perfect opportunity to learn all about enterprise blockchain infrastructure and cryptocurrency investing.
2. Finovate Spring | May 8-11, Santa Clara, CA
Finovate, if you haven’t heard of this amazing event, brings together some of the most innovative startups and enterprises across the fields of banking and finance technology for four days of collaboration and education. As the largest demo-based fintech conference in the country, Finovate fills its first two days with excitement as startups compete in pitch competitions and display their offerings during demo days. Following the startup-focused kickoff, Finovate transitions into two days of intriguing thought leadership, including keynotes, fireside chats and panels from some of the industry’s best and brightest, whether they are seasoned veterans or up-and-comers, you won’t walk away without learning something new.
Located on the east coast? Don’t miss Finovate Fall in September!
3. Digital Banking | June 6-8, Austin, TX
Presented by American Banker, Digital Banking is the largest digital banking event in the industry, covering innovation in financial services for consumer and commercial customers around mobile, digital, AI, payments, RegTech, data, blockchain, API, channel and technology strategies. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with more than 1,200 senior-level executives from financial institutions, credit unions and fintech providers from and around the globe. But this event isn’t just about the professionals driving strategies for leading finance organizations, attendees will also have the chance to connect with the tech developers who are pushing the boundaries of innovation and will be onsite to conduct live demos of the next big thing.
4. In|Vest | July 10-11, New York City
Presented by Financial Planning, In|Vest brings together technology and strategy executives from across the entire wealth management community to explore the changes in the market and offer a digital vision of the future. The conference will include everything from traditional keynotes and panels, to breakout sessions and demos. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with top CEOs, buyer and sellers, and even advisors implementing these solutions on a day-to-day basis. This is the perfect opportunity for gaining new insights, identifying new business and learning more about the wealth tech innovations poised to disrupt the space.
5. Money 20/20 | Oct. 21-28, Las Vegas
Money20/20 USA is the world’s largest marketplace for ideas, connections and deals in payments and financial services. It’s where leaders – representing every sector of the industry – come to seize new business opportunities, strengthen partnerships and discover the latest disruptions. Be one of more than 11,000 attendees seeking to discover the next big thing in the financial industry, surrounding yourself with more than 1,700 CEOs and presidents, from 4,500 companies and 85 countries. Money 20/10 presents a rare opportunity to both learn about cutting-edge developments and network with the elite who are shaping the industry’s path forward. The event will include everything from pitch competitions, product and company launches, disruptive discussions and even a payments race. You don’t want to miss it!
If this wasn’t enough to get you jazzed about all that’s to come in 2018 we don’t know what will. We hope to see all you lovers of innovation at these conferences, if you plan to attend be sure to drop us a line so we can connect with you there!
Cheers to a disruptive 2018.