24 Fintech Events to Attend in the USA and Canada in Q2 20232 May 2023
North America, and the USA in particular, has historically been the dominant force in fintech innovation, adoption and investment globally. The region is home to some of the world’s biggest and most successful fintech companies, and has continuously attracted the most funding for companies in the sector.
As fintech continues to witness increased innovation and growth in North America, we’ve decided to curate a list of the top fintech events and conferences taking place in the USA and Canada in the second quarter of the year.
These large-scale events are set to bring together large crowds of experts and industry stakeholders to meet, build business connections and discuss some of the sector’s biggest challenges and opportunities, the latest developments and emerging trends.
American Banker: Payments Forum
May 01-03, 2023
Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, USA
American Banker’s Payments Forum, taking place from May 01 to 03, 2023, aims to provide a platform for experts and leaders to convene and connect to share ideas about innovation, digital transformation, the evolution of consumer behavior, and more.
This year’s event will feature six tracks that address the most critical topics facing the industry, namely customer experience, cards, buy now pay later (BNPL), fraud and security, cryptocurrency, and the future of rewards, striving to offer the most comprehensive and forward-thinking conference catering to the entire payments ecosystem.
At the Payments Forum, participants will get to connect with card and payments professionals from top US banks, attend dedicated networking sessions, meet industry experts, and more. Topics covered will include regulation and compliance, cannabis payments, real-time payments, macroeconomic outlook, and card payments.
2023 Payments Canada Summit
May 03-05, 2023
Beanfield Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Payments Canada Summit is returning to in-person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic from May 03 to 05, 2023.
The best thinkers, visionaries and disruptors from the payment ecosystem will gather at the Beanfield Centre in Toronto to discuss, debate and define the future of payments in Canada and abroad.
This year’s conference is expected to attract 1,800 industry leaders, innovators and challengers from companies spanning the globe. Participants can expect:
- Access to all breakout sessions, panels, workshops, and exhibit hall;
- Future-focused content in formats that will allow you to tap into the collective expertise of the payment ecosystem;
- Opportunities to establish meaningful connections, face-to-face;
- An interactive zone to foster new relationships and reconnect with old friends; and
- Dedicated social events to connect top payment innovators over refreshments.
Fintech Americas’ Miami 2023!
May 4-5, 2023
Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami, Florida, USA
The Age of Digital Transformation is ending, to be followed by the Age of Infinite Adaptation, a period that will be the coming together of prescient technologies and more human competencies to produce higher performance and greater purpose in the LATAM financial sector.
Miami 2023! is a must attend event for any executive that seeks to realize the power of the Age to come. The two-day is set to bring together about 1,000 banking and financial services leaders from across Latin America to discuss some of the industry’s most pressing issues and biggest opportunities.
2023 NJBDA Symposium
May 09, 2023
Seton Hall University, New Jersey, USA
On May 09, 2023, Seton Hall University will host the 10th annual New Jersey Big Data Alliance (NJBDA) Symposium, the state’s premier conference for big data and advanced computing.
The event theme this year, “Big Data in Fintech,” will focus on the opportunities in new development in the financial industry created by big data and fintech.
It will feature high-profile keynote speakers, including George Calhoun, professor, founding director of the Quantitative Finance Program and executive director of the Hanlon Financial Systems Center at Stevens Institute of Technology; Kjersten Moody, chief data officer at Prudential Financial; and Stephen Ward, Cybersecurity expert and managing director at Insight Partners.
Additional sessions will cover a variety of interesting topics ranging from artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications, and workforce skills, to regulatory issues and cybersecurity.
Attendees will be able to explore education and training of a big data workforce with a focus on big data in fintech, gain insights on cutting-edge research at New Jersey’s premier academic institutions, participate in relevant and valuable workshops, and network with industry, government, academic leaders, and New Jersey Big Data Alliance (NJBDA) members.
The NJBDA is an alliance of 18 higher education institutions, as well as industry and government members, that catalyzes collaboration in advanced computing and data analytics research, education and technology.
May 09-10, 2023
JW Marriott Tampa Water Street, Florida, USA
The ideal bank-fintech relationship is highly complementary, incredibly powerful and results in lucrative benefits for both sides. To help develop these strategic connections, Bank Director hosts each year the Experience FinXTech event.
This year’s edition will take place on May 09 and 10, and will provide banks and fintech companies with the opportunity to connect with like-minded industry leaders, explore cutting-edge fintech solutions, and learn how to navigate the nuances of the partnership process.
The two-day event will examine the implications of technology on the business of banking, and explore how banks and fintech companies can thrive through the cultivation of new business relationships, collaboration and strategic investments.
Conference highlights in 2023 will include:
- Interactive technology sessions;
- Growth and strategy-focused presentations;
- Group discussions; and
- Networking opportunities.
Fintech Nexus USA
May 10-11, 2023
Javits Center, New York City, New York, USA
Fintech Nexus USA, one of the largest fintech events taking place in New York City, will be returning this year on May 10 and 11, at the Javits Center.
This year’s event will explore the complexities of the rapidly changing world through insightful sessions focused on the most important trends in banking, fintech, and cryptocurrency and decentralized finance (DeFi). The event is expected to bring together 5,000+ banks, fintech companies and investors to imagine the future of financial services.
Topics covered will include digital banking, credit and underwriting best practices for uncertain times, financial health and inclusion and the golden age of payments innovation.
The US Fintech Symposium
May 16-18, 2023
The Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, Florida, USA
The US Fintech Symposium is an annual fintech conference that brings decision-makers together to discover the latest fintech trends while fostering productive networking events.
The 2023 edition will take place as a two and a half day, in-person conference, focusing on the latest fintech developments, strategies and best practices.
Attendees will be able to participate in eight formal networking sessions, schedule meetings with product and service providers, network digitally through our event app and more. They will get to hear presentations and panel discussions from fintech industry experts pertaining to the latest fintech developments including embedded finance, neobanking, blockchain, robotic process automation (RPA), AI, ML, open banking, blockchain, and more.
2023 Bankers Summit
May 17, 2023
MaRS Discovery District, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
As banks continue to grow their digital footprint, fintech partnerships and innovations have spring up to better service small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and consumers.
The 2018 amendments to the Bank Act removed barriers that restricted certain types of partnership between banks and fintechs. It removed the lengthy approval processes and restrictions on the type of investments banks can make in the sector.
The Bankers Summit, taking place on May 17, 2023, will focus on the business of partnership and explore how the sector can further break down incumbent barriers to better service Canadians. More than 500 bankers and fintech companies are expected to attend the event.
Blockchain Expo North America 2023
May 17-18, 2023
Santa Clara Convention Centre, California, USA
Blockchain Expo is a global series of blockchain conferences and exhibitions that aims to bring together people across key industries to experience world-class content from leading brands embracing and developing cutting edge blockchain technologies.
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 Expo explores the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology, including financial services, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more.
This year’s North American edition will take place in California on May 17 and 18, and will seek to explore the latest innovations, implementations and strategies within blockchain technology. Participants will get to discover what leading blockchain companies are offering, learn more about the industry’s current state, and explore this innovative technology and its impact on a range of industries.
Register your interest now.
May 23-25, 2023
Marriott Marquis San Francisco, California, USA
FinovateSpring will be returning to San Francisco from May 23 to 25, 2023 to provide fintech professionals with the opportunity to reconnect face-to-face with their industry peers and plot a course for the future.
Finovate’s signature mix of innovative demos, engaging panelists, insightful speakers, and high-impact networking will give industry participants the perspective and connections they need to thrive in a changing landscape.
Participants will get to meet more than 1,200 senior attendees from across the fintech industry, connect directly to innovators behind the most exciting tech in finance, and meet fintech companies, platform players, financial institutions, regulators and investors redefining the future of financial services around the world.
Liminal Executive Summit
May 23-25, 2023
Napa, California, USA
The Liminal Summit is an invitation-only, executive leadership event committed to digital identity innovation and exploration.
Taking place from May 23 to 25, 2023, the summit will convene an exclusive group of founders, executives, investors, and product innovators for unscripted, closed-door dialogue, unparalleled connections, and unprecedented insights that will scale the next wave of identity solutions.
Attendees can expect to take a critical look at evolving business strategies and use cases, kick the tires on what’s working (and what’s not), and pull back the curtain on emerging technologies defining the industry.
Topics covered will include the state of identity, the wallet war, the economics of verifiable credentials, going passwordless, and the rise of integrated identity platforms.
Find out more here.
Insurance Tech and Innovation Conference
May 25-26, 2023
Embassy Suites by Hilton, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
New situations and scenarios have allowed insurance companies to break conventional barriers and start thinking differently to transform their businesses. The surge of insurtech has opened up new business models, strategies, and cutting-edge technologies to leap onto the next step in your digital transformation journey.
Creating and delivering value in insurance has drastically changed, and the global pandemic only accelerated that change. All of the leading insurance companies have started to reimagine their businesses, both internally and externally, to meet the changing needs of their customers. These days, the only way to lead the market is by accelerating technology & digital transformations that can meet the needs of a world in crisis.
To keep pace with the competition, insurance companies need to transform at a rapid speed. At the Insurance Tech and Innovation Conference, on May 25 – 26, 2023, more 30 insurtech experts will share their latest strategies, insights, solutions, and innovations to drive insurance transformation journeys. Participants will get to meet decision-makers from across the entire insurance value chain, including 200+ leaders from technology, innovation, data, analytics, and more.
June 05-07, 2023
San Francisco Marriott Marquis, California, USA
At Digin 2023, on June 05-07, 2023, the most knowledgeable experts will dive deep into customer experience, insurtech partnerships, competitive pressures, regulatory changes and more. The event, featuring high-level think tanks, engaging workshops, deep-dive roundtables and more, will provide actionable insights and powerful networking opportunities.
Participants will leave with fresh strategies for differentiating their products and services from competitors to gain market share and grow revenue. They’ll also explore the latest cutting-edge solutions and technology that will help their organization improve customer experiences, drive loyalty and increase operational efficiency.
The event is expected to gather hundreds of senior leaders to discuss the most innovative solutions and the most important insights shaping the future.
Data Science Salon NYC: AI and Machine Learning in Finance and Technology
June 07, 2023
S&P Global Ratings, New York City, New York, USA
Data Science Salon NYC is an annual one-day 150 person conference focused on AI and ML applications in finance and technology. The intimate event takes place at S&P Global Ratings in New York City, NY, and brings local industry leaders and specialists face-to-face to educate each other on innovative solutions in AI, ML, predictive analytics and acceptance around best practices.
Participants will see a mix of use-cases, technical talks and panel conversations, and will walk away with actionable insights from those working on the frontlines of ML in finance and technology.
Participants will get to:
- Meet and connect with the most diverse community in the space;
- Improve their data skills in 30+ engaging sessions, including use-cases, technical deep dives, and panel conversations;
- Learn from practitioners, technical experts and executives what AI and ML mean to finance and technology;
- Ask expert speakers questions in live Q&A sessions;
- Walk away with actionable insights from those working on the frontlines of ML in finance and technology; and
- Access all sessions on-demand until two weeks after the event.
All sessions will be livestreamed, where another 1K+ attendees are expected to tune in virtually.
June 12-13, 2023
Hilton Midtown, New York City, New York, USA
Financial Planning’s Invest, taking place on June 12 and 13, 2023, will help decision-makers at wealth management firms understand how new technology can improve advisor efficiency and effectiveness. Advisors will also learn how to better utilize technology to improve client interactions, investment strategies and other practice and client management skills. All Invest attendees will leave with a clearer sense of how they can help their businesses grow.
Featuring engaging demos, interactive panels and insightful keynotes, Invest is thoughtfully curated for critical conversations and powerful connections, and will aim to bridge the gap between wealthtech and investment services.
American Banker: Digital Banking
June 12-14, 2023
The Boca Raton, Florida, USA
American Banker’s Digital Banking, taking place from June 12 to 14, 2023, will bring together the most knowledgeable experts to dive deep into regulation, customer experience, fintech partnerships, the digital workforce, and more. The event will seek to empower participants with the insights to navigate the complex, competitive road ahead.
Featuring engaging demos, interactive panels and insightful keynotes, Digital Banking is thoughtfully curated for strategic conversations and powerful connections. The event will allow the banking community to connect and collaborate to address the industry’s most pressing issues. Participants will get to engage in focused discussions with the industry’s top minds and walk away with the tools to thrive in a new era of financial services.
Topics covered will include:
- Banking crisis/failures;
- New rules and regulations;
- Bank fintech partnerships;
- Online lending; and
- Financial inclusion.
Transform Payments USA 2023 (Fintechnws.am Recommendation)
June 13-14, 2023
Austin Marriott South, Austin, Texas, USA
Reuters Events: Transform Payments USA 2023, taking place on June 13 and 14, 2023, in Austin, Texas, will unite 150+ senior executives from across the banking, payments, and regulatory ecosystems to discuss the future direction of the industry.
From the implications of instant payments maturity, and finding harmony between regulation and innovation; to elevating the treasury experience through next-generation technologies and preparing for a new age of cyber security and fraud, the event will bring together a forum of global financial institutions and their network of partners to reimagine how the world pays.
Key agenda themes will include:
- Instant payments connectivity;
- US payments regulation;
- Strategic partnerships and investment; and
- Transforming the customer journey.
Fintech and Insurtech Generations
June 14-15, 2023
Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Fintech and Insurtech Generations is one of the premier financial and insurance technology events in the US. Each year, the conference gathers the industries’ top thought leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs from around the world to discuss pressing topics and facilitate strategic networking among 1,000+ attendees.
Based out of Charlotte, Generations 2023 will be returning as an in-person event on June 14 and 15, focused on reuniting the fintech industry. At this year’s conference, attendees will participate in real conversations around real issues, hear from the industry’s leading experts on the issues that matter most, and enjoy engaging formats.
This year’s event will be themed around the topic of “Community” and will focus on building meaningful business connections.
Open Banking Expo Canada 2023
June 15, 2023
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Open banking in Canada is underway, with a Made in Canada framework starting to take shape. Following the delivery of the Final Report of the Advisory Committee, practitioners are beginning to build the initial tranche of products and services, and the working groups continue to provide insight and guidance around critical questions of privacy, security, accreditation, and liability.
However, open questions remain: how far can we progress after a slow start to implementation? Do we expect to be further hamstrung by roadblocks in regulations? Will the banks embrace a truly open environment? Is there any real money to be made this year? Which model of governance will work for Canadian financial services? And have we all even agreed on what true open banking will look like going forwards?
At the Open Banking Expo Canada 2023 event, industry experts will unpick these crucial questions and discuss some of the sector’s biggest challenges.
Participants can expect:
- 500+ attendees, 60+ speakers, 20+ exhibitors and 20+ hours of critical content;
- An expo floor with many partners showcasing their open banking innovation;
- Hear from Finance Canada, RBC, CIBC, BMO, EQ Bank, ATB Financial, Large Credit Union Coalition, and more;
- Choose from high-octane sessions across two stages delivered by 60+ innovators, disruptors and visionaries from banks, credit unions, and fintech companies; and
- Networking sessions with industry peers across the open banking ecosystem.
FTT Embedded Finance & Super-Apps North America East Coast
June 20, 2023
New York, USA
The FTT Embedded Finance & Super-Apps North America East Coast, on June 20, 2023, will be convening an exciting and disruptive community of retailers, manufacturers, insurers, telcos, financial institutions, fintech companies and tech innovators to explore the rise of embedded finance and super-apps.
Future Identity Finance
June 20, 2023
New York, USA
Future Identity Finance, in co-location with FTT Embedded Finance & Super-Apps, will explore how digital identity can reduce fraud, enhance compliance and build customer trust in an evolving financial services landscape, and how consumer-facing businesses in retail, gaming, mobility, entertainment, travel, healthcare and other key sectors, are approaching digital identity.
The event is expected to bring together more than 600 attendees from leading financial institutions, credit unions, technology enablers and regulators across North America.
Payment Leaders’ Summit USA
June 20-21, 2023
Capital Hilton, Washington, DC, USA
Following the success of payexpo’s UK Payments Leaders’ Summits and the launch of the European Summit, payexpo has announced the further expansion of the series.
The Payments Leaders’ Summit will gather selected senior payment leaders, decision-makers and budget holders from across North America for this exclusive and invite-only event, featuring one-to-one meetings, networking and interactive discussions, and seminars.
The event will give participants the opportunity to network with senior peers in a relaxed, private environment, as well as hear and learn from the most influential members of the payments community.
This year’s USA edition, taking place on June 20 and 21, will cover themes including:
- Legislative and regulation updates;
- Instant/faster payments;
- Customer payment journey;
- Future of payment trends; and
- Digital currencies, central banking digital currencies (CBDCs) and blockchain.
Register your interest now.
Fintech Connect North America
June 27, 2023
Convene Quorum, New York, USA
After launching online two years ago, Fintech Connect North America is back live and in-person, in New York.
Fintech Connect 2023, on June 27, 2023, at the Convene Quorum, New York, will connect participants to all parts of the fintech ecosystem by bringing everyone under one roof to discuss digital transformation, payments, regtech and blockchain technology.
The event, which is expected to bring together more than 400 fintech leaders, will be addressing some of the industry’s biggest challenges and opportunities, including:
- The metaverse, Web 3.0 and DeFi: how are they changing the face of the financial ecosystem and how are they tangibly being implemented?
- ChatGPT: Is this the start of a new era?
- The challenges and successes of leveraging AI;
- Building a robust and resilient cybersecurity strategy; and
- The next frontier for payments: what does the landscape look like for 2023 and beyond?
The Future of Insurance USA 2023
June 27-28, 2023
Marriott Marquis Chicago, Illinois, USA
Insurance is at a critical inflection point. Inflation is causing a profitability crunch, customers are demanding digital perfection, and a scarcity of talent leaves the industry in crisis mode. Headwinds of change are ripping through an inherently risk-averse industry – but inaction is a strategic risk in itself. Never has it been more critical to invest in the future.
The most successful players will:
- Challenge the outdated perception of insurance by creating innovative products that meet the needs of underserved markets;
- Thrive in the changing industry ecosystem with effective partnerships, a flexible business strategy and a culture of innovation; and
- Combine the power of next generation technologies with diverse talent to create frictionless customer experiences.
At the Future of Insurance USA 2023 event, participants will get to hear from those changing the game of insurance, including the CEOs, Presidents of North America’s largest insurance companies, insurtech founders and senior thought-leaders pioneering change in the industry and representing the driving force of insurance revolution, and explore some of the industry’s challenges and opportunities.
This article first appeared on fintechnews.ch
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