The following are 26 of the top fintech, digital finance-focused events and conferences taking place in the coming months in the US:
#PAY Symposium & Exposition
August 20 – 21, 2019
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
#PAY Symposium & Exposition, a C-Level event, will address the entire spectrum of the payments industry – from banking to blockchain and beyond, and provide the opportunity for leaders in the industry to showcase their brand to key decision makers.
With over 50,000 square feet of conference and exhibit space, #PAY Symposium & Exposition will focus on the tidal wave of transformation that is affecting every aspect of today’s financial services industry.
Topics will include artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), open banking, augmented and virtual reality, decentralization, robo-advisory technology, quantum computing, the Internet-of-Things (IoT), blockchain, invisible and real-time payments, high-speed 5G mobility, cryptocurrency, and more.
August 21 – 22, 2019
New York City
Over two days, the Ai4 Finance conference will bring together business leaders and data practitioners to facilitate the adoption of AI and ML technologies.
With a use-case oriented approach to content, the goal is to deliver actionable insights from those working on the frontlines of AI in the enterprise.
Participants will get to hear top use cases for AI in finance, and presentations with high level insights and highly specific solutions. The event will cover the industry’s most pressing problems through use cases from business execs and technical leaders who have solved them.
Mobile Payments Conference 2019
August 26 – 28, 2019
Swissôtel Chicago, Chicago
The Mobile Payments Conference is an annual forum that brings together the leading experts in the fintech, mobile payments and digital technology industries.
The event aims to educate business leaders on innovative technologies in fintech, mobile payments and digital technology that impact e-commerce, retailers and banking. The event will explore industry-specific challenges and solutions during keynote presentations with experts from the world’s leading brands. Attendees will learn how to leverage these emerging technologies to transform their businesses and will benefit long afterward as part of an exclusive ongoing network.
This year’s focus will be on 5G wireless networks, which are set to transform the industry, and conference attendees will have 2.5 days of immersive learning and networking opportunities.
FiNext Awards & Conference USA 2019
August 29 – 30, 2019
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando
FINext Awards & Conference USA 2019 is set to bring together the best and brightest from the field of fintech in Orlando.
The event strives to provide a fruitful platform for researchers, investors, industry veterans and thought leaders to interact and build meaningful alliances. It will allow startups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), incumbent tech providers, investors, financial institutions and other stakeholders, to connect and interact under one roof.
In addition to the conference, the FiNext Tech Awards will acknowledge the efforts of fintech thought leaders, torchbearers of the industry.
September 4 – 7, 2019
Washington Hilton, Washington DC
Launched in 2011 as the Financial Blogger Conference, FinCon has since expanded to include all of the most influential digital and social content creators in the personal finance space.
The annual event is a time to connect with other influencers who create new media (blogging, podcasts, social media, and video) about financial topics (like debt, investing and coupons).
This year’s event will feature panels and workshops where attendees will be able to hear from experts and other influencers on various topics related to creating, promoting and profiting from money-related content, as well as, what’s next in personal finance and investing.
It is set to attract more than 2,000 personal finance content creators and influencers.
Global Digital Forum 2019
September 4 – 5, 2019
Santa Clara Convention Centre, Santa Clara
The Global Digital Forum is a customer-focused, industry solution conference, where customers and innovators will meet to discuss end-to-end solutions.
As opposed to a single company sponsored event, the Global Digital Forum aims to act as an ecosystem providing best of breed, allowing audiences to gain exposure to a variety of products.
Companies will have the opportunity to showcase their solutions on a global scale, and innovators will have access to thought leaders from various Industries to help them drive changes to product offerings based upon customer input, go-to-market strategies, and industry partnering.
Attendees will have the ability not only to discuss the future of technology but more importantly the practical applications across 8 leading industries.
AI in Finance Summit & AI in Insurance Summit
September 5 – 6, 2019
The Convene, 117 W 46th St, New York City
At the AI in Finance Summit in New York this September 5 and 6, experts will be coming together to explore advances in AI and ML tools and techniques in areas such as investment, financial compliance, financial forecasting, deep learning algorithms and more.
World class speakers will share insights on their recent breakthroughs in the development of AI algorithms as well as real-life use cases of this rapidly advancing technology in finance including financial forecasting, risk analysis, trading, and fraud detection.
The summit will be co-located with the AI in Insurance Summit, where speakers will cover the likes of fraud detection, customer service, facial recognition, commercial insurance and smarter claims processing.
Attendees will access presentations, fireside chats, panel discussions and deep dive sessions, and will have the opportunity network with the world’s leading innovators in the field.
September 7 – 8, 2019
Santa Clara Convention Center
The 9th Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum/Fair (SVIEF) will be held on Sep 7 and 8, 2019 at Santa Clara Convention Center. The event is designed to be an intense, informative and interactive event with the theme “Beyond the Next Revolution.” It will feature 100+ high-profile speakers, 100+ tech exhibitors and 10,000 professional audiences from fields of investment, entrepreneurship, technology, and government.
In the meantime, the 9th SVIEF STAR Startup Competition Finale will bring together the most outstanding startups from the fields of AI, blockchain, cloud computing, clean tech, advanced manufacturing, smart tech, etc.
Future Tech Week 2019
September 9 – 13, 2019
New York City
Future Tech Week, in partnership with the Global Startup Ecosystem, will be running a series of exponential tech programs to prepare entrepreneurs and corporate executives for the future. Only 1,000 delegates will be accepted to this week long series of workshops, keynotes, panels and networking.
One of the fastest growing tech communities of pioneers, the theme for 2019’s Future Tech Week is “4.0: Shaping a New Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”
This year the week-long event will include the VR Tech Summit on September 9, 2019, the Blockchain Tech Summit on September 10, 2019, the AI Tech Summit on September 12, 2019, and the Nano Tech Summit on September 13, 2019.
It will feature workshops, training sessions, networking roundtables, live Q/A sessions with speakers and sponsors, attendee spotlight features, exhibitor showcase demos, as well as VIP networking dinners and after parties.
Crypto Connection 2019
September 12, 2019
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York City
TABB Group’s Crypto Connection 2019, taking place in September, will bring together market participants to discuss the most pressing issues around crypto asset market structure, regulation, instrument types, data sets and institutional-grade solutions across the full crypto trade life cycle. The conference will also dive into the blockchain technology underpinning this new asset class.
The U.S. Fintech Symposium
September 16 – 17, 2019
The U.S. Fintech Symposium is a two-day fintech conference that will discuss the practical uses of advanced enterprise technologies within the finance and financial services industries. Attendees will hear presentations and panel discussions from fintech industry experts pertaining to blockchain, robotic process automation, AI, ML, big data, banking APIs, and more.
The U.S. Fintech Symposium will provide finance, banking, technology and other executives an opportunity to learn about the latest fintech developments. Furthermore, there will be ample opportunities to network with other professionals who share the same fintech interests.
One of the goals of the U.S. Fintech Symposium is to enable attendees to learn, discuss and evaluate fintech topics with a greater degree of knowledge and industry insight.
September 23 – 26, 2019
New York Marriott Marquis, New York City
FinovateFall is returning to Times Square this September for a showcase of fintech solutions.
Participants will get to witness exciting new technologies via Finovate’s signature live 7-minute demos (no slides or canned video allowed!). Following the demos, Finovate’s innovative speakers will share success stories and lessons learned.
The Summit Day, on September 26, will take a deeper dive into AI and Wealthtech & Investech.
Topics covered will include the banking and payments evolution, digital finance and its challengers, using tech for better customer experience, regtech and open banking and wealth management innovation.
The Trading Show New York 2019
September 25, 2019
New York City
The Trading Show New York claims to be the only event that combines quant, automated trading, exchange technology, big data and derivatives.
Taking place on September 25, the event will provide participants with the opportunity to network and with top trading firms, quant funds, international exchanges, end investors, banks, brokers, and technology providers.
VIP conference attendees will be able to view keynote speeches and panels as well as participate on interactive roundtables on topics ranging from alternative data to AI to crypto trading and more. Keynote speakers include experts in cryptocurrencies and tokenization.
The event will also feature an exhibition showcasing next-generation technology solutions for automated trading, quantitative research, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, data analytics, and more.
September 30 – October 1, 2019
Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, San Diego
fin:CODE USA is a unique event in the business and technology world that provides attendees with the opportunity to discover the latest in agile methods, technologies, tools, and leadership principles. The event will explore how these technologies will influence the entire value chain within a number of financial sub-industries including banking, insurance, consumer finance or wealth management.
Key topics that will be covered in 2019 include:
- DevOps – Impacting customer experience, productivity, costs & profitability, speed & application delivery by using Continuous Delivery
- GitOps & Kubernetes – Ensuring best practices for cloud native deployment, management and monitoring
- Organizational Cultural Change – Scale DevOps at an enterprise level by addressing barriers to cultural change
- Continuous Deployment – Keeping up your documentation process along with the pace of deployments
- Microservices & Containers – Improved scalability and better fault isolation
- Cloud, Edge, Serverless Computing – How is DevOps playing a key role in cloud migration and application scalability
- DevSecOps – How to make DevOps and Security run in the same sprint
- Automation/Testing – From Unit and integration tests to functional testing
- APIs – Leveraging an API strategy with DevOps
- AI & Machine Learning – Hype or Truth? The democratization of Artificial Intelligence for DevOps
Disrupt SF 2019
October 2 – 4, 2019
This year’s Disrupt SF conference, by TechCrunch, will take place from October 2 to 4, 2019, and will focus on AI/ML, bioTech/healthTech, blockchain, fintech, gaming, investor topics, media, mobility, privacy/security, retail/e-commerce, robotics/IoT/hardware, software-as-a-service (SaaS), space and social impact and education.
The Disrupt event series is the world’s leading conference for debuting revolutionary startups, introducing game-changing technologies and discussing what’s top of mind for the tech industry’s key innovators.
Each year, Disrupt gathers the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, and tech fans for on-stage interviews, the Startup Battlefield competition, a 24-hour Hackathon, Startup Alley, Hardware Alley, and After Parties.
October 15 – 16, 2019
Los Angeles Convention Center
The Crypto Invest Summit (CIS) in Los Angeles is the leading conference and summit focused on sustainable investing in blockchain technologies. The event is set to attract accomplished industry leaders who will speak about the quickly expanding cryptocurrency field, and will provide a space where investors, enthusiasts, and businessmen can gather to network and learn.
This year’s event will be presented on four stages featuring insightful fireside chats with the most accomplished, powerful and astounding list of industry leaders and speakers. Topics covered will include blockchain, security tokens, utility tokens, healthcare and developers.
About 6,000 attendees, including 2,000 investors, and 180 speakers are expected to attend.
Money20/20 USA 2019
October 27 – 30, 2019
The Venetian Las Vegas
Money20/20 is one of the world’s biggest event covering the payments, banking, fintech and financial services ecosystem.
Each year, the Money 20/20 stage features a star-studded cast that provides actionable insights and takeaways, and provides a platform where leaders representing every sector of the industry come to seize new business opportunities, build connections, discover new companies and learn the latest disruptions.
Last year’s US edition featured more than 500 speakers and 90 hours of content, spotlighting topics and trends spanning all industry sectors under the financial services umbrella. This year’s event promises to feature programming of an even higher caliber.
Denver Blockchain Week 2019
September 30 – October 4, 2019
Denver Blockchain Week is a multi-day event focusing on blockchain. The event is set to bring together local and national innovators and experts to discuss the uses and potential of the technology.
The week of activities will allow attendees to participate in sharing knowledge, tips, trends and insights about blockchain. Blockchain-focused meetups will be organized throughout the week and will lead up to the premier event, the Global Blockchain Summit on October 3 and 4, 2019.
Vegas Blockchain Week 2019
October 25 – 31, 2019
Vegas Blockchain Week 2019 is an annual seven-day blockchain event, created to educate attendees and bring forward blockchain technology. This year’s event will take over the Vegas strip from October 25 through October 31.
The Vegas Blockchain Week 2019 lineup of highly anticipated events will welcome thousands of digital currency and blockchain technology executives and enthusiasts to discuss opportunities, innovation, change and growth in this emerging industry.
Highlights of the week include WCC DEV CON, the first ever multi-blockchain developers conference, which will bring together multiple blockchain association, such as EOS, Litecoin, Raven and more, as well as the World Crypto Conference (WCC) 2019, from October 29 to 31, 2019, a three-day event made of intense discussions, product demos, expert keynote addresses, panel discussions with industry thought leaders, and announcements from the best and brightest in the industry.
November 8, 2019
FINNOSUMMIT, one of the largest and most successful fintech conference in Latin America, will be back in November 8, for the third time in a row, to keep on connecting and facilitating innovation on the region’s fintech and insurtech ecosystems.
This year’s event will provide attendees with the opportunity to get a first-hand look at the most innovative technologies and business models that are revolutionizing financial services in Latin America.
Distinguished speakers from across the globe will share their vision and experiences with the most influential investors, entrepreneurs and industry executives in financial services from across the region.
FINNOSUMMIT will also feature the final of Visa Everywhere Initiative, an innovation program that tasks startups to solve payment challenges, enhance product propositions and provide visionary solutions for Visa’s vast network of partners.
Attendees will get to meet the 12 selected startup finalists, who, after a 6-month selection will pitch and compete for a US$50,000 cash prize, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with Visa, and gain exposure to venture capitalists and Visa’s ecosystem of partners.
IMTC World 2019
November 12 – 15, 2019
Nobu Eden Roc Hotel, Miami
The International Money Transfer and Cross Border Payments Conference (IMTC) 2019 is set to bring together more than 500 participants in one of the largest cross-border financial services conferences in the world.
The event is expected to gather large and small, traditional and disruptive companies operating in international money transfers, remittances, cross-border payments and fintech, to network and explore new business leads.
November 13, 2019
Cipriani South Street, New York City
Digital Asset Summit: Markets (DAS: Markets) will explore the vital infrastructure components of nascent digital asset markets.
From new opportunities and challenges in payments to exchanges to lending and insurance, DAS: Markets will bring together all of the key players building the future of the digital asset ecosystem.
Panel topics will include:
- Payments: Building the New Rails
- Exchanges, OTC Desks, and Dark Pools: How Are Crypto Assets Traded?
- Banking on Trust: Will the Market Ever Trust New Names in Custody?
- Trading & Futures: Gaining Synthetic Exposure to Digital Assets
- Do the Old Rules of Lending Apply to Digital Assets?
- Challenges of Insuring Digital Assets
Blockchain Expo North America 2019
November 13 – 14, 2019
Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara
The Blockchain Expo North American is one of the world’s largest blockchain conferences and exhibitions focusing on the future of enterprise technology.
The two-day event will feature top-level content from leading brands embracing and developing cutting edge blockchain technologies, and will include a series of expert keynotes, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies.
These will cover the key industries set to be disrupted the most by blockchain, including the legal sector, retail, financial services, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more.
The Blockchain Expo North America 2019 event will be co-located with the IoT Tech Expo, 5G Expo, AI & Big Data Expo and Cyber Security & Cloud Expo.
RegTech Summit 2019
November 14, 2019
Convene – Financial District, New York City
The RegTech Summit will explore how the financial services industry can leverage technology to drive innovation, cut costs and support regulatory change.
The summit will bring together the industry ecosystem of regtech practitioners, regulators, startups and solution providers to collaborate and discuss innovative and effective approaches for building a better regulatory environment.
Key topics of this year’s summit include:
- Collaboration and partnership models across regulatory ecosystems
- Improving data and technology standards to enable regtech
- Fighting financial crime through improved KYC & AML
- Regulation drill down: Getting ready for SFTR and FRTB
- Creating a regulatory change management framework to manage risk and navigate change
- Application of blockchain and smart contracts in capital markets
LendIt Fintech LAC 2019
December 3 – 4, 2019
LendIt Fintech LAC is Latin America’s leading event in financial services innovation. This year’s event is set to attract 500 attendees, 100 speakers and 40 exhibitors, and will cover topics including digital banking, lending innovations, payments, investing and inclusive finance.
ELEV8 Las Vegas
December 9 – 11, 2019
From December 9 to 11, ELEV8 Las Vegas will convene hundreds of cryptocurrency and blockchain industry participants to discuss the benefits and possibilities of blockchain technology and crypto assets.
ELEV8’s traveling event will showcase companies who are using blockchain to improve industries with increased efficiency, security and transparency, educate current and future industry participants on blockchain technology, and ultimately serve as a platform to connect industry participants to assist in the adoption and implementation of blockchain technology.
This year’s ELEV8 Las Vegas event will cover the impact of Facebook’s cryptocurrency project Libra and the use of blockchain in digital identity, supply chains and e-government services.
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