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We are media partners with the best fintech conferences and events around the World. Find the list of our selected events below.

UK Robo Advice and Digital Wealth Summit | London @ Royal Garden Hotel 2-24 Kensington High Street London W8 4PT
Sep 20 all-day
UK Robo Advice and Digital Wealth Summit | London @ Royal Garden Hotel  2-24 Kensington High Street  London W8 4PT | England | United Kingdom

The digital transformation of the financial services industry is continuing apace, and robo-advice and digital wealth management are a fast-growing part of this digital transformation. Originally conceived as a means of extending financial advice to the mass market, the technology’s real potential lies in its use being extended to insurance, pensions and other sectors. As robo-advice matures and expands from innovative start-ups to incumbents who are increasingly adopting or integrating the technology into their business models, having a clear perspective, not only of how the market is developing and where the opportunities will lie in the future, but also of regulatory expectations, will become increasingly critical. The latter point is particularly relevant given the FCA’s recent, multi-firm review of automated investment services.

Attendance at the second edition of the UK Robo Advice and Digital Wealth Summit, which is to take place on 20th September in London, will therefore be invaluable for both incumbents and start-ups that want to know how to adjust their business models to take full advantage of the significant opportunities presented by robo-advice and digital wealth management.  This year’s conference will also involve a keynote address by the FCA’s Anna Wallace among many other high-level speakers.

Key discussion areas include:

  • Robo-advice: progress so far and opportunities ahead
  • Meeting the developing expectations of regulators
  • Robo-advice in the UK: a country specific perspective
  • Customer acquisition and engagement
  • Increasing the granularity and quality of advice
  • Outlook for robo-advice in the pension and insurance sectors
  • Robo-advice from two different angles: established financial institutions and fintech start-ups

Speakers include:

Anna Wallace, Head of Department, Innovate, Financial Conduct Authority

Helena Morrissey DBE, Head of Personal Investing, Legal & General Investment Management

John Barrass, Deputy Chief Executive, PIMFA

Giovanni Dapra, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Moneyfarm

Andrew Firth, Chief Executive, Wealth Wizards

Adam French, Co-founder & Director, Scalable Capital

Michael Gruener, Managing Director & Head of EMEA Retail Business, BlackRock

Jack Knight, Deputy Chief Executive, Investment Association

Tomasz Krzywicki, General Counsel (Europe & US), Wealthsimple

Kevin Mountford, Chief Executive, Raisin UK

Hemal Mehta, Founder and Chief Executive, AtomInvest

Uday Nimmakayala, Chief Executive, WealthObjects

Joe Parkin, Head of Wealth and Retail – UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands, iShare

Romi Savova, Chief Executive, Pension Bee

Joe Seunghyun Cho, Co-founder and Founding CEO of LATTICE80, Chairman at Marvelstone Group

David Stevens, Life Advice Director, LV=

Daniel Tammas-Hasting, Managing Director and Founder, RiskSave

Daniel Thomson, Digital Product Owner – Retail Investments, Lloyds Banking Group

Chris Truce, Head of FinTech, Saxo Bank Group

Caroline Vaughan, Head Of New Business, Innovate Finance

Darren Philp, Head of Policy, Smart Pension

Janine Menasakanian, Head of Distribution Strategy, Personal Investing, Legal & General Investment Management

Who should attend:

C-level Executives, Senior Officers, Directors, Heads, and Managers of: Representing the following industries:
Business Analysis

Business Development

Client Lifecycle & Relationships


Data Security

Digital Wealth

Information Security

Innovation, Digital, Marketing & Communication

Legal (In-house and External)

Market Structure and Technology

Personal and Retail Investing

Platform Development

Project Management

Propositions & Distribution



Wealth Management

Asset Management

Banking and Finance

Consultancy & Advisory Services

Compliance technology

Digital Managers and Advisors

Fintech / Regtech

Institutional Investors


PE / VC Funds

Pension Fund Managers

Regulators & Industry Bodies

Wealth Management

Delegate Fees:

Delegate Fee: £595.00 + VAT
Small Company and Fintech rate*: £199.00 + VAT
*”Small Company” refers to a company or group with fewer than 50 employees.
Fintech rate applies to any company registered as an official company for less than 3 years at the date of the event, which  is not a subsidiary or part of a group established for longer than this period and which offers a product and/or service usually classified as FinTech.

*Use discount code: ROBO2FINTI to get 20% off the fees quoted above.

Registration Options:
*in all cases the code above must be mentioned for the discount to be applied to the private sector fee.

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01932 340115
FinovateFall – New York
Sep 24 – Sep 27 all-day
FinovateFall - New York

We don’t waste your time. Finovate is curated, fast-paced, and gets right to the point. And we’ve been doing it for over 10 years.

Fast-paced demos of cutting-edge fintech

80+ innovative fintech companies will have just 7 minutes to demo their latest solutions live.

No slides or video are allowed!

Our competitive application process means only truly innovative companies will be on stage.

At Finovate, we only show you the companies you really need to see.

Insights from global fintech leaders

After the demos, hear about the latest trends and macro issues affecting fintech.

They include the future of fintech, the evolution and limits of current financial regulation, investment, the future of digital banks, AI, blockchain and digital currency.

Networking measured in quality and quantity

Join 1500+ senior financial and banking executives, investors and venture capitalists, press and entrepreneurs from all over the world.

We’ll help you connect with the people you want to meet through:

  • hot-topic round tables
  • high-impact networking sessions
  • NEW for 2018, the Brella networking and matchmaking app.
AI and Blockchain front and centre

These two separately bookable summits take place on September 27.  Take a deep dive into the areas making the most noise and brimming with opportunity. The summits run concurrently and you’re free to move between both and customize your own agenda.

AI in Fintech Summit
Learn how to use data analytics, AI, ML, image, voice recognition and NLP to make your business more efficient.

Blockchain in Fintech Summit
Hear the latest business applications and successful implementations and meet those taking advantage of how the disruptive power of blockchain is reshaping financial markets.

Future-focused fintech in action
  • Get up to speed on the latest fintech developments and how they are shaping financial services around the world.
  • Hear fintech demos on financial inclusion, identity and future technologies.
  • See the newest start-ups in the quick paced Accelerator Showcase.
Global Disruptive Innovation Summit | Santa Clara @ Santa Clara Convention Center 5001 Great America Pkwy Santa Clara, CA 95054 United States
Oct 1 all-day
Silicon Valley Business Institute (SVBI) is going to hold Global Disruptive Innovation Summit (GDIS) on October 1st at Santa Clara Convention Center. The event assembled experts from different vertical fields; from information sharing and experiences exchange, to form heated discussions on the most controversial topic at present. This event will focus on particular tasks/projects in blockchain investment and artificial intelligence. In this session, we will gather 3000+ attendees, 1000+ companies, 500+ partners, 200+ media, developers, as well as specific experts delivering significant insight and overseas investment opportunities.

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“We have gathered leading cryptocurrency experts to share blockchain experiences and investment sagacity in the main event area. The whole day event is composed of keynote lectures, panel discussions, honor award section, and project launch section. Also, a large exhibition area was set to provide everyone opportunities to get involved in the industries, seek business cooperation, and join on-site recruiting etc. Moreover, we will provide VIP networking lunch with global investors, entrepreneurs, and top-tier technology leaders,” the organisers comment.

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For all sponsorship/partnership/business cooperation, please contact: [email protected]

Our previous GDIS event highlights: Watch our Youtube Channel

About SVBI

Silicon Valley Business Institute (SVBI) is founded in Silicon Valley since 2015, the beating heart of disruptive innovation in the US. SVBI is committed to an open-mind, by knowledge and experience sharing, as well as integrating of eastern and western resources, to promote enterprises with a global vision and wisdom.

SVBI has a wealth of innovation and entrepreneurship resources, and strong relationships with leading companies, incubators and business schools in Silicon Valley. With a wealth of experience in overseas study service, powerful capabilities of resource coordination and integration and product development, SVBI provides enterprises a global platform which docks the world’s leading companies, business schools and high-end forums, and helps in learning advanced enterprise management mode and forefront industry information, strengthening international cooperation, and promoting business innovation and revolution. SVBI focuses on providing innovation and entrepreneurship education for global high-end executive, entrepreneurs & investors. What SVBI provide is a worldwide powerful networking.

Global Blockchain Forum @ Hyatt Regency San Francisco
Oct 4 – Oct 5 all-day
Global Blockchain Forum @ Hyatt Regency San Francisco

From October 4-5, 2018 at Hyatt Regency San Francisco in California, Global Blockchain Forum will be launching its Blockchain Forum for Movers and Shakers. As its second large forum of the year, Global Blockchain Forum is expecting to bring in some big names and revelations for the blockchain field.

Global Blockchain Forum’s October event will echo the success of its April 2-3, 2018 event at Santa Clara Convention Center in California. During the April event, speakers such as Tim Draper, Michael Arrington, and Eric Ly shared their thoughts with the crowd. Multiple tech panel discussions were included, as well as an ICO pitch competition where winning teams received prizes.

For the October forum, Global Blockchain Forum already has enlisted key speakers such as Jeff McDonald (the co-founder of NEM Foundation) and Alex Mashinsky (the founder and CEO of Celsius Network). Other speakers who are lined up include Vinny Lingham (the co-founder of Civic) and Michael Arrington (the founder of TechCrunch).

Tickets for the upcoming October 4-5 event will be a mixture of discount-upon-request ticket types, early bird general admission and VIP tickets, and regular general admission and VIP tickets. Currently, early bird tickets are being offered for general admission and VIP access. Early bird general admission tickets cost $599 each, and early bird VIP tickets cost $1,199 each. These prices are expected to rise shorty.

The October conference will be specially designed for action-oriented movers and shakers in the blockchain industry. For the event, there are expected to be over 3,000 attendees, over 100 speakers, over 100 companies, and over 100 partners.

The forum will be hosted in Hyatt Regency San Francisco, at 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111. For more information, please visit the official website at

Contact: Global Blockchain Forum

[email protected]

World Telemedia 2018 | Marbella @ H10 Andalucia Plaza Hotel
Oct 8 – Oct 10 all-day
World Telemedia 2018 | Marbella @ H10 Andalucia Plaza Hotel

These are parallel worlds; fintech, cryptos, mobile payments and mobile engagement – but they’re merging into one!

The creation of legitimate digital currencies for closed group consumer environments (such as football clubs) plus the increased adoption of smart contracts and Blockchain into telecom industry processes [e.g. for international movement of handsets, data and minutes] puts Fintech at the centre of a “new world order” for the VAS, telecom and micropayment sector. So how did all this happen? And is it time for us to start taking it seriously?

PSD2 – the evolution of carrier billing applications

Whilst Payment Service Directive 2 (PSD2) opens up carrier billing for the purchase of a wider range of goods and services and continues to support consumer purchases of digital content and services, such as ticketing, music / video streaming and voice products [community chat] and text based services [interactive TV and radio]. It’s primary aim is to make financial transactions more transparent, more accessible and more secure and therefore open the market up to additional merchants and providers. Clearly this represents a massive opportunity for the Telemedia sector, which has been highly successful in driving sales of value added services, premium content and applications using a range of [primarily] carrier / mobile billing and engagement technologies.

By combining payment processing and content delivery platforms, the Telemedia industry captures essential data that helps create a deep understanding of how, where, what and why consumers “click buy”. This gives rise to the development of consumer centric aggregated services where the payment process becomes an almost seamless part of the buying activity. In short, it’s going to revolutionise the touch points of consumer living from parking to sports betting, from pizza to leisure. In amongst this revolution is the emergence of digital currencies that facilitate earning and spending in closed community environments, with the ability to top up these currencies, using operator billing and exchange the currencies across other environments. Security and transparency are enabled with Blockchain technology, while limitations applied onto consumers by over-zealous regulators fall away.

Distributed payments and retail

The Telemedia sector is clearly starting to touch Fintech by combining its advanced knowledge of payments, mobile technology and VAS into a wide range of innovative new processes that will inevitably start to impact the way traditional card payment processors, banks and MNOs operate, by removing the “clunkiness of the payment aspect away from the purchasing experience. This in turn will challenge traditional partnerships and give rise to a need to establish new ones inside these emerging “open banking” environments. That’s “distributed payments”.

Meanwhile, mobile commerce is slowly shifting away from retail apps and more towards marketplaces. Soon just using a mobile phone to capture an image of something and then simply purchasing it will become the norm – straight from an advert on TV or billboard or from seeing someone else with the product you want  – that’s called distributed retail.

The combination of distributed retail and distributed payments is where the revolution in retail, commerce, payments and Fintech will occur – and it’s already starting to foster a wealth of new and exciting partnerships across organisations with loyal followings, retailers, mobile engagement companies and security organisations.

The rise of crypto currencies

When it comes to the Telemedia / VAS sector it’s not so much about bitcoins. The emergence of crypto currency – can be seen in the application and distribution of tokens, loyalty points, digital assets or coins within games or “value added sessions”. Many Telemedia companies are already pioneering this rapidly emerging sector and will certainly be focussing on how to use crypto as a way to pay and be paid. This also presents interactive media companies with a whole new business model – whereby they can start rewarding their audiences – by offering “crypo for eyeballs”. Ultimately these currencies will all have real value that can eventually be exchanged for other goods and services and / or other cryptos – and ultimately real money! With this in mind, it’s also advisable to pay close attention the emergence of crypto exchanges, which will surely hold the key to cash redemptions.

There’s revolution in the air, as Telemedia and Fintech world’s cross over and start reimagining consumer purchasing and engagement processes.  To misquote a misquotation; “its payment Jim, but not as we know it”.

The World Telemedia 8-10 October 2018 conference will address these topics across a number of sessions. Visit for more information.

By Jarvis Todd, Managing Director, World Telemedia

PayExpo London
Oct 9 – Oct 10 all-day
PayExpo London

 PayExpo, the UK’s leading payments conference is back for its sixth year and takes place on 9th and 10th October in a new central location at the Business Design Centre, in the heart of London’s Silicon Roundabout start-up community.  With three streams over two days dedicated to payments across the banking, retail and gaming industries, it is the best place to share knowledge and rub shoulders with the disruptors and innovators driving change in payments.

Renowned for its content driven agenda, the conference also features well-loved interactive sessions on the show floor such as; The Payments Punch-Up, The Minicorn Club and thePayments Dragons’ Den, with many more collaborative breakouts also in the pipeline. The aim of the conference is not only to bring together the payments community who shape the industry today but also to help support and promote the businesses of the future.

With consumers’ spending habits and attitudes towards their personal finances changing faster than ever, the organisations which stay at the forefront of industry developments have a clear advantage. Key industry decision makers from leading brands such as; Sky Betting and Gaming, Facebook, Wirecard, Thomas Cook Money, Open Banking ltd, Barclays, NatWest, Gett, Starling Bank, Tandem Bank, Moorwand, Fitbit, Level 39, Contis Group, ONPEX, Payworks, Feedzai and Nationwide, will share the latest trends and future movements of the industry. This year’s programme will equip retail, banking and gaming leaders with platforms to learn, network and find inspiration to keep developing their payment strategies.

With exclusive use of the Business Design Centre, these industry trailblazers will use real life case studies and exclusive new research to guide leaders, buyers and decision makers in their journey through the digital payment transformation. They will question established payment concepts, highlight the upcoming changes of the different sectors and unveil the un-seen and un-thought future of the payment industry.

The conference will host three parallel streams designed to share the latest trends and future movements of the industry. Clearly defined for each of the retail, gaming, banking sectors, panel discussions and case studies will aid businesses with innovation, creativity and future-proofed decision-making. Essential for anyone involved and interested in making payments faster, easier and more secure.

Ahead of the show, Jessica Williams, Event Manager at PayExpo said, “With no other conferences in the UK dedicated to supporting payment innovation in both the retail and gaming sectors, we are delighted to be hosting so many industry influencers in an exclusive venue in central London. A great community to be part of, the agenda is jam-packed with thought-provoking and interactive discussions focused on diversity, technology and the future. Not to be missed, we urge everyone to snap up their seats before they’re gone.”

Unrivalled for its forward-thinking content, PayExpo not only hosts intimate theatre sessions but also engages the show floor with show-stopping collaborative features such as; Payments Punch-Up, The Minicorn Club, the Payments Dragons’ Den plus the prestigious announcement of the Payments Power 10.

Payments Punch-Up

Thought-provoking and exhilarating, the Payments Punch-Up hosts live debates on a central stage between internationally-recognised thought leaders who take opposing sides on some of the most controversial topics in payments!

The Minicorn Club

The Minicorn Club showcases some of the brightest new companies which are competing to be the next big thing in payments and FinTech.

Payments Dragons’ Den

In the exciting, energy–packed Payments Dragons’ Den, four up-and-coming companies have been invited to showcase their financial services products and programmes, set to revolutionise how people move, manage and spend their money.

Payments Power 10

Every year at PayExpo, the top 10 Payment Industry contributors are recognised for their support and influence to the industry over the previous 12 months.

To learn more about the PayExpo Conference or to book your place now, visit

Conference Rates

Early Bird tickets are still available at a cost of £999 + VAT until Friday 7 September and then £1,299 + VAT thereafter. Free tickets are available for retailers, other merchants, gaming operators, retail banks, start-ups, government and regulators.

Please visit for more information on the fees

 TechNOVA: AI 2018  @ Hilton Tower Bridge, Tooley Street, London
Oct 15 all-day

Many have heard of artificial intelligence, but do you truly understand the role it could play in your long-term strategy? TechNOVA: AI 2018 will bring together expert speakers, tailored stages and in-depth case studies to help you approach this continuously evolving period of technological disruption. It is the event to learn how transformative technologies will impact your business and show you how to take AI to the board and say, “this is the future of our business”.

What will you learn?

  • How to create a strategy for AI at the top-level
  • The role of AI in the modern customer journey
  • How to leverage the power of AI-driven analytics
  • What robotic process automation means in practice
  • How to scale an AI development programme
  • What data strategy is required to succeed
  • How to manage a human-AI hybrid workforce

Speaker list

  • Sam Gyimah MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Michael Harte, UK Chief Operating Officer, Santander
  • James Alexander, Decisioning Director, Sky
  • Peter Jackson, Chief Data Officer, Southern Water
  • Adam Bonnifield, VP Digital Transformation – Head of AI, Airbus
  • James Poulter, Head of Emerging Platforms & Partnerships, Lego Group
  • Berian James, Head of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, A.P. Møller – Maersk
  • Alberta Soranzo, End-to-end Service Design,Lloyds Banking Group
  • Patrice Slupowski, SVP Digital Innovation, Orange Group
  • Stig Pedersen, Head of Group RPA,Topdanmark
  • David Hoyle, Lead Data Scientist, AutoTrader UK
  • Michael Natusch, Global Head of Artificial Intelligence, Prudential
  • Gero Gunkel, Group Artificial Intelligence Lead,Zurich Insurance
  • Anna Metsäranta, Head of Automated Remote Customer Experience, Nordea
  • Sara El-Hanfy, Innovation Technologist – Machine Learning & Data, Innovate UK
  • Sebastian Steinhauser, Chief Executive Officer, Parcelly
  • Julian Britton, Programme Manager, Wessex Water
  • Josh Myrans, PhD Researcher, Exeter University

If you like what you see, click here to purchase your ticket. 

HODL Your Nerve! Navigating Crypto’s Choppy Waters @ Century Club
Oct 15 all-day
HODL Your Nerve! Navigating Crypto's Choppy Waters @ Century Club

Join The Fintech Times and a distinguished panel of speakers for a frank discussion on the current crypto-market and emerging trends. The panel includes senior representatives from hybrid exchange Ternion, blockchain studio Flashboys whose Wizzle ICO closed earlier this year and Elpis Investments who are currently raising funds to build a hybrid quantitative trading platform for both traditional and crypto-assets. They will discuss how best to ride out the crypto-bear market as a miner, investor or tokenholder, the prospects for growth, emerging technology and trends and how you can find your way in a fast-moving crypto-environment.


Rudolf Medvedev, CEO Ternion

Anatoly Castella, CEO Elpis Investments

Mark Noorlander, Co-founder and Flashboys

This event is suitable for the more experienced crypto-investors, technical experts, and analysts.

4 Startup Battles, Venture & Crypto
Oct 23 – Nov 1 all-day
4 Startup Battles, Venture & Crypto

Startup.Network will hold 4 Startup Battles, Venture & Crypto this Fall in the USA!

We’re super pleased to announce this fall the next Startup Battles will take place in the USA again! We have conducted more than 100 investment battles in different countries and it will be our fourth time in US.

And this fall we will conduct 4 Startup Battles, Venture & Crypto in the USA: Boston on October 23rd, New York on October 25th, San Francisco on October 30th, Los Angeles on November 1st.

So you can plan to pitch your startup presentation at 4 events during this one trip!

The Startup Battle, Venture & Crypto is an international competition among the most promising entrepreneurs. Where venture fund members, private investors and crypto backers meet, greet and inspect the investment-attractive startups.

Participation is a great opportunity:

-To raise money from venture funds and private investors are invited to this event

-To find partners and clients in Boston, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and to establish a startup in one of the most developed markets

-To gain legal and financial consultations and to acquire practical advice from investors and mentors.

If you’re interested in participating, please register your startup and fill out a profile, and then we will send you more information.

See you soon at the Startup Battles, Venture & Crypto!

Crypto Challenge Forum | London @ to be announced
Oct 28 – Oct 30 all-day
Crypto Challenge Forum | London @ to be announced

Crypto Challenge Forum will take place on 28-30 October at the iconic Central Hall Westminster, London connecting global thought leaders, policy makers, investors and startups from all over the world for a 3 day top content event. The forum is expected to be the largest of its kind in Europe.
Non-collocated with any other events, the Forum is 100% dedicated to blockchain and its revolutionary impact on each sphere of human activities. It will feature inspirational keynotes, panel discussions, workshops, fire-side chats, an investors’ hub and a host of networking opportunities.
Split across three tracks, the Forum’s agenda will explore the ways in which blockchain will tranform the world’s economy and finance. It will also highlight its potential for solving environmental issues mankind is facing today thus adding to it a key ethical dimension. Speakers will include some of the world’s most renowned thought leaders and global transformers.
The Forum will abound in a rich networking programme ranging from postconference receptions to private VIP retreats. It will culminate in a big Halloween gala at one of London’s most iconic venues which will feature international celebrities and some of the world’s top classical musicians.

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