A cohort of UK fintech companies has touched down in Australia on a government trade mission seeking to develop connections with businesses and governments down under.
The chosen delegates represented the UK’s thriving fintech industry at Australia’s prestigious Intersekt Festival, which ran between 7 and 8 September. The group were greeted by the Sydney Consul-General upon their arrival at the event.
The weeklong tour included keynote speeches from participating companies, such as QV Systems, CurrencyCloud and Clear Bank, which delivered presentations to conference delegates and senior officials from the Australian and New Zealand markets.
In the spirit of networking, the group were also treated to speeches from senior figures about the Australian fintech landscape regarding its recent policy developments and how they can work more closely to build partnerships.
Delegates also discussed the lessons to be learned by companies seeking to establish themselves in Australia. This included first-hand experiences from business leaders, who spoke about the rewards and challenges of launching in the local market.
The delegation is also scheduled to hear from a panel of Australian financial institutions at Sydney’s EY Centre, where speakers will share their thoughts on the best pitching methods and reveal what they’re currently looking for in terms of partnerships.
QV Systems and six other delegate companies will have the opportunity to pitch their offering to a room of EY consultants, partners and guests from the financial services community.
“Australia and New Zealand are home to some of the most innovative and disruptive financial services firms in the world, and we’re very excited to participate in this visit, to learn about market trends and discuss ways to partner on key projects,” comments Daniel Layne, founder and CEO of QV Systems.
“Being here on the ground gives us a real insight into the needs of the local market and helps us better understand how we can collaborate with fast-growing firms.”