London, 23 November 2022: FinTech Connect 2022, Europe’s only dedicated fintech event for the entire ecosystem, is unveiling its inaugural fintech pitching competition in collaboration with FINTECH Circle, and the world premiere of documentary “FinTech For Good”, as the event celebrates the budding companies and innovations reshaping the fintech landscape.
And in what promises to be one of the most profound contributions to any fintech event in recent memory, FinTech Connect 2022 will host Alex Bornyakov, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation for Ukraine, who will discuss “Digitisation During the War”, outlining how digital technologies have helped in Ukraine’s struggle in the wake of its invasion by Russia.
Now in its ninth year, and back in-person after two years of virtual meetings due to the Covid-19 pandemic, FinTech Connect 2022 is taking place between 30th November and 1st of December 2022, at the ExCel centre in London’s bustling docklands. Promising unrivalled market insights and unique networking opportunities in the fast-evolving fintech sector, this year’s event is set to welcome more than 3,000 attendees, who, over the course of two days, will hear from and meet the global fintech industry C-suite leaders and start-up innovators defining the course of the industry - and all under one roof.
With startups playing a vital role in the growth of the fintech ecosystem, and in conjunction with influential investor network, this year’s event incorporates the Startup Launch Pad stage, which takes place over the two days of the event. Featuring CEOs and founders from dynamic market entrants including Greenomy, Grape, and Fidentity, the Startup LaunchPad Stage will cover the industry, socio-economic and technological trends that will influence the direction of new companies in the fintech space. Topics to be covered include ESG objectives, fintech in humanitarian aid, and the future of data sharing.
On the 1st of December, the Startup LaunchPad Stage will host Alex Bornyakov, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation for Ukraine, who will discuss “Digitisation During the War”, outlining how digital technologies have helped in Ukraine’s struggle in the wake of its invasion by Russia.
Taking place on the Startup LaunchPad Stage, FINTECH Circle, will host a pitching competition, featuring five dynamic startups that will showcase their game-changing propositions in front of a panel of esteemed angel investor judges. The companies pitching are:
Presented and moderated by Susanne Chisti, CEO of FINTECH Circle, each startup will have just five minutes to present their business, followed by a five-minute Q&A where they will be grilled by judges Carol Hagh, FTSE non-executive director at Chesnara, Michael Mellinghoff, Judge FINTECH Circle & Fintech Germany Award, Techfluence UK Ltd, and Brendan Bradley, Chairman, iPushPull.
Also being unveiled at FinTech Connect 2022 will be the world premiere of a ground-breaking documentary, “FinTech For Good”, produced by FINTECH Circle and ITN Business. Featuring contributions from Dan Andrews, Insurance Director at Vitesse, companies like Vitesse, Peter Michel Heilmann, CEO of Reltime, Antony Green, Chief Product Officer at Policy Expert, and Gilbert Verdian, Founder and CEO of Quant, the documentary will shine a spotlight on the industry innovations that are making positive changes to people’s lives.
FinTech Connect 2022 is covering themes such as the metaverse, digital transformation, web 3.0, Open Banking, the impact of AI, crypto and De-Fi, and attendees will hear unique market insights and perspectives from more than 120 speakers representing organisations across the full fintech ecosystem. With more than 70 sessions, keynote panel discussions, and interactive debates, attendees will also enjoy more than 30 dedicated tech demos, showcasing the latest transformational solutions that are reshaping the global payments landscape.
The high calibre of content, speakers, interactive sessions and networking opportunities that FinTech Connect is renowned for has this year attracted top-level sponsors spanning the entire ecosystem, including Discover Global Network, J.P. Morgan, Finaro, FIS Worldpay, Polymesh, Jumio, Enfuce, Enkata, and many more from the payments, blockchain, banking and data analytics fields.
Laurence Coldicott, Senior Content Director of Fintech Connect 2022, says: “FinTech Connect 2022 is the place to be for anyone who wants to know what the future holds for fintech. After the pandemic-induced move to online-only events for the past two years, we’re thrilled to welcome back attendees in person once again to experience the live buzz and bustle of Europe’s most dynamic and relevant fintech ecosystem event. We’re thrilled to host the FINTECH Circle Pitching Event, which promises to be a hugely enthralling pitching competition between some of the industry’s stand-out entrants demonstrating what a successful pitch looks like and what pressing questions angel investors will want to know
“This event is all about showing what fintech means for the people who interact with it, and the huge benefits innovation can bring to the global population. That’s why we’re honoured to host Alex Bornyakov, who, amid the crisis in Ukraine, can point to how fintech is helping the country during the ongoing conflict. We’re also delighted to host the world premiere of “FinTech For Good”, which will illustrate just how vital fintech solutions are in promoting financial inclusion and solving real-life challenges.”
FinTech Connect 2022’s media attendees get free entry and will be able to conduct interviews, briefings and meetings in the event’s interactive media room. Media requests are being handled by FinTech Connect 2022’s official PR partner, SkyParlour (contact details below). Media can register to attend at www.fintechconnect.com The full agenda, list of all-star speakers, keynote panel and content themes can be found at www.fintechconnect.com
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ABOUT FINTECH CONNECT
FinTech Connect is where large teams from major financial institutions go to assess the latest innovations on the market, and where fintechs come to accelerate dialogues with digital buyers with responsibility across digital transformation, payments, financial security, RegTech and blockchain.
The 2022 event will bring together 3,000+ of the fintech community to share best practice, showcase new products and solutions and shape financial services of the future. FinTech Connect features four vertical streams, the FinTech Founders Forum plus the premiere of the ITN Productions documentary “Fintech for Good”. The two-day conference and exhibition offer a comprehensive programme of interactive workshops, a multitude of innovative tech demos, and multiple networking opportunities.
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