Top 5 Fintech Conferences That Have Gone Virtual

by Jun 11, 2020Blog

Learning isn’t canceled. In fact, now is a better time than ever to maximize your work-from-home time by engaging in online financial technology conferences you might not have otherwise had the bandwidth to attend. Organizations across the world are recognizing how fintech is being affected by the pandemic and responding accordingly. Here are five of the top fintech conferences that have gone virtual and how to attend.


Consensus: Distributed (May 11–15)

Hosted online in May, the digital recording of Consensus answered questions about the future of financial systems that are currently under “the ultimate stress test,” including central banks, cryptocurrencies, and decentralized governance solutions. More than 22,000 viewers tuned in for free to hear from more than 300 speakers over the course of five days. Find videos available online from policy and industry thought leaders on high-level panel discussions about what’s next for bitcoin, blockchain and global markets.

Open Banking World Conference (May 12–14)

This year’s event is available for free in on-demand video presentations. Topics include new approaches to old banking techniques, unlocking payment innovation, and managing application programming interfaces in an expanding digital banking ecosystem. “We hope access to the presentations and networking app for free will turn challenging circumstances into a community benefit for all,” Open Baking World Congress Co-Founder and Head of Content Marie Walker said.

FinTech World Forum (June 29–30)

This two-day online event will open with a statement on the future of financial services with COVID-19 and fintech. Sessions will then dive into emerging opportunities with blockchain and artificial intelligence, innovation in payments and lending solutions with fintech, and evaluating cryptocurrencies for use in modern technology. The list of 25 speakers includes representatives from IBM, Citi Bank, Western Union, and more.

Fintech Lending Partnerships in a Post COVID-19 World (July 9)

As part of an online series from the American Bankers Association, this webinar offers insight into bank-fintech loan origination partnerships, challenges for fintech loan originators brought on by COVID-19, different structures for bank-fintech loan origination partnerships, and how to maximize the value of a bank-fintech loan origination partnership for lending professionals, consumer product managers, and strategic partnership executives.

FinovateFall Digital (September 14–18)

With more than 1,600 key influencers, 120 expert speakers from ING and JP Morgan Chase, and 40 insightful demos of new tech, there are plenty of opportunities to be seen as a thoughtful leader while gaining new leads. Themes include digital banking, financial crime, contactless payments, wealth management tech, and the future of fintech given the current climate.


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