Best Fintech Events and Conferences in 2016

Fintech events and conferences are so many and the sector so hot that is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with all the different things that are coming up in this period. So here we come in your help with the most complete list of the best events in the financial technology industry that you can find around.

Finovate Europe

Date: 9–10 February 2016 (take note for next year if you missed it)
Location: London, UK

A showcase of the best and most innovative new financial and banking technologies. Mary Pillon, of the Wall Street Journal, said: “For online personal finance nerds — like your humble correspondent — Finovate is the Super Bowl and World’s Fair rolled into one.” Not bad.

FintechStage Luxembourg

Date: 18 February 2016 
Location: Luxembourg

Self-defined as the ultimate fintech conference, FinTechStage, is a conference with an unconventional format, which ultimate goal is “to connect fintech startups, investors and financial institutions and deliver content and networking specially designed for their needs.”

Retail Banking Innovation

Date: 23–24 February
Location: London, UK

The conference objective is “to develop your digital banking proposition utilising the latest models of innovation to achieve customer-centric product development”. Confirmed delegates from: Bank of Ireland, Barclays Bank, BBVA, Fidor, Lloyds Banking Group, mBank, Mondo, Moven, Santander, Rabobank, RBS, Tesco Bank and many others.


Date: 8 March 2016 
Location: Frankfurt, Germany

Their mission is to connect the European fintech players from the startup, investor and corporate world on executive level.

European Fintech Investors that you will find in Frankfurt.

Finance 2.O Conference 2016

Date: 9 March 2016
Location: Zurich, Switzerland

The first fintech conference in Switzerland on the future of digital banking.

AltFI Europe Summit 2016

Date: 22 March 2016
Location: London, UK

The summit will take you deeper than ever before into the inner workings of the alternative finance and fintech sector with a data-driven exploration of the industry. You can expect to see there representatives from a multitude of sub-sectors, including marketplace lending, equity crowdfunding, trade finance, direct lending and more.

FinDEVr New York 2016

Date: 29–30 March 2016
Location: New York, US

Premier event for fintech developers, organized by the Finovate Group, is expected to gather together over 400 of the builders — developers, software architects, CTOs, VPs of engineering — that are forging the future of financial, banking and payments technology.

Money20/20 Europe

Date: 4–7 April 2016
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Money20/20 organises the world’s largest fintech events focused on payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.

Expected 3,000+ attendees, including more than 1,000 CEOs, from 1,000 companies and 75 countries. For the first time in Europe.

Nice event presentation video here:

Innovate Finance Global Summit

Date: 7–8 April 2016
Location: London, UK

Gathering of over 1,500 fintech enthusiasts, government leaders, financial sector specialists, emerging startups, Innovate Finance members, and community partners. The event aims to shine a light on successes within UK fintech.

Lendit USA 2016

Date: 11–12 April 2016
Location: San Francisco, USA

4,000+ decision-makers from over 20 countries for two action-packed days to discuss about what’s going on in the online lending sector.

European FinTech Awards

Date: 14 April 2016
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Innovative and disruptive fintech companies are awarded in front of 400 hand picked entrepreneurs, bankers, investors and advisors, at the ABN AMRO Headoffice in Amsterdam.

FinTech Exchange

Date: 21 April 2016
Location: Chicago, United States

Leaders in Financial Technology with a focus on Financial Markets & Trading meet to discuss how technology is transforming business.

FinTech Forum

Date: 21 April 2016
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany

European hub for fintech firms shaping the future of finance.

Fintech R:Evolution

Date: 3 May 2016
Location: Paris, France

Fintech R:Evolution will connect Fintech entrepreneurs with investors, journalists and the end users. Organized by France Fintech with the aim to make people experiment how Fintech really impacts their day to day life and to demonstrate how the financial services sector is evolving.

Mergermarket Technology Forum

Date: 10 May 2016
Location: San Francisco, United States

Leading technology experts discussing what 2016 holds for the most disruptive business sector in the world.

Consensus 2016

Date: 10 May 2016
Location: New York, United States

Annual blockchain technology summit organized by CoinDesk in collaboration with Digital Currency Group (DCG), and Coin Center.

Finovate Spring

Date: 10–11 May 2016
Location: San Jose, United States

Demo-only format intended for anyone with an interest or stake in the future of banking and financial technology.

Next Bank USA

Date: 12 May 2016
Location: San Jose, United States

As its founder Rob Findlay defined it, Next Bank is a community of people from around the world that come together to discuss the future of financial services. Dan Kimerling (Director of API Banking, Silicon Valley Bank), Pascal Bouvier (Venture Partner, Santander InnoVentures), Scarlett Sieber (SVP, Open Innovation & Ecosystem Builder, BBVA) and Jim Marous (Co-Publisher, The Financial Brand and Owner, Digital Banking Report) are between the confirmed speakers.

The Financial Brand Forum 2016

Date: 16–18 May 2016
Location: Las Vegas, United States

Banking industry’s premier annual event specifically engineered to help you tackle your biggest branding, marketing and retail challenges.

Future Bank Middle East

Date: 31 May — 1 June 2016
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A strategic two day conference that will bring together all stakeholders in the ecosystem to discuss and debate the future of retail banking.


Date: 21–22 June 2016
Location: Madrid, Spain

Top investors, fintech leaders and the industry’s most promising startups together for two days at Madrid Campus de la Innovacion in an invite-only event.

Lendit China 2016

Date: 12–18 July 2016
Location: Various locations, China

The leading online lending event coming in China.

Finovate Fall

Date: 8–9 September 2016
Location: New York, United States

Cutting-edge banking and financial technology this time in New York.

Sibos 2016

Date: 26–29 September 2016
Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Annual conference, exhibition and networking event organised by SWIFT for the financial industry. Sibos brings together some 8,000 business leaders, decision makers and topic experts from a range of financial institutions, market infrastructures, multinational corporations and technology partners.

SIBOS 2016, Geneva

Lendit Europe 2016

Date: 20–21 October 2016
Location: London, UK

The global online lending community meets this time in London.


Date: 23–26 October 2016
Location: Las Vegas, UK

Money20/20 big fintech event back in the US.

Finance Magnates London Summit 2016

Date: 2 November 2016
Location: London, UK

The Fintech Spotlight is a section dedicated to presenting fintech innovation in the capital markets and online trading sector. Part of the larger London Summit, the Fintech Spotlight includes exhibiting and demoing of fintech startups.

Future of Money & Technology Summit

Date: 2 December 2016
Location: San Francisco, US

The summit brings together the brightest visionaries around money, including startups entrepreneurs, developers, press, investors, authors, service and solutions providers.

Hope this is going to help you! If you have any suggestions you can send your event to alessandro[at] .

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