The Most Important FinTech Events of 2016!

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Data sources and industry watchers alike estimate that the U.K. and U.S. have approximately 4,000 FinTech startups combine. While the exact number may be hard to pinpoint, it is obvious that the FinTech industry is booming.  Numerous startups have emerged, offering viable alternatives to traditional banking and financial services firms.

With all this innovation being poured in to the FinTech industry, it is no surprise that numerous conferences, conventions, and meet ups have sprouted up. Finimpact, with the help of Hotwire has mapped out the most important events of 2016 in both Europe and the U.S. If you are an entrepreneur, an investor, a speaker or just someone looking to find out more about this amazing new industry, we think you’ll find the following list useful!

The Future of FinTech
January 27, 2016 – London
An evening of lively discussion and insights with keynotes from leading companies in this fast-moving sector, as well as rapid-fire pitches from some of the startups looking to disrupt finance further. 

FinTech Storm: Alternative Finance & Online Peer-to-Peer Marketplaces
January 28, 2016 – London
They invited the most innovative firms in Alternative Finance & Peer to Peer Funding Marketplaces industry. This is a Meetup not to be missed with talks and a round table where the movers and shakers of the hottest new industry – Fintech – will debate opportunities, and challenges of the new age bank!

The Business Funding Show
February 2-3, 2016 – London
The only UK exhibition on Funding for Small & Medium Businesses. The Business Funding Show brings together ambitious entrepreneurs and leading finance-providers, who aim to support world’s business growth.

Finovate 2016
February 9-10, 2016 – London
May 10-11, 2016, U.S. – San Jose
September 8-9, 2016, U.S. – New York
Finovate is the premier financial technology conference for a reason. You’ll see the best examples of leading innovators from around the globe, every single time.

FSB Expo (National Conference)
March 19-21, 2016, U.S. – Birmingham
FSB’s National Conference and Small Business Expos gives the smaller business community the chance to meet one another, and enhances FSB’s grass roots belief that your voice should be heard.

These events are organised for the benefit of all smaller business owners, and give them the ability to make valuable connections whilst networking with other like-minded business people.

April 4-7, 2016- Europe – Copenhagen
October 23-26, 2016, U.S. – Las Vegas
A world-class experience for innovators, Money20/20 is more than just an event. It’s a catalyst for the growth and development of the payments and financial services ecosystem. Money20/20 organises the world’s largest events focused on payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.

April 11-12, 2016, U.S. – San Francisco
October 11-12, 2016 – London
Where platforms and investors come to learn, network and do business. Network with 4,000+ decision-makers from over 20 countries for two action-packed days. 

June 21-22, 2016 – Madrid
MoneyConf was the first vertical-specific standalone event from the team behind Web Summit. Web Summit has grown from 400 attendees to over 42,000 from more than 134 countries. It’s been called “the best technology conference on the planet”. In 2015 at MoneyConf, we brought top investors, FinTech leaders and the industry’s most promising startups together for two days of our most targeted networking. They are now bringing the MoneyConf experience to Madrid on June 21 and 22.

FinTeh Connect Live
No date set yet
FinTech Connect Live is a marketplace; it is where technology and innovation professionals from leading financial institutions come to assess the latest products in their fields, where investors go to meet high potential growth businesses, where partnerships are forged between established tech providers and new market entrants, where start ups and scale ups go to meet financiers, advisors and prospect customers, and where the very latest cutting edge products on the market are demoed.