The last few months have seen us in every corner of the globe, bringing some FinTechStage flavour to a number of events including BAI Beacon17 in Atlanta, the Singapore FinTech Festival, Salone Pagamenti Payvolution in Milan and next week TrustTech Cannes.
And there’s no sign of slowing down, with our final flagship event of the year – FinTechStage Madrid taking place on December 12 – and the FTS team hard at work planning our calendar 2018. More on that in the new year.
For now I want to talk a little more about Madrid and why we choose this location.
FinTechStage focuses on mixing the local community with the international crowd, to help build a local catalyst for financial services innovation where all players are represented.
Spain needs that catalyst and unlike other places, we believe local players have understood the benefit of a collaborative approach. Plus, Madrid is home to me.
Lived and studied there for a year, fell in love, grew stronger, have wonderful friends.
In true FTS style, we’ve lined up an action packed agenda filled with panel discussions, debates, table discussions and keynotes on Artificial Intelligence, PSD2 and RegTech.
And back by popular demand an Oxford debate where we will ask “Do Challenger banks really challenge ?”
We’ve lined-up a selection of global and local subject experts including Mariano Belinky and Julio Faura from Santander, profoundly rooted in the global FinTech space for the past 10 years. So is Gustavo Vinacua, from BBVA, ex Innovation leader now entrepreneur with a great story to tell. Maria Jose Jorda, queen of digital UX in BBVA and Ghela Boskovich, brilliant personality in the RegTech space.
I hope Leda Glyptis, from Qatari National Bank can make it, would be amazing to have her innovation experience.
We also put together a great lineup of challenger banks, like Revolut and Curve to explore their sustainability and degree of disruption.
If you’re in Madrid I’d love to see you there, see the full agenda and register here : http://bit.ly/2mVp6VE