This is the time of the year when you should take your agenda and carefully pick the events that you want to attend to or speak at. We know that and we are also aware that it could be quite difficult because the number of events is so large that it could be tricky to select the ones that are worth to consider. For this reason we decided to prepare for you an extensive but well selected list of the essential fintech events of 2017. Enjoy.

Next Money Fintech Finals
Date: 18-19 January 2017
Location: Hong Kong

Next Money event part of the StartmeupHK Festival with more than 1000 people expected at PMQ in Hong Kong, with notable international speakers covering fintech design and innovation. 24 startups from around the world will be selected to win prizes and cash.

Blockchain Expo
Date: 23-24 January 2017
Location: London, UK

Global gathering on blockchain technologies with more than 1,500 people pre-registered that will take place in London’s Olympia. The conference will examine the impact and opportunities of block chain and smart contracts on legal, finance and government sectors.

Paris Fintech Forum
Date: 25-26 January 2017
Location: Paris, France

The event is organized under the patronage of Michel Sapin, Ministry Of Finance, Economy, Industry & Digital Affairs, and sponsored primary by Alteir Consulting. The forum is set to convene at the Palais Brongniart in the french capital of Paris with more than 200 C-level speakers, 130 fintech firms from a broad variety of countries, and more than 1500 international delegates. We will be there as well, with Difitek’s CEO Markus Lampinen discussing the democratization of capital and investable asset classes, as well as possible synergies between fintech companies across industries in achieving financial inclusion for audiences that have not held it before.

Finovate Europe
Date: 7–8 February 2017
Location: London, UK

Finovate Europe comes back to Old Billingsgate Market Hall on London Thames with a big showcase of the most innovative new financial and banking technologies.

Digital Integration in Wealth Management 2017
Date: 15-16 February 2017
Location: London, UK

Organized by Arena International it is an event completely focused on how wealth management firms and private banks can integrate digital capabilities with existing processes to enhance client engagement and reach new segments.

FintechStage Luxembourg
Date: 1 March 2017
Location: Luxembourg

Self-described as the most relevant, hyperconnected, entertaining, tech-savvy and inspiring fintech event, is designed to connect startups, investors and financial institutions communities.


Lendit USA 2017
Date: 6–7 March 2017
Location: New York, USA

The world’s biggest show in lending and fintech with 5000+ attendees, 350+ thought leaders, 2400+ companies and 1000+ companies from over 40 countries. Some info on our experience there, with our CEO that spoke about the market best practices in efficient back office operations, can be found here:

Finance 2.O Conference 2017
Date: 14 March 2017
Location: Zurich, Switzerland

The fifth edition of the first and leading Finance 2.0 & FinTech conference in Switzerland, held at Schiffbau in Zurich.

Retail Banking Innovation
Date: 14-15 March 2017
Location: London, UK

The second Annual Retail Banking Innovation conference that will be held at CityPoint, London, with the aim to “develop an industry leading innovation strategy informed by the latest regulatory and technological influences to execute customer-centric, digital transformation”. Speakers include Jonathan Webster, from the Lloyds Banking Group and Jonatan Alonso from Banco Santander among others, but also people from the new digital banks as Monzo and N26.



Date: 16-17 March 2017
Location: London, UK

The first DevOps, Continuous Product-, & Software Development event for senior executives in the financial industry bringing together 100+ senior level strategist, technology evangelists and DevOps practitioners from the financial sector. The event will take place at Novotel London West.

FinDEVr New York 2017
Date: 21–22 March 2017
Location: New York, US

Premier event for fintech developers, organized by the Finovate Group,  FinDEVr New York where you will see plenty of new tools, platforms, APIs, and case studies from the most innovative financial technology companies via 15 minute presentations.

Africa Mobile & Digital Banking Summit
Date: 22-23 March 2017
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Summit held in the east African hub of Kenya, gathering  together innovative bankers, mobile money telecom operators, banking and financial markets regulators, fintech firms, banking tech suppliers, banking cyber security consultants as well as government representatives. This event presents an exciting platform for players from both the east and west to interact and collaborate.


AltFI Europe Summit 2017
Date: 30 March 2017
Location: London, UK

Annual summit on the alternative finance sector that will guide you in a data-driven analysis of the industry’s most pressing questions and of its most prominent and interesting trends. Platform representatives from different sub-sectors, such as marketplace lending, equity crowdfunding, trade finance and direct lending, will share their thoughts at the event to an audience of fintech firms as well as asset managers, hedge funds, family offices, banks and investment banks, accountancy and law firms.

Date: 5 – 6 April 2017
Location: Berlin, Germany

A single event, hosted at Kalkscheune in Berlin, with two conferences, connecting a crowd influencing people from the fintech and insurtech ecosystems. You should expect to meet there more than 800 people within startup founders, corporate executives and investors.







Innovate Finance Global Summit 2017
Date: 10–11 April 2017
Location: London, UK

Organized by Innovate Finance, this is an annual event about the financial technology industry, trying to put in contact global institutions with startups, policy makers and investors to share ideas and solutions about the state of financial services. More than 2000 attendees are expected for this year’s event.

Finovate Spring
Date: 26-27 April 2017
Location: San Jose, United States

A two-day showcase of the best new innovations in financial and banking technology from a broad range of players ranging from the latest fintech startups to well established companies. Areas that will be covered are peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, debit rewards, alternative payments, security solutions, big data, blockchain, social investing, personal financial management, digital banking and more.

The Financial Brand Forum 2017
Date: 17–19 May 2017
Location: Las Vegas, United States

Hosted by The Financial Brand, one of the largest websites about the banking industry. For this year are expected 1,500 attendees of 614 different financial institutions of 41 different countries.

Consensus 2017
Date: 22-24 May 2017
Location: New York, United States

3rd annual blockchain technology summit organized by CoinDesk at the New York Marriott Marquis. Expected for this year 100+ speakers and 2,000+ attendees from fintech startups, financial institutions, as well as academic and policy groups working on the developments of blockchain and the new digital currencies.

Date: 6–7 June 2017
Location: Madrid, Spain

Invite-only event focused on fintech and the future of finance, organized by the people behind Web Summit. For this edition are expected more than 1,500 decision makers from across the financial industry that will have access to 30 hours of content during the two days of the event.










FinDEVr London 2017
Date: 12–13 June 2017
Location: London, UK

European edition of the Finovate Group’s event presented above, happening in March of this year. It’s suited fintech developers, software architects, CTOs and VPs of engineering imagining and working hard on the future of finance.

Money20/20 Europe
Date: 26-28 June 2017
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Money20/20 is the organizer of the biggest global events about financial services innovation. Last year they had 11,000+ attendees, including 1,000+ CEOs of over 3,000 companies from all over the world, and the expectations for this year’s event in Copenhagen are pretty high.

Future of Fintech 
Date: 26-28 June 2017
Location: New York, United States

Exclusive gathering, that will be hosted at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City, of the largest financial institutions, best fintech startups, and most active venture investors. Areas covered in the event will range from Artificial Intelligence to Insurance Tech (or Insurtech) and from Blockchain to Robo Advising. If you have ever looked at one of the superb report prepared by CB Insights, which is, in this case, the organizer, our guess is that you don’t want miss this event.

Date: 22–25 October 2017
Location: Las Vegas, US

Money20/20 huge fintech event this time in Las Vegas. If you missed the June’s one in Denmark, this could be your opportunity.

With the hope that this list we will help you to organize your agenda and plan well for the events that you don’t want to miss during 2017. This is already an extensive list but we suggest to bookmark this post and keep it monitored as we will keep updating it by adding new events every month.

If you have any suggestions please make sure to get in touch and send your favorite events to alessandro[at] .