If in 2018 we have seen new investment records in fintech firms, the birth of more unicorns, and advancement in the use of blockchain and AI, what we see now is more growth and consolidation, along with new vertical marketplaces and services, an even higher impact on the real estate industry and the final explosion of fintech activities in Southeast Asia. All things that will make also this year an exciting one. To make you keep up with the rapid pace of innovation that is changing the finance industry, here we have put together a selection of what we think are the best fintech events worth attending in 2019.

Paris Fintech Forum

Date: January 29 – 30, 2019
Location: Paris, France
Website: http://www.parisfintechforum.com/

This year edition of the Paris Fintech Forum is just finished, but regardless of that, we wanted to include it here, so you can keep it in mind for 2020. Started four years ago, it’s now one of the biggest, with more than 2,600 attendees, and one of the highest quality digital finance and fintech events in Europe, with international top speakers including over 150 CEOs from fintech firms of all sizes, participating in panels and interviews. This year’ speakers included CEOs from some of the most ambitious financial technology firms, as well as from leading financial institutions including Ing Ventures, BpiFrance, BBVA and Balderton Capital.

London Blockchain Week 2019

Date: February 8 – 14, 2019
Location: London, UK
Website: https://www.blockchainweek.com/

Third edition for the London Blockchain Week and the fifth of the Blockchain London Conference. A conference/expo, multiple workshops and a blockchain hackathon, with the presence of some of the most innovative blockchain companies and over 3,000 participants expected.

Finovate Europe

Date: February 12 – 15, 2019
Location: London, UK
Website: https://finance.knect365.com/finovateeurope/

At Finovate Europe they expect more than 1,200 attendees, over 65 fintech firms demoing (7 minutes demo format) and more than 120 speakers from the finance sector. This year they also added a summit day on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Open Banking, as well an AI-powered meeting app for all the attendants.


Date: March 13 – 14, 2019
Location: Hong Kong
Website: https://www.token2049.com/

TOKEN2049 is a premier digital asset event where the token economy, and its opportunities, are discussed and explored in-depth. More than 2,000 entrepreneurs, investors, developers, industry enthusiasts and global media will gather in Hong Kong for this event, which is part of Asia Crypto Week.


Date: March 18 – 19, 2019
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Website: http://fincode-eu.com/

Fin:CODE is an event mainly focused on the challenges that banks, asset management firms and insurance companies are experiencing when adopting and scaling DevOps at an enterprise level. More than 100 software development experts and DevOps professionals from primary financial services firms will share best practices at this year’s event in Frankfurt.

AltFi London Summit

Date: March 18, 2019
Location: London, UK
Website: http://www.altfi.com/events/altfi-london-summit-2019

Fintech and alternative finance conference with a clear focus on two main developments: the continued rise of alternative credit and the digitisation of the banking and investment market through Open Banking.
The future of online lending, the next wave of fintech disruption, the SME funding revolution, investment in loans and alternative credit, open Banking challenges and opportunities for banks and lenders, venture capital and private equity investment, digital and next-generation banking and wealth management are some of the topics that will be covered in this edition.

Money 20/20 Asia

Date: March 19 – 21, 2019
Location: Singapore
Website: https://asia.money2020.com/

Money20/20 Asia is where the world’s senior leaders across Payments, Financial Services and Fintech meet to discuss the future of money in Asia and the latest developments changing the financial services industry. From challenger bank and the platform economy model, to blockchain, cryptocurrencies and the growth of tokenization are some the main topics that will be treated.

LendIt Fintech USA 2019

Date: April 8-9, 2019
Location: San Francisco, US
Website: https://www.lendit.com/usa/2019

LendIt Fintech USA is one of the world’s leading events in financial services innovation, covering fintech, digital banking, blockchain and online lending, with more than 5,000 attendees, 1,000 bankers and 800 investors meeting at Moscone West, in San Francisco.

Finovate Spring

Date: May 7-10, 2019
Location: San Francisco, US
Website: https://finance.knect365.com/finovatespring/

Finovate Spring is the American edition of the Finovate events. 1,300+ attendees are expected this year, with more than 120 speakers from top fintech firms, and 60 companies competing in a fast-paced demo format.

Fintech World Forum

Date: May 21-22, 2019
Location: London, UK
Website: http://fintechconferences.com/

Fintech World Forum is one of the leading events covering the latest financial services developments, AI, blockchain and digital banking. This year’ line up includes executives from companies like MasterCard, ING Bank, Microsoft, IBM, Citi Bank, Oracle and Credit Suisse.

Money 20/20 Europe

Date: June 3-5, 2019
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Website: https://europe.money2020.com/

The European edition of Money 20/20 – as per their definition is a space where technology meets money, money meets people, people meet ideas and ideas become reality. More than 6,000+ attendees, 1,300 CEOs and presidents and a total of 2000 companies are expected this year in Amsterdam.

Future of Fintech

Date: June 11-13, 2019
Location: New York, US
Website: http://events.cbinsights.com/future-of-fintech/

The Future of Fintech is an event organized by CB Insights, where established financial institutions, fintech startups and VC Investors gather together in New York to define the future of financial services. Top international speakers divided into three different stages with more than 1,400 attendants.

Finovate Fall

Date: September 23-26, 2019
Location: New York, US
Website: https://finance.knect365.com/finovatefall

Cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology, from more than 100 fintech experts, again in the unique short-form demo format of the Finovate events, but this time in New York.

LendIt Fintech Europe 2019

Date: September 26-27, 2019
Location: London, UK
Website: http://www.lendit.com/europe/2018

A leading European event for innovation in financial services. With smaller numbers than the US edition, it’s still a large fintech event with over 1,000 attendees and 150 speakers.

Singapore Fintech Festival

Date: November 11-15, 2019
Location: Singapore
Website: https://fintechfestival.sg/

The fourth edition of the Singapore Fintech Festival aims to be the biggest financial technology event in the world, providing a global platform for the fintech community to connect, collaborate and co-create. The Festival is set to feature more than 250 speakers and about 500 exhibitors.

We will keep updating this list with new events as soon as they’ll be announced. So if you have any suggestions, please make sure to get in touch and send your favorite ones to blog[at]difitek.com. We look forward to meeting you in person at one of these events around the world.