7 Fintech events to check out in 2018

From Blockchain to Fintech (financial technology) the scene is driven by technology and a lot of money. Here are some events to check out in 2018
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Dubai International Blockchain Summit | dibs.ae | Dubai | January 8  

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Welcome to the largest gathering of Blockchain in the Middle East, an opportunity to showcase and discuss the recent and upcoming financial technology and the promising technology of Blockchain.

Great Networking Opportunities | Dubai holds most of the richest people in the Middle East. Engage with this unique networking service before, during & after the show. Take part in a meetup session. Have a drink at the event bar. Take part in our meet the speaker’s session. A Leading Interactive Exhibition |  Engage with the leading players showcasing their products, services, platforms, and solutions in our interactive exhibition. Meet with established industry leaders, investors, and startups set to change the face of the market. Where Business Leaders Meet | Meet with business & industry leaders looking to harness the power of the Block Chain for their organizations. Join a community of CO's to engage, connect & learn. All attendees are relevant for this ecosystem and not there for a co-located event

Digital Money Forum | thedigitalmoneyforum.com | Las Vegas, US | January 9 

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Whether you’re a rising Fintech company, an established institution wrangling with a new generation of consumers, a hardware manufacturer looking at developing a payment-ready Internet of Things product, or a consumer that won’t be a carrying a dollar much longer, you understand the world of digital payments is changing everything. Digital Money at CES® explores the transition from a cash-based world to one of the digital wallets, global eCommerce, robo-advisors, the blockchain, cryptocurrency and more. The world of global digital transactions and an IoT environment of machine-to-machine transactions take center stage while bringing together innovators, financial institutions, and regulators from around the world. The Digital Money Forum provides prominent speaking opportunities, and the eCommerce Marketplace delivers high-traffic exhibit space all at CES®.

CES® is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. With over 175,000 attendees, CES® is hosted in Las Vegas every January.  

Paris Fintech Forum | parisfintechforum.com |  Paris, France | January 30- 31

The Paris Fintech Forum is the most exclusive European event on fintech & digital finance. It gathers 2000+ international attendees, around 200+ speakers & 130+ fintechs, on 5 content stages. You’ll discover exhibition areas with corporate & fintech booth, networking lounges (both private & public), partners side events & PFF side events public or private (speakers’ dinner, Paris Fintech Night…).

London Blockchain Week 2018 | blockchainweek.com | London, UK | January 19 -26

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Fintech Week is a series of conferences, exhibitions, workshops, hackathons, meetups and parties. Each day we focus on a different topic. We always ensure that there is plenty of time for networking and meeting other innovators. The main conference/exhibition takes place at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, but other events take place across the City of London, Canary Wharf and “Tech City.”

Expect 600-1,000 conference delegates per day from over 50 countries and 3,000 – 5,000 participants in events throughout the week.

Fintech Week delegates come from around the globe to engage in one of the world's leading financial services ecosystems. It's truly an international event. With Brexit looming in the background, there's no better place to get answers than from London's key influencers and decision makers. Some may see challenges ahead, but there will also be plenty of opportunities in London for innovators from around the world. 

MoneyConf |  moneyconf.com | Dublin, Ireland | June 11-13, 2018

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Every year since 2015, the world’s leading Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and fintech experts have gathered at MoneyConf.

MoneyConf is organized by the team behind the world’s largest tech conference, Web Summit. Over two days, 5,000 attendees from over 100 countries will network and learn from the industry’s leading lights. Expect insightful keynotes, hands-on workshops, and incredible evening networking.

IFINTEC  | ifintec.com/English | Istanbul, Turkey | May 08-09 

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IFINTEC is one of the biggest and most important conferences in EMEA region on Retail Banking, Banking Technologies, Banking Solutions and Finance Technologies. IFINTEC Conference serves a perfect platform to introduce and demonstrate banking solutions and finance technology solutions including system, hardware, software, consultancy, training and service which are developed for banks and financial institutions. With 900+ attendees, attendance from 15+ countries, 30+ speakers, 30+ speaking sessions, the event was organized very successfully. 

From alternative lending to open banking and augmented intelligence technology to the tokenized economy, APAC’s innovation is taking on the world.

Money20/20 Asia | asia.money2020.com | Singapour | March  13-15

Money20/20 Asia will bring together senior representatives from across the ecosystem – from the mighty markets of China and India, global financial hubs of Hong Kong and Singapore, innovation centres of Japan, South Korea and Australia and emergent Fintech markets such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, the Philippines and more to connect and create the future of money.

Our focal point is payments, and from this, we take a unique, and widening, perspective. We bring together visionaries and innovators from across the spectrum who are inventing new ways to spend, manage, save, borrow, share and protect money.

From the next generation of Fintech superstars, established Asian powerhouses and trailblazing start-ups from across the payments, FinTech and financial services ecosystem, the power in Money20/20 is that everyone shaping the future of money is there, every time. They will all be seizing the opportunity to meet the person or land the deal that will change the trajectory of their business.

The Fintech iceberg is a gigantic and complex digital gold mine that is competing with traditional financial methods and institution to deliver financial service to the world.  As you make your way across the world traveling to Fintech forums and networking events, take some time to read or play online at canada casinos with a glass of wine or a local craft beer!