Retail Banker International Asia Trailblazer Summit and Awards | 1st March, Singapure
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Retail Banker International Asia Trailblazer Summit and Awards | 1st March, Singapure

Defining the Future of Retail Banking

Thursday 1st March 2018, Singapore

Retail Banker International Asia Trailblazer Summit and Awards is in its 9th year for 2018 and is being hosted by the renowned publication ‘Retail Banker International’ (RBI). RBI has, for the past 35 years, been the only global editorially independent retail banking briefing service.

RBI’s Asia Trailblazer is a highly anticipated event for 2018 as it will provide a platform for strategic executives to evaluate avenues for growth and innovation and offers attendees an opportunity to explore, compare and decide on their future technology investments.

The Day Summit

With modernisation changing the face of banking, the day summit will focus on 3 key themes to dissect challenges, pinpoint opportunities and address the practical considerations for achieving the objective of remaining a relevant and engaging bank.

The core themes to be explored for 2018 include:

  1. Creating impactful customer experiences
  2. Leveraging on technological progress
  3. Identifying profitable new client segments

The topics to be explored will underpin the ongoing objectives of retail banks in remaining competitive, becoming future-proof and determining the metrics available to ensure success.

Case study presentations, interactive discussions and debates about these key themes from the most senior and experienced individuals and institutions in the sector, will benefit the attending delegates greatly.

The Awards Gala Dinner

Following a jam-packed day of networking and innovative content, the evening Awards Gala Dinner will celebrate the most innovative, impressive and successful initiatives from Retail Banks over the past year.

32 awards will be given for wide-ranging achievements and will look to highlight leaders in the industry and their efforts to progress the Retail Banking sector. The award categories are as follows:

  • Product and Service Awards
  • Process and Strategy Awards
  • Marketing and Communication Awards
  • Channel Innovation Awards
  • People Awards
  • Trailblazer Awards

For 2018, there are 11 exciting new competitive awards for institutions to compete for, including:

  • Best Credit Scoring Innovation
  • Best Savings Plan Offering
  • Best Payments Innovation
  • Best Retirement Product or Service Initiative
  • Best Innovation Programme
  • Most Creative Marketing Collaboration
  • Best App for Customer Experience
  • Best Mobile Wallet Initiative
  • Excellence in OmniChannel Integration
  • Excellence in Employee Engagement

To find out more about the RBI Asia Trailblazer Summit and Awards visit our website here: http://www.arena-international.com/rbi/ or email us at [email protected]

Finovate Europe 2018 at Excel London
Mar 5 – Mar 6 all-day
Finovate Europe 2018 at Excel London

FinovateEurope 2018 will be moving to the ExCel Center in London this year (a much larger venue) on March 5-6 with a new, expanded conference. The first two days follow the traditional Finovate format where 70+ innovative fintech companies will have 7 minutes to demo their latest solutions.

European fintech innovation continues at a blistering pace. Don’t get left behind.

1400+ attendees. 70+ companies demoing. Countless opportunities.
See cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology in a unique, short-form, demo format. Plus new for 2018….after the 70+ demos, get advice and insights from another 100+ fintech experts in a newly expanded programme. All taking place in a larger venue to accommodate increased demand.

Save 20% when you register with code FKV2335FTL


Blockchainua | 23 March, Kyiv, Ukraine @ kyiv, ukraine, oasis
Mar 23 all-day
Blockchainua | 23 March, Kyiv, Ukraine @ kyiv, ukraine, oasis | Kyiv | Ukraine

International BlockchainUA Conference to be held in Kiev on 23 March 2018 will turn into an epicenter of global blockchain expertise and gather nearly 1,000 attendees.

The BlockchainUA conference aims to draw in a general crowd to inform participants, to build a strong community, and to boost the buzz around Ukraine at an international level.

Our mission is to make the event accessible for as many people as possible while providing the right level of organization – we’re providing food and coffee breaks during the event, access to the afterparty, videos of all the talks, networking, and much more.

From the outset we’ve laid down the key principles for the conference:

• We don’t accept paid talks

• We restrict startup/product announcements to a designated startup pitch stage

• Companies who already have a working product can present their achievements and roadmaps

• We don’t promote ICO tokens

• This is an educational and networking event – by default, speakers are expected to give an educational/helicopter view of their expertise

• It’s a not-for-profit conference, so we try to keep ticket prices low

• The audience consists of broad crowd – including technology experts, entrepreneurs, investors, bankers, students, regulators and others.

For more details please email us: [email protected]

The Crypto Summit | 28th March, Zurich @ Samsung hall zurich
Mar 28 all-day
The Crypto Summit | 28th March, Zurich @ Samsung hall zurich

Following the success of last year’s event, SMART VALOR is pleased to announce the return of The Crypto Summit being held in Zurich on the 28th of March. The Crypto Summit (formerly The ICO Summit) will be held for its second time, with a two-track agenda on leading topics in cryptocurrency.

Switzerland’s Economic Minister, Johann Schneider-Ammann, announced last week that the nation’s focus on crypto has moved beyond the Crypto Valley and should now refer to the entire country as a ‘Crypto Nation’. This was a demonstration of commitment from the highest political level for the establishment of the crypto industry in Switzerland.

The conference this year will focus on how Switzerland is best positioned to become a global leader in cryptocurrency. This conference, first held in September 2017, became the first international conference in Switzerland dedicated to blockchain crowdfunding. It became a global event, with 85% of speakers coming from outside of Switzerland, and over 30 countries represented among the 500 attendees. A further 2,000 attendees tuned into the event via live stream, which opened with a keynote from William Mougayar, one of the key thought leaders in the crypto financing field.

The Crypto Summit will expand on the previous event’s colourful programme of workshops, keynotes and panel discussions, including two new tracks: ICO & Investment Track and Tech Track. The event will be held in Switzerland’s newly built, high-tech conference centre, Samsung Hall. This year’s summit is set to bring together some of the biggest names in crypto funding to share their experience and best practices for successful ICO execution.

“We are building on the incredible success of last year’s Summit, where we received overwhelmingly positive feedback,” says Olga Feldmeier, CEO of SMART VALOR and founder of The Crypto Summit. “The event is held in the epicentre of crypto – making this the best place for blockchain start-ups or investors to see where the industry is headed. We’re excited to see the progression and turnout of this year’s event. Being one of the founders of Crypto Valley and active here since 2014, for me, it is a great pleasure to see it growing year-on-year. With support from influential figures like be Johann Schneider-Ammann, Switzerland is well on its way to becoming a global hub for crypto business.”

This year the conference will double in size, expecting over 1,000 participants from around the world. The speaker line-up includes top leaders of the industry, including Vinny Lingham, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and CEO of Civic, whose popularity rankings recently brought him to one of the top 5 people in the blockchain industry worldwide.

“I see a growing need for the establishment of specialized crypto hubs with a recognized regulatory environment and global exposure. Switzerland seems to be on its way to becoming such a hub and I am excited to contribute to it,” says Vinny.

Early-bird tickets are still available on the www.cryptosummit.ch until the 15th of February.

eFintech Show @ Barcelona @ FIRA DE BARCELONA
Apr 11 – Apr 12 all-day
eFintech Show @ Barcelona @ FIRA DE BARCELONA | Barcelona | Catalunya | Spain

eFintechshow 2018 to focus on the new desentralized economy.

The consolidation of decentralized technologies such as Blockchain together with the various FinTech business models that exist today make the financial sector has to reinvent itself more than ever. A new economy decentralized is coming and will forever change the financial services that Today we know.

More details at http://efintechshow.com/Brochure-eFINTECH-SHOW.pdf


eFintech Show 2018 – April 11-12, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain

ICT SPRING | 15-16 May, Luxembourg @ European Convention Center Luxembour
May 15 – May 16 all-day
ICT SPRING | 15-16 May, Luxembourg @ European Convention Center Luxembour | Luxembourg | District de Luxembourg | Luxembourg

As an influential voice in the worldwide Tech community, the aim of ICT Spring is to encourage emulation and networking between business decisions makers, innovation managers, start-ups, researchers and venture capitalists on a European scale. It is a yearly event held in Luxembourg City which is dedicated to exhibiting and demonstrating the latest relevant trends and innovations and discuss their impact on society and the working world.

This year’s edition will feature 3 main topics: FinTech, Digitalisation and Space.

Key figures:

–       +5000 key decision makers in IT, finance, banking, web and marketing, investors, entrepreneurs, start-ups etc.

–       Attendees from over 72 countries1 great exhibition area and VIP dinner with 650 guests the first day of the event

This year, ICT Spring will feature 3 main topics:

  • FINTECH : RegTech/ FunTech / AI / VCs Insights / InsurTech
  • DIGITAL : IoT / AI / Telecom / MarCom / eSkills
  • SPACE : From satellites to services / Life in near space / Exploration of Space Commerce / Human migration to Space
Connected Claims USA Summit 2018 @ Sheraton Grand Chicago
May 21 – May 22 all-day
Connected Claims USA Summit 2018 @ Sheraton Grand Chicago

The insurance industry is entering an age of disruption and digital transformation, and as both the moment of truth for fulfilling the customer promise, and a significant cost centre, claims is a priority for transformation.

With new technologies enabling both operational efficiency and a superior customer experience, from artificial intelligence to drones and mobile customer communication methods, it is a critical time for claims executives to explore opportunities to innovate their processes.

At the Connected Claims USA conference, join claims visionaries and leaders to gain inspiration and tools for immediate implementation from innovative insurance case studies.

DATADISRUPT | 22-24 May 2018 @ NYC @ Lerner hall NYC
May 22 – May 24 all-day


WHAT: DataDisrupt, the premier conference for the financial services data analytics ecosystem, will hold its second annual event in New York City on May 22nd – May 24th, 2018. The three-day conference will focus on the impact of large scale data sets, new data sources, innovative analytic techniques, the latest technologies and the most creative entrepreneurs on the financial services sector. The event will highlight many of the world’s leading data analytics practitioners and solutions providers, and will congregate the ecosystem converging around them.
DataDisrupt will feature thought leaders, senior financial services professionals, growth stage company CEOs / founders, corporate decision makers and members of the investment management community. The agenda will cover sector landscapes and trends, new market opportunities, innovative business models and disruptive vendor perspectives. Key lines of business to be addressed include consumer finance, commercial finance, capital markets, investment management and wealth management. DataDisrupt 2018 will also explore the impact of alternative data on the lending and investing markets. The event will address a range of horizontal functions, including: customer acquisition, price optimization, credit underwriting / monitoring, fraud prevention, regulatory compliance, investment analysis and portfolio monitoring.
Technologies impacting these lines of business and functions, including artificial intelligence, will be discussed by the innovators commercializing them.For more information, please visit www.datadisrupt.com.

WHO: DataDisrupt will feature over 65 speakers, including:
• Andrew Chin – Chief Risk Officer, AllianceBernstein
• Lori Bieda – Head of Analytics Centre of Excellence, Bank of Montreal
• Dan Ciporin – General Partner, Canaan Partners
• Lynne Laube – President and Co-Founder, Cardlytics
• Brandon Wright – CEO and Co-Founder, Cognical
• Rich Veldran – Chief Financial Officer, Dunn & Bradstreet
• Jim Swift – President and CEO, Cortera
• Peter Bailey – Chief Strategy Officer, Dataminr
• Kesna Lawrence – Chief Data Scientist, Deluxe
• Andy Mattes – President and CEO, Diebold Nixdorf
• Jonathan Corr – President and CEO, Ellie Mae
• Brian Walter – Global Leader of Watson Client Insights & Cognitive Experience, IBM
• Jon Karl – VP, Corporate Development and Co-Founder, iovation
• Kathryn Petralia – Head of Operations, Kabbage
• Jeffrey McMillan – Chief Analytics & Data Officer, Morgan Stanley
• Noah Breslow – CEO, OnDeck
• Rodger Desai – CEO, Payfone
• Bill Phelan – President and Co-Founder, PayNet
• Lars Björk – CEO, Qlik
• Tammer Kamel – CEO and Founder, Quandl
• Aaron Klein – CEO, Riskalyze
• Amir Orad – CEO, Sisense
• Chris Mitchell – Managing Director, Spectrum Equity
• Beaumont Vance – Director of the Analytics Center of Excellence, TD Ameritrade
• Mark Gazit – CEO, ThetaRay
• Ohad Samet – Co-Founder & CEO, TrueAccord
• Nick Beim – Partner, Venrock
• Stephen Harris – Head of Enterprise Data Strategy Architecture & Transformation, Wells Fargo
• James Moran – Co-Founder & President, YipitData
The full list of speakers is available here.

WHEN: May 22 – 24, 2018

WHERE: Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY

Finnovation Africa | 31.05 & 6.06
May 31 all-day
Finnovation Africa | 31.05 & 6.06 @ Nairobi | Kenya

Finnovation Africa: Kenya 2018 will held at the Radisson Blu Nairobi on the
31st of May 2018 and Finnovation Africa: South Africa 2018 will held at the
Radisson Blu Gautrain Johannesburg on the 6th June 2018, both will tackle
the most pressing questions for the progress of FinTech and the positive and
profitable transformation of banking in Africa, providing a platform for all
stakeholders to engage in creating the future of financial services on the
continent – from established banking powerhouses to FinTech start‐ups.

The events will gather all stakeholders and influencers in the African
FinTech ecosystem from the key markets across Africa and internationally.
Government policymakers, leading banks & financial institutions, legacy and
neo payment players, international & regional influencers, the tech start‐up
community on the continent, and investors, will come together at Finnovation
Africa 2018 in Kenya and South Africa with the objective of harnessing the
FinTech revolution to enable the positive and profitable transformation of

A radically disrupted event format with world‐class speakers and more than
300 carefully selected participants

Finnovation Africa: Kenya and South Africa 2018 will tackle the most
pressing questions for the progress of FinTech in Africa, providing a
platform for all stakeholders to engage in creating the future of financial
services in Africa. The event will focus on the following major issues:

The Digital Transformation of Banking: Mobile Money, Payments Innovation,
Open Banking in Africa

Finclusion & Islamic Finance

Blockchain & Bitcoin: Realities in Africa

CyberSecurity ‐ Strengthening Resilience in the Age of Disruption

Founder’s PainPoints

The Wolves’ Den

More details http://www.finnovationworld.com/

Money 2020 | Amsterdam at RAI @ RAI, Amsterdam
Jun 4 – Jun 6 all-day
Money 2020 | Amsterdam at RAI @ RAI, Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands
 An unmissable event for the smartest visionaries and innovators, Money20/20 is the destination where payments, FinTech and financial services come together to connect and create the future of money.
2nd Annual Intelligent Automation: Financial Services | 9-11 July, London
Jul 9 – Jul 11 all-day

Actionable, Applicable and Achievable Intelligent Automation to Revolutionise Financial Services

Join 60+ banking, insurance and financial services leaders as they discuss cutting edge automation topics, including; the shift from RPA to cognitive automation, nurturing unstructured data, the importance of bot IDs, real-time data opportunities, transforming the customer journey, back office machine learning capabilities and using intelligent automation to administer regulatory compliance. No other automation event caters to the financial sector better!

It’s  not just RPA and AI that are going to make a change to your business’ performance, rather it is when you converge these technologies with others such as BPM and data analytics that you can really penetrate the realms of what’s possible and deliver a better, more personalised service to your customers or simply make major FTE savings.

Intelligent Automation: Financial Services is the first of its kind in the original and leading RPA & AI series of events, so join us this summer to learn how to:

  • Make the shift from RPA to cognitive automation
  • Develop a data-driven business that will converge with RPA and AI
  • Maximise intelligent technologies for customer-centric or top-line results

More details at https://roboticsbfsi.iqpc.com/