16 global events you should know about: Open banking edition

Networking open banking event diary

As of 2023, 68 countries have adopted open banking globally. In a world where companies need to work together to achieve what open banking is trying to do, how does one see who else is in the ecosystem, gain access to thought leadership, meet potential partners and see what the competition is up to without endless searching on Google? Networking and events!

Whether you’re a small fintech start up, or you’re a larger financial institution, and whether you exhibit or just attend, being at events offer a wealth of opportunities and connections. Especially when it comes to open banking where there’s a huge community who are keen to share their knowledge and expertise. 

Not sure where to start? We’ve done the graft and dug out the top 16 events that should be on your radar this year (there’s even a festival in the mix!):

9-10 April: Canadian Open Banking Forum (virtual) – Toronto, Canada

This virtual event is on “Break-Throughs, Innovation & ROI in Consumer-Directed Finance”. Tune in to hear from Patrick Barr from LCUC, Steven Boms from FDATA, and Natacha Boundrias from National Bank of Canada.

15-16 April: Innovate Finance Global Summit – London, UK

“FinTech’s Next Gen: Shaping the Decade to Come” is the key headline for this summit. From “Global Lessons In Digital Payments” to “An Insight Into The FinTech Investment Landscape”, there’s a whole host of talks lined up.

23 – 25 April: Money 20/20 Asia – Bangkok 

You can listen to over 200 speakers at this mammoth event, featuring visionaries across payment, banking, fintech, venture capital, lending, insurtech, regtech, wealthtech and more.

8-9 May:  4th Digital Transformation Jordan – Amman, Jordan

“Building digital ecosystems through collaboration, connectivity, and convergence for better experiences and engagement” is the headline for this one. 

Digital transformation in Jordan has been integrating digital technologies, strategies and innovations across various sectors of the country’s economy and society, and this event will discuss the unique technology capabilities being adopted to innovate faster and enhance flexibility along with agility and scalability.

7-9 May: Fintech Americas – Miami, US

With 103 sessions across the 3 days, this is an event not to be missed. They’ve built this years line up around twelve categories: Artificial intelligence, Coopetition & Industry X, Digital Banking, Digital Payments, Financial Inclusion, Fintech, Infrastructure & Technology, KYC & Authentication, Leadership, People & Skills, The New Consumer, Open Banking & Regulation and Risk & Cybersecurity, 

14-16 May: Temenos Community Forum – Dublin, Ireland

The Temenos Community Forum is one of the largest global banking technology conferences where the financial sector meets to learn how modern technology like SaaS and Cloud, generative and explainable AI, big data and embedded finance, to name a few, can transform their businesses and deliver innovative customer experiences.

14-16 May: Seamless Middle East 2024 – Dubai

For 24 years Seamless has been a meeting place for the brightest and most innovative minds across the payments, fintech, identity, banking, retail, e-commerce, home delivery and digital marketing industries. At this years event you can hear conversations on the following 9 content themes: Embedded banking, identity & cards, payments, home delivery, digital marketing, retail, digital banking, e-commerce, and digital currencies & BNPL.

21-23 May: Finovate Spring – San Francisco 

Finovate unlocks access to a truly executive-level audience. They bring together the innovators leading the fintech revolution, senior decision-makers from banks, and top investors from VC firms looking for their next opportunity. And over half of the attendees are from banks and investors – a must attend. 

4-6 June: Money20/20  – Amsterdam, NL

Money20/20 Europe is home to the industry’s boldest and brightest new voices – where the money ecosystem comes together to shape what’s next for the industry. Every year, Money20/20 provides connections, tools, knowledge and access to the innovations of the future, and this year will be no different. Hear from the likes of Monica Long from Ripple, François Hollande former French President and James Allen from Zing.

11 June: Open Banking Expo Canada – Toronto, Canada

This event kick starts with a 5K morning run club, which is right up our street. Also impressing us is the confirmed line up. 

The keynote speakers include: Don Cardinal from FDX, Ozone API’s very own Eyal Sivan (also known as the voice from Mr Open Banking), and Luis Miguel Zapata from Bancolombia. That’s a line up not to be missed. 

19-20 June: Banking Transformation Summit – London, UK

Your Business, Your People, Your Technology and Your Customers are the four big topics for this event. From Open Banking, ESG and Women in banking to Cyber security, blockchain and Customer loyalty; this event is jam packed.

9-11 September: Finovate Fall – New York

Not only is there an impressive list of speakers for this event, but Finovate Fall also has networking at its forefront: “We’ve structured FinovateFall to make it easy for you to connect with the influential speakers, sponsors, and demos that our events bring together. With a ton of dedicated networking time and a smart matchmaking tool, it’s never been easier to start a conversation with the right person.”

15-16 October: Open Banking Expo UK & Europe, London, UK

Across 5 stages, voices in the open banking industry will take to the mic at the Open Banking Expo in London this October to tell their stories and experiences. From those who’ve disrupted the industry to those who’ve been involved in game-changing products that has transformed the face of financial services as we know it.

27-30 October: Money20/20 USA – Las Vegas, US

The theme for this year Money20/20 USA is Human X Machine. Interesting right? Here’s the scoop: 

“Humans and our increasingly intelligent machine counterparts are combining to create a whole new world. 

We must prepare to witness a metamorphosis, where the interplay of consumer and business interactions ascend to new heights, redefining not only what we experience but how we experience it.

In this age of transformation, efficiency will increase in ways we can’t comprehend and there’s no portion of our ecosystem that will remain untouched by the collaboration between humans and machines. 

We will unveil the stories of those exceptional beings, the superhumans, who dare to navigate this uncharted territory.”

6-8 November: Singapore Fintech Festival – Singapore 

This is a mammoth of an event, or we should really say festival. Last year there were over 66,000 attendees, over 970 speakers, and over 530 Central Banks, Regulatory & Government Organisations. Keep your eyes peeled for this years agenda and line up of speakers. 

4-5 December: Fintech connect 2024 – London, UK

Another one to keep your eyes peeling on is the Fintech Connect 2024 later this year. They’re officially on the look out for speakers for this December, and we can’t wait to see who they get onboard.  

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