Top 18 Upcoming Fintech Events in the Baltic and Nordic Region in 2020by Christian König January 17, 2020
The fintech landscape in the Nordic and Baltic regions continues to be one of the most successful at producing unicorns with recent examples that include TransferWise, from Estonia, and Klarna Bank, from Sweden.
As we head into 2020, we look today at some of this year’s top fintech events and conferences to help you keep up with the region’s rapidly changing fintech landscape.
sTARTUp Day 2020
January 29 – 31, 2020
sTARTUp Day is the biggest festival in the Baltics, bringing together startups, traditional entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, and students. The aim of the event is to connect startup-minded people and celebrate entrepreneurship in the smart city of Tartu in Estonia.
sTARTUp Day 2020 will be a three-day festival with a marvelous stage program, effective matchmaking, hands-on seminars, an exhibition area full of innovation and vibrant side events. The inspirational-educational program will consist of various topics ranging from marketing to space tech, fundraising to the smart city, AI to the creative economy.
February 4 – 5, 2020
Tallink Hotel Riga, Riga, Latvia
On February 4 and 5, 2020, PaymentConf 2020 will bring together payment product owners, engineers, managers, CTOs and other professionals who are dealing with payment innovation and regulation to provide answers about the latest advancements from compliance and technology angles.
The event will give the opportunity for payment professionals and fintech startups to find out all about the current developments, regulations, and innovations in technologies, as well as hear the real-life experience stories of other companies.
PaymentConf 2020 will take place in Riga, Latvia. It is organized by the biggest IT community in Latvia, DevClub.lv, which also organized annual conferences including RigaDevDays, FrontCon and DevOps Unicorns.
Sthlm Fintech Week 2020
February 10 – 14, 2020
Sthlm Fintech Week is coming back for its second run from February 10 to 14, 2020. This year’s event will allow participants to discuss and learn in the dedicated tracks of regtech, insurtech, decentralized finance and artificial intelligence (AI) in fintech. Topics covered will include public fintech initiatives and regulations, combating the dark side of fintech, blockchain, AI, and more.
Sthlm Fintech Week is an annual event bringing together thought-leaders to foster new connections and enhance collaboration. During the week, nine different fintech verticals, dozens of world-class experts and hundreds of participants join forces and share their experience.
February 20 – 21, 2020
Hanzas Perons, Riga, Latvia
TechChill 2020 will focus on the big shift and the changes prompted by rapid developments in greentech, blockchain, and 5G technology. The event will take place on February 20 and 21, 2020 at Hanzas Perons in Riga and will feature 90+ speakers and 15+ side events, as well as some legendary afterparties.
Each year, TechChill celebrates the best of the Baltic startup community by annually bringing together 2000+ attendees, including the fastest-growing startups, most innovative corporations, investors active in the region and talented tech enthusiasts. TechChill is organized by a non-profit foundation of the same name, empowering the Baltic startup ecosystem throughout the year.
Regtech Day 2020
February 27, 2020
Dittmar & Indrenius, Helsinki, Finland
Regtech Day 2020 will bring together financial institutions, regulators, innovators and technology providers for a full day of compliance innovation and real-life solutions. The event will cover some of the most current topics within the finance industry and will explore new ways to solve them.
Topics covered will include the changing regulatory landscape, cybersecurity, the technology and culture enabling compliance excellence, and more.
FinStack – Fintech Venturing Bootcamp
March 11 – 12, 2020
Dittmar & Indrenius, Helsinki, Finland
FinStack – Fintech Venturing Bootcamp is coming back in March 2020. As a part of the FinStack – The Fintech Venturing Toolkit, the bootcamp is targeted at both fintech companies and development teams from banks, who want to learn how to build and scale digital finance solutions.
Participants will get to learn from leading experts from Dittmar & Indrenius, Deloitte, Nordea and Enfuce, who will guide them through key topics related to business, regulation and technology in the world of digital finance innovation.
Intelligent Automation Nordics Summit 2020
March 18 – 19, 2020
The 4th annual Intelligent Automation Nordics Summit 2020 is the region’s leading cross-industry platform for Nordic organizations covering the entire intelligent automation spectrum.
The event is set to attract more than 100 senior executives with functions across robotics, intelligent automation, artificial intelligence and digital transformation. Across the forum, 35 industry will share their insights tailored to the region’s unique challenges and help businesses make well-informed decisions and maximize growth.
Nordic Smart Cities 2020
March 19, 2020
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nordic Smart Cities 2020 will address the big questions that city leaders face when they are planning their city of the future: governance, digitalization, citizen happiness, climate change, health, liveability and more.
The event will offer attendees the opportunity to hear from 50+ speakers across 4 stages with over 800 minutes of content and networking. Topics covered will include digital currencies, the Internet-of-Things (IoT), smart mobility, and more.
Future Digital Finance Forum
May 7, 2020
The Future Digital Finance Forum is an industry-wide platform connecting the key people from financial institutions, fintech companies and authorities to discuss current topics. The forum is designed to deliver the most recent intel, but also provide networking opportunities through roundtable discussions and a networking platform.
Topics covered will include API and open banking, platform banking, digitalization, automation and AI, B2B payments, and more.
Nordic IndustryForum Banking and Insurance
May 12 – 13, 2020
Elite Marina Tower, Nacka, Sweden
Nordic IndustryForum Banking and Insurance will be held on May 12 and 13, 2020. The conference will cover the latest innovations that are shaping tomorrow’s financial institutions, such as blockchain and robotics in banking. It event aims to future-proof banks and insurance organizations amidst the rise of fintech disruptors, and matchmake solution providers with top Nordic C-level executives and decision makers through peer-to-peer networking sessions.
Speakers will include representatives from companies such as Klarna Bank and Revolut.
European Blockchain Convention Nordic Edition
May 20, 2020
The European Blockchain Convention Nordic Edition is a comprehensive one-day event that’s set to bring together 400+ industry leaders, regulators, investors, developers, CTOs, lawyers and entrepreneurs from the blockchain Industry.
Its mission is to provide world-class content in collaboration with the brightest experts from the global blockchain scene, while also facilitating an exclusive networking environment where all participants meet to form business relationships and seek potential partners for ventures.
This year’s event will focus on real life applications of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in energy, finance, supply chain, government, insurance, healthcare and mobility.
Copenhagen Fintech Week 2020
May 25 – 29, 2020
This year, Copenhagen Fintech Week will welcome more than 1,000 attendees from all continents to explore some of the top fintech trends including sustainability, smart cities fintech partnerships, bigtech, data ethics, and more.
Participants will get to hear insights from more than 60 international speakers from over 15 different countries. The event will feature keynotes, panels as well as networking sessions and workshops.
Startup Iceland 2020
May 27, 2020
Harpa Convention Center, Reykjavík, Iceland
Startup Iceland 2020 will take place on May 27, 2020, at the Harpa Convention Center in Reykjavík. This year’s agenda will focus on building an antifragile entrepreneurial ecosystem through best practice tools, resources and advice for Iceland.
Startup Iceland is the flagship conference for startup founders, entrepreneurs, mentors and investors. The event combines TED style talks, networking and the opportunity for every participant to connect in one-on-one first-come-first-served mentoring sessions.
May 28 – 29, 2020
Litexpo, Vilnius, Lithuania
LOGIN claims to be the largest, richest in content, and probably the boldest innovation gathering in the Baltics. Each year, the event attract about 6,000 game changers, forward thinkers, tech-savvy innovators, and people thirsty for knowledge to discuss some of the top tech trends.
This year, LOGIN 2020 will feature seven stages and host 100+ speakers holding sessions on the most relevant topics of today.
May 30, 2020
Radisson Blu Hotel Vilnius, Lithuania
Careerfy’20 will be hosting one of the biggest job, career and tech fair in Central and Eastern Europe on May 30, 2020, in Vilnius.
The fair is designed for those in tech fields such as mobile, AI, machine learning, big data, data science, blockchain, fintech, software development, robotics, augmented and virtual reality.
The event is expected to match startups, tech companies, multi-language corporations and locally operating global brands with young professionals, experienced people changing their career pathway and people willing to build career in tech.
June 8 – 12, 2020
Media City Berger, Norway
Media City Bergen, home to the Norwegian Media Cluster, will open its doors for Future Week from June 8 to 12, 2020.
Future Week consists of a number of research seminars, workshops, breakfast meetings, popup-talks, entertainment, demos, presentations, debates, talks and discussions, as well as mcb tech .20, a one-day technology conference, all taking place inside the Media City Bergen campus, and all focusing on topics that challenge our common future as it is driven and shaped by technology.
Insurance Innovators: Nordics
June 9 – 10, 2020
Marriott Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark
Insurance Innovators: Nordics is an annual event for leading insurance professionals from across the Nordic region to explore the future of the industry. Each year, the event welcomes speakers from the most innovative players in the industry to cover topics such as open APIs and data analytics, seamless customer experiences, innovation and claims transformation.
Last year’s conference brought together the full spectrum of the industry, from traditional insurers and insurtech disruptors, to investors and solution providers.
Aug 27 – 28, 2020
Kultuurikatel, Tallinn, Estonia
Latitude59 is the flagship startup and tech event of the world’s first digital society. This year’s event is set to attract 2,500 visitors, 200+ investors and 700+ people from 150+ startups. It will features 2,000+ matchmaking meetings, speeches, pitches and presentations from experts representing the likes of TransferWise, WorldRemit, Rakuten, the European Commission, the government of Estonia, and more.
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