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The Top Ten Fintech Events of 2019

by Alan Daniel

With the prominent fintech event Crypto Finance Conference ending recently (January 18), the importance of the collaboration between finance and technology in the current climate has gotten newfound traction.

That is not a surprise to see, the whole basis of these events is to spark discussion and drive thinking forward in the development of fintech solutions.

Interested to know what is on the horizon in similar events over the course of the next 12 months? Here are the top ten fintech events of 2019 to add to your calendar today.

1. NEO Devcon 2019 – Seattle

Dates: February 16-17, 2019
Location: Seattle, Washington, U.S.

NEO, a popular blockchain development platform, is the driving force behind this conference. The event is slated to have speakers such as NEO founders at the event, as well as multiple directors and execs from Microsoft, Bridge Protocol and Swisscom Blockchain. It will focus on the development of blockchain, decentralization, and Layer 2 solutions.

2. SXSW Conference 2019

Dates: March 8-16, 2019
Location: Austin, Texas, U.S.

South by South West, or SXSW as it is more commonly known, is one of the most prominent conferences in the United States. It has multiple programs and tracks within the week, with a block from March 14-16 being dedicated to blockchain and cryptocurrency. Notable speakers for that track will include individuals from IBM, MIT Digital Currency Initiative, Ripple and Blockchain Capital.

3. Asia Crypto Week 2019

Dates: March 11-17, 2019
Location: Hong Kong

This conference is going to be a week-long lineup of events. Out of them, the Token2049 event is dedicated to blockchain and cryptocurrency. Employees from organizations such as Circle, Litecoin, Abra, Lisk, Tron, Ledger, and ConsenSys are going to attend as speakers.

4. Deconomy: Seoul 2019

Dates: April 5-6, 2019
Location: Seoul, South Korea

Deconomy is one of the most popular conferences of the fintech world. It includes some of the most influential entities from the world of finance and blockchain. This year’s event is going to follow the same line of thought. With a lineup of speakers such as famous cryptocurrency scholar Andreas M. Antonopoulos; Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin; and Zcash CEO Zooko Wilcox-O’Hearn, the event is one of the must-attend fintech conferences of 2019.

5. LendIt Fintech U.S.

Dates: April 8-9, 2019
Location: Moscone West, San Francisco, U.S.

This conference is going to include multiple entities from the world of fintech. Individuals belonging to organizations such as Bank of America, TD Ameritrade, HSBC Bank USA, American Express, and Cabbage are going to be present as speakers. It is going to discuss the role of technology in the financial world. The LendIt Conferences are spread across 3 locations, with the U.S. event being the most prominent in its offerings.

6. Blockchain Expo Europe 2019

Dates: June 19-20, 2019
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

This event is a part of a trio of conferences. The one being held in Europe will discuss the various developments in the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Speakers will represent organizations such as Hyperledger, Maersk, Daimler Financial Services, and ING Bank.

7. AI in Finance Summit

Dates: September 5-6, 2019
Location: New York City, New York, U.S.

This conference is going to be focused on the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in finance. Attendees are going to represent organizations such as ING Wholesale Bank, Visa, Morgan Stanley, Capital One, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, and FINRA.

8. Data Management Summit 2019

Dates: September 19, 2019
Location: New York City, New York, U.S.

This conference is focused on data sciences and management in the fintech industry. While its list of speakers for 2019 hasn’t been announced yet, last year it had a roster of speakers from organizations such as Thomson Reuters, AIG, Deutsche Bank, Bloomberg, and HSBC.

9. Paris Blockchain Week Summit

Dates: April 16-17, 2019
Location: Paris, France

The Paris Blockchain Week Summit is a highly sought after event. Its 2019 lineup of speakers to discuss the many integrations of fintech includes but is not limited to individuals from Dash, IOTA, Binance, and Blockfolio. The French Minister for the Economy and Finance is also going to attend the event.

10. Stockholm Blockchain Summit

Dates: April 16-17, 2019
Location: Paris, France

This conference is going to see a slew of individuals from multiple sectors of blockchain and technology to collectively make up for a comprehensive lineup for fintech speakers. The roster of speakers includes people from PwC Legal Switzerland, Chain Accelerator, Coinshares, Swedish Blockchain Association and BTCX.

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