The premise of fintech companies coming to upend the Financial industry has been prevalent for quite a while now, but it has not played out to the extent that it’s been touted to be.
Fintech companies are looking to increase their traction, because for a finance company, their power and might lies in their scale. Simply put, the bigger they are, the more valuable they become.

And a way for them to increase their reach is to be present at events. To increase their visibility, events are a platform for these fintech companies to demonstrate the value that they deliver to their customers. And they’re present at events for this exact reason, hoping to either get noticed, or even to get acquired by a larger company, so that they can put their innovative solutions to work on problems at a larger scale.

So this is a great platform for finance companies, because they have what they are looking for on a platter. 50% of Finance companies are looking to make acquisitions in the next 3-5 years, and events are great places to scout for potential acquisition targets.

So keeping that in mind, here are a list of Fintech events for the year, that you can leverage to further your business interests.

Money 20/20 Europe, Copenhagen
June 26-28, 2017
A premier European event for innovation in the Finance space. Touted to be Europe’s largest Fintech event.

Future of Fintech, New York
June 26-28, 2017
This is a meetup of the world’s biggest financial companies, VCs and startups to discuss the path that Fintech will take.

Lang Di Fintech Conference, Shanghai
July 15-16, 2017
Lendit China 2017
Demographically, China is the largest fintech market. And the Lang Di Fintech Conference promises to be the region’s premier event, with a lot of learnings, networking and closing deals.

Fintech Week, Silicon Valley
August 1st – 6th, 2017
Silicon Valley has been a hotbed for sastartups trying to change the face of the Finance industry. You’ll have your pick of the lot here.

Fintech Week, New York 2017
August 21- 25th, 2017

Fintech week goes from Cali to the east coast, to the world’s finance hub. This event brings together the best of New York’s finance ecosystem.

Finovate Fall, New York
September 11-13, 2017
This is an unique event because it showcases quick demos for banking, financial and payments technology. You can also gain expertise from experts on financial services talking about current topics.

Fintech APAC Connect 2017, Singapore
September 20-21, 2017

Asia is becoming a financial hub in it’s own right, and Fintech APAC Connect is a glimpse at the East’s Fintech scene. The topic for the year is ‘Navigating the Fintech Revolution’.

Blockchain Expo North America, San Francisco
November 29-30, 2017
Blockchain is full of promises, and has a lot of potential to disrupt. Keep yourself updated with the evolving state of blockchain tech, and its applications.

The future of finance will definitely be shaped by Fintech startups, being aided by larger financial corporations. Large companies can leverage these events to collaborate with fintech startups. Don’t miss our white paper on how financial corporations are using events to come out on top in this digital age.

Posted by Vasanth Kumar

Vasanth Kumar is a Content Marketing Associate at Jifflenow. He’s been telling stories for brands for the past 4 years and is always on the lookout for the next article, video or infographic that piques his interest.