November 11, 2020

The Best Fintech Events in 2021 You Won’t Want to Miss

Fintech events are thriving and they are a wonderful way to stay up to date with the trends in Fintech, reinforce your knowledge, and to network with the industry. So you can make the most of the year ahead, we have put together the best Fintech events in 2021 you won’t want to miss. 

The list includes Fintech events, conferences and Fintech Weeks, and accounts for both online and physical events. Note that, due to the pandemic, a lot of events are having to reschedule, so it will be good for you to keep an eye on those events that caught your attention in case there are any changes.

Open your calendar and see how many of these wonderful Fintech events you can attend this 2021! We have selected the top ones for every month of the year. However, you don’t have to wait until next year to start attending Fintech events. We have a free masterclass for you you will not want to miss either.  Scroll down and discover!

Best Fintech Events in 2021

January

Fintech Asia Conference 2021

Bangkok, Thailand: 28 January 2021

The Digital Finance 2021 draws on emerging trends in financial ecosystems in the developed and developing world and investigates the intersection of centralized legacy and new decentralized financial ecosystems. This conference will bring together some of the most influential leaders of the global financial and business community to discuss developments and trends in the dynamic market of Finance. And help the Finance professionals to draw a roadmap against the pandemic caused by COVID’19.

In figures: 50+ speakers, +300 companies, 500+ attendees, 12+ networking hours

Who should attend: CXOs, Head of departments, Innovator Officers, Engineers, Marketers

Pricing: Starting at $990

February

Artificial Intelligence in Financial Services 2021

Virtual event: 3-4 February

Over the course of 2 days, 150+ senior executives from leading financial institutions will gather to discuss current AI success, how you can leverage new tools, and when and where to use them for best effect.

The event will tackle 2 key issues:

1. How AI impacts the business model of financial services – and where best to deploy it – now, and in the next decade.

2. How to get adoption, deployment and implementation right – with a focus on internal and human processes as much – if not more on – human-centred activities.

Delegates will leave the event with insight on how the industry uptake of AI is evolving, especially as advances in processing power start to change what’s possible, and guidance on where the industry is headed to over the next decade.

In figures: 150+ attendees, 15+ exhibitors, 25+talks

Pricing: N/A

March

IFINTEC: Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition

Istanbul, Turkey: 9-10 March 

IFINTEC is a global conference which is one of the biggest and most important conferences in the EMEA region. The conference speeches will be either Turkish or English and simultaneous translation to Turkish or English will be available. There will be an exhibition area where the sponsors will demonstrate their solutions to the visitors

In figures: 850+ attendees, 30+ speakers, 30+ speaking sessions.

Topics: Retail Banking, Digital Banking, Core Banking, Payment Systems, Banking Technologies, Banking IT Solutions, Digital Transformation and Finance Technologies. 

Pricing: Starting at €650 +VAT

Insurtech Insights Europe

London, UK: 16-17 March

Insurtech Insights Europe is the biggest Insurtech conference in the continent. It will be an in-person event. Join to get insights about the trends in insurtech, get inspired by the different keynotes and expand your network. Insurtech Insights is fully committed to an in-person event. 

In figures: Over 4000+ leaders, 200+ speakers and 1200+ insurtechs.

Topic: Insurtech

Pricing: Starting at GBP 399 + VAT

MarketsandMarkets Fintech and Blockchain UAE Summit

UAE (online event): 22-23 March

The virtual summit features two days of insights into the Financial Technology and Blockchain scenario in the Middle East, newest tools, and technologies to watch out for and trends shaping in Banking, Payments, Wealth Management, and Insurance. The summit will showcase innovation in Fintech and Blockchain across the Middle East. 

Who should attend: people associated with Banks, Hedge Funds, Financial Institutions, Consulting Firms, Venture Capital, Investors, Solution Providers of AI & Blockchain, Cryptocurrency Companies etc. 

Topics: Banking, Payments, Wealth Management, and Insurance

Pricing: N/A

April

Empire Fintech Conference

New York, USA: 14 April

This conference is part of the New York Fintech week. It will be a packed day of demons, keynotes, live podcasts and networking, showcasing the latest in Fintech. In addition to attracting hundreds of entrepreneurs, this FinTech conference also plays host to the investors and service providers that help accelerate startups

In figures: Over 600 attendees

Topics: payments, blockchain, lending, wealth, insurtech, real estate, and more

Pricing: starts at $225

June

MoneyNext Summit

London, UK: June 2 day event (exact date to be released)

MoneyNext Summit is the leading event to address the financial landscape in 2020 and beyond – offering unparalleled access to decision-makers, visionaries, influencers and disruptors from the world of finance. 200 inspirational speakers and 25 of the most innovative next-gen vendors discuss, demo and showcase the latest industry innovations. Connect with a curated audience of 1,000 senior finance and technology decision-makers. Learn from 200 visionary speakers across 4 stages.

Topics: Banking Transformation, Payments, Blockchain and Insurance.

Pricing: free

September

AI in Finance Summit

NY, USA: 9-10 September

Discover advances in AI & machine learning tools and techniques from the world’s leading innovators across industry, research and the financial sector. There will be round table discussions, Q&As with speakers or schedule 1:1 meetings. This is a hybrid event, combining online sessions with physical presence.

In figures: 90 speakers, 600 attendees

Topics: Investment, FinTech, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, NLP, Financial Forecasting, Wealth Management, Portfolio Optimization, Lending & Credit, Retail & Wholesale Banking, Chatbots & Robo Advisors, Cybersecurity, Payments Innovation

Who should attend: Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Financial Regulators, CTOs, CFOs, CEOs, Founders, Directors of Innovation, Digital Finance Analysis Managers, Venture Capitalists

Pricing: starting at $795

October

SIBOS 2021

Singapore: 11 to 14 October 2021

Sibos is the world’s premier financial services event organised by SWIFT. The annual conference and exhibition connects more than 8,000 executives, decision-makers and thought leaders from across the industry. Renowned speakers share leading insights featuring the world’s leading experts in banking, payments, securities services, technology, FX and more. 

Details on the 2021 edition are yet to be released.

We will update this post as more conferences and Fintech events are announced for 2021. 


Do not feel disheartened about having to wait until 2021 to start attending great Fintech events.

As we promised you, we have a free masterclass for you to take advantage of today

This masterclass on Platforms in Financial Services is imparted by Huy Nguyen Trieu, CFTE co-founder and former City MD, and Stephan Murer, Former UBS CTO. You can enrol on it at any time and take it at any time, having not to wait at all to get all the knowledge in!

If you like this masterclass, you can enrol on many more of our Fintech Essentials Masterclass Series as part of the Singapore Fintech Festival, taking place this December 2020, from the 7th to the 11th. Click here to attend the Singapore Fintech Festival.


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