Industry updates: Flagship event opportunities, new MOU with Israel and Geneva and more!
With bushfires still devastating the country, I would like to recognise some of the measures that our members have taken to support those in need.
Intuit has pledged $1,000,000 USD to help with relief efforts and implemented donation matching through the We Care and Give Back program. NAB Bank has also given all employees an additional day of annual leave to be spent in a bushfire affected town.
Once again, I encourage everyone in FinTech to do as much as they can to support those in need. Whether that is helping at a food/supplies drive, volunteering at a relief shelter, donating or visiting an affected town.
I am currently in Paris at the Paris FinTech Forum with the delegation supported by Austrade, Victorian Government and New South Wales Government. It has been a wonderful experience so far learning about the developments in Europe and UK and meeting numerous founders. Congratulations to everyone involved in putting together the mission.
April marks the two year anniversary of the Aus-UK Fintech Bridge as such FinTech Australia will be leading a mission supported by UK DIT to IFGS on April 20-21. Please stay tuned for the EDM announcing the mission in the coming week.
Flagship Events Opportunities
We have locked down venues for both Finnies 2020 and Intersekt 2020 and planning is underway. We already have a good amount of sponsorship interest – if you are looking for opportunities to work with us on these events, please see the prospectuses below.
Payments and Opening Data Updates
There have been a number of key developments in both the Payments and Open Data working groups, please see below for more information.
MOU signed with Israel and Geneva
We are happy to announce that memorandums of understanding have been signed with City TLV and Geneva Fintech. These partnerships will support integration and various initiatives between our ecosystems as well as aid in market access. In line with this, we encourage you to attend Tel Aviv FinTech Week in Israel, if you are interested in engaging with the region. More info in the events section of the newsletter.
February 5th-7th 2020
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
Tel Aviv FinTech Week
Fintech Week gives you direct access to the Israeli ecosystem, and to Israeli innovation as well as the key global players and exposure to the very latest ideas, innovations and developments in fintech, helping you to position your business.
It’s an opportunity to meet the success stories of tomorrow and learn about the trends and disruptions that will shape the future of the industry.
February 9th-12th 2020
Hear from Canada’s first Chief AI Officer, Ellis Odynn, about Canada’s advantage to launch your operations in North America.
India FinTech Festival
FF will be the yearly marquee event for FinTech in India. In 2020 it will target to host 5000+ FinTech delegates from 25+ countries comprising of 500+ FinTech start-ups, regulators, key financial institutes, tech companies, governments, industry bodies, corporates and students.
Check out the India FinTech Festival Expo Deck here.
March 4th-5th 2020
Money is changing; technology-fuelled disruption is everywhere.The pace is accelerating as a bold new future unfolds.
March 24th-26th 2020
Marina Bay Sands
QODE Brisbane 2020
QODE presents a highly curated two-day program with global experts and thought leaders that discuss major trends and issues, driven or affected heavily by technology.
March 24th – 25th 2020