Updates in the fintech industry August 22, 2019

This year, FinTech Australia has made an effort to connect more with the regional fintech hubs across Australia. In line with this commitment, we will be hosting Intersekt roadshows in VIC, NSW, WA, SA and QLD, not only to give you a taste of the key themes of Intersekt 2019 but also to showcase the extraordinary fintech talent present in the country.

The dates for these roadshows are:
Thursday, 22 August Melbourne
Wednesday, 28 August Sydney
Tuesday, 3 September Perth
Wednesday, 4 September Adelaide
Monday. 9 September Brisbane

More details and registrations below.

Ticket sales for Intersekt 2019 have officially opened,Register for Intersekt 2019 here.

Over the last few weeks, we held roundtables in Sydney and Melbourne with the Hon. Senator Jane Hume. This provided a direct dialogue between the startup ecosystem and government, allowing our members to shed light on their challenges, the future of the industry and where they would like to see legislative change. We are now producing a document which will aid Senator Hume in creating a policy roadmap.

We will be holding another roundtable with ASIC on the e-payments code that was submitted earlier this year.

We have completed the Submission to Treasury on Currency

We are looking forward to working with UK DIT on the Australian Fintech Mission to the UK for Lendit Fintech Europe 2019, this September. This is an important step in helping our Australian Fintechs launch in the UK market under the fintech bridge and this year we expect to see 10 Australian fintechs take part in the program.This is the first of many missions and we are looking towards running a mission to Innovate Finance summit in April next year.

Lastly, I would like to welcome our new members, 86 400 and Bizcap.

Rebecca Schot-Guppy

General Manager
FinTech Australia

intersekt 2019 Roadshow

Intersekt 2019 will be better than ever with a 3 day program of leading international and national speakers, free workshops, optional satellite events and extensive networking opportunities with two social functions.

To give you a taste for what’s to come, we are hosting the following roadshow events!
– Thursday, 22 AugNilan Peiris, TransferWise at theMelbourne Roadshow
– Wednesday, 28 AugDom Pym, Up and Christian Westerlind, Monoova at the Sydney Roadshow
– Tuesday, 3 SepDom Pym, Up and Ben Williamson, Fresh Equities at the Perth Roadshow
– Wednesday, 4 SepCharn Tangson, Prospaat theAdelaide Roadshow
– Monday,9 SepAleksandar Svetski, Amber, Jason Atkins, Cake Equity, Simone Joyce,Paypa Plane in conversation with Suncorp Digital Labs at theBrisbane Roadshow

We currently have booths available for you to exhibit as well as different sponsorship packages. Please reach out to Rehan if you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring this year!

LendIt Fintech Europe 19

LendIt Fintech Europe is the continents Leading Event in Financial Services Innovation. This years event will attract 1,200+ fintechs, banks and investors from Europes most influential companies to learn, network and do business.

The 1:1 networking arena hosts over 2,000 meetings. And, 50 hot topic panel sessions are organized into 4 main tracks: Digital Banking, Lending Innovations, Cutting Edge in Fintech, and SpendIt at LendIt, our new paytech-focused track.

26th-27th September 2019

Use codeFINAUS15% for 15% off

Apply for Tech23

Could your company be one of the Tech23 in 2019?

As a truly national forum spanning 11 years, Tech23 brings together the Australian innovation ecosystem to celebrate young companies creating great things with deep tech.

Each year Tech23 selects a cohort of 23 young Australian high-growth companies and introduces them to experienced entrepreneurs, founders, investors and potential customers who are interested in their vertical or technology.

23rd October 2019

Applications close on 23 August so get in quick!

CEBIT Sydney 2019 – Opportunity to exhibit with FA

CEBIT is a technology conference and exhibition that explores the impact that digitisation is having on business. We attract a comprehensive range of innovative organisations who showcase the latest in business technology to the varied audience of professionals who attend.

Exhibitors are given the opportunity to meet with 14,000 business professionals who are attending to understand thelatest developments in technology. Visitors will be given personalised suggestions for the event based on their interests and exhibitors will be in easy to find zones that will encourage face to face meetings.

29th and 31st October 2019
International Convention Centre

View the sponsorship and sales prospectus.
Reach out to Rehanif you wish to exhibit at this years CEBITfor exclusive member discounts

Setting up in the UK – DIT seminar

Do you want to take your company to the UK?

Join the UK’s Department for International Trade’s event covering the top tips you’ll need to get your business ready to hit the ground running.

We will be joined by Paul Beare, of London-based Accountants Paul Beare.

Paul will speak on his experiences helping Australian companies enter the UK market and provide insights on key topics such as:
– Legal entities
– Opening a business bank account
– Setting up a payroll or pension scheme

August 21st2019
7:15am – 9:00pm
Level 16, 1 Macquarie Place
Sydney, 2000

Startupbootcamp Demo Day

After 87 incredible days with 10 startups from 8 countries – it’s time to finally showcase the work Startupbootcamp hasdone.

After a kickoff from Fintech Minister Senator Jane Hume, they will jump into a jam-packed event with announcements from our corporate partners including NAB, Bupa, Deloitte, Capgemini, AustralianSuper and DiUS on their work with the teams over the past three months as well.

Finally, after the show, there will be time to interact and network with the teams and learn more about their products and opportunities.

August 29th2019
2:00pm for a 2:30pm start
Forum Melbourne

BDO’s Fintech Fridays – R&D Tax Incentives

Nicholas Parry, BDO Tax Partners, will host this workshop on accessing government assistance. Assistance schemes, such as the R&D tax incentive, innovation grants and exports grants, can be invaluable for Fintechs in providing much-needed funding in early growth stages and in providing a competitive advantage for mature businesses. However, careful consideration and planning is needed to successfully navigate the government compliance regime.

Nicholas will lead a discussion on the current interpretation and expectations of the regulators for the tax incentive and grant programs, and will explain how to maximise entitlement and minimise risk.

August 30th 2019
8:30am – 10:30am
BDO Sydney
Level 11, 1 Margaret Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

RBI 2019 APAC – DigitalBankingConference

Join us for our hugely successful Banking Innovation Conference (APAC), Hong Kong, 10th-11th of September which will bring together 150+ high-profile speakers and individuals from the leading banks, FinTechs, regulators & tech providers within the region.

The focus will be on how to drive digital transformation through customer-centric open banking and payment innovation strategies. With industry leaders from ANZ Bank, Up, Volt Bank, Archa, Huawei, Morgan Stanley, DBS, HSBC and OCBC leading intense discussions and workshops.

September 10th-11th 2019
Hong Kong

Register today at our website using code EB to save $100 on passes or contact us directly regarding partnership opportunities.

Startup&Angels Melbourne

We are excited to invite you to the 6th edition of Startup&Angels in Melbourne, supported by Blue Rock and OVH!
Organised by Australiance, thisevent between startups and angelswillconsist of presentations by 4 startup founders, 1 advisor and 1 investor followed by networking. It is the perfect opportunity to chat with fellow investors and potential customers while enjoying some wine, beer and food

Use the promo code FINTECHFRIENDS for 20% off your ticket!

September 19th 2019
6:00am – 9:00pm
16/414 La Trobe St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Future Banking 2019 Summit

The Future Banking Summit 2019will deliver a high level speaker line-up including representation from traditional banks moving into the digital arena, digital and neo banks coming to market and international case studies. Future Banking 2019 is here to cut through the hype and offer practical, insightful and visionary tools to ensure banks and financial institutions are on course to maintain and win market share amidst new competitors and evolving regulations.

The key themes for this years event which will be covered over the 2 days include:
The rise of neo banks in the Australian banking industry
Rethinking regulation and compliance
The current state of play for data and privacy issues
Customer Experience (CX)
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Innovation & leveraging APIs to create a better world of open banking

October9th-11th 2019

New England Venture Summit

Our recent New York Venture Summit sold out and wanted to extend an invitation for FinTech Australia join us as an industry partner for The 2019New England Venture Summitbeing held on December 4th 2019 at the Hilton in Boston, Dedham.

This exclusive venture summit will bring together over 800 VCs, Corporate VCs, Angel Investors, Investment Bankers, industry executives and founders of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies; will featuremore than 100 VCsas speakers and judges; presentations bymore than100 Top Innovatorsand high-level networking opportunities.

December 4th 2019
Boston, Dedham

Use discount code “FAVIP” and receive 10% off

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