Fintech Week London Hails First Hybrid Event Success
Fintech Week London, which ran for the week from 12th July across a number of venues in the capital, invited attendees to join both in-person or online, for the first major hybrid event of its kind since the pandemic.
Despite Covid restrictions, the successful event attracted more than 450 attendees in-person, across four locations. In addition, there were more than 1000 attendees online across the globe, with a total of 32 hours of livestreamed content.
An incredible 180 respected speakers and industry leaders from high-street banks, digital challengers, technology giants, and leading fintech businesses, took part.
From the expertly curated panels and breakaway fireside chats, every speaker, sponsor, partner and attendee enthused at being able to engage once again in-person and the buzz and excitement around the accelerated growth in the sector was in abundance.
Dr. Leda Glyptis, Chief Client Officer at 10x Banking, said about Fintech Week London: “It was such a vibrant event despite the challenges, it really represented the best of our community and what we have missed the most.”
A myriad of hot topics debated and discussed included Sustainable Banking and Green Finance, CryptoCurrency, Cybersecurity, AI, Blockchain, Big Tech & Big Banks, Digital Identity and Sustainability and Social Inclusion.
Keeping in strict accordance with the UK government’s covid guidelines, ensuring mask-wearing as people moved around as well as hand sanitizing stations, Fintech Week London proved a success in more than one way.
Speaking about the event, Raf De Kimpe, CEO of Fintech Week London, said: “The event was a huge success! Everyone who attended was happy to be there in person and listen and learn from the experts in fintech, as well as being able to make new business connections – there really was an air of excitement during the conference.
“There’s certainly more to think about when it comes to organizing an event of this size during a pandemic, both in-person and online, especially with the technical production set up, but it does means that those who attended and joined the networking online are able to view and listen to all the speakers after the event finished.”
The online networking app Brella enabled more than 5500 chats as well as upwards of 3000 meeting requests.
Raf added: “Fintech is an exciting sector and has accelerated during the pandemic, given the nature of the growing need for online businesses, however being able to network in person to help grow a fintech business, is just as important as it is in any other field.
“We look forward to bringing an even bigger event to the capital again next year, with a greater physical audience and even more collaboration among the sector, when Fintech Week London will take place from 13th July 2022.”
Fintech Week London will take place again next year across a number of select venues from Monday 11th July to Friday 15th July 2022.
For more information visit https://fintechweek.london.
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