Think local, act global: financial innovation in Germany
For the final stop of our 2023 tour, we are in the German innovation hub – Berlin - on Friday 21st April
We are bringing together an innovative community of financial institutions positioned for change, ambitious start-ups, and technology innovators to delve into the impact on the German financial services industry (and beyond)
Each stop is carefully crafted to highlight the key digital innovation drivers in fintech / financial services for each country.
Join us at the essential meeting place for leaders powering the future of ecosystem.
A hub of European blockchain with more than 180 companies, including start-ups, major corporations, tech accelerators, innovation hubs, research institutions, and investors actively involved in innovating with blockchain technology. What are some of the exciting use cases emerging?
Where are we on the roadmap to the digital euro? And looking ahead, what will the next wave of innovation it catalyses look like? Will German fintechs lead the way in creating Europe-wide payment solutions? And more importantly, will end-users trust a digital euro?
German convenience-seekers are interested in using super apps to manage their financial services (and beyond). Will consumers and businesses opt for one app to save, shop and spend in the connected economy? How should banks prepare for this changing landscape.
With great power, comes great responsibility. We will explore how consumers are protected, access to financial services is impacted, and regulatory frameworks adapted to keep pace with a changing world.
By bringing together traditional banks and modern tech-driven platforms, financial institutions and brands can benefit from embedded finance to increase customer loyalty, increase the number of customer touch points and generate additional revenue streams. Just some of the opportunities...
Contactless payments are rising globally but Germany remains a predominantly cash-based society. Despite the shift in consumer behaviour, the adoption of contactless payments is comparatively low. Tradition vs innovation: what will drive digital payments in Germany?
Enjoy an exquisite German BBQ whilst mingling with attendees after the content sessions come to an end!
Lisa Moyle, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Fintech Talents
Following well-publicised pandemic-driven growth in 2020, digital payments look set to accelerate again this year, thanks to the relentless pace of innovation across the financial ecosystem. Find out what comes next in the world of eWallets, real-time funds transfers and personalisation. This session will look at:
Jeff Parker, Managing Director International, Marqeta
Stephan Haslebacher, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Moss
Germany’s strategy to boost the use of blockchain has led to a growing niche boosted by start-ups. German parliament passed a law to allow investments in cryptocurrencies in the future. The dangers of virtual currency are also being addressed, with plans to tackle the criminal use of cryptocurrencies. So, is Germany leading, lagging behind, or carving its own way?
The European Central Bank announced its plans to work with Amazon and four other companies to test prototypes of a digital euro in everyday life. The force behind this move is the German Government. With banks setting out their vision for digital euro design – what could be some of the benefits?
Digital only, mobile first and end-to-end innovation – modern society is setting the pace. The latest trend in digital disruption pushes towards an all-in-one solution: one universal app. How can banks stay competitive in this ever-evolving environment by taking advantage of this opportunity.
Bianca Zwart, Chief of Staff to the CEO, bunq
Achieving total CX. IoT, AI, Embedded Payments – the global connected customer wants simplicity, security and ease. Bringing together key innovative technologies is the key to winning the loyalty of consumers and businesses. Big data and AI provide hyper-personalised services, allowing businesses to shift to a customer-centric mode and:
Embedded finance holds great promise – stronger customer loyalty, new revenue streams and precious data on the payment behaviour of the company’s user base. There is a growing number of strategic partnerships among market players to launch innovative products. So, what is available? And which brands are doing it better than the banks?
Joachim V. Brockmann, Managing Director, Future Payment Solutions & Development, MediaMarktSaturn
Matteo Gamba, head of Product, Global Payments and Fraud, Wayfair
Buy now, pay later (BNPL) solutions have brought one of the biggest disruptions to online shopping industry in recent years. Although it’s been most popular with Gen Z and Millennial consumers to date, uptake among older consumers is increasing. But while it might seem like a convenient and seemingly money-saving shopping method, its use raises a number of debt and data privacy issues. Is BNPL enhancing or hindering financial inclusion?
Nina Pütz, Chief Executive Officer, Ratepay
Germany’s Fintech market is thriving thanks to an innovation-friendly environment and mature infrastructure. Its growing fintech start-up scene, centred in Berlin, attracts international top talent, not only because of the high level of English language adoption – the common language of cross-border payments – but also because of its start-up-friendly laws, and stability within the Eurozone, combined with:
Louise Ferslev, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MyMonii
People in Germany are the most financially secure of any country in Europe. But with consumers facing the challenge of global inflation they are turning to financial apps and services that automatically streamline their spending. Customers knowing that they can pay the bills today, are on track for a healthy financial future. People who experience financial wellbeing are less stressed about money.
Perjan Duro, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MoneyCoach.ai
Susanne Krehl, Founder and Managing Director, Fabit
Lisa Moyle, Co-Founder and Director of Strategy, Fintech Talents
Banks, insurers, lenders, e-commerce, retail, marketplaces, non-financial institutions embedding financial products, freelancing and social platforms, gaming, healthcare, entertainment, travel, telecommunications and mobility businesses can apply for a free pass.
Spaces are limited so be quick!
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sponsorship, exhibition, speaking, or media partnership opportunities