We’re already halfway through the year but the rest of the year is packed with excellent fintech events. Take a look at some of the 2021-2022 events that we’ve rounded up with trending topics—from the latest advances and use cases of AI in fintech to the newest adoptions in blockchain and more.
1. Fintech South
June 22-24, 2021 | Online
Event Link: https://www.fintechsouth.com/
Description: Fintech South 2021 is a world-class virtual summit with its nexus in Atlanta, a global financial technology hub that is home to more than 200 fintech companies.
About: This year’s virtual summit will bring together 2,000+ fintech leaders from all over the world, one-third of whom are C-level executives. Their diverse community includes both incumbents and emerging startups from banking, payments, commerce, wealth management, insurance, and more. Using AI-powered matchmaking, attendees can now experience enhanced networking opportunities. Don’t worry, if you missed the conference, all of the content will be available on-demand on their website very soon!
July 20-23, 2021 | Online
Event Link: https://www.money2020.com/moneyfest
Description: Join the conversation with future-focused leaders exploring the changes in Growth, the Tech Stack, Trust & Identity, Products & Margins, Embedded Finance and gain exclusive insights from startups and experienced investors on what it takes to succeed in the future.
About: MoneyFest brings you the sharpest vision of where the future of fintech lies and some of the new ideas shaping it. This event brings together 35 industry leaders delivering business critical intel, 20 sessions including 10 deep-dive panel discussions unpacking what’s next for the fintech ecosystem, and innovative startups and experienced investors who share their insights on what it will take to succeed in the future.
3. FinTech Junction
July 28, 2021 | Online
Event Link: https://www.fintechjunction.com/
Description: FinTech Junction is a global community that brings together business and tech leaders from banks, financial institutions, fintechs, startups & investors. Their annual conference and bi-monthly meetups & virtual conferences present the best fintech solutions that enable businesses to stay relevant.
About: FinTech Junction 2021 events focus on the turning point in financial services: the new opportunities that arise due to the global COVID crisis and changing consumer behavior. They bring together over 500 industry leaders focused on growth and resources in the post-COVID world.
4. SaaStr Annual 2021
September 27-29, 2021 | SF Bay Area
Event Link: https://www.saastrannual2021.com/
Description: Join 10,000+ Cloud and SaaS Founders, VC and Execs. In-person, once again! In the SF Bay Area. The 7th SaaStr Annual: 3 full days, 100’s of workshops, and 1000s of Mentoring sessions— all to help you scale faster.
About: This in-person, open air, festival style event is like Coachella for Saas! Attendees will enjoy three days of 5+ stages spread across 40 acres, 150+ speakers and 2,500+ mentorship and 1-on-1 sessions. Get ready for specific, SaaStr-style actionable advice and learnings to help grow your business from $0 to $100M ARR. No commercials, no paid content, no boring panels. Every session is hand-screened and vetted to help you learn. Other fun activities include matcha & mixers, dog adoptions, picnic with a friend, bands & parties, art cars, and more!
5. Future of Fintech
October 5-6, 2021 | New York City | Online
Event Link: https://events.cbinsights.com/future-of-fintech
Description: Financial services continue to evolve with record fintech funding; and new disruptive business models and more traditional companies are embracing digitization. Future of Fintech 2021 is back in NY as the must-attend forum for understanding this evolution of financial services and as a live marketplace for connecting industry buyers and sellers.
About: Enjoy the most senior speaker lineup in the industry, as well as the latest on new technologies, threats and markets across banking, lending, payments, wealth management, and capital markets. This hybrid event also offers expanded networking opportunities and the option to attend in-person or online.
6. Empire Fintech Conference
October 19, 2021 | New York City | Online
Event Link: https://empirestartups.com/events/fintech-conference/
Description: Join over 600 attendees for the highlight of New York Fintech Week, the Empire Fintech Conference. A packed day of demos, keynotes, live podcasts, and networking, showcasing the latest in fintech.
About: Hear from those forging new trails in payments, blockchain, lending, wealth, insurtech, real estate, and more. In addition to attracting hundreds of entrepreneurs, this FinTech conference also plays host to the investors and service providers that help accelerate startups. Part crystal ball and part rearview-mirror - you don’t want to miss this.
7. AFWA’s Women Who Count
October 18-22, 2021 | Online
Event Link: https://www.afwa.org/women-who-count/
Description: AFWA’S (Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance) annual Women Who Count National Conference brings professionals from all accounting and finance industry sectors together for four days of networking and education. The 2020 Conference featured 39 speakers covering topics on accounting, tax, finance, leadership, communications, and more
About: This event includes industry professionals from across the country who gather to become more knowledgeable on industry trends and seek to gain a competitive edge with leadership development. Attendees will enjoy NASBA sponsored CPE in technical and professional development, personal and professional development courses, leadership training, and more. Be sure to register so you can enjoy the session from our own Founder & CEO, Rose Punkunus!
8. AFP 2021
November 7-11, 2021 |Washington, D.C. | Online
Event Link: https://conference.afponline.org/
Description: The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) is the professional society committed to advancing the success of treasury and finance members and their organizations. Their AFP 2021 conference is one of the most important events for treasury and finance worldwide providing the very best in original, essential and unbiased content.
About: This hybrid conference offers the flexibility to attend in-person or online, with six tracks with over 75 educational sessions and with keynote speakers including Tony Hawk and Amy Edmonson. With extensive networking opportunities, attendees can connect with solution providers and other industry professionals, as well as enjoy extensive educational sessions and specific executive-focused content.
9. Data Science Salon | Finance & Technology
December 1, 2021 | Online
Description: Data Science Salon | Finance and Technology is the only industry conference that brings together specialists in the finance and technology data science fields to educate each other, illuminate best practices, and innovate new solutions in a casual atmosphere.
About: DSS is a unique vertical focused conference which grew into a diverse community of senior data science, machine learning and other technical specialists. This conference focuses on ML and AI in the fintech space across multiple industries and includes industry leading speakers from companies such as NASA, Capital One, Zapier, Visa, and many more.
10. Finovate Spring
May 18-20, 2022 | San Francisco, CA | Online
Event Link: https://informaconnect.com/finovatespring/
Description: FinovateSpring 2022 will be your chance to reconnect face-to-face with the FinovateSpring community and plot a course for the future. With live demos of innovative fintech solutions, expert advice from key influencers, and unparalleled networking opportunities, there’s no better place to place to find your path forward. Can’t make it in person? They’ll be making as much of the conference digitally available as they can so attendees can follow along from anywhere in the world.
About: Finovate is known for spotlighting new fintech innovations from seed-stage startups to established leaders. Hand-selected companies demo -- not just pitch -- their services and solutions for the financial industry. That way, attendees see how the tech works and if it's the right fit for their organizations. In this highly efficient format, demo companies have just 7 minutes to show you what they’ve got. Additionally, Finovate has a large pool of speakers, analysts, innovators, and experts; and only puts the very best on display.
There you go! 10 Virtual & Hybrid Conferences for CFOs that you won't want to miss. Whether you are planning to return to attending events in-person or virtually, there are a great number of highly valuable events that will help elevate your knowledge and expand your community!