• Open Banking Summit
    London, UK
    May 9, 2017 - May 10, 2017

    Open banking is the cornerstone of a new digital banking framework, which will increase customer choice, catalyse innovation, and open up the sector to new players. As this sea change promotes collaboration between incumbents and fintechs, it is creating great opportunities and challenges for both.

    ECN’s Open Banking Summit will explore the strategic ramifications of the move to open banking, and what this means for our digital economies. The high-level, interactive and off-the-record discussions will reveal new insights into standards and legislation as they are being set, and identify practical, commercial strategies that firms can employ in the new environment.

  • IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference And Exhibition
    Istanbul, Turkey
    May 9, 2017 - May 10, 2017

    IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition will be held on 09-10 May 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. IFINTEC is a dedicated conference focusing on Banking Technology, Banking Solutions and Finance Technologies. IFINTEC is one of the biggest events in EMEA region on banking solutions and finance technology. Banking Technology, Retail Banking, Digital Banking, Mobile Banking, Core Banking, Universal Banking, Branchless Banking, Next Generation Banking, Retail Banking, Payments Systems, Branch Automation, Lending Solutions, Credit and Operational Risk Management, Debt Management, Fraud Prevention, Audit, Compliance, Banking IT, Secure Banking and Finance Technology are key topics of the conference.

    With 850+ attendees, attendance from 15+ countries, 40 speakers, 35+ speaking sessions, IFINTEC 2016 was organized very successfully.

  • European Banking Forum: Digital Transformation in Retail Banking
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    May 10, 2017 - May 11, 2017

    The European Banking Forum team are thrilled to share with you our new look event for 2017. Digital Transformation in Retail Banking will offer a senior-level audience a two-day event in which to hear from the leaders in the industry on digitalisation and disruption, customer centricity, customer analytics and big data, the “platformification” of banking and the oncoming PSD2 regulation.

    EBF presents a unique event format which allows learning, networking and formal business to be done on site. Not only do we boast a deeply researched event programme, with a mixture of presentation and interactive roundtable based learning and idea-sharing, the event also offers extensive formal and informal networking opportunities for everyone involved

    Whether you are represent a retail bank, and want to investigate, understand or invest in services, solutions or technology to help reach your desired goals, or you are a supplier who wants to initiate, push forward, or close business on site, these meetings allow both sides to meet, understand each others’ needs or offerings and talk about business.

    Las Vegas, US
    May 10, 2017 - May 12, 2017

    TRANSACT is where people come to do business – because they know that TRANSACT is where the industry gathers. Everyone from ISOs /VARs to ISVs, large financial institutions, tech start-ups, entrepreneurs and many others, come to TRANSACT to meet, see what’s new, and learn what it takes to grow.

    Through extensive networking events, education and a robust exhibit hall filled with more than 200 companies, you’ll learn about groundbreaking technology, security trends and policy affecting the industry.

  • Blockchain Technology: Revolutionising Crypto Currencies
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    May 10, 2017 -

    Blockchain and crypto currencies are challenging the global economic order. For any currency to be viable, be it a decentralised crypto currency issued by a computer programme or a traditional “fiat” currency issued by a government, it must win the trust of the community using it.

    Indonesia, Asia’s economic powerhouse, has rapidly started to accept & trust this new form of currency. Like many other places around the world, digital currency start-ups think crypto currency payment network could help the country’s unbanked transact globally and online. The new currency has penetrated deeper into the Indonesian market than ever before.?

    This is a exclusive conference conceptualised to explore the opportunities in blockchain and crypto currencies in Indonesia. It will also explore the possibilites of Indonesia becoming ASEAN's biggest crypto currency market.

    Use the BITCOINCOID promo code to get the IDR 150,000 discount on registration.

  • Global Digital Banking Conference
    London, UK
    May 11, 2017 -

    Following the success of the Global Digital Banking Series that toured Dubai, London, Singapore, Sydney and Toronto in 2016, RFi Group are pleased to announce the second tour, with the European edition taking place on 11 May. This event will gather innovators and thought leaders from around the world to share case studies and engage in panel discussions, focusing on the full range of retail banking.

    The day will bring together 300 banking executives and decision makers to discuss the sector and all that’s top of mind for those in UK retail banking and digital.

    Key themes include:

    • The future of retail banking as seen from a global stand point

    • The ongoing tensions between branch and digital

    • Customer experience – what will next stage technology do to transform this?

    • A stock-take of fintech – where are we now?

    • What does an open banking world look like?

    • When will the next phase of digital payments be realised?

    • Artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT, the possibilities are endless

    This conference will provide an excellent platform to network with industry peers, new contacts and continue to develop existing business relationships.

    Who should attend?
    C-suite, senior directors and heads of, from banking and technology providers in the following areas:

    • Retail banking

    • Digital and technology

    • Customer experience

    • Lending

    • Cards and payment processing

    • Branches, distribution, and product development

    • Sales and marketing

  • Private Wealth Netherlands Forum
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    May 16, 2017 -

    The Private Wealth Netherlands Forum is part of the Market Group's EMEA private wealth events and brings together leading private banks, wealth managers and family offices for a one-day networking and peer education platform. The Forum’s agenda covers asset allocation, trust and estate planning, fintech, family governance, risk management and alternative asset classes.

    How can technology increase profits and enhance your wealth management experience? Gain a competitive edge and learn how to seamlessly integrate sophisticated tech tools that will add value and quality to your business while lowering fees through transparency and more efficient investing.

    Utilising advanced CRM systems and the power of big data through mobile, tablet and other on-the-go devices will personalise your advisor to client wealth management experience while simultaneously reducing your operational costs.

  • RegTech MENA
    Dubai, UAE
    May 16, 2017 - May 17, 2017

    With FinTech taking the region by storm, RegTech (regulatory technology) has emerged as a separate industry sector from FinTech as regulatory compliance is time-consuming and expensive – and it’s just going to get worse!

    RegTechMENA is the first conference in the region dedicated to new digital compliance technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, big data analytics, cloud computing, biometrics and more.

    The conference will provide an understanding of what RegTech means for financial institutions today, explores the latest digital innovations in the regulatory technology and risk management landscape and discusses whether RegTech will become big business for financial institutions looking at managing compliance costs and reducing operational risks.

  • Fixed Income Leaders Summit
    Boston, US
    May 16, 2017 - May 18, 2017

    The Fixed Income Leaders Summit continues to position itself as the leading voice in the fixed income industry and is set to be the largest and most senior gathering of heads of fixed income trading and portfolio management across North America.

    Over 600 of the word’s most dynamic fixed income leaders are set to meet in Boston on 16-18 May, including 250+ buy side heads of fixed income, plus the key sell side, venues, regulators and tech providers all under the one roof. This is your opportunity to benchmark your business with those that are best adapting to the new landscape and leading the way.

    For more information on the Fixed Income Leaders Summit 2017, including the impressive list of speakers and the areas they will be covering, check out the latest event brochure here.

    As a reader of Banking Technology you receive an exclusive 15% discount. Simply quote BANKINGTFI17 when booking online here.

    There are also a limited amount of complimentary buy side passes available which you can obtain here.

  • xCEEd 2017
    Belgrade, Serbia
    May 17, 2017 - May 19, 2017

    Roadmapping the digital (r)evolution. xCEEd is a unique three-day event in Belgrade on 17-19th May. It's an optimum mix of keynote sessions from the UK’s leading banks, insights from regulators, interactive panels and live demonstrations from the UK’s hottest fintech start-ups.

    Covering a range of topics including UX, AI and blockchain, this event offers innovation from the latest and very best of the UK’s fintech sector.

    Meet UK’s fintech pioneers, each at the cutting edge of digital transformation who will provide a blueprint of how to plan and execute your digital transformation projects and set a winning agenda for your fintech ambitions.

    Click here to register for xCEEd 2017

  • Banking Growth Forum 2017
    Chicago, US
    May 17, 2017 - May 19, 2017

    The Banking Growth Forum is a platform for deposits and consumer lending executives to come together and develop new ways to grow and manage their retail products. The attendees will have an invaluable opportunity to benchmark with industry leaders across the financial sector and will take away tangible tools and techniques to generate and secure evergreen revenues in deposits and consumer loans.

    Mention Banking Technology for $200 off your registration fee!

    For any additional questions, please contact: John Hummel, digital marketing coordinator, by email or on +1 312 894 6327.

  • AFME's 10th Annual European Post-Trade Conference
    London, UK
    May 18, 2017 -

    Safe and efficient post-trade – time for action!

    AFME’s 10th Annual European Post-Trade Conference will take place on 18 May 2017 at The Berkeley in London. Providing the keynote addresses will be Ugo Bassi, Director of Financial Markets in the European Commission's DG FISMA and Michael Mainelli, Co-Founder and Director, Z/Yen Group, London’s leading think-tank.

    In a series of keynote presentations and panel debates, leaders on post-trade will share their views on regulatory changes and reporting requirements, the influence of Brexit on post-trade and the rise of digitalisation in post-trade.

    Banking Technology's readers get 10% off the AFME non-member rate – just quote the BankingTech promocode when registering.

  • Wired Money
    London, UK
    May 18, 2017 -

    Join hundreds of influencers and leaders from financial institutes, banks, paytech, insurance and fintech start-ups at the fifth annual WIRED Money event in London this May.

    Banking Tech readers get a 15% discount – use code BTECH15 when booking online.

    The event brings together the fast-moving, dynamic startups disrupting financial services with incumbents that are building the innovative, customer-focused businesses of the future. Key themes include distributed ledger technology, personal financial management, regtech, insurance, payments, the rise of algorithmic trading platforms and the bank of the future.

    Current speakers include:

    • Arvind Krishna, Director of Research, IBM

    • Charlotte Hogg, Chief operating officer, Bank of England

    • John Fawcett, Founder of Quantopian

    • Joern Leogrande, Chief operating officer, Wirecard

    • Tom Blomfield, Chief executive officer, Monzo

    • Jürgen Schmidhuber, Machine-learning innovator

  • Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Prague
    Prague, Czech Republic
    May 19, 2017 -

    Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Prague is an spectacular blockchain technologies conference in the heart of Europe.

    The event is dedicated to the development of cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Guests will meet supporters of a decentralised economy, successful blockchain developers and entrepreneurs and enjoy the exhibition of equipment for the industry.

    Topics include the development of cryptocurrencies, blockchain in govtech, blockchain services in fintech as well as legal issues. Participants will study existing projects – from the idea to the moment of entering the market and monetisation.

  • Investor Protection under MiFID II
    London, UK
    May 22, 2017 - May 23, 2017

    This marcus evans conference will equip investment firms with a step-by-step guide of the investor protection rules, outlining some of the specific challenges investment firms are facing with some of the more challenging aspects and how these challenges can be overcome. The conference will address how to comply with product governance guidelines, independent advice and disclosure of inducements to achieve client transparency by the time of the 3rd January 2018 deadline.

    Attending the conference will enable you to:

    • Implement product distribution arrangements and control frameworks for product governance guidelines

    • Create enhanced transparency towards clients through disclosure of costs and inducements and providing independent advice

    • Contextualise the investor protection guidelines by aligning the regulation with PRIIPS and UCITS

    • Overcome the operational complexity and administration burden of the investor protection rules

    Learn from key practical case studies:

    • Bank of Ireland address the requirements for manufacturers with particular focus on the controls used for product design

    • Danske Bank examine the impact of distributor remuneration and ban of inducements

    • HSBC assess the enhanced transparency of costs and charges for investors

    • Unicredit HypoVereinsbank align MiFID II Investor Protection and PRIIPS for products developing under both regulations

    • Raiffeisen Bank International select the most effective systems and procedures required to tackle the Investor Protection guidelines

    For more information, please visit the event website or email Melini Hadjitheori.

  • Pay360 Digital Payments
    Binley, UK
    May 23, 2017 - May 24, 2017

    Pay360 Digital Payments brings together delegates from leading companies from around the world to share their insights about what is driving success in digital payments in their local markets, and to share best practice.

    The conference takes place over one and a half days from lunchtime on Tuesday 23 May and throughout the whole of Wednesday 24 May.

    Click here to find out more.

  • Self-Service Banking Europe 2017
    London, UK
    May 23, 2017 - May 24, 2017

    Self-Service Banking Europe 2017 is the region's premier ATM and self-service banking event, bringing together 600 banks, independent deployers and service providers to discuss the latest in self-service innovation and strategy. The high quality speaker programme comprising pioneering bank case studies and thought leadership sessions, brings together senior decision makers and industry stakeholders from across Europe and the rest of the world.

  • FutureTech Congress
    Warsaw, Poland
    May 24, 2017 - May 25, 2017

    FutureTech Congress is an event consisting of three simultaneous projects taking place: FinTech Digital Congress, InsurTech Digital Congress and the Big Data: Think Big CEE Congress.

    FutureTech Congress is the largest event focused on the promotion of Polish development policy and support entrepreneurship by promoting technological, technical and business aspects of running a business in the domestic and international environment. The purpose of the event is to foster the exchange of national and international business experiences and promote Polish solutions across the international markets.

    The event will bring together key players and developers of rapidly growing fintech, insurtech and big data industries: representatives of a mature financial sector, start-ups, companies challenging the traditional business models, investors, private equity funds, capital market, as well as entities implementing big data projects from the key economy sectors.

  • 5th Annual Retail Banking Forum
    Berlin, Germany
    Jun 1, 2017 - Jun 2, 2017

    The banking sector is going through very turbulent times due the innovations on the market. Retail banks are trying to keep up with the new entrants of the market like challenger banks or fintechs. The competition is huge, but what can be the winning strategy? Is competing or co-operating can be a better solution?

    At our event you can explore the most innovative developments of digital banking, get to know the most up-to-date fintech trends and how they change the banking industry. Get to know the robo-advice and debate if this can be the future of retail investing. Listen to presentations from retail banking experts on payment innovations such as Bitcoin and blockchain technology, new entrants to the banking industry and delivering superior customer service.

    Do not miss the 5th Annual Retail Banking Forum (#DigiTail) which provides you the opportunity to learn more about upcoming trends such as artificial intelligence (AI) in banking or robotic process automation (RPA).

    Join our event and reap the benefits of meeting industry leaders, network with retail banking experts and listen to presentations followed by interactive Q&A sessions.

    Do not miss out! – Fintechs vs banks.

    Save 10% with the discount code: btech2017

  • 14th Annual Banking Operations Forum
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Jun 1, 2017 - Jun 2, 2017

    The next banking (r)evolution is around the corner. The new interactive format of the event will be addressing improvements in robotisation, cultural transformation of human resources, delivery of Opex and collaboration with fintech.

    Discuss how to build agile operational model that is aligned with the companies strategy, hear about robotic process automation case study by Swedbank Estonia and much more. Speakers from Nordea, HSBC France, Unicredit, BNP Paribas, ABN Amro are ready to uncover the trends and tools shaking up the world of banking operations.

  • Deep Learning in Finance Summit London
    London, UK
    Jun 1, 2017 - Jun 2, 2017

    The Deep Learning in Finance Summit is a technology-driven summit focussing on innovations that are disrupting the financial industry.

    The summit features speakers from leading industry, academic and start-up influencers. This includes companies such as HSBC, Liberty Mutual, AXA and Lloyds Banking Group as well as academics from Oxford University and Northwestern University.

    The Deep Learning in Finance Summit will be held alongside the Deep Learning in Retail Summit, featuring speakers from ASOS, Kohl’s Department Stores and Tesco.

    Topics covered include:

    • Signal Processing on Social Media: Theory and Evidence from Financial Markets

    • LSTMs and Multidimensional Time Series Data for Enhancing Investment Insight

    • The Importance of Emotion Recognition in Business Relations

    • Trading Assistance based on Recurrent Networks and Order Book Data

    Use the discount code BANKTECH for 20% off the Deep Learning in Finance Summit London.

  • Harnessing Fintech Innovation in Retail Banking
    London, UK
    Jun 7, 2017 - Jun 8, 2017

    Defining steps for sustained innovation which keep banks relevant to consumers now and in future.

    The only event to put retail banks at the centre of the fintech discussion. This event differs from any other "fintech" event; supporting retail banks in determining a sustainable strategy for innovation over the long-term in order to stay relevant and competitive to consumers. What makes this event unique is that we have created an environment which allows banks to define their strategies for sustained innovation and transformation of banking services.

    Practically the event will explore the various models adopted by banks, evaluating case study examples of successes and challenges. Retail banks will investigate the various existing and future disruptors and challengers as well as the opportunities for collaboration and open innovation. Strategic representatives from retail banks across Europe will leave this event with ideas, tested initiatives and a new network with which to define their future in an increasingly challenging and expectant market.

  • 8th International PLUS-Forum Cards, Payments and Mobile 2017
    Moscow, Russia
    Jun 7, 2017 - Jun 8, 2017

    This year the PLUS-Forum is dedicated to the analysis of the current state and development of retail banking, payment industry and a wide range of popular remote services. In particular, the prospects of integrating public and commercial services are to be discussed.

    It is the most significant event both in terms of the participants’ quantity (over 1,200 delegates) and profiles. This year it will gather representatives of the banking sector, payment systems, telecom and transport operators, suppliers of solutions, market regulators and other government agencies, leading Russian and foreign industry experts, and others in the Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre.

    Click here to register!

  • FinDEVr London 2017
    London, UK
    Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 13, 2017

    FinDEVr: Financial + Developer

    After establishing two successful events in Silicon Valley and New York, the FinDEVr conference series expands internationally on 12-13 June 2017.

    Featuring live coding, demos, videos, and slides, FinDEVr London will showcase new and trending enabling technology for the financial services, banking and payments industries – APIs, SDKs, cloud services, platforms, and more.

    Delegates customise their experience by selecting 15-minute, TED-style talks from two tracks. Presentations are interspersed with short networking sessions in an exhibition area giving attendees the chance to connect with presenting companies and other talented CTOs, software engineers & architects, and developers.

    If you love the tech in fintech, FinDEVr is the place to be.

    Register and find out more here. Save 20% with the partner promo code BankingTechDEVr20!

  • Regtech and Identity: Blockchain, Biometrics & Machine Learning
    London, UK
    Jun 13, 2017 - Jun 14, 2017

    Newsweek’s Regtech and Identity conference is a must-attend event for anyone interested in the future of regulation vis-à-vis technology: thought leaders and strategists from banks, card networks, infrastructure providers, business consultancies – and of course regulators themselves.

    New technologies are changing the way identity is understood and managed in both the public and corporate arenas. The intersection of biometrics, machine learning and blockchain offer a new, flexible identity layer to support all manner of transactions to be found on the next generation of the internet.

    This event will focus on each of these technologies in turn and examine the business problems they can address. See the best examples of biometrics and machine learning as an onboarding tool for banks, leading to an in-depth look at the anti-money laundering landscape in Europe and where technology is playing a key role.

    Our examination of automating regulation and compliance on day two will focus on specific use cases in monitoring, reporting and policy modelling. Regtech is well suited to help with the challenges of managing regulatory change, tracking in real-time and providing privacy and data protection. Finally, we will look ahead to how we can streamline regulation in the face of Brexit.

  • Blockchain Conference Astana
    Astana, Kazakhstan
    Jun 14, 2017 - Jun 15, 2017

    Leading experts from around the world will attend Blockchain Conference Astana to share their experience in implementation of the best blockchain solutions on energy and fintech.

    The event will be devoted to the following topics: blockchain technology capabilities for the financial environment: solutions for banks, payment systems, money transfers, exchange operations, etc; energy trading and renewable energy; smart grids; data tracking and analysis using the blockchain.

  • Asian Banking Forum: Southeast Asia
    Jun 14, 2017 - Jun 15, 2017

    The Asian Banking Forum (ABF) Southeast Asia brings together a pan-regional audience of retail banking representatives who are responsible for delivering digital change within their institution. Following the launch in 2015, ABF has consistently delivered an extremely practical agenda which drives change in a traditional sector. ABF is presented and attended by retail bank leaders from across Southeast Asia and thus is an annual touchpoint for executive networking and benchmarking.

    Key Speakers & Topics 2017:

    • Sanjoy Sen – Harnessing the Uberisation of banking to become a future leader

    • Rana Peries – Increasing wallet share in Singapore

    • Natividad Alejo – Reaching the under-banked

    • Irianto Sunardi – Reaching the unbanked

    • Vera Eve Lim – Emphasising the benefits in changing your approach from small, incremental steps to making the big change needed to achieve a true integration

    • Sopnendu Mohanty – Highlighting opportunities through innovation and technology use to benefit both your business and your customers

    Other reasons to attend:

    • Our interactive agenda ensures that the two day event will be more than a series of PowerPoint presentations and actually a genuine opportunity to learn, share and discuss.

    • We have invited representatives from leading banks in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and beyond, providing a true scope of the Southeast region for all our attendees.

    • 1:1 business meetings: incorporated into the agenda are pre-arranged one to one business meetings which allow banks to meet with leading service providers to create new profitable relationships.

    Click here for more information on the event or get in touch via email.

  • Private Wealth Northern Europe Forum
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Jun 20, 2017 -

    The Private Wealth Northern Europe Forum is part of the Markets Group's 20+ global private wealth events and brings together leading private banks, wealth managers and family offices for a one-day networking and peer education platform. The forum’s agenda covers asset allocation, trust and estate planning, fintech, family governance, risk management and alternative asset classes.

    How can technology increase profits and enhance your wealth management experience? Gain a competitive edge and learn how to seamlessly integrate sophisticated tech tools that will add value and quality to your business while lowering fees through transparency and more efficient investing.

    Utilising advanced CRM systems and the power of big data through mobile, tablet and other on-the-go devices will personalise your advisor to client wealth management experience while simultaneously reducing your operational costs.

  • Managing Interest Rate Risk in the Banking Book
    London, UK
    Jun 22, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017

    In the recent years a period of prolonged low interest rates combined with the after effects of the financial crisis have resulted in a revision of the standards for IRRBB by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. In turn, banks are facing regulatory pressure from the BCBS and independent regulatory bodies to comply with the new framework regarding governance, methods and models used to calculate IRRBB.

    This marcus evans conference will address how the IRRBB regulation is pushing banks to manage interest rate risk and enforcing change in a number of areas. In particular, the conference will unpack the new methods used to calculate IRRBB and the impact of having standardised disclosures. It will also address the effect of the changing economic environment on interest rate risk and discuss what is expected to come from the EU regulators in regards to the IRRBB.

    Click here for more information or contact Yiota Andreou.

  • Money20/20 Europe
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Jun 26, 2017 - Jun 28, 2017

    A world-class experience for European innovators, Money20/20 Europe is more than just an event. It’s a catalyst for the growth and development of the payments and financial services ecosystem. Money20/20 organises the world’s largest events focused on payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.

    In April 2016, Copenhagen took centre stage as the companies and individuals building, disrupting and challenging the ways consumers and business manage, spend and borrow money come together at scale.

    With 3,700+ attendees, including more than 1,000 CEOs, from 1,000 companies and 75 countries this year, Money20/20 Europe is critical to realising the vision of disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.

  • 5th Annual Credit Risk Modelling under IFRS 9
    London, UK
    Jun 29, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017

    With the 2018 deadline for compliance now fast approaching, banks are in the crucial latter stages of reforming their credit risk models to meet the IFRS 9 standards. Banks have had to make a series of assumptions about key definitions which will have significant effects on their models without knowing if they will withstand regulatory scrutiny.

    This marcus evans event provides the opportunity to discuss and compare solutions to modelling challenges with other banks before implementation and to benchmark their approaches to validation. The conference will also cover the most up-to-date expectations of supervisors.

    Click here for more information or contact Yiota Andreou.

  • 2nd Iran International Banking 2017 Forum
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Jul 4, 2017 - Jul 6, 2017

    The aims the Iran International Banking Forum are simple:

    1. Deliver the industry's most-wanted conversation between European and Iranian banks, in the same room.

    So many current questions can easily be answered once these two representative bodies are face to face – this needs to happen.

    If necessary, this discussion will take place behind closed doors. What's important is that it, indeed, takes place.

    2. Strictly practical guidance on how to trade in Iran.

    Right now, there's a demand for clarity above all else – using real cases and examples where necessary.

    What is the most appropriate business structure? Where/how do you find local partners? How do you get around the "dollar" block?

    3. A meeting point between Iran's banks/government and the world.

    In 2016, key Iranian participants included:

    · Central Bank of Islamic Republic of Iran
    · Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance of the Islamic Republic of Iran
    · Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines & Agriculture (ICCIMA)
    · World Trade Center Tehran
    · Bank of Refah Kargaran
    · Bank Pasargad
    · [now defunct] HSBC Iran
    · Tose'e Ta'avon Bank – Cooperative Development Bank

  • SAP International Conference for Treasury Management
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Jul 11, 2017 - Jul 13, 2017

    We are delighted to invite you and your team to join us for the 10th annual International SAP Conference for Treasury Management, taking place on 11-13 July, in Prague. A business-centric event where you can meet with SAP experts and executives, customers, prospects and partners, all under one roof, at one time.

    Designed for new and existing customers, hear how your business processes can be reimagined to deliver live and connected treasury operations. Gain better control and visibility of your organisations cash flow, liquidity, and financial risk.

    To optimise working capital and effectively control cash, corporate treasury teams need up-to-the-minute visibility into cash positions. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join together with this long-standing, international community and address key industry challenges, hot topics and future development

    Contact Emma Peters by email or tel +44 (0)121 200 3810 

  • M2Banking & Fintech Latam
    San Francisco, US
    Jul 18, 2017 - Jul 20, 2017

    With the robust growth of mobile penetration and digital transformation, Latin America’s financial service sector is creating enormous opportunities for growth, innovation and business exposure in the region. See how the Latin American financial community is embracing disruption and meet the region's leading fintech offerings and disruptors themselves.

    Meet with innovators from LatAm banks, financial institutions, fintech startups, VC community, mobile operators, app developers, multichannel platform and solution providers, central bank, government, and the whole payments ecosystem in Latin America.

    Through campus visits to leading fintech companies, our attendees will observe the latest developments taking place in Silicon Valley, and get first hand insights from leaders of the world class of innovation. Companies that hosted us last year include: PayPal, Google, Plug & Play, GSVLabs, Ericsson Innovation Center.

    Hear in fintech startup pitch how Latin America’s innovators are disrupting traditional financial services in the region. This is a great opportunity for startups to showcase their products to a curated audience comprising of investors, bankers, entrepreneurs, media and corporate leaders. Nominate your project here.

    Use the promo code BankTech20 to get 20% discount on the event!

  • Distributed Ledger Technology: Innovation, Corporate Ventures & Partnerships
    New York, US
    Jul 19, 2017 - Jul 20, 2017

    Join top experts from Wells Fargo, State Street, Barclays, Citi, Bank of America and others to hear partnership perspectives from venture capitalists and enterprise giants on their successes and lessons learned on the lean startup approach and digital currencies to improve enterprise technology strategies.

    This conference will address key topics on enterprise innovation technology, blockchain applications, API standards, cross-border and real-time payments, bitcoin benefits, blockchain lending versus traditional lending, smart contracts, inter of things (IoT), fintech ventures and partnerships, blockchain applications, and more!

  • Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum
    Newport, US
    Jul 24, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017

    As Opal Group’s flagship event, The Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum has become Opal’s largest family office event in the world.

    In the course of three days, family offices, private investors, and investment managers navigate their way through the past recession, while continuing to explore the best ways to map out their portfolios.

    Discussions will cover a wide variety of investment topics including direct investing, impact investing, non-correlated assets, and many more.

  • Financial Innovation and Payments Summit
    Newport, US
    Jul 30, 2017 - Aug 1, 2017

    Opal Group’s Financial Innovation and Payments Summit will address the enterprising and adoption of innovative payments solutions and practices. This conference will gather leading players and thought leaders that are creating the landscape for the future of the industry. Uniting executives in the payments realm, stakeholders from business end-users, financial and technology services organisations will discuss and explore the key issues and opportunities today.

    Attendees will experience:
    • Distinguished education via panel sessions and presentations featuring payments and innovation experts
    • Networking opportunities for executives and senior-level payments professionals

  • 7th Annual Risk Management Forum
    Vienna, Austria
    Sep 14, 2017 - Sep 15, 2017

    Risk management in banking had to overcome many changes in past years mainly in response to regulations that emerged from the global financial crisis. And there are still new challenges ahead, risk management will experience even more extensive change in the next decade.

    The 7th Annual Risk Management Forum will provide opportunities for attendees to listen to insights, guidelines, practices from regulatory bodies, leading industry associations and banks/central banks.

    During the event participants will hear about the latest regulations, impacts of IFRS 9, stress testing practices, developments in risk measurement and there are many more topics onboard.

  • 4th Annual European Payment Forum
    Vienna, Austria
    Sep 14, 2017 - Sep 15, 2017

    Since last years’ European Payment Forum, many has changed within the industry, so it is time to organise our 4th Annual European Payment Forum, which will discuss both the changes and the future forecast of the topic. The fintech war has just begun, which will change the entire business and effect all stakeholders as well. Learn more about blockchain from well-known topic experts and debate if banks are ready for the adoption.

    Hear more about PSD2 and its improvement on the payment experience from different point of view. What is the long and short term impact of this regulation and forest the regulatory landscape?

    Join our round table discussion to debate on banking (r)evolution and the technological innovations within the industry; do they disrupt or improve different processes?

    Our aim is to bring together representatives from all different companies that are part of the payment industry in order to hear the most emerging issues they face and the solution to cope with these challenges.

  • International Cards and Payments Conference 2017
    London, UK
    Sep 19, 2017 - Sep 20, 2017

    Lafferty Group has been running conferences and councils for more than 20 years, drawing on a global network of speakers that allows us to present a variety of perspectives rooted in real experiences. Our events are light on jargon and heavy on thoughtful, provocative ideas with 82 percent C-suite attendance.

    Day One of the International Cards and Payments Conference 2017 conference carries the theme New Alliances, New Networks, New Challenges – few players can go it alone in this new world disorder and so we explore the unusual new relationships drawing first breath from the collision of technology networks and the established world of banking and payments.

    Day Two carries the theme Design and Technology in the Digital World – there are clear and distinct approaches to adapting and adjusting, but what’s better – an innovation lab or a design team?

    Registration includes a networking reception and a conference dinner. Registration is now open! Click here to register.

  • New Age Banking Summit Nigeria
    Lagos, Nigeria
    Sep 26, 2017 - Sep 27, 2017

    The digital banking landscape in Nigeria is expected to transform the country to Africa’s fintech hub. In line with Central Bank of Nigeria’s Vision 2020 goal of being among the top 20 economies, the government has initiated the cashless Nigeria policy, which promotes innovative payments and banking systems, driving change in consumer patterns, growing mobile and internet adoption, and increasing e-commerce and smartphone penetration. This represents a window of opportunities for banks to utilise technology to drive innovative financial services in areas such as customer experience, cyber security and seamless digital channels.

    The New Age Banking Summit – Nigeria Edition will bring together carefully selected industry experts, to provide insights into the key trends and challenges of banking in the digital era.

  • ATM & Cyber Security 2017
    London, UK
    Oct 10, 2017 - Oct 11, 2017

    ATM & Cyber Security 2017 – the world's leading conference and expo focused on physical and logical ATM security – explores how best to safeguard ATMs from the on-going threat of physical attacks and the increasing reality of cyber hacks. The event attracts over 350 delegates, representing 150 organisations from over 40 countries worldwide.

  • Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum West
    Napa, US
    Oct 25, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017

    Largely dominated by first and second-generation families from the Silicon Valley, investment strategies such as private equity, venture capital, and technology will be familiar themes throughout the annual Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum West.

    Investment managers and families will come together to discuss the foundations in which they built their wealth, and uncork the various investment strategies in which to keep their portfolios growing and plentiful. Additional hot topics such as impact investing, alternatives, and the trustee beneficiary relationship, will allow for delegates to sample a diverse blend of palatable subjects.

  • European Women Payments Network Annual Conference
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Oct 30, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017

    European Women Payments Network (EWPN) is a new Europe-wide platform for women working in fintech and payments, launched in 2017. It aims to create a pan-European network that will bring together women working in the industry.

    EWPN's first Annual Conference, held on 30-31 October 2017 in Amsterdam, will bring together women from all over Europe working in fintech and payments. This is the
    first event of its kind fully focused on women.

    The first day of the event will be Awards and Dinner, followed by a full day of discussing various pertinent topics. Click here to view the full agenda.

    Requests to speak at the EWPN event and awards submissions are now open! For more information, please contact EWPN by email.

  • Branch Transformation 2017
    London, UK
    Nov 28, 2017 - Nov 29, 2017

    Branch Transformation 2017 is the world’s leading conference and expo on branch transformation. It includes best?practice case studies from leading banks, showcasing their response to the challenge of making the branch fit for purpose in this increasingly digital world.

  • Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit
    Dana Point, US
    Dec 3, 2017 - Dec 5, 2017

    Opal Group is proud to present our Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit. The summit is an educational forum designed for investors, issuers, platforms, underwriters, banks rating agencies, lawyers, service providers, accountants, and other related industry professionals.

    At this conference learn and network with industry leaders to gain insight on the newest techniques to maximise returns and reduce risk exposure in this growing area of marketplace lending. Explore an in-depth review of the current landscape and what's to come in addition to hearing about rating agency methodology, legal, tax and structural considerations.

  • Alternative Investment Summit
    Dana Point, US
    Dec 3, 2017 - Dec 5, 2017

    The summit will bring together trustees and representatives of institutions as well as money managers and consultants to explore the roles of alternative opportunities and strategies.

    Participants and delegates of this conference will investigate a range of critical investment issues, including discussion of the risks and benefits of various asset classes and investment vehicles such as hedge funds and private equity, examining means of cutting costs associated with implementation of absolute returns strategies, reviewing the future of commodities and surveying the landscape of emerging international markets.