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Are you fascinated by the world of finance? Enjoying networking with like-minded people? Want to learn all about the latest trends in the field of finance, FinTech, banking and economics?

Then mark your calendars, because the year 2016 has a lot of opportunities in store for you, from conferences, summits, forums to award ceremonies. Feel free to bookmark this article as we will keep the list fresh by adding more finance events throughout the year. Enjoy!

Best finance events in Europe in 2016


Finance events in March 2016

#execfintech, March 8, Frankfurt, Germany | Their mission is to unite Europe’s finance industry.

The #execfintech conference connects selected senior Corporate Executives, successful Startup Founders and active Investors. #execfintech’s unique concept is specifically tailored to the needs of executives. The conference’s program features more than 40 high-class speakers; sharing insights in high-quality talks and panel discussions. Throughout the day #execfintech offers a vast variety of open networking as well as individual matchmaking opportunities.

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Finance 2.0, March 9, Zurich, Switzerland | Building the digital future.

The first and leading Finance 2.0 & FinTech conference in Switzerland.  All about the future of digital banking.

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UCL FinTech Conference 2016, March 9, London, the United Kingdom | Financial Technology Conference is a platform aimed at students and practitioners that would like to make a difference in both Finance and Technology sector.

The conference is aimed to give new insight into the FinTech emerging ecosystem. Participants will have a better grasp of the challenges, opportunities and growth drivers of this ecosystem. In the meantime, participants will have an opportunity to discuss some interesting ideas with established players and successful start-ups from the FinTech ecosystem.

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The Future of Banking, March 10, Paris, France | Join over 150 senior bankers, investors and regulators and discuss: How fragmented national and extraterritorial regulation are changing business models, What European and global banks need to know about US banking regulation, What to expect now the ECB is in charge, Who the disruptors are and how the industry can react, How can banks foster a culture of innovation and compliance and much more.

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Luxembourg for Finance, March 15-16, Geneva and Zurich, Switzerland | Luxembourg is the premier private banking centre in the Eurozone and the second largest fund centre in the world. Due to its stability as well as its innovative and international orientation, the Luxembourg financial centre is an ideal hub for private and institutional investors from all over the world. In the Luxembourg for Finance event, experts will discuss the potential of Luxembourg as a strategic hub for the EU activities of financial services in Switzerland and present the tools and services of the Luxembourg financial center in the asset allocation.

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IFZ FinTech Conference, March 16, Zug, Switzerland | FinTech deemed innovative solution to the problems of the financial industry and high growth rates. In addition to presenting the results of the IFZ FinTech study give high profile speakers provide information on developments in the FinTech area.

The IFZ Fin Tech study in 2016 includes the following content: The study begins with the definition and delimitation of “FinTech” and its ecosystem. Subsequently, that is in different chapters legal, sectoral and social environment of FinTech addressed. The main component of the study is the FinTech company database . It allows selected analyses and insights into the Swiss FinTech market. The first part concludes with the description of selected international developments from. The second part of the study contains brief fact sheets of Swiss FinTech companies which give insight into their business model, target markets, distribution channels, financing structures, and more.

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DVFA FinTech Forum, March 17, Frankfurt, Germany | The DVFA FinTech forum offers an attractive program with excellent speakers about current developments and trends in the FinTech industry.

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GTR-Turkey Trade & Export Finance Conference, March 22-33, Istanbul, Turkey | The two-day event will provide timely insight on the significance of the global trading market and the challenges currently being faced by businesses operating in Turkey, welcoming representation from Turkey’s leading corporates, financiers, insurers, public bodies and all supporting sectors involved in international trade finance. Extensive networking sessions will offer unrivalled opportunities for delegate interaction, providing an ideal forum at which to develop relationships with Turkish businesses as well as those from the wider region.

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FinTech Accelerator, March 31, Stuttgart, Germany | The FinTech Accelerator is a six-month accelerator program, aiming to accelerate young startups from the fingers and InsurTech industry at an early stage and help them position their products successfully on the market.

In addition to a structured process based Company Building successful startup methods, they also have the team to use their office space, mentoring and specialist input by leading experts from industry. In addition, the teams will receive exclusive access to the comprehensive national and international network Accelerate Stuttgart in the program.

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WHU Campus for Finance: Private Equity Conference 2016, March 31-April 1, Vallendar, Germany | Does Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Consulting fascinate you? Exciting workshops, networking events, and mesmerizing speeches ensure you will gain unique practical insights and establish influential relationships with a diverse number of individuals.

Exciting workshops, networking events, and mesmerizing speeches ensure you will gain unique practical insights and establish influential relationships with a diverse number of individuals.


Finance events in April 2016

Money20/20  Europe, April 4-7, Copenhagen, Denmark | The World’s Largest FinTech Event has landed in Europe. From their deep roots in FinTech innovation, and with successful exits to Google and TSYS, the Founders of Money20/20 are creating an entirely fresh experience for leading innovators in Europe and the US.

The Payments, Financial Services, and Retail sectors are currently experiencing an accelerated period of product development. In this new emerging reality, characterised by technology and regulatory based disruption, collaboration is the key to survival.

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Innovate Finance Global Summit 2016, April 11, London, the United Kingdom | The Innovate Finance Global Summit 2016 will champion and celebrate the latest developments in FinTech at the historical heart of financial services: London. Meet the leading lights of FinTech and be at the centre of the debate.

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FT Digital Media 2016, April 12-13, London, the United Kingdom | FT Digital Media 2016 will address the key challenges facing media companies by focusing on what the Financial Times does best: providing analysis of the economic and business models that will determine success in different markets around the world, from the perspective of leaders of global media groups, investors, analysts, and digital entrepreneurs.

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FinTech Innovation Awards 2016, April 13, London, the United Kingdom | Celebrating FinTech Innovation The FinTech Innovation Awards honour the highest achievements from the global financial and payments technology industries over the past year, celebrating teams and individuals who are blazing a trail within the sector.

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The Russia & CIS Trade & Export Finance Conference, April 14, Moscow, Russia | The Russia & CIS Trade & Export Finance Conference will be returning to Moscow in 2016 for its 9th year, featuring as the only event of its kind on the trade finance calendar. With recent international sanctions raising many questions over trade and exports flowing in and out of Russia, the conference will provide a crucial forum for open debate between business and finance leaders from across Russia and beyond.

With recent international sanctions raising many questions over trade and exports flowing in and out of Russia, the conference will provide a crucial forum for open debate between business and finance leaders from across Russia and beyond.

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European FinTech Awards and Conference, April 14, Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Witness the future of finance. Join the European FinTech Awards and Conference where innovative and disruptive FinTech companies are awarded. Meet 400

Join the European FinTech Awards and Conference where innovative and disruptive FinTech companies are awarded. Meet 400 hand-picked entrepreneurs, bankers, investors and advisors, extend your network and develop business.

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What the FinTech ?! # 3, April 14, Cologne, Germany | In April 2016 will take place the third edition of the What the Fintech-Conference. Learn the latest findings of the banks and of the

Learn the latest findings of the banks and of the disruptive startups.

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Banks Symposium Wachau – BSW 2016, April 14, Krems, Austria | 2016 is dedicated to the banks Symposium Wachau the mega-trend the digital transformation in the banking sector. Take the opportunity to share knowledge with renowned experts from banks, consulting, science and Fintech industry.

Take the opportunity to share knowledge with renowned experts from banks, consulting, science and Fintech industry.

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FN Awards for Excellence, April 20, London, the United Kingdom | Financial News will be hosting its 4th annual Awards for Excellence, Legal Services, Europe 2016. The winners will be unveiled at a gala dinner on Wednesday, 20 April 2016 at Banqueting House, London. The black-tie event will bring together the stars of the European legal services community, recognising their excellence in practice and in strategic management over the past 12 months.

The winners will be unveiled at a gala dinner on Wednesday, 20 April 2016 at Banqueting House, London. The black-tie event will bring together the stars of the European legal services community, recognising their excellence in practice and in strategic management over the past 12 months.

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FinTech Forum, April 21, Frankfurt, Germany | The FinTech Forum identifies the innovators, disruptors and “hidden champions” of the Financial Service sector from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Central Europe and bring them along with high-profile investors and banks.

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QuanTech Conference, April 21-22, London, the United Kingdom | Join the growing number of financial institutions at QuanTech 2016 and discuss the following topics: What are the challenges and opportunities facing the finance industry due to the growing influence of new technologies?

What is the likely disruptive impact of these financial technologies? Discuss the impact of big data analytics in the financial world, Is distributed ledgers technology the embryo of a bank-less world or the real end of the crisis for banks?, and more.


Finance events in May 2016

Fintech Summit, May 3-4, Paris, France | The Fintech Summit, an initiative of the Tech Tour and the International Venture Club, will take place in Paris.

The summit will focus on showcasing the best investment opportunities within the Fintech industry in Europe.

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MRC EU Congress, May 18-20, Seville, Spain | The MRC EU Congress is the most dynamic and esteemed European event for fraud and payments professionals. With an expected attendance of 500 leading eCommerce experts, our EU Congress is consistently voted better than any other industry event.


Finance events in June 2016

PayExpo Europe, June 7-8, London, the United Kingdom | 4th year in a row, PayExpo Europe is the UK’s largest payments event and is an essential event for anyone involved and interested in making payments faster, easier and more secure.

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Phoenix – 2016 FinTech Conference for CEE, June 9-10, Prague, Czech Republic | Phoenix Conference is an exclusive platform for innovators in Financial Services across the CEE region. The event brings together representatives from the banking world, investment firms, and FinTech startups and aims to build grounds for establishing symbiotic relationships, co-existence and enriching each others growth.

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International Risk Management Conference, June 13-15, Jerusalem, Israel | The conference will bring together leading experts from various academic disciplines and professionals for a two-day conference including three keynote plenary sessions, three parallel featured sessions and a professional workshop.

The participation of other ‘prominent academics’ in Banking, Behavioral Finance, Economics, Strategy and Risk Management will be announced as they confirm their attendance. Many other acknowledged scholars in related research fields are expected to attend and the conference welcomes all relevant methodological and empirical contributions.

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Retail Banking Analytics Europe, June 20-21, London, the United Kingdom | Meet with 150+ Analytics Leaders and Learn How Analytics is Transforming the Retails Banking Sector. Retail Banking Analytics Europe is the only place to gain an overall view on how to transform your data and analytics strategy as the retail banking industry prepares for digital overhaul. Learn from the experts on how to prepare your organization for analytics success.

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MoneyConf 2016, June 21-22, Madrid, Spain | Taking place in Madrid and now in its second year, MoneyConf is an invite-only event focused on the future of finance. It comes to you from the people behind Web Summit, the world’s fastest growing technology event.

In 2016, they will be bringing together over 2,000 decision makers from across the industry spectrum, including over 100 exhibiting startups looking to transform the industry. Amid unparalleled networking opportunities, attendees will have access to almost 30 hours of content across two days. Expect to hear inspirational keynotes, insightful fireside chats and thought-provoking panel discussions from key players redefining financial services as we know it.

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Flightglobal Finance Forum: Europe 2016, June 27, London, the United Kingdom | This conference will delve into the sources of aircraft finance, providing insight into where we are today and how the market could develop in 2017. The Flightglobal team brings the Flightglobal Finance Forum: Europe 2016 together providing leading airlines, lessors and banks the forum to debate the issues impacting investment decisions.

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Pay360 Digital Payments, June 28,  Liverpool, the United Kingdom | Pay360 Digital Payments brings together delegates from leading companies from around the world to pool their insights about what is driving success in digital payments in their local markets, and to share best practice. Focusing on the three core themes of Retail, Mobile, and Banking, they’ll illustrate how the digital technologies we are deploying in the UK are increasingly relevant internationally.


Finance events in July 2016 – TBA


Finance events in August 2016 – TBA


Finance events in September 2016

CFO Rising Europe Summit, September 14-15, London, the United Kingdom | The role of the CFO has evolved significantly, as CFO’s are expected to own business information and make critical decisions on the outsourcing of back office functions and transformative projects. This summit is a must-attend for those looking to master these responsibilities, and deliver prosperity in today’s challenging economic climate.

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18th Annual REFF Europe, September 22-23, 2016, Dublin, Ireland

REFF [Renewable Energy Finance Forum Europe] is an industry-led, pan-European focused event. Find out how are developers,
investors, lenders, off-takers and other stakeholders reacting to transformations in Europe’s fast-moving renewable energy industry at REFF Europe in Dublin this September. REFF Europe will serve as a platform to meet the financial community, equity providers, lenders, debt investors and more.

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Sibos 2016, September 26-29, Geneva, Switzerland | Sibos is the pre-eminent business forum for the world’s financial community where networking and business strategy are at the top of the agenda.

In addition to the conference, Sibos hosts a world-class exhibition, where you can meet and engage with around 200 financial institutions, application and middleware vendors, systems integrators, consultants, and central clearing systems from around the world, all in one place.

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European Financial Information Summit 2016, September TBA, London, United Kingdom | Designed for and driven by end users from top global financial firms, the event provides a unique opportunity to connect with peers and industry experts to discuss critical topics and exchange ideas to improve the bottom line of your business.


Finance events in October 2016

Future Money Nordics 2016, October 11, Helsinki, Finland | Now in its third year – Finextra Future Money is in Helsinki for a one-day event bringing together industry leaders in digital banking, payments, and innovation.

Emerging Payments Awards 2016, October 12, London, United Kingdom | The Emerging Payments Awards recognises and celebrates the best the payments industry has to offer. This year they will celebrate the 9th Annual Emerging Payments Awards. Building on the prestige and success of the Prepaid Awards that have judged and celebrated the best people, programmes and innovations in the global payment’s industry since 2006, it is expected 2016 to be the biggest and best awards yet.


Finance events in November 2016

FinTech London Summit 2016, November 14-15, London, United Kingdom | The Finance Magnates London Summit is Europe’s largest B2B financial industry conference, with a special focus on trading, investing and capital markets.

Home to cutting-edge product launches, compelling panel sessions, and blue chip networking opportunities – it has become a must-attend event for the world’s trading industry leaders.

Hub Conference 2016, November 22, Berlin, Germany | The hub conference brings disruptive trends, smart technologies, and their makers to Berlin. Global players and start-ups, CEOs and CIOs, science and politics networked and designed the digital future.


Finance events in December 2016

FinTech Connect Live, December 6-7, London, United Kingdom | FinTech Connect Live, Europe’s most exciting, full eco-system FinTech event, will be back bigger, better and busier than before on December 6-7th 2016 in London, the heart of Fintech.

Combining the hustle and bustle of a genuine exhibition featuring over 100 start up and scale up FinTech providers, a keynote auditorium with inspirational case studies from around the world, a series of sub-sector oriented micro-conferences, educational workshops covering the practical challenges that face startup leaders, micros mentoring clinics, and an opportunity to meet the next breed of FinTech talent, FinTech Connect Live has all the attributes to make it the greatest FinTech show on earth!

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