Author: Fintech Australia Newsroom

Intersekt 2019

Intersekt 2019 was a resounding success.

This year, we had over 500 delegates attend over the week and over 130 presenters and panellists participating in the festival.

Our seven satellite events allowed for a greater degree of engagement with their respective topics and our industry dinners & cocktail functions fostered an informal environment for relationship creation and networking. 

This conference would not be possible with our sponsors and partners, and I would like to personally thank them for their support.

I would also like to thank my team, Rehan, Lisa, Brandon, Harrison and Amy for all your efforts. 

Full albums can be found through the following links: 
1. Intersekt 2019 Day 1
2. Intersekt 2019 Day 2
3. Intersekt 2019 Day 3
4. Intersekt Industry Dinners

Rebecca Schot-Guppy,
GM, FinTech Australia

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