The 2019 EY FinTech Australia Census is open. Thank you to everyone who has filled out the survey so far. The census gives us hard data and credible insights to back our advocacy work to drive the industrys ongoing expansion. If you are a fintech, please use this link tothe surveyand you also have a chance to win two intersekt tickets!
I am pleased to announceupcoming UK opportunities, Australian Fintech Mission to the UK for Lendit Fintech Europe 2019 and Newfound’s Go-No-Go. These events are indicative of strengthening relationships between Australia and the UK in this space and are extremely valuable if you are thinking of expanding there. The Trade Mission will occur in conjunction with Lendit, thereforeparticipants get access to Europe’s largest Financial Services Innovation as well as facilitated introductions with the UK ecosystem.More information on those opportunities below.
Exhibition spaces at Intersekt are rapidly being snapped up. If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring this year’s Intersekt Festival, please reach out to myself or Rehan.
The CDR framework is progressing at an extremely fast pace. We expect that the CDR instrument is implemented to Parliament in the next two weeks.
Lastly, I would like to welcome our new members Data Republic, Yozo Finance, Virgil Assist, Telescope, Big Future and Biza as well as our newest ecosystem partner NAB.
Now in its 4th year, the annual FinTech Industry Conference Intersekt, is the leading and most thought provoking conference. It is the largest gathering of Australian Fintechs, hubs, accelerators, policymakers, regulators, investors and advisors, devoted to examining, discussing and unlocking the potential of Australias Fintech market.
Intersekt 2019 will be better than ever with a 3 day program of leading international and national speakers, free workshops, optional satellite events and extensive networking opportunities with two social functions. We currently have booths available for you to exhibit.
15th-17th October 2019
Please reach out to Rehan if you are interested in exhibiting this year!
Australia UK Fintech Mission <>LendIt Fintech Europe 19
The UKs Department for International Trade (DIT) in partnership with Fintech Australia is looking to bring a delegation of leading Australian fintech companies to London for Lendit Fintech Europe 2019.
LendIt Fintech Europe is the continents Leading Event in Financial Services Innovation. This years event will attract 1,200+ fintechs, banks and investors from Europes most influential companies to learn, network and do business.
The trade mission will includeLendIt Fintech Europe 2019, Europes leading event in financial services innovation which takes place from 26 – 27 September 2019.
DIT will curate a programme of events to facilitate meetings and introductions to the UK fintech ecosystem. Australian fintechs ready to expand to the UK are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity.
23rd-27th September 2019
Please reach out to Rehan if you are interested in participating in the mission or the Lendit Conference!
CEBIT Sydney 2019 – Opportunity to exhibit with FA
CEBIT is a technology conference and exhibition that explores the impact that digitisation is having on business. We attract a comprehensive range of innovative organisations who showcase the latest in business technology to the varied audience of professionals who attend.
Exhibitors are given the opportunity to meet with 14,000 business professionals who are attending to understand thelatest developments in technology. Visitors will be given personalised suggestions for the event based on their interests and exhibitors will be in easy to find zones that will encourage face to face meetings.
29th and 31st October 2019
International Convention Centre
Are you a part of B2B technology start-up looking to expand into the UK?
Newfound, who specialise in scaling ambitious technology companies to new markets, have just launched their Go-No-Go promotion to support businesses looking to launch in the UK.
The winning company will benefit from:
– 25,000 worth of market entry support
– A bespoke market validation report
– Market introductions to identified key stakeholders
– 1-week free accommodation for a scheduled UK market visit
The Paris Fintech Forumwill be back next January 28 & 29, 2020 to host the 5th edition of the two-dayunder the high patronage of M. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic.
Expect an outstanding speaker line up, an amazing international crowd of attendees being mostly decision makers (c-level and directors), not to mention more than 100 amazing partners.
28th and 29th January 2020
Applications for speakership are now open for the 2020 Paris Fintech Forum!
Pitch to Emirates NBD
A unique opportunity has come up for Australian fintechs ready to go international. Apply to pitch to Emirates National Bank Of Dubai (EmiratesNBD). Austrade is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Australian fintechs to showcase via videoconference capabilities in 3 key areas:
2. AI (excluding algorithms and chat bots)
3. Cognitive robotics/ automation
EmiratesNBD is one of the largest banks in the region with total assets of AUD 208 billion. The Group has a significant retail banking franchise in the UAE and is a key participant in the global digital banking industry, with over 90 per cent of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. The bank was declared the Most Innovative Financial Services Organization of the Year at the 2017 BAI Global Innovation Awards. The bank currently has 234 branches and 1076 ATMs and SDMs in the UAE and overseas and a large social media following. The Group has operations in the UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom and representative offices in China, Indonesia, Turkey and Mumbai.
Applications will be referred to EmiratesNBD for shortlisting.
NAB recently partnered with Israels Bank Leumi and Canada-based CIBC to launch anonline portalthat provides Fintechs with an opportunity to submit partnership proposals directly to the banks.
Through the portal, Fintechs can understand specific customer problems the banks are looking to solve for, choose which banks they want to pitch to and send their proposal directly to the selected banks partnerships team. A response can be expected from banks within seven days.
This is a fantastic opportunity for Australian Fintechs as it not only provides a channel for connecting with the partnerships team within NAB, but also provides an opportunity to scale into global markets by connecting with banks from around the globe.
As an organisation grows, the challenges in developing and maintaining the culture you are striving for can become an overwhelming reality. You might feel empowered by the exciting changes you’re bringing into your organisation, like hiring new people, launching new campaigns and building new partnerships, but how do you manage the people-related challenges of scaling up before they detract from your growth?
Join us to explore the people challenges and opportunities that come with scaling up.
July 26th 2019
8:30am – 10:30pm
Level 11, 1 Margaret Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Frank Lab Masterclass: leading a growing business
At the final Masterclass for the 2019 Frank Lab program, you will hear fromAlex Scandurra, CEO of Stone & Chalk (Australasia’s leading independent, not-for-profit innovation hub), andTony Macvean, Managing Partner of Hall & Wilcox.
Alex and Tony will share their thoughts and experiences on how to go about scaling your business, with Alex drawing on his experiences working with hundreds of start-ups at Stone & Chalk and Tony sharing some insights and lessons learned from Hall & Wilcoxs growth strategy and national expansion.
August 13th 2019
5pm – 7:30pm
Hall & Wilcox
Level 11 Rialto South Tower
525 Collins Street, Melbourne
Learn about the opportunities in Latin America
The goal of this conference is to identify where the gaps and opportunities in Latin America are in the areas of Fintech and Regtech, and in particular, what are the specific problems and challenges.
Expertspredict that Latin Americas Fintech Market could exceed US$150 bn by 2021. This event will describe the opportunities for Fintech/Regtech, Blockchain, Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence in Latin America
As a follow-up from the conference, ALABC would like to organise a Trade Mission of2-3 countries in Latin America, with a small number of Australian Fintech companies that are in the best position to grow and offer solutions to potential clients in the region.
August 15th 2019
8:30am – 2pm
Stone & Chalk
Level 4/11 York Street, Sydney
RBI 2019 APAC – DigitalBankingConference
Join us for our hugely successful Banking Innovation Conference (APAC), Hong Kong, 10th-11th of September which will bring together 150+ high-profile speakers and individuals from the leading banks, FinTechs, regulators & tech providers within the region.
The focus will be on how to drive digital transformation through customer-centric open banking and payment innovation strategies. With industry leaders from ANZ Bank, Up, Volt Bank, Archa, Huawei, Morgan Stanley, DBS, HSBC and OCBC leading intense discussions and workshops.
10th-11th of September
Register today at our website using code EB to save $100 on passes or contact us directly regarding partnership opportunities.