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Five banking events to attend by the end of 2017

Jordan Williams | 07:29 Wednesday 6th September 2017

The specialist banking sector has a whole host of events offering opportunities for education, networking and personal development.

Here, Specialist Banking presents a helpful guide to the biggest events for the remainder of 2017.

 1. Payments International

This year's Payments International, held at The Hilton, Tower Bridge, will feature over 150 expert speakers covering regulation, fintech, open APIs, digital journeys, blockchain, data and instant payments.

There will be speeches from a range of finance professionals, including Beju Shah, senior expert of technology division at the Bank of England, and Dirk Haubrich, head of consumer protection, financial innovation and payments at European Banking Authority.

The main conference for the event runs from 13-14th September, but there are also the Payments Regulation Boot Camp, the Blockchain Summit or the Fintech and the Future of Payments Forum on 12th September.

The event ends with a PayTech Rising Retreat on 15th September.

2. International Cards and Payments Conference 2017

Lafferty Global Events will be hosting the International Cards and Payments Conference 2017 in association with ClearBank.

This two-day event will cover the themes of 'New Alliances, New Networks, New Challenges' and 'Design and Technology in the Digital World'.

The event takes place on 19-20th September and will be held at One Whitehall Place in London.

3. LendIt Europe 2017

What is claimed to be Europe's largest international fintech event is expected to draw more than 1,000 attendees from the UK and mainland Europe as well as North America and Asia.

Held at the Intercontinental O2 Hotel on 9-10th October, the event covers the latest topics in fintech, including blockchain, insurtech and digital banking.

Confirmed speakers for the 2017 edition include Jaidev Janardana, CEO of Zopa, Francesco Brenna, partner at IBM Global Business Services, and Shane Williams, co-founder of UBS SmartWealth.

Register for this year's event on the LendIt website.

4. UK Finance: SME Commercial Finance and Banking Conference 2017

UK Finance – the newly formed professional body for the financial services industry – is about to host its first annual conference.

The association will look to address the latest developments in SME finance, including:


  • assessing SMEs performance and their ambitions for the future
  • understanding the scope and extent of alternative finance provision
  • new banking and lending standards as drivers for growth
  • the use of data in digital banking and the key challenges between open APIs and data privacy.

Graham Olive, deputy CEO of OakNorth, and Conrad Ford, chief executive of Funding Options, will be among the speakers at the event along with Margot James MP.

Register online for the event, which will be held at Ashurst LLP, Broadwalk House, 5 Appold Street on 11th October 2017.

5. Finance Professional Show 2017

On 8th November, the Finance Professional Show (FP Show) returns for the fifth time to showcase over 100 exhibitors from across the financial services market at Olympia in London.

This year's event will be opened by Sir Christopher Meyer, the UK's longest-serving ambassador to the United States since the Second World War.

The event – which has a full conference programme – was visited by over 1,800 people in 2016.

FP Show boasts its very own mobile app that allows visitors to view the event agenda, organise a schedule, browse attendee profiles, send in-app messages, exchange contact info and find attendees.

You can register and learn more on the FP Show website.

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