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An exciting agenda, packed with keynote addresses and main stage panel discussions where you can hear from policymakers, regulators and industry influencers and breakout sessions featuring the opportunity to engage with the detail across a range of topics, from Payments, to Wealth Management, to the UK’s ability to deliver the FinTech talent the sector needs.

Room: Arrival Hall
Exhibition and arrival refreshments
Room: Exhibition Hall
11:00 - 11:40
Consumers, Competition and Co-operation: Global leaders in regulation
Join us for a discussion on why the UK’s FinTech regulatory framework supports growth in the sector.
Andrew BaileyKatharine BraddickHarry Eddis, Imran Gulamhuseinwala OBE, Adrienne Harris, Michael Sheren
Room: Main stage
11:00 - 11:40
Breakout: RegTech and the regulator
Join us to hear the Financial Conduct Authority’s Head of RegTech and Advanced Analytics outline their approach to fostering industry adoption of RegTech solutions and their key priorities for the year ahead. The session will also feature an industry participant describing the work they have undertaken in collaboration with the regulator and the opportunities presented.
Nick Cook, Ceri Godwin
Room: Breakout Room 2
11:05 - 11:45
Breakout: The payments revolution: creating an innovative and competitive ecosystem
PSD2 and OB? RTGS? nPSO and the NPA? As well as being full of acronyms, payments is going through unprecedented change over the next few years, creating significant opportunities for innovative firms to capitalise on. Join us as we walk through all of the changes taking place in payments, and how these will allow payments FinTechs to innovate, scale and compete with incumbents.
Paul HorlockJohn JacksonPaul Smith
Room: Breakout Room 1
11:10 - 11:50
Breakout: Authorising new banks: what has changed?
Join us to hear the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) discuss how the authorisation process for new banks has become easier since the establishment of the PRA, and look at some of the new business models emerging in the sector.
Arran Salmon, Martin Stewart, Duncan Thistleton
Room: Breakout Room 3
11:45 - 13:45
Room: Lunch Hall and Exhibition
11:50 - 12:25
Breakout: Innovation in insurance
Join us to hear leaders from across insurance and InsurTech discuss opportunities for innovation and disruption in insurance and how they have been able to develop their businesses in the UK. The panel will also discuss the UK’s strengths as a hub for InsurTech, the regulatory framework and support for insurance innovation.
Paul Heybourne, Robert Lumley Aldo Monteforte, Hannah Malik
Room: Breakout Room 2
11:50 - 12:35
Why now? Why 2018 is the year to invest in the UK
Join us to hear from financial services industry leaders on why 2018 is the year to invest in the UK FinTech sector.
James C CowlesKeith MorganRob Heyvaert, Rachel Lord, Dame Helena Morrissey DBE, Sun Yu
Room: Main stage
11:55 - 12:40
Breakout: Bringing investors and FinTechs together
The UK is a great environment for bringing together investors with innovative fintechs.  Join us to hear the Financial Services Organisation (Department of International Trade) and partners talk through the services and forums for attracting fintechs to the UK and nurturing them, for supporting would-be investors, and for facilitating useful links between the two groups.
Stephen Gray, Sam Tidswell-Norrish, Helene Panzarino
Room: Breakout Room 1
12:00 - 12:40
Breakout: Understanding investment tax incentive schemes
Join HM Treasury policy makers to hear about tax incentive schemes for investment in the UK. This session will clarify the main eligibility requirements, HMRC’s service for determining eligibility, and will advertise tax incentives for investment in early stage companies.
Donald Stark, Joe Spencer
Room: Breakout Room 3
12:55 - 13:55
Breakout: The Open Banking showcase
Join us for a 30 minute showcase on Open Banking – demonstrating real-world products that use Open Banking technology to generate value for consumers and small businesses, followed by a 30 minute question and answer session.
Rob Ashton, David Coghlan, Imran Gulamhuseinwala, Leon Muis, Shefali Roy, Ben Stanway
Room: Breakout Room 1
13:05 - 13:55
Breakout: Co-Investing with the British Business Bank
Join us to hear the British Business Bank provide insight into their investment opportunities, including details of debt and equity investment. There will be a question and answer session.
Ken CooperMarilena Ioannidou, Adam KellyTim Mills, Tej Panesar
Room: Breakout Room 2
13:15 - 14:00
Breakout: The future of WealthTech
Join us to hear about the technology that has transformed the asset and wealth management industry, giving rise to a new generation of FinTech companies. Key themes will include the accessibility of investment products, the affordability of financial advice, artificial intelligence and micro-investment.
Adam FrenchBen Goss, Richard Theo, Jasmine Kaur, Thanasis Bakos
Room: Breakout Room 3
13:20 - 14:00
From angel investment to capital markets: How the UK is fit to grow your investment
Join us to hear leaders from the investment industry discuss how the UK ecosystem supports FinTech growth from start-up to listing.
Constantin Cotzias, Nikhil Rathi, Alex MacphersonSamir Desai, Susanne Chishti (CEO, FinTech Circle)
Room: Main stage
14:05 - 14:45
Sharing the wealth: International collaboration in innovation
Join us to hear from global banking leaders on how the UK is leading the way in innovation.
Al Lukies CBE, Shayne NelsonRoss McEwan, Rajeev Misra, Shirine Khoury-Haq 
Room: Main stage
14:10 - 14:55
Breakout: FinTech for good - applications in development, Green, and Islamic finance
This session will discuss the breadth of UK FinTech in supporting growing development areas, such as green finance.
Rhys Gordon-Jones
Room: Breakout Room 3
14:15 - 14:50
Breakout: The role of FinTech in promoting financial inclusion
Join us to hear how existing and new Fintech innovations can help financially excluded consumers gain access to useful and affordable financial products and services. Key themes include provision of affordable credit; better use of customer data to assess creditworthiness; and promoting sustainable saving.
Sheraz Dar, Emma Thomas, Daniel Shakani, Lukas Zörner
Room: Breakout Room 1
14:50 - 15:30
Money well spent: The experience of investing in UK FinTech
Join us to hear global leading Venture Capitalist firms give their insight into investing in the UK’s FinTech sector.
Eileen Burbidge MBE, Harry Nelis, Tim Bunting, Samantha Ghiotti
Room: Main stage
15:00 - 15:45
Breakout: The UK's FinTech talent pipeline
Join us to hear from leading educational institutions on how the strength of the UK’s home-grown talent will support the future growth of our FinTech sector.
Simon Bond, Ben Brabyn, Daniel Broby, Dr Andrei Kirilenko
Room: Breakout Room 1
15:00 - 15:45
Breakout: Financial Conduct Authority’s Innovation Hub
This session, delivered by the Financial Conduct Authority’s Innovation Hub, will examine their work to encourage innovation in financial services.
Anna Wallace, Jens Hartwig
Room: Breakout Room 2
15:35 - 17:00
There will be a unique opportunity to hear directly from FinTechs themselves on why you should invest in their firm during our exciting 90 minute live pitch session.
Room: Main stage
17:00 - 17:40
Closing keynotes
Room: Main stage
Agenda and timings are subject to change

Date: 22/03/2018  |  Time: 09:30 - 17:30

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