Innovate Finance Global Summit 2024: Read our deep dive as fintech’s annual pilgrimage turns 10

The sector’s flagship event kicks off Fintech Week in London on 15-16 April. Delegates will be reflecting on a period of massive change and planning for the road ahead.

Innovate Finance Global Summit’s 10th anniversary kicks off London Fintech Week, bringing with it a chance to reflect on a period of enormous change, and to imagine and plan for the next decade to come.

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The key themes for Innovate Finance Global Summit this year:

  • The Next Decade of FS and Innovation: What Lies Ahead
  • FinTech Beyond FS Borders: How FinTech is Impacting other Industries and Sectors
  • UK and the World: Keeping our Crown while Learning from Others
  • Transformative Technologies: Opportunities and Risks
  • Users of Tomorrow: The Next Generation of Consumers
  • The Shifting Ecosystem: Who Will Lead?

Innovate Finance Global Summit 2024’s wide-ranging agenda includes speakers from startups, centaurs and unicorns and established financial infrastructures and regulators. Here’s our rundown on the main sessions from the event:

Generation Unicorn: CEO Perspectives On The Next Decade

The first panel of the day dives into the future of fintech. Francesca Carlesi, CEO UK, Revolut, Iana Dimitrova, CEO, OpenPay, Charles McManus, CEO, Clearbank, Francesco Simoneschi, Co-Founder and CEO, TrueLayer and Paul Taylor, CEO, Thought Machine will discuss where the fintech revolution will go over the next ten years with moderator, Sasha Qadri.

The Globe At The Polls: What 40+ Elections Around The World in 2024 Means For Our Sector

This will be one of the biggest years in democratic history with more than four billion people set to vote worldwide. In a panel moderated by Izabella Kaminska, Politico Europe,  Iain Anderson, Cicero, Jessica Renier, Institute of International Finance and Chris Woolard CBE, EY, will discuss how these geopolitical shifts will impact fintech.

Brit Tech Brilliance: The UK Setting The FinTech Standard

Mark Hoban, Pay.UK, Sir William Russell, City of London Corporation and Kaushalya Somasundaram, Fintech Growth Fund. Together with moderator Sharon Lewis, Partner, Hogan Lovells, discuss how the UK can maintain its world-leading position in fintech.

Staying Private for Longer: How the London Stock Exchange is Bridging the Liquidity Gap for Scaling Fintechs

Julia Hoggett, CEO, London Stock Exchange Group, discussing whether there is a missing link between private and public companies with Joy MacKnight, former editor of The Banker. Following the recent Pisces announcement, there’s bound to be interest in how the London Stock Exchange’s ‘intermittent trading venue’ will redefine the move from private to public.

Come Together…Right Now: A Deep Dive Into The Private And Public Collaboration Needed To Support Effective Change

Building strong relationships between public and private sectors is key to unlocking the full potential of fintech. Laura Citron, London & Partners, Dom Hallas, Startup Coalition, Kerstin Mathias, City of London Corporation and Russ Shaw, Tech London Advocates, will discuss this topic with Aisha Gani, fintech reporter at Bloomberg.

Diversity Driving Change: Improving Representation To Improve The Industry And Society

Diversity remains a key topic in fintech and Anne Boden MBE, Founder of Starling Bank, Fonta Gilliam, Founder and CEO at Wealthi and Nadia Edwards-Dashti, co-founder at Harrington Starr will discuss how fintech can become truly inclusive.

Show Me The Money: Global Lessons In Digital Payments

With total transaction value in the digital payments space expected to hit over USD 11 trillion this year, this panel will discuss learnings from the past decade of digital payment growth. It features illustrious speakers from leading payments firms, including Manuel Sandhofer, Nium, Samina Hussein-Letch, Square, Marisa Rama, Stripe, Roisin Levine, Wise, Pranav Sood, Airwallex and Dr Ruth Wandhofer, NED.

Funding Growth: An Insight Into The FinTech Investment Landscape

Given the recent funding drought in the fintech industry, there will be a lot of interest in fintech investment and when it will start to pick up again. Discussing funding will be Alasdair Haynes, Aquis Exchange, Kirsty Rutter, Lloyds Banking Group, Anand Sambasivan, PrimaryBid, and Simon Toms, Skadden.

Digital Crypto-Nite: The Next 10 Years of Stablecoins, Digital Currencies and CBDCs

Following a decade of unprecedented innovation in digital currencies, what next? A panel of industry experts will talk us through the next ten years and discuss whether we will see greater adoption and institutionalisation by the UK and whether we will get a digital pound by the end of the decade. Speakers include Marion Laboure, Deutsche Bank, Simone Maini, Elliptic, Lawrence Wintermeyer, GDF and Grace Wyatt, Hogan Lovells.

To Catch A Thief: Fintech Fighting Fraud

With cybercrime expected to cost the world $10.5 trillion annually by the end of 2025, up from $3 trillion in 2015, the impacts of cyber fraud are potentially catastrophic for financial services as the vast majority of cyber-attacks are financially motivated. The panel of industry experts including Andrew Elphick, Barclays, Neelesh Pal, WNS and Barney Reynolds, Shearman and Sterling, will discuss fintech’s role in tackling this evolving landscape and reducing the threat surface for bad actors.


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