A host of Scottish events over the next four weeks will map the future of fintech innovation and the emerging digital economy.
Scotland will host more than 50 events, focusing on the impact of leaders within the fintech sector and the capabilities which are helping to boost the country’s digital economy.
Organised under the umbrella of FinTech Scotland, the festival is now in it’s fourth year and will build on the platform of previous years; demonstrating how financial innovation is supporting citizens, business, regulators and government to build towards economic and social recovery post-pandemic.
The 2021 festival will feature a range of innovation themes, with participants from fintech entrepreneurs, global enterprises, universities, the public sector and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
The FCA will be hosting half a dozen events on topics such as cryptocurrency, sustainability and the regulatory sandbox.
Commenting on the announcement, Fiona MacKinnon, responsible for business events at VisitScotland. said: “We’re delighted to once again support the FinTech Scotland Festival. It’s an opportunity to come together to learn, connect and collaborate both virtually and face to face.
“This year we’re extending a warm welcome to delegates from over 30 countries and look forward to learning from a global community and sharing our own knowledge and expertise.”
Significant global reach has been developed from previous festivals, with participation organised with fintech leaders from the USA, Europe, and Australia, working alongside Scottish Development International and UK Govt Department of International Trade.
The festival ends on the 14th of October with an in-person, UK-wide FinTech Conference at the University of Strathclyde Technology & Innovation Centre.
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Hosted by Fintech Scotland, the event brings together speakers from across the UK fintech centres in England, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as presentations from UK Government and Scottish Government Ministers and Ron Kalifa, the author of the Treasury’s recently commissioned Fintech Review.
FinTech Scotland CEO Nicola Anderson added: “We’re looking forward to connecting with colleagues as we welcome the return of some face-to-face events as well as a variety of digital and virtual events.
“The range of topics, contributions and organisations taking part really demonstrates the breadth, expertise and diversity that drives fintech innovation in Scotland.”