Global experts to share latest ideas at Fintech Festival
Stephen Ingledew: the scene is vibrant and inclusive (pic: Terry Murden)
Scotland’s Fintech Festival next month will draw experts from around the world to share their ideas on financial innovation and collaboration opportunities.
The three-week event, taking place across the country, will feature more than 50 events ranging from meet ups, conferences, networking and social activities.
FinTech Scotland announces today that most European fintech hubs will be in attendance, and that delegations from the US and Asia will also be represented.
Stephen Ingledew, chief executive at FinTech Scotland, said: “I am very excited about this year’s Fintech Festival with its global appeal and engagement. We are building on last year when the impromptu festival was born out of real collaboration and inclusion with many participants and organisations coming together to create something very special.
“This year, even more organisations have put their hands up to participate. This is a real testament to the fact that the fintech scene across the country is vibrant and inclusive, welcoming people and enterprises to Scotland from around the world.”
Graham Hatton, team leader, inward investment at Scottish Development International, said: “International interest in Scotland’s Fintech community has never been higher. In the 12 months following last year’s Fintech festival, firms from London, Hong Kong and California have established operations in Scotland to support their growth, attracted largely by a domestic workforce with a deep understanding of financial services and expertise in areas including data and artificial intelligence.”
Rory Archibald, head of association & sectors at VisitScotland Business Events, said: “We are thrilled to be supporting the fintech community here in Scotland for a second year to help promote this thriving sector to the world. Fintech Festival is testament to the positive outcomes of collaboration between many organisations.
“The goals of the fintech sector and indeed the Scottish Government to promote social change, inclusive growth and inward investment can be achieved by bringing people together to realise the new ideas that will drive fintech forward.”
Scotland’s Fintech Festival takes place between 9 and 27 September