The Top FinTech Conferences of 2017

In 2016, FinTech grew up. As new technologies make their way up the value chain, large financial institutions are starting to see opportunity in partnering with startups, providing innovative new products to distribute across their enormous customer bases.

An increasingly collaborative culture has given rise to dozens of conferences for FinTech professionals to make new connections, discover new technologies and business models, and hear from the biggest thought leaders in the industry. Here are the top FinTech conferences you can’t miss in 2017:


Dates: October 2017

Location: San Diego

stocktoberfest_logoStocktoberfest was started by the team at StockTwits – a popular social trading community – and it’s goal is to help the attendees “invest for profit and joy.” Perfect for traders, investors, and business leaders in the asset management, brokerage, and wealth tech industries. This year, Stocktoberfest is expanding to NYC with its first Stocktoberfest East Conference.

Stocktoberfest East

Dates: March 29-30, 2017

Location: New York

For the first time, Stocktoberfest is coming to NYC! 2017 marks the first Stocktoberfest East Conference, and the first ever StockTwits Cashtag Awards, to celebrate the good, the bad, and the ugly of financial markets from the past year. Got an idea? Submit a nomination here.

Empire Startups FinTech Conference

Dates: April 25, 2017

Location: New York, NY

static1-squarespaceEmpire Startups Fintech Conference is the place to see Silicon Alley’s FinTech at its best. This year’s agenda will include a 100-day check-in on deregulation in the financial services industry, a keynote speech from Sallie Krawcheck, the founder of Ellevest, and demos from some of the hottest NYC fintech startups.

Money 20/20

Dates: October 22-25, 2017

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Started in 2012, Money 20/20 has grown into the largest FinTech conference with over 11,000 attendees, focusing on mobile technologies, payments, and marketing to retail customers. Top FinTech companies announce new products every year at Money 20/20, making it the premier conference for any FinTech to stay up to date on the latest and most impactful disruptions in the industry.

Money 20/20: Europe

Dates: February 26-28, 2017

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

The world’s largest FinTech event, with a European accent. Money 20/20 Europe focuses on mobile technologies, payments, and marketing financial services, along with strategies to improve financial inclusion for the 2.5 billion unbanked adults across the world.

Money 20/20: Asia

Dates: March 13-15, 2018

Location: Singapore

Money 20/20 Asia will bring together a network of innovators, disruptors and established industry players to discuss the transformation of financial services, with a distinct pan-Asian focus.

14992048_1191425554274661_2510167388740312548_n.jpgFIBC: Tokyo

Dates: March 3rd, 2017

Location: Tokyo

The Financial Innovation Business Conference is the Finovate of Japan, highlighting the unique challenges for innovators in a country with less venture capital and appetite for risk than the US and Europe. By bringing in foreign examples of financial innovation, FIBC seeks to explore what is needed to transform Japanese consumer financial services.


aaeaaqaaaaaaaas_aaaajdmwmjqzmddmlwzhodctndi4mc04zmuwltfkndflmtexnjmzngDates: February, April, September, November 2017

Location: New York, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong

Sick of listening to panels? Check out Finovate, which follows a demo-only format to stay focused on showcasing the hottest new technologies. No panels, no nonsense. Perfect for financial executives, venture capitalists, and FinTech entrepreneurs. Since launching in NYC in 2007, Finovate has expanded to California, London and Hong Kong.


Dates: March, June, October 2017

Location: New York, London, Silicon Valley

FDNY17_EventLogo_v1(wdate)FinDEVr is Finovate’s nerdy cousin, focusing exclusively on the “tech” side of FinTech. It gathers an audience of developers, CTOs, and engineers every year to explore the latest innovations in compliance, security, and more. Just like Finovate, FinDEVr is demo-only, with breaks for networking.

Benzinga FinTech Awards

bzawards-finalists-2016-officialDates: April 2017

Location: New York, NY

Benzinga’s annual fintech conference showcases the companies with the most impressive technology who are paving the future of investing and capital markets. A series of panels, demos, and workshops culminates in an awards show to celebrate the most innovative technologies, research and analysis tools, and mobile products of 2017.

TradeStreaming Money Conference

tradestreamingDates: June 5, 2017

Location: New York, NY

Aimed at marketers and digital leaders in banking, investing, lending, insurance, and payments, TradeStreaming brings together financial, digital media, and technology executives, exploring the challenges and opportunities of moving beyond individual channels and into an always-on reality.

Finance Magnates London Summit 2017

Dates: November 14-15, 2017evvnt

Location: London

Finance Magnates London Summit is the largest trading industry conference in Europe, with a focus on FX, Capital Markets, and algo-trading technologies.

MoneyShow Traders Expo

Dates: February 26-28, 2017

Location: New York, NY

The Traders Expo brings together day traders, swing traders, and service providers to showcase the latest technologies for self-directed retail investors. See what the best traders are doing to beat the markets, assess your strategies and regain your focus.

Future Digital Finance

Dates: April 24 – 26, 2017

Location: Amelia Island, Florida

The NetFinance Future Digital Finance Conference seeks to pave the way forward for America’s largest financial institutions. Perfect for banking & financial executives looking to tackle the toughest challenges facing financial services during the digital revolution.