Join FinTech North in Manchester for our Future of Payments Conference, this June 22nd.
We are delighted to be hosting our inaugural Future of Payments Conference, which will take place in Manchester on 22nd June, hosted in partnership with Discover Global Network as our headline sponsor and Bruntwood Sci-Tech as our co-sponsor.
Since our foundation in 2016 FinTech North has been the focal point for FinTech in the Northern Powerhouse, regularly supporting entrepreneurs at all stages of the FinTech life-cycle with relevant connections and business development opportunities.
As part of our work supporting the innovation ecosystem in Greater Manchester and beyond, we’re delighted to announce that our next conference in Manchester will focus on the future of payments. The Future of Payments is hosted in partnership with Discover Global Network.
Payments has long been an area of strength for Northern FinTech. Alongside a broad FinTech capability, Greater Manchester has a specialism in eCommerce and Payments, and as the birthplace of the programmable computer, what better place to explore the Future of Payments!
With the Future of Payments Conference we aim to provide a platform to share ideas, to contextualise Northern FinTech innovation in a global sector, to champion diversity in the sector and feature under-represented founders. We will shine a light on regional FinTech innovation and we will showcase some of the regions brightest and best start-ups and scale-ups.
We are hoping to see the following themes reflected in the conference:
08:00 – 09:00: Networking & breakfast
09:00 – 09:10: Welcome from FinTech North – Joe Roche, Engagement Manager; Julian Wells, Director, Whitecap Consulting & Chris Sier, Chairman, FinTech North
09:10 – 09:30: Keynote 1 – Mike Chambers, Chairman, AnswerPay, Former Chairman of BACS
09:30 – 09:40: Keynote 2 – National Policy & Regulatory update – David Beardmore, Ecosystem Development Director, Open Banking Implementation Entity
09:40 – 10:20: Panel Discussion – Open Banking, chaired by Helen Child, Open Banking “Excellence. Featuring; David Beardmore, Ecosystem Development Director, Open Banking Implementation Entity; Kerry Dwyer, Equity Account Manager, Swoop; Andrew Self, Senior Manager Open Banking & Account to Account Payments, Payment Systems Regulator
10:20 – 10:40: Coffee Break
10:40-11:00: Keynote 3 – Cryptos, The Metaverse and Digital Currencies; Barry James, Chairman, BBFTA
11:00 – 11:15: Keynote 4 – Kirsty Rutter, FinTech Investment Director, Lloyds Banking Group – Collaborating with FinTechs: “You get what you measure”
11:15 – 12:00: Panel Discussion – The Value of Partnerships in payments, sponsored by Discover. Featuring; Tribh Gewal, Director, Alt Pay; Kirsty Rutter, FinTech Investment Director, Lloyds Banking Group; Rebecca Wright, CPO, LHV
12:00 – 13:00: `Lunch “Break
Afternoon Session: Hosted by Kimberley Waldron, CEO, SkyParlour
13:00 – 13:20: Embedded Finance Keynote.
13:20 – 13`:30: ‘Inclusive Capital’ & new ways of thinking – ‘How are we creating opportunity to add value to everyone?” – Joel Blake OBE
13:30 – 14:15: Embedded Finance Panel. Featuring; Alison Donnelly, Director, FSCom and Megan Coulson, Senior Policy Advisor, CBI
14:15 – 15:15: Payments Showcase part 1
15:15 – 15:45: Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:15: Payments Showcase – part 2
c.17:15: Closing remarks from Chris Sier, followed by networking drinks
How do I get involved?
If so, please reach out to FinTech North Engagement Manager Joe Roche (jo[email protected]) and we will look to involve you in the event!
For any speaking, sponsorship or partnership enquiries, please contact Joe ([email protected]).