This year's theme, « The world after… », reflects the unprecedented times we’ve been living through lately. Digitalisation has become the name of the game and COVID-19 plays as a huge accelerator towards digital economy and the adoption of digital habits.
For the 5th year in a row, FinTech Belgium is putting together a creative programme spread over 3 stages.
The world of finance has been put under great pressure recently. Open Data is at the heart of the present evolution and the key to the future. During the Summit we will take the pulse of the current financial ecosystem in the light of the Digital Finance Package, freshly adopted by the European Commission. Our speakers will share their vision of the future and shed light on new opportunities. We’ll learn how companies, ranging from small startups to large scale-ups, are adapting to the accelerating rate of change.
Historically, insurers price and aggregate risk in order to protect people and business against losses and injuries. This is still the case today, but the current risk assessment methods are evolving from historical data models towards more complex technology-based solutions that offer new insights and possibilities. The increasing amount of data and the hyper-connectivity represent new opportunities such as real-time claims processing and risk-assessments for individuals and corporates. We’ll explore how this new technology will impact our cities, mobility and wellbeing.
Technology is at the core of the world of tomorrow and represents a key driver for Digital Finance. Our speakers will explain why they adopted specific technological solutions, presenting us with the latest technological advancements and share their vision for the future. We will understand why some of the top Belgian banks are moving their core banking on the cloud and how they operate this revolutionary change. We will also discover the possible impact of the digital currency on the European economy. And, of course, we cannot overlook the importance of Artificial Intelligence and its role in Digital Finance.
/ The world after COVID-19
How different will the world be after COVID-19? Will the world’s balance shift? Who will gain and who will lose from the current transition? It seems that a minority of companies and sectors have benefited from the crisis, others were able to keep their head above water thanks to their adaptability and resilience, while the vast majority suffered the dire consequences. Our speakers will show that Digital Finance can help the world be more resilient and adaptable. And how it can contribute to improve inclusion, provide new users with access to the financial services and improve diversity balance. We will also learn what new possibilities for the European economy can arise from the introduction of the digital euro.
EUROPEAN FINTECH PITCH BATTLE
This year, we will be holding a digital European Pitch FinTech Battle.
It will be the opportunity for international FinTechs, RegTechs, InsurTechs and many more to share their innovative ideas, to boost their visibility on the European scene, to expand their network and maybe even catch the eye of European stakeholders!
These 18 finalists from all across Europe will be pitching in front of a Jury of Experts, including finance&invest.brussels (President of the Jury), Mastercard and Volta Ventures. They will have a chance of winning prizes and awards in the following categories: Startups, Scale-ups, Online Pitch and an Audience Award!