THE DFS ALL THE LATEST TRENDS OF FINTECH IN BELGIUM
The Digital Finance Summit, highly renowned for its focus on the ever-increasing digitalisation of the financial industry, is back again, setting the path for a bright, more dynamic future at the heart of Europe.
For the 7th consecutive year, FinTech Belgium is proudly creating a quality programme, across 4 stages along with an unmissable opportunity to network with key players from the Belgian FinTech world, with expected 600 to 700 delegates.
In 2022, we thought the end of the pandemic would lead to a calm and prosperous period. And yet, the uncertainties continue.
How does digital finance contribute to increasing the flexibility and adaptability of our economies? How can we make our society more resilient learning from our challenging past to prepare for the future and be ready to face whichever shock comes next?
Our inspiring and curated lineup of speakers will share with us their visions on this evolution, the latest developments and their solutions to help us adapt to this constantly changing world.
1 DAY / 100 SPEAKERS / 4 STAGES
Keynotes Use cases Panels, Debates
European FinTech Pitch Battle
Interactive Sessions and trainings
This year main theme will be BOUNCING BACK through the 4 following themes
Open banking is not enough ! Open finance is not enough !
The market is ready to evolve and move beyond open banking and open finance. Europe, and Belgium, have to catch-up and align with the pack leaders.
Mixing financial and non-financial data will allow our economy to develop new tools, services and analysis, thus creating a strong added value for customers, companies and public services alike.
Let’s discover the latest evolution and trends of open data in finance and how our industry is well-positioned to lead other markets towards open data economies.
Less than a year ago, the economy was restarting strongly and full of hope as everyone was leaving the Covid era behind. However, the war in Ukraine and the inflation that followed shortly after didn’t leave us a minute to breathe between crises.
Considering the high rhythm at which these crises are happening, and the prospect of more to come, developing survival techniques is no longer enough, it is now more crucial than ever for our society to be resilient at the core.
Unquestionably, the Covid-crisis accelerated digitalisation, and digital finance has become a greater part of the solutions needed to tackle the challenges our society was facing. Let’s explore, with a great line-up of experts, how digital finance is playing this role again and how it will help our society to become structurally more resilient.
Thanks to the awareness & engagement of a great part of our society, the new EU ESG regulation and pressing demand of the clients, the financial industry made a lot of efforts to improve their environmental, social and governance policies.
While ESG may be seen as a new constraint, it will undeniably help to build a more resilient society, especially in the context of global warming.
How to differentiate real willingness from simple ESG-washing? How will digital finance help our industry to pursue this evolution? Will the financial crisis change the priorities of the clients even further?
From global analysis to concrete cases and testimonials, our experts will try to answer these questions and help us better understand the current ESG challenges and its possible evolution in the near future.
How to embrace the latest technological evolution? How will these developments bring an added value to our society?
We will start answering these questions by throwing some light on the link between metaverse and digital finance and how this will create new opportunities. Our journey will lead us to see how blockchain is currently shaping our industry. And how companies embrace the latest technological innovations…
New technologies undoubtedly impose a fast transformation rhythm. How to stay up to date with it? Come and get inspired by our speakers who will share their experience and knowledge to help us keep the pace.
IMMERSIVE ROUND TABLES
Exchange ideas and thoughts at these highly interactive agora sessions!
A NEW and exciting session format introduced this year on our Stage 3.
Immersive round tables are the fruit of a clear request from our attendees to break with Covid -induced digital silenced audience and one way knowledge sharing.
These sessions will be animated by our sponsors, in a collaborative way, and will take place in an agora format, allowing participants to actively join the discussions with other experts from around Europe, increasing interactivity and valuable exchanges.
Thanks to our partner, Febelfin Academy, you will be able to attend up to two trainings on curated hot topics for our community... whether you represent a bank, an insurance company, a fintech or any other organisation involved in financial services
These trainings will give their attendees several accredited continuous training points.
EXHIBITION AND NETWORKING
During coffee breaks, lunch and the closing cocktail, in person participants will have ample opportunity to enjoy and explore the different booths and demos, to exchange with speakers, sponsors, partners and FTBE staff. A variety of networking possibilities will provide delegates with the opportunity to meet and also have a one to one chat when needed.
Private physical and digital rooms of all sizes can be reserved for specific meetings or small satellite symposia. Details upon request.
The exhibition hall is accessible exclusively to onsite attendees and a digital room dedicated to networking will be available to digital attendees.
MEET EVERYONE WITH THE APP
Meet the right people
Never be left out of the loop
Use the Bizzabo app, keep the notifications "on" and start your networking!
“MEET THE SPEAKERS“ CAFE’
An exclusive opportunity to discuss and share ideas in an informal and cozy atmosphere!
“Meet the Speakers” Cafè will enable small groups of attendees to meet and exchange with VIPs of our industry in person during a short coffee break.
These sessions are available to in person attendees only.
A GREATER INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCE
Thanks to the digitalisation of the DFS last year, the proportion of International attendees has seen a great increase in the past few years.
This year, we expect this increase to continue thanks to the hybrid solution made available but also to our close collaboration with 13 other EU fintech associations through the European Digital Finance Association.
The EDFA is the independent industry body representing the digital finance community FinTech Belgium launched together with 7 other associations in 2020. Its mission is to support Europe’s global role in the financial technology sector.
Right now, members of EDFA come from Belgium, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Hungary, Holland, France, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Spain and Slovakia.
FINTECH BELGIUM ASBL/VZW The federation by and for FinTechs in Belgium. Strong of more than 120 members, our non profit organisation organises this crucial industry gathering to show case the latest trends in our sector on an annual basis since 2016.