The year 2021 promises to be an interesting and important year in financial technology and banking as the world tries to climb out of the economic problems caused by the pandemic. Here is a list of the top virtual banking and finance events for the upcoming year.
February 25: Bloomberg Crypto Summit
The Bloomberg Crypto Summit occurs on February 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. EST. With Bitcoin hitting all-time highs and interest from institutional investors growing, this virtual event should be of interest to anyone in banking and finance. Ethereum is garnering increased interest because of its use in the decentralized finance (DeFi) industry. And blockchain is merging with artificial intelligence and IoT to provide novel forms of transparency, accountability, and governance.
Speakers will include Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO Circle; Mike Belshe, Co-Founder & CEO BitGo; and Nic Carter, co-founder of Coin Metrics.
March 3: Manufacturing After The Pandemic
The pandemic has hit all areas of the economy in Europe and the United States. This Financial TImes Live webinar will discuss how the manufacturing sector can create a modern workplace that increases productivity while ensuring employees remain an important part of the company.
The manufacturing industry was hit hard by the lockdowns caused by the pandemic. The reality of the pandemic has shown how easily disruptions to the workforce can occur. Many companies were forced to innovate and create quick fixes in order to stay competitive. This event will provide information about new approaches and strategies to help stay competitive. It is scheduled for March 3, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. GMT.
March 3-4: Ai4 2021
This finance summit titled Exploring Artificial Intelligence in Financial Services will discuss how the banking and finance industry will adopt artificial intelligence and machine learning into the industry.
The goal of the summit is to deliver insights from those in the AI industry and discuss what AI means to the financial services industry. There will be more than 30 speakers, including Agus Sudjianto, Head of Corporate Model Risk at Wells Fargo, and Tiffany Perkins-Munn, Managing Director at BlackRock.
March 5: The 7th Annual MIT FinTech Conference
The 7th annual MIT FinTech Conference is an all-day event starting at 8:00 a.m. EST, March 5, 2021. This year’s conference will include a startup pitch competition with $30,000 going to the winner.
Among the speakers scheduled is Vladimir Tenev, co-founder and CEO of Robinhood, which should prove interesting given the volatile trading that put his company in the spotlight recently.
March 16: The Future of Food Is Now
Another FT Live webinar scheduled for 9:00 a.m. EST will discuss how the food industry will prepare for the post-Covid environment. Key topics will include how the food industry can support climate change, how to achieve a farm to fork strategy, and food security.
March 25-26: Fintech World Forum 2021
If it relates to financial technology, this two-day event will cover it. A few of the topics include the future of banking, the impact of blockchain on payments and lending, and the transformation of international payments.
Keynote speakers for the conference include representatives from major corporations such as IBM, Huawei, Oracle, Tandem Bank, and many more.
May 10-13: Finovate Spring
All areas of financial services will be covered in depth during this online virtual event. You will hear from industry experts from fintech, investors, financial institutions, solution providers, and analysts.
Learn how the financial services sector has been affected by Covid-19, how the pandemic has led to faster innovation of new technologies, and what this means for the industry now and in the years ahead.
May 12-14: Open Banking World Congress
This free virtual event showcases the best and brightest people and ideas in the field of open banking and open finance from around the world.
Last year’s event was the world’s largest virtual open banking event. It attracted over 4,500 participants from more than 110 countries. This year’s event is expected to be even better.
May 24-27: Consensus 2021
The Coindesk Consensus 2021 virtual conference will bring together professionals from around the world to discuss the future and evolution of blockchain and cryptocurrency technology. No matter what industry you’re in, cryptocurrencies will continue to evolve as more companies accept them.
The conference will feature traders, entrepreneurs, academics, and developers to discuss the future of cryptocurrency as it relates to finance. You will be able to explore various ways your business can get involved in this ever-changing market.
June 7-11: Fintech Generations: Return to Growth
This 5-day virtual conference titled, Return to Growth: Prepare for the Roaring ‘20s, will feature the top leaders and innovators in the fintech and insurtech industries. The schedule for this important conference is:
- June 7: Changes in the Financial Industry
- June 8: Synergy + Partnership
- June 9: Social Impact + Change
- June 10: Disruption + Innovation
- June 11: Transforming the Traditional Insurance Industry.
September 22-25: FinCon2021
FinCon2021 is great for anyone interested in creating content on the internet in the personal finance sector. This includes bloggers, YouTubers, podcasters, authors, freelancers, finance advisors, and social media influencers.
The event will be live in Austin, Texas, and virtually on your computer. FinCon2021 will feature more than 300 speakers and over 100 exhibitors. You can collaborate with peers and learn from the experts.