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25 - 26 February 2025
Intercontinental O2London

Rik Coeckelbergs
Founder and Managing Director at The Banking Scene


Rik Coeckelbergs is the Founder and Managing Director of The Banking Scene, a network organisation for bankers and is passionate about building communities and conceptualising ideas, enabling sustainable business models. Over the years, the community grew to 5 inspirational events in Luxembourg, Amsterdam and Brussels, the biggest with +400 attendees.

Before his entrepreneurial journey, Rik worked for +10 years in the financial services industry in various roles, both as an external consultant and in internal roles in business, strategy and marketing. In 2009, he created a LinkedIn community called “Innovation In Payments”, which today is the most prominent payments group worldwide with +80k members.

Rik Coeckelbegs is a regular blogger on and a guest writer for third-party websites, and a commentator in the national (Belgian) press. Occasionally, Rik contributes to publications, like in 2019 in “Regtech Blackbook – The Sequel”. More importantly, in 2021, Rik contributed to 2 chapters in Chris Skinner’s most recent bestselling book “Digital for Good”, an interview with Marc Lauwers, CEO of Argenta, on purposeful banking and a second one sharing his vision for the bank in 2040.

Agenda Sessions

  • Quick Fire Keynote: A New Ethos In Banking – Rewriting The Narrative To Focus On The Well Being Of Society & The Planet