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Focused connections and insights

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Connect with senior decision-makers from the world’s leading financial institutions. Tell us your business goals and we’ll help you achieve them. Gain new business. Capture targeted leads. Be seen as a thought leader. Increase brand awareness.

This month's focus - Payments, Remittance, and Forex

Moving money quickly and seamlessly is vital in the finance or banking arenas. March's Focus centers on technologies that help move money. Whether it’s P2P, B2B, transfer, remittance, foreign transactions, few areas of the banking ecosystem have been touched as much by fintech as money-movement. Explore what’s out there now and talk about what’s coming next.

How do I participate?

FinovateFocus is a series of highly-efficient online events providing connections and insights throughout the entire year. Attend one, attend all, or attend just those in the series with topics that interest you.  


FinovateFocus Connect
FinovateFocus Connect

A one hour targeted high-impact, high-output event series delivering nine 3-minute presentations and nine 3-minute meetings. Meetings are powered by targeted AI matchmaking. 

FinovateFocus Connect is the most efficient way to make connections and secure takeaways to improve your knowledge and increase your contacts.  

 

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FinovateFocus Roundtable
FinovateFocus Roundtable

Gain peer-to-peer insights by participating in two back-to-back 30-minute roundtable discussions. All roundtables are themed by the monthly topic and led by a host.  

Collaborate with peers and take part in exclusive conversations to help you benchmark and gain insights.  

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FinovateFocus Workshop
FinovateFocus Workshop

Deep-dive expert-led learnings. Each workshop focuses on one topic and consists of 3 1-hour sessions. Expert practitioners lead the workshops and provide participants with actionable takeaways and learnings.  

Workshops will run in conjunction with FinovateFocus Half Year and Year in Review in June and December.  

Agenda coming soon.

FinovateFocus Review
FinovateFocus Review

Twice a year, Finovate rounds up the most exciting fintech developments from the previous 6 months showcasing the technology, ideas, and companies you need to know about.    

Get this information in a multimedia format including webinars, videos, eMag and articles all in one week! 

Stay tuned for the first Half Year Review agenda announcement, coming in April.  

The best way to experience the virtual world of Finovate in 2021. For the best value possible.

The Finovate Virtually Everything Pass gives you access to the FinovateSpring, FinovateEurope, FinovateAsia and FinovateFocus virtual events through June. Plus exclusive video content and a 15% discount to all physical events in 2021.

All for just $999

Why are Finovate digital events worth your time?

To give connections and insight all year round in addition to our physical events, FinovateFocus events are designed to be inclusive, compact, and pack a big punch. Online events will focus on a specific subsection of fintech each month, such as Payments, Remittance and Forex (which is FREE to attend!), Data Technology, Fraud and Security, and Back-End Technologies.


Attend from anywhere
Attend from anywhere

You no longer have to wait for a physical event or plan travel.  

FinovateFocus digital events are an opportunity to conveniently participate and increase your connectivity and year-round learning from your home or office.

Meet like-minded decision-makers and influencers
Meet like-minded decision-makers and influencers

Focus is the key to Finovate’s digital products. The attendees you meet will share your interest in the specific area covered. And your conversations with them will be relevant and engaging. 

Expand your circle of influence by participating in FinovateFocus digital events.  


Keep your finger on the pulse of the market
Keep your finger on the pulse of the market

Tap into expert insight year-round and ensure you are up to date on the latest market developments.  

Topics will include UX, Data, Security, Customers Engagement, SMB, Payments, Lending, Digital Banking and more.

Use your time efficiently
Use your time efficiently

FinovateFocus digital events are designed with efficiency in mind. Fit them into a workday or between meetings.

Similar to Finovate’s signature 7-minute demo format, these unique formats aim to be impactful and valuable in the least amount of time.  

Be Seen. Be Heard.

Gain new leads. Be a thought leader. Elevate your brand.

FinovateFocus digital events provide the platform to connect with senior financial decision-makers. Tell us your business goals and we’ll help you achieve them. Gain targeted leads, host a discussion as an expert speaker at the home of fintech innovation and choose branding opportunities to put your company at the front of your buyer’s mind. Digital opportunities are limited. Reach out now!

Future focus areas

Here are the focus areas that are coming up next:


Customer Experience – February 25 (Check!)
Customer Experience – February 25 (Check!)

Our first FinovateFocus will center around User Experience in banking and finance. A strong user experience starts with the very first marketing message, continues through the account opening process, and culminates in the ongoing service a customer receives. With so many different channels to keep track of (online, mobile, call-center, chatbot, in-branch, and more), it’s no wonder it’s so challenging to ensure a seamless delivery.

Payments, Remittance, and Forex – March 31
Payments, Remittance, and Forex – March 31

Moving money quickly and seamlessly is vital for anyone operating in the finance or banking arenas. This month’s Focus will center on technologies that help move money from one place to another. Whether it’s P2P, B2B, transfer, remittance, foreign transactions, few areas of the banking ecosystem have been touched as much by fintech as money-movement. Explore what’s out there now and talk about what’s coming next this March.

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Data Technology – April 22
Data Technology – April 22

Big Data has been a hot topic in fintech for a little while, but the importance of having clean, actionable data is growing every day. Not only do financial institutions need to be able to see and store the data that they have, they also need to be able to feed clean data into other applications in order to take advantage of the new possibilities brought about by advancements in artificial intelligence and machine-learning technologies. Are you getting the most out of your organization’s data?

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Fraud and Security – May 27
Fraud and Security – May 27

As more financial business has moved to digital channels, preventing fraud and maintaining strict security are more important than ever. In May, we’ll approach the topic from all sides, including KYC, web and mobile security, data breach prevention, breach-response, and more with an eye on mitigating your customers’ risk, and minimize your organizational risk as well.

Half-Year Review – June 24
Half-Year Review – June 24

A lot has already happened so far in 2021, and things are still ramping up. At our half-year review, we’ll take a look back at the important developments of the year so far, as well as recap some of the highlights from the previous months’ Focus events.

Back-End and Core Technologies – July 29
Back-End and Core Technologies – July 29

Core technologies are vital not only for day-to-day banking operations, but also for the ability to adopt and implement new technologies. Join us in July to learn more about what core-service-providers are doing to update their technologies, and make a plan for future-proofing your own organization by engaging the right back-end technologies.


Inclusion and Democratization – August 26
Inclusion and Democratization – August 26

Customer-acquisition is vital for the long-term health of any FI, but there are millions of people all over the world that aren’t able to engage with even the most basic financial tools. This lost opportunity hurts the individuals who are left out, and it also hurts the financial institutions who aren’t able to bring new customers in the door. Learn more about technologies that can help address these fundamental problems at our August Focus event.

Technologies to Grow Your Pipeline – September 30
Technologies to Grow Your Pipeline – September 30

Maximizing sales, marketing, and business development is an ever-present concern for any type of organization, but the pressure is particularly acute in financial services. Fintech solutions can help all sides of the process, delivering results that can make a big impact on the bottom line.

Lending – October 28
Lending – October 28

Consumer and small-business lending is the backbone of any economy, and it’s a vital source of revenue for banks and credit unions of all sizes. It’s a difficult balancing act, though, as banks need to weigh new opportunities for revenue against minimizing their exposure to risk. Walking that tightrope is difficult, but fintech is here to help, and we’ll spend October’s Focus exploring the best path forward.


Digital Transformation – November 18
Digital Transformation – November 18

Updating and upgrading technology stacks is no small feat in the world of finance, but the need for banks to future-proof their digital offerings is very real. In November, we’ll talk through the technologies and best-practices for FIs of all shapes and sizes to help tackle this problem and find a clear path forward in an increasingly digital environment.

Full-Year Review – December 16
Full-Year Review – December 16

Just like in June, our full-year review will focus on recapping the important takeaways, new technologies, and evolving ideas coming out of 2021. With one eye on preparing for a successful 2022, we’ll also highlight notable elements from the year’s other Focus events as we bring 2021 to a close.

Third annual Finovate Awards!

Winners announced September 14, 2021

The Finovate Awards recognize the companies driving fintech innovation forward and the individuals bringing new ideas to light. We crown 25 winners in fields like consumer lending, digital banking, SMB/SME, ID management and more.

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