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DLA Piper supports FinTech North Manchester

FinTech North is pleased to announce that DLA Piper will sponsor FinTech North Manchester on the 22nd May 2018.

DLA Piper will bring their expert insight to bear on the day of the conference as part of the Innovation discussion panel. They have also kindly agreed to sponsor and host the VIP dinner the evening before the event.

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries. Its clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies.

FinTech North Manchester will see 200 attendees from various financial services tech sectors, higher education and the public sector gather for a full day of keynote speeches, panel discussions and interactive Q&As around all things FinTech.

Steve Wright, Partner at DLA Piper commented:

“As a global law firm with a significant presence across the North West, we look to actively support the region’s business ecosystem by supporting and engaging with the financial services and FinTech networks locally. We are delighted to be supporting and taking part in FinTech North’s debut Manchester conference, and hosting the great range of speakers and partners involved in the event.”

Luke Freeman, FinTech North Manchester Chair:

“We’re proud to have a company like DLA Piper on board as part of the wider FinTech North community, providing support not only by hosting our speakers and partners but also contributing to our agenda.”

The Manchester conference is the second in a series of three major FinTech North events across the north, with the other events in Leeds and Liverpool. The conference will see a speaker line up of over 30 industry professionals and academics share their experience and expertise.

Sessions at the conference will explore the wider FinTech landscape, funding and innovation, and international FinTechs will be invited to pitch in a FinTech showcase.

Speakers include: Chris Sier, FinTech Envoy, HM Treasury, Christopher Woolard, Executive Director at the Financial Conduct Authority, Sameer Gulati, Policy and Research Advisor at Innovate Finance, and Henri Murison, Chief Executive of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership and many more.


View the full agenda and register for FinTech North Manchester here.


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