FintechNorth Events


Newcastle Conference 2024

July 17th, 8am
Tyneside Cinema

We are back in the North East this July 17th for our fourth-annual Newcastle Conference, hosted in partnership with Mastercard, Invest North East England and Atom bank.

Last year, we welcomed a record-breaking attendance of over 160 delegates from the North East’s FinTech ecosystem. We know how the North East’s FinTech ecosystem turns out in their numbers, which is why we’re sure this year will be even bigger and even better.

🍿 Grab your popcorn for FinTech North’s Newcastle Conference 2024! 

We love a quirky and historic venue at FinTech North. So what better place to host this year’s event than the iconic Tyneside Cinema, one of the major cultural attractions in the City and a film and media arts venue of national significance.

On the 17th of July, we can’t wait to bring together the passionate North East FinTech and Tech community for everything excellent about this thriving ecosystem. We can’t wait to cover themes such as:

💡 Scaling a FinTech in the North East
💡 AI in the future of financial services and FinTech
💡 Enhancing FinTech Skills
💡 North-East FinTech Innovation
💡 Payments
💡 and more to be announced!

Will you be joining us? Don’t miss out on convening with over 130 delegates comprising of FinTech and Tech enthusiasts, key regional and national stakeholders, FinTech pioneers and more, for a day of thought-leading content and unparalleled networking opportunities.

Purchase yours today!

Check out the agenda below:

Event Schedule

Breakfast and Networking

Welcome from FinTech North

Delivered by Joe Roche, General Manager, FinTech North

Welcome from Atom bank: How a successful challenger can level up banking and the North

Delivered by Edward Twiddy, Co-Founder, Atom bank

Welcome from Invest North East England

Delivered by Rachel Burdis, Inward Investment Manager, Invest North East England

Developing the World-Class North-East FinTech Cluster, learnings from across the UK

Delivered by Stephen Ingledew OBE, Chairman, FinTech Scotland

UK FinTech Sector Update, with Innovate Finance

Delivered by Peter Cunnane, Director of International and National Initiatives, Innovate Finance

The Funding Landscape and Angel Investment into FinTech

Charlotte Scott, Senior Investor Relations Manager, Innovation SuperNetwork

Coalitions & Regional Ecosystems

Delivered by Ksenia Grant, Director of Ecosystems and Partnerships, CFIT

The FCA perspective: How we can support beneficial and responsible innovation

Delivered by Helene Oger-Zaher, Senior Manager - Innovation Department - DTI Division, FCA

Coffee & Networking Break

Funding to Scale FinTech Across the UK

Delivered by Phil Vidler, Co-founder and Managing Director,FinTech Growth Fund

From Start-up to Scale-up: North East FinTech Success Goes Global

Delivered by Roger Binks, CCO, Kani

A Fireside Chat with Mastercard: Use of Payments Data in the National Interest

With Mark Greenberg, Director of Data Science, Vocalink, a Mastercard company and Keith Lai, Assistant Deputy Director, Financial Transactions Data Research, Data Science Campus, Office for National Statistics

The Future of FinTech is not Finance

Delivered by Ghela Boskovich, Head of Europe/ Regional Director, FDATA

Free slot

Lunch & Networking Break

FinPact Impact, One Year On - Interactive Fireside Chat and Q&A

Steve Kevan, Co-Founder and CEO, FinPact
Manila McLean, NED, DocStribute

Panel Discussion: How are we making the North-East a world renowned FinTech cluster?

CHAIR: Stephen Ingledew OBE, Chairman, FinTech Scotland
Featuring; Aidan Lish, Teacher of Business and Economics, Gateshead College
Lucy Mounter, Director of Business Development and Strategy UK, Intercash
Sarat Pediredla, CEO, Hedgehog Lab
Jenny Halford, Sector Development (FinTech & Digital), Business Durham
Kevin Telford, Co-Founder, FinPact

Building FinTech Services for Critical National Infrastructure

Delivered by Jess McEvoy, Product Leader and Giles Buist, Delivery Principal, Scott Logic

Scaling up FinTechs; A Fireside chat with Google Cloud and Scott Logic

Featuring Karen Zhang, FinTech Lead & VC Partnerships, Google Cloud and Oliver Cronk, Technical Director, Scott Logic

Coffee & Networking Break

Closing The Deal: How FinTech can find their first funders

Delivered by Innovation SuperNetwork

Newcastle FinTech Showcase

Karl Hewitson, Co-founder, Keepl
Adedamola Victor Adesina, Founder TransactTrail
Katherine Keddie, Co-Founder, Adopter
Christopher Ansara, CEO & Founder, docStribute
Eric Guo, Founder, Spark
Michelle Jones, Founder, Kind Currency
Nick Hawkins, Corporate Barrister, GunnerCookeLLP
Olivia Minnock, Senior Partnerships Manager, mmob
Dai Davis, Partner, Percy Crow Davis & Co

Networking & Drinks Reception

Featured Speakers

Event Location

Newcastle Conference 2024
Tyneside Cinema
10 Pilgrim St
Newcastle upon Tyne

T: 0113 350 5350

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