FinTech North in 2024 and Beyond
What an exceptional year it has been for FinTech North! As we conclude our event activity for the year, we’d like to take this opportunity to reflect proudly on a record-breaking year and give you a preview of what we’d like to make happen in 2024.
With the dedication of our growing team—now comprising three full-time employees —we have enhanced our capacity to orchestrate a myriad of events that promise to elevate the FinTech ecosystem across the North.
In the final quarter of 2023, FinTech North marked a milestone with its largest conference to date in Manchester. Our final conference of the year saw a record-high turn-out with over 270 people in the room in Manchester, further testament to how both our community and regional FinTech innovation continues to grow.
The feedback form following the conference provided glowing responses, including an average rating of 8.71/10. Attendees expressed a high likelihood of recommending the event (a net promoter score of 90), praising the networking opportunities and positive feedback about panel discussions, diversity of opinions, and perspectives.
Looking Ahead to 2024
As we prepare to embark on a new year, the FinTech community in the North is gearing up for an unprecedented series of events hosted by FinTech North. With an ambitious plan to organize at least 24 events throughout the year, FinTech North is set to bring together industry leaders, innovators, and enthusiasts to discuss, learn, and shape the future of FinTech.
With our provisional 2024 events calendar completed, we are well on our way to delivering a record number of events across the North in more locations than ever. For further information, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Liverpool, we’ll kick off the year with a flagship conference on the 28th of March at the brand new Yoko Ono Lennon Centre at the University of Liverpool. Following this, the provisional list of dates for our other conferences is as follows:
- Leeds Conference- May (tbc)
- Newcastle Conference- July (tbc)
- Manchester Conference- November (tbc)
Our social events are incredibly popular and in-demand in the FinTech space, so we plan on continuing them to bring the FinTech community to facilitate networking and connectivity.
The provisional dates for these are as follows:
- Leeds Social- February (tbc)
- Manchester Social- April (tbc)
- Liverpool Social- August (tbc)
- Newcastle Social- October (tbc)
York Two-Day Summit
We’re exploring the idea of a York summit provisionally set for the end of September. This potential event holds the promise of a central Northern location with a direct train link to London, positioning itself as a two-day summit. The overarching vision is to unite the entire North in a singular space.
The concept involves engaging with the national sector, including fintech trade bodies, government, public policy influencers, various regions, as well as academic institutions. If you’re interested in participating in this event, please get in contact with us at email@example.com.
The events will cover a broad spectrum of topics, ensuring that participants gain insights into various aspects of the FinTech landscape. Some of the key topics include:
- The future of payments
- Financial Inclusion
- Data and AI
- Equality, Diversity and Bias
- Home Ownership
- The future of Savings
- Cryptocurrency & Blockchain
- FinTech Marketing
Wide Range of Locations
FinTech North exists to promote fintech across the North of England, so we would love to host events in these locations:
This geographical diversity reflects FinTech North’s commitment to fostering FinTech growth throughout the entire North.
Diverse Event Formats
To cater to the diverse needs and preferences of the FinTech community, Fintech North has structured its calendar to include a variety of event formats, such as:
- Quarterly Conferences
- Quarterly Socials
- Monthly Virtual Networking
- Quarterly Roundtables
- Monthly Seminars
- Bi-annual International Events
Skills and Talent Initiative
FinTech North is excited to announce a programme focused on developing skills in FinTech – the launch of a Skills and Talent initiative. This will aim to bridge the gap between employer demand and academic supply in the FinTech sector, and to continue to develop the FinTech sector in the North.
As part of this initiative, we are actively engaging with universities to foster collaboration and align academic opportunities with the evolving needs of the FinTech industry.
We aim to work closely. with industry stakeholders including universities, education providers, training providers, corporates, FinTechs, FS institutions, Tech and Engineering consultancies and FinTech employers. We are set to run skills focussed events, steering groups, seminars, webinars, roundtables, panel discussions at conferences and hackathons, as well as sharing skills-focussed content on our website. In doing this, we hope to increase our engagement with students and other people in the early stage of a FinTech career, as well as people seeking to re-skill into FinTech roles.
We have developed a skills package to offer different academic organisations opportunities to collaborate with FinTechs. For further information, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the year 2024, we aim to increase our involvement in international activity, representing a logical progression in the continual expansion of FinTech North
Not only will we be participating in international fintech events, we are also working on developing a concierge service and regional trade mission promgramme for companies coming to the UK. In doing this, we plan on showcasing Northern FinTech on the international stage.
Something else to keep an eye out for is our website redesign. The new website will feature…
- Refreshed user experience and design
- Enhanced value for partners and sponsors
- Microsites for conferences
- Insight into each regional ecosystem
We are excited to unveil the redesign, which will be reflective of our current goals, projects and place in the FinTech landscape.
How can I get Involved?
In 2024, we at Fintech North continue our mission to support and develop FinTech across the entire North. We invite collaboration and support from individuals and businesses passionate about shaping the future of financial technology. If you’re eager to contribute or participate, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Speakers and sponsorships
These events offer various opportunities for sponsorship and speaking engagements. Whether you wish to endorse our 2024 events or leverage FinTech North as a platform to bolster your business development strategy, we encourage you to reach out. For further information, please contact us via email at email@example.com.
Partner with FinTech North
Additionally, we offer a range of annual partnership packages for your organisation to come on board and support ours. We can leverage our connections to support your business development objectives and align our activity with your business strategy.
Our partnerships are priced so organisations of all stages and sizes can work with us; to discover the advantages of these packages and secure your FinTech North partner badge for use on your website and collateral, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The upcoming year promises to be a thrilling journey for FinTech enthusiasts, with Fintech North leading the way. With a robust calendar of events spanning various topics and locations, we are poised to make a significant impact on the FinTech landscape in the North. Stay tuned for updates, and mark your calendars for these unmissable events!