University of Manchester to host FinTech North conference in April at iconic Whitworth Hall
Tom Connell / 22nd February 2019
FinTech North’s second annual Manchester conference will once again be hosted by University of Manchester on 17th April, expecting to attract around 300 delegates to the iconic Whitworth Hall for a full day conference featuring a line-up of national and regional FinTech experts and innovators.
Attendees at FinTech North will be drawn from the financial services and technology sectors in the region, including banks, building societies, insurers, other financial product and service providers, technology companies, software developers, FinTech entrepreneurs, investors, academics, students and the advisory community.
Confirmed speakers at the Manchester conference so far include:
- Chris Sier – HM Treasury FinTech Envoy & Chairman, FinTech North
- Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell – Vice Chancellor, University of Manchester
- Charlotte Crosswell – CEO, Innovate Finance
- Henri Murison – Director, The Northern Powerhouse Partnership
- Stephen Ingledew – CEO, FinTech Scotland
- Nigel Dean – Head of Marketing, MYPINPAD
- Richard Carter – Managing Director, Equiniti Credit Services
- Luke Freeman – Director, Whitecap Consulting
Further keynote speakers are still to be announced and the conference will also feature a showcase of Manchester-based FinTech businesses who will pitch their story to the audience. Throughout the event there will be networking opportunities, including breakfast, lunch and a drinks reception to close the event.
Professor Gerard Hodgkinson, Vice-Dean for Research, will chair a panel session which will focus on skills, innovation and the collaboration opportunities between business and higher education.
Professor Andrew James, the University of Manchester’s academic lead for FinTech and Associate Dean for Business Engagement & External Relations, says:
“We are delighted to be hosting FinTech North’s annual conference for the second successive year. This event was one of the highlights of the North of England’s FinTech calendar last year. Our support for FinTech North is an important part of our strategic vision to place the University of Manchester in the first rank internationally for research, teaching and knowledge exchange in FinTech.”
Julian Wells, Director of FinTech North, says:
“We’re proud to once again be working with the University of Manchester and delighted to be able to use such a fantastic venue as Whitworth Hall. Last year’s conference was our first ever Manchester event and we have since held a number of successful seminars in the city, so we are looking forward to returning for what promises to be a thought-provoking and informative day in a stunning setting.”