27 FEB

ITFA Fintech event and networking drinks, Helsinki, Finland

The ITFA Fintech Committee will be gathering large Nordic banks and corporates for an event which will take place on 27 February in Helsinki, Finland.

This one-day event will be organised jointly by ITFA and Finnish Fintech Ecosystem.  This gathering provides an educational opportunity for both ITFA members as well as Finnish Fintech Ecosystem members.

Innovations in trade finance are making headlines. Transaction analytics, platform-based communities, data technologies, artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain infrastructures, … are upgrading global trade finance practices and contributing to financial inclusion.

How can all players in the trade ecosystem benefit from those innovations today? Will the current trade finance practices be rendered obsolete in the future digital era, or will technology enable an incremental upgrade of established practices? How can banks and corporates develop their own ROI-driven fintech adoption plan?

Join us at this fintech discovery day organised jointly by ITFA and Finnish Fintech Ecosystem and learn how the various ITFA fintechs help banks, their clients and their capital market investors today and how you could benefit too. At the end of this educational briefing, you will be equipped with deeper insights on actionable trade-focused innovations.

Venue: OP Financial Group, Helsinki, Finland
Target audience: Nordic banks, corporates, capital market investors and fintechs
Date: Wednesday 27 February 2019

Agenda: as follows:

08:30 – 09:00 Welcome Coffee

09:00 – 09:15 Introduction by the host – OP Financial Group

09:15 – 09:30 Helping banks, corporates and fintechs collaborate and grow together

09:30 – 10:15 Discovering the ITFA fintechs of the day

10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break and Fintech demos
10:45 – 11:20 Panel 1: Fintechs helping banks address the financing gap
11:20 – 11:30 Pitch 1: Trade Insights as a service – delivering trade insights using your data
11:30 – 12:05 Panel 2: New digital assistants to assist trade finance operations with machine learning and data technologies
12:05 – 12:15 Pitch 2: Attracting the younger professionals in the trade industry – leading market associations on the case
12:15 – 13:30 Networking lunch and Fintech demos
13:30 – 14:05 Panel 3: Attracting new investors into trade finance and upgrading credit scoring practices with artificial intelligence
14:05 – 14:15 Pitch 3: Fintechs working together for good – how data- and platform-focused fintechs can be combined
14:15 – 14:50 Panel 4: Pricing the risk of trade and increasing insurance capacity for corporates and banks alike
14:50 – 15:00 Pitch 4: Standardised Trust – a global community of change-agents in trade finance
15:00 – 15:15 Conclusions of the day
15:15 – 16:00 Networking Drinks and Fintech demos

Access will be free of charge and restricted to confirmed guests. More details on registration process and detailed agenda will follow in due time.

We take this opportunity to thank Finnish Fintech Ecosystem, as well as OP Financial Group, SEB and Standard Chartered Bank for their collaboration with ITFA.


* Please note that dates and times are subject to change and cancellation at short notice, for which ITFA cannot be held responsible.
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