UK Fintech Week Agenda Announced. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond: “I see Fintech as an essential sector”

The agenda for next week’s UK Fintech Week 2017 has been announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond. HM Treasury said they were building on last year’s success as the week long gathering brings together financial firms, government, and regulators seeking to boost the UK Fintech sector by supporting startups and competition.

The Chancellor stated;

“Britain is already the best place in the world to start and grow a Fintech company. These events are a great opportunity to show why. The first ever International FinTech conference will bring together dynamic UK firms with an exciting vision of the future, and global investors who can support their future growth. We have a plan for Britain and a modern Industrial Strategy and I see Fintech as an essential sector as we forge new trading relationships within, and beyond, Europe.”

The centerpiece event of Fintech Week 2017 is the first International FinTech Conference organized by HM Treasury and the Department for International Trade on 12 April 2017.

The event is hosted by the Chancellor and features the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney and the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Simon Kirby as well as other leading figures from Fintech, Venture Capital and Financial Services organisations including Taavet Hinrikus (TransferWise), Samir Desai (Funding Circle), Eileen Burbidge (HM Treasury Fintech Envoy), Xavier Rolet (LSE plc), Douglas Flint (HSBC), Alastair Lukies (Prime Minister’s Business Ambassador – Fintech) and Andy Stewart (Motive Partners). The event will be an opportunity to meet over 200 domestic and international investors who will learn more about the UK’s leading Fintech sector.

Economic Secretary, Simon Kirby commented on the forthcoming event;

“Growing our Fintech sector will deliver a radical change for consumers. It will revolutionise how we all bank and improve financial inclusion at home and abroad. FinTech Week 2017 is an exciting opportunity for UK firms and investors and an important part of our plan to forge a truly Global Britain that remains a great place to do business.”

Innovate Finance has scheduled their annual summit to take place at the beginning of next week thus adding to an already busy week as the UK seeks to maintain its global position in alternative finance.

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Mark Carney, Governor, Bank of England
  • Simon Kirby MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury
  • Eileen Burbidge, HM Treasury’s Special Envoy for FinTech
  • Alastair Lukies, Founding Partner, Motive Partners and Prime Minister’s Business Ambassador – FinTech
  • Taavet Hinrikus, CEO, TransferWise
  • Samir Desai, CEO, Funding Circle
  • Imran Gulamhuseinwala, Global Head of FinTech, EY
  • Douglas Flint, Chairman, HSBC
  • Andy Stewart, Managing Partner, Motive Partners
  • Elizabeth Corley, Vice Chair, AllianzGI
  • Antony Jenkins, CEO, 10x
  • Constantin Cotzias, Director, Bloomberg Europe
  • Keith Morgan, CEO, British Business Bank
  • Xavier Rolet, CEO, London Stock Exchange Group
  • Ron Kalifa, CEO, Worldpay
  • William Russell, Chair of FinTech Network Action Group, City of London
  • Chris Woolard, Executive Director for Strategy and Competition, FCA
  • Adrienne Harris, Former Special Assistant to the (US) President for Economic Policy
  • Richard Wazacz, CEO, Octopus Labs
  • Tim Bunting, Partner, Balderton Capital
  • Samantha Ghiotti, Partner, Anthemis
  • Jan Hammer, Partner, Index Ventures
  • Dr Chris Sier, HM Treasury’s Northern Powerhouse Envoy for FinTech
  • Miles Celic, CEO, TheCityUK
  • Darren Westlake, CEO, Crowdcube
  • Edward Twiddy, CIO, Atom Bank
  • James Varga, CEO, the ID Company
  • Oli Barrett, Director, Start Up Britain
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