LendIt Europe 2017 has nailed down the dates for its forthcoming event this fall in London. There was a formal kick-off that took place last night at the Dion in St. Paul’s in London where 75 of the UK’s “Fintech elite” gathered for a reception.
LendIt says the 2017 event is set to be Europe’s largest lending and Fintech event, with over 1,000 participants from the UK and Continental Europe as well as North America and Asia.
This year’s conference is taking place at the Intercontinental O2 Hotel on October 9-10. The topics are being expanded to cover other ares of Fintech including Blockchain, Insurtech, digital banking, and more.
“We are delighted to be back in London for the fourth annual LendIt Europe event”, said Peter Renton, Lendit Chairman. “Building off the success of our US and China events, LendIt Europe will bring together fintech leaders from across Europe and around the globe for two intense days of learning, networking and deal making.”
LendIt revealed several of the confirmed keynote speakers including; Jaidev Janardana, CEO of Zopa, Francesco Brenna, Partner at IBM Global Business Services, and Shane Williams, co-founder of UBS Smartwealth.
LendIt Europe will incorporate six tracks of content including Digital Banking, Credit & Underwriting, Policy & Regulation, the Cutting Edge in Fintech, Innovations in Lending, and Investor Insights.
A featured part to this year’s conference is the PitchIt startup competition. PitchIt allows innovative fintech startups from across EMEA to present their solution in front of the LendIt audience of international investors and industry leaders.
LendIt Europe will take place in London on October 9 and 10, 2017.