LendIt, best known for its roving events targeting the online lending industry plus other aspects of the emerging Fintech industry, has added Latin America to its list of targeted regions with a new event.
FinnoSummit, taking place in Miami this coming December, is being produced in partnership with Finnovista.
Finnovista and LendIt Fintech reportedly have each hosted dozens of successful Fintech events in Europe, China, the US, and Latin America, with attendance at each event ranging from 1,000 to 5,000+.
For the first time, the two organizations are joining forces to host an event highlighting innovators in Latin America and the Caribbean.
In a release, LendIt said it expected more than 175 companies from more than 25 countries, to participate in the Miami event.
FinnoSummit will also host the final of the Visa Everywhere Initiative: an innovation program in which more than 100 Fintech startups applied to be crowned the most innovative startup from Latin America and the Caribbean.
Andrés Fontao, Managing Partner of Finnovista, commented on the LATAM focused event:
“Thanks to the consolidated innovation network of Finnovista in the region and the global reach of LendIt Fintech, FinnoSummit Miami by LendIt Fintech will fuel the opportunities for collaboration in Latin America. We want to bring together the entire regional ecosystem to discover new trends, generate investment opportunities and lead the path in the transformation of the financial services industry in Latin America.”