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FinTech North will return to Manchester on Thursday 24th November, welcoming a raft of big-hitters, newcomers and everything in-between in the UK’s FinTech scene.

Taking place at the University of Manchester’s iconic Whitworth Hall, the schedule is jam-packed with experts and FinTech trailblazers from the world of payments, digital banking, e-commerce, embedded finance and more.

The event is running in partnership with thought leaders in UK FinTech research, The University of Manchester; global financial services provider, Mastercard; cloud computing specialists, Amazon Web Services; cyber-security experts, DARE Technology; embedded finance professionals, Weavr and digital transformation leaders, GFT Group.

The hybrid event is expected to draw over 250 delegates, attending in-person and watching online.

Expert speakers set to converge on Greater Manchester include: Max Lambertson, Economist at Mastercard; Markos Zachariadis, Professor and Chair of Financial Technology at the University of Manchester; Daniel Greiller, Chief Commercial Officer at Weavr; and Jamal Issouquaein, Customer Success Engineer at Dare Technology.

Delegates can expect to hear a first-hand account of how some of the world’s most successful digital banks were built from the ground up, in a fireside chat with Amazon Web Services and GFT Group – both partners in developing and launching Mox Bank in Hong Kong and Al Rajhi Bank in Saudi Arabia.

Panel sessions throughout the day will include discussions on female entrepreneurship and funding from female led collective Fund Her North, as well as a deep dive into Greater Manchester’s FinTech ecosystem with Whitecap Consulting.

Attendees will also hear from some of the region’s best success stories in the FinTech showcase. More than 15 cutting-edge FinTech businesses from Manchester will be participating, including accountancy software providers Rupee Solutions – speakers at the 2021 FinTech North Manchester conference, who have now made the city their home! The showcase will be sponsored by Croatian ICT solution providers TIS and their UK counterpart, Bluebird IT solutions.

To compliment the North-West contingent of FinTechs, there will be a selection of international FinTechs to round off the agenda, hailing from as far afield as Ukraine and Nigeria.

Chris Sier, FinTech North Chairman and HM Treasury FinTech Envoy for England, comments:

“It’s a real privilege to be back in Manchester for our fifth annual flagship conference in the city. It’s great to see such longevity of a platform that year after year grows larger, and continually boasts an impressive line-up of regionally and nationally significant speakers from all corners of FinTech. This year is no exception.”

“Aligning with the Kalifa Review, which recognised Manchester as an established national FinTech hub, we’re certain this year’s Manchester Conference will once again demonstrate that FinTech in the regions continues to thrive.”

FinTech North is a non-profit organisation founded in 2016. It aims to champion the UK’s Northern Powerhouse as a region of excellence for FinTech, providing a platform to forge relationships between the North’s FinTech start-ups, innovators, established tech giants, policymakers and academia.

The full agenda for the FinTech North Manchester conference is here. Tickets can be purchased here and are priced at £75 per delegate. The live-stream event is free and places can be reserved here.

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