ACCELERATING FINTECH 
  ACROSS THE UK

ACTIONS AND INITIATIVES TO DRIVE THE UK’S GLOBAL FINTECH LEADERSHIP

THURSDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2021, IN PERSON, STRATHCLYDE UNIVERSITY, GLASGOW

In Association with:

JOIN RON KALIFA OBE AND THE UK’S FINTECH LEADERS AS WE DISCUSS HOW THE UK CAN FULFILL ITS POTENTIAL AS A GLOBAL FINTECH LEADER THROUGH COLLABORATION BETWEEN REGIONAL HUBS, NATIONAL OVERSIGHT AND COORDINATION

 

THIS IS A MUST ATTEND EVENT AS THE UK FINTECH ECOSYSTEM CONVENES FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE NATIONAL CONNECTIVITY APPROACH WAS ENDORSED IN THE UK GOVERNMENT’S KALIFA REVIEW IN FEBRUARY 2021.

Why Attend
Hear updates on the initiatives contained in the Kalifa Review covering policy and regulation, infrastructure, research & innovation, investment, skills, and internationalisation.

The successful delivery of the five-point strategic plan will create high-skilled jobs , contribute to the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda, boosting regional exports and deliver a fairer and more inclusive financial future for all. What part will you play?

The conference is designed to enable collaboration from within the fintech ecosystem contributing to an innovative and inclusive fintech community.

2021 Speakers





Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister
UK Government




Chair, Fintech Strategic Review
UK Government




Financial Conduct Authority
FCA




Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise
Scottish Government




Chief Executive
FinTech Scotland




CEO, The Global Open Finance Centre of Excellence
(GOFCoE)




CEO
Innovate Finance




HMT Fintech Envoy
England




Strategy Director
FinTech West




CEO
FinTech Wales




HMT Fintech Envoy for Northern Ireland




Director
FinTech West




Executive Lead, SuperTech
West Midlands




Director of FinTech Delivery Panel & Insurtech Board
Tech Nation




CEO
FinTech Alliance




Director of International & National Initiatives
Innovate Finance




Partner
Pinsent Masons




Director
UK Government Department of International Trade

Conference Agenda

14 October 2021

Session One: Setting the conditions for growth in UK fintech

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Chair: Stephen Ingledew, Executive Chair, FinTech Scotland


Andrew Jenkins
9:10 AM – 9:25 AM

Welcome Address: Supporting Global Britain’s fintech aspirations

Speaker: John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister, UK Government


John Glen
UK Government
9:25 AM – 9:45 AM

The Kalifa Review: a technological revolution powering jobs, trade, inclusion and recovery

Turning a five-point plan into a trillion-pound economic opportunity for Britain’s burgeoning fintech sector Speaker: Ron Kalifa OBE, Chair, Fintech Strategic Review, UK Government


Ron Kalifa OBE
UK Government
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

From the sandbox to the scalebox

Supporting innovative regulatory approaches to build and grow Britain’s fintech clusters Speaker: Maha El Dimachki, Financial Conduct Authority


Maha El Dimachki
FCA
10:00 AM – 10:10 AM

TBC

Speaker: TBC

10:10 AM – 10:40 AM

TBC - PANEL SESSION WITH Speakers above and Q&A

10:40 AM – 10:55 AM

BREAK

Session Two: Fintech in Scotland: supercharging the cluster

10:55 AM – 11:10 AM

The opportunity for Scotland growing a fintech cluster

Creating jobs and international opportunities in an inclusive and innovative new industry Speaker: Ivan McKee, Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise, Scottish Government


Ivan McKee
Scottish Government
11:25 AM – 11:40 AM

Scotland’s fintech story – the roadmap to building a world-class cluster

Aligning capabilities with innovation priorities and enhancing Scotland’s international profile in the sector Speaker: Nicola Anderson, Chief Executive, FinTech Scotland


Nicola Anderson
FinTech Scotland
11:40 AM – 11:55 AM

How the UK can lead on Open Finance innovation

Improving people’s lives by safely unlocking the potential of financial data Speaker: Kevin Collins, CEO, The Global Open Finance Centre of Excellence (GOFCoE)


Kevin Collins
(GOFCoE)
11:55 AM – 12:10 PM

TBC

TBC

12:10 PM – 12:25 PM

PANEL SESSION WITH Speakers above and Q & A

12:25 PM – 1:15 PM

LUNCH

Session Three: National Connectivity: spurring innovation and collaboration

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Developing the policies to spur UK’s fintechs innovation

Speaker: Janine Hirt, CEO, Innovate Finance


Janine Hirt
Innovate Finance
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Spotlight on UK regional fintech cluster

Speakers: Chris Sier or Julian Wells, FinTech North Sarah Williams-Gardner, CEO, FinTech Wales Andrew Jenkins , FinTech Northern Ireland Stuart Harrison , FinTech West Hilary Smyth-Allen, West Midlands Fintech


Chris Sier
England

Sarah Williams-Gardner
FinTech Wales

Stuart Harrison
FinTech West

Hilary Smyth-Allen
West Midlands
2:45 PM – 2:55 PM

TBC

2:55 PM – 3:10 PM

Panel: The FinTech National Network: leveraging regional skills, supporting collaboration, delivery and implementation

Speakers: Janine Hirt, Innovate Finance Victoria Roberts Tech Nation David Duffy CEO, Virgin Money


Victoria Roberts
Tech Nation

Janine Hirt
Innovate Finance
3:10 PM – 3:30 PM

BREAK

Session Four: Scaling UK Fintech: securing investment and international opportunities

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Building strong investment foundations to scale the UK fintech market

Setting the right incentives for investors and unlocking institutional capital to stimulate domestic investment in fintech Speaker: Phil Vidler, FinTech Alliance


Phil Vidler
FinTech Alliance
3:45 PM – 3:55 PM

TBC

3:55 PM – 4:15 PM

Panel with Q&A: Securing the ambitions for global growth with a targeted approach to exports and inward investment

Speakers Peter Cunane, Innovate Finance Rachel Gwyon, UK Government Department of International Trade (TBC) William Russell, Lord Mayor of the City of London (TBC)


Peter Cunnane
Innovate Finance

Rachel Gwyon
UK Government Department of International Trade

Drinks Reception and Networking Campfires (TBC)

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Drinks Reception and Networking Campfires (TBC)

SPACE 1 - Regtech
SPACE 2 - Insurtech
SPACE 3 - Payments
SPACE 4 – Banking
SPACE 5 – Wealthtech
SPACE 6 – Business Banking
SPACE 7 – Lending
SPACE 8 – Quote Aggregators
SPACE 9 – Green Finance

(***Draft Synopsis and Conference Agenda – timings and speakers subject to change) 

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