On April 25, 2017, Finstar Financial Group, a global private investment group, and Vedomosti business daily will hold the first international conference in Russia on new financial technologies, Fintech and Traditional Banking: Symbiosis or Confrontation?
Although the global financial technologies market has firmly secured its place as a leading destination for venture investment, with total investment up from $2 billion in 2011 to $18 billion in 2016, some Fintech experts argue that growth in the industry is decelerating, and that traditional banking has been too slow to implement the new tools created by Fintech companies. What is happening to the industry now? What are the main trends of Fintech’s global development, and what are the unique features of Russian Fintech? These and other questions about the main Fintech development vectors will be discussed at the event.
- Synergies between Fintech and traditional banking: possible models of integration and interaction
- Prospects for Fintech development and market regulation
- Main strategies and specific features of the Fintech business in Russia
- Fintech startup success stories
- Investment in Fintech: prospects and risks
Conference guests will include senior representatives of Russian state financial industry regulators, executives from major banks, heads of departments responsible for innovation, business development or IT in business sectors touched by Fintech, financial specialists and venture investors, startups, and management from industries such as telecommunications, retail, insurance, law firms, consultants, technology, data storage, Big Data and software.