FINTECH 2016 CONFERENCE

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Disrupting The World We Know

 



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Tülin SİPAHİLER

Sipahiler Events Founding Partner

ABOUT FINTECH 2016

Istanbul TALKS is a conference series which aim to add value to Istanbul. The series embraces the EMEA region geographically as well as the topics concerned. Istanbul TALKS Fintech 2016 Conference will be held on May 24, 2016 at The Seed, Sakip Sabanci Museum.

Istanbul TALKS Fintech 2016 is a global conference, organised by the leading events management company Sipahiler Events. Fintech 2016 will host top financiers, fintech entrepreneurs, tech startups, banks, capital market institutions, insurance companies, technopark managers, venture capitalists, incubators, accelerators, angels, advisors, IT professionals and academics in an interactive environment.

Turkey is a fertile valley for technology startups thanks to its young demographics, skilled workforce, robust mobile penetration, solid infrastructure and broad government support. Fintech is only a latest trend among the technology startups and the payment is by far the frontrunner. The Conference is a first and only in Turkey dwelling on the fintech landscape and opportunities. The theme of the Conference is “Disrupting the World We Know” and it aims to deliver a probe in the global emergence of fintech industry. The conference will inspire the people in technology and financial industries through best practices and create a platform where key players of the fintech landscape meet other peers. The discussion panels will cover key fintech topics and businesses in payments, startup banking, hi-tech capital markets, blockchain, bitcoin, P2P lending, crowdfunding, and insurance. Keynote speakers will share insights on the recent developments in the industry and deliver views on the future.

Fintech 2016 presents an extensive program, where the participants will have the chance to meet the well known, successful speakers, as well as providing a comprehensive networking platform, suitable for development of new ideas, new partnerships and new alliances.

Hot Topics

KEYNOTE

The speaker will talk about the impact of innovation in financial services. He will share his thoughts on how the industry will look like in the near future.

FINTECH ECOSYSTEM IN TURKEY

Turkey is a large country with young and demanding demographics. E-commerce, mobile shopping, internet banking are all hot topics as financial technology providers are popping across the country to serve clients in an agile and efficient way. Discussants will put a spotlight on where the fintechers stand today and how the way-forward appears

TURNING IDEAS INTO BIG BUSINESSES

This panel will be hosting key figures who have either involved in developing fintech policies/practices (globally or locally) or transformed an innovative idea into a large company.

NEXTGEN PLAYERS MAKE A CASE FOR THE WORLD OF PAYMENTS AND TRANSFERS

This panel will focus on the fintech sub-segment of payment startups. Card innovators, microchip producers, money transfer whizs will discuss how the payment industry has come to challenge the legacy systems.

FINTECH BANKERS OR BANK FINTECHERS

Given the imminent rise of fintechs, researchers now try to understand the new equilibrium in the financial services landscape. Surveys indicate that banks are not so much uncomfortable of the potential challenge posed by new entrants. Low cost banking and account management is the motto of fintech entrants to the banking sector. Will they disrupt the conventional wisdom? The panel will dwell on the bankers’ perception on new technology and services providers.

TRADING AND CAPITAL MARKETS

Robo-advising is now a well-known topic appealing to modern portfolio theory. To some, online asset management and advisory platforms are to disrupt hedge funds and portfolio managers based on innovation and diversified clientele. Pre-IPO facilitators have emerged to enable investors to tap into share upsides before a business goes public. This session will put a spotlight on how capital market startups create an impact on conventional wisdom.

BLOCKCHAIN TURNS INTO AN INDUSTRY PRACTICE

Distributed ledger is now in the air haunting legacy systems. This has not much to do with the emergence of Bitcoin which relies on Blockchain fabric. The new infrastructure is contested to be the new era of digitalization for governments, for businesses and financial markets. The panel speakers will enlighten the audience if Blockchain is panacea or treacherous road.

IS BITCOIN A TRUE DISRUPTER?

Bitcoin is not only a digital currency. It is one of the ways to demonstrate how technology can innovate the money is produced and exchanged. To many, it is a revolution. It is doomed, also to some others given constraints. The panelists will bring details on how the system works and what are the opportunities and potential failures.

LENDING, CROWDFUNDING… NEXT IN LINE PLEASE!

SMEs finance is a hot topic around the world given peculiarities of such businesses. Crowdfunding has become a buzz word to raise capital for early stage startups. Peer-to-peer lending has followed suit. Discussants of the panel will resonate how such modalities are competing with regulated markets and infrastructures.

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