Europe’s Most Exclusive Digital Finance & Fintech Event

Next month’s Paris Fintech Forum will draw more than 2,700 members of the financial technology community from more than 75 countries. The annual event is set for January 28 and 29 at the Palais Brongniart (the former home of the French Stock Market Exchange).

Among the featured Paris Fintech Forum speakers is Ann Cairns, Executive Vice Chairman of Mastercard, globally.

The endorsed Paris Fintech Forum is well known as the most exclusive digital finance & Fintech event in Europe. This year’s event will take place in the Grand Auditorium and The Hall of Honor, plus three other stages and two workshop rooms.

The three exhibition halls offer 120 dedicated Fintech pods and more than 50 partners from banks, insurance, hubs, institutions and solution providers. Totally there will be 160 Fintechs on stage for the Paris Fintech Forum.

The program includes 14 tracks on six stages. Topics include: Alternative Finance, Disrupted Bank: the Tech Revolution; Wealth Management & Markets; Disrupted Bank: the Future of Banking; Blockchain & Crypto Assets; AI & Data; Cybersecurity; Payments; Reg &Tech, and Insurtech.

Mastercard’s Ann Cairns

Ann brings more than 20 years’ experience working in senior management positions across Europe and the U.S.  She was President of International Markets responsible for the management of all Mastercard customer-related activities in over 200 countries.

Prior to joining Mastercard in 2011, Ms. Cairns was head of the Financial Services Group with Alvarez & Marsal, CEO of Transaction Banking at ABN-AMRO and held senior positions at Citigroup. Ann is currently chair of ICE Clear Europe, owned by the Fortune 500 company Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). She is also global co-chair of the 30% Club, the chair of the Financial Alliance for Women and serves as a member of the UK government’s AI Council and the IBDE advisory board.

Paris Fintech Forum Featured Speakers

Other featured speakers include: Carlos Torres Vila, CEO of BBVA; Frédéric Oudéa, CEO of Société Générale in France; Marguerite Bérard, Head of Retail Banking France for BNP Paribas; and Anne Boden, CEO of Starling Bank (UK). More than 180 other speakers have been confirmed to-date.

Paris Fintech Forum Sponsors

Major sponsors include ARKEA Services Financiers; Banking Circle; BNP Paribas; Mastercard, sopra banking Software, and wirecard. Other partners include Visa, Microsoft, PayPal and 30 others.

Besides offering extensive networking spaces, lounges and champagne lunches, Paris Fintech Forum offers several first-class side events. The best is the to-die-for Paris Fintech Night in the heart of Paris, says Robert McKinley, president of Ruebud Media (PYVNTS, PYRPTS, Bankcenter, CardBuzz ), who is willing to share his macaroons with other attendees. 

There is a 10% registration discount offered through December 20.


SUPPORTING SOURCES: RAM Research; CardData; CardTrak; CardFlash; Bankcenter; CardBuzz; PYVNTS; PYRPTS; Ruebud Media; Red 3 Media; The Cardworthy Company; Robear’s List