Scotland’s fifth fintech festival celebrating UK wide innovation to start in September

Scotland’s fifth fintech festival celebrating UK wide innovation to start in September

Fintech Scotland has announced the core theme of this year’s Scotland Fintech Festival will be celebrating collaborative innovation that is driving economic recovery.

This will be the fifth FinTech Festival hosted by FinTech Scotland and will take place over four weeks in September and October. It is expected that this year’s event will be even larger than previous years with participation from entrepreneurs, innovators and policy makers from across the UK and the world.

The annual event was established in 2018 and has showcased the growing innovation in the industry involving a diverse range of fintech leaders and organisations.

The 2022 event will give particular emphasis to the growing collaboration throughout the UK which is enabling the progress of the fintech research & innovation roadmap launched in March of this year by FinTech Scotland.

The festival opens on 15th of September with the Annual Fintech Summit at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh and conclude on 6th of October with an evening of fintech awards.

Nicola Anderson, FinTech Scotland chief executive, said: “The Festival has grown each year, despite the pandemic, and for 2022 I’m looking forward more in-person events.

“The four weeks is an ideal opportunity to share how collaborative innovation has a key role to play in addressing economic and social challenges.”

A festival highlight will be the UK Fintech Symposium taking place at NatWest Gogarburn headquarters on 22nd September, bringing together all the UK regional fintech clusters as well as government ministers, regulators and leading fintech innovation influencers to discuss financial innovation contribution to economic recovery.

Stephen Ingledew, FinTech Scotland chairman and host of the UK FinTech Assembly, said: “The Festival will celebrate how fintech is very much a ‘team’ activity and how this UK collaborative approach to innovation is fueling sustainable growth and job creation as well as a positive social impact to benefit all UK regions and communities.”

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