LendIt is returning to London for the fifth time in November for the LendIt Europe show. Now known as LendIt Fintech Europe, to reflect our broadening scope beyond lending, it will be held on November 19 & 20 at a new location, the Business Design Centre. We are expecting well over 1,000 people at the event this year.
Planning has been underway for a month or so now and we have finalized the list of topics we will be covering:
Day One – November 19
- Future of Banking
- Legal and Regulatory Issues
- Credit, Risk and Identity
- Future of Fintech
Day Two – November 20
- Lending Innovation and Financial Inclusion
- Investing & Entrepreneurship
- AI & Data Analytics.
While we have expanded beyond lending rest assured that lending will still be front and center at the event. We have seen a blurring of the lines between lending and other areas of fintech as banks offer online lending, lending platforms become banks and neo-banks now partner with lending platforms. As the online lending industry has matured we are broadening our purview.
In the last month we have started reaching out to potential speakers and we will be adding new speakers regularly over the next several months.
Signature Keynote Speaker: Rt Hon George Osborne CH
I am pleased to report that we have secured a signature keynote speaker for this year, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne. When he was in government he was always very bullish about fintech and he was the driving force behind the new Innovative Finance ISA. I am looking forward to hearing his thoughts on open banking, bitcoin, blockchain, AI in financial services, Brexit, the current direction of the financial regulatory landscape in Britain and more.
More keynote speakers will be announced shortly as we expect to have the best speaker lineup ever this year with many people who have never presented at LendIt before.