The fall is conference season in this industry and this fall there are more options than ever before. If you want to learn and network with other industry participants now is good time to book your calendar and attend some of these great conferences. Below is a comprehensive list in chronological order of all the marketplace lending conferences scheduled over the next three months.
The FinTech Revolution: Banking on the Future: September 24 in Redwood City, CA
Advances in technology are having a vast impact in the financial markets, with disruption occurring everywhere you look. Alternate financing and innovations in payment systems and financial services are gaining traction and transforming the status quo. Online platforms are decentralizing investments and access to capital. The impact of big data analytics is representing a large disruption in the financial world. Security remains a crucial issue to financial institutions, who are battling increasing threats of cyber assaults. What is financial technology’s likely disruptive impact over the next 5 years?
SVForum’s “The Fintech Revolution: Banking on the Future” conference is for anyone interested in the financial technology industry trends and engaging in meaningful interaction with banking executives, finance professionals, technologists, entrepreneurs, innovators, and thought leaders ready to disrupt and transform the fintech ecosystem.
This is a broader fintech conference and I will be moderating a panel here on P2P lending. General admission is $150.00. You can view the agenda and register here.
Crowdfinance 2015: September 28 in NYC
Various advancements are not only altering the way in which people and businesses secure capital and invest, but are also circumnavigating the legacy inefficiencies that traditional finance has incurred. The crowd has emerged as a voice with which to be reconciled, as increased transparency and new opportunities to seek funding have drastically opened up the financial markets beyond traditionally closed boardrooms.
On September 28, 2015 in NYC, at Wall Street’s third annual Crowdfinance Conference, financial veterans and industry leaders will gather to provide participants with the resources necessary to capitalize in a financial services industry that continues to innovate and rapidly transform the financial landscape. Crowdfinance 2015 will feature a powerful lineup of keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions, game-changing exhibitors and exclusive networking opportunities.
Registration is $399.00 until September 4th and then goes up to $699.00. You can learn more and register on the Crowdfinance 2015 website.
Lend360: October 13-15 in Atlanta
Connect with the entire spectrum of the online lending industry at LEND360, October 13-15 in Atlanta. With so many of the industry’s leaders under one roof, the discussions at LEND360 are guaranteed to drive innovation in 2016 and beyond. From consumer, small business and marketplace lenders to service providers, including credit bureaus, payment processors and advertising/marketing companies, the entire ecosystem of the online lending industry will be at LEND360.
Learn how you can take advantage of rapid growth in the online lending industry.
Connect with the people who can help you understand how the changing regulatory environment can affect your business.
Get a front row seat to the industry’s most innovative content and exhibits, delivered by leading experts. In fact, last year’s attendees rated over 80% of the event’s content as “very innovative” or “extremely innovative.”
You can learn more and register at Lend360.org, where tickets are $2,400.
LendIt Europe 2015: October 20-21 in London
LendIt Europe is Europe’s largest annual gathering of the online lending community. It is where all the industry’s major players come to learn, network, and do business. Last year’s inaugural event was a one-day event that attracted almost 500 attendees. This year we are expanding to two days and we expect 750+ attendees.
Day two of LendIt Europe is the P2P Finance Association Summit @ LendIt where LendIt is partnering with the UK’s leading trade association for our industry. This day will feature leading regulators, investors and platforms from both the UK and across Europe.
I am one of the co-founders of LendIt and the Conference Chairman. So clearly, this is going to be the highlight of my fall conference season. Current pricing is £895 (plus VAT) until September 30 but Lend Academy readers always get a discount – use code LENDACADEMYVIP at checkout for 15% off. Learn more at Lendit.co/europe.
Money20/20: October 25-28 in Las Vegas
As the industry’s primetime conference and trade show, Money20/20 delivers the biggest scale, best audience and most engaging event. Money20/20 is the largest global event focused on payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.
General admission for Money20/20 is $2,459, which is 20% off the full price. You can register for the event here.
IMN’s Investors’ Conference on Marketplace Lending: October 29 in NYC
Momentum continues to build for IMN’s inaugural Investors’ Conference on Marketplace Lending: The First True Intersection of Institutional Investors and Marketplace Lenders. No other conference on marketplace lending held to date has featured so many major institutional investors in attendance, with large teams already confirmed to attend from investment heavyweights TIAA-CREF, AIG, Prudential, Loomis Sayles, BlackRock, New York Life, MetLife, Vanguard and Aegon. These investors will have unprecedented access to the largest, and most established platforms leading the industry such as Orchard, Funding Circle, CommonBond, LendingHome, RealtyMogul.com, CircleBackLending, PeerIQ, and Prosper. Over the course of the one-day program, we will delve deeper into the nuances of the marketplace lending sector.
Registration varies depending on type of attendee, but their early bird rate expires on September 4.
AltFi Global Summit 2015: November 2 in NYC
The AltFi Global Summit 2015 is the world’s #1 alternative finance-focused conference, and the only event to scrutinise the full gamut of alternative financing products – from debt, to equity, to receivables. It’s your opportunity to take a deep dive into an industry that is transforming the way that financial services function, providing a bold new asset class for investors in the process.
I will be speaking at the AltFi Global Summit. Standard tickets for the AltFi Global Summit are $795.
AltFi Global Regulatory Forum on Alternative Finance: November 4 in Washington DC
The Global Regulatory Forum on Alternative Finance is the world’s first high level, thought leadership event focused on the opportunities and challenges that alternative finance presents to policy makers and regulators. It will convene key decision makers to help instill the ideas that will shape well designed regulation and policy to ensure the continued development of marketplace lending and equity crowd funding.
Early Bird pricing for the AltFi Global Regulatory Forum ends September 30th. You also have the option of purchasing a combined ticket to the AltFi Global Summit in NYC and the AltFi Global Regulatory Forum in DC.
American Banker Marketplace Lending + Investing: November 4-5 in NYC
Marketplace lenders, investors and banks will convene in NYC to discuss the rapid growth and evolution ofconsumer finance through technology and data as it moves lending into the 21st century. Gain insights into advances in marketplace lending and learn more about the newest asset classes and platforms when you join usNovember 4-5 for Marketplace Lending + Investing at the New York Hilton Midtown.
I am also speaking at this conference. Registration prices vary on attendee type, but Early Bird 2 offers end September 18th.
Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of Fintech Nexus, the world’s largest digital media company focused on fintech. Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series.