Westminster Business Forum

FinTech in the UK - next steps for investment, skills and regulation

Tuesday, 17th January 2017

One Moorgate Place, Chartered Accountants' Hall, Moorgate Place, London EC2R 6EA

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



As the importance of FinTech continues to grow for financial services businesses and their customers, this conference will focus on the next steps for developing the industry sector in the UK.

In the context of the UK’s referendum on EU membership, it will also be a timely opportunity to engage on a range of issues and opportunities now facing the sector - including attracting international talent and investment, as well as the future implementation of relevant EU regulation (such as PSD2) and passporting frameworks for financial services.

Delegates will discuss priorities for encouraging further growth and skills within key sectors such as P2P and digital currencies, as well as developing the growth of UK FinTech companies regionally and internationally such as how best to develop further FinTech ‘bridges’ and Financial Centres of Excellence, aimed at attracting further international investment.

The conference is also scheduled to facilitate discussion on the Financial Conduct Authority’s recently introduced Regulatory Sandbox which seeks to create a ‘safe space’ for businesses to test innovative financial products and as HM Treasury considers feedback on developing a draft innovation plan for financial services.

Speakers and other delegates at this conference are expected to be a senior and informed group including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior officials from Central Government and the FCA, alongside a range of industry representatives from across the financial services sector including those working in banks, investment and savings platforms, payment services, crowdfunding and insurance as well as technology and regulatory experts, business groups, consumer bodies and national and trade press.


Guests of Honour

Dr Bill Roberts

Assistant Director, Remedies, Business and Financial Analysis, Competition and Markets Authority

Daniel Turnbull

Head of Competition in Banking Services Unit, Banking & Credit Team, HM Treasury

Bob Ferguson

Head of Department, Project Innovate, Financial Conduct Authority

Guests of Honour

Daniel Turnbull

Head of Competition in Banking Services Unit, Banking & Credit Team, HM Treasury

Bob Ferguson

Head of Department, Project Innovate, Financial Conduct Authority

Dr Bill Roberts

Assistant Director, Remedies, Business and Financial Analysis, Competition and Markets Authority

Chairs

Rt Hon the Baroness Kramer

Liberal Democrat Lords Principal Spokesperson on the Treasury and Economy

Adam Afriyie MP

Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on FinTech

Speakers

Janet Thomas

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, TouchFX

John Egan

Director, Anthemis Group

Imran Gulamhuseinwala

Global Head of FinTech, EY

Diana Paredes

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Suade

Jeff Salway

Member, Financial Services Consumer Panel

Peter Pledger

Chief Executive Officer, National Skills Academy for Financial Services

Kirstene Baillie

Partner and Head of Financial Services and Funds Group, Fieldfisher

John Battersby

Director, Communications and Policy, RateSetter

Stefan Haase

Associate, Whitecap Consulting

Tony Craddock

Director General, Emerging Payments Association

Michael Harte

Group Head of Innovation, Barclays