Retail Systems Awards 2023

29 June 2023

Waldorf Hilton, London

The Retail Systems Awards are back for their 18th year, once again celebrating the industry’s best and brightest. The 2023 awards are free to enter and feature 27 categories to choose from.

Deadline for entries: 3 March 2023


Instant Payments & R2P Leadership Summit

Date: 20 April, 2023

Location: Frankfurt, Germany

Instant Payments & R2P Summit is one of the longest running shows in Europe. Each year its represented by 25 leading speakers (mostly from Regional Banks, Top 3 Payments Schemes and some selected innovative FinTechs) with some shared networking of an estimated 100-125 qualified attendees.

Since this is a leadership summit we invite senior level representatives to share expertise on specific topics including P2P Payments, Bill Payments, Request to pay, Digital Overlay Services, impact of  Open Banking and Digital Transformation on Payments, Future of money, CBDC and much more.

We invite you to come to participate and engage at this unique show – LIVE in Frankfurt (Germany)!


Date: 23 & 24 Feb, 2023

Location: Frankfurt, Germany

Join the 5th annual Open Banking & SCA Leadership Forum which is one of our flagship conferences in Europe. This time it will be 2 days comprehensive summit in Frankfurt. Each day would be represented by over 20 leading speakers with some shared networking of an estimated 125-150 qualified attendees at each show. You could join any one or both of these shows as per your interest.

It features sessions and discussions on some of the most topical themes Open Banking, API, Strong Customer Authentication, and many more.

We invite you to come to participate and engage at this unique show – LIVE in Frankfurt (Germany)!

Alternative Investing Summit – December 4-6, 2022

The Alternative Investing Summit will bring together trustees and representatives of institutions as well as money managers and consultants to explore the roles of alternative opportunities and strategies. As a strategy, alternatives offer investors a method to obtain the returns they require and break the paradigm of the 60/40 rule, however not all alternatives are the same nor do they come without certain risks.

Participants and delegates of this alternative investment conference will investigate a range of critical investment issues, including discussion of the risks and benefits of various asset classes and investment vehicles such as hedge funds and private equity, examining means of cutting costs associated with implementation of absolute returns strategies, reviewing the future of commodities and surveying the landscape of emerging international markets. With the current struggle of obtaining these returns, the question of fees has become of particular relevance, especially within the field of alternatives as investors measure their risks v. rewards.

We will also look into impact investing as a way of obtaining returns that are socially responsible as well as many issues involved with fund management and the importance of education for trustees and other investment officers.

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Innovations in Lending, Alterative Financing, Fintech & Private Credit Summit – December 7-9, 2022

Opal Group is proud to present our Innovations in Lending, Alternative Financing, Fintech & Private Credit Summit (formerly Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit). The Summit is an educational forum designed for investors, issuers, platforms, underwriters, banks rating agencies, lawyers, service providers, accountant, and other related industry professionals. At this conference learn and network with industry leaders to gain insight on the newest techniques to maximize returns and reduce risk exposure in this growing area of marketplace lending.

Explore an in-depth review of the current landscape and what’s to come in addition to hearing about rating agency methodology, legal, tax and structural considerations which will provide attendees with the tools necessary to stay one step ahead of their competitors.

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National Technology Awards 2023

Save the date: 25 May 2023

London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square

Now in their seventh year, the most comprehensive celebration of technology has returned for 2023 celebrating their seventh successful year. This year’s National Technology Awards feature 35 categories and are open to any financial institution or technology provider with a UK office.

Head over to the website to find out more.

Deadline for entries: 27 January 2023


DT Fraud Conference 2023 – London – Leonardo Hotel Tower Bridge – 22nd & 23rd March 2023.

Theme: “Innovation in payments fraud and risk management”

Where next for fraud risk and financial crime management?

Payments are undergoing a revolution: roll out of PSD2 (including SCA and 2 factor authentication), upgrade to 3DS version 2, big data, cybersecurity, cloud, internet of things, AI, augmented reality, new tools and new payment products – the impact on banking and payments is huge..

This year, the DT Fraud Conference offers excellent value to merchants, card companies, banks, processors and advisers, providing essential insights into the background and detail of new developments and the strategic context. Recommended attendance for payments, finance, risk, fraud / operations staff and those in financial crime prevention who want to know more.

Over two packed days expert speakers will contribute strategic insights, case studies, commercial experience, regulatory and technical updates. They will inform, educate and entertain about new tech changes, challenges and solutions.

The agenda includes regular breaks and opportunities to interact with other delegates, sponsors and speakers. Book today, discount available of 20% for 2 or more delegates from the same organisation. More details: 

Money20/20 USA
October 23-26 2022

Money20/20 USA is the place where fintech communities love to do business.

This is where C-level executives, renowned speakers, innovators and disruptors come together under one roof to help drive forward the future of money.

In 2021, Money20/20 USA attracted over 8,000+ attendees from 2,800+
companies with 6,600+ meetings booked. Proving yet again, Money20/20 is the fintech industry’s premier event. Come this October 23-26, experience for
yourself the business-changing connections, innovative ideas, valuable learnings, and after-hours networking fun that only happen here.

Register now and remember you can save an extra $250 on your pass by using discount code: BRC250

Payments Awards 2022

Save the date: 10 November 2022

London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square

Now in its tenth year, the Payments Awards recognise and celebrate companies which have demonstrated excellence and innovation in the payments space.

Shortlist announced view it here: Shortlist 2022 // Payments Awards (

November 10th & 11th 2022

International Conferences & Trainings Annual International Payment & Innovation Forum is considered one of the best Payment Event today and this year the focus is on Innovation, Updates and partnership in the New Era.

Our 5th Annual International Payment & Innovation Forum 2022 will be hosted in Budapest, Hungary and everyone can either join Onsite or from the comfort of their home or office.

We will bring together Top C Level Exerts, Regulators, Industry professionals, Vendors from across the globe for 2 Full days of top-level presentation with hight interactive Q & A Sessions.

Special Opportunities for FinTech’s, Payment Vendors, Card companies, learning companies to showcase their product during the event.

Join us

29 – 30 November 2022 | NH Collection Eurobuilding Hotel, Madrid, Spain

MoneyLIVE Autumn Festival is back and bringing the party to Madrid. Join the event that will set the agenda for banking and payments in 2023 and beyond.

MoneyLIVE Autumn Festival unites the most senior and innovative banking leaders from across Europe to address the ground-breaking developments transforming the industry today. If you want to know what the future of banking and payments looks like, this is the place to be.


FStech Awards 2023

16 March 2023

London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square

On 16th March at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, once again celebrating excellence and innovation within the UK and European financial services tech sector.

Deadline for entries: 18 November 2022


Open Banking Expo UK

20 October 2022 | Doors open 09:00 BST

The UK’s Open Banking, Open Finance and Open Payments community will collide in London at Open Banking Expo on 20 October.

  • 100+ show-stopping speakers from brands including American Express, BT, Barclays,, Citi, Cynergy Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Mastercard, N26, NatWest, Open Banking Implementation Entity, Pay.UK, Payment Systems Regulator, PayPal, Plend, Santander, Starling, Tandem, UK Finance and so many more!
  • 9 stages of captivating content on the hottest topics including: Payments, Global, Future, SME Finance, Open Data, Retail, Open Banking for Good and more.
  • Network with a unique audience blend of retail banks, challengers, payments providers, SME lenders, PISPs, AISPs, fintechs and policy setters.
  • Oktoberfest – the after-party of all after-parties! Enjoy authentic German beer, soft drinks, snacks, and entertainment whilst networking with fellow innovators, disrupters and visionaries leading the charge across the ecosystem

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Open Banking Expo Europe

Novotel Amsterdam City, The Netherlands

30 September 2022 | From 09:00

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On 30 September 2022, Europe’s Open Banking and Open Finance community will reunite in Amsterdam to shine a light on the innovators, regulators and policy makers from across the European ecosystem.

As Open Banking continues to accelerate, paving the way for Open Finance and PSD3, the event will once again provide a platform to assess the latest progress, share the most exciting developments, analyse current regional trends, and discuss predictions for 2023 and beyond.

Expert speakers from organisations representing the breadth of the financial services sector in the region, including the European Banking Authority, ING, Deutsche Bank, the IMF, CoGo, Nethone, AWS and BBVA will discuss hot topics, such as:

  • What does an interoperable Open Finance framework look like now that a common API standard is potentially in sight?
  • How is innovation forging a new path for payments experiences like no other?
  • How are the needs of consumers and businesses continually evolving as they interact with their money across more platforms than ever before?

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