Istanbul Fintech Week 2020 goes online this year

Istanbul Fintech Week 2020 (IFW) will be held online in the week of 9-13 November this year due to ongoing pandemic.

At its first edition in 2019, IFW hosted 148 international speakers from 30 countries and more than 1200 people that gathered at Vodafone Park Beşiktaş Stadium. This time, IFW 2020 Online takes its global knowledge exchange in an ever-changing financial services industry to a 5-day run of discussion panels and pitches from 9th to 13th of November 2020. Accordingly, IFW 2020 Online will host 5 special summits: Payments Summit (9 November), Blockchain Fest (10 November), Digital Banking Summit (11 November), Insurtech Summit & Startup Day (12 November) and AI in Finance Summit (13 November). 

In its second year, Istanbul Fintech Week remains to be a hotspot in developing the financial technology and innovation ecosystem in the region thanks to participating experts and leaders from both local and global markets. The IFW 2020 Online serves to facilitate understanding opportunities and challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic in the financial services industry. Towards 5 days of varying topics of fintech discussion, practitioners from various sub-sectors will tackle the current status and future outlook of the financial innovation services. The event will welcome more than 100 speakers from 30 countries. 

FINTR, Turkey's first and only fintech association, is the main partner to the event while Avivasa, Garanti BBVA, Yapı Kredi and Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank are the Premier Sponsors. Architecht, Bitay, eLogo, Esri Turkey, ininal, OneSpan, Paynet and Revolvia also support the event as Co-Sponsors. The strategic partners of IFW 2020 Online are Bahcesehir University BlockchainIST Center, Bogazici University Digital Finance Working Group, Istanbul Technical University ARI Teknokent, KOSGEB (SME Development Organization of Turkey), Enterprise Europe Network and KOOP. Astana International Financial Centre, Business France, Business Sweden, Invest Stockholm, MENA Fintech Association, Singapore Fintech Association Swiss Business Hub, Switzerland Global Enterprise and The LHoFT (the Luxembourg House of Financial Technologies) are positioned as international partners.

Media supporters of the event include the main media partner BloombergHT as well as BTHaber, Challenger Insider, F5 Communications Management, FintechTime and The Fintech Times. IFW’s Digital Banking Summit on November 11, 2020 will be broadcast live on BloombergHT between 10:00 and 13:00.

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