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Partner Event: Westminster Business Forum Keynote Seminar

Tuesday 17th - Tuesday 17th January 2017
Central London

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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.

At this early stage we are delighted that Daniel Turnbull, Head of Competition in Banking Services Unit, Banking & Credit Team, HM Treasury; Bob Ferguson, Head of Department, Project Innovate, Financial Conduct Authority and Shaul David, FinTech Sector Specialist, Financial Services Organisation, Department for International Trade have kindly agreed to speak at this event.

Further confirmed speakers include: Kirstene Baillie, Partner and Head of Financial Services and Funds Group, Fieldfisher; James Clark, Partner, Cabot Square Capital; Tony Craddock, Director General, Emerging Payments Association; Imran Gulamhuseinwala, Partner, FinTech Leader, Ernst & Young; Stefan Haase, Associate, Whitecap Consulting; Michael Harte, Group Head of Innovation, Barclays; Rhydian Lewis, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, RateSetter; Diana Paredes, CEO and Co-Founder, Suade; Peter Pledger, Chief Executive Officer, National Skills Academy for Financial Services and Jeff Salway, Member, Financial Services Consumer Panel.

Adam Afriyie MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on FinTech and Baroness Kramer, Liberal Democrat Lords Principal Spokesperson on the Treasury and Economy have kindly agreed to chair this event.

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