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ABOUT IFW ’19

Istanbul Fintech Week

Istanbul Fintech Week (IFW) is the largest fintech gathering in Turkey and the broader EMEA region. The event will host more than 1000 participants through 7 industry streams, 25 thematic stages, country presentations and dozens of startup pitches.

IFW is a culmination of three industry summits that have taken place in recent years by KOOPHub. Following the same pattern of those summits, IFW brings industry practitioners and enthusiasts together from across the world. Anything that touches upon financial innovation will be undertaken by experts and leaders during this 4-day global event. Join us in Istanbul!

When

2-5 April 2019

Where

BJK Stadium, Istanbul

7 Streams
7 Streams

Banking, Insurance, Wealth, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Financial Inclusion and Ecosystem

30 Stages
30 Stages

Data and Identity, Cloud Services, Quantum Computing, Cybersecurity, KYC, IoT, Payments, RegTech and customized stages

50 Pitches
50 Pitches

Country showcases, startup pitches and product presentations

150 Speakers
150 Speakers

Expert speakers and presenters from across the world

+1000 Attendees
+1000 Attendees

+1000 participants from variety of industries as well as multitude of background

PROGRAM

DAY 1
2019-04-02
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STADIUM TERRACE
DAY 2
2019-04-03
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*C-SUITE
DAY 3
2019-04-04
*****MAIN HALL
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***DOLMABAHCE
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*C-SUITE
DAY 4
2019-04-05
Historical Districts of Istanbul
****TOPKAPI
STADIUM TERRACE
*****MAIN HALL
****TOPKAPI
***DOLMABAHCE
**BEYLERBEYI
*C-SUITE
*****MAIN HALL
****TOPKAPI
***DOLMABAHCE
**BEYLERBEYI
*C-SUITE
Historical Districts of Istanbul
Registration image
12:30 - 13:00
Registration
Innovation in Ethical Finance Summit image
13:00 - 17:00
Innovation in Ethical Finance Summit
Welcome Reception image
18:00 - 20:30
Welcome Reception

Open to all participants.

Registration and Breakfast image
08:30 - 09:15
Registration and Breakfast
Fireside Chat: Why Financial Innovation? image
09:15 - 10:00
Fireside Chat: Why Financial Innovation?

Innovation is a buzzword in a world where digitalization, technology, startups, ecosystem, incubators, venture capital and other hot concepts fly freely around in the air. The financial services industry which is fairly regulated deserves a large piece of the pie once innovation is on the table. It is partly due to the leading role of banks in finding a competitive edge in a market where making a difference is a matter of remaining relevant. Banks are now also followed by insurance and capital market industries. Regulators have also grown apt to technology changes. Under such circumstances, the discussants are addressing inquiries of why, how, who and what now based on their experiences?

Fireside Chat: Why Financial Innovation? image
Arturo Gonzalez Mac Dowell
President & CEO, Eurobit
Fireside Chat: Why Financial Innovation? image
Melikşah Utku
CEO, Albaraka Türk
Fireside Chat: Why Financial Innovation? image
Mustafa Baltacı
Co-Founder, KOOPHub
Fireside Chat: Why Financial Innovation? image
Nigel Verdon
Co-Founder, Railsbank
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Sinem Cantürk
Financial Services Sector Leader, KPMG Turkey
Ministerial Panel: Role of Governments in Boosting Innovation image
10:45 - 11:15
Ministerial Panel: Role of Governments in Boosting Innovation
Ministerial Panel: Role of Governments in Boosting Innovation image
HE Mr. S. Iswaran
Minister of Communication and Information, Singapore
Coffee Break image
11:15 - 11:45
Coffee Break
Panel: Financial Inclusion image
11:45 - 12:45
Panel: Financial Inclusion

Emergence of smart technologies has ushered users a better access to financial services aka financial inclusion. Financial inclusion means that individuals and businesses have access to useful and affordable financial products and services that meet their needs – transactions, payments, savings, credit and insurance – delivered in a responsible and sustainable way. Panelists are discussing how fintech and user-oriented digital services help improving lives of millions.

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Burcu Karpuz
Regional Director, EFSE
Panel: Financial Inclusion image
Burçak İnel Martenczuk
Head of Financing Growth, European Banking Federation
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Erik Rood
Partner, KPMG
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Frank Edwards
Director, Pearson
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Konstantinos Papakonstantinou
Chief Data Officer, Kreditech
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Rajeev Kumar Gupta
SHIFT Programme Manager - ASEAN & SAARC, UNCDF