Financial technology festival coming to Melbourne

July 4, 2017 by  

Fintech Australia will host a national event in Melbourne in a few months’ time.

The festival is due to commence in October. Called Intersekt, a partnership of organisations including York Butter Factory, Next Money, the Government of Victoria and Fintech Victoria have come together to make it possible. More than 1000 regional delegates are expected to attend the festival and firms will not doubt use the likes of promotional pens to attract attention.

Rob Findlay, the chief executive at Next Money, stated:

“We are delighted to be working with the Victorian Government and fintech community to deliver a festival which should capture world attention and highlight the exciting qualities of the Australian fintech ecosystem.”

The lineup of speakers from the sector at the festival will include the current chief executive at Fintech Australia, Danielle Szetho. He will be joined by Philip Dalidakis, who is a serving minister in the Government of Victoria. The chief executive for Blockchain Global Limited, Sam Lee, has also been pencilled into the schedule.

The festival has a diversity of sponsors. The City of Melbourne, the Melbourne Convention Bureau, EY, Accenture and Entersoft have all come forward to give their support to Intersekt.

The hope of the organisers is that a global audience will discover more about Australia’s vibrant fintech sector. Financial institutions, investors, startups and regulators may all learn something at the festival, which runs October 27 to November 3.