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AltFi unveils dates and venues for its Winter Summits in Toronto and Berlin

The industry-leading publisher will broaden its events schedule for the end of 2019 with twin events in Canada and Germany.

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  • This year AltFi will run two one-day alternative finance and fintech Summits in Europe and North America,

  • In North America AltFi is returning to Toronto for its 2nd year this December,

  • In EuropeAltFi is building on the success of its Amsterdam conference last year with a new Berlin Summit this November,

  • “Our Winter 2019 events will unpack the changes and challenges of disruption in finance happening around the globe,” says AltFi editor Daniel Lanyon.

London, 18 June, 2019: Building on the success of its London Summit and Australasia Summit this Spring, AltFi will host events covering the worlds of alternative finance and fintech in Canada and Germany this Winter.

Now in its 2nd year, AltFi’sToronto Summit will return to the city’s MaRS Discovery District on 11 December.

“The Canadian fintech scene represents one of the most vibrant markets outside of Europe, and Toronto is becoming a hub for more established fintechs looking to expand into North America,” said AltFi editor Daniel Lanyon, who will be crafting the programming for the now-annual event in Toronto.

“Our Winter 2019 events will unpack the changes and challenges of disruption in finance happening around the globe.”

The Toronto Summit will focus on the scale-up challenges and opportunities in North America for alternative lenders, digital banks and financial services, both locally and those expanding from Europe.

Last year AltFi’s Toronto Summit saw speakers including CreditKarma co-founder Nichole Mustard,Borrowell CEO Andrew Graham and OnDeck CEO Noah Breslow.


In Europe AltFi is launching its Berlin Summit on 18 November at Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt in the heart of the German capital.

Topics on the agenda will include the brewing fintech backlash, Europe’s shifting regulatory landscape and where Open Banking goes next.

“Outside of London, Berlin is Europe’s hottest market for fintech and alternative finance with companies like N26 and Smava,” said AltFi editor Oliver Smith, who will be crafting the agenda for the Berlin Summit.

Last year AltFi held its European Summit in Amsterdam which was a roaring success with speakers including Anne Boden, CEO of Starling Bank,Conrad Ford, CEO of Funding Options, and Francesco Simoneschi, CEO of TrueLayer discussing European fintech trends and the alternative financing landscape.

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Discounted Blind Bird tickets are now on sale for both events, ahead of their agendas being announced later this Summer.

AltFi, founded in 2013, provides market-leading news, insights and data on the rapidly growing alternative finance and fintech world and was the first publication to cover the rapid growth of peer-to-peer lending and other forms of alternative finance. It began expanding its coverage into other niches of the fintech revolution in 2016 including neo-banking, digital wealth management and crypto.

The AltFi Toronto Summit is on 11 December at MaRS Discovery District, Toronto. Tickets start at CA$400, but are on sale for a limited time at CA$200.

The AltFi Berlin Summit is on 18 November at Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt, Berlin. Standard tickets are €350, but are on sale for a limited time at €180.

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Andrew Graham

Co-founder and CEO

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Conrad Ford

Chief Product Officer

Allica Bank
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Daniel Lanyon

Editorial Director

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Nichole Mustard

Chief Revenue Officer and Co-founder

Credit Karma
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Oliver Smith

Managing Editor and Head of Content


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