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AltFi Australasia Summit 2021

AltFi’s Australasia Summit is back for 2021 with an all-digital event on the afternoons of 28 and 29 April.

Join over 350 industry leaders over two afternoons to explore the twin themes of Alternative Finance and Fintech at AltFi's largest Australasian event yet. 

After the disruption of Covid-19 last year, 2021 is poised to be a crucial year as key Australian players work to build the future of finance. A strained funding environment, the deployment and adoption of Open Banking, and the high-profile departure of one of the region’s neobanks set the scene for a series of discussions. 

For 2021 the event will be split over two afternoons of content and hosted remotely on the Hopin event platform. 

This all-digital event will enable us to bridge the markets of Europe and Australia, bringing together the best industry leaders from both regions to speak and network.

On Day 1 we’ll be exploring the Fintech landscape with crucial insights on Open Banking, payments, neobanks and more, while on Day 2 we shift our focus to the world of Alternative Lending as newer players and established names look to adapt to a post-Covid world.

And, for the first time in 2021, we’re making the AltFi Australasia Summit free to attend. 


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Day 1 - 28 Apr 2021
14:30 - 15:00
A Human Credit Crunch: Covid-19, Implications For The Economy And Lending
As the world slowly emerges from a pandemic. The implications for the Australian economy and lending must not be underestimated. This session examines these impacts across fintech, start-ups, capital raising and immigration. It asks where should we go from here?
15:00 - 15:30
Designing Human Centred Digital Banks
Cutting-edge digital banking experiences mustn’t lose sight of the people and relationships at the core of their businesses. But how do you keep human interaction as a key touchpoint in the customer journey whilst living in a digital era? Find out from Mark Bernhardi, General Manager APAC at nCino and Tim Alexander, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Judo Bank.
15:30 - 16:00
Do You Really Need A Licence To Disrupt The Banks? Industry Strategy And Acquisitions
What lessons can be learned from the high-profile departure of Xinja and acquisition of 86 400 from the digital banking sector earlier this year, and what does the future of Australian neobanking look like? Find out from Matt Baxby, CEO Australia at Revolut and Justin Xiao, Chief Operating Officer of Railsbank.
16:00 - 16:30
SME Lending: What More Could The Technology Industry Be Doing To Help This Very Important Sector?
As the economy bounces back post-Covid, SMEs are calling out for lenders to rethink their product strategies, improve the borrowing experience and better-support this key sector with the help of new technologies.
16:30 - 17:00
Banking On Bitcoin
What's the point of Bitcoin, if it doesn't continue to go up in value? A discussion on the maturity of bitcoin as a genuine store of value. Including the regulatory implications of a US$1 trillion new asset class and the growing investment by institutional investors.
17:00 - 17:30
Coffee And Networking Break
17:30 - 18:00
Going Global: International Expansion In An Age Of Uncertainty
Australia's global fintech links are growing ever-stronger, both attracting founders with big ideas and acting as a launchpad for international expansion. Hear from Ryan Edwards-Pritchard, CEO and Co-Founder at Cape and Matthew Leibowitz, CEO and Founder of Stake who've both expanded during this time of uncertainty.
18:00 - 18:30
Getting Open Banking Up To Speed
As we approach the first anniversary of open banking in Australia under the Consumer Data Right law, how far has open banking come and how far does it still have to go?
18:30 - 19:00
Capital Raising In 2021
Find out how fintech venture capital is developing, with insights from key European and Australian investors including Jason Georgatos, Managing Director of Partners for Growth in Australia and Vinoth Jayakumar, Partner at Draper Esprit in London.

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