AltFi Berlin Summit 2019

Monday 18 November 2019

AltFi is coming to Berlin this Winter for our first annual Summit in the City.

AltFi is heading to the heart of the German capital—one of Europe's fastest-growing fintech hubs. 

Join over 200 industry leaders to explore the theme of Scaling-Up in Europe, looking at the opportunity and challenges that Europe’s fintech growth story holds.

Key panels:

  • Global Ambitions: Scaling-Up In Europe, And Beyond

  • Is The Tech Backlash Coming For Fintech?

  • Alternative Lending’s Growing Importance

  • How Regulators Need to Keep Up With The Digital Finance Revolution

  • Fixing The Business Model Of Digital Banking

  • Inside Europe's Most Valuable Fintech

  • And much more...

Our Berlin Summit builds on the roaring success of the AltFi Amsterdam Summit last year, with speakers in Berlin like Dr. Tamaz Georgadze, CEO and Co-Founder of Raisin, Martins Sulte, Co-Founder and CEO of Mintos, and Ramin Niroumand, CEO and Founder of Finleap, discussing European fintech trends and the alternative financing landscape.

The full agenda is now available below.

We look forward to seeing you at Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt, Berlin on 18 November 2019.


Opening Keynote: How Far Can Open Banking Go?

Alternative Lending In Germany: Will The Tortoise Win The Race?

The German market for alternative lending has been slower to grow over the past five years compared with the UK, France and other European countries. More lending platforms, however, are entering the market and a growing number of investors are becoming interested in German loans.

Inside Europe's Most Valuable Fintech

Klarna has been one of the most vibrant fintech growth stories in Europe over the past decade and has more recently launched into the UK and US reaching a whopping $5.5bn valuation. Join us for a deep dive into its strategy and global ambitions.

Fixing The Business Model Of Digital Banking

The rapid rise of digital banks in the UK, Europe and now the US has transformed the landscape of incumbents with Open Banking and APIs starting to gather pace. Subscriptions, Marketplaces or Freemium: Which business models will win-out in the battle of digital banking?

Myth Or Reality? Alternative Lending Has Entered The Mainstream

The once nascent industry is splitting between those alternative lenders competing with banks and those partnering with them. The sector is no longer just a disruptor, but an important part of the financial ecosystem.

AltFi Awards & Powerlist Announcement

We reveal the winners of the AltFi Awards 2019 and our inaugural Powerlist 50 ranking.

Is The Tech Backlash Coming For Fintech?

Digital banks and alternative lenders are increasingly under fire by both the media and regulators, suggesting the two industries may be in for a tough ride if they continue to scale in the manner of Silicon Valley tech firms.

How Regulators Need to Keep Up With The Digital Finance Revolution

Regulation has enabled and powered the digital financial revolution, but now it seems unable to keep up. What needs to change to continue the growth of fintech and alternative finance across Europe?

Global Ambitions: Scaling-Up In Europe, And Beyond

Fintech firms increasingly are moving out of their home markets and taking on multiple geographic expansions. In our last panel of the day we look at the pitfalls and promise of global ambitions.

Closing Fireside Chat

As N26 expands and accelerates both in Europe and across the pond with its US expansion, find out what's next for this multi-billion dollar European fintech unicorn.



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