This summer, between the 29th and 30th of June 2023, the old city of Großwardein will become once more the ground zero for innovation in financial services. „The city’s old fortress will be taken over by over 500 central and commercial bankers, financial service providers, technology companies, fintech innovators, investors and ecosystem players, turning the ancient walls into a veritable fintech fortress meant to put CEE on the Global map of fintech innovation.” – according to the press release.
|“Oradea used to be at the crossroads of commercial routes connecting the Orient with the Occident, such as it is today at the heart of CEE for innovation in financial services. The old walls that used to protect the city have now turned into a FinTech fortress and are today shielding and inspiring a new army of entrepreneurs and visionaries.” stated Csaba Bálint, CA Member, National Bank of Romania, speaker in last year’s event.|
The summerly relaxed festival atmosphere is complemented by solid market knowledge and in-depth content from the most relevant experts in the region, covering topics like: innovation and regulation, digital currencies, CDBCs, payments, lending, security, open banking and open finance, web3, blockchain, innovation and new tech stack and technologies on the rise.
Moreover, the drive for fintech & blockchain innovation brings together 100+ startups, investors and business mentors into a 2-day pitching competition and networking program to boost even further regional collaboration and growth. Preceding the summer festival, a series of online events will bring a closer spotlight on the disrupting potential the region has to uncover.
The first event of the series will take place on March 23rd 2023 and will focus on Hungary 🇭🇺, Croatia 🇭🇷, Slovenia 🇸🇮, and Serbia 🇷🇸. In order to attend the event, register in advance here >> https://unchainfestival.com/demo-day-registration/.
|“We are still in the early stages of true fintech, as the future impact of open banking, cloud computing, IoT, artificial intelligence, and blockchain cannot even be estimated yet. Each year, tech companies are digging deeper into the financial services value chain and also creating new market structures. The fintech market is expected to grow annually by 12% until 2027 and Unchain Fintech Festival aims to benefit the CEE region with the expected fintech market expansion and growth”, states Alexandra Pollack, Unchain Fintech Festival Co-founder and CEO.|
Find out more about the event on www.unchainfestival.com and get an early registration. A batch of 100 tickets is still available starting from 100 euros, so don’t miss this year’s “summer festival for fintech & financial services”!
Banking 4.0 – „how was the experience for you”
„So many people are coming here to Bucharest, people that I see and interact on linkedin and now I get the change to meet them in person. It was like being to the Football World Cup but this was the World Cup on linkedin in payments and open banking.”
Many more interesting quotes in the video below: