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We are proud to announce the debut of FinTech North Manchester 2018.

Hosted in partnership with University of Manchester, this full day conference will aim to attract 200 delegates from the Manchester region for a full day conference with networking, keynote speeches, pitching sessions and interactive Q&As.

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If you are interested in speaking or sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact us.


8:30 am                    Networking Breakfast

9.00 am                    Welcome: Luke Freeman, Director, Whitecap Consulting

FinTech Landscape

9:05 am                    Christopher Woolard, Executive Director, Financial Conduct Authority

9:25 am                     Chris Sier, FinTech Envoy to Northern Powerhouse

9:45 am                     Sameer Gulati, Policy and Research Advisor, Innovate Finance

10:05 am                   Henri Murison, Chief Executive, Northern Powerhouse Partnership

10:25 am                     Panel Session – Chaired by Chris Sier

Andrew Toolan, Head of Business Development – Financial and Professional Services, MIDAS*

Ross Mumford, Assistant Director Financial Services, CBI

10:45 am                     Morning Break

FinTech Skills & Research

11:15 am                      Nancy Rothwell, President, University of Manchester

11:30 am                     Andrew James, Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester

11:40 am                     University Showcase of Applied Research Projects

12:30 pm                    Skills & Research Panel Discussion

1:00 pm                       Lunch & Networking

FinTech Funding and Innovation

1:45 pm                       Dan Greenall, Marketing Director, Access Pay

2:00pm                       Innovation Discussion Panel – Chaired by Jeff Poole, MD, Freedom Finance,

– Andrew Teale, Head of Innovation, AJ Bell

– Sonia Awan, Together

– James Higgins, Product Director, Access Pay

2.30pm                       Peter Smith, Global Head of Industry Policy Liaison, TISA

2.45pm                       Funding Discussion Panel – Chaired by Sara Parker, North Invest, joined by:

Nick Horrocks, Director, GP Bullhound

Jeremy Thompson, Investment Manager, Maven Capital

3.15pm                        Coffee Break

FinTech Showcase – Sponsored by Department for International Trade

3.35pm                        Pitching sessions from 12 international FinTechs – chaired by Jeremy Coupland, DIT

5:00 pm                      Closing Remarks – Luke Freeman, Director, Whitecap Consulting

5:05 pm                      Drinks Reception


22nd May 2018
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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FinTech North
+44 (0)113 834 3133
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Whitworth Art Gallery
Oxford Road
Manchester, M15 6ER United Kingdom
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