Akoni went, saw and conquered! Paris Fintech Forum was all that it was expected to be and more. The most exclusive European event on digital finance gathered over 2,700 attendees with over 180 fintechs on stage, more than 80 panels, 60 plus pitches and more than 80 media personnel on site over 2 days at the Palais Brongniart for an epic assembly of national and international fintech innovators. The purpose of the forum is to bring display the most trendy, innovative developments that are happy within the industry.
Before D day
The night before Paris Fintech Forum, all speakers were invited to attend the speaker- only dinner where our CEO, Felicia Meyerowitz Singh, and other participants were welcomed to enjoy a night of networking.
Paris Fintech Forum officially commenced on Tuesday 28th January 2020, with over 150 exhibitors and 300 speakers. Interestingly, only CEOs were allowed to speak at this event, making the insight they provided on the industry, particularly unique.
At 09:30, the first session started promptly and was called ‘wealth and investments in a digital age’, this subject area suited Akoni very well and therefore, our CEO was assigned a speaking slot alongside Altin Kadareja from Cardo AI and Drew Sterrett from LEX with a focus on markets to marketplaces.
Following this, Akoni was also given the opportunity to pitch in front of judges and a diverse audience to help attendees understand our business and the transformative nature of our innovation.
Whist Felicia was busy on stage, our Business Development Director David Magee held fort in the pod! Here, he welcomed attendees and informed them about Akoni’s most recent launch of our white label platform including new enterprise contracts involving leading wealth managers and platforms and the first global bank in partnership with NTT. This is all in addition to the services we offer SMEs of course!
All in all, day 1 was a complete success for Akoni and we remained excited to see what day 2 on Paris Fintech Forum had to offer.
Wednesday 29th January was just as exciting as day 1 with only a minute difference in attendance rate.There were many side events (that also took place on day 1), that were invite only to ensure exclusivity and a tailored networking session. Such opportunities were extremely useful as the amalgamation of small groups allowed for targeted expertise.
Day 2 also hosted many panels with varying discussion points from payments and predictions to regulation and security. What was noticeable was that this event was determined to cover the whole fintech atmosphere by bringing together banks, insurtechs, fintechs and financial institutions all under one roof.
In addition to this amazing display of fintechs, Paris Fintech Forum hosted a gala dinner to close this year's summit!