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Swiss Fintech Day 2018 – More than 500 visitors at Switzerland’s first Fintech Fair
On October 16 Swiss Finance Startups has opened Switzerland’s first ever Fintech Fair in Zurich. The event was a great success and even exceeding our expectations by far!
Swiss fintech was waiting to get their own trade fair
For quite some time the industry has left what we would call an early stage. Fintech is an important supporting pillar of Switzerlands financial center. We are confident to make the claim that today there is no finance without fintech. So, we knew it was about time to bring a fintech trade fair to life in Switzerland. We were aware of the demand but we still haven’t expected it to be this high. The available exhibition space was fully booked within a few hours. But thanks to our main sponsor UBS Switzerland we were allowed to use some additional space. So in the end we could grant 46 exhibitors the opportunity to exhibit their business at the fair.
Partnering country Singapore
In cooperation with the Singapore Fintech Association we’ve announced Singapore partnering country of the Fintech Fair. Singapore was sending their own delegation of startups and fintech drivers. We are very happy and honored that they made the trip around the world to attend the first fintech fair in our country.
Christina Kehl, managing director and board member comments: “We counted more than 500 visitors today and have used the available contingent to the max. We are very proud of our amazing member startups, very grateful for the support of our sponsors and partners and super happy about the great interest in #fintech #theSwissway. We’ve received so much positive feedback on the parts of everyone involved, from visitors, exhibitors and speakers. This shows that the concept of a trade fair is exactly what we needed. We will keep our work up and if possible bring back the fair next year.”
This was already the 3rd edition of our Swiss Fintech Day and the event has grown and gained importance with every year.
Please find all pitcures of the day in our: Fintech Fair Pic Folder
Welcome Address Christina Kehl, Swiss Finance Startups
Opening: Karin Oertli, UBS
Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation (SwissEF) Peter Stähli
Regierungsrat Ernst Stocker (GER)
Panel: E-ID: Xiaoqun Clever, Ringier | Markus Naef, SwissSign | Karl Illing, Innopay
Startup Innovator Pitches: Wealtharc, Advanon, Crowdhouse, Sonect, Loanboox Contovista/Finnova
Startup Pitches: vlot, Wine-Stocks, AssetVault (UK), Crypto Finance AG
Panel: "Open API - Chance oder Risiko für die Schweiz?", Stefan Hilfiker, Finnova, Patrick Hunger, Saxo Bank, Dejan Juric, SIX Group, Gian Reto à Porta, Contovista
Crypto & ICO Regulation, Stephan Meyer MME/Digital Switzerland
Cyber-Sicherheit am Finanzplatz Schweiz, Swiss Bankers Association, Alexandra Arni
Staatliche Souveranität und Vertrauen in den Finanzplatz Schweiz, SATW, Adolf Dörig
Lean & Agile Approaches to Internationali-zation, Switzerland Global Enterprise, Alexandra Schaer-Schiller
Arbeitsbewilligungen für ausländische Arbeitnehmer im Kanton Zürich, Amt für Wirtschaft und Arbeit Kanton Zürich, Sascha Emmenegger
"Be more Alfred - die Schweiz hatte ihren Elon Musk bereits vor 150 Jahren", HWZ, Manuel Nappo
Fintech & Startups in Singapore - The Gateway to ASEAN, Asia Practice Network, Jonathan Tan
Singapore Innovator Pitches: Bondevalue, Solyd.tech