The Paris Fintech Forum opened its doors Wednesday 25th of January at Palais Brongniart to host one of the largest Fintech events to have taken place in Europe: 200 speakers, 130 start-ups from 25 different countries, and more than 1.700 professional attendees were presented at event. The key to success of the event was the ability to bring all Fintech players: traditional banks as Société Générale ,BNP Paribas ING or Santander, Neo-Banks as N26, Luna Way, Tandem and Compte Nickel, Fintech companies as Lendix, Kantox,Azimo and WorldRemit, Insurtech as Finance Fox, Alan and P2P Protect. The event is garnering government interest as well. The Forum will be opened by the French Minister of Finance, Michel Sapin. The Governor of the Banque de France, François Villeroy de Galhau,will also participate as will the CEOs of Société Générale, Orange, Bpifrance, Yes Bank,Euronext NV and BPCE. The event was garnering government interest as well. The Forum was opened by the French Minister of Finance, Michel Sapin, and involved the participation of the Governor of the Banque de France, François Villeroy de Galhau, and the Minister of Digital Issues, Axelle Lemaire.
During two days speakers and attendees debated the full spectrum of Fintech topics: neo-banks, APIBanking, SME’s goldmine, payments, Insuretech, robo-advisors, personal finance management, Regtech, blockchain, and of course, alternative finance with crowdfunding,crowdinvesting, marketplace lending, and factoring.
“My ambition was to bring together on the same stage the CEOs of the largest finance corporations with the CEOs of Fintech startups from all over the world. Thus, for example:Thomas Buberl, the CEO of Axa Group, conversed in a panel with Jean-Charles Samuelian, the CEO of Alan, the 1st fully licensed digital health insurer in France, Tang Loaec, the CEO, of P2P Protect, a Chinese social insurer and Julian Teicke, the CEO of FinanceFox, a swiss online insurance management platform. The same with payments panel, where Jorn Lambert, CEO of Mastercard, debated with Daniel Klein, CEO of Sumup, P.Antoine Vacheron, CEO of Ingenico ePayment, Michael Laven, CEO of Currency Cloud, and Gilles Grapinet, CEO of Woldline, explained Laurent Nizri, President of Paris Fiintech Forum and CEO of Altéir Consulting.
Web Financial Group was presented for first time in the event, coinciding with the launching of Web Financial Group France, which is lead by Teddy Signeot, Managing Director of Web Financial Group France (Tech division). Ramón de la Guardia, Managing Director of Vortex Banking, also participated in Paris Fintech Forum to present our new digital Big Data Product for banking industry.