The 2nd Forum organized in the Nordic Region brought us many successful stories and best practices shared by the major Nordic and European financial experts in the Industry.
This year we have welcomed on stage some of the majors, the European Banking Federation, the European Central Bank, the Swedish Bankers’ Association, major European Banks ING, Nordea, Swedbank, DNB, Nordic Investment Bank, Danske Bank, Handelsbanken, Spar Nord and the influences and most innovative Fintechs and Solution Provider companies.
The Forum took place in Stockholm, Hotel Clarion, with two full days presentation on 15th and 16th of May.
At the very first Day, the Forum was opened with the presentation details of European Banking Federations presenting us the latest regulations and legislation in the finance sector, followed with the Session of PSD2, where the Banks express their after-math experience of the 2nd European Payment Service Directive implementation. Deeper inside elaboration came by the European Central Bank, ING Bank, Minna Technologies, and Swedbank. At the afternoon there have been discussions on topics related with Open Banking, presented by the experts of Spar Nord Bank, Handelsbanken, and Danke Bank.
We have open the Day two with the presentation of Mr. Frass, the Head of AI Strategy and Innovation at Nordea, Sweden. With an impressive experience, he shared best practices and innovations implemented in one of the leading Nordic Banks. During the day, we have welcomed on the stage, the latest solutions by Seavus, Signicat as well, Quantfolio. After the morning networking break, we continue to gather the experience of practical partnership examples between the Banks and Fintech companies, shared by Danske Bank, Nordic Investment Bank, and Maksuturva. The afternoon hours were reserved for an impressive experience of Mr. Erik Blomberg, Senior Vice President at Handelsbanken and F-secure regarding Cybersecurity, completing the day with Blockchain presentations and Cryptocurrencies’ presented by Mr. Fabio Keller, IBM, and Norbloc.
During the two days at the Forum, all Attendees got the chance of networking sessions during the morning and afternoon break hours at both days. This time we have set the Strategic lunch gathering in order to increase the interaction between the Attendees, getting more opportunity to share their experience, as well for further mutual business cooperation.
Special thank you and gratefulness to all our Partners, who support the Event and this year we had them in impressively higher number, Seavus, Signicat, Endava, Norbloc, Maksuturva, Minna technology and Quantfolio, beside the Media Partners, Payments Journal, Fintech Finance and Fintech Futures. Gratefulness, as well, to the both Chairmans at the Forum, Mr. Dimitris Panagio, The CEO of Seavus and Mr. Mikael Smeds, the Founder, and CEO of Maksuturva, for their professional approach and involvement in the successful experience of the Forum.
The experience of the Venue was nice, kind and warm with a centrally located Hotel Clarion in Stockholm.
We have successfully completed another journey at the Nordic region with a quite good impression, successful stories and new business potential partnerships concluded at this Forum. With a great enthusiasm, we are looking forward to the third Nordic Finance Forum 2019 in Stockholm.