Despite the postponement of the easing of Covid restrictions, the event will welcome attendees both online and in-person this July.
LONDON, 18 June 2021 - Following the announcement on Monday that the easing of lockdown measures would be pushed back to 19 July, Fintech Week London organisers are pleased to reassure their partners and participants that the event will go ahead as originally scheduled on the week of 12 July.
All safety measures have been carefully considered, and following detailed conversations with event venues the decision has been made to keep attendance at 50% capacity to allow for social distancing measures. For the Monday programme at Barclay’s Rise, this means an online audience only, with speakers presenting via livestream from the venue. For the flagship conference on the 13th and 14th, this will still take place at etc.venues 133 Houndsditch with an audience of 300, with the rest joining via livestream. Lastly, for the Thursday programme at Level39, the in-person audience will be capped at 80 people with the rest joining virtually.
“We always had a virtual plan in place to extend the reach of the conference for our international participants, so we are pleased to be able to open that up even further following the government’s recent announcement,” said Raf De Kimpe, Fintech Week London’s CEO. “Our virtual platform Brella will now be made available to all attendees throughout the week-long programme, providing added value to everyone as not only will they be able to view the content via livestream from our venues across London, but they’ll also all be able to network with each other using our AI-enabled matchmaking system. We are confident that this will provide an enhanced experience for all participants. Participants joining from the safety of their own home can rest assured that they will be watching a fully produced livestream, broadcasted directly from the Fintech Week London venues.”
The ticket price has of course been adjusted to reflect the new structure, with prices for physical and virtual tickets being halved, and the early bird rate being extended until 30 June to allow people to react to the new information.
Fintech Week London is on course to welcome over 2,000 people across the week-long event, and will be host to some of the biggest names in fintech right now including senior representatives from Plaid, Klarna, Starling, HSBC, Plum and the UK government.
For more information on the agenda or to register go to https://fintechweek.london.