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Giving you the scoop on the crème de la crème of startup events in June

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Coming up this month; an exciting range of entrepreneurship and innovation events in the fintech sector. June kicked off with Toya Dilles, innovation catalyst at BNP Paribas, speaking at the Harnessing Fintech Innovation in Retail Banking event in London and she is followed by an impressive line-up of conferences happening in Paris, Dublin, New York and Copenhagen. Interested? Read on to find out more.

Taking place from June 12th - 16th, with the aim to unite creativity, talent and innovation through compelling content and speakers, London Technology Week is the first in our suggestion list. Dean Demellweek, Digital Innovation Strategist at BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking, is to speak at this conference on Wednesday 14th June on the interesting subject of how blockchain drives innovation in Asset Management.  Claiming to be the most inspirational week in the tech industry calendar, offering you unparalleled opportunities to network, learn, celebrate and do business, this conference is not to be missed.

As a 3-day rendezvous for game changers, VivaTech Paris is equally a key event in the Fintech calendar, covering themes relevant to up to 35 industries that are exposed to technological disruption. From this Thursday 15th June until Saturday 17th, come and experience THE hub for the world’s innovators, tech-lovers and pioneers of the future, as well as meet BNP Paribas, proud platinum sponsors of VivaTech 2017. Key speakers from BNP Paribas such as Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Administrateur Directeur Général de BNP Paribas, Marie-Claire Capobianco, membre du Comité Exécutif et Directeur des Réseaux France, Sophie Heller, Chief Operating Officer of Retail Banking & Service and Jean Lemierre, President of BNP Paribas, will give you an even deeper insight into the world of innovation.

On June 19th, Enterprise Digital Summit will take place once more in Paris, hosting a panel of over 20 speakers discussing the challenges of the next wave of digital disruption. If you are looking for a more intimate and unique learning experience about establishment of the digital workplace and the transformation in the enterprise, then this is the event for you.

Coming up next is EBA Day, held in Dublin on June 20th and 21st. Following the success of last year, the event will again feature a dedicated 'Fintech Pavilion', sponsored by OpenUp, where start-ups from across Europe will be able to network with and demonstrate their products to payment heads from across the European banking industry. Aziza Idrissi Janati, Program Leader of OpenUp at BNP Paribas, will form part of a panel of speakers discussing ‘Partnering with Fintechs: Is it Happening’?  If thought-provoking keynotes and lively panel discussions and debates sound like your thing, make sure to sign up and not miss out!

To round off the month, we conclude with Money 20/20 Europe, held in Copenhagen from June 26th – 28th.  In its first year, Money20/20 Europe welcomed 3,725 attendees, including 500 CEOs, from 1,500 companies and 70 countries. The show featured 422 speakers, over 200 sponsors and more than 100 media partners. Offering a world class experience for innovators from across the globe, the event will, without doubt, be a catalyst for the growth and development of the payments and financial services ecosystem as well as a springboard for conversation.

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