Fintech focus for Wales at TheCityUK National Conference in Cardiff in November
TheCityUK brings a major event to the Principality Stadium, Cardiff on November 21 as Wales focuses on FinTech with a growing reputation as a global leader in the financial technology sector.
TheCityUK National Conference 2019, in partnership with PwC, is an opportunity for delegates to join senior policymakers, practitioners and academics to discuss critical issues and growth opportunities for financial and professional services across the UK.
The conference theme is ‘Making an Impact’, with keynote speeches focusing on how the financial and related professional services industry supports people and businesses across the UK.Event headliners include The Rt Hon the Lord Heseltine CH, Richard Theo, UK Government FinTech Envoy for Wales, and Chief Executive Officer for Wealthify, Economy Minister Ken Skates AM and the Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP, Secretary of State for Wales.
Wales has the fastest growing digital economy outside London, turning over £1bn, with 3,600 companies employing some 45,000 workers.
Wales has become something of a FinTech powerhouse, giving rise to the creation of industry champion FinTech Wales, with a number of big name players and small, agile businesses boosting regional economic growth and benefitting from access to the country’s skills and involvement with world-class educational institutions.
Richard Theo launched FinTech Wales with the support of Welsh Government in April this year. He said: “The Welsh FinTech sector is flourishing, so it’s fitting that we welcome TheCityUK to Cardiff in November to examine the issues and explore the opportunities in the UK financial and professional services sector.”
FinTech Wales hosted its first event on October 7, bringing together the FinTech and Financial Services communities from across Wales to share the organisation’s future plans and vision.
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