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Top Fintech Conferences in 2020 in North America

To help you stay current on the latest from the fintech industry, we’re sharing our list of the best fintech conferences and what to expect from this year’s events.

Fintech (or financial technology) has changed the way we do business and the way we live. It has improved the way we interact with the world around us and made life more convenient. Staying up to date on the latest tech trends and integrating the newest financial technology can help grow your business’ success by improving your customer experience.


Here’s our list of this year’s top fintech conferences:


1. Canadian Fintech Summit

April 21-23, 2020

  Where: Toronto Ontario



Who it’s for: Professionals interested in integrating financial services, financial products, and AI into everyday life

What to expect: The Canadian Fintech Summit brings together fintech start-ups, professionals, and investors to learn about the latest trends and technology in fintech and artificial intelligence. Attendees can expect a Pitch Battles, Keynote Speakers and TECH Talks, and Start-Up Workshops.

Past speakers have included:

  • Derek Colfer, Head of Digital Innovation at Visa Canada
  • Michele Romanow, Dragon from CBC Dragon’s Den
  • Randy Cass, CEO at Nest Wealth



2. CNP Summit

May 19-21, 2020

  Where: San Fransisco



Who it’s for: Merchants, payment professionals, and risk management experts who want to learn more about preventing card-not-present fraud

What to expect: The CNP Summit is a fintech conference that educates merchants and payment professionals with the tools and knowledge that they need to provide great e-commerce experiences to their customers. Attendees can expect 50+ hours of e-commerce best practices, education, and networking opportunities.

This year’s topics include:

  • Chargeback Management
  • Emerging/Continuing Fraud Trends
  • Evaluating Provider Relationships
  • Fraud Best Practices
  • Global Payments/Cross-Border
  • Managing Fraud Teams
  • New Fraud Technologies
  • Operations
  • Payment Authorization/Acceptance
  • Personal/Professional Development



3. The Payments Canada Summit

May 25-27, 2020

  Where: Montreal, Quebec



Who it’s for: Professionals and merchants interested in learning the latest trends and future-state of the payments industry

What to expect: The Payments Canada Summit is a fintech convention for the payments community to come together and exchange ideas on the latest trends and technology in the payment ecosystem.

This year’s session categories include:

  • Access: Open banking, cross-border payments, financial inclusion
  • Data: Case studies to support the need of data-rich payments
  • Economics: How creating efficiencies in payments benefits everyone
  • Innovation: New ways of thinking about payments and learning from other countries
  • Security: Advancements in payment security
  • Technology: Developments in AI, DLT, and mobile payments



4. Finovate Conference

  When and Where:

  May 27-29, 2020 | San Fransisco, California

  September 14-16, 2020 | New York, New York



Who it’s for: Professionals interested in financial services, financial products, and technology

What to expect: Finovate conferences are global fintech conferences that showcase the latest banking and financial technologies. Attendees can expect 300+ short-form fintech demos, 500+ key insights from expert speakers.

This year’s topics include:

  • Future Tech
  • Banking
  • Payments
  • Financial Crime



5. Mobile Payments Conference


  Where: TBA



Who it’s for: Professionals and experts in the fintech, mobile payments, and digital technology industries

What to expect: The Mobile Payments Conference is a fintech conference that educates business leaders on the latest trends and technologies. Topics include mobile payments, and digital technology and how they impact e-commerce, retailers, and financial service companies. Attendees can expect keynote presentations, networking opportunities, and training workshops.

This year’s topics include:

  • Mobile Payments
  • Biometrics
  • Digital Wallet
  • Blockchain
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Cryptocurrencies


Adèle Richardson

Adèle Richardson

Adèle is a marketing content creator at Paystone. She likes cats, really good food, and hiking.