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We welcome ALL FinTech people (established and startups), and those in established financial services organisations. Every month we'll debate and discuss how FinTech is disrupting traditional financial services; from P2P lending, comparison websites, robo-advisor wealth managers, to bitcoin and crypto currencies; FinTech could take 20-30% bank revenue in the next 3 years; that's a $25 billion opportunity for startups in Australia alone. We'll cover those changing Australia, and going global. Think big.

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Federal Election 2019: what's the opportunity for fintech?

FinTech Sydney Date: Wednesday 27th February 2019 Venue: Level 3, Tank Stream Labs, 17-19 Bridge Street, Sydney Drinks and networking: 5.30pm - 6pm Panel Discussion: 6.00 - 7.00pm More networking: 7.00 - 8.00pm Drinks and light snacks available Federal Election 2019: Issues & Opportunities for the FinTech Sector Australia is due for a Federal election in the first half of 2019 - probably May or June. Federal elections can mean big changes; this panel will discuss the likely changes, and what the opportunities and challenges are for individual fintech firms as well as the sector as a whole. Confirmed speakers: Damon Jalili, Principal at Christmas Jalili Damon is a government relations and strategic communications specialist with over 18 years experience in designing and delivering government relations, strategic communications and social research programs for high profile clients in Australia and internationally, specialising in established and emerging technologies. He has experience in government working for the Finance Minister as well as on federal and state election campaigns. He specialises in the strategic analysis of complex issues, designing innovative and insightful stakeholder engagement programs and identifying not just what people think, but exploring what is driving the situation and developing the most effective strategy to change knowledge, attitudes and behaviours. This makes him an invaluable adviser for clients in developing and implementing government relations and strategic communications programs. Michael Morgan, Principal at Momentum Strategic Communications Services As a former chief executive of a national political consultancy and former senior official in national politics, Michael brings a unique perspective to his work with executives and their boards. His approach marries extensive experience in corporate communications, with political and bureaucratic processes at a Federal and state level. He has advised the leaders of buy-side consortia on most of the high-profile asset sales in recent years, and worked with a range of ASX-50 corporations, peak bodies, industry groups, government businesses (GBEs) and agencies to address their communications challenges. In all client matters, he adopts a” no-nonsense”, practical and collegiate approach to working with senior executives, and prioritises delivering outcomes. Geoff Mason, Principal, Go Together Group Geoff is a technologist and facilitator with over 15 years’ experience as a trusted adviser and project manager across the private and public sectors. He has extensive experience working closely with senior decision makers and influencers to develop policy and strategies to guide industry and operational change. This includes working as the Senior Adviser to the Minister for Jobs and Innovation, where he oversaw science, innovation and technology policy. Across his career Geoff has led engagements with emerging and established technology sectors ranging from quantum technologists and space entrepreneurs, through to cyber security, RegTech and FinTech hackers. Geoff is also a highly respected advocate for open government and open data initiatives including helping to grow GovHack into one of the world’s premier and largest public good hackathons.

Cache Invest - challenging the traditional banking model

Is there an alternative to traditional banking? We chat with Caleb Gibbins, Founder of Cache, about his vision for a world without the traditional banking model, and how fintechs can disrupt the incumbents. Cache isn’t in market yet but has a very interesting proposition that disrupts the traditional banking model. About Cache: “Cache is building an investment platform you can spend like a transaction account - by electronic funds transfer or on a Cache Card. The end of lazy money. No banks required.” 1. Cache: A world without banks? How does that look? 2. The future of Fintech disruption: Payments / Wealth / Lending 3. The Fintech startup journey: Idea, Team, Capital, Partners, Market and Regulation. Employee v Founder: Taking the plunge For more information, see www.cacheinvest.com.au About Caleb Gibbons: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caleb-gibbins/ Venue: Level 3, Tank Stream Labs, 17-19 Bridge Street, Sydney *** Also… 6th Annual FinTech Summit 2019 – pre-brochure special offer: 2 for the price of 1 – startups $330 for 2 tickets; all others $550 for two tickets. Limited time. Book today! *** *** www.fintechsummit.com.au ***

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