LATVIA – THE NEW HOME FOR GLOBAL FINTECH

Where?

Fantadroms, G.Zemgala gatve 74a, Riga, Latvia

When?

10 October 2023

The event is fully booked

ECOSYSTEM EVENTS

Future of fintech

Fintech in Latvia
Crypto and blockchain
Exploring AI

Fintech Factor

Capital raising competition
Immediate feedback
Exciting prizes

ABOUT THE FINTECH FORUM

For the second time, Latvijas Banka and the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia are teaming up to present the highly anticipated Fintech Forum 2023 – the pinnacle event in Riga, gathering the brightest minds in the financial industry.

The Fintech Forum aims to foster Latvian fintech growth, facilitate collaboration, and support scaling businesses across Europe. It offers engaging expert discussions on trending industry topics.

This year, the event introduces the Fintech Factor competition, offering a unique opportunity for innovative fintech companies, especially early-stage ventures, to pitch ideas, receive immediate feedback from experts and investors, and compete for valuable prizes.

Connect with industry leaders, investors, and professionals, forge partnerships, and explore collaborations for business growth. Satellite events by industry partners will delve deeper into specific fintech subsectors.

Ensure you register in time to secure your spot in these engaging on-premises events.


LATVIA FINTECH FORUM 2023

FINTECH FACTOR – A THRILLING COMPETITION

MAIN STAGE AGENDA

9.00


REGISTRATION

10.00


OPENING OF LATVIA FINTECH FORUM 2023

Ms Santa Purgaile, Latvijas Banka
Ms Laura Štrovalde,  Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

10.15

The pulse of fintech industry in Latvia

Ms Tīna Lūse, Fintech Latvia Association

10.30

Accelerating ahead: Latvia's fintech strategy in action

Ms Dina Buse, Ministry of Finance of Latvia

10.45

Venture into fintech: Exploring investment avenues in the digital age

Moderator
Ms Meeri Savolainen, INZMO

Panellists
Ms Gwen Sandberg, Inventure
Mr Kanishk Walia, Middlegame Ventures
Mr Alper Mustafa Baltaci, KOOP Ventures

11.30


COFFEE BREAK

11.50

Crypto debates: Tackling controversial topics in the crypto assets world

Moderator
Ms Pamela A. Clegg, Ciphertrace by Mastercard

Panellists
Ms Marina Khaustova, Crystal Blockchain
Ms Timea Nagy, Swiss Finance + Technology Association, Women in Web3 Switzerland

12.30

The AI arena: Unveiling different perspectives

Moderator
Mr Chris Crespo, Nordic Fintech Magazine

Panellists
Mr Kuba Ruiz, Bird&Bird
Ms Mona Zoet, RegPac Revolution
Mr Jacopo Berti, Rozes

13.00

The next phase in fintech

Mr Mike Sigal, Sigal Ventures

13.15


LUNCH BREAK

14.15


FINTECH FACTOR

Two Fintech Factor finalists' pitches, expert panel comments, and the award ceremony.

Moderator
Mr Chris Crespo, Nordic Fintech Magazine

Experts

Mr Armands Broks, TWINO Group
Mr Gary Palmer, Payall
Mr Renāts Lokomets, Venture Faculty

15.45


CONCLUDING ADDRESS

Ms Santa Purgaile, Latvijas Banka

16.00


NETWORKING

Q&A sessions with experts

Ms Sandra Mielava, Latvijas Banka

Ms Guna Janelsiņa, Latvijas Banka

Mr Koen Vanderhoydonk, The Connector

Ms Una Petrauska, KPMG

Ms Ieva Jāgere, Altum

Mr Ņikita Kazakevičs, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

Prescheduled meetings

Prescheduled meetings in a dedicated meeting zone.

Register in the meeting app fintech-forums.b2match.io to connect with other forum participants and schedule meetings.

Stand-up

Mr Lev Bass, Huntli

Mr Kaspars Barons, Factris Holding

MEET INDUSTRY LEADERS

Santa Purgaile

Deputy Governor of Latvijas Banka

Mike Sigal

Consigliere to Founders & Fund Managers, Investor, Fintech Expert

Marine Krasovska

Head of Financial Technology Supervision Department at Latvijas Banka

Ņikita Kazakevičs

Director of the Innovation and Technology Department of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

Gary Palmer

President, CEO & Chairman of Payall

Kuba Ruiz

Senior Counsel at Bird&Bird

Marina Khaustova

CEO of Crystal Blockchain

Dina Buse

Deputy Director of Financial Market Policy Department at Ministry of Finance of Latvia

Gwen Sandberg

Investment Director at Inventure

Mona Zoet

Founder and CEO of RegPac Revolution

Pamela A. Clegg

Vice President of Crypto Investigations and Risk at Ciphertrace, a Mastercard company

Kanishk Walia

Partner at Middlegame Ventures

Chris Crespo

Co-founder and Chief Editor at Nordic Fintech Magazine

Alper Mustafa Baltaci

Co-founder of KOOP Ventures

Jacopo Berti

Co-Founder and CEO of Rozes

Timea Nagy

Board Member and Head Legal at Swiss Finance + Technology Association, Co-Founder and Board Member of Women in Web3

Tīna Lūse

Head of Fintech Latvia Association

Armands Broks

Founder of TWINO Group

Ieva Jāgere

Head of Private Equity Department at Altum

Laura Štrovalde

Deputy Director at the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

Koen Vanderhoydonk

Founder of the Connector

Meeri Savolainen

Founder&CEO of INZMO

Renāts Lokomets

Strategic Partner at Venture Faculty

Lev Bass

Co-founder of Huntli.io

Una Petrauska

Managing Partner at KPMG Law, Attorney at Law

Kaspars Barons

Head of Business Development at Factris Holding

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WHY ATTEND?


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SATELLITE EVENTS

Enabling fintech in Latvia: Toolkit and insights

Latvia's leap: Bridging fintech, regulation, and public sector innovation