Manchester FinTech Virtual Mission

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Home to a thriving £5bn digital ecosystem, Manchester is officially the UK's Top Digital Tech City (The Data City, 2020) and boasts the largest regional FinTech ecosystem in the UK (Whitecap Consulting, 2020)

Attracting the ambitious from around the world - including firms OakNorth, Adyen and Klarna - and with ambitions to create a critical mass of homegrown digital expertise, it is a region rich in talent. Driven by ideas and innovation, Manchester has been creating and shaping the future for more than 250 years. The city's reputation for the radical has seen it take a leading position in established and emerging digital sectors, including FinTech, which has seen Manchester become one of the top five European cities for FinTechs to locate in (Savills, 2020). 

MIDAS and Partners

MIDAS, Manchester’s inward investment promotion agency, has helped hundreds of FinTech and financial services firms successfully establish operations in the city.  Now, in lieu of travel, MIDAS is collaborating with the Department for International Trade, FinTech North and Tech Nation to give you the opportunity to explore the FinTech capital of the North – all from the comfort of your home. 

We’re offering you the chance to hear from successful brands driving the FinTech agenda in Manchester, as well as network with FinTech peers and professionals from across the city region and the world. Register now using the form on the right, then curate a virtual mission to meet your unique needs >> 

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This event is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-2020 as part of the GC Business Growth Hub Sectors Programme.

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Schedule

· Stage
Virtual Mission Introduction: Manchester's thriving FinTech scene
An introduction to the virtual mission, the Manchester FinTech landscape and what makes it the ideal business location.
Liam Gray Deborah Walker Tim Newns Rachel Eyre
· Sessions
Networking break 1
Continue stage conversations and introduce yourself to FinTech peers and professionals from across the world in this short networking break.
· Stage
Attract and retain the right FinTech talent
How can you access the right FinTech talent? Attend this session to learn about building a skilled and diverse workforce in Manchester.
Adele Reynolds Beckie Taylor Deborah Walker Amul Batra
· Sessions
Networking break 2
Continue stage conversations and introduce yourself to FinTech peers and professionals from across the world in this short networking break.
· Stage
Partnering with Manchester's pioneering universities
Hear how some of FinTech’s brightest minds are leading the way in industry research and innovation from Manchester.
Rachel Eyre Markos Zachariadis Rachel Kenyon
· Sessions
Meet with MIDAS
Your opportunity to connect with MIDAS' team of FinTech experts and get answers to any questions about Manchester.
Deborah Walker Rachel Eyre
· Stage
Setting up a FinTech in the UK
In partnership with DIT: Learn about the support available to international FinTechs looking to set up in the UK, specifically Manchester.
Rachel Eyre Luke Stubbs Nigel Jones
· Sessions
Networking break
Continue stage conversations and introduce yourself to FinTech peers and professionals from across the world in this short networking break.
· Stage
Securing FinTech funding in Manchester
A place rich in business services and support to enable growth, this session will detail Manchester's thriving funding landscape.
Anish Kapoor Mark Robinson Deborah Walker Damian Mohammed Sam Booth
· Stage
FinTech North Showcase
In partnership with FinTech North: Hear from FinTechs that have successfully invested and are driving the FinTech agenda in Manchester.
Amy Whitell Polly Taylor-Pullen Kevin Mountford Gaj Sasson Rachel Eyre Julian Wells
· Sessions
Meet with MIDAS
Your opportunity to connect with MIDAS' team of FinTech experts and get answers to any questions about Manchester.
Deborah Walker Rachel Eyre

Speakers

Amy Whitell
Amy Whitell

CEO and Co-Founder - Collctiv

Anish Kapoor
Anish Kapoor

CEO - AccessPay

Liam Gray
Liam Gray

FinTech Lead - Tech Nation

Gaj Sasson
Gaj Sasson

Managing Director - BNY Mellon

Kevin Mountford
Kevin Mountford

Co-Founder - Raisin

Polly Taylor-Pullen
Polly Taylor-Pullen

Business Development - Nivo

Mark Robinson
Mark Robinson

Regional Head of High Growth & Entrepreneurs - Barclays

Adele Reynolds
Adele Reynolds

Principal Skills Manager - GMCA

Beckie Taylor
Beckie Taylor

CEO - Tech Returners

Deborah Walker
Deborah Walker

Head of Business Development - MIDAS

Luke Stubbs
Luke Stubbs

Partner - Shoosmiths

Markos Zachariadis
Markos Zachariadis

Professor and Greensill Chair in FinTech - University of Manchester

Tim Newns
Tim Newns

CEO - MIDAS

Rachel Eyre
Rachel Eyre

Business Development Manager - MIDAS

Julian Wells
Julian Wells

Director - FinTech North

Amul Batra
Amul Batra

Chief Partnerships Officers - Northcoders

Damian Mohammed
Damian Mohammed

Investment Director - GC Angels

Nigel Jones
Nigel Jones

Sector Specialist - Department for International Trade

Rachel Kenyon
Rachel Kenyon

Business Engagement Lead for FinTech - The University of Manchester

Sam Booth
Sam Booth

Chief Executive - pro-manchester

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MIDAS

MIDAS, Manchester's inward investment agency, offers free and confidential services to support innovative companies setting up in Manchester.