In the past months we’d already hinted at some changes in store for our event #execfintech. First of all, a little name change – from #execfintech (formerly known as Exec-I/O Fintech) to EXECfintech. We promise we’re done with the name changes now – I think we’ve found the solution. The name change came about with our first spin-off conference EXECinsurtech, which we hosted in Cologne this past July. From now on, EXEC will be the mother brand with fintech and insurtech (and maybe more to come) sub events, all focused on the broader financial ecosystem.
The second change is location, and not just in terms of a venue but in the actual city, where the events is hosted. After three great years in Frankfurt, undoubtedly one of Europe’s financial strongholds (and possibly becoming even more important with Brexit unfolding), we decided to move the event to Germany’s (startup) capital Berlin. To all of our Frankfurt-supporters – this is not a turning our back to the city and we’re hoping to keep up the many great connections. Instead it’s a move to position ourselves even closer with the ecosystem EXEC is evolving around: startups. Especially internationally Berlin is ever-increasingly also a hotspot for finch startups and with the move we’re hoping to attract more international attendees to ensure an even more diverse crowd.
On to the third change: EXECfintech will not be alone on April 5-6, 2017 in Berlin. With it, we’re hosting the second edition of EXECinsurtech. Under the same roof and with some separate areas but still as one event, so you as attendees don’t pay twice but instead the overall EXEC ticket gives you access to two great formats. With the fintech and insurtech ecosystems having grown apart a bit but still showing so many similarities and also sharing some of its key players, we believe this is the best way to provide platforms of exchange within as well as between the ecosystems.
As the insurtech space is moving at an incredible pace and there is also tons of potential in different cities, this doesn’t mean an end to the standalone EXECinsurtech in Cologne, covering the insurance-heavy Rhine-Main area. We’ll tell you more about this event soon.
TL;DR? EXEC will be two conferences under one roof, EXECfintech & EXECinsurtech, happening in Berlin on April 5-6, 2017. Tickets go on sale today with heavy launch discounts.
You’ll find the newly launched website here: http://exec.events
All the best,
the EXEC & PIRATE crew.