After months of preparation, the 2017 London Summit kicks off at Old Billingsgate tomorrow! The two-day summit – November 14-15 – is hosted by Finance Magnates, and will feature some of the biggest brokers, banks, and players in the industry. If you have not yet had a chance to register, make sure to reserve your seat now.
This year will see the biggest event yet, including a packed agenda that will touch on all corners of the financial services industry. Attendees are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the wide range of panels, discussions, seminars, and workshops across the cryptocurrency, retail, and institutional FX fields.
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With over 2,000 attendees expected to be present at the summit, individuals expect more networking and more business opportunities than ever before. This year’s event will capture several unique trends from around the industry, including the rise of cryptocurrency, reliance on RegTech solutions, and the evolution of the FX space.
The Networking Blitz – start off your summit the right way
The first day of the summit will feature the Finance Magnates Networking Blitz. The Blitz is a unique gathering of the industry’s biggest players, thought leaders, and executives under one roof. This year’s Blitz will be the largest one yet, sponsored by the summit’s Key Partner, Zotapay.
The Blitz is open to all attendees and should be one of the top sessions of the event. We encourage all individuals to join us after work – simply get your badge and grab a drink while striking up the conversations you need, in the Vault at Old Billingsgate.
Retail industry in focus
The retail trading industry will take center stage at this year’s summit. On a whole, the trading industry has seen a rapid evolution during the year as brokers quickly moved towards integrating the MetaTrader 5 (MT5) platform as well as a range of cryptocurrency offerings. Moreover, the retail space has been operating under the specter of upcoming regulations that were ultimately postponed until 2018.
Consequently, attendees will have absolutely no shortage of detailed seminars, panels, and sessions to attend, including marketing discussions, an MT5 seminar, a presentation by TradersYard, and several workshops touching on growth strategies and CFDs, among others.
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What to expect in the institutional space
The summit will also be directing the spotlight on the institutional space, focusing on the field of RegTech, as well as detailing the Global FX code implemented earlier this year. Moreover, with only a few months to go until the passage of MiFID II on January 3, the focus will be firmly trained on this segment. Check out what we have in store for you.
One of the marquee panel discussions of the event will take place in this space, with a star-studded CEO panel grappling the latest trends and the industry’s readiness for MiFID II regulations. Furthermore, other topics will be highlighted at other workshops, including risk management, an FX convergence analysis, and the Global FX Code panel discussion.
One app to rule them all
We know these events can be quite busy and chaotic, which is why Finance Magnates has got you covered this year with the FMLS 2017 app. Looking to contact attendees ahead of the event? Download the event app! The app is designed to improve your London Summit experience, allowing for better time management. By downloading it you will be able to contact attendees for free, navigate different exhibition areas, and ask speakers questions.
How to get the app:
- Download the app from the Android or Apple store (search ‘FMLS 2017’)
- Punch in the following details:
• The email you registered to the summit with
• A personal password of your choice
• The summit pass-code: FMLS2017
Cryptocurrency aficionados rejoice
What would the London Summit be without a including one of the hottest industries of 2017 – cryptocurrency. This year has seen a growing emphasis on cryptocurrencies across the retail trading industry. With the price of Bitcoin hitting all time records by the day and making inroads into mainstream finance, it is little surprise that we decided to give cryptocurrency a large area of focus on the agenda.
Attendees can learn more about industry adoption and future trajectory via blockchain technology, while garnering some clarity about the various applications of cryptocurrency for financial services. In addition, the emergence of initial coin offerings (ICOs) will also be emphasized, including workshops detailing their advantages, risks, and future.
Don’t miss the London Summit Awards show
The winners of the 2017 London Summit Awards will only be revealed at the end of the summit at the awards show. Find out if your company was selected from a short-list of candidates over the past few weeks. Voting took place over two stages with registered attendees selecting the best performing company in each respective field across twelve categories.
The awards reflect both trends and shifts that the FX industry has undergone in the most recent year, and are decided based on votes from industry peers and attendees. Did your company win? Make sure not to miss the show on November 15 to find out!