Finance conventions are one of the best things to happen to the industry since online banking. They allow people passionate about their work to stay up to date on the industry, network with like minded individuals and companies, and take a mini vacation! You can’t put a price on hands on experience, but if you could these finance conventions would be worth every penny.
September 26-29 • Orlando, Florida
FinCon is somewhat new to the convention scene (established in 2011 as the Financial Blogger Conference), but is geared towards a previously underserved group: marketers and the media! The four day event brings together financial influencers, “money mediapreneurs,” and brands looking to create better content, reach their target audiences and, of course, make more money!
The demographic of the event includes certified financial planners, chartered financial analysts, certified public accountants, published finance, debt and investment authors, journalists and freelancers, podcast hosts, and others with notable success in personal finance guidance.
Listen to and connect with influential digital and social content creators at speaking panels and workshops on creating, promoting and profiting from money-focused content. You just might walk away with an advertising partnership. Catch them live online during the event if you can’t make it!
Inc 5,000 Conference & Gala
October 17-19 • San Antonio, Texas
The Inc. 5000 Conference is more than just a conference. The three day meet up ends with a black tie gala for the ultimate, swanky shmoozing opportunities. The 20 sessions and 40 speakers are just as beneficial, with authors, entrepreneurs and CEOs of notable companies and brands advising on industry insights to help you grow your business and stay ahead. Network, engage and inspire, and brush up on your golf game because the classy finance convention kicks off with a golf tournament!
October 21 – 24 • The Venetian, Las Vegas
Four days. Finance. Future. Fun. Money 20/20 describes their convention as a place, “Where Money Revolutionaries Unite to Disrupt and Enhance Every Aspect of Money.” Money 20/20 has been bringing together leaders and innovators since 2012, and has already become an anchor event in the industry. Attendees can listen to over 450 speakers from places like Morgan Stanley PayPal, Google, Wells Fargo and Amazon and leave inspired to “drive change and revolutionize the future of money.”
All aspects of the industry can benefit from the thought leadership taking place at Money 20/20. The ecosystem of Payments, FinTech and Financial Services come together from around the world to explore the ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money. With so much packed into 4 short days, individuals and organizations will leave feeling empowered to reach their goals, make an impact, and continue the meaningful conversations of how the market is changing.
Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit
November 28 – 30 • Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA
Presented by the Opal Group, the Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit is an educational forum for investors, underwriters, banks rating agencies, lawyers, accountants and other related industry professionals. At this conference, attendees can learn from industry leaders and gain insight on the newest techniques to maximize returns and reduce risk exposure in this growing area of marketplace lending. Topics include reviewing the current landscape, predicting what’s to come, legal and structural industry shifts, reporting requirements, lending securitization, specialty finance trends in the US and abroad, fraud prevention, venture capital investment and much, much more.
In an industry that’s constantly changing, it’s important to stay ahead of competitors and participate in forums discussing this dynamic market. And as with any major conference, the networking opportunities at the Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit are going to be unmatchable at any other financial convention.
Find the one that’s right for your niche or take your team and hit them all! These finance conventions offers something different, but every one has an incredible schedule of learning and networking opportunities. And maybe even an open bar!