Seeking bright Aussie fintechs to join ABCC delegation to UK

Seeking bright Aussie fintechs to join ABCC delegation to UK

Five delegate places on fintech mission to London on offer to Australian startups and SMEs looking to grow and prosper internationally.

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has partnered with the Australian British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) to give five internationally-focused Australian startups and SMEs the chance to join a fintech trade mission to London. Successful applicants will participate in a tailored business programme from 19 – 21 April 2017, and receive financial support for the majority of flight and accommodation costs.

They will join senior figures from the UK and Australia’s fintech ecosystem across industry and government. Delegates will have the opportunity to network and share ideas with UK counterparts, and meet potential investors and clients.

Among the confirmed senior delegates and speakers participating in the mission so far are: Ben Brabyn, Head of Level 39; James Clark, Business Development – Tech and Life Sciences at the London Stock Exchange; Imran Gulamhuseinwala, Global Head of Fintech for Ernst & Young; Nektarios Liolios, Founder & CEO of Startup Bootcamp Fintech (UK); Andrew Corbett-Jones, Head, Tyro FinTech Hub; Toby Heap, Founding Partner, H2 Ventures; Peter Hiom, Deputy CEO, ASX Limited; Greg Medcraft, Chairman ASIC; Danielle Szetho, CEO, FinTech Australia; Philip Trinca partner at Ashurst and Roger Wilkins AO, Chairman, Strategic Advisory Board for the Fintel Alliance reporting to the Australian Prime Minister.

Michael Ward, British Consul General and Director-General, UK Department for International Trade, Australia and New Zealand, said:

We’re delighted to support the British Chamber’s fintech mission to London and help give five Australian startups and SMEs looking to grow globally the opportunity to take part.

It’s shaping up to be an exceptional line-up, both in terms of delegates and speakers, and it will be a tremendous opportunity for any fintech considering expansion to the UK to meet with the movers and shakers in the London fintech community and learn about the opportunities in this world leading financial centre.

David McCredie, CEO, Australian British Chamber of Commerce said:

This mission, our inaugural British Australian Fintech Forum, provides great scope for the Australian and British fintech community to come together, learn and share best practice and to discover and create business opportunities.

Delegates and UK participants will come from across the fintech eco-system providing insight and perspectives on a range of topics.

To apply for one of the five sponsored delegate places or to register to join the mission visit the ABBC website. The application deadline for sponsored places is 6 March 2017.