The Best of Georgia and the Global Fintech Ecosystem

For one week in October, Fintech South will be the epicenter of the fintech universe. Our mission at Fintech South is to both to shine a spotlight on the Georgia financial technology ecosystem as well as host the global fintech community. Regardless of whether you are based in Atlanta, Charlotte, New York, San Francisco, London or Singapore, you will find familiar colleagues at our event and will also have the opportunity to make new connections from around the world.

You’ll also find the full breadth of fintech represented among the senior leaders in attendance and on our stages. Over the last few years, nearly one-third of our attendees have held C-Suite roles in their organizations, including stakeholders from the payments industry, banking, wealth management, insurance, retail and commerce, government and regulatory, venture capital, startup founders, technology service providers, non-profits, and local, national and international media.

Georgia

Georgia Fintech is More Than Just Transaction Alley

Of all the billions of payment transactions taking place each day across the United States, more than 70 percent are processed by companies in Atlanta and around Georgia. That remarkable statistic has helped Atlanta earn the nickname “Transaction Alley.” Today, Georgia’s thriving fintech ecosystem represents broad-based growth beyond its payments industry foundation, and Atlanta has emerged as a world-class hub for financial technology.

  • More than 38,000 fintech specialists drive our ecosystem,
  • The top 20 Georgia-based fintech companies alone generate an estimated $72 billion in annual revenue, and
  • The diversity of the Georgia fintech organizations spans over 170 companies across numerous financial services verticals.

The Fintech South events are a product of this momentum, a collaborative effort of our remarkable local fintech community.

The World Stage

When Atlanta's Stage Becomes the World Stage

Fintech South 2020 is built to bring the world together. It’s one of the virtues of virtual. Whether you’re in Atlanta, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, São Paulo, Mexico City, London, Amsterdam, Lagos, Tel Aviv, Dubai, Singapore, Tokyo or Hong Kong, for this week we’ll all be the same distance apart in one virtual space.

On Tuesday, October 6, our main stage becomes the World Stage, featuring the best in fintech from around the globe. The day will be organized into three world regions–EMEA, the Americas, and APAC–as we follow the sun for time zone friendly participation by our international partners. But the international flavor of Fintech South will continue all week.

As we prepare for the summit, our team is partnering with an amazing lineup of international delegations to utilize Fintech South as a unique opportunity connect the global community with the thriving fintech ecosystem in Georgia. We’re expecting attendees from all corners of the planet, evidence of how fintech is a truly global phenomenon.

Our list of World Stage Partners includes:

Europe, Middle East and Africa

The Americas

Asia Pacific

 

Networking

1-on-1 Meetings

One of the greatest aspects of events is meeting new people, but we know your time is valuable and you need to make the most of it. That is why our AI-powered networking platform is designed to help you efficiently navigate the profiles of the thousands of attendees at Fintech South and make the right connections to meet your objectives.

The matchmaking process is intent-based, and so buyers are matched with sellers, investors with startups, employers with job seekers and so forth. The attendee list is sorted in priority order for you with the most relevant potential connections at the top of the list. You are in complete control.

The short video below from Brella, our virtual event platform provider, demonstrates how you will be able each out to other attendees with common interests, schedule and reschedule meetings, and engage in 1-to-1 video calls, all within the event platform. Even our 2019 venue Mercedes-Benz Stadium can’t do that!

 

Virtual Expo

But the opportunities to connect don’t stop there. Take some time to visit the 50+ exhibitors in our fully interactive virtual expo, also powered by Brella. Each organization’s virtual booth includes multi-media resources to help you learn about their mission, people, products and services. Attendees can search exhibitor listings and connect directly with their teams to ask questions in a dedicated chat or arrange 1-on-1 video meetings.

The short video below describes some benefits for sponsors powered by the Brella platform, but it also demonstrates how Fintech South attendees can learn about and connect with the exhibitors in our virtual expo from wherever they are in the world–another great way to engage with the global fintech community that will gather in our virtual space.

 

Fintech South Career Fair

Are you an employer looking to secure top talent? Or a graduate or undergraduate student at a Georgia college or university looking to take the next step in your fintech career?

On Friday, October 9 at 10:00am – 1:00pm EDT, in partnership with Fintech Atlanta and the Georgia Fintech Academy, Fintech South will host a virtual career fair to match the best and brightest students with opportunities in the industry.

The Fintech South Career Fair is a unique opportunity for employers to have direct access to hundreds of talented undergraduate and graduate students looking for fintech jobs. The event will be hosted in the popular Handshake platform, the #1 way college students find jobs.

Participating students are:

  • Completing degrees in finance, computer science, computer information systems, and other relevant courses of study,
  • Graduate or undergraduate students at Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Albany State, Columbus State, Kennesaw State and others (additional regional public and private schools may be added), and
  • Many have hands-on experience in fintech through student projects and internships.

Employers will have an opportunity for 1-on-1 video discussions with students and to host multiple large group information sessions.

Don’t miss out! For more information:

If you are an employer, please contact Vince DeSilva at the Technology Association of Georgia.

If you are a student, please contact Tommy Marshall at the Georgia Fintech Academy.