FinTech pathway

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August 8, 2022

Join the Pitch Perfect Breakfast to vote for your favourite start-up tech businesses and in the afternoon, we have worked with team at FinTech NZ to deliver two sessions, the first discusses the future of open finance and fintech in New Zealand and the second debates if FinTech solve the ESG crisis.

This pathway will investigate the role of tech in the life insurance and wealth value chain.

With all the sessions for FinTech on one day, you are able to register for a discounted one day ticket on 21 September.


Sessions and times

Breakfast 7.15AM - 8.30AM

Pitch Perfect

The Financial Services Council aims to fuel innovation in the sector and Pitch Perfect sparks that flame. In this breakfast session, hear from the latest innovators in the tech world and vote for your winning pitch. The winners will be invited to pitch their innovation on the main plenary stage later on that day. Find out more here.

Main Plenary
9.00 - 9.30AM: Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson

In our first Political Keynote, we welcome Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson to give insights pre and post pandemic, and a look toward Aotearoa 2025. Following the presentation will be a fireside chat with political reporter Jack Tame, to delve deeper into the key issues.

 9.45 - 10.45AM: Panel Discussion
Climate and sustainability: The world on fire?

The climate emergency is now mainstream, and with world leaders agree targets to mitigate climate change, our panel will look at climate issues through different lenses.

 10.35- 10.50AM: Growing the financial confidence of New Zealanders

In this first Ted-style talk of the day, we reflect on the how the financial services community is working together to deliver the FSC vision and conference theme to grow the financial confidence of New Zealanders.

11.20 - 11.50AM Financial Markets Authority, Samantha Barrass

Outlook 2025 with FMA CEO Samantha Barrass, followed by a fireside chat with political reporter Jack Tame, to delve further into the key issues raised.

11.50AM - 12.40PM: Chief Economist Session: In turbulent times, what holds for the economy?

In this session, Chief Economists from across the sector will discuss the economic state of New Zealand and the world, reflecting on the challenges we face and debating the cost of living crisis, inflation, investments and the impacts they are having.

Breakout session 1.45 - 2.45PM

The future of open finance and fintech in New Zealand

The panel will start by discussing open finance products that already exist in New Zealand. Then we'll cover the incoming Consumer Data Right legislation, and what it means for consumers and financial service providers.

Breakout session 2.45 - 3.45PM

Will FinTech solve the ESG crisis?

Mitchell Pham leads us through this panel discussing how fintech is enabling sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in this look through the technology sector lens.

Main Plenary
4.15 - 4.30PM: The Future of Health

Dr. Stephen Childs is the Chief Medical Officer at Southern Cross, and in this second spotlight, will shine a light on the future of the health system in New Zealand.

4.30 - 5.15PM

In our most highly rated sessions at past conferences, we invite to the stage the first of our two inspiration keynote speakers, to take us our of the financial services sector and challenge us to think more broadly.

We will then wrap up Day 1 by 5.15PM.


Don't forget there are many more breakfast, plenary, breakout and lunch sessions across the conference in the life, health, investment and funds, KiwiSaver and retirement and professional advice sectors.