FINTECH MAKES A STOP IN REGGIO EMILIA: THE NEXT DATE FOR THE MILAN FINTECH SUMMIT ROADSHOW WILL BE IN OFFICINE CREDEM

Officine Credem in Reggio Emilia - a place that embodies innovation and contamination - will host the new stage of the roadshow dedicated to fintech, the last appointment before the new edition of the international Milan Fintech Summit event to be held at Allianz MiCo in Milan on 8 and 9 October.

Milan Fintech Summit, now in its fifth edition, is promoted and organized by Fintech District and Fiera Milano, through the activities of its knowledge unit, Business International.

Scheduled for 25 June, the Emilian event represents a new important opportunity to explore trends and innovations in the sector, foster networking and promote the growth of the fintech ecosystem in Italy. Dedicated to university students, the entrepreneurial fabric of the area and those who want to learn more about all the facets of the fintech revolution that has redesigned the world of financial services, the meeting is organized in collaboration with Credem, partner of the roadshow.

During the day, several topics will be addressed with experts and protagonists of the Italian fintech ecosystem: the sector as a career opportunity, its impact on the entrepreneurial fabric and the environment. There will also be a moment to enhance the realities that were born or move in the Emilia-Romagna area.

A particularly significant milestone both in terms of content and the host location: inaugurated in March 2024, the "Officine Credem", inside the Reggio Emilia Innovation Park, represents a meeting point for the generation and development of innovative projects. The space, with an important history that has seen several moments of rebirth, was chosen for the creativity and innovation inherent in the project, both strongly characterizing elements of the fintech sector. In fact, despite the fact that finance and technology are two extremely technical drivers of development in the sector. The industry constantly demonstrates the ability to express great creativity and inspiration, which are crucial for the extreme variety of services that impact on the daily lives of people and companies. This year, the Milan Fintech Summit tells its story through one of the inspirational arts par excellence: music. The fifth edition, starting from the pay-off "Smells like fintech spirit", will recall the songs of the most famous artists: each session refers to the title of a well-known song and speakers, partners and participants will be able to contribute to the creation of the "soundtrack" by sharing their favorite song for the official playlist of the Milan Fintech Summit.

 

Clelia Tosi, Head of Fintech District: "Fintech District promotes initiatives that support innovation in the financial ecosystem, so it is very significant for us that one of the appointments of the Milan Fintech Summit roadshow is held at Officine Credem with which we share the value of innovation as inspiration. The Emilian territory is rich in innovative entrepreneurial excellence and in this new meeting we want to turn the spotlight on these and enhance them. The edition of the great annual event is approaching and the program is enriched every day with guests and ideas, a mirror of an ecosystem – the Italian fintech one – in continuous evolution and now consolidated at an international level".

 

Umberto Pellegrino, Head of Business International, Fiera Milano's knowledge unit: "This second stop of the Milan Fintech Summit Roadshow expresses a sense of speed that reflects the rapid evolution of the world we live in. A transformative process that well mixes with iconic places of innovation and creativity, such as those of Reggio Emilia. Spaces that also inspired Fiera Milano when it decided to open its doors to a new path oriented towards hosting new generation events with an increasing focus on sustainability and emotions. A new approach that this summit, in particular, has been able to interpret perfectly, succeeding, especially on this occasion, in bringing the world of financial technology and innovation closer to that of music and culture. A combination on which we think it will be necessary to focus in the coming years to generate moments of meeting and discussion with high added value, capable of stimulating that critical thinking, which is so important for looking to the future".

 

Piergiorgio Grossi – Chief Innovation Officer of Credem: "We are thrilled to host the second stage of an important Fintech District event at Officine Credem, after Rome. The event is dedicated to open innovation, evolution and change and involves other players of the new Reggio Emilia Innovation Park. The event of 25/06 represents an important opportunity to celebrate the synergy between students, entrepreneurs and our territory, enhancing its potential and promoting a future of shared growth and development."

 

THE PROGRAM OF THE DAY

The day will open with the "MFS University" session, reserved for university students. Moderator Costanza Cicero from Starting Finance will lead two discussions on how fintech can make everyday life easier and how to pursue a career in this sector. The first round table will be attended  by Francesco Di Gennaro of Clickbando, Leonardo Capotosto of Funnifin and Fabio Ugolini of Truescreen; the second  will be attended by Oreste D'Ambrosio of BuildLender, Davide Pagliara of Quarkpay and Federica Rossi of Subbyx.

In the afternoon, however, the doors will open to companies. Chiara Padua and Umberto Pellegrino, the Co-Heads of the Milan Fintech Summit, will open the event together with Simone Chiesi of Credem.

The first keynote speech, entitled "Nessun Dorma: Making Your Way of Communicating Effective, Engaging, and Authentic," will be delivered by Reinout Bosman of Coach Stage Education.

This will be followed by the round table "Sarai - Integrated finance: what possibilities of fintech for the entire entrepreneurial fabric". Moderated by Roberto Bellini of Assosoftware, Piergiorgio Grossi of Credem, Clelia Tosi of Fintech District and Vice President of ItaliaFintech and Mattia Ciprian of Modefinance will speak.

This will be followed by a focus on the positive impact that fintech technologies can generate entitled "The sun has gone out", in which Alan Gallicchio of Ecomate and Davide Raffaetà of Agatheia will speak.

It will then be time  for keynote speeches held by Anna De Stefano, IAG Member and Club degli Investitori and Angel Investor and Legal Design Expert, Massimo Ruffolo of Altilia and Vice President of ItaliaFintech. The keynote session will be closed by the Bank of Italy which, through the intervention of Adriana Dolores (Deputy Head of Milano Hub Innovation Centre), will present in detail the possibilities of participation in the new call for proposals launched on 5 June and dedicated to payments. The Central Bank's participation confirms the focus on the fintech sector.

The event will also showcase "Mastercard for fintechs", Mastercard's Platinum Partner program designed to support fintechs, equipping them with world-class tools and skills to guide them in their continuous growth and push them to the next level.

The day will end with "T'appartengo", a moment of pitch of companies born or operating in the Emilia-Romagna area that will present their companies and solutions. Speakers: Alessandro Del Bene of 01Sistemi, Giacomo Barigazzi of Axyon AI, Enrico Malverti of Ematrend and Salvatore Iiritano of Revelis.


24-06-2024

written by Matteo Castelnuovo

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