In recent years, the global financial technologies market has firmly secured its place as a leading destination for venture investment. In the last five years, investment in the industry has surged, from $2 billion in 2011 to $18 billion in 2016. Some estimates suggest there are nearly 10,000 FinTech startups in the world, and that their number is growing continuously. Nevertheless, FinTech representatives say that the growth of the industry is slowing, that new technologies are gaining popularity only slowly, and that traditional banking has not been fast enough to implement the new tools created by FinTech companies. What is happening to the industry now? What are the main trends of FinTech’s global development, and what are the unique features of Russian FinTech? How does traditional banking interact with FinTech in Russia? And what are the near-term prospects for the industry in Russia?

The 1st International Conference on new financial technologies, organized by Vedomosti business daily, will unite representatives of big business, government and FinTech companies to jointly analyse the industry in Russia, discuss the global trends and determine the main vectors of FinTech development.

Key Topics
  • Synergies between FinTech and traditional banking: possible models of integration and interaction
  • Prospects for FinTech development and market regulation
  • Main strategies and specific features of the FinTech business in Russia
  • FinTech startup success stories
  • Investment in FinTech: prospects and risks
The senior representatives of Russian state financial industry regulators, executives from major banks, heads of departments responsible for innovation, business development or IT in business sectors touched by FinTech, financial specialists and venture investors, startups, and management from industries such as telecommunications, retail, insurance, law firms, consultants, technology, data storage, Big Data and software.

Regarding program issues, please contact the project manager, Evgenia Nikolaeva at evgenia.nikolaeva@vedomosti.ru. For information support and printed media accreditation, contact Sabina Mikailova at s.mikailova@vedomosti.ru or by tel. +7 (495) 956 3458, ext. 4147. To participate, contact Konstantin Savin at k.savin@vedomosti.ru or by telephone +7 (495) 956 3458, ext. 4229.


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration of participants, welcome coffee

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Plenary session. FinTech and traditional banking: symbiosis or confrontation?

Oleg Boyko, Chairman of the Board, Finstar Financial Group

Key Topics

  • Prospects for FinTech development and its correlation with current financial market rules
  • What is the FinTech industry, and how does it work in Russia?
  • Synergies between FinTech and traditional banking: possible models of integration and interaction
  • Main strategies and specific features of the FinTech business in Russia

Ruben Agunbegyan, President, Otkritie Bank; Member of the Board of Directors, Otkritie Holding
Alexander Chernoshekin, Senior Vice President, Head of the Block Small and Medium Business, Promsvyazbank
Tamaz Georgadze, CEO, Raisin (Germany)
Oliver Hughes, Chairman of the Management Board, Tinkoff Bank
Vadim Kaluhov, Director of the Department of Financial Technologies, Projects and Organization of Processes, Bank of Russia
Boris Kim, Chairman of the Board, Qiwi
Alexey Marey, Member of the Board of Directors, CEO, Member of the Executive Board, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Alfa-bank
Andrey Stepanenko, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Head of Retail Private Individuals and Small Enterprises Directorate, Member of the Board, RaiffeisenBank

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Coffee break

12:30 p.m. – 02:00 p.m. Practical session. New FinTech business models: success stories

Alexander Aptekman, Partner, McKinsey & Company

Key Topics
  • Global FinTech development trends: analysis and prospects
  • Practical approaches to searching for efficient FinTech business models: success stories through the example of Russian startups
  • The specific features of new FinTech project development in Russia: limitations and possibilities
Anton Eremenko, Deputy CEO, Revo Technology
Andrey Makarov, Marketing Department Director of Financial Services, MTS
Maxim Malezhin, Executive Director, Technology Block of the Technology Development Strategy Department, Sberbank of Russia
Andrey Romanenko, CEO, Shareholder, Evotor
Mark Ruddock, CEO, FinstarLabs
Ekaterina Sannikova, CEO, Deutsche Bank TechCentre
Viktor Shkipin, Mobile Financial Services Director, VimpelCom
Maksim Yanpolsky, Managing Director for Business Development, Otkritie Bank
Bogdan Zadorozhny, Director of Business Development, Alipay (Ant Financial Services Group)

02:00 p.m. – 02:45 p.m. Lunch

02:45 p.m. – 04:15 p.m. Discussion session. FinTech as a direction for investment

Gleb Davydiuk, Managing Partner, iTech Capital

Key Topics
  • Investment in FinTech: prospects, risks, specific features
  • What possibilities and niches already exist and which might appear in the short term, given the specifics of the Russian market?
Arthur Akopyan, Partner, UFG Private Equity
Mikhail Batuev, Director of Innovation Department, Visa in Russia
Alexander Korolev, Managing Manager of E-business of Small and Medium Business, Promsvyazbank
Mikhail Lobanov, Managing Partner, Target Global
Igor Marich, Managing Director of Money and Derivatives Markets, Member of the Executive Board, Moscow Exchange Group
04:15 p.m. – 04:45 p.m. Cocktail.