Meet International Digital Payment and FinTech Innovators

This popular event showcases some of the most innovative and leading FinTech companies from Europe, USA and Asia.

For the 5. event edition the main partner country is China.

China is leading the world in its embrace of fintech.

China’s eight fintech unicorns have raised $9.4 billion in funding and have a combined valuation of $96.4 billion.

Innovations presented are in

  • Financial Services
  • Lending
  • Payments
  • Insurance
  • Enterprise/SaaS
  • Financial Services

Who should attend

  • (online) retailers
  • financial service providers
  • wealth management advisors, family offices
  • technology / startup investors
  • financial market regulators and advisors
  • FinTech startups & experts

Event starts: 13:30, Ends: 17:00

Organized by:

Holiday Inn, Messe Zürich

Wallisellenstrasse 48,
8050 Zürich


Welcome and Introduction

China’s dominance in fintech extends to its ‘unicorns’

  • How China became the world's leading fintech nation
  • Lessons learned
  • What can be applied for Swiss fintechs?
  • Current unicorns
  • What the future will bring

FinTech startup pitches

Networking Break

Panel Discussion:
The future of mobile payment

Panel Discussion:

Human vs. Robot advisors - trust vs. speed
- or will a combination of human and technological guidance be the future?

Networking Apéro


Adriano Lucatelli

Dr. Adriano B. Lucatelli ist Dozent, Autor und Mitgründer & CEO von Descartes Finance AG.

Ralf Haller

Ralf Haller's 20 year IT career has spanned various marketing and business development roles, based on his training as an electrical engineer and masters in Telecommunication Systems (Karlsruhe Technology Institute).

His career started while at university, when he took an assistant role in the USA. Later, he excelled as an IT project manager for large key account clients at CompuNet in Munich and also worked in Hong Kong supporting the Asian region.

This prompted his move to Silicon Valley where he lived for many years, working as a Product Manager for successful startups building datacommunication equipment.

Since 2001, Ralf provides product marketing support and has organised specialist IT events in Switzerland that explore current IT trends and introduce the Swiss market to new and pioneering technologies from Silicon Valley.

Owing to his strong links with Silicon Valley, the Swiss cantons rely on him as a valued advisor for fresh and exciting startup activities emerging from there.

Ralf is also the organizer of international high-tech, innovation, entrepreneurship and business events in Switzerland, among them:

He is also founder of the first High-Tech Connect Suisse association encouraging high-tech business development.

Ralf teaches at the Swiss-American university in Lugano the course Global Innovation Ecosystems.

In his free time he loves spending high-quality time with his family, and doing fitness sports and intelligence training to keep fit physically and mentally. He is eager and open to always try out new things.

Sponsors will soon be presented here.