B-Hive organises Digital Week to give European players the opportunity to shape the future of finance together

Located in the heart of Europe, Belgium will host three key events – B-Hive Fintech Hackathon, Digital Finance Europe and SuperNova – tackling the challenges faced by the financial sector today

B-Hive, a collaborative innovation platform for financial institutions and fintechs, invites European top-tier banks, insurers and key players in financial services to Belgium for its Digital Week on September 24-30.

Located in the heart of Europe, Belgium will be the stage of B-Hive’s Digital Week, aimed at giving start-ups and scale-ups an opportunity to connect with Europe’s most influential financial players. Digital Week features three key events namely the B-Hive Fintech Hackathon, Digital Finance Europe and SuperNova.

The Digital Week kicks off with the B-Hive Fintech Hackathon co-organized with five major European banks and insurers – BNP Paribas Fortis, Ageas, Allianz, AXA and Ethias. This two-day hackathon aims to generate ingenious and well-thought-out business solutions tackling three challenges faced by the industry. There will be two tracks, one being a company track focusing on two challenges: pattern & fraud detection, and procurement & vendor management platform; and an open track, for any hacker to join, which will focus on financial inclusion and electronic payments adoption. Winning products and solutions will be awarded a proof-of-concept.

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With more than 40 speakers, including Belgium’s Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtveldt, MEP Caroline Nagtegaal, EBF CEO Wim Mijs and B-Hive Executive Chairman Fabian Vandenreydt, Digital Finance Europe opens its doors to leading European financial services and financial technology players to join the discussion on digital transformation, technology, and innovation. DFE18, co-organized by B-Hive and the European Banking Federation (EBF), takes place at the National Bank of Belgium on September 26 and will provide opportunities to get insights from top-level speakers as well as to connect with future clients and partners.

Fabian Vandenreydt, Executive Chairman of B-Hive, says: “This is not just another fintech conference—it is an invitation for all key players in the industry to unite forces amongst the European protagonists in the financial, technological and regulatory arena to create bright outcomes. Testimonials about what really worked for others in the digital transformation journey will undoubtedly inspire others to join an effort that has no way back. I am particularly proud of this event taking place in Brussels, as part of the Digital Week, an unprecedented event in Belgium.”

 The final stop of B-Hive’s Digital Week is SuperNova, a four-day event where today’s thought leaders, the most promising scale-ups in Europe, and outstanding companies from around the globe gather in Antwerp to talk, pitch and showcase. It features a conference with world-class technology experts such as Ray Kurzweil and Biz Stone, the biggest scale-up pitching event in Europe featuring 50 European tech scale-ups, a tech fair, as well as the launch of TalentBuzz. This digital talent marketplace, powered by B-Hive, aims to connect ambitious talents of today with their future employers in the tech sector. As a partner of SuperNova, B-Hive will curate the fintech pavilion of the SuperNova Tech Fair. On September 29 & 30, SuperNova is open to the general public for free.

Don’t miss these exciting events in the Digital Week to connect, think and act with top thought leaders and innovators from all over Europe.

More info on the Digital Week: https://b-hive.eu/digital-week-18/

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