Networking Evening with the Association of Foreign Banks (AFB)

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The Association of Foreign Banks and techUK are delighted to invite you to a networking evening for FinTech and Innovation practitioners, in conjunction with Eversheds LLP.

We are delighted to invite you to the first such evening of 2017, organised jointly by the AFB and techUK.

The Association of Foreign Banks (AFB) represents the interests of the foreign banking sector which provides financial services throughout the UK, through branches, subsidiaries and representative offices. The AFB provides a forum for the sharing of information on industry issues for the mutual benefit of member banks and makes representations to industry stakeholders. The AFB’s membership, consists of 200 banking groups covering more than 50 nations.

We know that new technologies such as blockchain, smart contracts, Artificial Intelligence, RegTech and the Internet of Things will be further utilised in financial services going forward. As such, there is a need for vendors and financial institutions to work collaboratively in addressing the challenges presented by innovation.

The evening will commence at 5:30pm, followed by opening remarks at 6pm from the AFB and techUK, as well as a brief presentation from a guest speaker (TBC). 

To secure your place at the event, please click book now. 

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the drinks reception and would encourage you to please forward this invitation on to relevant colleagues within your organisation.

Guest Speaker: 

Professor Michael Mainelli, CEO, Z/Yen Group

Professor Michael Mainelli FCCA FCSI FBCS, a qualified accountant, securities professional, computer specialist, and management consultant, educated at Harvard University and Trinity College Dublin, Michael gained his PhD at London School of Economics where he was also a Visiting Professor. He began his career as a research scientist in aerospace & cartography, then entered the City in 1984, becoming an accountancy-firm partner and later a director of Ministry of Defence research. At the MoD he ran over 70 spin-out projects including the establishment of the national nano-materials centre, the Financial £aboratory, Lidar, and the creation of the European Institute for Quantum Computation. He co-founded Z/Yen in 1994, the City of London’s leading think-tank, to promote societal advance through better finance and technology. He has led Z/Yen from creating mutual distributed ledgers (aka blockchain technology) in 1995 through Taskforce 2000, Long Finance, the Global Financial Centres Index and the Global Intellectual Property Index. He is an Alderman of the City of London, Emeritus Professor & Trustee at Gresham College, non-executive director of two listed firms and a regulator, and trustee of several charities. He has written numerous academic papers and his third book, The Price of Fish: A New Approach to Wicked Economics and Better Decisions, won the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards Finance, Investment & Economics Gold Prize.

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