Delivered by the best-in-class speakers, NZ Fintech Summit 2018 will delve deep into a range of fintech topic areas including artificial intelligence, customer experience design, open banking, cyber security, payment solutions, and plenty more and how they will impact on a broad subset of financial services such as payments, insurance, funds management, capital raising etc.

Ample opportunities for networking at the pre-event drinks and on the day, over morning/afternoon tea breaks, lunch and drinks and canapés at the end of the day.


Pre-Event Drinks

MinterEllisonRuddWatts, is pleased to be hosting pre-event drinks the evening before the event on Wednesday, 28 November. All attendees are welcome to join. A great opportunity to mix and mingle with the speakers and your fellow attendees.

Date: 28 November 2018

Time: 5.30 pm

Venue: MinterEllisonRuddWatts, 88 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010

RSVP: Click here to REGISTER your attendance


The Main Event

Date: Thursday 29 November 2017

Venue: Pullman, Auckland


08:15 - 09:00



Collect your registration badges and your Conference kit. Remember to bring your Eventbrite passes, either on their app or as a printout. Say hello to your fellow attendees. Get networking!

10:05 - 10:30


Innovation needs strategic funding. The key trends in investment funding. A global and local take on what ideas are at the receiving end of investment funding. What it takes to get it right.

11:50 - 12:15

Going Digital

Using AI to help your brand to create emotional connections with your customers via digital interactions. The new age of customer engagement using digital personas.

14:10 - 14:35

Emerging risks

Fintech innovation drives new data-driven business models, but against a backdrop of increasing cyber security threats and other challenges. Learn about the emerging risks.

15:50 - 16:15

Going cashless

Physical cash will soon become obsolete as the focus turns to bits and bytes. Find out what going cashless means for businesses and take a dive into the future of the payments landscape.

09:00 - 09:15


Setting the context for the day - what to expect and what we want to achieve out of the event. The importance of focussing on the here and now, and a stocktake of the fintech sector. Welcome address

10:30 - 11:00

Morning Tea


A quick break to hydrate, share notes, network and mingle. There's lots to cover for the day so we will strictly keep to time. There will be many more opportunities through the day to network.

12:15 - 12:40

Startup Pitch


Early stage fintech startups duel it out to win the Xero startup competition. A quick fire round of ideas/products. Prize winners to be announced at the end of the day.

14:35 - 15:00

Good business

Commercialising innovation takes discipline and execution skills. Learn some of the critical strategies you need in your business planning toolbox, and best practice for capital raising.

16:15 - 16:55

Open banking

Bringing the day to a close this expert panel which will take a deep dive into the topic of open banking. The emerging opportunities and challenges. Send in your questions early.

09:15 - 09:40


The world according to Google. In an era of connectedness dominated by data, what are the key themes that will shape the future of the world we live in. A quick tour of the lessons from the trenches.

11:00 - 11:25

Artificial Intel

Building a product and managing its lifecycle is part of the story. Who are you building it for? Learn the core principles of using artificial intelligence to understand and engage your customer.

12:45 - 13:45



An opportunity to enjoy a meal over more networking. Check out our exhibitor stalls. Find out more about what's happening on the ground. Get ready for the afternoon sessions.

15:00 - 15:20



This event is about bringing together the fintech community, including both incumbents and startups. This session is designed to showcase New Zealand talent and new products and ideas.

16:55 - 17:00

Pitch winner

Announcing the Xero startup pitch competition winner.

09:40 - 10:05


Getting the fintech framework just right. Are we there yet? The policy moves that have been, and those that are yet to arrive. The Govt.’s take on what it takes to create an optimal fintech ecosystem in NZ.

11:25 - 11:50

Designing UX

So you have clearly defined your potential customer. But, its never about product features that are an indicator of success. Its what you make your users feel. Learn how to design great experiences.

13:45 - 14:10

Beyond Crypto

While crypto currencies remain centre-stage and much debated about, applications using tech underlying blockchain are solving a number of the worlds’s problems.

15:20 - 15:50

Afternoon Tea


A quick break to hydrate, share notes, network and mingle. A final few more sessions to follow before wrapping up for the day. There will be one more opportunity to network, over drinks post-event.

17:00 - 18:00

After party


An opportunity to unwind, share notes and make new connections, generate new ideas. Make the most of the Pullman's luxurious hospitality over a few drinks and canapés.  



*the above agenda is subject to change in the case of unforeseen circumstances