A delegation of more than 60 Australian FinTech and cyber security industry leaders – including digi.me’s ANZAC partner Joanne Cooper of ID Exchange – will visit London next week to take part in a program of events and activities with governments, regulators and investors
Following the recent announcement of the Australian FinTech Bridge, which allows Australian businesses to fast track international expansion and regulatory approval so that they can hit the ground running, this trade delegation will enable participants to exchange ideas, best practice and thought leadership in the areas of regtech, cyber security, payments, software and big data.
The Australian British FinTech Cyber Catalyst (ABFCC), which digi.me is sponsoring, will give delegates the opportunity to showcase the best of Australian FinTech and cyber expertise, pitch to UK financial institutions and investors and take the first steps to growing their business in the UK.
As part of the program, digi.me’s Founder and Executive Chairman Julian Ranger will give a keynote address on the challenges of defining infrastructure in the digital age at a conference in London on July 4, as well as moderating a panel discussion.
David McCredie, CEO of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce, said: “The Australian British Chamber of Commerce is proud to support successful and growing Australia businesses in innovative and pioneering industries like FinTech and cyber.
“The recent announcement of the UK-Australia FinTech Bridge demonstrates the strong
opportunities for Australian businesses to expand overseas, develop international
partnerships and share best practice.”
Michael Ward, British Consul General and Director General UK Department for International Trade, Australia and New Zealand said: “The UK Department for International Trade is delighted to be partnering with the ABCC’s FinTech Cyber Catalyst mission to the UK.
“It’s a tremendous opportunity for those within the Australian and UK FinTech and cyber communities to learn from each other and identify opportunities for UK-Australia collaboration, especially in light of the new FinTech Bridge between our two countries.
“I’m particularly pleased to see such a strong contingent of Australian companies joining the mission–my DIT team look forward to working with them to support their growth ambitions.”
The 2018 trade delegation follows a successful event last year.