Roundtables

Australia’s National Blockchain Roadmap

Date: Wednesday 19 May
Time:
11:00am – 12:00pm
Speakers: Hannah Glass, King & Wood Mallesons, Chloe White, Commonwealth Treasury and Jessica Robinson, Commonwealth Treasury

Over one year on from the release of Australia’s National Blockchain Roadmap, the journey has well and truly begun, with 6 of 12 ‘signposts’ actioned since the launch. The Steering Committee has focussed on the 4 distinct use cases of supply chains, credentials, cybersecurity and regtech, and through this work, key underlying themes regarding blockchain and distributed ledger technology have emerged. This roundtable will discuss the state of blockchain in Australia including its implementation, aspects of the regulatory framework, and technological trends in the industry.

The Untapped Power of the Industry: How to Build Momentum, Attract Investors and Grow Fast

Date: Wednesday 19 May
Time:
11:00am – 12:00pm
Speakers:
Ben Williamson, Fresh Equities and Anthony Nantes, Wisr

Ben and Anthony met on a stage at StartCon 2019, a Fintech Aus event where Fresh won Startup of the Year. Their chance meeting on stage multiplied into an enduring friendship, mentorship and two fintech growth stories involving investment from some of the biggest names in Australia. The Fintech community has an untapped power created immense growth. Here, you’ll learn how to harness this, craft your pitch and open your mind to the investors, friends and mentors in front of you.

Turning Your Waitlist into Investors: How to Use Crowd Sourced Funding for an Effective Launch

Date: Wednesday 19 May
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Speakers: Matt Vitale, Birchal, Michael Nuciforo, Thrive and Ben Winford, Thrive

Moderator: Lauren Capelin, Startmate

In February 2021, Thrive, an SME focused fintech, achieved the equal biggest and fastest CSF campaign to date, raising its maximum target of $3m from over 500 investors in just 3 days on Birchal. As a pre-launch, pre-revenue startup, Thrive demonstrated textbook execution of a CSF offer, highlighting the particular advantages available to consumer facing fintechs under Australia’s CSF regime. Michael Nuciforo (CEO, Thrive), Ben Winford (COO, Thrive) and Matt Vitale (MD, Birchal) will share some key insights and learnings from this remarkable campaign.

Cracking into the Singapore Market
(Open Invitation for Exporters)

Date: Wednesday 19 May
Time:
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Speakers:
Lucas Nicolet-Serra, K&L Gates, Omaru Maruatona, Aiculus and Victor Alexiev, Citi Ventures
Moderator: Stephen Skulley, Austrade Singapore

An exporter event (Singapore market focused)  – targeting smaller/earlier stage companies to discuss the Singapore market and scope out potential services that can assist.

Webinar targeting companies interested in the Singapore market. Session to highlight the Singapore market regulations, trends and opportunities as it relates to fintech exporters. To provide a comprehensive overview of the market, the speakers are to include a market regulator, a successful exporter, local Venture Capital Firm, and fintech customer.

Hosted by Austrade.

 

Getting Started with Open Banking

Date: Wednesday 19 May
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Speaker: Tony Thrassis
, Frollo

There’s lots of talk about the opportunities Open Banking brings for businesses. Real time transaction data can power a range of exciting propositions and user experiences, including personal finance management and lending. But as a fintech, how do you get started with using Open Banking data?

If you’re looking at using Open Banking data for your business, join this roundtable for the opportunity to ask industry experts your questions.

Hosted by Open Banking provider Frollo.

The Enhanced Regulatory Sandbox

Date: Wednesday 19 May
Time:
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Speakers:
Mark Adams, Australian Securities and Investments Commission and George Marangoly, Australian Securities and Investments Commission

It has been just over eight months since the commencement of the Government’s Enhanced Regulatory Sandbox (ERS). This session discusses the key features of the ERS and provides an update on ASIC’s implementation experience – including the criteria that ASIC uses to assess an ERS application and tips for fintechs considering applying for testing in the ERS.

CDR 2.0 Payments Initiation
(Invitation only)

Date: Thursday 20 May
Time:
11:00am – 12:00pm
Speakers:
Jessica Robinson, Commonwealth Treasury and Kate O’Rourke, Commonwealth Treasury
Facilitator: Daniel Knight, K&L Gates

Scott Farrell’s December 2020 “Future Directions of the Consumer Data Right” Report strongly recommended the introduction of write access as the next stage in the advancement of the Consumer Data Right in Australia. Given its potential benefits to Australian consumers and businesses, the first priority for the CDR roadmap was strongly recommended to be bank account-to-account payment initiation, or PIS as it is described under the UK’s PSD2.

This invite only CDR 2.0 Roundtable on Payment Initiation, will enable participants the opportunity to join the discussion with Treasury and to provide input into the future design of Payment Initiation under the CDR. The roundtable will seek to discuss:

  • The design principles set out in the Report and consider alternatives;
  • Use cases and applications of Payment Initiation to deliver value for consumers and businesses;
  • Compliance and infrastructure requirements for Banks and Participants to deliver PIS;
  • The overlay of PIS with the soon to be introduced Mandated Payment Service by NPPA; and
  • Access arrangements are licensing.

The Modernisation of BPAY Payments

Date: Thursday 20 May
Time:
11:00am – 12:00pm
Speaker:
Keith Brown, BPAY Group

The payment landscape is rapidly changing. Consumers expect more choice and want more control, whilst competition is increasing on all fronts. In this session BPAY Group will share their BPAY Payments modernisation journey – the challenges, the strategies, the lessons learnt and lead an interactive discussion on the importance of living with purpose.

Hosted by BPAY.

Government Funding and R&D Tax Incentives – the Landscape, Myths, Risks, Optimising Processes and Incentive Opportunities

Date: Thursday 20 May
Time:
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Speaker:
Malia Forner, EY Private

Government incentives provide substantial support for Australian fintech innovation, commercialization and investment. In an environment of fast-moving technology development, business realities are at risk of misaligning with Government regulator expectations. This session will outline current opportunities and practical approaches to access Government incentives, with a focus on the R&D tax incentive landscape, myths, risks and optimising processes.  Interaction and questions welcome.

Fintech Opportunities in Greater China
(Open Invitation for Exporters)

Date: Thursday 20 May
Time:
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Speaker: Urszula McCormack, King & Wood Mallesons and Ada Guan, Rich Data Corporation
Moderator: Dane Richmond, Austrade Shanghai

Webinar targeting fintech scaleups exploring the Greater China markets. Panel discussion to highlight information specific to exporting to China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, including targeted fintech market information and emerging opportunities. Participants will hear about market trends and capability gaps, the regulatory requirements and market entry pathways from in-market experts and an Australian exporter.

Hosted by Austrade.

NPP Roadmap Including MPS

Date: Thursday 20 May
Time:
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Speakers: Katrina Stuart, NPPA

Join a roundtable discussion with NPP Australia to get an update on the NPP’s take up and usage and the platform’s future roadmap including delivery of the eagerly anticipated Mandated Payments Service, which will support third party payment initiation for account-to-account payments in Australia.  The roundtable will provide the opportunity to have your questions about the NPP answered and to hear more about particular aspects of real time payments that are of interest.

Consumer Data Right and the ACCC

Date: Thursday 20 May
Time:
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Speaker: 
Paul Franklin, ACCC

Australia’s Consumer Data Right (CDR) is introducing consumer data sharing across multiple sectors of the economy, starting with banking.  The ACCC’s role in the Consumer Data Right includes accrediting data recipients, and supporting data recipients with testing and on-boarding to the CDR ecosystem. Other roles include enforcing the CDR Rules and developing and supporting the technology solutions that support secure data sharing.  In this session hear from the ACCC about how you can become an accredited data recipient and the support available for testing and on-boarding.

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