Social Events

Welcome Reception

Atrium – Federation Square
Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Welcome Reception is your opportunity to re-connect with those familiar faces and make some new connections. Join us at the Atrium – Federation Square. Tickets are included in Full Registration and include drinks and canapes. Day delegates can purchase tickets during online registration at $50.00 per person.

Tuesday 15 October 2019

5:00pm – 6:00pm

VIP Speaker Dinner

Gazi Restaurant
2 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

Join us for an invitation only VIP dinner. This is an intimate opportunity to network with global Fintech leaders, conference keynote speakers and other industry leaders at the conclusion of the first day of the conference.  This event provides attendees with the opportunity to network, mingle and discuss topical issues.

The event will be hosted at iconic Melbourne restaurant Gazi, with conversation to flow over grazing plates.

This invitation has been offered to all Intersekt speakers and select VIP guests.

Tuesday 15 October 2019

7:00pm – 10:00pm

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Industry Dinners

Industry dinners will be held on Wednesday 16 October 2019.  They are unique opportunities to mingle with Fintech leaders at iconic Melbourne restaurants with curated conversation. Tickets are open to all delegates, and can be booked whilst registering for the conference.

1. Global Growth at The European

Venue: The European, Level 1/161 Spring Street, Melbourne

Time: 7:00pm – 10:30pm

Join us for a unique opportunity to engage in a discussion on Global Growth with Aoife Houlihan, VP Communications & Public Policy at Klarna over the course of an intimate three-course dinner at renowned Melbourne restaurant The European. The evenings discussion will be led/directed by Cathryn Lyall, Co-Founder of Seismic Foundry.

Aoife has spent her career working in strategic communications and as a policy advisor to senior politicians and business leaders in Europe and the US. At Klarna, Aoife is responsible for all external communications, public affairs and stakeholder relations across markets. Klarna is a leading global payments provider and a fully licensed bank and currently working with 170,000 merchants. Klarna aims to revolutionise the payment experience for both shoppers and merchants.

Melbourne is renowned for its food and wine, this evening will celebrate the convergence of leaders of the industry and a truly Melbourne dining experience. Sitting opposite the Victorian grandeur of Parliament House The European has gained iconic status amongst Melbournians and visitors alike. Reminiscent of old world Europe, The European mines the traditions of rural France, Italy and Spain while providing a hybrid experience of old meeting new, a restaurant that mirrors the movement of the Fintech ecosystem in Australia.

2. Open Banking: European Perspective
at MoVida Aqui

Venue: MoVida Aqui, Level 1, 500 Burke Street, Melbourne

Time: 7:00pm – 10:30pm

Join us for an intimate evening discussing Open Banking: European Perspective with Gwen Sandberg, Business Development Director of Tink AB.

This dinner is sponsored by Basiq, which is an open banking platform that provides a range of services that make it easier to consume and draw insights from banking data, such as determining individuals income, expense categorisation and the ability to produce a single consolidated report detailing an individual’s full financial picture.  Head of Partnership Innovation, Lorraine Longhurst will be providing a welcome address.

Over the course of the evening at MoVida. Partake in conversation with experts on the topic with conversations led by Daniel Knight, Partner, K&L Gates.

Gwen has spent her career working in Business Development and Sales, she currently leads the sales team for Tink’s API-developer platform. Gwen and her team meet with entrepreneurs and guide them on how they can leverage Tink’s technology to build tomorrow’s next fintech unicorn.  Tink is the best way to connect to banks across Europe and quickly build smart, personalised and delightful financial services. The technology is transforming banks and countless customer experiences across Europe. Founded in Stockholm in 2012, their partners include Nordea, BNP Paribas Fortis, Klarna, ABN AMRO and SEB.

MoVida is an iconic Melbourne Spanish restaurant in the heart of Melbourne’s culture. Intended as a place for Melbournians to meet and discuss their days over shared plates. MoVida’s philosophy is based around the celebration of Spanish produce, food and culture through Australian produce, food and culture, respecting both but constrained by neither. As open banking makes way for the new and provides opportunities to collaborate with the traditional, enjoy this dinner based around the traditions of ‘breaking bread’ together and appreciating each other’s company and wisdom in the surrounds of a beautiful venue and delectable food. 

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3. New Payments Platforms at Maha

Venue: Maha Restaurant, 21 Bond Street, Melbourne

Time: 7:00pm – 10:30pm

Join us for an exclusive evening engaging in conversation with David Thomasson, Product Director, Payments & Commercial Lending at Metro Bank. Over the course of the evening, partake in incredible cuisine and discussion with industry leaders lead by Ghela Boskovich on New Payments Platforms at Maha. 

David has spent the majority of his career in traditional banking joining Barclays after graduating from University, he then joined Macquarie and later became the Head of Payments before joining Metro where he is now the product Director for payments & commercial lending. Metro Bank launched in July 2010 as the first new high street bank in the UK in more than 100 years. The revolutionary UK bank offers personal, commercial, business and private banking services, with a focus on providing unparalleled levels of customer service and convenience. With their unique, customer-focused model, they are reinventing the rules of banking, making every effort to remove all ‘stupid bank rules’​ from their day to day services, to offer simpler and more convenient banking. Metro Bank was founded on a simple precept: Offer the best customer experience, how, when and where the customer wants it. Stores are open 7 days a week, 362 days a year.

Melbourne is renowned for its food and wine, this evening will celebrate the convergence of leaders of the industry at a truly Melbourne dining experience. Maha offers refined, delicate dishes in a progressive way blending old world Middle Eastern flavours, passion and opulence with a contemporary setting in the same way that Metro embraced old world banking and chooses to deliver it in a 21st century style.

4. Machine Learning & Fintech at Becco

Venue: Becco, 11-25 Crossley Street, Melbourne

Time: 7:00pm – 10:30pm

Join us for an evening of conversation on Machine Learning & Fintech with David Pearson, Principal Business Development Manager, AI/ML Solutions at AWS. Over the course of the evening, partake in modern Italian cuisine and engaging discussion led by David Engel, Fintech BDM, AWS.

David Pearson works in the Machine Learning group at AWS, helping business and technical leaders understand how they can deploy machine learning services from AWS to improve key metrics like revenue, cost, and customer loyalty. David previously worked in the Big Data team at AWS, leading the Business Development launch activities for Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon Redshift – two of the fastest growing products in AWS history.

Melbourne is renowned for its food and wine, this evening will celebrate the convergence of leaders of the industry at a truly Melbourne dining experience. Becco is a Melbourne legend set down a very New York style laneway, with a buzzy vibe, warm lighting and award winning modern Italian food.

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Closing Cocktail Function

Garden State Hotel, Rose Garden
101 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

Unwind from three days of conferencing with the Closing Cocktail Function. Network in the relaxed atmosphere of the Garden State Hotel with drinks and canapes. Tickets are included in Full Registration only. Day delegates can purchase tickets during online registration at $100.00 per person.

Thursday 17 October 2019

5:00pm – 7:00pm


For any enquiries regarding Intersekt 2019 please contact:

Julie Jerbic, Event Director
Total Conference Solutions
Phone: 07 5525 3875
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