Tuesday, 3 October

Future of Finance 2023

Tuesday 3 October

Building upon the success of our previous editions, the 6th edition is themed "Waves of Change," highlighting the art of navigating transitions and embracing change.

The below preliminary agenda will take place at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam. It is important to note that the program is subject to change as we further shape it based on the topics that matter most to you. Please check back frequently for updates.


Registration & coffee


Conference opening & welcome


Opening remarks

Michael Jongeneel, CEO of FMO

Keynote address

Chris Skinner - Best-selling author and independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech


Get inspired by other participants, exhibitors and the view at the waterfront.

Keynote address

UN High-Level Representative More

To be confirmed



Klaas Knot, President - President of the Dutch Central Bank and Chairman of the Financial Stability Board

Track-program 1 | PEOPLE - PLANET - TECH

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PEOPLE | A revolutionary guarantee program
Guarantee programs have existed for a very long time, but not with this structure and not on this scale and aimed at underserved women, migrant and young entrepreneurs. NASIRA is all of this and more. Explore how NASIRA works and the advantages it can provide you.

PLANET | Climate Risk in the boardroom
Climate risk and the regulatory responses to it are ramping up pressure on the financial sector and challenging our progress on financial inclusion. Join a discussion about the associated risks and opportunities for financial institutions, and the priority areas for action.

TECH | Futurist Conversation on AI and Ethics
Join us on a thought-provoking session that delves into the fascinating world of Artificial Intelligence and its ethical implications in the financial world. In an era where AI technologies are rapidly advancing, this session will provide valuable insights into exploring its potential to foster ethical practices and promote greater understanding of both Artificial and Human Intelligence.


Lunch break

Enjoy a lunch break and the opportunity to network

Track-program 2 | PEOPLE - PLANET - TECH

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PEOPLE |  Beyond microfinance / New frontiers to inclusive finance
Explore cutting-edge solutions to enhance financial resilience for end-clients, delving into innovative products, services, and strategies. Draw valuable insights from lessons and failures in product designs.

PLANET | Successful sustainability strategies
Join us on a learning journey as we explore and discuss effective sustainability strategies in the financial sector, driving climate action, biodiversity preservation, and important environmental progress.

TECH | Global trends on digital transformation
Technology influences all part areas of an economy and banking is no exception. Digital transformation has become a necessity for banks to remain competitive and continue meeting customers’ evolving demands. Gain valuable insights into industry-defining trends and success factors from leading experts and consultants.


Track-program 3 | PEOPLE - PLANET - TECH

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PEOPLE | Navigating frontier and growth markets environments
Join us for an eye-opening session as our expert panel explores the investment landscape, offering invaluable insights into the risks, rewards, and strategies of investors in these challenging environments.

PLANET | Carbon Markets: Unpacking the dilemmas and opportunities.
Join us for an insightful session on the dynamic evolution of carbon markets. Explore the challenges and opportunities for financial sector players in this space.

TECH | The future of open banking: a good idea or just another idea?
Has the concept of Open Banking been proven successful? What is the current state of Open Banking in developed and emerging markets, and how could it bring value to these markets?



Grab a cup of coffee or a refreshment

Track-program 4 | PEOPLE - PLANET - TECH

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PEOPLE | Responsible finance digital ecosystem
Join industry leaders for a session on promoting financial inclusion while ensuring consumer protection in the digital age. Discuss challenges like overindebtedness, fraud, data privacy and cybersecurity. Shape a secure and inclusive digital future.

PLANET | Finance as a driver of food system transformation
The food system must transform to deliver healthy people, a healthy planet and a healthy economy. How can we facilitate this transformation in the Global South? In this session, we explore the essence of food system transformation and the vital role finance plays in driving it forward.

TECH | Digital Transformation: lessons from financial institutions
Explore first-hand accounts from in-market FIs that are going through their own digital tranformation journey as they share their experiences, valuable lessons and insights.


Networking Game

Network and make connections with the diverse audience

Drinks reception and Conference dinner

Enjoy the food and drinks

After drinks

Have a last drink with (new) friends and the tunes of the DJ. More

Make sure you know your way back since there is no transportation provided back to any hotel after 21:00.

As of 21:00, boats will be available to provide transportation to the 5 selected hotels.