5 Upcoming Fintech and Blockchain Events in Shanghai

5 Upcoming Fintech and Blockchain Events in Shanghai

by September 8, 2017

China is the global fintech leader with the largest fintech market in the world as measured by total investment, total addressable market, and digital usage, and Shanghai is one of its three fintech powerhouses.

Shanghai, a global financial center, has seen its fintech industry surge in recent years, fueled by government support to construct a science and tech innovation center, and fintech leaders such as Alipay, Zhong An, and Lufax that are stimulating financial innovation.

To keep up with the fast-evolving fintech and blockchain scenes, we have listed for you some of the most anticipated events that are taking place in Shanghai in the coming months.

Please note that due to the current crackdown on initial coin offerings (ICOs) in China, several cryptocurrency and blockchain events scheduled for the coming months have been cancelled this week, notably CoinTelegraph’s BlockShow meetup in Shanghai and the 2017 Global Blockchain Summit organized by Huobi.

The 2017 Shape The Future Conference that was to be held on September 10 in China may be postponed.


Global Blockchain Summit 2017

September 14-16, 2017

No.66 Lvshun Road, Hongkou District


Global Blockchain Summit, initiated by Wanxiang Blockchain Labs in 2015, is held every autumn and is one of the biggest global events in the industry.

The summit aims to provide an international platform where industry participants exchange ideas and views, while startups showcase their innovative products to investors and experts.

This year’s theme is “Blockchain: New Economy-Breaking Dawn” and will focus on blockchain application cases, blockchain alliances and the latest innovations in the space. The event will be composed by Demo Day on September 14, and two Summit Days on September 15 and 16.


Digital Asset Summit

September 17, 2017

2nd Floor Garden Ballroom, Shanghai Tower

Digital Asset Summit 2017

Organized by FBG Capital, the inaugural Digital Asset Summit event will be held in Shanghai on September 17, 2017.

The event will bring together over 100 project founders, cryptocurrency fund managers, venture capitalists and leaders in the fintech and blockchain space. They will share their insights and visions before an audience of over 1,000 industry professionals.


2017 Shanghai Fintech Conference

October 14, 2017

2017 Shanghai Fintech Conference

The Shanghai Institute of International Finance Center (SIIFC) at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and the University of Edinburgh Business School are organizing the Shanghai Fintech Conference in 2017.

The conference’s objective is to present top quality theoretical and empirical academic research on fintech. It will also include a forum to bring together key policy makers and top professionals.


Inaugural Global Fintech & Blockchain China Summit 2017

October 26, 2017

Shanghai Marriott Hotel Luwan

Inaugural Global Fintech & Blockchain China Summit 2017

The Inaugural Global Fintech & Blockchain China Summit 2017 will be held in Shanghai on October 26, 2017 and will consist of two streams: fintech and blockchain.

The summit will include exhibitions and is expected to bring together more than 800 delegates from government, associations, research institutes, banks, securities and futures firms, insurance companies, funds and tech-focused startups.

Speakers will focus on the latest global developments and will share application cases of artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, big data and computer clouding, mobile finance, among other key topics.

The blockchain summit will discuss real application cases and the future of blockchain in the areas of banking, insurance, asset management and trading, cross border payment, notarization, the Internet-of-Things, supply chain management, medical services and government governance.


TechCrunch Shanghai 2017

October 28-31, 2017

Westbund Art Center, No.2555 Dragon Avenue Xuhui District

TechCrunch Shanghai 2017

The TechCrunch Shanghai 2017 event, produced by TechCrunch and TechNode, the publisher of TechCrunch in Chinese, will take place from October 28 to 31, 2017, at the Westbund Art Center.

The event will include a hackathon on October 28 and 29, that’s expected to bring together hundreds of developers, engineers and UX designers, and a conference, on October 30 and 31, which will feature tech luminaries from China and around the world who will discuss the latest news in the industry.