Eleven UK fintech companies have arrived in Australia on a special government trade mission to build connections with businesses and governments down under. The chosen delegates will be representing Great Britain’s fintech industry at Australia’s prestigious Intersekt Festival where they will be greeted by the Sydney Consul-General.
The weeklong tour will see key players such as QV Systems, the cloud-based asset and automotive finance provider, as well as CurrencyCloud and Clear Bank deliver keynote speeches and presentations to conference delegates and senior officials from the Australian and New Zealand markets.
They will hear speeches from senior figures about the Australian fintech landscape, recent policy developments and discuss how they can work more closely to build partnerships. Delegates will also get to hear about the lessons learned for companies seeking to establish in Australia. Additionally, they will hear first hand experiences from business leaders about the rewards and challenges of launching in the local market.
The delegation will then head to the EY Centre in Sydney to hear from a panel of Australian financial institutions who will share their thoughts on the best pitching methods and what they are currently looking for in terms of partnerships. QV Systems and six other delegate companies then have the opportunity to pitch their offering to a room of EY consultants, partners and guests from the financial services community.
Daniel Layne, Founder & CEO of QV Systems comments:
“Australia and New Zealand are home to some of the most innovative and disruptive financial services firms in the world, and we’re very excited to participate in this visit, to learn about market trends and discuss ways to partner on key projects. Being here on the ground gives us a real insight into the needs of the local market and helps us better understand how we can collaborate with fast-growing firms.”