Bird & Bird is a partner of the UK-Polish FinTech Seminar organised by the British Embassy in Warsaw

08 March 2016

09:00 – 19:30 CET

British Embassy Warsaw, ul. Kawalerii 12, Warsaw

Our Bird & Bird London and Warsaw office lawyers will be speakers at the prestigious UK-Polish FinTech Seminar on 8 March 2016, organised by the British Embassy in Warsaw.

Trystan Tether, Partner and Co-Head of our International Banking & Finance Group, and Sławomir Szepietowski, Partner and Head of our Warsaw Banking & Finance Group will present the FinTech regulatory landscape in Poland, and analyse the differences between the UK and Polish regulatory regimes. Sławomir Szepietowski will also take part in the panel discussion on threats and opportunities that FinTech presents for banks and financial institutions.

During the seminar the following topics will be discussed:

  • Current FinTech trends and how major financial institutions respond to them and engage with FinTech start-ups;
  • Innovative models of partnerships between financial institutions and FinTech start-ups;
  • Threats and opportunities that new FinTech market players present for the financial services sector.

Due to the international nature of this event, the presentations and discussions will be held in English. Participation is free of charge but it requires a prior registration.

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The programme

Financial Technology in Poland
09:00 - 09:30 Registration and coffee
09:35 - 09:40 Welcome by Tom Salusbury, Regional Director, Central and Eastern Europe, UKTI
09:40 - 09:50 Introduction to FinTech in Poland – Andrzej Lachowski, Partner, FSI Consulting Leader, Deloitte
09:50 - 10:50 Panel discussion: FinTech – a threat or opportunity for banks and financial institutions? Discussion moderated by Daniel Martyniuk, Director Consulting, Deloitte, and followed by a Q&A session
10:50 - 11:20 FinTech regulatory landscape in Poland: a comparative analysis of the UK and Polish regulatory regimes – presentation by Trystan Tether, Partner, Co-Head of International Banking & Finance Group, Bird & Bird London, and Sławomir Szepietowski, Partner, Head of Banking & Finance Group, Bird & Bird Warsaw
11:20 - 11:35  Coffee break

Innovative models of cooperation between banks and FinTech companies
11:35 - 12:00 Case study: Alior Innovation Lab – presentation by Igor Zacharjasz, Start-ups and Ecosystem Leader
12:00 - 12:30 Panel discussion: FinTech companies in PolandDiscussion moderated by Bartosz Gola, General Partner & CEO, SpeedUp Venture Capital Group
12:30 - 13:00 How banks and start-ups collaborate in the UK - Startupbootcamp London FinTech
Presentation by Edwina Johnson, Chief Operating Officer
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break


UK FinTech companies' presentations and one-to-one meetings
14:00 - 15:00 Meet the UK FinTech companies
15:00 - 17:00 One-to-one company meetings and networking
17:30 - 19:30 Reception