Innovate Finance Statement on the impact of COVID-19 Coronavirus for IFGS 2020 (as of March 13, 2020)

It is with great regret that Innovate Finance has decided to cancel IFGS, scheduled to take place on April 20-21 at Guildhall, London, due to ongoing industry concerns around the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

As you will be aware, many companies have now implemented non-essential travel and event restrictions, making it difficult for many of our speakers, panellists and delegates to attend IFGS.

We have not taken this decision lightly and have been in constant discussions with our key partners, who are together hosting UK FinTech Week. IFGS is the flagship event of that week, convening the global FinTech industry in the UK to share ideas, discuss new trends, find new investors and foster existing relationships. It is hard to express our disappointment that IFGS will no longer take place.

We are however delighted to say that we will still take the opportunity to profile the ongoing strength of UK FinTech during the week of April 20-24. This will become digital content, virtual events, smaller roundtables and partner events. We will be releasing a schedule of activity over the coming days and weeks, so please do keep an eye out on the UK FinTech Week website for updates and information on how to register. In turn, please get in touch if you would like to submit digital content.

As the industry body for UK FinTech, we will of course continue to support our members and the ecosystem throughout the year. We will continue to develop and deliver our wider programme of activities, strengthening our focus on important themes like access to capital, talent & skills, financial inclusion & education, and partnerships.

Innovate Finance will be in touch regarding upcoming events we have planned over the course of the year. In the meantime, please make sure you mark next year’s IFGS dates in your diary: Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th April, 2021 at the Guildhall, London, when we look forward to kicking off UK FinTech Week 2021.

“Innovate Finance is committed to supporting the innovators and entrepreneurs changing the face of financial services for businesses and customers across the UK and globally. We are proud that our members are at the heart of the FinTech revolution.”

Charlotte Crosswell, CEO, Innovate Finance

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