Web Summit CEO, Paddy Cosgrave, is bringing MoneyConf to Dublin. According to a company statement, “Brexit is transforming Dublin as a financial centre” so they’re moving the fintech conference, MoneyConf, back to “hometown Dublin.”

“Brexit is transforming Dublin as a financial centre. Major banks, credit card companies and fintech startups have all signed leases in recent months. JP Morgan is moving up to 1,000 bankers alone to Dublin from London. It’s an incredible moment. And it’s in this moment that we’re moving MoneyConf, which is already one of the world’s leading financial services and fintech conferences, to our hometown Dublin”.

Web Summit official statement (6 June 2017)
MoneyConf moves to Dublin in 2018
MoneyConf moves to Dublin in 2018

MoneyConf, the conference which attracts the leaders in fintech from across the world, has been hosted in Madrid for the last two years. Next year MoneyConf will take place in Dublin, starting on June 11. According to Paddy Cosgrave, the next edition will be increased “three-fold to over 5000 attendees.”

“Next year we are going to increase the size of MoneyConf three fold to over 5,000 attendees and will host a totally new select gathering for 200 fintech leaders. It’s an incredible moment for Dublin, and we are excited to be a part of it.”

Paddy Cosgrave, CEO of Web Summit

This year’s MoneyConf edition had over 1,800 leaders from the world of financial services and technology, over 100 speakers and over 100 of the most influential investors and VCs.

Among the speakers were:

  • Francisco González, Group Executive Chairman of BBVA
  • Kathryn Petralia, Co-Founder & COO of Kabbage
  • Taavet Hinrikus, Co-Founder & CEO of TransferWise
  • Brett King CEO of Moven
  • Peter Smith, Co-Founder & CEO of Blockchain
  • Mark Mullen, CEO of Atom Bank
  • Yoni Assia, Co-Founder & CEO of eToro