Top 22 In-Person Fintech Events Taking Place in the USA in H1 2022

The USA has one of the world’s biggest fintech markets. Throughout the years, US fintech companies have continuously led the world in fintech innovation, startup funding, valuation and exit activity.

Out of the current 235 fintech unicorns that operate around the world, more than half (121) are headquartered in the US, showcasing the scale of the US fintech industry and its leadership position on the global scale.

Given the US’ burgeoning fintech industry, plenty of fintech events and conferences are being organized each year in all parts of the country to allow professionals and stakeholders to network, build meaningful connections and keep up with the latest developments.


Today, we look at the top 22 upcoming fintech events taking place in the US in the coming months. These live, in-person events are scheduled for H1 2022 and are expected to bring together some of the industry’s brightest minds and leaders.

Transact 2022

April 12 – 14, 2022

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

Transact 2022

Powered by Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the world’s largest payments industry trade group, Transact is an annual event where financial institutions, networks, payments companies, fintech and technology innovators convene to make the deals that shape the payments industry.

This year’s event is expected to attract more than 2,500 attendees, 1,000 C-level executives, 150 exhibitors, and 500 companies. Topics covered will include innovation in the payments industry, consumer insights and data, future trends, risk and compliance, small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) finance, and next generation commerce.

New York Fintech Week 2022

April 18 – 22, 2022

New York

New York Fintech Week 2022

The annual New York Fintech Week event was designed to be an inclusive collaboration of the entire startup ecosystem. Each year, the week-long festival features a series of events highlighting different fintech initiatives. These range from conferences and invitation-only roundtables to events free to the community.

Featured events taking place during this year’s New York Fintech Week include the Money20/20 World Tour – NYC: Crypto & Cannabis at Rise, New York, on April 18, the Empire Fintech Conference on April 19, and the Fintech Trends: ESG & Responsible Investing and Banking Innovation Roundtable, both taking place on April 21.

AI in Finance Summit

April 21 – 22, 2022

etc. venues 360 Madison, New York City

AI in Finance Summit

Taking place on April 21 and 22, the AI in Finance Summit will bring together experts and leaders in the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) fields to explore the latest technology advancements as well as practical examples to apply AI to solve challenges in business and society.

The event will feature 90 speakers, more than 8 hours of networking sessions, interactive workshops, and group brainstorming sessions. Participants will get to connect with AI pioneers at the forefront of research, explore real-world case studies of AI, discover advances in AI and machine learning (ML) tools and techniques from the world’s leading innovators, and build new meaningful business connections.

Smarter Faster Payments Conference 2022

May 01 – 04, 2022

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville

Smarter Faster Payments Conference 2022

The Smarter Faster Payments Conference is Nacha’s annual conference, providing payments education, a dynamic exhibit hall, and valuable networking opportunities. This industry event is designed for a diversity of organizations that are interested in driving innovation, delivering value through new solutions and services, and employing these offerings to meet their business needs and/or those of their customers.

This year’s event will take place from May 01 to 04, 2022, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville. The event will bring together new and seasoned professionals in the payments industry to learn and engage in conversations about the latest payments trends, and shape the future of the industry.

The multi-day event will include focused educational session tracks, a dynamic exhibit hall featuring trending solution providers, and a variety of ways to connect with fellow attendees.

DeFi Retreat 2022

May 03, 2022

San Diego Harbor

DeFi Retreat 2022

DeFi Retreat 2022 is an intimate gathering on the waters of the San Diego Harbor. It aims to provide high-value, relationship-building and learning opportunities through informal discussions and intimate networking between professionals and stakeholders in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space.

DeFi Retreat 2022 will be e cruising Downtown San Diego, Seaport Village, Shelter Island, ship-building and dry-docking facilities, Coronado Island, Point Loma, and Cabrillo National Monument, among many others. The three decks of the boat will comprise an entertainment deck, a discussion deck and a culinary deck.

The event is limited to 175 participants, and will feature seven off-the-record panel discussions, and intimate networking sessions over breakfast, lunch and evening reception.

2022 US Fintech Symposium

May 03 – 04, 2022

The Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando

2022 US Fintech Symposium

The US Fintech Symposium is a semiannual fintech conference that brings decision-makers together to discover the latest fintech trends while fostering productive  networking events. The two-day fintech conference will discuss the practical uses of advanced enterprise technologies within the finance and financial services industries.

Conference attendees will be able to participate in six formal networking sessions, schedule meetings with product and service providers, network digitally through an event app and more. They will hear presentations and panel discussions from fintech industry experts pertaining to the latest fintech developments including blockchain, robotic process automation, AI, ML, big data, banking APIs, and more.

Fintech Americas Miami 2022

May 10 – 11, 2022

Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami

Fintech Americas Miami 2022

Fintech Americas Miami is the leading fintech conference focusing on Latin America’s fintech industry. This year’s event is set to bring together 750 banking leaders, and feature over 75 speakers representing companies and organizations including Harvard Innovation Labs, BBVA, Stripe, Binance and Santander.

Fintech Americas Miami will include 55 sessions distributed in different scenarios and panel discussions, networking sessions, as well as the reveal of this year’s winners of the Financial Innovators of the Americas Awards.

Payments Forum 2022

May 16 – 18, 2022

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Phoenix

Payments Forum 2022

Payments Forum, formally known as Card Forum, is returning from May 16 to 18 with a comprehensive program that addresses all aspects of the payments community. From fintechs and payment technologies to contactless trends and mobility as a service, the event is set to bring together more than 450 payments professionals from the banking, fintech and retail industries, among which 74% of senior executives.

This year’s event will explore into some of the hottest trends right now, including changing customer expectations, cryptocurrencies, financial inclusion, and more.

Privacy-Enhancing Tech Summit North America 2022

May 18 – 19, 2022


Privacy-Enhancing Tech Summit North America 2022

Privacy, security, and regulatory constraints create difficulties for data-driven projects. This includes initiatives involving sensitive data being processed, accessed, monetized, bought, sold, shared, aggregated, or analyzed.

To unleash the power of sensitive data for these functions, privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) are being deployed by many different sectors. Industries benefiting range from financial services to healthcare to pharmaceuticals to telecoms to government bodies and include many others.

The Privacy-Enhancing Tech Summit North America 2022 aims to address how to make previously unfeasible projects that involve sensitive data possible. The summit will also focus on how to mitigate risks, as well as how to reduce the chance of data breaches and data misuse. Key topics will include data protection, security, compliance and regulation.

FinovateSpring 2022

May 18 – 20, 2022

Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco

FinovateSpring 2022

After two consecutive digital events, FinovateSpring will return to in-person events in 2022. FinovateSpring 2022 is expected to be attended by more than 1,100 senior executives, and will feature 50+ demoers and 100+ speakers. The conference will hold workshops, presentations and interactive panels.

Participants will get to learn more about how technology can help them spot opportunities for growth in their organizations. They will also get to meet innovative companies and industry leaders face-to-face.

Investment USA 2022

May 23 – 24, 2022

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, New York

Investment USA 2022

From geopolitical instability compounding the economic impact of the pandemic and the still-looming specter of inflation, to shifting investor demands driving the rise and rise of sustainable investing and alternative assets – the disruption impacting the entire investment management ecosystem is relentless.

Amidst this unprecedented uncertainty and extreme market volatility, industry participants must continue to adapt, innovate and uncover new opportunities to generate returns.

At the Investment USA 2022 event, hosted by Reuters, participants will get to discover how industry-leading asset allocators and managers are navigating these new complexities, implementing resilient operating models and pivoting portfolios to protect investments and businesses.

The event is set to bring together leading chief investment officers and top-level decision makers from North America’s most influential asset managers, investors and industry innovators, to share their insights on the mega trends shaping the markets throughout 2022 and beyond.

Insurtech Insights Americas 2022

May 24 – 25, 2022

Javits Center, New York City

Insurtech Insights Americas 2022

The Insurtech Insights Americas 2022 conference will take place on May 24 and 25, and is set to be attended by 3,000+ leaders and 800+ companies.

The conference will feature 200+ speakers representing the likes of Swiss Re, WeFox, Prudential International, Manulife International, Getsafe, and Cover Genius. Key covered will include the gig economy, automated underwriting, business agility, SME coverage, fraud detection, and more.

Lendit Fintech USA

May 25 – 26, 2022

Javits Center, New York City

Lendit Fintech USA

Lendit Fintech USA, one of the New York City’s largest fintech events, is returning to the Javits Center in Spring 2022. The event will bring together banks, fintechs and investors seeking to learn and conduct business.

Over 10,000 one-on-one meetings take place at LendIt Fintech USA every year, and many of these meetings are catalysts for deals and partnerships that emerge in the months following the event.

LendIt Fintech is amongst the largest media and events companies dedicated to innovation in lending and digital banking. Today, the company operates five major conferences annually, in New York City, London and Miami, along with its digital community and daily news organization.


May 31 – June 03, 2022

The Diplomat Beach Resort, Hollywood


WealthStack will bring together the leading advisors, broker dealers and asset owners who have successfully leveraged tech to optimize their operations, provide a higher quality client experience and ultimately grow their firm to share their stories and insight on how you can do the same. They’ll be joined by the leading tech enablers, providers and consultants to shed some light on the innovative tools available on the market.

Participants will get to hear from the likes of Joe Duran, Shannon Spotswood, Bob Oros, Ron Bullis, Dani Fava, Teddy Fusaro, Adrian Johnstone and many more. They will get to meet and connect with future-minded financial advisors, broker dealers, asset managers, investment banks, asset servicing and tech vendors.

The event is set to be attended by more than 2,000 leading financial advisors, decision-makers and wealthtech innovators and influencers. Key topics covered will include the role of tech in unlocking new growth opportunities, leveraging digital to improve productivity, workflows and operations, and reinventing the client experience through technology.

All WealthStack 2022 attendees will be able to access the content on-demand for 12 months after the event. Sessions will be available to all attendees to access online a week after the event runs.

Digin 2022

June 08 – 10, 2022

New Orleans

Digin 2022

Featuring high-level think tanks, engaging workshops, deep-dive roundtables and so much more, Digin is thoughtfully curated to provide actionable insights and powerful networking. With an unrivaled level of interactivity, this is where the insurance community will connect and collaborate to address the industry’s digital evolution.

More than 1,600 leaders are set to attend, among which senior leader positions representing insurance carriers, insurtech startups and government professionals. Topics covered will include digital policy management, digital transformation and AI. The event will also feature product demos, networking sessions, case studies, and more.

Bank Transformation Forum 2022

June 09, 2022

Convene, New York City

Bank Transformation Forum 2022

The Bank Transformation Forum is a brand new event series built for top banking executives to learn from each other and tackle shared challenges together.

The forum will provide a platform for New York City’s top banking executives to collaboratively solve shared challenges through a mix of interactive discussions and presentations. Uniquely, this one-day summit is application-only to attend, ensuring that each attendee is a true transformation leader within banking.

This year’s Bank Transformation Forum will feature more than 20 speakers representing organizations such as PNC, Berkshire Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Credit Union National Association, HSBC, Fintegra, and more. It will focus on innovation and technology, and transformation projects within large banks.

Consensus 2022

June 09 – 12, 2022


Consensus 2022

Consensus, the most influential crypto and blockchain experience of the year since 2015, will return to an in-person format and be held in Austin, Texas, for the first time ever.

This is the only festival showcasing and celebrating all sides of the blockchain, crypto, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and Web 3 ecosystems, and their wide-reaching effect on commerce, culture, and communities.

Curated and produced by CoinDesk, Consensus will bring together tens of thousands of attendees to hear from the most sought-after thought leaders and experience a wide range of discussions, meetings, parties, music performances, dinners, experiences, and much more.

The festival-style event will be held from June 9 to 12, 2022, with the Austin Convention Center as its hub, while other locations throughout the city will host a variety of additional programming from CoinDesk, the World Economic Forum, Coin Center and many other partner organizations.

Digital Banking 2022

June 13 – 15, 2022

Hilton Austin, Austin

Digital Banking 2022

Digital Banking 2022, by American Banker, is thoughtfully curated for powerful networking and meaningful discussions. The event will feature engaging demos, interactive panels and insightful keynotes, and is set to be attended by more than 1,000 banking professionals from the banking and fintech industries, in addition to merchants and regulators.

The event will also see American Banker announcing its 2022 Digital Banker of the Year.

Generations – Fintech + Insurtech Conference 2022

June 14 – 15, 2022

Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte

Generations – Fintech + Insurtech Conference 2022

Generations – Fintech + Insurtech Conference 2022 is one of the premier fintech and insurtech events in the US. Each year, the conference gathers the industries’ top thought leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs from around the world to discuss pressing topics and facilitate strategic networking among 1,000+ attendees.

Based out of Charlotte, Generations 2022 will be returning as a hybrid event, themed around the topic of “recharge”. Top experts will feature real conversations that challenge the status quo and expand on emerging innovations. Key themes will include cybersecurity, Web 3.0, SME finance, cryptocurrencies, B2B commerce, digital identity and more.

Fintech South 2022

June 14 – 15, 2022

Hybrid, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta

Fintech South 2022

Fintech South 2022 is a world-class summit with its nexus in Atlanta live and in-person, a global fintech hub that is home to more than 200 fintech companies.

On June 14 and 15, 2022, the summit will bring together fintech leaders from around the world for a two-day event of content and experiences designed to allow professionals to drive business success and thrive in the next normal.

The event will feature 300+ speakers and 40+ hours of content on the hottest fintech trends, including blockchain, the future of currency, digital banking, identity, privacy, fraud, post-pandemic retail and commerce, payments trends and regulation.

Invest 2022

June 16 – 17, 2022

Hilton Midtown, New York City

Invest 2022


Invest 2022, by FinancialPlanning, is set to bring together more than 850 senior wealth management leaders for powerful networking and meaningful discussions.

The event will feature engaging demos, interactive panels and insightful keynotes, and will focus on enabling the wealthtech community to connect and collaborate to address the latest tech and the industry’s most pressing issues.

Key themes will include the environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) approach, cryptocurrencies, robo-advisors and data mining.

Open Finance, APIs and Partnerships

June 23 – 24, 2022

New York City

The Open Finance, APIs and Partnerships event will focus on the potential of open finance and partnerships to support customers and align with the evolving tech ecosystem.

This premier Marcus Evans event will bring together the foremost leaders in open banking, digital innovation, and partnerships from leading financial institutions to deliver case studies that address the challenges and strategies for optimizing and accelerating digital innovation and open finance. There will be discussions into the importance of digital identity mechanisms and the focus on data security and privacy to facilitate secure data sharing and to protect consumer data.

This conference will also provide the opportunity to present the benefits of leveraging open API initiatives through strategic partnerships and alliances, to not only provide diverse consumer product offerings, but also to create mutually lucrative opportunities and maximize collaboration potential.


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