Frequently Asked Question
(FAQ)

 

 

1. GENERAL INFORMATION

What is the Paris Fintech Forum?

The Paris Fintech Forum (PFF) is the most exclusive European annual event on digital finance & Fintech, organized by Altéir Event. In 2018, for the 3rd edition, more than 2600 international participants from 72 countries, 220+ speakers, and 150+ Fintechs gathered to discuss the latest trends and topics in the sector. This event grew to become the Davos of digital finance & Fintech. In 2019, the 4th edition of the Paris Fintech Forum will be held in Paris on January 29th and 30th.

 

Where will the 4th edition of the Paris Fintech Forum be held?

PFF 2019 will take place in Paris, France, on January 29th and 30th, 2019 at Palais Brongniart. This former stock exchange building, classified as a Historical Monument, is located in "Vivienne" district, between the place de la Concorde and the Louvre Museum.

The Palais Brongniart is located at: 16 Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris, France (see on Google maps)

 

When is the 4th Paris Fintech Forum?

  • PFF 2019 will be held on January 29th and 30th, 2019.
  • Opening hours: from 07.30 AM until 07.00 PM.
  • Sessions are held throughout the day from 08.30 AM until 06.15 PM (schedules may be modified).

 

Who attends Paris Fintech Forum?

Paris Fintech Forum is an exclusive event for all actor in the financial industry, bank, insurance, regulator and Fintechs. In 2018, 60% of attendees were CEOs / C-level or directors. Moreover, around 50% of participants came from abroad (72 countries represented). Finally, speakers are exclusively international CEOs and thought leaders from various sectors such as banking, insurance, finance, Venture Capitals (VCs), Fintech, regulators and institutions.
Get more information about last year’s participants here.

 

What is the format of the 4th edition of the Paris Fintech Forum?

The forum includes session and workshop rooms as well as exhibition and networking spaces.

Specific features:

  • No keynote at the Paris Fintech Forum, we prefer dynamic conversations between speakers during panels and interviews
  • Most of the time, our panels gather directors of financial institutions, regulators, VCs and CEOs of Fintech from all around the world.
  • 60 CEOs of Fintech will present their companies during a 5 minutes pitch on 29/01 in front of international VCs jury members in a dedicated room

Moreover, 3 side events are organized:

  • Speaker Dinner: reserved to the forum speakers and main partners.
  • Gala Dinner: by invitation only and for Diamond tickets owners.
  • Paris Fintech Night: open to all forum attendees.

 

Is there a program available for the 4th edition of the Paris Fintech Forum?

Yes, the program will be available in January on our website.

 

Is the 4th edition of the Paris Fintech Forum dedicated to the French market?

No, the Paris Fintech Forum targets the international market and tackles global sector topics. In addition, the organizers of the forum are always looking to bring a majority of international speakers on stage.

 

What is the 4th Paris Fintech Forum preferred language?

All sessions at the Paris Fintech Forum are held in English only. Simultaneous translation in French is available in most rooms through headsets.

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2. REGISTRATION

When can I register to attend Paris Fintech Forum 2019?

Registration will be open from mid-September 2018 until January 23rd, 2019 at the latest. The platform can be closed at any time once the event is sold-out. Last year, 75% of the tickets were purchased by December 31st, so we strongly advise you not to do a last-minute registration.

 

How can I register to attend Paris Fintech Forum 2019?

You can only register and purchase your ticket online by following this link https://www.parisfintechforum.com/tickets

 

Can I register more than one participant?

Yes, it is possible to register more than one participant. However, the registration process should be repeated for each attendee i.e. one form should be filled per attendee. Each person registered will receive only one ticket to attend the full event, as tickets are nominatives. We would cancel several tickets taken under the same name.
Please ensure that the right information is filled for each and every attendee (name, first name, email address).

 

What are the different prices and registration rates?

Please find all details on our offers and fees here


Is there a one-day registration rate?

Until the 31/12/2018 only the 2 days tickets will be available on the platform.

A small number of 1 day tickets will be on sale in January 2019 and only for the 30/01, for 880€ TTC. Please note that this rate is not subject to any promotion. The organizer can stop to sell these tickets at any time.

No one day tickets for the 29/01 will be made available.

 

Is there a preferential rate for Fintech collaborators?

Yes, submit to certain conditions. Find all details here .


Is there a preferential rate for students or teachers?

No, there is no preferential rate for students or teachers.

 

Do you offer media accreditations?

Yes, we do offer media accreditations. Please click here to  request your accreditation and note that we cannot grant a pass for all the requests received due to the limited number of accreditations available.

 

How can I pay my registration fee?

Please look at our dedicated FAQ on means of payment here

 

What is included in the registration fee?

All tickets give access to the same spaces and catering options during the forum (but not the Gala Dinner).

Please find all details on our offers and fees here

 

Once registered, how will I receive my ticket?

Once the ticket has been purchased and fully paid for, a confirmation email will be sent to the attendee’s registered email with the event ticket.
Please note that all tickets are sent again two days prior to the Paris Fintech Forum with updated information if any.
Make sure to check your spam inbox for emails from Paris Fintech Forum or Evenium our registration platform.

 

Do I need to print my ticket to access the event?

No you do not. However, we advise you to print your ticket in order to ensure a smooth on-site registration process and reduce the waiting time for our attendees. In case you were not able to do so, we can do it in the registration area. Please note that you need to already be registered as an attendee on our platform. ID will be required to get your ticket.

 

Can I change or modify my ticket?

It depends on your ticket category.
“Early Bird” tickets and “Startup Fintech” tickets are non-transferable, non-exchangeable and non-refundable.
Semi-flexible “General Admission” and “Diamonds” tickets are transferable under certain conditions, please see details above. Those tickets are non refundable.

Please find all details on our offers and fees here

 

Can I cancel my ticket and get reimbursed?
As clearly stated in our general terms & conditions of sales (available on the ticket page here), tickets are non-cancelable and cannot be refunded. However if you have a "General admission" ticket or a "Diamond" one you may transfer it to someone else (specific online process applies). Please see conditions here.


Where can I find the invoice for my ticket?

You can find your invoice in a pdf format attached to your ticket confirmation email. You would receive this after the ticket purchase. If the email addresses of buyer and the participant are different, you can choose when registering on which you want to receive the invoice. Please also check your Spam inbox.

 

Can I modify my invoice?

No, invoices cannot be modified once they have been issued. Please ensure entering the correct data during the registration process.

 

I am not a French resident, why am I paying the French VAT?

According to the French law on congresses and forums, French VAT must be included in the total amount paid by the buyer disregarding the country of purchase.

 

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3. GET INVOLVED (be a speaker, a sponsor or a partner)

I am interested in partnership opportunities and/or get a booth

At the end of July, we are almost sold-out on main sponsoring offers. However, we still have a few very nice options available and we just began the sales of our famous "Fintech pods" exclusively dedicated to fintechs.

Please fill out this form to be contacted by our team and get more information. 

NB: we do not give the opportunity to pay to be on stage, our speakers are exclusively selected for the content they can share with the audience and this is not included in any sponsorship package. Please find bellow the procedure to become a speaker.

 

I am interested in institutional or media partnership opportunities

You are an association, an international hub dedicated to finance or Fintech, a powerful media on the financial industry and you are willing to become one of the partners of the event. Please fill out this form to be contacted by our team.

 

I am interested to be a speaker, can I apply?

Our panels are  almost exclusively dedicated to CEOs and directors of banks, insurance, regulators and Fintech. If you are would like to join us, please complete in this speakership request form. Please precise at the top of the form if you are a Fintech.

NB: Every year we receive more than 1000 speakership requests, thank you in advance for your patience as it takes us time to deal with every application.

 

I am a Fintech CEO and interested to be on stage, can I apply?

Please fill out this form before  the 21/10/18 if you want to apply to be on stage.

 

What happens after I apply to speak?

Once the form is filled, it will be assessed by our team who will respond to successful applicants during the month december.

 

I am interested in a media accreditations, who should I contact?

For media accreditation, please click here to fill the form.

 

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4. SESSION ROOMS

What are the different types of sessions at Paris Fintech Forum?

Different types of sessions are offered during the 4th edition such as panel discussions, pitching & showcasing, lectures, interviews, workshops, and round tables. We do not have keynotes.

 

What are the global topics discussed during the 4th edition of the Paris Fintech Forum?

During panels and debates, the main actors of the market will express themselves on selected themes dedicated to ongoing revolutions in the financial and Fintech industry.

All key topics will be addressed, among them a few examples: 

  • Regulation & Regtech
  • Data is everywhere
  • Blockchain and crypto assets
  • Insurtech
  • Cybersecurity & fraud
  • Banks, tech giants & Fintech
  • Finance as a platform
  • The rise of tech in Fintech
  • Fintech and finance coopetition

 

What are the sessions timing?

  • 08.30AM – 10.40AM
  • 11.20AM – 12.40PM
  • 02.20PM – 04.00PM
  • 04.40PM – 06.15PM

Please note that timing may differ among sessions.

 

What are the different rooms capacities?

  • Grand Auditorium: 700 seats
  • Paris stage: 200 seats
  • Track Room A: 185 seats.
  • Track Room B: 100 seats.
  • Track Room C: 60 seats.
  • Track Room D: 105 seats.


Can I access all the session rooms with my regular ticket?

Yes, the purchased ticket gives you access to all the session rooms. Please note that seats are subject to availability.


Is there a program available for the 4th edition of the Paris Fintech Forum?

The program will be available and released on January 15th. An indicative program will be available on our website by the end of December, and we'll disclose our speaker on a day to day basis from mid October and onward.

 

Will all the announced speakers attend the forum?

The speakers announced on our website are confirmed, in writing, to attend the forum, unless a speaker has a “force majeure” preventing him/her from attending. During last editions, very few speakers canceled last minute.

 

The Exhibition Area

The exhibition area is divided between two floors and gathers over 120 stands. Exhibitors range from Fintechs to Corporations.
This area is accessible from 07:30AM to 07:00PM on both event days.

 

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5. NETWORKING


How many Networking areas are there?

  • 5 innovation & networking lounges on the first floor handled by our partners: BNP Paribas, Visa, Google Cloud, HSBC during 2 days, Allianz on 29/01 and Orange on 30/01.
    • These lounges are animated by our partners who themselves organize meetups, presentation corners and 1to1 business meetings prepared prior to the event (you might get invited in one of our emails).
    • Sometimes the access to these lounges might be limited on invitation only, but most of the time you will get the opportunity to visit them and share a moment with our partners.
  • 2 lounges open to all attendees on the first floor
    • Brella Lounge in partnership with Arkea, dedicated to 1to1 meetings organized with the help of our networking application Brella.
    • The Espresso Lounge in partnership with Cross River Bank.
  • 1 speaker lounge next to the Grand Auditorium, exclusively reserved for speakers (special access) organized in partnership with Mastercard.
  • 1 media lounge exclusively reserved to attendees with media accreditation and their support staff. This lounge will be managed in partnership with a renown PR agency.

 

Is there a Networking Application?

Yes, a dedicated networking application will be available for download 10 to 15 days prior to the event date.
An invitation email to download the app. will be sent to fully registered and confirmed attendees.

 

Can I organize meetings at the event venue?

10 to 15 days prior to the event you will be able to download 2 applications (read the FAQ dedicated to the applications)
To recap:

  • ConnexMe app we offer you the opportunity to contact each participant via an internal mailbox. You can select the participants according to multiple criteria such as Fintech, banks, VCs, media, … This app will also embed the full updated agenda of the event.
  • Networking application Brella will help you to organize meetings and to find a place directly with the app. These meeting points are easy to find within the Brella Lounge organized in partnership with Arkea.

 

Can the Paris Fintech Forum organizers help me organize and set-up meetings?

No, as event organizers we do not provide this service.

 

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6. EVENING AND NETWORKING EVENTS

 

Are there side evening events or parties?

Yes, the Paris Fintech Forum organizes 3 parties on January 28, 29, and 30.
The party on January 30 is the only one open for all forum attendees.

 

More on our evening events below:

  • January 28: Speakers Dinner
    • Exclusively reserved to all the speakers taking part in the Paris Fintech Forum (by invitation only)
    • Starting at 07.00PM at a marvelous venue in the heart of Paris
    • If concerned, you will receive an invitation by email, as a speaker you are automatically invited but you must confirm your participation.
    • Dress code: Casual
  • January 29: Gala Dinner
    • An event by invitation only and limited to 500 guests
      NB: owner of “Diamonds” tickets (100 maximum) are guaranteed to receive an invitation.
    • Starting at 07.15PM at the Intercontinental Opéra hotel
    • If concerned, you will receive an invitation by email and a special tag (G) will be added on your badge
    • Dress code: Smart or Smart-Casual
  • January 30: Paris Fintech Night
    • An event open to all attendees
    • Tickets to attend this party are delivered upon arrival on the forum
    • Starting at 07.30PM at a venue near the Palais Brongniart. This is an “all night long” party!
    • No Dress code

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7. CATERING

Are food and beverage provided?

Yes, a catering area is accessible for all attendees in the Exhibition Hall. Breakfast, lunch (with champagne), and coffee breaks will be available daily.

 

What are the opening hours and access conditions to the catering area?

  • Breakfasts: For all attendees: from 07.30AM to 08.30AM every day in the exhibition hall within the exhibition area in order to encourage networking.
  • Lunches: 12.40PM to 02.20PM
    • For all attendees: every day in the exhibition hall and partners’ lounges. The cocktail lunch and champagne are served to every participants and speakers to exchange and network within the exhibition area.
    • By invitation only: lunch organized by our partners at selected restaurants. A registration email will be sent to you, if you are invited to join this event.
  • Coffee-Breaks:
    • Every day from 10.40AM to 11.20AM and 04.00PM to 04.40PM every day at the exhibition hall and partners’ lounges.
    • A coffee area serving coffee, tea, and soft beverages is available all day long throughout the event days for all attendees.
    • Espresso’s coffees will be served all day long in the Networking Lounge “Espresso Lounge” in partnership with Cross River Bank.

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9. PARIS FINANCE WEEK

 

What is the Paris Finance Week?

Alteir Event, the creator of Paris Fintech Forum, launched a new initiative in cooperation with Paris Region Entreprise, Paris Europlace and Finance Innovation, the Paris Finance Week. it will be an entire week fully dedicated to the themes of finance and Fintech around Paris Fintech Forum dates, just before or just after. Other events will be organized around the Paris Fintech Forum by French and European ecosystem stakeholders. These events can be conferences, lunches, dinners, meetups or any other networking events.

In order not to disturb your participation to the PFF19, none of those event will occur during  the Paris Fintech Forum.

 

When will this take place?

The Paris Finance Week will take place from January 26th to February 1st, 2019.

 

Where can I find all the information?

You can find all the information about this initiative on the dedicated website www.parisfinanceweek.com

 

How to organize a partner event for the Paris Finance Week?

If you want to participate to the Paris Finance Week you can apply directly via the website or contact us at contact@parisfinanceweek.com

 

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10. APPLICATIONS

 

ConnexMe, our networking app:

To discover who is attending the event, exchange messages and browse the program. You are registered by default on ConnexMe with the email used to register you as a participant. You will be able to use the apps 2 weeks before the event, all info will be sent to you via email in due time.

Use ConnexMe to:

  • Browse the guest list & send private messages,
  • View agenda & practical information via shortcut to our website,
  • Edit your profile info AND add your picture.

 

Brella, our meeting app:

To find people who match your criteria, ask and plan meeting, book meeting spot onsite (in partnership with Arkea).

Use Brella to:

  • Define who you are and who you are looking for,
  • Find interesting people to meet (Brella algorithm),
  • Propose meeting slots and book meeting spots onsite.

We'll send you the download and login info 2 to 3 weeks before the event.

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11. TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATION

 

Do you provide discount on hotel rates in Paris?

Yes, we do offer, exclusively to our attendees, from 20% and up to 50% discount on rooms at our partnering hotels. You will receive all the information about our partner hotels with your ticket.

 

How long should I stay in Paris?

To enjoy the several side events and evenings happening around the Paris Fintech Forum, we recommend you stay from January 26th until February 1st, 2019. The forum will start on January 29 early morning and you definitely don’t want to miss our closing party on the 30th. In addition to that, some French and European financial ecosystem actors organize related events during this Paris Finance Week, find more on www.parisfinanceweek.com

Do you have discounts on airline and/or train tickets?

No, we do not provide any discount on transportation.

 

How do I get to the venue?

The Palais Brongniart is located at: 16, Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris, France.
By car: there is an available parking space near the venue.
We strongly recommend you to take the public transportations.

  • By subway (metro): line 3 “Bourse” stop or line 8 and 9 “Grands Boulevards” stop.
  • By bus: lines 20, 39, 48, 67, 74, 85 “Bourse” stop.

 

How long does it take to come from the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport to the venue?

By car: an hour and a half between 07.00AM and 09.30AM or 05.00PM and 07.30PM.
By subway or bus: almost an hour.


I need a visa to attend. Can you help me?

No, we do not provide any assistance in this regard. We can only provide you with invitation letters once you have purchased your ticket. Please contact us at contact@parisfintechforum.com.

 

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12. VENUE ACCESS & SECURITY


What do I need to access the venue?

Only registered and confirmed attendees, attendees who have settled their registration fees, will be allowed to access the venue. No exceptions will be made for security reasons, even if your payment is in progress. Only fully paid tickets will be accepted.
We recommend you to print and bring your ticket to ensure your ease of access to the venue.
The ticket is mandatory to access the event, as well as a corresponding personal ID. You won’t be able to access the event without a valid ID to present, even if you did purchase a ticket.
Our security agents reserve the right to control personal ID at the entrance and/or exit doors of the venue. Tickets are nominative and non-transferable.

 

How and where can I get my ticket?

Please go to the registration area to pick-up your ticket, make sure you have your valid personal ID. In order to facilitate the arrival of all participants, please print your ticket before the event.
If you wish to attend the first sessions, we advise you to come early to avoid long waiting time, a breakfast will be offered between 7:30AM and 8:30AM.
There will be dedicated desks for each available category (media, speaker, Fintech, Diamond,...) to facilitate the registration process.

 

I only participate for one day; can I transfer my ticket to a colleague?

No, tickets are nominatives and cannot be transferred and cannot be modified. Entrance is allowed with the ticket and its corresponding personal ID.

NB: "General Admission" and "Diamond" tickets are transferable under conditions and until specific dates (see details here). Tickets are still valid for only one person.

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13. DATA SHARING POLICY - ATTENDEE LIST COMMUNICATION

I would like to have the participant’s list; can you share it?

No, we do not share our attendees’ personal data. You can read our full data policy here.

 

I would like to have the media list; can you share it?

The media list cannot be shared prior to the event as media confirmation always comes in last minute.
To get an idea about the event media coverage, you can check the 2018 media list here.

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14. CONSENT TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS BROADCASTING

 

Consent to be Photographed.

As a registered attendee, you hereby authorize Altéir Event and its official photographers/videographers to photograph you within the context of the 4th Paris Fintech Forum for potential use on the website, marketing materials, social media accounts and in the press until 36 months after the event. You can read our terms and conditions here.

 

Will the event be filmed and broadcasted?

Yes, the event will be filmed and broadcasted. This includes the exhibition area.

 

Where can I find the event photos?

As of mid-February, the event photos will be published on our website for public access. Click here to see Paris Fintech Forum 2018’s photos.

 

Where can I watch the event videos?

Following the event, videos will be available one by one throughout the year from mid-March until September 2019 with free access on our website. A paid access to the streaming platform will give you the opportunity to watch all videos form all sessions from mid-March 2019. You will receive a dedicated email for this matter.

NB: Diamonds tickets owner will have free access to the streaming platform.

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15. CONCIERGE SERVICES

We provide a concierge service to all the attendees. Our French VIP concierge service provider, John Paul, will assist you for your transport and accommodation and any other question that you may have, related to your stay at the Paris Fintech Forum. This service will be available from November 2018 until 31 January 2019. John Paul’s contact will be shared once you register to attend the event.

 

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