Luxembourg meets Slovenian Fintech Ecosystem – Business Breakfast
FinnoLux and supported by Embassy of the Republic Slovenia in Brussels announces the 1st presentation of Slovenian FinTech ecosystem where innovative and concrete solution will be revealed.
Some institutions represented: ABBL | FinnoLux | Banque Internationale à Luxembourg – BIL | Rohan Consulting Services |
BDM International Finance, Comtrade Group
Innovative and concrete solutions
Business Breakfast, where the current Slovenian Fintech expertise and concrete business case »PSD2 Compliant Digital Transformation« were presented. The event featured a roundtable with prominent speakers where development of collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships between both countries were discussed.
The event took place on October 25 at the Hotel Le Royal, Luxembourg and was organized by Luxembourg – Slovenian Business Club LSBC in cooperation with FinnoLux and supported by Embassy of the Republic Slovenia in Brussels.
Materials from the event
In the Media
|9:00 – 9:15||Welcome addresses|
|9:15 – 10:15||
Concrete business case: “PSD2 compliant digital transformation” by Comtrade Digital Services http://comtradedigital.com/
|Overview of Slovenian Startups ecosystem
Block: Slovenia Fintech startups revealed (presentations of top Slovenian startups in the field)
|10:15 – 10:50||Panel discussion:|
|Collaborating for success: Luxembourg and Slovenia’s complementary strengths: regulatory framework, innovation and changing the culture
Jean-Pierre Borsa, Senior Adviser, ABBL; Matt Elton, Co-Founder, FinnoLux; Pierre-Olivier Rotheval, Head of Innovation, BIL; Johan Lönnberg, Director Business Development, Comtrade Digital
Moderator: James Dakin, Culture Change and Business Development Director, IndigoJas Ltd, UK
|10:50 – 11:00||Q & A and wrap up|
|11:00 – onwards||Networking|
- See first hand the current Slovenian Fintech expertise
- Explore possible partnership opportunities for successful digital transition
- Panel discussion with prominent speakers from Luxembourg and Slovenia
- Luxembourg plays a role as a leading global hub for financial technology while Slovenia acts as a strong base of innovative and concrete solutions to drive innovation in the financial services
“Meeting with the representatives of 4 Slovenian IT companies during ICT Spring was an exciting opportunity to get a first-hand picture of the current Slovenian tech expertise. Companies are well-equipped and highly keen to foster business in domains like Big Data, Fintech, Space and general IT services. A good cooperation can be developed with Luxembourg companies in these strategic fields. Furthermore, our country plays a role as an internationally trusted center and doorway to the global market. We are confident that potential partnerships can be explored in the near future with Slovenian companies”
François Thill, deputy director of e-commerce and information security in Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy
Slovenia’s innovation, high IT literacy and a highly skilled workforce for Luxembourg
LSBC promotes potential of ties in innovative IT between the two countries, mostly in fintech, spacetech, analytics, big data and cybersecurity. Those who met exciting tech from Slovenia saw how Slovenia is an excellent source of research and development, innovation and high IT literacy and a highly skilled workforce, as well as exit to the SEE market.
Luxembourg already as headquarters
As a proof of LSBC concept of Luxembourg being the right market for innovative ideas in financial industries, there is Bitstamp that moved its headquarters to Luxembourg where they will launch regulated services across the EU from. After establishing by Slovenians Nejc Kodric and Damijan Merlak two years ago, Bitstamp became the first fully EU-licensed and regulated bitcoin exchange in Europe and had chosen Luxembourg thanks to its strong infrastructure and the financial and security awareness.