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Let’s give a warm welcome to the fall season – aka event season. When most people are back from vacation and the outside temperatures drop, the number of event invites and Call for Papers that land on our desks increases drastically.

At the moment, there is easily at least one relevant event taking place every day in Frankfurt alone – be it about Banking, FinTech, Digitization, IoT, Startups, or related topics. The fact that the German ruling party CDU recently dedicated a whole congress to the topic of digitization; including a very strong statement from German Chancellor Angela Merkel stating that “Only successful digitization will ensure economic prosperity,” clearly indicates how hot and important the topic is! Enjoy the newsletter for further details on this and more!

GERMAN GOVERNMENT DRIVES SENSE OF URGENCY ON DIGITIZATION

When scanning the established media, articles about startups or so-called “unicorns”, digitization, the Internet of things, Industry 4.0 or FinTech seem to be everywhere. There is no doubt that bespoken topics are super-hot at the moment. So hot, that even Germany’s ruling party, the CDU, dedicated a whole conference in Berlin to “DIGITIZATION”…

1st FinTech Conference hosted by BANKMAGAZIN and University Frankfurt

On September 9th, the Center of Financial Studies at University Frankfurt and BANKMAGAZIN hosted a joint conference focused on current developments in the financial industry, which are mainly driven by the emergence of FinTechs. Traxpay COO Jochen Siegert was one of the key speakers at the event, highlighting that ‘coopetition’ is the best word to describe the relationship between banks and FinTechs. Check out this article to read more about the event.

FinTech & Internet of Things (IoT) Meetup

Like-minded people gather, chat, have a cocktail (or two), and listen to guest speakers – that’s what happens at meetups. On September 16th, the second Frankfurt FinTech meetup took place in conjunction with the Internet of Things (IoT) meetup – making it twice as cool! Traxpay COO Jochen Siegert talked about potential synergies between the two “trends.” It’s certainly not Frankfurt’s first FinTech event, but surely one of the coolest!

TRAXPAY IN THE NEWS

B2B networks are changing tack in order to deliver effective business payment systems capable of rivaling those that banks use for consumer transactions.
While B2B networks have done a great job of connecting their users, they now recognize the immense opportunities available to them in providing end-to-end, closed-loop services to keep related transaction revenues on-platform together with Traxpay…[more]

Purchase to Pay Today recently interviewed Marcel Vollmer, COO of Ariba, the world’s largest B2B Commerce network. Ariba is in 190 countries with local time zone, currency support and business rules, transacts in 72 currencies, supports 20 languages, and is government regulation and tax policy compliant in 36 countries. The recently signed cooperation agreement with Traxpay helps to broaden their footprint…[more]

Mirae Asset Financial Group is an independent financial services group in Asia, headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. On a quarterly basis they publish “Emerging Markets Insight,” a magazine focused on what the future might hold for certain markets. Chris Skinner, who is one of the FinTech rockstars worldwide, recently shared some of his views regarding the future of banking with EMI…[more]

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Founded in 2004, the bi-monthly publication and its associated blog is a truly global magazine for procurement and supply chain individuals. It provides unrivaled coverage of the global procurement and supply chain industry, preparing executives for future challenges and assisting in more-informed decision making.

Frank Rotman, founding partner of QED Investors and former analyst at Capital One, calls himself a FinTech Junkie: “A person who has an unusual amount of interest in something.” Since April, he has invited the public to be part of this interest and blogs about his FinTech insights and discoveries.

Finletter is a German-speaking source for all topics related to the digitization of the Financial Industry. Carolin Neumann, Clas Beese, and Lars Markull are providing news, background information, interviews with people revolutionizing the FinTech industry, and event updates on a regular basis.

SEE US AT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS

8
OCT
What the FinTech – Cologne
Traxpay COO Jochen Siegert will present a snapshot of the current status of both B2C and B2B Payments, and his view on the requirements of the future of payments at the second edition of “What the FinTech,” organized by STARTPLATZ, the startup incubator for Cologne & Düsseldorf.
15
OCT
Product Hunt – Frankfurt
In his keynote at the second edition of Product Hunt – one of the must-go startup events in the Frankfurt area – Traxpay CEO John Bruggeman will give his insights into trend spotting, disruption, the future of banking and B2B commerce, and how you can thrive in the $300T seismic shift of financial transactions.

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