The 2020 FinovateWest event will take place at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel in San Francisco’s fresh climate November 23-24. The Bay Area setting provides a unique degree of “tech” to the “fintech” conference because of San Francisco’s reputation as a West Coast technology hub with a global reach, not merely focused on showcasing the best tech in the country but also situating a cosmopolitan arena where bankers and innovators can make superlative connections that span Canada, the western United States, Latin America and Asia-Pacific nations. The three-day event will gather more than 1,100 attendees with senior fintech status and representatives from more than 270 financial institutions, while providing access to expert speakers, innovative product demos and more than 100 members of the media and online influencers.
FinovateWest is taking place amid global concerns about the international spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, but event organizers have put extra measures in place this year in response to the health threat to assure their delegates and colleagues that their safety is of primary importance. The event will feature a new, value-packed format in which attendees can select the specific subject area that interests them most during the first day’s multi-track stages in order to get the best return on their investment before settling into the second and third days’ mix of signature demos and exciting speakers as part of the general session’s activities. The short-form demos will feature more than 60 companies presenting their innovations in a live, seven-minute format.