xCEEd 2017 was unique 3-day event with the optimum mix of keynote sessions from the UK’s leading banks, insights from regulators, interactive panels and live demonstrations from the UK’s hottest FinTech Start-Ups.
xCEEd 2017 covered a range of topics from UX, AI and Blockchain and offered innovation from the latest and very best of the UK’s FinTech sector.
The size and mix of the event provided the very best opportunity to learn and deliver real change, mix with colleagues and gain first hand insight from seasoned digital innovators.
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Nick Middleton (TSB Bank):
“The conference was well organised from the start by a company that doesn’t specialise in conference events. It was put together to bring like minded people together to exchange thoughts and ideas that would benefit everyone. Sponsored and supported by the UKs Department for International Trade, it showcased some of the UKs best Financial Services FinTech companies. Supported by the UK Ambassador to Serbia and the British/Serbian Chamber of Commerce, the support received locally was excellent. Many conferences are platforms for sales and can become tedious and provide little value to the participants. Where there is so much choice of conference events and so little time, the 3 days spent at this conference were well worth my time. The quality of the speakers and panellists was excellent, the facilities second to none and the event staff and organisers a delight to work with. I have put xCEEd 2018 in my calendar already!”
Deepak Sharma (Kotak Mahinda Bank):
“xCEEd brought me to beautiful city of Belgrade for the first time. Conference was very well organized with sessions which were not just relevant & interesting but also participative. Pre & post conference there were several opportunity to interact with cross section of participants. Congrats Pavle & your wonderful team for putting up a Great event. Looking forward to seeing you next time”
Andrew Doukanaris (JCB International):
“I’ve been to many conferences and industry gatherings over the years – often it’s the same people talking about the same issues and offering the same solution.
Having been asked to attend xCEEd conference as a panellist, I was both thrilled and excited at the possibility of engaging with peers from across the spectrum and at different stages of development.
What made this conference stand out was the manner and spirit it was held in. Clearly, a lot of hard work had gone into the preparation and the choice of attendees/speakers/panellists. The link to the local embassy was a great way to showcase London as a fintech super hub. The conference itself was executed perfectly, the right balance between telling, selling and learning – and as it’s front man, Pavle made sure he spoke to each of the attendees. As a panellist I was briefed beforehand to ensure there was some synergy in topics.
I spoke with many attendees and the feedback was very positive. Like me, they found it a very worthwhile few days.”
Anna Kuzmina (Yandex):
“Yandex.Money is thankful to Paneleven, Department of International Trade, Emerging Payments Association and xCEEd 2017 teams for an amazing organisation and effort put to it. The event gave us the opportunity to meet so many great professionals from around the world. And not just meet them, but actually talk, get to know each other and share the experiences with each other, a thing that doesn’t happen that often usually. Paneleven team has done exceptionally well, better than most experienced conference makers. Thank you so much for inviting us, we’d love to become regulars.”
Dr. Xiaolong Li (ANT Financial Group):
“xCEED 2017 is a great success for a first time conference and it’s really a nice experience for me to meet so many friends and colleagues from UK and CEE in financial industry. I feel that there are huge potentials in this beautiful region of CEE to push forward AI and big data technologies and make financial services more convenient and inclusive, which is also the mission of Ant Financial”
Milos Kilibarda (Banca Intesa):
“xCEEd 2017 je bila odlična trodnevna prilika da se u centru Beograda, na granici istoka i zapada sretnu i iskustva razmene vodeće Banke i FinTech kompanije. Prezetnovana rešenja i ideje, poslovne prilike i razgovori sa margine, ostavili su me u utisku da je ovakva konferencija više nego dobra polazna osnova i jak temelj za tradicionalno okupljanje i još veći broj učesnika i zemalja. Tranzicija koja nam predstoji i digitalna transformacija su neminovnost svih nas, a mogućnost da iz prve ruke čujemo svetke velikane, da razmenimo mišljenja i pogledamo u budućnost su značajni motivi da se sa pažnjom vraćamo prethodnoj i sa radošću iščekujemo sledeću priliku”
“xCEEd 2017 brought together an amazing mix of innovation thought leaders and global industry experts, and gave them an amazing platform to connect and discuss the key issues of the day. The level of enthusiasm from everyone participating, both attendees and speakers, created a real buzz that lasted throughout event. I have no doubt that xCEEd 2017 will have a long legacy and look forward to xCEEd 2018!”
“Good choice of topics, even-though it’s your first year. Congratulations!”
“Best fintech conference in Serbia for last two years.”
“Very impressive conference with great speakers and participants”
xCEEd’s innovation showcase was the highlight this year, with 12 new kids on the block, UK’s most creative startups, demonstrating their innovative tech and their fresh game changing ideas looking to disrupt the financial services industry. From wearable tech to social gifting – these brands are at the cutting edge of digital transformation.