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Money Motion 2023 RECAP: Why this truly is the only FinTech conference you should attend

Money Motion 2023 RECAP: Why this truly is the only FinTech conference you should attend

The highly anticipated financial event of the region, Money Motion, officially kicked off on March 9th at Lauba, Zagreb, Croatia. From nine in the morning, the venue began buzzing with numerous attendees eager to delve into first-hand insights on topics ranging from the surge in popularity of digital banks to the sudden plunge in cryptocurrencies and digital identities.

Over the course of two days, more than 1300 individuals attended the largest regional FinTech conference, with one out of every two attendees being a FinTech expert.

Remarkably, close to 10 percent of participants were from organisations directly connected to web3 and crypto. FinTech professionals and enthusiasts from 15 countries around the globe gathered to unravel the complexities of various financial and technological themes, spanning from open banking and investment risks to crypto scams and financial inclusion.

Thanks to panels and presentations featuring industry experts such as Revolut’s partner, Andrius Bičeika, and Unzer’s Head of Business Development, Panagiotis Kriaris, this FinTech conference has positioned itself as a frontrunner in the region, a fact reinforced by media coverage across the country and beyond.

The Money Motion Startup competition, featuring 10 startups from the region, added extra value to the conference. At the closing ceremony on Friday, organisers welcomed the winners to the main stage. FinqUp secured the third spot with a prize of 500 euros, Orangepill claimed the second position with 1500 euros, and the top award of 3000 euros went to ViaBank, a Bulgarian startup specializing in open banking technology for payments.

Joining them on stage was Krešimir Antolić from Infobip, who presented three checks amounting to 20,000, 15,000, and 10,000 dollars worth of credits for use on Infobip’s platforms. The recipients of these credits were ViaBank, Vendu Tech, and Flash, marking a thrilling conclusion to the startup competition and Money Motion 2023.

“From the start, we had set very ambitious expectations, and I am thrilled the conference exceeded everything we had hoped for. We became a crucial gathering place for the exchange of knowledge and experiences among experts from the payment, banking, and crypto industries. We carefully listened to all the feedback from attendees and conference participants, and we are pleased to have justified their trust. For the next year, we have even more ambitious plans. With the experience from this year, we know that we can create an event that will become an indispensable gathering for the FinTech community across Europe,” said Damir Čaušević, one of the Money Motion founders.

Money Motion 2024 will be the second edition of this conference – far bigger, more international, and full of surprises. MoMo 2024 will take place March 21 and 22 at the Zagreb Fair. Get your ticket at Entrio.hr and we’ll see you there!