Share this on:
Add to calendar 18 Sep 2024
  • days
  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Seconds

Date: 18 September 2024
Time: 09:00 - 16:30 BST (Followed by a networking reception)
Venue: Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3LS


Join the most innovative thinkers in the industry at this exciting full day conference, the 2024 ICMA FinTech and Digitalisation Forum, which will be held in London on Wednesday 18 September.

The automation and digitalisation of the industry is one of the most important topics being discussed by our global membership and the wider market. The evolution of the digital bond ecosystem, the emergence of AI as a potentially disruptive force, and the criticality of models and standards will all be debated.

The agenda will combine keynote speeches and panel discussions with leading market figures and experts working in the FinTech and digitalisation space, from the buy and sell side, market infrastructure providers along with software and data vendors. We will also hear from SSA issuers and regulators from different regions active in the topic.

Members of ICMA; Representatives from the public sector - Free
Non-Members - GBP 350.00
ICMA welcomes participation from the press at its events. Registration and attendance is free of charge for journalists. 

Register now

If you have any questions, please contact ICMA events.

Sponsorship opportunities

The ICMA FinTech & Digitalisation Forum provides the perfect opportunity to showcase your know-how and raise your profile. Take advantage of the sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available.

Download the sponsorship brochure.

To discuss opportunities, contact
Sanaa Clausse BenAbdelhadi, Senior Director Head of Business Development & Events Sponsorship
Luke Byrne, Associate Director Sponsorship & Membership Sales

09:00   Registration
09:30   Introduction
Georgina Jarratt, Head of Fintech & Digitalisation, ICMA
09:40   Panel discussion: Digital Bonds – Spearheading the surge of a new ecosystem

Moderator: Christoph Hock, Head of Multi-Asset Trading, Union Investment

Stefan Bosshard, Product Head Fixed Income, SIX Digital Exchange
10:20   Panel discussion: How to leverage the latest advances fixed income market innovation to maximise business performance

Moderator:  Gabriel Callsen, Senior Director, FinTech and Digitalisation, ICMA
11:00   Break
11:30   Innovations in the Fixed Income Market
12:30   Fireside chat: The ''AI bubble'' - where are we really?
12:50   Networking lunch
13:50   Fireside chat: Regulating the new normal - Sandboxes, Pilots and Projects
Alexander Tollast, Counsel and Member of the Global Financial Markets and Tech Groups, Clifford Chance
14:30   Keynote 2: HKMA Digital Green Bond Issuance
Georgina Lok, Head of Market Development, HKMA
14:45   Panel discussion: From Gap to Gateway: the role of technology in accelerating our journey to sustainability & data reliability
Samuel Mary, Senior Vice President, ESG Research Analyst, PIMCO
Krista Tukiainen, Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer, ClimateAligned
15:25   Break
15:45   Debate: Will the new digital world ever fully replace the legacy market?
Martin Hillebrand, Professor of Quantitative Methods, XU Exponential University
Emma Lovett, Credit Lead for the Markets Distributed Ledger Technology team, J.P. Morgan
Stephane Malrait, Head of Market Structure and Innovation, Financial Markets, ING
16:25   Closing remarks
16:30   Networking reception
17:45   Event close


Lead Sponsors

The BondAuction platform has been designed to resolve issues encountered by users of the Primary Debt Capital Markets. Our experienced founders have developed a solution that brings benefits to all.  An auction allows Investors best bids to be rewarded with full allotments. Issuers have a clear view of market appetite and can make informed decisions when pricing deals. Underwriters benefit from a faster and safer deal execution.

Our platform focuses on the Execution piece of the new issue process, integrating with leading pre and post trade solutions and existing front and back-office infrastructure to provide a seamless user experience.

Clifford Chance has a market-leading, multidisciplinary fintech practice with significant depth across five continents, providing an unparalleled international reach. Clients approach the firm for advice on their most transformational fintech projects across key areas such as DLT, digital assets, payments, AI, data and cyber. We have extensive experience advising on market-first digital bond projects, acting for issuers, banks and platforms. We are deeply embedded within the global fintech ecosystem and collaborate with leading trade associations like ICMA, industry-wide working groups and academic institutions to help drive policy and market development.

The Hogan Lovells Digital Assets and Blockchain practice is at the heart of the industry. We have one of the largest and most experienced international legal and regulatory teams dedicated to the FinTech, virtual currency, blockchain, payments, and transactional banking sectors. We advise on regulation, new products, transactions, and commercial contracts.

Our market leading lawyers and consultants leverage a wealth of experience and expertise to provide our clients with the best possible service to tackle the most complex and first-in-kind matters arising in the industry. Spanning our offices worldwide, the Digital Assets and Blockchain team gives truly global, cross-jurisdictional representation.
Overview of the latest developments in the sustainable bond markets: an ICMA and BofA Securities training workshop (by invitation only)
Organised by: ICMA and BofA Securities
Time: 08:30 - 16:30 SGT, Tuesday, June 27
Venue: The Westin Singapore

ICMA and BofA Securities will hold a one-day training workshop aimed at regulators, issuers, investors and other market participants from the APAC region on June 27 at the Westin Singapore. The workshop will cover a comprehensive range of topics including: an overview of the Principles, financing themes such as climate transition, blue and biodiversity, overview of the EU/ASEAN taxonomies, an update on external reviews, disclosures and reporting as well as a case study on sustainability-linked bond issuance. Presenters will include representatives from ICMA, IFC, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, BofA Securities, RAM Sustainability and Dentons Hong Kong.
Roundtable on Singapore GFIT Taxonomy (invitation only)
Organised by ICMA
Time: 10:00-11:30 SGT, Tuesday, 27 June 2023
Venue: Singapore
Roundtable on global and Asian transition finance (invitation only)
Organised by ICMA
Time: 15:30-17:00 SGT, Tuesday, 27 June 2023
Venue: Singapore


Dynamics and developments in the international sustainable bond markets – Implications for the MENA region
Capital Club, DIFC, Dubai, 8 December 2021

Personal details

Employer details

Yes, please include my name, company name and job title on the delegate list
Yes, please sign me up to receive updates from ICMA

Terms and Conditions

I understand that my reservation for the above conference shall be accepted and confirmed if ICMA sends me a respective confirmation in writing within 3 business days from receipt of my registration. I also understand that if ICMA does not send me such confirmation within the specified period my reservation could not be considered.

I agree that ICMA shall have the right to cancel conferences at its own discretion for any reason (including e.g. if a sufficient minimum number of participants is not reached before the start date of the relevant conference). In the event of such cancellation, I agree that ICMA shall not be liable for any expenses incurred by me, my employer, or anyone else on my behalf, due to the cancellation.

Payment and cancellation conditions
Written cancellation may entitle delegates and accompanying persons to a full or partial refund in accordance with the deadlines shown below:
Deadline for receipt of written cancellation by ICMA’s secretariat Refund
6 weeks before the event date 100%
5 weeks before the event date 50%
4 weeks before the event date 20%
3 weeks before the event date No refund

In case I want to cancel my reservation for this conference I shall notify ICMA (attention Events team) in writing without delay.

I understand that substitutions can be made subject to the condition that ICMA (attention Events team) is notified accordingly in writing and provided with the details of the substitute (see 1. above) not later than 48 hours before the relevant conference commences.

I agree that ICMA and its affiliate entities may retain the information supplied on this form on a database and use it for the purpose of course and event administration, and, IF I have ticked the relevant boxes above, to compile a delegate list (including my name and that of my employer) to be distributed at the event in hard copy or to other registered delegates in electronic form as well as for the purposes of advertising future courses and events and promoting ICMA.

I understand that the delegate list for this event will be for personal information only, for the purpose of networking at the event, and must not be shared, for example on social media.

Delegates should be aware that a photographer and/or videographer may be on site throughout the event. The photographs and videos taken at this event may be used in future promotional materials.

We will contact you within the next few days to confirm your place at this event.

Please tick here to agree to the terms and conditions
I agree to the above terms and conditions

ICMA Zurich
T: +41 44 363 4222
Dreikönigstrasse 8
8002 Zurich

ICMA London
T: +44 20 7213 0310
110 Cannon Street
London EC4N 6EU
ICMA Paris
T: +33 1 8375 6613
25 rue du Quatre Septembre
75002 Paris

ICMA Brussels
T: +32 2 801 13 88
Avenue des Arts 56
1000 Brussels
ICMA Hong Kong
T: +852 2531 6592
Unit 3603, Tower 2
Lippo Centre
89 Queensway, Admiralty
Hong Kong (general enquiries) (education enquiries) (sustainable finance)
Copyright © 2024 International Capital Market Association.