Top RegTech Conferences - 2018

Republished: August 21, 2018, updated to reflect the latest industry news, trends and insights.

With increasing demand and pressure from fintech and banking customers, regulators, shareholders, competitors, and fraud and risk management teams, RegTech has made its way into the spotlight and has become more than just the new fintech.

Today, you will find a multitude of RegTech events, in all corners of the planet. Many of the RegTech conferences are scaling up, growing in attendance, exhibitors, thought leaders, workshops and network opportunities.

Here’s a list of RegTech conferences for 2018. If you know of another conference, please let us know in the comments.

RegTech Summit for Capital Markets (London): The 2018 RegTech Summit for Capital Markets will be held in London on October 4, 2018. The event builds on the success of the inaugural RegTech Summit for Capital Markets in 2017 and features leading RegTech speakers from ING, TD Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays, BNP Paribas, and many more. This conference will bring together over 400 practitioners managing regulatory change and implementing RegTech solutions to discuss current state of play on adoption in capital markets and how they can realise the full potential of RegTech through collaborative efforts and will give delegates the opportunity to hear how emerging technologies can help them comply with regulation cheaper, faster and more efficiently.

RegTech Summit for Capital Markets (New York): - The 2018 RegTech Summit for Capital Markets will be held in New York on November 15, 2018. The event brings together the community of practitioners managing regulatory change and implementing RegTech solutions. Join the event to connect with like-minded practitioners, learn about innovative approaches to regulatory change, and discover technologies that can help you manage your regulatory challenges. The event is free for financial institutions such as Asset Managers, Banks, Brokerages, Custodians and Hedge Funds.

RegTech Rising: Get best practice advice from those leading the way in RegTech innovation and adoption at Europe's leading RegTech event. Providing a platform to connect with financial services firms, start-ups, technology providers, regulators and policymakers, all searching for RegTech innovations that will accelerate the industry’s digital transformation. You’ll have to wait till December 2018, for this event in London.

Conferences Earlier this Year

Future of Finance: The days of finance merely acting as a cost-saving function are well behind us. Place yourself at the forefront of this change at the Future of Finance February 19-21, 2018 in London, UK. Learn how to design your finance function for the future with technological enablers such as cloud computing, robotics, and analytics to enable you to truly influence business-critical decisions. Re-engineering and redeploying your processes will give you the oversight to understand where changes need to be made to your operating model.

RegTech Capital Markets Conference: With so much momentum now behind the RegTech agenda, the market needs to be on the same page about standards, collaboration and technological capabilities. The aim of third annual event will be to see what firms, regulators and their suppliers have been doing about RegTech during the previous 12 months and to establish leading practices for RegTech.

The Grange City Hotel in London will also be the venue this year and it’s happening March 7, 2018.

KNOW Identity Conference 2018:The KNOW Identity Conference, held from March 26-28 in Washington D.C. is a premier global event for the identity industry. With more than 1000 attendees and 130 speakers, the conference is the nexus for identity innovation, bringing together the world's most influential organizations and smartest minds across numerous industries, to shape the future of identity.

The Reality of RegTech: Traditional industry boundaries continue to be re-shaped as financial institutions embrace digital tools and strategies. Consequently, regulatory expectations and compliance costs continue to escalate. Against this backdrop, the promise of RegTech to keep pace with changing conditions becomes quite clear.

From specific risks and compliance challenges to shifting strategies and partnership opportunities, this conference happens April 18, 2018 in New York City and helps directors and officers identify, explore and connect with RegTech solutions to realize what’s possible for their banks.

RegTech MENA: RegTech MENA, held on 23 and 24 April 2018 in Dubai, will provide a comprehensive understanding of the drivers behind the rapid rise of RegTech, what RegTech means for financial institutions today, and how the sector is likely to develop. It will provide essential learning for any company looking at the RegTech space as a way to manage their regulatory compliance tasks and reduce operational risks while saving money and time.

COMPLY: The RegTech and Compliance Conference is on May 16-17 in New York City. It bills itself as the world’s largest RegTech and Compliance event — bringing together the most comprehensive gathering of innovators, experts, regulators and compliance professionals from across the globe. Attendees will be among leading regulators, compliance professionals, marketing executives, leading advertising lawyers and contact center operators from top brands who want to ensure their efforts to reach consumers are compliant.

Global RegTech Summit: Find out what strategies the leaders of financial institutions are taking to address the threats and opportunities they face, understand what regulators expect and what plans they have to support the development of RegTech within their jurisdictions. London, May 22.

RegTech Summit APAC (June): In a market that is crowded with noise about the rise of RegTech, ECN’s RegTech Summits have a reputation for delivering top quality insights and connections. They cover real-life RegTech applications to streamline compliance, bring innovative products to market, and benefit consumers. They will bring together senior-level business and compliance professionals to explore how to articulate your firm’s key regulatory challenges, before mapping these across to the available RegTech solutions, and then integrating the best solutions into your firm.


RegTech, while still an emerging industry, is helping unlock and facilitate the delivery of regulatory requirements more efficiently and effectively than existing capabilities. It’s no wonder then, that the industry is garnering record levels of investment, attracting just under $600 million in the first half of 2017.

The best days of RegTech are ahead of us. GRC software is forecast to grow to $120 billion by 2020 and investors could see a return of 600 percent. An estimated 2.5 percent of the world’s GDP is laundered money, a huge opportunity for AML (Anti-Money Laundering) compliance to help prevent money from  geting into the wrong hands. RegTech can also assist in helping financial inclusion of the estimated 2.5 billion people who are unbanked or underbanked.

Trulioo is proud to be a leader in the industry, ranking as the top identity verification tool — two years in a row — in the 2nd Edition RegTech Supplier Performance Report. The industry is solving real-world problems, making positive financial impacts, and is a force for good in the world.

RegTech events offer a great opportunity to learn about state of the art tools and technology, network with others in the field, and help fuel your business for amazing growth in 2018.