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Opportunities in Chile for UK Fintech Companies

Tuesday, 7 September 2021 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Online

 

DIT and the British Chamber in Chile are jointly hosting a Fintech focussed introductory round table webinar on 22nd July. There will also be presentations from the British Chamber and Fintech industry guest speakers on doing business in Chile, a regional economic overview, sector specific presentations on the Chilean Fintech landscape and finally a Q&A session.

 

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What will I learn?

UK companies operating in the Fintech arena will be able to learn about Chile’s current Fintech market including emerging market trends and exciting market entry prospects for UK Fintech companies, as well as the Chilean Fintech regulatory environment and more.

This event will also launch the Fintech Chile follow-up pitch event which will take place in September, where 10 of the South West’s export-ready Fintech companies will get the opportunity to pitch to leading Chilean financial institutions.

 

Agenda

  • 14:00 - Intro with Housekeeping
  • 14.05 - DIT's Barbara Hollyhead to open the event and introduce Britcham Chile and speakers.
  • 14.15 - Barbara hands over to Stuart Harrison of Fintech South West to do brief South West preamble.
  • 14.20 - Greg Holland, CEO Cámara Chilena Británica, “Doing Business in Chile” presentation.
  • 14:35 - Speakers (details to be confirmed by Britcham Chile)
  • 15.05 - Q&A
  • 15.15 - Event close

 

Please scroll down the page to see the list of speakers.

 

Who is this event for?

Export ready UK businesses who operate in the Fintech sector and who wish to identify new export opportunities. Chile is an important, growing and UK friendly Fintech market which businesses may be overlooking.

 

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Why Chile?

As a UK Fintech business, if you are not already exploring the opportunities that Chile’s Fintech sector offers, you may be missing a trick! Chile has long been a commercially like-minded and open business partner for the UK. Links go back many decades and there are close ties politically and militarily.


In recent times, Chile has become a truly impressive and modern market. With the highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita in the region. It is an ideal place to develop and explore new opportunities thanks to its natural riches and demand for innovative solutions.


Chile’s Fintech ecosystem is the third highest ranked in Latin America after Mexico and Brazil. What’s more is that right now, Chilean law makers are debating a Fintech bill that will establish a regulatory framework which could help spur investment and innovation – and UK Fintech firms are perfectly placed to be part of this positive change.


Chile is regularly ranked the highest in South America for the ease of doing business by the World Bank due to its economic stability. There are many opportunities in modernisation, digital and ecofriendly initiatives.

Chile is the first country in the world with which the UK signed a post-Brexit trade continuity agreement. It is a founding member of the Pacific Alliance and the CPTPP, and as such prides itself on being open for business.The UK is a globally recognised leading Fintech hub with World Class talent, a forward thinking approach to regulation, an innovative financial sector and access to capital. This has led to such innovations as p2p lending, challenger banks, digital wallets, AI, blockchain, paytech, insurtech, tech for good and more. This means that innovative UK Fintech companies are brilliantly placed to work with partners in the
rapidly emerging and UK friendly Chilean Fintech marketplace.

 

Please Note: We will send you details of the online platform and login details prior to the event.

 

 

Business West (delivery partner for the Department for International Trade)  is committed to providing a professional, friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all participants at its events. Inappropriate behaviour on video, audio & chat facilities will not be tolerated during any portion of a meeting or event. It will be at the sole discretion of the host/facilitator to immediately expel any participants from the event if their behaviour is deemed to be inappropriate and/or offensive.

Privacy Policy

We take your data very seriously and are committed to the privacy and security of it. This event is organised by Business West, delivery partner for The Department of International Trade for the SW,  their privacy policies are available at DIT Personal Information Charter.

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Speakers

Barbara Hollyhead - DIT South West Growth Markets Leader

Barbara Hollyhead MIEx is a Chartered Marketer with an international business career spanning several decades. Holder of a BA (Hons) Degree in Latin American Studies, she is a fluent Latin American Spanish speaker. Her international experience is in a variety sectors including tech and professional services. For global blue chips and SMEs alike, she has led the creation and implementation of international marketing and market entry strategies as well as business development initiatives across complex multiaudience, multibrand, multimarket and multichannel structures. Barbara has lived and worked all over the world including in Latin America. She is currently DIT South West's Growth Markets Leader for LATAC, SE Asia and Japan.

 

Stuart Harrison - Director Fintech West 

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