2023 UK Fintech Trade Mission to Australia’s Intersekt Festival

Date: Monday 28 August to Friday 1 September 2023
Locations: Sydney and Melbourne 

UK headquartered fintech, wealthtech, insurtech and regtech companies, with technology solutions for the financial services sector, are invited to express their interest to join the Department for Business and Trade's (DBT) trade mission to the 2023 Intersekt Festival.

The mission provides UK companies with an exclusive programme of activities and events including networking, pitching sessions and market briefings to connect with key stakeholders and decision makers in Australia’s fintech ecosystem.

By joining this delegation, you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the Australian fintech ecosystem 
  • Meet key decision makers across Australia, including a range of stakeholders, industry and thought leaders
  • Build your knowledge and gain industry insights at a leading fintech conference  
  • Receive expert support from UK Government whilst in-market
  • Network with in-market representatives and like-minded businesses 

Why Australia?

Australia has a well-established Financial Services sector that holds a strong position in the Asia Pacific region with a stable regulatory ecosystem. Australia continues to establish itself as a global hub of fintech innovation, which has rapidly accelerated throughout the pandemic driven by the need for large incumbents and fintech's alike to evolve and embrace digital models to meet the needs of consumers accessing financing online.

Emerging areas of opportunities for UK fintech companies include (but not limited to);

  • payment technologies

  • lending

  • wealthtech and insurtech

  • open banking

  • ESG and sustainability

  • anti-money laundering and fraud prevention

  • alternative assets

  • buy-now pay-later

  • data insights (AI and predictive)

  • rewards and loyalty innovation

  • convergence of instore/online purchasing

About the Intersekt 2023 Conference

Intersekt is the leading and most thought-provoking conference in the region. It is the largest gathering of Australian fintechs, financial services, hubs, accelerators, policymakers, regulators, investors and advisers, devoted to examining, discussing and unlocking the potential of Australia’s fintech market.

The 2023 program will bring together leading international and national speakers, key decision makers and thought leaders.with roundtables, workshops, satellite events and extensive networking opportunities with multiple social functions.

Hosted by FinTech Australia, Intersekt 2023 is the fintech conference that everyone values, with opportunities to connect with potential investors, customers, partners, suppliers and advisers.

Selected UK companies will be invited to participate in the trade mission to Australia and join the UK Government at the Intersekt conference. Our Trade Mission allows you to meet and showcase your services and products, to key decision makers across Australia, including a range of stakeholders such as business, industry and thought leaders.

Expressions of Interest 
Expressions of interest are open to UK headquartered fintech, wealthtech, insurtech and regtech companies who have technology solutions for the financial services sector and have identified a go-to-market strategy for Australia. 

At this stage, we are gauging interest in this visit. Expressing your interest does not guarantee your place on the mission.

For more information, contact the DBT Australia team at elisa.henderson@fcdo.gov.uk or steven.walker2@fcdo.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can contact the UK team at trademissions@trade.gov.uk.

With news of the UK-Australia trade agreement expected to enter into force in May 2023, DBT decided to extend the deadline for expressions of interest to 11:59pm (BST) on Wednesday 7 June 2023. After this date, applications will be considered as there may be additional capacity for the mission.