Call for Speakers

Thank you for your interest to become a speaker at the Digital Finance World (DFW) 2017. As a speaker, you play a vital role in the educational, innovational and communicational objectives for the conference. We appreciate your commitment of time and expertise to make DFW 2017 a successful event. Please bookmark the conference homepage and refer to this page to get updates, and also subscribe to the DFW Twitter Channel.

Digital Finance World 2017 Agenda and Session Formats

Key Topics

DFW is the first finance industry focused event where distributed ledger (blockchain) strategy and technology is the new normal. Talking about financial industry innovation (banking and insurance!) beyond an athmosphere of overhyped promise and speculation, but profoundly, in depth and with relevance. FinTech 2.0 is a hot landscape with fast moving insights and topics. Please follow DFW on twitter and check the conference site from time to time to find out the latest developments.

These will be the DFW 2017 tracks:

  • FinTech & InsureTech 2.0: Building the Internet of Value
  • Blockchain-Powered Disruption and Innovation: What to Care About Now
  • The Impact of Risk and Regulation on Innovation in the Financial Industry – and the Impact of Innovation on Risk and Regulation
  • Evaluating the New Wave of Digital Financial Management Solutions
  • Creating Revenue from Big Data and Digital Relations
  • Risk, Security & Fraud

Agenda Format

DFW 2017 will consist of 2 parallel session streams and one stream reserved for short track startup presentations. The 2 main session streams are organized into blocks of 1 hour each. Such a block contains up to 3 agenda items ("slots") with similar topics and is guided by 2 moderators. A slot can be an individual presentation, an interview or a panel discussion with up to 5 panelists. Also, are a few 20 minute keynote sessions available through this call.

Share Your Experience. Share Your Thoughts

DFW's concept offers a great choice of in-depth educational offerings. Within this call, you can propose:

  • a panel discussion
  • an interactive, workshop-type session 
  • a single presentation
  • a keynote

IMPORTANT: If your company is providing solutions and/or services in markets, which are covered by the topics of this conference, then we will consider your proposals through this call only for panel discussions, not for single presentations.  

Click here to submit your proposal

Speaker Key Dates


October 10th, 2016 1st wave of speaker notifications sent

October  21st, 2016 Draft Agenda published

December 15th, 2016 Call for speakers is closed

December 31st, 2016 Final speaker notifications sent

February 1st, 2017 Final Presentations begin to be transmitted

February 14th, 2017 Final Presentations deadline

March 1st, 2017 DFW 2017 begins

Speaker Entitlements

In exchange for your contribution, speakers who are selected to deliver a conference session will receive a complimentary conference registration. All speakers get such a complimentary pass. We do not distinct between vendors and users. As a speaker, you do not need to register. If receiving a speaker notification, you will be automatically registered for the whole conference and your conference badge will be available at the checkin desk of the conference.

Speakers must deliver their session at the conference to be eligible for the complimentary registration. This complimentary registration is given to the speaker and not aligned with the session. It covers the whole conference, including all workshops and all pre- and post-conference sessions.

If your organization does not allow you to accept a complimentary pass that the Conference Host may provide, please inform

Speaker Preparation Materials

As a confirmed DFW 2017 speaker, you will be added to our speakers mailing list and receive all information you need to prepare and attend through email.

Submitting your Presentation

Final presentations are to be submitted in PDF format and will be made available for conference attendees via download. If you don´t want your presentation to be generally available to attendees, you will have an option to restrict it from download when you submit the presentation for review.

Venue, Hotels, Travel Assistance

We try to help wherever we can, but our resources are limited... Please get in touch with our team if you have difficulty finding a hotel etc. Information on the conference venue and available hotels can be found here.