Call for Speakers

Thank you for your interest to become a speaker at the Digital Finance World (DFW) 2018. 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 2018 a successful event. Please bookmark the conference homepage and refer to this page to get updates, and also subscribe to the KuppingerCole Twitter Channel.

Digital Finance World 2018 Agenda and Session Formats

Key Topics

DFW (Digital Finance World, Frankfurt, February 28 – March 01, 2018) is the place for finance innovators from traditional players to meet with Fintechs and Start-ups to shape the Future. Here you can interact with a targeted and engaged financial audience, enjoy an unparalleled content depth, and get guidance for critical decisions on the digital transformation of your enterprise.

DFW 2018 Agenda Track Themes:

  • Personal Finance Innovation: Better serving the mobile-first customer
  • Identity, Privacy, Trust: Where and how blockchain technology really makes sense
  • CX – Customer Experience: How to create a world class experience for your connected custome
  • PSD2, Open Platforms and delivery models
  • Technology: Strong Authentication, API-Security, Customer Identity (CIAM)

Agenda Format

DFW 2018 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, 2017 1st wave of speaker notifications sent

   October  20th, 2017 Draft Agenda published

   December 15th, 2017 Call for speakers is closed

   December 29th, 2017 Final speaker notifications sent

   February 1st, 2018 Final Presentations begin to be transmitted

   February 14th, 2018 Final Presentations deadline

   February 28th, 2018 DFW 2018 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 2018 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.