Ireland’s only one-day, financial technology discussion forum
The Institute of Technology Tralee in association with FEXCO will host the upcoming Cantillon Conference 2017, Ireland’s only one-day financial technology discussion forum, on Thursday 30th March. The annual conference is named after Ballyheigue native Richard Cantillon, an 18th-century banker, credited with the origin of the term entrepreneur and a pioneering economist.
This year themed Building Borderless Business the Cantillon Conference takes place at The Rose Hotel in Tralee and welcomes industry experts from companies including Indeed, SAP, DELL EMC, Accenture, Voxpro, Deloitte, Grant Thornton and FEXCO to lead discussion on the 3 key areas of; Digital Financial Technologies, Cyber Security and Digital Building Blocks. MC’d by Miriam O’Callaghan, the conference aims to draw attention to the challenges and opportunities for Irish companies, both start up and established, in the area of financial technology as well furthering the discussion around attracting the necessary talent to support this growing sector.
The IT Tralee Cantillon Conference is an annual event and a Forum for Fresh Thinking, which challenges the status quo, pushes experts to think differently and allows its audience to really participate in debate on issues that affect the economy and the development of entrepreneurship in Ireland. The conference brings together a host of national and international thought and business leaders, economists, journalists, academics and entrepreneurs to discuss key topics – this year ‘fintech’ – and how new technologies are impacting on business, policies and global sectoral trends.
Commenting on the conference Dr Oliver Murphy, President IT Tralee; “the Cantillon Conference has now become the go-to forum for the development of entrepreneurship in Ireland. The key to the event’s success is the fact that topics for discussion are topical and relevant to the strategic development of entrepreneurship and the transformation of Ireland’s economic model. In association with FEXCO, we look forward to welcoming some of the world’s leading experts in the area of fintech to Kerry later this month to challenge and debate the future of the global financial landscape.”
Ruth McCarthy CEO FEXCO Corporate Payments added; “fintech presents a significant opportunity for the Irish economy – now more so than ever. FEXCO is excited to support and be a part of this event again in 2017, one which we believe is absolutely necessary to highlight the opportunities around fintech, blockchain technologies and associated sectors like Cyber Security.”

IT Tralee Cantillon Conference 2017 in association with FEXCO will take place on Thursday 30th March 2017 at The Rose Hotel in Tralee. Packages are available for individual delegates and groups with prices beginning at €120. To register for the event or for more information visit