Vilnius Hosts 6th ECN Crowdfunding Convention


On 19-20 October 2017, the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), in partnership with Go Vilnius and Invest Lithuania, will host the 6th annual ECN Crowdfunding Convention at Vilnius Tech Park. The theme of this year’s convention, “New Technologies for Accessing Finance”, will be explored by high-level keynote speakers and through a number of panel discussions.


Go Vilnius, the official development agency of the City of Vilnius, is collaborating with ECN to support the event.


“ECN is Europe’s leading non-profit organisation promoting and supporting crowdfunding as an alternative funding mechanism for SMEs and innovative projects. The ECN conference comes at a critical point in time as Vilnius’ tech economy – especially FinTech – takes off and is absorbing more and more investment capital,” says Go Vilnius Director Darius Udrys. “We hope to draw useful lessons and contacts from the event.”


In addition to the learning and networking opportunities, the ECN Crowdfunding Convention will invite participants to discover the FinTech companies making online access to finance more efficient, and to join the discussion on how to facilitate cross-border online investments in Europe.


Other key questions on the convention agenda include: What will online access to finance look like in three years from now? What new technologies are there to improve the process and better serve customers? How do European policymakers see all these changes and how do they plan to act on them? How can we further improve SMEs and individuals’ online access to finance ?


With over 200 attendees expected to take part in the convention, the ECN has high expectations for this year’s convention.


“We are excited to bring the 6th edition of the Crowdfunding Convention to Vilnius! The Baltic Region in general is an internationally acclaimed market for digital innovation, crowdfunding and online lending, and the Lithuanian Government is working to transform the country into one of the main FinTech hubs in Europe,” comments Irene Tordera, Marketing Manager at the ECN.


Oliver Gajda, CEO of ECN shares in this excitement and wants to encourage even more participation in his organisation’s event. “We are going to welcome platform CEOs, corporate executives and international policymakers to join and contribute to the discussion. Once again, this event will be the must-attend conference of the year for professional market actors re-shaping digital access to funding, pushed by the introduction of new technologies and by regulatory developments in Europe,” concludes Gajda.


To find out more about the 6th ECN Crowdfunding Convention and to register for the event, please visit the ECN website.


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