Siemiątkowski, Knox, Graubner-Mueller – the great minds coming to impact’16 fintech/insurtech

Sebastian Siemiątkowski, founder of Klarna, Ricky Knox, CEO of Tandem Bank and Alexander Graubner-Mueller from Kreditech will come to Wroclaw to attend impact’16 fintech/insurtech – a congress devoted to the technological novelties in financial sector.

500 participants, 100 speakers, both from Poland and international and 250 meet-ups between startups and corporations – it’s just a short summary of impact’16 fintech/insurtech. This congress will be a natural continuation of one of the main tracks from impact’16 4.0 Economy..

Among the confirmed speakers we will find Sebastian Siemiątkowski, founder of Klarna, a service that enables hassle-free online shopping. You buy now but you pay later, even two weeks after your initial transaction. Hence, sellers receive the automatic guarantee of payment. Klarna is the most known fintech unicorn build by a Pole. The company is already worth 2 billion USD and is present on 18 markets, working all together with 65 thousand sellers.

Another guest coming to impact’16 fintech/insurtech is Ricky Knox, founder of Tandem Bank, a financial institution available only through mobile application. Tandem Bank was built thanks to a crowdfunding campaign. Within 15 minutes the campaign manage to gather 1 million pounds.

Alexander Graubner-Mueller, CEO of Kreditech will be also present in Wroclaw. Kreditech by using non-traditional data sources and machine learning provides access to better credit and higher convenience for digital banking services. As a result Kreditech can provide us with the information about borrower within less than a minute.

What matters for the organizers is to provide the attendees with a high quality congress. That is why among invited guests, we’ll find the most important fintech and insurtech names from CEE Region, including Polish speakers such as Brunon Bartkiewicz (ING), Cezary Stypułkowski (mBank), Bartosz Ciołkowski (Master Card), Wojciech Sobieraj (Alior Bank) and Sławomir Lachowski from G Rock. Also Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Minister of Science and Higher Education Jaroslaw Gowin and Ministers Anna Streżynska and Jadwiga Emilewicz confirmed their presence.

Apart from those renowned speakers, event is also open to representatives of public administration, regulators and academics from Visegrad Group.


Congress that will take place from 7-8th of December in Wrocław will be focused on the most important problems from fintech and insurtech areas. Among topics covered, we will find such as finacial education, new regulations, blockchain, cryptocurriencies, cybersecurity, information management and new payment methods.

To register for the congress, please visit Free pass is available for startups, media, NGO’s, academics and public administration.


Congress is under the patronage of Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Ministry of Digital Affairs, Polish Financial Supervision Authority, KIR, Polish Bank Association and the city of Wrocław.

More information:
Natalia Kopec
Communications Manager
+48 506 204 096

Impact’16 fintech/insurtech is the first, most content driven and inspiring fintech congress in the Central Eastern Europe gathering the top industry innovators. Impact’16 will create a platform for true collaboration between start-ups, corporations, public administration and regulator, academics as well as the investment funds




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