Finovate Europe


990 delegates

126 speakers

24 sponsors and exhibitors

Areas used:

Great Gallery – Demos and main content

Little Gallery – Exhibition and sponsor booths

Quayside 1 – Demo booths

Quayside Bar – Registration and cloakroom

GGA and GGB – Green Room

East Mall rooms – Track Rooms

What was the event?

Finovate Europe was a four-day conference showcasing and exploring the burgeoning Fintech industry, with 64 companies providing demonstrations of their latest innovations. There were also in-depth forums exploring the latest trends, opportunities and challenges in the industry.

Why Tobacco Dock?

The event involved exhibitions, short pitches, networking, plenary sessions and forums, so it was important that the Finovate team find a venue which could offer a high degree of flexibility. They also wanted somewhere which was conveniently located for their delegates and which could support their high-spec tech and WiFi requirements.

Experience at Tobacco Dock

Initially reticent about the idea of splitting the demonstrations and exhibition, the Finovate team were delighted with the outcome. Delegates were able to journey through the event and the use of multiple spaces meant that all the events felt well-attended without overcrowding. Special mention was made about the catering provided by Tobacco Dock Food, which came complete with a barista possessing terrific latté art skills!


‘Thanks so much for your contribution to making Finovate Europe an enormous success. We were so impressed by the Tobacco Dock offering and enjoyed working with your team to create a memorable event. We felt that our event was in very capable hands and we were impressed by the experienced team’s professionalism and can-do attitude. Delegate feedback was very positive and we hope to have the opportunity to make a return soon.’

The Finovate team