The start of something big. LendIt holds its inaugural conference in New York City. It is the first P2P conference ever with companies from around the world represented including the UK, China and India!
In year two, LendIt USA moves to San Francisco–attendance nearly triples in size; the agenda expands from one day to two full days of content.
LendIt partners with the Shanghai Finance Institute to co-host the inaugural Bund Summit in Shanghai. Twenty-one international guests travel to China to exchange ideas and share insights with key business players in the Chinese market.
LendIt organizes its third event in 2014: this is the first LendIt conference in Europe. Nearly 500 attendees join in London.
LendIt USA 2015 is beyond successful. It was our largest conference to date, attracting 2500 attendees at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. The biggest names in the industry return for the third year in a row. The Startup Zone and PitchIt @ LendIt provide new opportunities for young companies in the lending space to get in front of the biggest players in the industry. Content tracks focused on China and real estate fintech are introduced for the first time.
Two conferences - the Bund Summit and the China App Show, company visits, and private dinners are all part of the unique networking experience enjoyed by participants during the weeklong LendIt China tour through Beijing and Shanghai.
Year two in London kicks off on October 20th. A new venue and larger crowd plus an additional day of content, hosted in partnership with the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association, make this year’s conference another must-attend event.
Year four of LendIt USA kicks off as the largest LendIt event, with more than 3,600 guests at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Over 150 companies showcase their services in the largest Expo Hall to date and PitchIt @ LendIt draws huge interest and high caliber mentors and judges!
LendIt hosts the second LendIt China Executive Tour, a weeklong networking experience for fintech executives and investors. The tour began at the Hong Kong Global Fintech Investment Summit, which connected fintech firms and investors in 1x1 meetings, and culminated with Lang Di Fintech in Shanghai. Three years in the making, Lang Di Fintech drew 1000+ attendees, and industry leaders.
LendIt returned to London for the third time and the first at the Intercontinental Hotel at the O2. Produced in partnership with the P2PFA again LendIt Europe 2016 attracted over 900 guests. Lord Adair Turner, the former head of the FCA, was the highlight of the show, providing a lively speech that clarified his oft-quoted negative remarks from earlier in 2016. This event also marked the first ever PitchIt @ LendIt Europe competition.
The fifth annual LendIt USA conference marked a major transition. As demand from attendees and sponsors kept increasing LendIt moved from a hotel to a convention center for the first time. The Javits Center in New York hosted over 220 LendIt sponsors and 5,000 guests for the largest lending and Fintech event ever. The first ever LendIt Industry Awards were presented at a special dinner to end the show.
LendIt hosts the second annual Lang Di Fintech conference in Shanghai and our fourth annual China Executive Tour. This year’s tour experience started in Macau, moved on to Hong Kong for our Investor Summit with AMTD, continued on to Beijing for three days of meetings, and finally ended in Shanghai for the Lang Di Fintech conference itself. Over 2,000 attendees, including many westerners, heard from the leading entrepreneurs, investors, regulators and service providers across Asia over two action-packed days.
The fourth annual LendIt Europe event is hosted in London with 1,100 people from 50 countries in attendance. Presentations that focused on open banking, big data and financial services innovations made for lively discussions and predictions among our 150 presenters. Plus, over 1,000 valuable networking meetings were scheduled via our new 1:1 Meeting program.