Real-time event coverage and expansion plans in the US:
It's the Sifma Technology Management Conference in New York next week (as of writing). Maybe it's just me being pedantic, but it's always kind of bugged me that this huge exhibition/small conference
event is usually referred to in the fintech space as "the Sifma show", or just "Sifma", even though the Sifma trade association - formerly SIA - runs dozens of different events throughout the year.
Anyway, Finextra will be there in the cavernous Hilton New York, speaking to delegates and exhibitors, doing some video interviews for the site, and generally catching up with the latest buzz in the US markets and technology trends.
While we're there, we will of course be providing our community with all the news and announcements from the show.
We'll also be following through our plans to increase our editorial and commercial presence in the US.
We think we've done a pretty good job in establishing global financial technology industry coverage from our London base. But with the recent interesting developments in US banking and capital markets, we've realised we could benefit from a more close-hand
perspective on what's happening across the financial services sector of what is still (for now) the world's largest single-country economy.
I'm looking forward to some interesting discussions.