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The Lhoft Foundation enhances collaboration with Spain

Nasir Zubairi, CEO of the Lhoft and Michele Gallo, conseiller au ministère de l’Économie du Luxembourg. (Photo: Lhoft)

Nasir Zubairi, CEO of the Lhoft and Michele Gallo, conseiller au ministère de l’Économie du Luxembourg. (Photo: Lhoft)

The Lhoft Foundation and BCEE (Spuerkeess), with the support of the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX), enhance collaboration between Luxembourg and Spain by organising a Spanish Fintech Roadshow.

On Wednesday November 22, the Lhoft Foundation and BCEE (Spuerkeess), with the support of the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX), organised a conference in the amazing venue of the “BCEE’s 19 Liberté building" showcasing 11 of Spain most interesting financial technology companies. The conference gathered more than 100 banking and financial services executives.

The objective of this great gathering was to show that collaboration in the Fintech world is paramount. As highlighted in the welcome speeches made by H.E. Mr. Carlos de Lojendio, Spanish Ambassador, Jorge Alvar Villegas, ICEX Director, and Françoise Thoma, BCEE CEO, "Digitalisation means working together in an unprecedented way to master the challenges of tomorrow".

Françoise Thoma, CEO of BCEE added: “Entering the digital age creates an unprecedented opportunity for financial actors, regulators and training facilities to work together in order to develop the appropriate products and solutions. Luxembourg is the perfect place to make this happen.”

Before leaving the floor to the 11 vibrant Spanish fintech, representatives from Luxembourg for Finance, the ministry of Economy, Luxinnovation, Expon Capital and the Lhoft summarised how connected and diverse the Luxembourg innovation ecosystem is. All that thanks to the unique collaboration between the private and the public stakeholders.

Alex Panican, Head of Partnerships and Ecosystem at the Lhoft Foundation commented: “The Lhoft is thrilled to have organised this Spanish Fintech Roadshow, with the great support of BCEE, the Spanish Embassy in Luxembourg and the ICEX. Some local actors have already expressed great interest in some of the solutions and I am pretty sure the relation between Luxembourg and Spain, on the fintech stage, will grow even stronger from now on. As always, we are very appreciative for the support and the commitment from the whole community in order to make this event a success.”

Jorge Alvar Villegas, ICEX Director, mentioned: “We are delighted with the contacts Spanish companies made and the warm reception we received from our Luxembourgian hosts. We truly believe we can build bridges; many things are changing fast in both countries. It was our first event in Luxembourg but it will not be the last one.”

Meet the 11 Spanish Fintechs

Avascloud: Cloud services provider with offices in Barcelona, Miami and Buenos Aires, oriented to managed cybersecurity by means of SaaS CDN, custom virtual private servers, DNS, VPN and e-mail security products.

Canalyticals: Spanish technological company focusing on big data, advanced analytics and machine learning.

Dominion Digital: Global provider of multi-technology services and solutions and specialised engineering.

Finanzarel: Spanish invoice trading platform that offers SMEs (small and medium enterprises) the possibility to sell their receivables (outstanding invoices and “pagares”) to a pool of professional investors, in a fast, agile and reliable way.

Innotec System: InnoTec is a firm as a wholly owned subsidiary of Entelgy specialised in cybersecurity, intelligence and risk management.

Blueliv: Scour the web, the dark web and deep internet to deliver real-time sophisticated intelligence bespoke to your organisation.

The Logic Value: Improve the financial decisions and processes of private investors, professional advisors and financial institutions.

One eSecurity: Deliver effective solutions to the challenges you face today regarding regulation, privacy and operations with recent investigations focused on fraud detection and mitigation, insider trading and market manipulation and swift payment hijacking.

Open Sistemas: Specialised company in highly innovative services related to the management, transformation, analysis, storage and visualisation of data in big data, data science and cloud integration, helping to enhance the strategic value of the information.

Pagamastarde: Scalable technology platform to originate instant consumer credit, disrupting traditional business models.

Helpsystems: Develop powerful, easy-to-use software for cybersecurity, IT operations management and monitoring, business intelligence, and document management.