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Paris, France

 Dinner in Paris with

BNP Paribas Cardif

 

Ahead of the Paris Fintech Forum in January 2019 we hosted our first dinner

in Paris.

 

For the dinner, we partnered up with BNP Paribas Cardif, the world leader in bancassurance partnerships and creditor insurance, which had record gross written premiums in 2018 in both the savings and protection insurance segments.

 

BNP Paribas Cardif invited us to the Bivwak!, a co-working space designated for carrying out and accelerating transformation and innovation projects.

 

Our group for the evening consisted of about 20 women from the banking, fintech and insurtech industries. The evening started with greetings from our hosts, Dr. Carolin Gabor  Nathalie Doré, Chief Digital and Acceleration Officer at BNP Paribas Cardif and Carine Lauru, Director of Communications at BNP Paribas Cardif, introduced the evening with a presentation of the company and expressed her support for this initiative gathering inspiring women.

 

Nathalie Doré also presented the Open Innovation project of BNP Paribas Cardif. Amélie Guelton, Head of CSR Project Manager at BNP Paribas Cardif, then presented the ESSEC Fund.

 

During the evening, we heard a keynote speech from Diana Brondel, CEO & Founder of Xaalys. Xaalys is a mobile financial education app designed by parents to empower teenagers to start thinking about their financial futures.

 

We also heard from Bendetta Arese, the CEO of Oval Money. Oval Money is a platform designed to tackle the global issue of financial literacy by empowering people to be smarter about their money.

 

Overall, the evening was very successful, with many new connections made, lots of laughs and deep discussions.

We would like to thank again BNP Paribas Cardif for inviting and supporting us. We are already looking forward for our next event in Paris.