Summit 2022

The highly focused two-day Summit, hosted by the Financial Data and Technology Association (FDATA), brings together regulators, policy makers, thought leaders and industry delegates from around the world to discuss the delivery of open finance, international collaboration on standards and the setting of the agenda for best practices across the ecosystem.

This discussion is truly global: building on the success and impact of previous Summits, FDATA again plans to host the Central Banks of Europe, Japan and Brazil; regulators from around the world; European Commission; key US agencies (including the OCC, Federal Reserve and CFPB), and many others in attendance.

The Summit provides an opportunity for both formal and informal discussions with policy makers and shapers across markets at different stages of open banking/open finance delivery, offering the chance to develop new relationships with those setting the agenda in banking, finance, and ultimately in data-sharing across sectors. It is also the forum to discuss the realities of delivering a truly transformational initiative at a market, regional, and global scale. A unique setting, the Summit sees competitors convene to discuss how the rules of the game shape the nature of the game, and find common ground to evolve the market that allows for innovation, commercial viability, stability, and optimal end-consumer outcomes.

In a world of Uncoordinated Diversity, Contribute to the Humanifesto for Ethical Data Use

FDATA believes that as the world moves towards the model of an open data economy, the market deserves to identify clear principles to guide ethical data use, in policy and in practice. The Summit provides an opportunity for policy makers and business practitioners to create a Humanifesto for Ethical Data Use: one that rallies around the end-customer, that focuses on an agnostic technical standard that continues to evolve as technology improves, that focuses on how data access and consent function that minimises unintended consequences, and that enables commercial best practices.

FDATA invites Summit participants to be part of this co-creation, as we together define the purpose, the values, the principles, and ultimately the pledge that will underpin this Humanifesto. We do not expect to have a final version at the conclusion of the Summit; we anticipate that this Humanifesto will continue to evolve as open data economies evolve. Together we can chart the path forward as we revisit Ethical Data Use in future Summits. Click here to download the summit programme.

Early-bird rates are available until 28 October. Book now to get the discount!

FDATA Members


2 day summit
All meals and refreshments during the summit
Networking Reception
FDATA Global Open Finance Awards Dinner

Industry Tickets


2 day summit
All meals and refreshments during the summit
Networking Reception
FDATA Global Open Finance Awards Dinner

Group discounts are available,
for further information

Early-bird rates are available until 28 October. Book now to get the discount!

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

There are a number of ways to get involved in this year’s Summit and Awards. Click here for more details on the packages available.  They are available on a first come first reserved basis. Please contact us at [email protected] as soon as you can with your selections. If you would like to chat to us about bespoke packages please call us on 0131 3767210

FDATA Membership

We would strongly urge potential sponsors and attendees to consider the option of membership if they are not already part of the FDATA global community. Visit our website to find out more about membership and its benefits.

FDATA is a not-for-profit organisation; all revenue raised through sponsorship, table and delegate sales is invested in the event itself and in other membership activities focused on delivering FDATA’s core mission. Members receive significant discounts for the Summit. If you would like to consider joining FDATA, you can email us at [email protected] for more information and to set up a call to discuss the many benefits of investing in membership.

The 5th Annual Global Open Finance Summit will be held at McEwan Hall in Edinburgh. Located in central Edinburgh, the McEwan Hall was presented to the University in 1897 by William McEwan, not only as a ceremonial hall for graduations but also as a gift to the people of Edinburgh. This iconic Grade A listed building was designed by Sir Rowand Anderson, with lavish interiors by William Palin. The building was actually completed in 1894 but took another three years to complete the interior designs, the centrepiece being the 15 beautifully painted mural panels that make up the vast dome.

The hall was reopened in 2017 following a painstaking 3-year, multi-million pound refurbishment. This was meant to not only ‘refresh’ it’s beautifully intricate painting and stonework; but also to expand the function of the hall to meet the modern ceremonial and commercial demands of the University of Edinburgh.

FDATA have secured preferential rates at hotels near the Summit venue.
The hotels are listed below with details on how to book.

  • All reservations require a credit/debit card to confirm
  • Accommodation is not included in the summit price and guests are liable for payment
  • Booking is in accordance with the individual hotels Terms and Conditions
Ten Hill Place

10 Hill Pl, EH8 9DS

B&B Rate
From £129 per night

How to book:
Call 0131 662 2080 or email [email protected].
Quote FDATA CONFERENCE when booking

Apex City

23-27 Waterloo Place, EH1 3BG

B&B Rate
From £130 per night

How to book:
Call 0800 0498000 and quote code 4489101

Apex Grassmarket

61 Grassmarket, EH1 2HJ [google map link]

B&B Rates:
From £135 per night

How to book
Call 0800 0498000 and quote code 1250752

Residence Inn

Quartermile, 36 Simpson Loan, EH3 9GG

B&B Rates
From £169 per night

How to book
Click HERE to book

When and where will the 5th Annual Global Open Finance Summit take place?
7 & 8 December 2022 at McEwan Hall

Will the 5th Annual Global Open Finance Summit be in person this year?
We are delighted to be planning a fully in person summit this year!

When will the agenda and sessions be announced?
Our agenda has been published and is subject to change.

What are my ticket options?
Click HERE to see all the ticket options.

Can I register tickets for my group and assign them at a later date?
Yes, you can. Contact [email protected] to speak to us abut group bookings

I can no longer attend, can I transfer my ticket to someone else?
Tickets can be transferred for free until Friday 18 November. After this date there is a £30 admin fee to change.

What if I still have unanswered questions?
Contact [email protected] and we will be happy to assist!