Join us as we dive into the exciting world of financial innovation with none other than Bent Gjendem, the visionary CEO of NCE Finance Innovation. In this short but insight packed chat, Bent takes us on a journey through the inception of Norway Fintech Festival, the groundbreaking annual event in Norway that rivals the likes of Stockholm and Copenhagen. Brace yourself for a dose of Nordic charm, as we explore the reasons behind Bergen’s selection as the event’s inaugural host city. With its thriving financial services industry and a tech-savvy edge, Bergen emerged as the hidden gem in Norway’s entrepreneurial landscape.
Bent unveils the intriguing dynamics between Bergen’s close-knit community, where decisions are made swiftly, and its vibrant tech scene, making it a hotbed of innovation. But don’t fret, Oslo! The future location of this grand gathering is still up for discussion, leaving us eager to see where the next chapter unfolds. Drawing from Norway’s rich history of collaboration, Bent sheds light on the secret sauce behind the nation’s banking success. Discover how fruitful partnerships and efficient schemes have propelled Norwegian banks to astonishing profitability, boasting returns on equity that put their European counterparts to shame and learn from Norway’s financial innovation, where passion, efficiency, and a touch of Nordic magic come together to shape the future.