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Dine with Travelex: Taking on fintech challengers – how established companies adapt and thrive

at Piccolino, Shoreditch/ City (map)

Who's coming

  • David

    Business Transformation, R/GA

  • Andy

    Financial Adviser , Maven Adviser Ltd

  • Anna

    Finance, Travelex

  • Luke

    Director and founder, Weaver Digital

  • Michael

    Founder & CEO , Assembly Capital Advisors

  • Marc

    Senior Product Manager (contract), YouView TV Limited

  • Nimish

    --, Guevara

  • Steven

    Director, Swapforex

  • Host

    Co Founder, TableCrowd Talent

  • Rezaah

    CEO, WiseAlpha Technologies

  • Julia

    Imperial Business Partners Programme Manager, Imperial College London



11 Exchange Square, Broadgate, EC2A 2BR

Started by:

Join us for dinner, drinks & a chance to meet people working both at fintech startups and more established financial services companies, followed by an after-dinner talk and informal Q&A with Ania Walker, Head of Commercial Development for Products/ Digital at Travelex.

Changing customer behaviour, advances in technology and the growth of new fintech players are fundamentally changing the financial services landscape. This raises serious questions for established companies – over proposition, pace of innovation and internal culture.

In her role at Travelex, Ania is responsible for corporate and product strategy, and has been working directly with the Board to define and deliver the digital change agenda. She is therefore perfectly to discuss the challenges faced by established businesses in the space in her after dinner talk.

Travelex is the world’s leading foreign exchange specialist, doing business in over 50 countries across online, 1,500 stores and 1,250 ATMs. Travelex is now focused on delivering a digital transformation of the business, including the launch of a £25 million Digital Growth Fund and a major recruitment drive to build significant product development and design capabilities.

The cost includes private dining experience with speaker, 2 course dinner with wine plus highly curated and relevant networking.


P.S. TableCrowd are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) thanks to their partner, Gett! on first download of the app. Details on the night.

Ania started her career in banking with JPMorgan and Barclays, before moving to Boston Consulting Group and then Travelex, where she is currently Head of Commercial Development for Products/ Digital.

Responsible for defining and executing projects across business strategy, commercial analysis, partner and negotiation strategy, performance improvement and large scale change, primarily for the product and digital teams at Travelex.

Currently leading a major digital transformation project to define future customer experience vision and deliver change across all channels (both physical and digital).

Previous projects have included negotiation strategy with major partner, monetisation opportunities for new digital products, accelerating growth of specific product in one of our major markets and post-merger integration of a recently acquired business.

For any dietary requirements, including vegetarians, please ensure you have completed your dietary needs in your profile.

~ MENU ~

PANE DELLA CASA | Fresh house baked Tuscan & rosemary focaccia breads to share (v)


PANE ALL’AGLIO | Garlic bread, tomato & basil (v)

ZUPPA DI PORCINI E PATATE | Porcini mushroom & potato soup (v)

BRUSCHETTA CON FUNGHI | Wild mushrooms, pine nuts & toasted ciabatta (v) (n)

CALAMARI FRITTI | Fried calamari, roast garlic mayonnaise & lemon

GAMBERONI | King prawns, chilli & lemon, toasted ciabatta

RISOTTO FUNGHI | Mushrooms, truffle oil, cheese wafer (v)

INSALATA DI CESARE | Gem lettuce, chicken, crispy pancetta & Parmesan


INSALATA BRESAOLA E PERE | Bresaola, pear, walnut, rocket & Parmesan (n)

FUSILLI PUTTANESCA CON POLLO | Chicken, tomato, chilli,

LINGUINE AI GAMBERETTI | King prawns, courgette & chilli

RAVIOLI ZUCCA | Roast butternut squash, amaretti biscuits, anchovies & capers, hazelnuts & sage butter (v) (n)

PIZZA POLLO PARMIGIANA | Chicken, tomato, mozzarella, basil & Parmesan

BRANZINO | Baked sea bass, potatoes, black olives & capers

POLLO MILANESE | Chicken breast, Parmesan & rosemary breadcrumb, buffalo mozzarella, spaghetti pomodoro

~ Wine & soft drinks ~

This dinner is hosted by one of TableCrowd's wonderful hosts. She'll be looking after you on the night.

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