Money2020: What to expect from the giants of financial technology

By September 19, 2018 Uncategorized

Are you a Money20/20 virgin? Fear not, we’re here to help. Introducing our beginner’s guide to the world’s biggest fintech conference.

It is just one month to go until more than 11,000 of the money world’s most influential gather in Las Vegas. This year’s star turn is Virgin boss Richard Branson. (Alongside Fingopay, of course).

Branson will host a fireside chat with Feedzai CEO Nuno Sebastiao. Their must-see discussion ‘New Tech, New Banks, New Frontiers’ covers the future of payments.

Over four days, Money20/20 attendees will explore the disruptive ways consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.

More than 300 journalists will be hanging on the words of industry leaders. They expect to hear around 200 ground-breaking announcements. The annual event defines the future of fintech.

This year Money20/20 covers everything from Digital Identity and Biometrics to Fintech for Social Good. It’s aim is to create a simpler, fairer, faster and more inclusive financial system.

It will involves hundreds of speakers and thought leaders, innovative companies and start-ups, the world’s biggest fintech hackathon and a Payments Race across America.

Knowledge is power and Money20/20 promises to be at the forefront of payment news. Sharing cutting edge ideas before they hit the mainstream.

Franz Paasche of PayPal says: “I see all of the creative forces at work here and the scope and breadth of platforms that people can bring to bear.

“It is really exciting to look forward and think about the potential for what we can do.”

Ruth Wandhöfer of Citi adds: “It is a great place for the two sides to learn from each other and to start really collaborating.

“It is connecting all the old banking industry with the new tech industry. Because the future cannot be made on their own.”

And Pamela Rice of CapitalOne concludes: “There is so much innovation happening right now: in the payment space; in the banking space; in the finance space.

“Money20/20 is a chance for us to not only interact with different people and talk about the innovation, but also hear new insights about where people are having problems, where we can bridge that gap and build relationships or partnerships.”

Thousands of meetings will take place, enabling ground-breaking connections between the 3,500 companies involved.

If you’re there, come visit the Fingopay / Hitachi stand and say hi. Otherwise, watch this space for the latest updates, innovations and exciting announcements.