Blog for Friday, April 7, 2017


Money 20/20 Europe Will be Nothing but Ginormous This Year

By Robert Cardworthy, Editor-in-Chief,

The world’s largest Fintech, Money 20/20 Europe (June 26-28), is all set for June in Copenhagen.

While there are many FinTech gatherings this event is super cool as it is decidedly, European.

It is ginormous too!

In its first year, Money20/20 Europe attracted 3,725 attendees, including 500 CEOs, from 1,500 companies and 70 countries. The show featured 422 speakers, over 200 sponsors and more than 100 media partners.

On Monday June 26th execs from Nets, Verifone, Worldpay and AEVI will track panel for “The Strategic & Commercial Dilemma for POS Ecosystems Processing, POS & Open Platforms.”

On Tuesday, June 27th execs from Innopay, SOFORT, Klarna, Holland Fintech, Zopa, and Ipagoo will track panel for “The Payment Services Directive 3: This Time We Mean Business.”

On Wednesday, June 28th execs from Western Union, TransferWise, Flywire and Azimo will track panel for “X-Border Payments: New Approaches to Reaching Customers in a Digital World X.”

Three of the agenda payment-related themes for this year’s event:

I. B2B Payments & Finance

Banks and non-banks are struggling to retrofit carbon paper-era systems for the digital economy in the lucrative and rewarding B2B space. Our speakers in this theme will address new competitors and market shifts, the value of the blockchain, their overall perspectives on the future of B2B payments and how they are responding to meet the needs of an expanding universe of senders and receivers.

II.Mobile Payments & Wallets

Banks, retailers, payment networks, mobile network operators, OEMs and Internet and technology companies have launched a wide range of mobile payments and wallet initiatives, representing their diverse business models, core competences and objectives. For some, these solutions offer lucrative new growth opportunities, while for others, logical extensions of their existing businesses or additional opportunities to improve customer retention and loyalty. Money20/20 Europe will cover these ecosystem participants and their innovations, including personalised experiences, location and data analytics, non-payments and personal finance management features and more. Coverage will include the art of engineering frictionless, secure and convenient customer experiences, while balancing collaboration and competition to achieve mass adoption and international expansion.

III. Processing POS & Open Platforms

Processing infrastructures that enable consumer and business payments and financial services (including card issuing and acquiring, POS and ACH platforms are) moving from closed, monolithic and batch processed to open, distributed and real-time. Money20/20 Europe covers these important technology shifts and the resulting interoperability that create new hubs of innovation for frictionless, data-rich and interoperable commercial and social experiences. Specific topics also include the developments from platform owners and third parties using APIs to drive innovation and how mPOS technologies are expanding merchant categories and digitising new segments of commerce.

The skinny: You can save €200 on your delegate pass when you register by midnight GMT on April 28th

See You There!!!