GBO has researched the main Payments & FinTech expos, events and conferences worldwide for 2017
If your business has paying customers than payments expos are relevant to you! Whether your business is retail, leisure and tourism, banking, gaming, technology, telecoms or any other business that needs to provide clients with a method of making transactions and payments then you can benefit from attending a payments conference 2017. At these card and payments events 2017 you will learn about innovative financial technology; the evolution towards a cashless society; digital payments; global regulation of fintech; cashless payments in commerce; the revolution happening in the mobile financial services and challenges and solutions of various financial technologies.
Here is a brief list of top payment expos, conferences and events 2017. In addition there are many more such events across the globe; some cover a wide range of subjects and some are focused on a specific sector of the market.
Best Payment Expos in 2017
iFX EXPO Asia 2017
This is the 10th annual iFX EXPO Asia; with more than 80 exhibitors and more than 2,500 attendees expected. The expo will be packed with panels, keynotes and workshops sharing knowledge and innovative solutions. Among the topics to be discussed will be recent changes in visa and EU banking and PSP regulations; marketing in China; the art of building a successful IB business in China; blockchain solution for gold; FX markets in a Trump presidency; Bitcoin in China and entering and succeeding in the Asian market.
Organizer: ConversionPros and Finance Magnates
Date: 21-23 February, 2017
Location: Hong Kong
Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference Tallinn
The Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference is a network of events taking place in Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Prague and Kiev. The Estonian event will look at international projects implementing cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Expert speakers will share their knowledge and insights into implementing Blockchain in government institutions (govtech); trading; banking systems; healthcare; media and other sectors. All aspects of creating innovative IT products will be discussed. Among the lead speakers will be Jon Matonis, founding director at the Bitcoin Foundation; Vitali Pavlov, Project Manager at HashCoins and Dima Starodubcev, co-founder and product architect at cyber-fund.
Organizer: Smile Expo
Date: 9 March, 2017
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Ignition UK: Future of Fintech
With the ever changing technology in the financial industry anyone involved in lending, banking, payments or wealth management needs to keep up-to-date with the evolution of finance. Join the 300+ investors, entrepreneurs and finance industry leaders from across the globe in examining the current and future activity in this market.
Date: 15 March, 2017
Location: King’s Place, London, UK
MIT Fintech Conference 2017
Emerging and established entrepreneurs, policy makers and current industry leaders come together for this conference to discuss the future of the finance industry. The conference will also include discussion panels on access, inclusion, gender diversity and policy. The goal is to harness technology and innovation to enhance accessibility.
Date: 22 April, 2017
Location: MIT Media Lab Cambridge, MA, USA
FinoVate Spring 2017
Finovate is a unique concept where presentations are limited to only 7 minutes. Each speaker/presenter takes the stage and instead of droning on for hours they get only 7 minutes to make their point; sell their concept or product. Among the many presenters there will be brandCrowder; CallVU; CaedLinX; Quid; PayActiv and SaleMove. Financial institutions, press and industry analysts, investors and FinTech companies like Apple; Google; PayPal; MX; Fannie Mae and Vanguard will be there. There is a Finovate Europe held in London, February 7-8; Finovate Fall held in New York, 8-9 September; Finovate Asia held in Hong Kong in November and this event Finovate Spring held in San Jose.
Date: 26-27 April, 2017
Location: San Jose, USA
Those who are driving forward innovative payment solutions and practices gather for this event to share information to create common goals and progress with clarity of purpose. Payments system stakeholders from all sectors of the payments industry will debate and explore pressing issues and opportunities. There will be more than 120 sessions and workshops plus an interactive expo show floor with a PAYMENTS Innovation Hub, a unique knowledge sharing platform. The event’s networking opportunities are tailored to suit executives and senior-level payments professionals from mobile, retail and technology.
Date: 23-26 April, 2017
Location: Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas, USA
This payment conference is for issuers, merchants, acquirers, regulators, brands, solution providers and stakeholders to gain insights and network. This is the platform where business people will be able to explore opportunities to increase their revenues, manage risk in a dynamic market and decrease cost. Issues like leveraging EMV, self regulation and crypto currencies will be discussed within a Canadian context. This is also an excellent opportunity to meet and discuss issues in a neutral and non-competitive environment. You can boost your brand profile and gain exposure among leading professionals.
Date: 1-3 May, 2017
Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference
This is one of the largest EMEA region’s banking solutions and finance technology events. The conference provides a platform for introducing and demonstrating banking solutions and finance technology solutions including hardware, consultancy, software, training and financial services. Speakers will share their experience, vision, knowledge and future forecasts. The speeches at the conference will be in Turkish or English and with simultaneous translation.
Date: 9-10 May, 2017
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
This event focused only on the business of payments; it is where you can meet like-minded professionals and explore the new technologies available. Discover the best practices, new products and discover insights into what the coming years hold for the payment industry. Connect with the payment technology community including online, in-store and mobile channels. There will be more than 200 exhibitors on the show floor including Payments Next Zone, New Payments Innovation Lab; PayPal; Intel; MasterCard; Verifone; globalpayments and Mobile Pay Zone.
Organizer: Electronic Transaction Association
Date: 10-12 May, 2017
Location: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, USA
Money 20/20 Europe 2017
Perhaps the most important and largest European fintech event of the year for industry innovators. Over 400 industry leaders will be speaking at this event about the future of payments and financial services and how to make commercial connections “anytime, anywhere.” Subjects to be addressed will include the mobile ecosystem, banks, and non-banks, the retail industry on and off line, payments and financial services, marketing, investors, government bodies and advisory firms.
Date: 26-28 June, 2017
Location: Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
London Fintech Week 2017
FinTech is a packed week of hackathons, workshops, meetups, parties and conferences. Each day is devoted to a different topic with time left for networking and exchanging ideas with top industry innovators. The conference events will take place across the city in several venues. The brightest minds from across the globe will be represented with approximately 5,000 participants and about 1,000 delegates. This year’s conference will also focus on Brexit and the challenges and opportunities this may bring to the industry. The conference aims to unite the world’s fintech professionals to create a dialog between innovative firms, established multi-nationals, disruptive start-ups, media, investors and governments.
Organizer: FinTech Worldwide
Date: 7-14 July, 2017
Location: London, UK
Mobile Payments Conference 2017
The conference agenda will provide information to guide attendees in navigating the constantly changing landscape of mobile payments. The keynote speakers and breakout sessions will address new mobile commerce platforms, solutions, services and elements which impact the market. The event is geared towards ISO, financial institutions, retailers, merchant services, vendors and businesses looking for industry exposure and ways to develop and grow their business. There will be plenty of opportunities to network with other industry professionals.
Organizer: MP Associates Inc.
Date: 28-30 August, 2017
Location: Swissotel, Chicago, USA
The European payments ecosystem and payments marketspace will be discussed and innovative solutions formed at this important event. Professionals interested in making payments faster, more secure and easier should attend this event. Among attendees there will be CEOs, MNOs, banks, merchants, start-ups, investors, gaming operators and investors among others. More than 2,200 attendees are expected offering excellent opportunities to network and form business connections. There will be more than 75 exhibitors and over 150 speakers. This year key themes being addressed will include security authentication and biometrics; the future of banking; commercial market regulations and evolution; analysis, loyalty and localization.
Organizer: Clarion Events
Date: 4-5 October, 2017
Location: ExCel, London, UK
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The Importance of Payments Conferences and Payments Expos 2017
Whether you attend mobile payment conferences 2017; fintech conferences 2017; card and payment events or all payments expos in 2017 you will gain valuable new information about the payment solutions available for your business. Technology is constantly advancing and evolving; new and improved methods for clients to make payments to your business are constantly being developed and regulations regularly change. At all payments conferences 2017 you can not only learn about the latest products on the market but also meet one-on-one with your peers and industry leaders in various sectors which could affect your business. At payment expos 2017 you can network with investors; suppliers; payment method providers; banks; financing companies; software and hardware providers and business operators. You will gain valuable information and make lasting connections to improve your business and thus increase profits.
Why Attend Payments Expos 2017
1. Make Connections at Payments Events 2017
Whether you make connections with the expert speakers; with exhibitors on the exhibition floor or with fellow attendees you will be able to build partnerships and associations which are impossible to make online. There is no replacement for actually talking to someone face-to-face. You can make new connections and strengthen established connections to benefit your enterprise.
2. Gain Knowledge at Payments Conferences 2017
Learn about the methods your customers could use to make payments for goods and services. Gain insights into the direction fintech is taking and the inventive technological advances. There are many new and innovative new payment channels designed to suit your business. These new methods are created to keep up with the ever evolving transaction habits of customers. Bring your business up to speed with the latest payment technology at one of the payments conferences 2017. You will also find out about the financing and banking options available to you. We are heading towards a cashless society – how will your business adapt to make itself ready to enter this new era?
3. Network while having Fun at Card and Payments Events 2017
Payments expo organizers know that the best networking takes place when business people can let their hair down and relax as they mingle socially. For that reason most payments conferences and expos include opportunities to get to know other conference attendees in a casual atmosphere. There are cocktail hours; gala dinners; parties; BBQ evenings and even excursions arranged and slotted into the expo agendas. Not only will you be able to arm yourself with valuable knowledge and connections for your business’s future but also recharge your batteries and have some fun!