AI, Collaboration and Open Banking: Money20/20 Europe 2018 gets off to a future-defining start in Amsterdam

  • Over 470 speakers to take the stage at Europe’s leading FinTech event
  • Industry pioneer Steve Wozniak to give keynote on day one
  • Payments Race sees five competitors travel from Istanbul to Amsterdam using just one form of payment each

4 June 2018 – Artificial Intelligence, Open Banking and next generation collaborations in FinTech are among the hot topics to watch at this year’s Money20/20 Europe, Managing Director Tracey Davies commented as the third instalment of Europe’s leading FinTech event kicked off this morning in the RAI Amsterdam.

Thousands of senior leaders from across the FinTech, Payments and Financial Services sectors have descended upon Amsterdam to take part in three days of powerful networking and innovative and inspiring content – from Q&A sessions with top speakers to in-depth skills workshops and provocative debates on a range of crucial topics for the industry and the wider world.

Open banking and its impact on the future of the financial services industry is one of the core topics for discussion with the first day seeing keynote Ralph Hammers, CEO of ING Group, outline his vision for a collaborative future between banking giants and fleet-footed FinTechs. Industry legend and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will share his predictions on the future of our connected world as part of the AI Deep Dive sponsored by Feedzai, and Ashley Guo, Regional Director of WeChat Pay, will spell out how the convergence of consumers’ financial, retail and social lives on tech platforms is shaping the future of banking.

Across the three days, speakers will cover everything from PSD2, blockchain and cryptocurrencies to identity, the rise of the superapps, retail banking and much more.

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Beyond the industry leaders’ views on the future of money, Money20/20 Europe has put startups firmly in focus, with 200 of the world’s most promising startups handpicked to join the Money20/20 Academy, giving each business unrivalled exposure to financial leaders and forward-thinking investors and the chance to share their vision for the future of money. The startup programme culminates in the Startup Pitch, where the top 10 future FinTech titans will pitch their ideas on stage in front of the Money20/20 community.

Money20/20’s Payments Race is back once again with five intrepid travellers tasked with making their way from Istanbul to Amsterdam using just one single form of payment to pay for their travel and expenses. They are putting cash, cards, cryptocurrency, wearable devices and mobile payments to the test as they make their way to the finish line, arriving onto the keynote stage on Tuesday, 5 June, where the Payments Race Champion will be crowned. Want to join in their adventures? Check out the #M2020Race hashtag to find out more!

The networking opportunities are bigger than ever this year, with Money20/20 putting on 2 major evening events for all attendees. Monday evening kicks off with a Welcome Party food festival, in conjunction with the Taste of Amsterdam, and Tuesday sees the famous Money20/20 Industry Party transformed into a street takeover, with more than 20 bars, clubs and restaurants opening their doors to attendees.

“With a new and bigger home in Amsterdam, a stronger line-up than ever and upscaled networking events, we look forward to welcoming our attendees to three days of intense networking and debate on what Europe’s FinTech-driven future looks like,” said Tracey Davies, President, Money20/20.

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