Money20/20 Europe 2021: Line-up, Key Topics and Moreby Christina Reuther September 16, 2021
Money20/20 Europe, one of the biggest annual fintech events in the region, is coming back from September 21 to 23, 2021, in the Netherlands, and will bring together some of the fintech industry’s brightest minds to explore where the future of the industry lies and share the ideas shaping it.
This year’s event will take place at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in Amsterdam, and is set to bring together over 4,000 attendees including industry leaders, C-level executives, renowned speakers, and innovators who are playing a key role in shaping the future of fintech.
More than 1,250 companies and organizations will be represented including Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Flutterwave, N26, Mastercard, McKinsey and Wise.
Top sessions and speakers
The Money20/20 Europe 2021 agenda will cover a wide spectrum of topics and discuss some of the fintech industry’s biggest trends and issues, ranging from central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and digital assets, to digital identity and the future of payments.
On Tuesday, September 21, Daniel Marovitz, senior vice president of Booking.com’s fintech unit, will share how the e-commerce firm develops new products and how it adds value to customers’ experience with the platform.
Central bankers from Banque de France, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) and Sveriges Riksbank will delve into the topic of CBDCs, explain how these can be used and explore their potential impact on the economy and for consumers.
Frederique Slevin, vice president and head of retail payments product management at ACI Worldwide, Fredrik Sauter, head of growing markets at American Express, and Oscar Berglund, CEO of Trustly will then discuss what the future of payments could look like and whether or not cards have a place in that future.
Later that day, Francisco Maroto Castro, head of blockchain and digital assets at BBVA, Mariana Gospodinova, executive vice president of operations at Crypto.com, and Jochen Siegert, managing director and global head of asset platforms at Deutsche Bank, will gather for a panel discussion on the explosion of digital assets and the regulatory and applicational framework needed to stabilize and absorb the shocks of volatility.
On Wednesday, September 22, Julia Hoggett, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, at the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) will share how one of the world’s oldest stock exchanges manages the ongoing demands of the modern economy, including adapting to the changing needs of issuers and investors, and the fast pace of technological change.
Top executives from digital assets and decentralized finance (DeFi) specialists Aave, Adan, Nordico and The Tokenizer will then discuss the booming DeFi space, exploring how open source, permissionless and transparent DeFi solutions can help create a fairer financial system.
Later on, Hanna Raftell, CEO of Fimento, and Keith Grose, head of international at Plaid, will explain how new rules are fueling the rise of open banking and data sharing in the European Union (EU), and share their views on what this new landscape could look like.
Finally, on Thursday, September 23, top leaders from BBVA, Datakeeper, ING and TransUnion will discuss the rise of hyper-personalized journeys and products and data privacy, and explore how companies can build products in a world where individuals are in control of their data.
Then, executives from Belgian Mobile ID – itsme, Currence and OneWelcome will share how a pan-European identity layer would look like and what technologies it would use.
In the afternoon, Jon Prideaux, CEO of Boku, Shengliang Yang, acting head and deputy head of Europe at UnionPay, and Berit Svendsen, head of international at Vipps, will explain how businesses can be local champions all the while serving customers globally.
Other things to look forward to
After a cancelled 2020 edition due to COVID-19, Money20/20 Europe 2021 promises a whole new experience centered around interactivity, building meaning connections and fostering innovative thinking.
In addition to an immersive agenda, Money20/20 Europe 2021 will be introducing the Think Tanks, which will consist of eight groups of up to 30 selected industry players who will come together to ideate and co-create a solution for the most complicated problems the industry faces today.
The Collisions app will also be available to participants, allowing them to access artificial intelligence (AI)-powered recommendations of who they should meet based on their business needs, search, sort and filter the full attendee list to identify those they want to meet, book business meetings with attendees before the show doors even open, and send direct message to other attendees.
Featured image: Money2020 Europe 2019, Source: Europe.Money2020.com