Your comprehensive payments industry update

Your comprehensive payments industry update

The PayExpo conference agenda features over 40 hours of content delivered by industry experts. Covering four key themes our sessions cut through the noise and went straight to the heart of the most pressing industry issues.

For 2020 the themes that bring the payments community together have been extended to create a place where strategists, disruptors, innovators and implementers can connect across the industry's many verticals to engage in the future of business.

This year's agenda featured 100 expert speakers sharing their insights on the most pressing topics and challenges facing the payments industry. 

Conference Programme

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08:00
  1. Registration and Exhibition Hall Opens
    60 mins
09:00
  1. Coffee and Networking
    30 mins
09:30
  1. Opening Plenary - Regulators Perspective; More of the same or new areas of focus
    Theatre 1
    15 mins
09:50
  1. Theatre 1
    20 mins
    Reserved for the FCA
11:00
  1. Networking and coffee
    30 mins
11:55
  1. Theatre 1
    20 mins
  2. Theatre 2
    20 mins

    This session will discuss the ramp-up of instant payments in SEPA and how request to pay is the missing piece of the puzzle to fully leverage the potential of instant payments. It will provide insights into the current thinking of PSPs on how to leverage request to pay to create alternative solutions for POS/POI, ecommerce and e-invoicing and will explain how request to pay can make a difference and why it has all the elements to succeed.

12:20
  1. Theatre 1
    40 mins

    A banking revolution is in full swing and a new wave of banks is challenging and changing the face of banking. New banks, neo-banks, beta banks and non-banks discuss partnerships, agility & speed, profitability and scalability, payments in-house innovation and the launch of new products. The impact of COVID-19 on challenger banks.

  2. Theatre 2
    40 mins

    Join our expert panel to discuss challenges & trends in Cross-Border payments and International Trade. Find out what the opportunities are for banks and other payment companies, how DLT can transform the landscape & blockchain’s impact in the crowded cross-border payments space. The panel will also discuss the impact of COVID-19 on cross-border transactions and what the future holds.

13:00
  1. Networking and lunch
    60 mins
14:00
  1. Cryptocurrency & Blockchain: The future of digital currencies
    Theatre 1
    20 mins

    With Facebook’s Libra looming in the horizon and the Covid-19 pandemic further depressing the use of cash, should central banks introduce Digital Currencies as soon as possible? Could CBDC increase financial stability by providing a safe public form of money and breaking the oligopoly that banks currently have on the digital money and payments system?

  2. Reimagining Digital Identity for Financial Institutions
    Theatre 2
    20 mins

    W2 Head of Sales Peter Murray, outlines how the increasing cost and complexity of meeting regulatory requirements can be removed through the simplification of the traditional approach, by taking it back to basics via a single platform gateway.

14:25
  1. Theatre 1
    15 mins
  2. Theatre 2
    15 mins

    If banks get digital identity right, aside from the benefits of streamlined sales processes and customer onboarding, reduced losses from fraud and regulatory fines, there could also be potential for new revenue generating identity-based products and services. Get to grips with how banks can maintain their central role as arbiters of trust and stay relevant in the transforming digital economy.

14:45
  1. Theatre 1
    40 mins

    As headline writers were declaring Libra’s demise in 2019, The Libra Associaton was announcing its birth. After major political pushback and regulatory concerns have plagued the company, Facebook is planning on launching the product in October 2020. Debate Facebook’s plans to go ahead with its controversial project: pros and cons.

  2. Theatre 2
    20 mins

    From online payment authentication to onboarding, explore how biometrics can help fight fraud as the need for online and mobile services increases during the coronavirus crisis. AI facial recognition vs contact biometrics systems amid COVID-19. Discuss opportunities for the development and improvement of AI-based biometric technologies.

15:10
  1. Theatre 2
    20 mins
15:30
  1. Fintech, Investment & COVID-19
    Theatre 1
    20 mins
    How OakNorth's dual-pronged business model as a Bank and a Platform is helping it turn this threat into an opportunity. SMB lending on both sides of the pond: how are lenders managing? PPP, BBL, CBILS, Main Street'so many government finding schemes to support businesses ' how do we make sense of them all? Is this crisis the opportunity fintech's been waiting for to prove itself, or the end of those that were unable to shift the unit economics
  2. Digital Transformation in Banking
    Theatre 2
    20 mins
    Payment outages will happen. We will not know how and when, but they will happen. How we design and operate in the payments ecosystem is critical to minimising the impact to customers and maintain trust in our payment services. As the physical wallet is replaced with the digital wallet, customers will be solely reliant on our payment systems to access funds anytime, anywhere. Failure to provide this service at any given time can have a significant impact on people's lives. This session will cover key learnings from major industry outages, regulatory view on operational resilience and top tips for minimising the catastrophic impact from a system outage.
15:55
  1. Theatre 1
    15 mins
  2. Theatre 2
    15 mins
    During the COVID-19 crisis banks have become exceptionally reliant on IT systems & the more banks rely on IT systems, the more vulnerable they can become to IT and cyber risk. Asses the capacity of existing IT infrastructure in the light of a potential increase in cyberattacks.
16:15
  1. Theatre 1
    30 mins
    The rapid spread of the coronavirus has deeply affected the global economy and the financial services sector is facing a challenging year. Will we see a brand new world after the pandemic? Discuss opportunities that lie behind this unprecedented situation. Is COVID-19 changing Fintech? Who will come out stronger? How do you rebuild and thrive? Understand where investors are looking over the next 6-12 months, get to grips with start-up valuations during and after COVID-19 and identify FinTech trends to follow in 2021.
  2. Theatre 2
    15 mins
    Examine the medium-term effects of a recession and the shift to digital across the banking world. Discuss the implications of the long term recovery and reinvention that will be required in the wake of COVID:19: are mergers and acquisitions inevitable? Will digital partnerships accelerate? Will machines take on more routine tasks like spotting fraud, will we see rapid growth in the provision of capabilities like anti-money laundering?
16:50
  1. FinTech & Investments in 2020
    Theatre 1
    20 mins
    A new subgenre is emerging to attract the world's 1.8bn Muslims with a Shariah-compliant alternative. Muslims, who make up 20% of the world's population, have been underserved not only by traditional banks, but also by fintech. Explore how Islamic Fintech has grown within the UK financial services and discuss the significant growth potential which can be unlocked. What makes Islamic Banking Different?
17:10
  1. Theatre 1
    20 mins
    What is the next big thing set to change the payments industry? Join us in our exciting, energy 'packed Payments' Dragons Den as three up-and-coming companies showcase their financial services products and programmes, set to revolutionise how people move, manage and spend their money
08:30
  1. Coffee and Networking
    30 mins
  2. Registration and Exhibition Hall Opens
    30 mins
09:00
  1. Theatre 1
    5 mins
09:10
  1. Theatre 1
    15 mins
10:10
  1. 2020 Trends in Payments Technology
    Theatre 1
    5 mins
  2. PSD2, SCA & The Retail World
    Theatre 2
    5 mins
10:15
  1. Theatre 1
    20 mins
  2. Theatre 2
    20 mins
10:40
  1. Theatre 1
    20 mins
    How will AI transform financial services? What are the benefits, relative to costs? How can companies overcome legacy technologies, organisational structures and mindsets? What will financial services look like at the end of the decade?
  2. Theatre 2
    50 mins
    Discuss practical considerations for implementation of 3D Secure, lessons learned from live merchant trials and testing & are we on track to achieve the required level of SCA readiness by the extended deadline? User perspectives on different payment methods in a SCA world. Our panel of experts will answer your most pressing questions on SCA.
11:05
  1. Theatre 1
    40 mins
    Deep dive into the new technologies that are advancing the innovation of payment mechanisms, discuss how regulation has been crucial in driving change in the payments space, consider the current need for regulatory and standardisation direction and analyse how payment infrastructure is expected to change in the next 10 years.
12:00
  1. A Global Outlook
    Theatre 1
    20 mins
  2. Alternative payments
    Theatre 2
    20 mins
12:25
  1. Theatre 1
    15 mins

    In Africa, where a large part of the population remains unbanked or underbanked, open banking has the potential to facilitate financial inclusion; as it addresses access and affordability. Explore how African banks and fintechs are quickly embracing open banking as one of the trends that are reshaping financial services.

  2. Theatre 2
    15 mins
    2020 brought big changes in how people shop and a massive migration in consumer demand from the physical world to the digital one with greater use of mobile, online banking and payment account apps due to restrictions and need for self-isolation.
13:10
  1. Networking and lunch
    60 mins
14:10
  1. Looking at 2021 & beyond
    Theatre 1
    20 mins
    In 2020, the way we navigate the world is quickly becoming the stuff of our science fiction movies and nowhere is it more true than within the financial landscape. From paying with your fingertip to checking out with a smile, what else can we expect in the not-too-distant future, and what are the biggest blockers to driving payment innovation forward? Is it regulation? The tech? Consumer trust? Which bleeding edge will become the leading edge?
  2. The New Wave of Digital Retail
    Theatre 2
    15 mins
14:30
  1. Theatre 2
    25 mins
    While the COVID-19 pandemic has put a break on business acrivities for a few months, it has given a mandate to retail business to accelerate the pace of digital transformation programs and tweak their customer journey. Will life after COVID-19 be different?
14:55
  1. Theatre 2
    30 mins
    From SCA & soaring card costs to Open Banking and access to cash, there are lots of challenges for retailers in 2020.
15:30
  1. Coffee and Networking
    30 mins
16:00
  1. Looking at 2021 & beyond
    Theatre 1
    30 mins
    A guest speaker will discuss how the pandemic will reshape the global economy: how our finanical insititutions will change, the global economic fallout of the pandemic & features of a post-pandemic economy. 

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