PayExpo Europe 2018

9-10 October 2018
Business Design Centre, London

Payments Punch-Up

Payments Punch-Up

Payments Punch Up    

The Payments Punch-Up is returning to PayExpo for its forth year and will feature six pairs of payments heavyweights going toe to toe on the industry's most controversial topics! 

Taking place in our very own Payments Punch-Up boxing ring, live on the show floor, Dave Birch and Consult Hyperion will present the debates across both days of PayExpo. We will ask our audience to vote before and after each debate to find out how persuasive our speakers have been. 

For the last three years, we've invited internationally-recognised thought leaders to take opposing sides live on stage so if you think you've got what it takes to debate the best in the business you can apply to take part this year here.   

Each year this one-of-a-kind spectacle gives all attendees a chance to weigh-in on the big issues.

The 2018 topics will be announced in the coming weeks.

In meantime, take a look at the Topics for 2017 Payments Punch-Up

Day one

11:00 - 11:30        GDPR is a step too far

12:30 - 13:15        The future is a cardless society, not a cashless society

16:00 - 16:30        Artificial Intelligence is not effective for monitoring fraud

Day two

09:30 - 10:00        Bitcoin is out of control and should be made illegal

13:00 - 13:45        Mobile is back in vogue for 2018

14:45 - 15:15        The Royal Rumble


Join in the discussion on Twitter using #paymentspunchup#PayExpo2018, @PayExpo & @chyppings


EN Awards Finalist 2017 - Payments Punch Up at PayExpo The Payments Punch-Up received a Special Commendation at the 2017 EN Awards in the 'Best Feature Area' Category.


  • Whenever PayExpo Europe comes up, it goes straight into the diary – no question
    Dean Fiveash
    Vice President, Barclays
  • PayExpo Europe gives you a better understanding of the payments industry.
    Brian Donnelly
    Managing Director, Accenture
  • As a vendor, the event is one of the key places to be seen
    Phil Campbell
    Founder, Kerv Wearables
  • The show is a key date in the industry calendar
    Chris Jacklin
    Managing Direcotr, Nvayo Limited
  • I loved it. I am new to the job and it has given me great insight. A great experience, I am keen to come again.
    Robert Ratcliffe
    Payments Project Manager, Argos
  • PayExpo Europe provides great opportunities to meet new customers and do business.
    Lee Russell
    Senior Director – Prepaid, Mastercard
  • The show’s education sessions are truly mind expanding. It teaches you things you won’t find elsewhere.
    Kevin Chang
    Investment Analyst, Santander
  • This is my first time at PayExpo Europe and I would certainly recommend attending. It has given me a better understanding of the payments and FinTech industry.
    Anthony Clegg
    Commercial Cards Account Director, Royal Bank of Scotland


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