PayExpo Europe 2018

8-9 October 2019
Business Design Centre, London

Payments Punch-Up

Payments Punch-Up

Payments Punch Up    

The Payments Punch-Up returned to PayExpo for its fourth year and featured five 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 presented the debates across both days of PayExpo. Every year we ask the audience to vote before and after each debate to find out how persuasive our speakers have been. 

For the last four 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 next year here.   

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


2018 Payments Punch-Up Winners

Topics and speakers

Speaker for             Day one Speaker against


11:00 - 11:30        Open banking and open APIs have created an                 unfair advantage

Murali Akella Gavin Littlejohn
Murali Akella
Gavin Littlejohn

12:30 - 13:15      Cryptocurrency is just a fad that will never have                 an  official use within the industry

Brett Scott Filipe Castro
Brett Scott,
Author & journalist  

Filipe Castro,

16:00 - 16:30       The term ‘Challenger Bank’ applies to all those       
                                redefining traditional banking expectations

Renier Lemmens

David Parker

Renier Lemmens,

David Parker,
Polymath Consulting
Speaker for Day Two Speaker against

11:15 - 12:00      Fintech Unplugged Live at PayExpo

Fintech Unplugged
Robert Courtneidge,
Suresh Vaghjiani,
Tribe Payments

13:00 - 13:45       AI and the role of the BOTS is just a Big Brother  tactic to track the consumer

Masha Cilliers Gerry Carr
Masha Cilliers,

Gerry Carr,

14:45 - 15:15       Consumers are not interested in using Wearable                  Technology as a payment method

Joshua Bower Saul Phil Campbell
Joshua Bower Saul,

Philip Campbell,
 K Wearables

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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