Today, Money20/20 LLC – the organizer of its eponymous payments and financial services industry event – announced that it will be launching Money20/20Europe with an inaugural conference date set for Spring 2016.
According to Anil D. Aggarwal, co creator of Money20/20, the expansion of the event into Europe is a logical next step after three years of success in North America.
He says, “Money20/20Europe will provide an entirely new platform for European and global companies to convene and collaborate on the opportunities and challenges of the European payments and financial services industry, including new and disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.”
Pat Patel, Money20/20 Europe’s London-based Content Director, adds, “Now, more than ever, there is a critical need for the whole industry to come together, and we are excited to provide the platform for the European market to take the conversation forward for thought leadership and commercial benefit.”
This year’s Money20/20 will be held in Las Vegas from November 2 through 5. According to the Money20/20 Europe announcement press release, 2014’s Money20/20 event is set to completely sell out by the time it starts in less than two weeks, with 7,000 attendees expected to show.
Part of this year’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas is a panel on the role of biometrics in payment and finance. The session, titled Biometrics Panel: Secure Identity in an Evolving Mobile Payments Ecosystem will feature a lineup of industry experts deeply involved in this area. Steven Rahman, director of Technology and Strategy at Samsung; Bill Smith, technology evangelist and senior policy advisor at PayPal (and board member of the FIDO Alliance); Pierre Antonio, Natural Security Alliance’s chief marketing manager; and Maxine Most, principal at Acuity Market Intelligence make up the panel that will be hosted by FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill.
October 22, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter