P20 has announced the Agenda and first wave of keynote speakers for its global payments conference in London on 3rd October 2019.
The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Harmonising Global Payments’ and the agenda covers P20’s top priorities of Regulation, Cyber Security and Financial Inclusion. The conference encapsulates progress on P20’s work throughout the year and sets the action plans for 2020. The invitation only conference brings together global payments industry leaders, government officials and regulators to develop solutions to effect positive change in the industry.
Speakers at this year’s conference include Christopher Woolard, Executive Director of Strategy at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, who will deliver one of the morning’s keynote speeches following introductions from Duncan Sandys, P20 Executive Director, Bruce Lowthers, COO of FIS& P20 Chairman. Lord Jones of Birmingham (Digby Jones), former UK Trade & Investment Minister, will open the afternoon session with remarks that focus on achieving socially responsible wealth creation. Alastair Lukies CBE, the UK Prime Minister’s Business Ambassador for Fintech, will moderate a panel of experts entitled ‘New Technologies for Commerce Tomorrow’ discussing the shape of the payments industry in the future. Senior UK and US government officials will also speak at the conference, covering topics such as cyber security and key global payment trends.
Featurespace, the world’s leading provider of anti-fraud technology, continues its third year of sponsorship, joining a host of other leaders in the payments industry, including American Express, ATPC, China UnionPay, Discover, Elavon, First Data, FIS, Fiserv, Hogan Lovells, Holland & Knight, InComm, JP Morgan Chase, Mastercard, Nationwide, NCR, PaySafe, RBS, The Clearing House, Visa and Worldpay.
The conference will highlight the vital role that payments play in the world economy and shine a light on the importance of international partnerships that promote growth and improvement of the industry on a global scale. As its reputation grows, P20 has established a new class of membership, Country Affiliate Members, open to governments and their regulators who wish to be at the forefront of the drive to make payments accessible, affordable and secure for all.
Duncan Sandys, Executive Director of P20, comments: “We are delighted to have such esteemed speakers already confirmed for this year’s conference. Now in its third year, P20 is bringing together the leaders of the global payments industry to collaborate and drive positive change for the industry. With our goal being to make payments accessible, affordable and secure for all, the P20 Conference in London is an important milestone in what promises to be another productive day for the global payments industry.”
John Hutton, Director of Payments at Nationwide Building Society & P20 Vice Chairman, has been appointed as P20’s Vice Chairman and, effective from the close of this year’s P20 Conference, John will succeed Bruce Lowthers as Chairman.
Bruce Lowthers, P20 Chairman, comments: “After three enjoyable years as Chairman, I will be standing down from this role at the close of this year’s P20 Conference. I’m delighted that John Hutton will succeed me as Chairman and look forward to continuing to participate as he drives forward the P20 mission of creating a stronger, more robust and inclusive global financial ecosystem.”