As the payments and financial technology industry evolves at a frenetic pace, the changes and advancements trickling down to the everyday customer are either enabled, or held back, by legislation at the United States Capitol.
As the world’s leaders in payments and financial technology came together for the 2018 P20 Conference in Atlanta, one point became clear from presentations and working groups. Cybersecurity, one of the four pillars of the P20’s mission, is an area where the organization has a chance to make a substantial and positive difference.
ATLANTA TREND – In a growing recognition of Atlanta’s place in the fintech universe, over 200 business leaders with electronic transactions companies from around the world as well as political and regulatory leaders from the U.S., England and Canada met in Atlanta for the P20 Conference on October 9th and 10th.
METRO ATLANTA CEO – P20 recently hosted the second annual P20 Conference, an international contingent of some 150 payments and fintech industry leaders from the U.S., U.K., Canada, Brazil and China.
PAYMENTS & CARDS NETWORK – Atlanta’s payments and fintech sector provides more than 400,000 jobs and generates more than $72 billion in annual revenue. But the industry is arguably facing the most rapid technological and regulatory changes of any field.
When the P20 Conference gets underway this week at the Atlanta History Center, an award-winning media team will be on hand to provide in-depth coverage of the event’s first appearance in Atlanta.
ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION – The city of Atlanta will play host to Payments 20, a conference of the elite electronic transactions companies and regulators from the U.S., England and Canada in what’s been dubbed by organizers as the “Davos of payments.”
MARKET WATCH – This year’s conference will bring together the world’s most influential leaders in payments technology, top U.S., U.K. and Canadian government officials and regulators to discuss the future of the global payments industry. Former British Prime Minister David Cameron will be the featured speaker.
As the world’s leaders in payments and FinTech prepare to gather in Atlanta for the P20 Conference, momentum for the event has been driven largely, and increasingly, by women. Many P20 board and sponsor companies – and the organization itself – feature significant roles occupied by female leaders.
MONEY INC. – The financial services industry is in the midst of one of the most profound shifts in history. Traditional banks – which have existed since the 18th century – are colliding with technology, making payments and banking more sophisticated and convenient with advancements in mobile payments…
(Atlanta) – Throughout the 20th and into the 21st century, much of the world looked to places like New York and Silicon Valley for innovation and leadership in payments and financial technology. But all the while, the city of Atlanta was quietly building a financial technology and payments infrastructure to rival any in the world.
METRO ATLANTA CEO – Executive Director of the American Transaction Processors Coalition H. West Richards talks about the mission of ATPC and the impact of the FinTech industry in Georgia.