Partners

For sponsor enquiries, please email David Roberts, Global Director of Payments, Email: droberts@currency-research.com

For media partnerships, please email Adriana Screpnic, Content Manager, Email: ascrepnic@currency-research.com

Partners of 2019 Global Payment Summit

Global Branding partners:

UAE Exchange
UAE Exchange is a renowned financial services brand established in the United Arab Emirates in 1980. The brand offers a full suite of diversified and innovative financial solutions in money transfer, foreign exchange and payments solutions . The customer-centric ethos combined with a quality-driven approach, constant innovation in products and processes, and the deployment of latest technological advancements sets UAE Exchange apart from its peers. UAE Exchange has been globally recognized and awarded for its corporate citizenship, customer service initiatives and business excellence such as Dubai Quality Gold Award, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award, Great Place to Work Award, Emiratisation Award, Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award etc. UAE Exchange has partnered with leading institutions such as Emirates Foundation and Dubai Cares, and is a member of World Economic Forum and the United Nations Global Compact. For more information, please visit: www.uaeexchange.com

Unimoni
Unimoni is a leading global provider of Money Transfer, Foreign Currency Exchange, Payment and Credit solutions. UNIMONI facilitates seamless movement of money across geographies, currencies and channels to enable customers to achieve their financial ambitions. Unimoni offer multiple customer touch-points including retail stores, digital and mobile solutions and self-service kiosks.At Unimoni, customer-centricity is at the heart of everything we do. Our investments in innovation and technology has enabled us to deliver exceptional customer experiences that combine convenience, speed and value. We strive to provide our customers with secure and simplified one-stop financial services and solutions attuned to their schedule and lifestyle. For more information, please visit: www.unimoni.com

Travelex
Travelex opened its first store in London in 1976 and now operates as the world’s leading independent foreign exchange business. Travelex has over 1,500 stores and 1,250 ATMs in 28 countries at key airport, seaport, rail, tourist locations. Travelex provides cash and pre-paid cards to over 39 million retail customers each year and we provide foreign currency to more than 1,000 customers every hour. Over 40% of the world’s travellers – 1.7 billion passengers a year – pass through airports where Travelex operates including the major gateways at Amsterdam, Beijing, Frankfurt, London, Hong Kong, Mumbai, New York, Paris, Sydney and Tokyo. For more information: https://www.travelex.com

Business alliances:

Bluechain
Bluechain technology is powering solutions for the payments industry around the globe, from versatile request-to-pay (RtP) solutions for acquirers and gateways to low-cost domestic payment schemes for central banks and national switches. The same easy-to-use mobile payment app is used for every RtP transaction, so consumers have the same, simple user experience whether they are paying in-store, purchasing online, paying bills or sending money peer-to-peer. Whatever the application, Bluechain solutions offer greater security, simplicity and control in every payment situation. For more information, please visit: www.bluechain.com

IN COLLABORATION WITH:

Payments Association of South Africa
The Payments Association of South Africa (PASA) is the payment system management body recognised by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), in terms of the National Payment System Act of 1998, to organise, manage and regulate the participation of its members in the payment system. For more information, please visit www.pasa.org.za

Payments Association of Namibia
The Payments Association of Namibia (PAN) is a registered association not for gain. It is governed by its own Constitution as well as the Payment System Management Act, 2003 (No. 18 of 2003). PAN was constituted on 12 August 2005 by the Bank of Namibia as a Payment System Management Body in accordance with section 2(2)(c) of the Act. PAN’s duty is to protect the safety and reliability of the payment system and to ensure that it conforms to international standards and best practices. PAN’s objectives are to manage, control and organise all matters affecting interbank payments, payment clearing, and netting of interbank obligations within the payment system.

African Women in FinTech & Payments
African Women in FinTech & Payments (AWFP) is a network for women in Cards, Payments, Banking and FinTech in Africa whose main objective is to bring women together through networking events and workshops. The workshops and events bring women in together for a day or two for payments-focused sessions to learn about issues and trends, network with peers and celebrate women’s achievements from across the payments ecosystem. Our events and workshops offer an opportunity to the women to listen to renowned and upcoming female payments experts and role models who are leaders in the field; female pioneers and innovators in the payments industry and female leaders who are paving the way to success for women across all sectors.


EWPN
EWPN is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to building a community for women in cards, fintech & payments in Europe. As the first and only Pan-European community for women, EWPN strives to create more opportunities for women and minorities, as well as being a champion for a more diverse and inclusive industry for all. EWPN does this by organising local networking evenings, workshops, annual events, awards and research, which all are welcome to be involved in.

SUPPORTING PARTNERS:

Cenfri
Cenfri is an independent, not-for-profit think-tank. As recognised thought leaders on matters relating to financial-sector development in emerging markets, the organisation generates deep insights and solves complex development problems.

FSD Africa
Created in 2012, FSD Africa is a £30 million financial sector development programme or ‘FSD’ based in Nairobi. It is funded by UK aid from the UK Government. FSD Africa aims to reduce poverty across sub-Saharan Africa by building financial markets that are efficient, robust and inclusive.

Media Partners:

The Fintech Power 50
The Fintech Power 50 is an annual guide to the most influential, innovative and powerful figures in the Fintech industry.  It acts as a much-needed reminder of all the great things we are achieving in the world of financial technology, and shines a spotlight on those who are transforming financial services for the better. The Fintech Power 50 does not just stop at being a publication. As well as showcasing the hottest in the Fintech world, the Fintech Power 50 will also act as a hub that actively promotes its members to a global audience by introducing bespoke networking and event opportunities, organised with partners, such as B-Hive Europe, and London and Partners. Through the Fintech Power 50 organisations can secure strategic partnerships with both established financial technology leaders with years of relevant experience, and the fresh up-and-coming fintechs looking to collaborate on the next big thing.

Mobile Ecosystem Forum
Established in 2000, The Mobile Ecosystem Forum is a global trade body that acts as an impartial and authoritative champion for addressing issues affecting the broadening mobile ecosystem. We provide our members with a global and cross-sector platform for networking, collaboration and advancing industry solutions. The goal is to accelerate the growth of a sustainable mobile ecosystem that drives inclusion for all and delivers trusted services that enrich the lives of consumers worldwide.

Central Bank Payment News
Central Bank Payments News (CBPN) is a monthly e-publication dedicated to informing the worldwide central bank payments & market infrastructure community of the most relevant and timely payments issues impacting the central bank today. With a unique and in-depth payments focus tailored to a central bank perspective, CBPN is an independent and comprehensive source of intelligence that helps readers navigate a rapidly changing payments landscape. CBPN is published by Currency Research, the independent knowledge-based organization and leading global resource for central banks, their suppliers, and the related supply chain for currency and payment systems. The CBPN Advisory Board includes respected leaders from the global payments community, including: Chek-Tchung Foo, Head of Payments FinTech Office, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Gerry Gaetz, President and CEO, Payments Canada; Jean-Michel Godeffroy, former Director General of Payment Systems and Market Infrastructure, European Central Bank (retired); and Mehdi Manaa, Deputy Director General of the Market Infrastructure and Payments Directorate, European Central Bank. For more information about CBPN, visit cbpaymentsnews.com

Business Post Nigeria
Business Post Nigeria (www.businesspost.ng) is a digital platform based in Lagos with bias for financial news stories, with dedicated members of staff working for the progress of the media platform and as well keep its numerous readers well-informed of happenings around the business world.

Fintech News Middle East and North Africa
Fintech News Middle East and North Africa covers stories about the Fintech Ecosystem – i.e. Mobile Payment, Personal Finance, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Robo Advisor and Lending - and Startups in the Middle East and North Africa. It also provides a bi-weekly newsletter with the most important information about the Fintech industry in the region. More details can be found here.

Ecommerce Forum Africa
It is the goal of the Ecommerce Forum Africa (EFA) to increase awareness, confidence and capability of the eCommerce industry in Africa. EFA represents large and small eShop owners, brick and mortar stores that are including ecommerce as part of their omnichannel strategy and service providers (platforms, payments, logistics, delivery, consultants). EFA helps each of these stakeholders work cohesively with each other to enrich the overall ecommerce industry in Africa.

The Nilson Report
The Nilson Report is the most respected provider of news and information about the global card and mobile payment industry. Available worldwide by subscription only, The Nilson Report directly surveys more than 2,000 financial institutions and enterprises to produce statistics about issuers, acquirers, and technology providers not available from any other source. Issues also include informative feature articles, concise updates about new products and services, and information about executive appointments. Articles are never written by vendors. The Nilson Report does not accept paid advertising of any kind. There is never promotion of sponsored content such as webinars or white papers. Download a free sample issue at https://www.nilsonreport.com/freesample.

The Paypers
The Paypers is the Netherlands-based leading independent source of news and intelligence for professionals in the global payment community. Our products are aimed at merchants, payment services providers, processors, financial institutions, start-ups, technology vendors and payment professionals and have a special focus on all major trends and developments in payments-related industries including online and mobile payments, online/mobile banking, cards, cross-border e-commerce, e-invoicing and SEPA. We are also keen on keeping our readership informed with regard to online fraud prevention innovations and the most significant trends in the e-identity space. For more information, please contact us at editor@thepaypers.com.

InstaPay
InstaPay is a FREE market intelligence hub for financial services and payment professionals wanting to learn about the global migration to real-time banking payment systems. InstaPay publishes: all the latest global instant payments news stories, insight reports, news articles, blogs, original content and industry event details. A key feature is the InstaPay Tracker, sponsored by Icon Solutions, which reports on the global adoption of Instant Payments, this has comprehensive details of all schemes who are either live or in a development or planning phase. Those with an interest in real-time payments should join the InstaPay Community to receive a monthly news digest, quarterly newsletter and full access to all published information.

Payments & Cards Network
Payments & Cards Network is a recruitment agency specializing in fintech and payments. Our headquarters is based in Amsterdam and we also have offices in Atlanta and Singapore. With our international dedicated team of professional consultants and a large network of over 80,000 contacts in the industry, we connect you to highly skilled payment people in an efficient way. Besides, we are the proud publisher of Payments & Cards Magazine, which is one of the leading online magazines for the payments & fintech industry with a reach of 150,000 professionals, high level decision makers and c-suite executives. Company website: https://www.teampcn.com

Smart Insights
Smart Insights -by Intelling: a blog about the Secure Transactions industry.  Smart Insights covers the smart card and secure transactions industry, its businesses, its technologies, its markets as well as its technology suppliers. Smart Insights covers all the major trends in the industry, it encompasses worldwide business, standardization bodies ... Smart Insights is brought to you by Intelling, the secure transactions industry expert. Intelling proposes services in communication, strategy, marketing and market intelligence, with a strong focus on all markets relating to the secure transactions industry. More information at www.smartinsights.net and www.intelling.com

CryptoNewsZ
CryptoNewsZ is a News Publication that brings the latest news on cryptocurrencies, blockchain, ICOs, crypto exchanges, DApps, price analysis of cryptocurrencies, interviews and other prominent events for the crypto community. We aim to evolve the crypto world and help people understand each and every concept. Ours is a commercial website providing exclusive news and information with an extensive reach of users across the globe. https://www.cryptonewsz.com

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