Partners

For sponsor enquiries, please email David Roberts, Global Director of Payments, Email: droberts@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, please check: https://www.travelex.com

Business alliances:

Bottomline Technologies
Bottomline Technologies helps make complex business payments simple, smart and secure. Corporations and banks rely on Bottomline for domestic and international payments, efficient cash management, automated workflows for payment processing and bill review, and state of the art fraud detection, behavioral analytics and regulatory compliance. More information can be found here: https://www.bottomline.com/us

DANA Indonesia
DANA is a FinTech company that aims to bring in inclusive financial services to empower people for a better living. DANA aims to be one of the Pillars of Digital Economy in Indonesia by enabling the society to transact seamlessly. As a highly secured and scalable payment service platform to connect everyone based on world class technology, the company`s goal is to provide Indonesia with a trustworthy and convenient mobile payment system to cater the needs of customers, and sustainable profitable business for its stakeholders. For more information, please check: https://www.dana.id

HPS
HPS designs, develops, implements and supports a suite of multi-channel electronic payment solutions. From the outset, we created PowerCARD with the vision of offering solutions that meet our customers’ ever-growing needs for innovation and performance. Founded in 1995 by a group of consultants and experts in payment systems, HPS’ commitment for customers’ services improvement has been repeatedly attested through the achievement of ISO 9001 certification. The company currently retains more than 500 employees whose main objective is the continuous enhancement of the PowerCARD suite, the successful implementation of PowerCARD in various sites around the globe, and the delivery of innovative and cost-effective solutions that cover all the latest aspects of electronic payment. Although HPS has grown significantly over the 20 years that we have been in business, we have taken special care to preserve our focus on payment systems as our core business and maintain the company’s founders as the daily managers and business drivers. HPS has offices located in major business centres in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia, a world-class management team, and a proven reputation as one of the most powerful payments technology providers in the industry. More info can be found here: https://www.hps-worldwide.com/

Mastercard
Mastercard (NYSE: MA), www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the global payments industry. Our global payments processing network connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MastercardNews, join the discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.

PPRO
PPRO helps consumers pay with the local payment method they trust and know, wherever they are. Our partners are local payment methods and payment service providers alike, that we connect through our single payments platform, a single contract and a single integration. This enables merchants to offer their customers the widest possible range of local payment types and services in markets worldwide. And with PPRO’s broad range of payment-related services, we help all our partners grow their businesses, work efficiently and make their transactions secure.

SWIFT
SWIFT is a global member-owned cooperative and the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services. We provide our community with a platform for messaging and standards for communicating, and we offer products and services to facilitate access and integration, identification, analysis and financial crime compliance. Our messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 banking and securities organisations, market infrastructures and corporate customers in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to communicate securely and exchange standardised financial messages in a reliable way. As their trusted provider, we facilitate global and local financial flows, support trade and commerce all around the world; we relentlessly pursue operational excellence and continually seek ways to lower costs, reduce risks and eliminate operational inefficiencies. Headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT’s international governance and oversight reinforces the neutral, global character of its cooperative structure. SWIFT’s global office network ensures an active presence in all the major financial centres. For more information, please check: https://www.swift.com

YeePay
YeePay is a leading e-payment service provider and one of the fastest growing Internet companies in China, with a mission to provide better e-payment solutions and value-added financial services through technology and innovation. Founded in 2003, YeePay has been recognized as the “Best Payment Platform”, “China Internet 100 Company”, “Top 50 Innovator” and a “Red Herring 100 Asia” company. YeePay has served more than 1 million merchants since its inception. Our innovative payment services enable consumers and merchants to make and receive payments securely, conveniently and cost effectively. YeePay focuses on providing vertical payment solutions based on integrated platforms with industry specific applications and value-added services. Our customers are leading Internet and ecommerce sites as well as merchants in traditional sectors, covering verticals such as online shopping, digital contents, gaming, air & travel, telecom, insurance, education etc. Major customers include Baidu, JD, Ctrip, Huawei, China Telecom, Air China and etc. please check: https://www.yeepay.com/

Finastra
Misys and D+H have joined forces to create Finastra, the third largest Fintech company in the world. We deliver the broadest portfolio of mission critical solutions for financial institutions of all sizes, on premises or in the cloud. Trusted by more than 9,000 financial institutions, government agencies and corporations across 130 countries, our solutions accelerate growth, improve experience, optimize cost and mitigate risk. We have a diverse customer base including 48 of the world’s top 50 banks. By placing our clients’ needs at the centre of everything we do, we help them expand their services and increase value faster.

XMLdation
XMLdation is a world leader in testing for payments messaging and APIs, covering ISO 20022, SWIFT MT along with national and proprietary payments formats. We support simple user-driven testing as well as complex automated test processes : easy-to-use, manual, web browser-based testing, as well solutions that combine the best IT test automation tools with format-aware validation, simulation and test data creation. XMLdation solutions have been used by more than 25,000 users in 60 countries worldwide. We cover European and North American payments, real-time and batch, across the payments flow from Client to Bank to Scheme. Learn more at www.xmldation.com.

ACI Worldwide

ACI Worldwide, the Universal Payments (UP) company, powers electronic payments for more than 5,100 organizations around the world. More than 1,000 of the largest financial institutions and intermediaries, as well as thousands of global merchants, rely on ACI to execute $14 trillion each day in payments and securities. In addition, myriad organizations utilize our electronic bill presentment and payment services. Through our comprehensive suite of software solutions delivered on customers’ premises or through ACI’s private cloud, we provide real-time, immediate payments capabilities and enable the industry’s most complete omni-channel payments experience. To learn more about ACI, please visit www.aciworldwide.com. You can also find us on Twitter @ACI_Worldwide.



FIS
FIS is a global leader in financial services technology, with a focus on retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance, and outsourcing solutions. Through the depth and breadth of our solutions portfolio, global capabilities and domain expertise, FIS serves more than 20,000 clients in over 130 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 53,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing, financial software and banking solutions. Providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that empowers the financial world, FIS is a Fortune 500 company and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index. For more information about FIS, visit www.fisglobal.com.

Merchantrade

Merchantrade Asia is a leading home-grown Money Services Business (MSB) provider, Mobile Virtual Network operator (MVNO) and Digital Payment service provider. Our core business is centered around International Money Transfers, Foreign Currency Exchange, Digital Payments, Wholesale Banknotes and Mobile Prepaid Telecommunication services. Our notable shareholders are Celcom Axiata Berhad and Sumitomo Corporation (Japan). As a dynamic company, we have expanded by venturing further into the evolution of our services, to complement the lifestyles of those living in the digital age.

We have a driving mission to revolutionise the communications and money services business by developing innovative offerings to make connections easier, quicker and more convenient. We have a multi-currency prepaid card, Merchantrade Money, in collaboration with Visa and 3 mobile applications; Merchantrade eForex, Merchantrade eRemit & Merchantrade Money Visa Prepaid App. In addition to that, we have 84 money services branches, 2 wholesale currency hubs and more than 400 agent locations across Malaysia.

Through our established branch network, online platforms and mobile applications, we provide consumers with easy access to secure channels to conduct fund transfers, currency exchange, payments – giving them a seamless digital experience. Our services has been extended to serve not only Malaysians but also expats and businesses of any size and from various industries. Merchantrade continuously pushes the boundaries to evolve and to forge stronger connections with people around the world.

 



Protiviti
Protiviti is a global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach and unparalleled collaboration to help leaders confidently face the future. Our consulting solutions span critical business problems in technology, business process, analytics, risk, compliance, transactions and internal audit. We are committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce of professionals that share the common value of collaboration. As an organization, we believe that by teaming together, with each other, and our clients, we can see beyond the surface of changes and problems organizations face in this fast changing world to discover opportunities others might miss and face the future with greater confidence. Our more than 4,500 people serve clients through the network of Protiviti and independently owned Member Firms in more than 70 offices in over 20 countries. We have served over 60% of FORTUNE 1000® companies and 35% of FORTUNE Global 500® companies. Our people and organization have consistently been recognized by FORTUNE and Consulting Magazine as a best company to work for.

Identitii
identitii is reinventing the way that information can be enriched and exchanged securely and with certainty to create a single source of truth for payments transactions. It has pioneered the use of tokenization and distributed ledger technology to offer banks efficiency, transparency and peace of mind. Its solutions bring essential information back into the payments chain and turns compliance from a burden into a differentiating asset. Operating out of Asia, identitii has offices in Sydney, Hong and Singapore. Its in-house team and network of expert advisors offer a powerful blend of deep industry expertise and leading-edge technology knowhow.

Grab

Grab is the leading ride-hailing app in Southeast Asia. It began as a taxi-hailing app in 2012, but has extended its product platform to include private car services (GrabCar & GrabShare), motorcycle taxis (GrabBike), social carpooling (GrabHitch), last mile delivery (GrabExpress) and payment services (GrabPay). Grab focused on pioneering new commuting & payment alternatives for drivers and passengers with an emphasis on speed, safety, and reliability. Currently it offer services in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar.



Aerospike
Aerospike is a transactional analytics database that powers systems of engagement - a new class of real-time, context-driven applications that personalize the consumer experience across the Internet. Aerospike is purpose-built to support real-time, mission-critical applications for use cases for customer analytics, advertising optimization, fraud prevention, and other massive decisioning workloads. Aerospike’s clients hail from a wide variety of industries, including financial services, adtech, e-commerce, telecommunications, and retail.

IN ASSOCIATION WITH:

The SEACEN Centre
Since its inception in the early 1980s, The SEACEN Centre has established its unique regional position in serving its membership of central banks in the Asia-Pacific region through its learning programmes, research work, and networking and collaboration platforms for capability building in central banking knowledge. Over the years, SEACEN has built a wide network base, in that besides its members, the Centre has an outreach of 15 other central banks and monetary authorities which are invited for the Centre’s learning programmes, as well as 26 regional and international strategic partners with whom the Centre collaborates in the design and delivery of its programmes in central banking knowledge areas (Macroeconomic and Monetary Policy Management; Financial Stability and Supervision; and Payment and Settlement System) and Leadership and Governance.

TransferWise
TransferWise is a new kind of financial company for people and businesses that travel, live and work internationally. It’s the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders. With a simple money transfer platform and borderless accounts, it makes managing your money quick, easy and painless. Cofounded by Taavet Hinrikus and Kristo Käärmann, TransferWise launched in 2011. It is one of the world’s most successful fintech startups having raised $397m from investors such as IVP, Old Mutual, Andreessen Horowitz, Sir Richard Branson, Valar Ventures and Max Levchin of PayPal. Two million people use TransferWise to transfer over £1.5 billion every month, saving themselves over £2 million every day.

Asia Cloud Computing Association
The Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA) is a leading industry association comprising the stakeholders of the cloud computing ecosystem in Asia. The ACCA works to ensure that the interests of the cloud computing community are effectively represented in the public policy debate. Our primary mission is to accelerate the growth of the cloud market in Asia, where we promote the growth and development of cloud computing in Asia Pacific through dialogue, training, and public education. Through regular meetings, we also provide a platform for members to discuss implementation and growth strategies, share ideas, and establish policies and best practices relating to the cloud computing ecosystem. Contact us at info@asiacloudcomputing.org, and visit us online at http://www.asiacloudcomputing.org. You can also find us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/asia-cloud-computing-association/ or on twitter@accacloud

Kapronasia
Kapronasia is a leading independent research and consulting firm focused on the Asian financial services industry. We help financial institutions, technology vendors, consultancies and private equity firms understand the impact of business, technology, and regulatory issues on the banking, payments, insurance and the capital markets. Our research reports provide comprehensive, and actionable analyses of the latest market issues and trends, and our consulting services help financial institutions and technology vendors make lasting performance improvements and reach their business goals. Kapronasia’s consultants and analysts bring an unmatched level of expertise on Asia financial industry issues and trends to provide clients critical advice to help them grow their business in one of the most challenging regions in the world.

AusPayNet

Australian Payments Network is the home for collaboration and cross-industry innovation.  As the industry association, we bring together a diverse set of organisations including Australia’s leading financial institutions, major retailers, payment systems operators and technology providers.  In our role as self-regulatory body for payments, we take an inquisitive, front-footed approach to supporting the requirements of the emerging payments landscape.

AusPayNet champions the payments system.  We enable competition and innovation, promote efficiency, and control and manage risk to deliver improvements for all users of the payments system. Our network includes more than 120 members and participants and we welcome involvement from all organisations with a significant interest in payments.



Holland Fintech
Holland FinTech is an independent ecosystem that offers equal chances to all its members to do business in an ever-changing financial value chain. We provide access to knowledge, a network, investments and talent. Since 2014, Holland FinTech connects people and organizations that believe in the power of innovation in financial services, allowing consumers and businesses to profit from progress and development. We connect more than 450 members, ranging from traditional parties to innovative start-ups, spread across all product and sector boundaries. Holland FinTech is committed to stimulating diversity and accessibility of financial services and views, educating the market regarding technological opportunities (and limitations) as an important means to this end.

Women in Payments
Women in Payments is a growing global movement of women supporting women across the payments ecosystem. We connect women in the industry, at all stages of their careers. We inspire women by giving them the opportunity to hear and learn from other women experts at our networking and education events and annual symposia. We champion women through mentorship, speaking opportunities and awards recognition. To date, we have participation and support from across the payments ecosystems in Canada, the US, Australia, UK and have launched in Asia in 2019. More information can be found here: https://www.womeninpayments.org/

Media Partners:

PaymentsCompliance
PaymentsCompliance helps stakeholders in the payments industry understand the legal and regulatory landscape by providing users with real-time access to country and thematic research and reports; expert commentary and analysis, a global compliance directory covering more than 130 jurisdictions; an advanced policy tracker; and local legal insights written by expert commentators. PaymentsCompliance also boasts an eLearning solution with courses including Anti-Money Laundering and Data Protection specific to payments professionals. PaymentsCompliance provides actionable intelligence on the compliance, risk, legal, market and political developments, that clients require in order to interpret how regulatory change affects opportunities for innovation and growth. In doing so, PaymentsCompliance helps industry professionals in their strategic decision-making, regulatory and risk assessments, compliance audits and due diligence research. Find out more and register for a free 21-day trial at paymentscompliance.com

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 fintech’s 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.

Fintechnews Singapore
Fintechnews.sg provides a source of timely, deep insights and the latest local and global news about FinTech. Launched in 2015, the FinTech News Network team works very hard to deliver fintech-centric content in various content forms to an audience looking for updates on fintech events, stunning opinions about fintech from highly-reputable digital finance innovators, analysis on fintech applications from active insiders, breaking news on fintech topics and fintech market alerts. Fintechnews.sg is part of the Fintech News Network.

European Women Payments Network (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.

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

Central Bank Payment News
CBPN is dedicated to informing the worldwide central bank payments & market infrastructure community of the most relevant and timely payments issues impacting the central bank today.It’s a monthly e-publication led by CBPN Senior Editor, Brianna Erban, and VP of Payments at CR, Gonzalo Santamaria. This e-publication will contain custom content and analysis from our circle of influencers in the payments space, including Jean-Michel Godeffroy (Chairman, CBPC), Gerry Gaetz (CEO, Payments Canada), Harry Smorenberg (Chairman, Payment Summits), and Graeme Donald (Head of Payments, Lloyds Bank). CBPN will also contain exclusive interviews with leaders in central bank payments (e.g., Jacqueline Loh and Benoît Cœuré, who delivered thought-leading speeches at CBPC).

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.

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

China Banking News
China Banking News specialises in coverage of all the latest trends and developments in the Chinese finance and fintech sectors. First launched in March 2017, China Banking News endeavours to provide timely and relevant stories to its readership, as well as shed light on Chinese monetary policy and regulatory developments. Our team consists of veteran reporters and translators with extensive experience at both Chinese and Western media outlets, as well as a deep and nuanced understanding of the workings of China's financial and regulatory system. More information here: http://www.chinabankingnews.com/