Day 1

2nd October 2019

9:00 - 9:15

Welcome Message by IAMTN

9:15 - 10:00

Keynote Speaker presentation


10:00 - 11:00

MTO Panel Session

The money transfer industry is witnessing rapid growth in innovations across the value chain, thus making it more fragmented. Digital banking payment services providers in the form of fintech start-ups have caused disruption in the banking and payments landscape. In this session we will discuss how MTOs need to evolve to be able to truly grasp the opportunities presented by the changes in technology while contending with potential new disruptive models and other challenges. What are the trends in the payment industry that are expected to drive the dynamics of the remittance ecosystem?


Xpress Money


Ria Money Transfer

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:15

Digital innovation and Fintech

In this session we will discuss how, through creative and innovative digital products, fintech is developing in Saudi Arabia and the role which STC Pay has in this development. 


12:15 - 13:00


Stablecoins: relevance for cross-border payments and remittances. 

Since the beginning of 2017, over 100 stablecoin projects have been announced, with 2019/2020 shaping up to be the biggest year of new stablecoins coming live. But what are stablecoins, how do these projects differentiate from each other and what are the most relevant use cases? 

A secure and stable decentralised system could potentially benefit everything from cross-border lending to financial planning. What is the relevance of stablecoin projects in the global remittance ecosystem? Can stablecoins help the cross-border payments industry take the next step?


13:00 - 14:30


14:30 - 15:15

Cross border payment revolution in Africa

In this session we will discuss the role of cross-border payment in the fintech ecosystem(s) in Africa

MFS Africa

15:15 - 16:00

Trends in cross border payments

The big global trends in the cross-border payments market:

M&A Strategies and major deals 

Valuation trends in the sector and the recent IPOs

How Facebook Libra and Calibra will impact the sector

How speed is becoming as important as price

The big differences that remain on pricing

The impact of the big neobanks (Revolut, Monzo, N26) 

How Visa and MasterCard are developing their cross-border payments strategies

FXC Intelligence Ltd

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:00

Postal Financial Services

Promoting financial inclusion through Eurogiro supermarket.

Inpay A/S


Close Day 1

18:00 - 21:00

Network Reception

Network reception sponsored by

Merchantrade Asia

Day 2

3rd October 2019

9:00 - 9:15

Welcome Message by IAMTN

9:15 - 10:00

Keynote Speaker presentation


10:00 - 10:30

Fireside with Ripple

Is Ripple the future of international money transfers?


10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30

Remittance Data

During this session, Dilip Ratha will discuss on global trends in remittance flows, how to increase and leverage these flows for economic development.

The world Bank

11:30 - 12:00

Open Banking

As envisaged, the new regime will allow up-and-coming challenger banks and fintech businesses to compete on a more or less level playing field with existing financial services giants. It has the potential to alter radically the way that people interact with their finances and with financial services providers. What should be ‘best practice’ in open banking?

This sessions will cover:·       

·       The new regulatory environment
·       Relative progress of the UK in open banking
·       The bank/fintech interface
·       Who controls payments?
·       The European experience
·       The impact of GDPR on open banking: opportunity or threat?
·       The balance between fostering innovation and consumer protection
·       Will open banking do enough for the financially vulnerable?

Regulatory Expert 

12:00 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:00


Wallets and the next game-changer in the payments industry.

Currency Cloud

14:00 - 15:00

Latest update by FATF

In this session we will discuss how FATF rules support the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing. We will cover the de-risking agenda and the outcomes from FATF’s country evaluations, and also look forward at what might happen at the level of international standards in the next year or two.


US Treasury

15:00 - 15:30

From an investor point of view

During the session we will focus on: Are the disruptive international money transfer companies the hottest start-ups for investors? How is the whole remittance industry overview from an investor side considering all the different models? How has the increase in technology affected the valuation between the traditional model and the pure online players in remittances? What are the factors that can impact a valuation?  

Apis Partners LLP 

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:30

Card Platform


16:30 - 17:00

Regulation Panel Session

In this session we will discuss the latest regulatory updates, covering from PSD2, Data Protection and Brexit


National Bank of Belgium

De Nederlandsche Bank NV



Close Day 2