Best Upcoming Payments Conferences and events for 2019 around the world

The 2019 calendar is packed with exciting payments conferences, summits, exhibitions and special payments events. These events are vital for payments professionals who want to stay one-step-ahead. At any one of these payments events you’ll gain invaluable knowledge; find solutions to present and future business issues and have the opportunity to network with your peers and leading movers-and-shakers in the payment industry.

Here is just a small sample of the payment conferences, payment summits and payment exhibitions scheduled for 2019 in locations across the globe.

MPE Berlin Conference

This is the largest European payment acceptance conference and exhibition. The Merchant Payments Ecosystem conference will present 135 expert speakers; more than 90 presentations and case studies; 50+ sessions on a wide range of topics and four tracks connecting supply and demand. Attendees will be able to network with their industry peers most of whom are decision makers and leaders in the industry. Participants will arrive from 45+ countries with the majority of attendees from Western Europe. There will be 70+ exhibitors including solution providers; acquirers and PSPs; merchants; industry experts; processors; MNOs and regulators. Subjects covered will be European card acquisition; POS; mobile payments; on land and online transactions and much more.The event includes the MPE 2019 awards ceremony where achievement awards will be given to top companies and individuals in the European merchant payments ecosystem.

Organizer: MPE

Date: February 19-21, 2019

Location: Berlin, Germany

PayExpo Europe 2019

This is one of Europe’s top payments events and the UK’s largest payments event. Here leaders in the industry can discuss the future of payments and form lasting partnerships. Learn about the very latest payments innovations and how technology is making payments easier, faster and more secure. The event is attended by MNOs, gaming operators, gaming licenses, investor, service providers, startups and more. The conference will have over 150 speakers and cover topics like evolving banking, gaming payments, market regulation and security, connected commerce and card payment alternatives. Discussion panels and workshops will follow each speaker. More than 70 exhibitors will present their products and services. More information for business bank account in Europe

Organizer: Clarion Gaming

Date: October 2019

Location: London, UK

Payments Summit 2019

All aspects of payments are covered at this premier event including EMV chip technology; transit payments; NF; open transit systems; mobile wallets; FinTech and more. You can expect keynote speakers; networking events; forum meetings and more. This event brings together the Secure Technology Alliance and U.S. Payments Forum for the second time. For card and payments professionals the U.S. Forum All-Member Meeting is one of the most comprehensive gatherings of industry leaders and game changers you will ever experience. Discover the new wave of payments solutions which are making payments more secure, faster and more convenient.

Organizer: Secure Technology Alliance and U.S. Payments Forum

Date: March 11-14, 2019

Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA

MoneyLive Spring 2019

This summit features two main payments events 2019 – MoneyLIVE: Retail Banking Europe and MoneyLIVE: Cards & Payments. All aspects of the retail banking and payments industry will be covered. There will be over 300 attendees representing over 150 companies from more than 40 countries. Attendees will benefit from a pass giving them access to both conferences. With participants from Europe’s largest retail banks; neobanks; card scheme companies and payments providers the networking opportunities will be phenomenal. Get insights on subjects like PSD2, customer experience, artificial intelligence, SEPA and authentication from a diverse collection of expert speakers.

Organizer: Marketforce Business Media Ltd.

Date: March 11-13, 2019

Location: Madrid, Spain

FT Africa Payments Innovation: Powering Africa’s Future

This payment industry conferences 2019 focuses on the payments and financial sector in Africa. The summit will examine the opportunities and challenges of Africa’s growing market and how payments innovations can meet the needs of future generations in Africa. It brings together industry leaders and professionals from a wide range of areas including government, retail, telecoms, FinTech and payments solutions. Attendees will be able to discuss the issues specifically related to finance in Africa and the unique challenges on the Dark Continent including cross-border interoperations; Africa’s continued development; KYC processes; OEMs; mobile services; the influence of free-trade agreements on the financial industry and regulation.

Organizer: Financial Times Live

Date: March 27, 2019

Where: Nairobi, Kenya

Seamless Middle East

The Seamless event is dedicated to payments, FinTech, ID, eCommerce and retail. The event will present 400+ speakers; an exhibition area featuring 350+ exhibitors; 8 conferences and over 250 sessions. Approximately 10,000 attendees are expected to make the trip to Dubai for this event. Seamless Middle East 2019 will offer separate conference agendas for the world of eCommerce; ID; retail; FinTech and the payments industry. The exhibition is a shared free-to-attend event where you can meet the region’s leading technology providers and providers from across the globe. Among exhibitors you will find products and solutions for mobile payments; POS; self-service; digital marketing; omnichannel retailing; inventory management and more. Payments professionals will be exposed to the diverse payments eco-system and get to discuss and learn about industry challenges, opportunities and alternative payment strategies.

Organizer: Terrapinn

Date: April 10-11, 2019

Location: Dubai, UAE

Blockchain Life 2019

Blockchain Life 2019 is one of the biggest and most important forum on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies in the world.
The 3rd International Forum brings together more than 5000 attendees: owners and top managers of crypto exchanges, funds and investors, crypto traders and analysts, blockchain projects and start-ups, business owners and crypto enthusiasts. Over 80 world speakers perform during 2-days forum in a most innovative city – Singapore.
Top speakers of the «Blockchain Life» forums were: Roger Ver (founder, Jason Hu (WBO), Miko Matsumura (Evercoin) and other industry professionals. The venue for Blockchain Life 2019 Asia is world’s leading hotel Marina Bay Sands.

Organizer: Listing.Help

Date: 23-24 april, 2019

Location: Singapore


Are payments events just not practical enough for you? 
Join us for the second annual PAYMENTSfn conference in Durham, NC, April 16-18, 2019.  This is the only conference built for technical payments professionals. We designed this event so engineers, product pros, and others that build and work with payments technology can learn from – and connect with – industry peers. You’ll immerse in practical real-world sessions from colleagues that live in payments technology.
  • Learn from experts like you in these real-world keynotes and talks. Sessions are selected for their technical, practical focus. 
  • During the optional ‘Spreedly Day’, get hands-on as Spreedly engineers and customers detail how they implemented credit card vaulting, integrations with multiple endpoints and gateways, and more.
  • Plus, you’ll have plenty of networking time to connect with your peers.


Date:  April 16-18, 2019

Location: Durham, NC, US

Smarter, Faster, Payments 2019

This trade show focuses on electronic payments in financial institutions, businesses and government agencies. At this payments event you can get insights and forecasts from regulatory advisors, legal experts and agencies about the issues facing the payment industry. There will be more than 100 sessions divided into a range of workshops. Experts will discuss issues facing every aspect of the payments market. At the exhibition payments providers will present their products to attendees. There will be over 100 exhibitors including APIs, compliance guidance and AL solutions. Get clarity about the latest developments in the industry and discover strategies to use in your business. Up to 1,000 attendees are expected

Organizer: NACHA Electronic Payments Association

Date: May 5-8, 2019

Location: Orlando, FL, USA

FinovateSpring 2019

This banking and payments summit at 2019 tackles topics like payment solution strategies, innovations in the payments industry, FinTech collaborations and technologies to improve your payments business. The summit is geared towards businesses of all sizes and will present expert speakers from a wide range of fields. As a banking technology research company the organizer of this summit, Finovate will offer participants the opportunity to greatly increase their knowledge of the latest advances in the industry. Finovate holds summits in the fall and spring, each time with a new agenda and venue. Participation can expect interactive discussion panel; presentations; workshops and networking opportunities.

Organizer: Finovate

Date: May 8-10, 2019

Locations: San Francisco, CA, USA

The 2019 Summit

This is Canada’s largest payments conference in 2019 geared towards the transformation of the payments ecosystem. The event presents industry leaders who will discuss the most pressing issues of the payment industry today and in the future. The mobile payments conference 2019 takes an in-depth look at the payment industry in relation to a wide range of areas including artificial intelligence; Blockchain; regulation compliance; consumer protection; Cryptocurrencies; ISO20022 and Cyber security among others. The organizers recognize the current changes in the payments industry and provide a platform for the payments community to discuss and better understand current and future transformations of the payments infrastructure. You can expect powerful speakers; breakouts; conference presentations and over 1,800 delegates.

Organizer: Payments Canada

Date: May 14-16, 2019

Locations: Toronto, Canada

Money 20/20

This top payments event is attended annually by over 6,000 professionals from the financial industry. More than 2,000 companies are represented from about 82 countries. The event brings together leaders in FinTech; financial services and the entire paymentssector. More than 85 hours of content will be presented on multiple stages by almost 500 speakers. The main focus is on the European market and regional insights. The event offers attendees access to the latest startups and entrepreneurs as well as well-established giants of the financial industry. There will be product launches; industry announcements and innovative presentations. 30% of those attending are from the payments industry while another 30% are technology, payments and banking services businesses.

Organizer: Money 20/20

Date: June 3-5, 2019

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

International Banking Innovation Forum 2019 

This year we are putting together our International Banking Innovation Forum on the 13th and 14th of June in Vienna, Austria 2019 with industry experts focusing on Payment Innovations and the New EU Regulations and its impact on the Payment.

We will discuss topics such as AI and Banking ,Open Banking ,Digital Banking ,Latest trends the Banking Industry ,Best Practices on Delivering an Innovative Customer Experience ,PSD2, Fintech vs Banks ,Mobile Banking ,Blockchain Technology ,Instant Payment ,Retail Banking, Digital Banking and many important topics that are of high interest to payment professionals.

The event will include two full day of case studies, presentation with Open Panel Discussion and highly interactive Q+A Sessions to give everyone the opportunity to get involved. Early Bird is now officially open with the opportunity of group discounts up to 30% OFF so please contact us directly at [email protected] to book your seats.

Date: June 13-14, 2019

Location: Viena, Austria

Mobile Payments Conference

Leading professionals in the mobile payments industry will be attending this conference and exhibition and have the opportunity to hear about 70 expert speakers. The focus of this event is industry-specific and aims to bring clarity to the world of mobile technology and payments. Emerging and future trends in digital technology will be examined. Attendees will be able to learn from training sessions; network with their peers and world class experts in the Cybersecurity, mobile payments and FinTech industries.

Organizer: MPA Inc.

Date: August, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL, USA

Sibos 2019 London

Sibos is a global financial services conference and exhibition organized by SWIFT. The annual event brings together more than 8,000 industry leaders, decision makers and financial industry professionals. Since its initiation in 1978 Sibos has grown to be one of the primary forums for the financial community to network, debate and discover innovative payment methods, cash management, business strategy, securities and platforms. The event includes hundreds of speakers; conference workshops and an exhibition floor of about 200 exhibitors.

Organizer: SWIFT

Date: September 23-26, 2019

Location: London, UK

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