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P20 London 2019
October 3, 2019
The annual P20 conference, which convenes business leaders, government officials and regulators from across the global payments industry, is returning to London in October 2019.
P20 is the voice of the global payments industry and applies a wealth of collective expertise to guide and implement change, with the aim of improving the industry’s effectiveness.
The annual conference highlights the importance of payments and Fintech to the world economy, with a focus on global collaboration to drive industry growth through harmonised regulatory frameworks, economic development, innovation, financial inclusion and overall cooperation.
This year, the P20 will meet to discuss ideas that can drive significant progress on behalf of businesses, society and consumers, with the vision of making payments accessible, affordable and secure for all.
The three key themes that have been established for the P20 in 2019 are:
- Regulation. Systemic confidence is a key component of economic growth and this can only be achieved by enforcing a regulatory environment that promotes fair and appropriate business practices for the benefit of all.
- Cyber Security. Reducing risk from cyber attack is critical for the global payments industry. Adequate defence requires collaboration between industry and regulators in order to establish best practices to combat threats and vulnerabilities to critical infrastructure. The development of an industry-endorsed Attack Response Plan is also essential.
- Financial Inclusion. Currently 1.7 billion people globally are unable to access to financial services. The global payments industry is committed to helping lift individuals out of poverty by promoting an accessible, affordable and secure global payment infrastructure.
This year’s event follows an inaugural conference in London in 2017 at which the former US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew delivered the Keynote Address and last year’s event in Atlanta, which attracted almost 200 global payments industry participants and achieved demonstrable progress on identity verification, open banking, and GDPR. Former British Prime Minister David Cameron headlined the Conference Dinner.
Leading this year’s event are: Duncan Sandys, Executive Director; Bruce Lowthers, Chairman; Peter Radcliffe, Conference Chairman; and Alastair Lukies CBE, Global Ambassador.
In addition to the unique and diverse experience of the executive team, the P20 Board is comprised of industry executives from American Express, ATPC, China UnionPay, Discover, Elavon, First Data, FIS, Fiserv, Hogan Lovells, Holland & Knight, InComm, JP Morgan Chase, Mastercard, Nationwide, NCR, PaySafe, RBS, The Clearing House, Visa and Worldpay.