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23 Nov 2015

Money20/20, the “hottest event in payments”, welcomes record numbers in its fourth year in Las Vegas

i2i Events Group is pleased to announce another record breaking year for Money20/20, the world's largest and most relevant event for innovators in the payments and financial services sector, which was acquired by i2i in 2014.

The fourth edition, which Mintel said was the “hottest event in paymentsâ€', was held at The Venetian in Las Vegas at the end of October and welcomed more than 10,400 attendees, an increase of 37% year on year, and saw a 28% increase in sponsors and exhibitors.  Attendees included more than 1,000 CEOs from some 3,000 companies and 75 countries, as well as over 550 speakers.

Since its launch in 2012, Money20/20 has experienced sustained and impressive growth of more than 500%, and become the world's premier FinTech event, where CEOs, founders, developers, venture capitalists and start-ups meet at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.

The 2015 edition featured a world-class line up of speakers including Vinod Khosla, Founder Khosla Ventures; Patrick Collison, CEO and Co-Founder Stripe; Robert Greifeld, CEO NASDAQ; Gordon Smith, CEO Consumer & Community Banking Chase and other senior representatives from PayPal, Google, Facebook, Citigroup, Visa and Mastercard, to name but a few.  High profile exhibitors included Accenture, Cisco, Deloitte, HSBC and Samsung Pay.

As announced earlier this year, the first Money20/20 Europe event will take place in Copenhagen in April 2016.  Focusing on the opportunities and challenges faced by the European payments and financial services industry, and identifying the new and disruptive ways in which consumers and business manage, spend and borrow money, Money20/20 Europe has already confirmed over 200 speakers across its Keynote stage and 5 track sessions.  Speakers include Martin Blessing, Chairman Commerzbank; Brian Cassin, CEO Experian; Paul Galant, CEO Verifone and senior executives from Amazon, Visa Europe, BBVA, Société Générale and the European Banking Federation.

Anil D. Aggarwal, Founder & Chairman Money20/20 comments, “The 2015 edition of Money20/20 has maintained the momentum of our incredible growth over the last few years, as the industry continues to consolidate around the event.  Once again we have brought together the best minds from the greatest number of leading FinTech companies, and we have delivered the most engaging and incisive content available to the sector.â€'

Mark Shashoua, CEO i2i Events Group, says, “I am delighted to see that Money20/20 is going from strength to strength since it became part of the i2i portfolio.  As the leading name in a high growth sector, I am confident that it will continue to set the standards for the FinTech industry, delivering the most senior audience from every key sector and size of organisation across a wide geography.  Money20/20 Europe looks set to emulate this success and deliver a new and world-class experience for innovators in the European market.â€'

In 2015 Money20/20 was awarded the AEO Award for the Best Overseas Trade Show/Exhibition, the Conference Award for the Best Large Scale Event/Congress and was a finalist in the Best American Conference category at the Conference Awards.


Notes to Editors

Source reference: “Money20/20 Day 1: Everyone Wants a Piece of the Payments Pieâ€' by Andrew Davidson on October 26th, 2015, Mintel