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The future of payments is here.

The PAYTECH Innovation Conference brings together fintech entrepreneurs, paytech experts, thought leaders and investors, exclusively sharing their vision for the payments industry and insights on the impact of new technologies.

The Conference follows the launch of The PAYTECH Book in 2020, published by Wiley: the first crowdsourced book on payment technologies and new business models in the global payment sector.


Meet the 2020 Conference speakers




Full Professor and Chair in Financial Technology (FinTech) & Information Systems

Alliance Manchester Business School

University of Manchester 

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susanne chishti

Founder and CEO




Director General

Emerging Payments Association (EPA)

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Anthony Woolley

MD, UK Chief Innovation Officer

Société Générale

Ekaterina Safonova

Ekaterina Safonova

Director of Partnerships and Training, Technical Advisor


Anna Tsyupko

Anna Tsyupko



Marion King

Marion King

Group Director of Payments

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

Bruna Esin

Bruna Esin


Brazilian Bar Association

Julian Sawyer

Julian Sawyer

Managing Director – Europe


Andrea Dunlop

Andrea Dunlop


Emerging Payments Association (EPA)


Edoardo Volta

Vice President Business Development UK&I


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Massimo Cervesato

Director Business Development Europe


Mel Tsiaprazis

Mel Tsiaprazis

Executive Vice President, Group Chief Operating Officer

Crown Agents Bank


James Green

VP Innovation Ambassador / PM

Société Générale


Muhammad Asim

Co-Founder and Director

Arro Money and Marq Millions


Prem Barthasarathy

Managing Partner



James Burnie

Senior Associate

Eversheds Sutherland


Suresh Vaghjiani

CEO and Co-Founder

Tribe Payments

Agenda 2020

Susanne Chishti, Founder and CEO, FINTECH Circle

Edoardo Volta, Vice President Business Development UK&I, Mastercard

– Collaboration between paytech startups and established payments leaders


Tony Craddock, Director General, Emerging Payments Association

Massimo Cervesato, Director Business Development Europe, Mastercard

Andrea Dunlop, Chairwoman, Emerging Payments Association

Marion King, Group Director of Payments, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

– Modernisation and standardisation of international payments systems 
– What are the new technologies shaping the future of payments infrastructures?


Markos Zachariadis, Full Professor and Chair in Financial Technology (FinTech) & Information Systems, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester


James Green, VP Innovation Ambassador / PM, Société Générale

Julian Sawyer, Managing Director – Europe, Gemini

Mel Tsiaprazis, Executive Vice President, Group Chief Operating Officer, Crown Agents Bank

Susanne Chishti, Founder and CEO, FINTECH Circle


Susanne Chishti, Founder and CEO, FINTECH Circle


Muhammad Asim, Co-Founder and Director, Arro Money and Marq Millions

Prem Barthasarathy, Managing Partner, Pontaq

Ekaterina Safonova, Director of Partnerships and Training, Technical Advisor, Cybertonica
Anna Tsyupko, CEO, Paybase

– Central bank digital coins – are stablecoins the future or the present?
– Future of libra and other crypto-tokens
– Trends and focus of regulation in crypto-assets


Robert Courtneidge, CEO, Moorwand

Suresh Vaghjiani, CEO & Co-Founder, Tribe Payments


James Burnie, Senior Associate, Eversheds Sutherland

Bruna Esin, Lawyer, Brazilian Bar Association

Susanne Chishti, Founder and CEO, FINTECH Circle

Lead Partners 2020

Association Partners 2020

Media Partners 2020

The PAYTECH Innovation Conference2020 Highlights

What The PAYTECH Innovation attendees said

Société Générale 

Société Générale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth, aiming to be the trusted partner for its clients, committed to the positive transformations of the world.

Emerging Payments Association 

The Emerging Payments Association brings together companies across the emerging paytech spectrum to help shape the future of the payments industry landscape.


Mastercard operates the world’s fastest payment processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, retailers, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. 

Electronic Transactions Association (ETA)

ETA is payments technology. We are the hub of activity for financial institutions, networks, payments companies, FinTech and technology innovators. ETA is where the payments technology world does business, gets educated, engages in policy advocacy, and invents the future of commerce. ETA members power our economy through secure, reliable and rewarding experiences for merchants and consumers.

Financial Services Club

The Financial Services Club is a network for everyone interested in the future of money!

Fintech Finance 

Fintech Finance works with prominent executives in the industry to provide key decision-makers globally within the foremost financial services organizations with consistent and accurate intelligence on emerging trends, breakthrough technologies and stimulating developments, helping them to make informed decisions.

Financial IT 

Financial IT is a digital platform for multimedia and editorial content, rankings and overviews of major industry events. Financial IT magazine is published throughout the year in digital form, and is available in print form at major trade events through our media partnerships.

Fintech Weekly

FinTech Weekly is a diverse news service for the fintech industry. News, jobs, strategies, events…all in one place.


PAY360 is the flagship conference and exhibition of the Emerging Payments Association, bringing together attendees from across the entire payments value chain. It is a narrowcast event for the payments community, where senior decision makers meet to do business.


LATOKEN is a rapidly growing crypto exchange focusing on liquidity for new tokens. LATOKEN entered CoinmarketCap’s Top-20 in March 2019 and keeps improving the result.