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2017 BAFT Global Payments Symposium - Registration
Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 to Friday, July 21, 2017
Venue: Westin Times Square  New York, NY United States   Get Directions

Global Payments Symposium
Innovation to Commercialization
July 19 – 20, 2017
Westin Times Square
270 W 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

The BAFT Global Payments Symposium is back in New York this July – bigger and better than ever before. This is the payments conference by bankers for bankers and other payments professionals. The industry has spent the last few years discussing ideas and trends such as distributed ledger, AI, and real time payments. We are now at a point where these innovations are all becoming a reality. This year, we’ll bring these discussions to a more practical level. It’s time to get real. It’s time for innovation to commercialization.

Keynote Speakers

 William Fox
 Global Financial Crimes Compliance Senior Executive
 Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 Lester Owens
 Managing Director and Global Head of Treasury Services Operations

 Saket Sharma
 CIO of Treasury Services
 BNY Mellon

Why You Should Attend the Symposium:

  • This is a conference by bankersfor bankers.
  • The conference theme this year is innovation to commercialization.  We will showcase innovative products used in the market today (ie. IBM’s Watson and Ripple’s Interledger Protocol) and provide actionable insights.
  • Conference is specifically designed to appeal to those involved in both high value and low value payments as well as compliance, and innovation.  
  • With 150+ attendees, the conference is just the right size to have a substantive conversations with respected industry experts, counterparts, and providers without getting lost in the crowd.

  • Symposium Highlights

  • Artificial intelligence and distributed ledger technology in action: Live demos and honest conversations between providers and clients on benefits, challenges, and learnings.
  • Variety of presentation formats: A news update on hot topics in payments similar to Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update and a rapid fire Fintech showcase.
  • State of the Union: A discussion of the current state and future direction of payments by senior executives from a large multi-national bank, large US bank, European challenger bank.
  • Networking and bilateral meeting opportunities with bankers, solution providers and other attendees each day of the Symposium

    Check preliminary program for all sessions and speakers.

  • What Past Attendees Said About the Symposium

    “Perfect size to attract a manageable number of people and have quality conversations.”

    “I liked that rather than focus on the FinTech headlines it examined all aspects of the impact of FinTechs on payment solutions.”

    “There was diversity of topics in payments space - from blockchain, to regulation, to mobile payments, really interesting.“

    “I really like that you have experts in the field of payments all under one roof and in some sessions collaborating with each other. I also liked that we were able to hear directly from Swift on some of the issues concerning the Bank of Bangladesh fraud.”

    FinTech Showcase, a new twist to learn about the hottest solutions in the marketplace today. Want to present your emerging payments solution?  Click here for more details!

    Hotel Reservation

       Westin Times Square
       270 W 43rd Street
       New York, NY 10036

    Special BAFT Group Room Rate: $319 for single/double occupancy per night Room Rate and Availability Guaranteed until June 30, 2017

    Registration Information

    Register online or download and complete the registration form here. Full conference registration fees include admission to both days of the education sessions and all networking events and meals. One day rates not available. However, group rates apply for 5 or more attendees from the same institution/company registering at full conference rate at the same time. Contact to receive the special group pricing.


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