Payment Realities: Today and Beyond

Many of the innovations anticipated for years are now commercialized and in production. Additional functionality from these payment innovations are in progress and expected to be implemented soon.

At the BAFT Global Payments Symposium, join payments professionals and subject matter experts as we discuss these current wave of innovation, and look ahead into what the next big payment transformation lurking in the horizon might be.

Fireside Chat On the State of the Industry: Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Karen Webster
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Javier Perez-Tasso
  • Chief Executive Americas & UK
  • A Visionary Forum: Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Peter Hazou
  • Director, Industry Solutions
  • Microsoft
  • Jeff Hindle
  • Managing Director
  • MaRS Fintech
  • George Doolittle
  • EVP, Head of Global Payments
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Rajesh Venkatraman
  • Director, WW Payments Sales
  • IBM
  • Closing Keynote Speaker: Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Rick Leander
  • Former Chief Strategy Officer, The Clearing House
  • Co-Founder and Development Director, Understood Connections
  • “Balanced agenda across different topics facing the payments industry today presented from diverse perspectives - banks, non-bank fintechs, regulators, market infrastructures. Good networking opportunities.”
    “The topics covered were very interesting and relevant to what's currently going on in the payments and financial services marketplace.”
    “Great content that is relevant to today's payment landscape. Great speakers with an element of fun in their presentations - good stage presence. Great networking opportunities with a good mix of attendees.”
    “This year's BAFT payment symposium is the best I had so far! Topics and speakers well selected! Very informative and relevant!”
    Hotel Information
  • New York Marriott Downtown
  • 85 West Street at Albany Street
  • New York, NY 10005
  • Phone | +1 212 385-4900
  • Book your hotel online or call the number above by June 25, 2018 to avail of the special block of rooms reserved for conference attendees. Please mention “BAFT Global Payment Symposium” to receive the special rate. *Confirm deposit and cancelation information directly with hotel when making your reservation.
    Register Today to the Global Payment Symposium!
  • Three ways to register
  • 1. Phone: Call (202) 663-5377
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  • 3. Online: Click the button below
  • Registration typeEarly Bird
    June 1 June 8
    After Early Bird
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    *Registration fee is in US dollars.
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    BAFT members receive USD$100 discount off each member registration of 5 or more, received from the same institution at the same time. Please contact to receive your special group rate form. Non-members and discounted registration, including speakers, sponsors, planning committee, do not qualify for the group rate.