Overview: What to expect at Money20-20 USA 2018
Money20/20 USA is regarded as one of the most important days on the payments industry’s calendar. From start to finish, this Vegas event facilitates thousands of meetings, enables the right connections and delivers ground-breaking disruptions across the industry. It truly is an event not to be missed. If you’ve never attended, this short blog will give you a rough idea about what to expect this year.
From Oct. 21-24, more than 11,500 attendees from the entire payments, FinTech world will come together to discuss and create the future of money.
Here’s a glimpse of what Money20/20 2018 has to offer:
The Payments Race
The Payments Race is one of the most exciting elements of Money 20/20! Following successful races across the globe the race is preparing to take on the USA again. From October 18 to 23, 5 social influencers will embark on a race from the Money20/20 offices in New York to Las Vegas and each racer is only allowed to use one form of payment for the entire journey.
How do they win the race? During the competition, the racers will be awarded a series of points, so it's not just a case of "who can get on a flight the fastest”. There are nine challenges along the way, although optional, winning challenges mean winning points, which helps at the end – whether the competitor crosses the finish line in first place or last. At the end, wins who has more points.
Racers are accompanied by a cameraman filming their adventures and live streaming content across social media. As an attendee, you can join racers at the main stage at Money 20/20, where they’ll join a panel to talk about their experience.
We're pleased to sponsor this year's Payments Race and the racer, Brittany Cooper! She’ll be using cards as a payment method and we’re excited to support her! We also have our very own Worldpay racer, Renee Howard, she’ll be using checks to pay for everything throughout her journey. Be sure to support their adventure:
- Twitter: @PenniesToPearls
- Hashtag to use: #TeamCard, #M2020Race and #PaymentsRace
- Twitter: @reneedoeschecks
- LinkedIn Profile: Renee Howard.
- Hashtags to use: #TeamCheck, #M2020Race and #PaymentsRace
Worldpay’s Innovation Area: Booth #1531
In addition to our traditional booth, Worldpay is bringing more technology to the trade show floor. Our booth will have an innovation area, focusing on our cutting-edge payment technology – like Drone Pay and much, much more. Make sure to check this out so you can stay ahead of the curve!
Money 20/20 is also a great place to sit down with our payments experts, so you can learn more about how we can help your business. Whether you’re looking to sell more in existing markets or expand into new ones, make sure you come and talk with us.
With more than 450 speakers, 100 hours of content and nine stages, Money 20/20’s agenda will once again be chock full of great speakers. So much so that checking the agenda is mandatory if you want to make the most of it.
On top of having Akon and Sir Richard Branson as keynote speakers, our Worldpay experts will be there to give you insights about the future of payments.
Our very own chief operating officer, Mark Heimbouch, will be joining hosts Sam Maule, Simon Taylor and Sarah Kocianski from 11:FS and other payments guests for the exclusive Fintech Insider podcast recording… in front of a live audience on Oct. 23. They will be taking an irreverent and uncensored look at the biggest stories of the last week from Money20/20 USA and around the world.
You’ll gain insights and learnings from the industry’s strongest minds – from leaders of Fortune 500 brands to disruptive startups. Gain inspiration and thought leadership that will help shape both your business and the future of money as a whole.
We can’t wait to see you there!