MWC23 Barcelona – FinTech Summit

MWC23 Barcelona – FinTech Summit

Start: Tuesday 28 February 2023

End: Tuesday 28 February 2023

Venue: Industry City, Hall 4

Location: Fira Gran Via, Barcelona

Whats On About MWC23 Barcelona Attend

MWC Barcelona is the largest and most influential event for the connectivity ecosystem. Whether you’re a global mobile operator, device manufacturer, technology provider, vendor, content owner, or are simply interested in the future of tech, you need to be here.

Why? Because it’s the one time of year where everyone who’s anyone comes together under one roof. Tens of thousands of senior executives from the top global companies, international governments and trailblazing tech businesses converge at MWC Barcelona to make decisions.

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Our Sessions 

Fighting Back Against Financial Crime

Time: 10:45 – 11:30

Commerce is using increasingly sophisticated technology to fight fraud whilst also enhancing UX, reducing friction and driving conversion rates. Biometric authentication, including the use of selfies, is rapidly growing as the accuracy of AI improves KYC at onboarding, powering digital adoption. New insights are sought to help protect everyday transactions. The mobile eco-system is at the heart of this through secure, trusted, and convenient identity solutions deployed via API’s, unlocking access to key insights.

Despite this, there is a growing trend of fraudsters now deploying social engineering scams as an attack vector. This session will explore how increased collaboration between key stakeholders across the eco-system has enabled the development of innovative solutions to increase security and enhance user experience enabling digital transformation.

Payments – Driving Digital Transformation

Time: 11:45 – 12:30

Recent years has seen an explosion in mobile wallet-based payment solutions offering real convenience to consumers, with a number developing into super apps. Digital currencies create a real threat of disintermediation and new regulation such as Open Banking is increasing competition. There has been huge disruption in e-commerce and point-of-sale (pos) payments with new value propositions delivering seamless experiences and displacing cash.BNPL is starting to gain momentum, remittances continue to grow and real time payments are accelerating.

In this session, industry experts will review the key developments and discuss how payments have become the beating heart of digital transformation.

The Rise of Fintech Disruption

Time: 13:45 – 14:30

Cloud, AI, new platform models leveraging api’s, and regulation, are all powering competition, reducing market entry costs and enabling  innovative fintech  propositions to launch and scale rapidly. This includes many mobile operators have been successful at combining  new capabilities with existing assets to create disruptive solutions in the financial services vertical, driving substantial new value pools for shareholders.

Fintech has enabled  the emergence of new, digital only, propositions and allowed incumbents to harness fintech to transform their businesses and drive growth strategies. Whole new categories such as Insure-Tech have been created building embedded insurance solutions and enabling enterprises to create new revenue streams. Micro-lending outside traditional banking channels is growing rapidly. In our focus on disruption, we will examine case studies of how fintech is enabling the creation of powerful, disruptive solutions that are redefining the market.

Powering Innovation

Time: 14:45 – 15:30

Partnering is enabling the rapid design, development and launch of new products. Much of the technical solution can now be delivered by partners, reducing financial risk, increasing speed to market and allowing focus on the core proposition. Blockchain technology has enabled the rapid development of new fintech solutions driving engagement and adoption. With more than 100 central banks exploring CBDCs (IMF) there is real momentum. Mobile is at the heart of this innovation focus.

Join us for the final session of the FinTech Summit as we explore how fintech leaders are driving exciting innovations, quickly capturing value from market opportunities they see.



Industry City Fintech Drinks Reception

Join us at the Industry City Lounge from 17:45- 18:45 for the FinTech Drinks Reception to celebrate the day with summit speakers, colleagues, old and new friends. This networking event is available to all pass types.