Author: PCN

Open Banking Expo expands to two days and co-locates with the Open Banking Expo Awards this October

28 July 2023, London, UKOpen Banking Expo, the award-winning event organiser for its conference series in the UK, Europe, and North America, returns to the Business Design Centre in London on 18-19 October. 

On the back of a sell-out show in 2022 – and now the only event of its kind in Europe – Open Banking Expo expands to a two-day show and will welcome more than 1,000 executives from the Open Banking, Open Finance and Open Payments community across the UK and Europe. 

This year the event culminates with the co-located Open Banking Expo Awards, which celebrates the innovators, disruptors and visionaries across the globe who have been at the forefront of the Open Banking, Open Payments, and Open Finance revolution. The shortlist will be announced mid-August.

The event attracts leaders from the UK’s banking sector, including the CMA9 and challengers, alongside fintechs, card and payments providers, business lenders and regulators. Its seven-stage content offering is poised to drive the next phase of Open Banking and Open Finance in the wake of the recent regulatory announcements, including the arrival of PSD3 and the latest JROC recommendations. 

More than 150 show-stopping speakers are featured on the 60-session agenda; all sharing insight, use cases and thought-provoking content on how Open Banking and Open Finance can enhance the financial health of consumers and businesses alike.

This year’s event introduces three new conference stages. One of them is the Retail Stage, which will welcome payments professionals from non-financial services industries as they explore how to harness Open Banking payments alongside traditional methods. In recent months retailers including Holland & Barrett, Topps Tiles, and Williams Trade have deployed Open Banking payments, and the event will seek to demonstrate the cost-benefits in doing so to a new audience. 

To support the Retail Stage, complimentary passes are available to Open Banking-curious payments professionals working for high street and omni-channel retailers, utility and telecoms providers and the gaming sector.

The Customer Vulnerability Stage launches to host bespoke content for the collections and recoveries sector; its conference sessions will explore the latest developments in collections strategies, including digital debt management, financial inclusion, tackling APP fraud and identity verification.

The third new stage is dedicated to the Women in Open Banking initiative, with incisive sessions covering critical topics including bias-free culture, entrepreneurship, and mentorship, the latest trends, and initiatives to increase females in leadership positions.

The exhibition floor has expanded to showcase more than 30 exhibitors, which includes the Innovation Zone featuring the ones to watch for Open Banking-powered solutions. Open Banking platform provider, Token.io returns for a third year running as headline partner.

Todd Clyde, Chief Executive Officer of Token.io, said: “We’re delighted to return as Headline Partner of Open Banking Expo 2023. As Token.io works with the world’s leading payment providers to make ‘Pay by Bank’ a core payment method across the UK and Europe, we’ve never been more excited to demonstrate how Open Banking is changing the fabric of the payments landscape. Entering our third year as the headliner for this event, we’re looking forward to working closely with the Open Banking Expo team to bring together all corners of the ecosystem in London this October, at what is clearly one of the most critical points for Open Banking in the UK and more widely in Europe.”


Adam Cox, Co-Founder of Open Banking Expo, said: “This year’s Confex comes at what could be the most important time in the path towards Open Finance. With the recent JROC recommendations for the next phase of Open Banking in the UK and the transition to the UK’s Open Banking future entity expected to start later this year, there is no better time to bring together the Open Banking and Open Finance community. Furthermore, the arrival of PSD3 will revolutionise Open Banking payments, so our Payments Stage is perfectly placed to ensure the industry is ready. We look forward to an expanded show so we can welcome more delegates from financial services and beyond.”

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