Upcoming Events and Conferences

Transact @ Mandalay Bay
Apr 30 – May 2 all-day




TRANSACT is the one show focused solely on the business of payments technology. Powered by Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the world’s largest payments industry trade group, TRANSACT is the place where financial institutions, networks, payments companies, FinTech and technology innovators gather to make the deals that shape the industry.

COMPLY2019 @ Tribeca 360
May 14 – May 15 all-day
COMPLY2019 @ Tribeca 360

COMPLY2019 is the largest Compliance and RegTech Conference in the U.S. bringing together the most comprehensive gathering of regulators, innovators, legal and compliance professionals and investors from across the globe. Now in its fifth year, COMPLY gathers the best and brightest in the industry for 2 days full of collaboration, insights, best practices and networking. NYPAY is a proud media partner of COMPLY2019 and wants you to join us there. Use our code NYPAY250 for $250 off the current ticket price and meet us in NYC!

WEBSITE: https://www.COMPLY2019.com/

Payments Canada Summit 2019 @ Beanfield Centre
May 14 – May 16 all-day
Payments Canada Summit 2019 @ Beanfield Centre

Join financial industry leaders, innovators and challengers at Canada’s largest payments conference. The 2019 Payments Canada SUMMIT explores a broad spectrum of issues and topics that influence the future of payments policy, products, services, and processing, with a focus on the innovations and challenges emerging in the payments ecosystem including within the risk management space. The SUMMIT is the ideal meeting point for the payments community to come together to understand the future-state of payments, and how this transformation will impact us as an industry and as individuals. Learn more: thesummit.ca

Card Forum 2019 @ Hyatt Regency New Orleans
May 21 – May 23 all-day
Card Forum 2019 @ Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Card Forum 2019 (May 21-23 in New Orleans) Card Forum is built for card and payment executives representing issuers, payment networks, merchants and retailers. Don’t miss cutting-edge insight from the industry’s most admired and innovative institutions that include Walmart, HSBC, TD Bank, Mastercard, RBC and many others.

The 2019 event features in-depth case studies and targeted networking to ensure that you’re making the most of your time away from the office and coming back with actionable strategies.

Get your ticket with promo code NYPAY to receive a $200 discount off current rates.


Questions?  Contact Ingrid Olsen at (212) 803-8456 or [email protected]

Your Money’s No Good Here: Cashless Commerce vs Financial Inclusion @ Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Your Money’s No Good Here:

Cashless Commerce vs Financial Inclusion

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
at the offices of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
1251 Avenue of the Americas, 21st floor, New York, NY 10020

There is a strong push on the part of card companies and some merchants to eliminate cash in retail, citing reduced transaction times, crime, and worker headcount. But could cashless commerce deprive millions of unbanked customers from access to food and other goods and services? States and municipalities are starting to push back with proposals to restrict cashless commerce in New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia and San Francisco.

We’ll use this latest skirmish as a starting point for a discussion on the ongoing battle for financial inclusion. What is the current status of efforts to provide financial services to the unbanked? Will mandating the acceptance of cash help or hurt these effort?

With special thanks to sponsor:



Moderated by
Andrew Lorentz, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Andrew Lorentz co-chairs DWT’s FinTech Practice. He focuses on the retail financial services sector and is particularly knowledgeable regarding mobile and other electronic payment systems. He has extensive experience in both the regulatory and commercial issues in retail payments and his clients include major banks and non-depository financial institutions, global technology companies, wireless carriers, e-commerce companies, and international retailers. Andy also has extensive experience with a wide variety of other transactions and regulatory matters both in the United States and abroad. He is a frequent speaker on a range of topics related to FinTech at numerous industry events.


The Panelists

Leon Perlman

Leon Perlman

Founder and head of the Digital Financial Services Observatory, at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, Columbia University

Dr. Leon Perlman is the founder and head of the Digital Financial Services Observatory, at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information at Columbia Business School. The DFSO explores the policy, regulatory, technical, disruptive and commercial aspects of DFS, emerging payments, big data, and blockchain technologies. It is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

A former scientist and successful entrepreneur, he has been in the telecommunications, payments and micro-payments industry for over 25 years. He currently heads the blockchain and infrastructure security workgroups for the new Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI). His expertise as a consultant and researcher extends to payments, anti-money laundering national payment systems, de-risking, risk frameworks, telecommunications, cyber-security, and blockchain technologies.

He concentrates on commercial, technical, policy, legal and regulatory aspects of these ecosystems and issues. He has consulted widely on financial inclusion and regulatory solutions to central banks, DFS service providers, payment service providers, MNOs, regulators, the World Bank, CGAP, GIZ, ITU, USAID, UNCDF,EIB, IFC and many philanthropic organizations. His experience spans over 30 developed and developing markets.

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