Money20/20, the world’s premier FinTech event, launches in China, the world’s biggest FinTech market

LAS VEGAS, NV (February 15, 2018)Ascential announced in Hangzhou recently the launch of its trailblazing FinTech event Money20/20 at Hangzhou International Expo Center on 14-16 November 2018. The move reflects China’s rapid ascent to become a true world leader in FinTech and global interest in Hangzhou, in particular, as a hotspot for FinTech in China.

Duncan Painter, CEO of Ascential, commented: “China has now taken the lead in the global FinTech industry. To deeply connect the Chinese and global markets, we are honoured to bring Money20/20 to China and provide a platform where China’s FinTech leaders and international innovators can connect. Leveraging Money20/20’s global resources and industry insiders in China, this new event will recruit the most notable and influential experts from China and around the globe to explore game-changing opportunities.”

Money20/20, created in 2011 by Payment entrepreneurs, is committed to bringing together industry leaders and enterprises in the Payments, Financial Services and FinTech ecosystem to explore the future of money. Born out of the US and now thriving in Europe and Asia, Money20/20 is now entering the world’s largest FinTech market – China – with the aim of building stronger connections between both China and the West and financial and technology sectors. Money20/20’s success internationally has been founded on the event’s ability to bring together the wider FinTech eco-system; enabling the traditional banking industry to connect with the cutting-edge technology industry; as well as connecting multiple FinTech stakeholders from all corners of the financial ecosystem; from established multinational organizations to start-ups, retailers, investors, analysts, regulators, media, and more.

Dan Cotton, Managing Director of Ascential Asia-Pacific, told attendees: “We are proud of Money20/20’s legacy of providing engaging and unique experiences for our delegates, and we will bring this to our event in China. We will facilitate networking between Chinese and Western companies and our content and event is designed to be interactive and collaborative.”

More than 300 Chinese and international FinTech industry leaders joined Painter at the launch. Guest speakers includedArthur Zhu, President of LianLian Pay; Raymond Qu, CEO of Geoswift; Jeff Parker, Managing Director of WorldFirst Asia-Pacific; Eric Gu, founder & CEO of Metaverse; and experts such as Dr. Ben Shenglin, Dean of Zhejiang University’s Academy of Internet Finance. The representatives from the People’s Government of Hangzhou and Xiaoshan, such as Yao Feng, Vice Mayor of Hangzhou and Sun Zhou, Deputy Warden of Xiaoshan also joined the launch event, and presented the ambitious development of Hangzhou and Xiaoshan to become a leading center of finance.

Mr. Raymond Qu said: “From America to Europe, we have participated in every event of Money20/20, which has helped our business grow. We are looking forward to Money20/20 expanding to China to further help break down barriers; create development and innovation opportunities for FinTech players worldwide. I have no doubt that Chinese FinTech companies will be able to use Money20/20 to not only show the success of the Chinese FinTech eco-system but also to build valuable local, regional and global connections, and attract further international investment.”

Money20/20 China is being widely supported by many of China’s leading FinTech organizations including; LianLian Pay, 51Credit, Academy of Internet Finance, Zhejiang University, ACI, Ant Financial, At Tokyo, Baidu Finance, Banking Circle, BTCC, Camel Financial, China Construction Bank, China Everbright Bank, Chinaccelerator,, DinPay, Geoswift, Hundsun, IDG Capital,, London & Partners, Lufax, mobi, OKcoin, Payoneer, Phoenix Finance, Rongdu Technology, SOSV, Tencent WeChat Pay, Tong Ban Jie, Tongdun Technology, UL, Union Mobile Financial, WorldFirst, Xinhehui, YingYingLiCai, CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund, Yirendai, and Zhejiang Association of Internet Finance.

Early bird tickets for Money20/20 China are now on sale at Opportunities also remains for forward-thinking sponsors and influential media partners.

About Money20/20

Founded in 2011 and acquired by Ascential plc in 2014, Money20/20 creates destination events where the most innovative people in payments, FinTech and the broader financial services industry connect. Famed for their high-impact networking, the Las Vegas (October) and Copenhagen (June) editions are widely considered unmissable by the industry they serve. The new Asian edition will debut in Singapore in March 2018.  Money20/20 is the space where the industry’s smartest visionaries and innovators come together to create the future of money. Money20/20 is an Ascential event.

About Ascential

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Therese Baggas
Marketing Director
Money20/20 Global

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