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2018 AGENDA THEMES
Money20/20 China provides exclusive access for international companies to understand the China FinTech market, connect with industry leading players and explore collaboration and business opportunities. By leveraging our global network of thought leaders and industry experts from USA, Europe and Asia, we've identified 10 themes to explore in the largest FinTech market in the world. This 3 day agenda across 7 stages will deepdive into how consumers and businesses spend, save and borrow to ultimately create the future of money.
Alternative
Lending
China's lending bubble has burst with the government's crackdown on unsecured loans and online lending companies. In response the lending market has consolidated and larger, more transparent lending companies have risen to the fore. We'll map out the deals that are being made, the new products and services that the winners are building adjacent to lending (and in some cases into broader financial services companies) to ensure survival and sustainability, and their journeys to IPO - both in China and the USA. We'll also deepdive into the new technologies and data sources that are being leveraged to build more effective credit scores - for both public initiatives and those driven by tech giants that are leveraging data from their core business and customer base to create new products.   
Bank
(R)evolution
For banks to remain relevant whilst facing disruptive business models from FinTechs, TechFins and challenger banks, they must undergo drastic transformation of culture, organizational structure and technology infrastructure. Money20/20 China will showcase best in practice examples from the most innovative banks globally to unpick methods for benchmarking innovation efforts including API platforms, developer ecosystems and ways to address regulatory challenges. Customer experience has become a key battleground for banks and nonbanks to acquire and retain customers. We will explore the opportunities and challenges for banks to co-exist with new entrants by delivering personalized experiences and the latest developments in physical and digital models to ensure a consistent experience and maintain customer loyalty.
Disruptive
Tech
Money20/20 China is dedicating an entire stage to explore the exponential rise in cutting edge technologies including the frontiers of AI such as augmented intelligence and deep learning, the latest applications of blockchain technology, developments in insurtech and the impact of quantum computing. From early stage developments in research labs, to proof of concepts and live pilots, to at scale initiatives, we will explore the upcoming and potential applications of these disruptive technologies in financial services. We'll look at the collaborations and use cases from leading FinTechs, TechFins and banks across the globe to identify the business case for technology adoption, not only for delivering new efficiencies and improvements, but for creating new sources of value (including managing identity, executing smart contracts, developing personalized and contextualized experiences, supply chain improvements and meeting regulatory requirements).
FinTech
Entrepreneurship
&Investment
Money20/20 China will bring the next generation of entrepreneurs to the stage that are set to fundamentally change the financial services and tech world. By presenting an overview of the China FinTech ecosystem, we'll highlight the most attractive FinTech categories and bring key learnings on how to scale products within China and successfully expand across borders - including the challenges presented by managing regulation and compliance within China. We'll look at the changes to the global VC market from the rise of ICOs to the position of corporate VCs both from the perspective of Chinese investment and global investment into China. We will analyze how money moves in a thriving FinTech ecosystem, how these environments have evolved and the directions they are taking.
Inclusive
Finance
Previously overlooked and seen as a particularly difficult segment to serve commercially, FinTechs and TechFins are now developing mobile services and local collaborations to reach un- and underbanked people and SMEs across China. From micro loans to insurance products to payments services using new applications of blockchain, the advancements in technology and business model innovation is enabling a host of new products and strategies for financial companies. Money20/20 China will explore the next products and services in development for reaching this segment and the best in practice initiatives to learn from.   
Next Gen Retail
&Commerce
The growth of PoS technologies, including QR codes, has been key to facilitating the record $12.7tn in mobile payments last year - both online and offline. Money20/20 China will explore the value that these technologies are providing from frictionless and secure customer experiences to new social commerce models. We'll cover emerging interoperability initiatives connecting China's mobile payments market internationally. We'll also deepdive into new sources of data that retailers, ecommerce and social platforms can collect and utilize - for personalized offers, credit scoring and supply chain finance.   
Processing, Instant
Payments&
Cross-Border
Opportunities
The growth of mobile payments transforms the way that consumers and businesses transfer value, unencumbered by legacy payment systems. Money20/20 China will explore the front end propositions that third parties are building, the rise of financial cloud technology and the opportunities for domestic and international card companies to compete by addressing the regulatory and customer behavior challenges they face. We'll also cover challenges and opportunities in cross-border payments including new commercial and collaboration models with new approaches such as blockchain based projects and open platforms.  
Regulation
&Compliance
Despite nurturing the largest FinTech market in the world, the PBOC has more recently curbed innovation efforts with strict policies towards online lending and crypto activities. Money20/20 China will give you the lowdown on China's FinTech regulation - demystifying what is to come domestically and what this means for international players. With a more cohesive regulatory framework designed to combat fraudulent activities, China's regulatory landscape could become easier for foreign companies and investors to navigate. From open banking initiatives to the legality of cryptocurrencies and from initiatives to promote financial inclusion to new measures in fraud prevention, we'll explore how some of the leading regulators around the world are facilitating innovation and driving the financial services industry to collaborate by building bridges between the industry and regulators. We'll also look at international efforts to upskill a regulator's capability to keep up with the impact and application of new technologies and business models and ultimately improve the speed and accuracy of regulatory reporting.
Risk, Cybersecurity
&Fraud
The collection, storage, use, sharing, transfer and disclosure of personal data is becoming an increasingly complex topic as cybercrime increases. Money20/20 China will explore the new technologies that have the potential to mitigate risk, security and fraud challenges across the financial services value chain. We'll also compare China's approach with global data privacy initiatives, including GDPR, and analyze issues around cross-border data flows and the balance of utilizing data for the development of advanced technologies like AI.
The Rise of
the Tech Platforms
The largest superapps in the world have arisen from China - great marketplace behemoths that offer services to cater to consumers' every day needs, integrated via a frictionless payments layer. Whether originating in social messaging, ecommerce or on-demand services, the dominant players are offering an increasing range of financial services (from mobile payments to online lending) that take advantage of their large and engaged user bases and access to complete customer data. Money20/20 China will explore the factors that have driven this exponential growth and deliver key market research and insights into their growth and acquisition strategies both within China and globally. We'll explore the implications for incumbent banks and payment companies as these platforms disrupt existing business models and the regulatory changes that might curb these platforms' growth.