Open Banking Expo’s flagship European event will return this year as an in-person gathering for the first time since 2019, with Open Banking payments platform Token as its headline partner.
The Europe-focused agenda will feature speakers from across the industry, including Marina Moretti, assistant director, financial supervision and regulation at the IMF and Patrick De Neef, chief innovation officer at De Nederlandsche Bank, who will provide the open and closing keynotes respectively.
With digital and sustainable finance featuring on this year’s agenda, other speakers confirmed are Todd Clyde, CEO of Token, Christian Schäfer, Deutsche Bank’s product management head payments, Ghela Boskovich, head of Europe at FDATA and CEO of CoGo Emma Kisby.
Adam Cox, co-founder of Open Banking Expo, said: “PSD2 and Open Banking have continued to accelerate, reshaping the European financial services ecosystem and paving the way for PSD3 and Open Finance.
“So, Open Banking Expo Europe returns to bring together those leading the Open Banking, Open Finance and Open Payments revolution to shine a light on the work of innovators, regulators and policymakers across the European ecosystem.”
The Expo was launched in 2019 in person, but had to move online in 2020 and 2021.
This year’s event will take place in Amsterdam on 29-30 September, and among the key topics set to be discussed are what an interoperable Open Finance framework might look like now that a common API standard is potentially in sight, and how innovation is forging a new path for payments experiences.
Token’s Clyde added: “As Open Banking fundamentally changes the payments landscape, all eyes of the global payments community are on Europe, which is now recognised as a pioneer in embracing Open Banking and API-centric models.
“As both European regulation and innovation continue to push account-to-account (A2A) payments into the mainstream this year, I am pleased to announce that Token.io is the headline partner of the 2022 Open Banking Expo Europe. This September, we look forward to reuniting in Amsterdam to drive new conversations and opportunities around A2A payments and the future of Open Banking and Open Finance in Europe.”