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Conference connection: Highlights from Sibos 2021 and Money 20/20

This fall, the Federal Reserve participated in Sibos 2021 (Off-site) and Money 20/20 (Off-site). As top financial services events, both conferences offered insights on recent industry developments and opportunities to collaborate in moving payments into the future.

Sibos 2021

The Sibos conference was again held virtually this year. More than 250 speakers addressed major and emerging issues across the financial ecosystem for an audience of over 19,000 global business leaders.

Mark Gould, chief payments executive of the Federal Reserve Banks, joined the global payments conversation in an interview (Off-site) in which he discussed the important lessons the industry should learn from the pandemic. Gould spoke to findings from a recent Federal Reserve survey that found three out of four U.S. businesses consider it important to offer faster payments by 2023.

Money 20/20

One of fintech’s biggest shows convened in Las Vegas this year, where over 7,500 attendees heard from global leaders, tech giants and startups on what’s next in fintech. The Money 20/20 agenda included dynamic speakers, innovators and disruptors to inspire and drive change in the future of money.

Connie Theien, senior vice president and director of payments industry relations at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, participated in the panel conversation “The Changing Workforce: Instant Payments and Payroll’s Future.” Along with industry stakeholders, she discussed ways instant payments could reshape paychecks.

ACTION ITEM: Check out the Industry Events page for more information on upcoming events throughout the year.

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