Money20/20 Europe which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark between the 4th and 7th of April 2016 was an event that left an imprint in the mind of all who attended and has set the bar for every other conference in the future to attain too. If you missed out don’t worry as the revolution that took Europe by storm is on course to continue in Las Vegas this October.
The city of Copenhagen was a perfect setting with first class transport facilities, the Bella Centre venue was laid out and designed to perfection, the line-up of speakers and exhibitions was second to none and the atmosphere was absolutely explosive.
There were over 3,700 attendees coming from 72 countries of which 489 were CEOs and Founders with 422 speakers and 1466 companies represented.
Food, drinks and entertainment were available throughout from morning to night with even a free ice cream van, pick n mix stand, VR, games and a rest room to relax or just catch a nap and of course there was a live set from one of my favourite groups Rudimental on the opening night.
It was a great environment to finally meet up with those I’d spoken to online in the bitcoin and blockchain industry for years, make new connections but most of all because of the varied selection of companies and speakers represented, the insight gained into the future direction of the many angles of the FinTech industry was invaluable.
The revolution that began in Copenhagen is set to continue this year with Money20/20 which is being held at The Palazzo and Sands Convention Centre in The Venetian Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on October 23-26, 2016.
Money20/20 describes itself as the world's biggest, boldest and best event covering payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.
The organisers of the Las Vegas event are expecting 10,000+ attendees, including more than 1,000 CEOs, from 3,000 companies and 75 countries at their 2016 U.S. event and state; Money20/20 is critical to realizing the vision of disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.
Since the inaugural event in 2012 it has had incredible growth with attendance being a catalyst for countless partnerships, investments and initiatives leading to trillions of dollars in value.
Judging from the aftermath of taking Europe by storm, it would seem that anyone involved in the global revolution that is the FinTech industry should definitely have this Las Vegas event marked down on their calendar.