Anthemis to Run Innovation Playground at UK's Largest Cards and Payments Expo

London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) April 19, 2013 -- Clarion Events Ltd today confirmed a partnership with Anthemis group, the leading digitally native company focused on re-inventing financial services through technology for the Information Age. This collaboration sees them act as Financial Innovation Partner at the groundbreaking event, PayExpo. As part of the agreement, Anthemis will hold the Innovation Playground for Financial Services on site at the event, on the 18th of June, welcoming over 200 senior executives from both the incumbent financial services institutions including banks and payment companies and cutting edge fin-tech start-ups, to discuss a number of themes and trends in spaces ranging from remittances, Big Data to financial inclusion.

Taking place at the ExCeL centre, London, on June 18-19, PayExpo will host over 2000 attendees from financial institutions, mobile networks, government authorities, merchants, transport operators, gaming operators and technology providers. In addition to the partnership with Anthemis, PayExpo is also supported by Founding Partner, MasterCard and Mobile Operator Partner, EE.

"As cards and payments products transition from traditional models towards new channels including mobile, contactless cards, prepaid and ecommerce, a new generation of pioneer will drive change and growth in the market. Through their work advising and investing in innovative financial services providers, Anthemis are the perfect partner to ensure that PayExpo is as future-focused as it can be" says Event Founder Steve Clarke.

PayExpo includes three conferences covering the worlds of Mobile Money, Prepaid, and Advanced Payments, a series of case study driven seminar session, the Innovation Playground run by Anthemis, as well as a large scale exhibition showcasing the technologies and services that will underpin the transition toward a cashless society.

"We are delighted to partner with Clarion to bring the Anthemis' "Innovation Playground" to PayExpo. We believe it is critically important to engage at every level of our industry in the search for continuous improvement of products, services and business models. By creating an environment that looks to inspire creative thought and discussion we aim to facilitate innovation across the financial services spectrum, both from a start up and an incumbent perspective", says Michael Rolph, Director, Anthemis Group.

"PayExpo is the perfect place for any cards and payments professionals who are considering launching, developing or expanding their service offerings" says Clarke. "Not only does it feature the technologies that will transform payments products, it provides our audience with a series of case studies that will define best practice deployment and customer engagement strategies".

Event dates: 18-19 June
Location: ExCeL, London
Event website: []
For more information:
Marketing Director: Verity Gibbons
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7 384 7912

Last year alone, Clarion Events Ltd ran c.160 exhibitions, conferences, awards ceremonies and seated events across Europe, North and South America, Africa, Middle East, Russia and Asia.

Clarion Events Ltd are known worldwide for their in-depth, expertly researched events. A global business-to-business event organiser with over 500 staff in offices in the UK, Netherlands, Germany, USA, South Africa, Brazil, UAE and Singapore, Clarion are committed to providing actionable intelligence which enables customers to solve their most pressing challenges.

About Anthemis: Anthemis Group is
a young, dynamic growth company focused on re-inventing
financial services for the 21st century. We are distributed, networked and emergent; an approach we believe is optimally aligned with the economic, cultural and competitive environment of the Information Age.

People, networks and ecosystems are the foundations upon which Anthemis is built: we are a technology and talent collective specializing in the design, implementation and financing of innovative business models and concepts in payments, banking, wealth management, capital markets and insurance.

We work with a diverse group of customers and partners - from start-ups and venture capital firms to corporates, financial institutions and private equity firms - catalyzing and accelerating positive and disruptive change across the financial industry.

Press Release Submitted On: April 19, 2013 at 5:18 am
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