Latin America Summit is the must event about business and payments from Latin America to the world and from the world to emerging markets. Every year we bring together some of the greatest experts on the market to talk about the ecommerce opportunities for global companies expanding to potential markets, and, specially, we discuss how payments contribute to business growth.
The 2022 edition features three days jam‑packed with inspiring discussions about the future of business through payment innovation. A fantastic line‑up of experts will share their expertise and insights on the hottest topics in the payments industry, from new regulatory frameworks and real‑time payments to the digital revolution fueling e‑commerce and super apps wannabe in the region.
As fintechs lead the digital commerce revolution in LatAm, major global payment companies such as Visa and Mastercard are developing new multi‑rail networks to go way beyond their core businesses. Alternative payment methods, Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) solutions, real‑time and crypto‑based payments: we'll cover the cutting edge of current payment technologies and show you what's to come.
The last two pandemic years have sped up the process of digitization and financial inclusion in Latin America. Some local stats in countries like Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia show that there are, in fact, more people with access to financial services. But how much have regulators and the private sector moved forward with the ultimate goal of digitizing cash? We'll take a deep dive into this matter with a little help from experts and executives of top LatAm companies.
After a decade shaped by mobile penetration and alternative payment methods, e‑commerce in Latin America is now driven by user experience and instantaneity. And this goes through the payments industry, where multiple alternatives aiming at increasing revenues are no longer a trend but a must.
It is already safe to say that we are living in the recurrence era. Everyone seeks that perfect and seamless user experience, from streaming services to gaming companies. The idea is simple: subscribing to a service must be as easy as texting or talking to someone – and, of course, safe. Alternative payment methods bundled into pay‑as‑you‑go options are crucial to achieving success in this new era in LatAm. We'll show you how some of the best companies are doing this.
There's nothing more fluid in payments than completing a transfer in less than a second, free of charge, and with just a few clicks on your smartphone. That's exactly the delivered promise of PIX, Brazil's instant payments system which launched in 2020, as well as other initiatives in Peru, Argentina and Colombia.
A handful of successful business cases that are disrupting e‑commerce in the region across different sectors.
Complete agenda to be confirmed soon
Activist for human rights and a leading advocate of Indigenous peoples rights Rigoberta Menchú will share her view on ethno-cultural reconciliation in Latam.
Kiki leads digital strategy, business, and product innovation efforts, and will talk about the ultimate Mastercard projects based on the behavior of Latin Americans.
Rivas leads Mercado Pago's operations towards strengthening digital payments, and he will talk about the company’s journey as one of the drivers of the ecommerce revolution in Latin America.
Leora has worked at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Salomon Smith Barney. Now at the World Bank, she leads the Global Findex database. She will talk remotely about her more recent research: what has really changed in LatAm and emerging markets in terms of access to financial services.
Luis Madrazo leads the operation and growth of this Argentine wallet in the second largest Latin American economy, and will talk about how e-wallets are driving financial inclusion, recurrence, and credit in Latin America.
As the name leading EBANX through its next decade, João will talk about how digital payments are truly transforming rising markets and what the next frontiers of cross-border payments look like.
Bellizia has more than 29 years of executive experience leading multinational technology companies in Brazil and Latin America, such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook. Debuting at Summit as EBANX president of Global Payments, Paula will bring the future of payments and EBANX to the stage.
VertoFX, a global financial technology firm that helps businesses access enterprise-grade cross-border payments, was selected and backed by Y Combinator at the W19 batch. Their founder will talk about B2B payments solutions facilitating commerce for cross-border merchants in Africa.
George has responsibilities in over 15 countries across the company’s fastest-growing region and supports more than 3,000 employees. He leads an operation that generates economic opportunities for over 1 million partner drivers and has helped more than 30 million users reach their destinations.
Carlos is the head of Pix Management and Operations at Brazil's Central Bank. Graduated in engineering and law, specializing in finance, he led Pix implementation process in Brazil, and is currently leading and driving Pix's evolving agenda. Brandt coordinates Pix Forum, a permanent advisory committee, whose purpose is to support BCB in its role of establishing the Pix rulebook.
Emilio has been leading Nu Mexico's operations for three years. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and held an MBA from Harvard. Emilio will talk about Nu Mexico's expansion roadmap and the fintech's role as an agent promoting financial inclusion in Latin America's second-largest market.
Former President of BancoEstado and former Minister of Public Works, Transportation and Telecommunications of Chile, Javier has been in charge of fintech Klap's operations since 2007. Klap offers, among other services, a voucher payment option to millions of Chileans who do not have a credit card or bank account. He will talk about the revolution of digital payment methods in the country, recurrence, and credit.
Samuel is a lawyer specializing in finances, with broad experience in the fintechs ecosystem and cryptocurrencies in particular. In addition to chairing Chile's Fintechs Association, Samuel is also the legal manager of Buda, a company that operates cryptocurrency markets in Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Argentina. He will share insights about the Chilean fintech landscape from a regulatory perspective.
Carolina leads the product strategy at Yape, Peru's biggest and fastest-growing e-wallet. She will talk about Yape's growth, reaching 10 million users, how digital payments are transforming the Peruvian payment ecosystem, and the challenges remaining in terms of financial inclusion.
Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of Fintech Nexus (fka LendIt Fintech), the world’s first and largest digital media and events company focused on fintech. He has been writing about fintech since 2010 and is the creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest running fintech interview series.
Derin helps Endeavor Entrepreneurs find the right capital partner for them at every stage of their journey. He is also a Venture Partner at FirstCheck Africa and RaliCap. He writes a newsletter called Unevenly Distributed, where he covers the diffusion of technology, entrepreneurship, and venture capital in emerging markets.
Ana has been in the payments scene for over 20 years, with a solid background, having worked for issuers, such as Banco Itaú and American Express, as well as for global merchants. Her experience in both sides of the industry, both issuer and merchant, brings a unique perspective to the table.
With over 16 years of experience in the financial market, María has extensive knowledge in innovation, leadership, and digital. At Nequi, she is the one who consolidates, motivates, and aligns the teams according to the challenges of the financial platform, as a solution that solves people's daily needs.
Helene has worked in Strategy and Product roles in the SaaS scene. In her current role, she focuses on driving payment localization strategies to deliver a truly local experience to Canva’s 75m+ monthly active users globally.
After a long career at Citibanamex, Alfonso moved to Kueski to lead the sales teams for Kueski Pay, being in charge of the business prospecting strategy, processes, evaluation, negotiation, and integration to the e-commerce payment gateway.
Having more than 13 years of carrier, Jorge is a strategist focused on creating and implementing strategies for business growth and market positioning with expertise in BNPL, credit, wallets, startups, e-commerce, technology and entertainment. He is currently leading the Growth Department at RappiCard.
Santiago leads, oversees, and develops Bitso's business strategy for new Consumer (B2C) and Institutional (B2B) products. Under his leadership, Bitso has launched key products such as Bitso+ and the Bitso operation in Colombia. Santiago holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and during the last few years has worked in the Fintech industry in Latin America.
Elizabeth is responsible for the engagement and growth of partners on WhatsApp Business Platform in Latin America. She has more than 13 years of experience working at technology companies, such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell Technologies, and Meta. Elizabeth is focused on driving the adoption of the conversational everything trend in Spanish-speaking Latam.
Alejandro is an entrepreneur focused on technology, hospitality, and finance. He has extensive experience with capital and debt structuring, investment analysis, financial modeling, and project and portfolio management. He holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.
Fernando Pantaleão leads the business development strategy, sales and solutions that help merchants, acquirers and payment facilitators increase revenue, reduce fraud expenses, and enable greater customer loyalty. With over 25 years of experience in the Brazilian and U.S. markets, Fernando brings a depth and breadth of knowledge and experience that spans all aspects of the payment industry.
Gabriel has worked in Colombia's public sector leading several initiatives regarding financial inclusion and disruptive economic models. He now leads Colombia FinTech, the largest fintech association in Colombia with over 340 members with the major objective of improving financial inclusion and the fintech ecosystem in the country.
More speakers to be confirmed soon
Mexico City is a vibrant city, full of unique places to visit, good cuisine to try, and great people to meet.
The Latin America Summit will take place some days before Mexico’s Independence Day (the country’s major holiday), meaning CDMX will be full of cultural attractions.
We want to make your stay and journey to and from Mexico City as pleasant as possible. Once your attendance is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details.
Since 2017, EBANX Summit has created opportunities for companies to expand their business across the region and for everyone who believes Latin America is the must‑go place for business. So much has changed in the payment and e‑commerce industry in Latin America since then! Our Summits keep up with this evolution.
In the second edition of the Summit, we gathered experts to talk about the political forecasts and the elections' possible impacts on the economy and sales, the state of e‑commerce in Brazil and Mexico, and payments trends.
Latin America Summit
Over 230 executives from global companies joined us in 2019 for the third edition of the Latin America Summit in Rio de Janeiro. For almost a week, attendees got into insightful content, workshops, and networking. This edition focused on cross‑border payments and cross‑border consumption and how the barriers between Latam countries and the rest of the world are getting smaller and smaller when it comes to business.
Latin America Summit
Brought in two chapters, the 2020 Summit looked at the status of the Latin American e‑commerce market and its powerful relevance in the global scenario and the new financial landscape in the region, deeply impacted by the digitization of consumption and payment methods due to the pandemic.