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 Indian 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.
Gian Dávila leads Paga con Rappi, the payment solution from Rappi which has over 50 million users in Latin America. He will talk about how this Colombian startup has changed consumption and payments in Latam.
Hiram holds a degree in economics from ITAM and an MBA from Boston University. Prior to RappiCard, he was Finance Manager for Uber LatAm in Mexico. He will talk about how e-wallets are boosting financial inclusion in Latin America and generating more recurring customers for companies.
As a well-known lawyer, Andrés focuses on the management and building of corporate relationships, strategic alliances, and innovation, both in the corporate business sector and in the startup ecosystem. He will talk about the role of regulators and fintechs in leading innovation in Colombia's financial services ecosystem.
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.
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.
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