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Payments Summit, of EBANX, will be held in Brazil; Microsoft, Sony, Canva, Ozow, Mastercard, Itaú Unibanco, Central Bank of Brazil, and Banorte already among the speakers

September 7, 2023

  • The Payments Summit brings together industry leaders and experts to dive deeply into payments innovation in rising economies like Africa and Latin America.
  • The future of the cards industry in a time of instant payments and superapps; how telecommunications infrastructure are the backbone of the financial inclusion across Africa; what is next for Pix in Brazil; how global tech giants are fostering innovation through payments in rising markets are some of the topics in this year's edition.
  • High-level executives from companies like Adobe, Disney+, Expedia, Huawei, Garena, Pinterest, Spotify, Tencent, Xsolla, and Zoom are already confirmed to attend.


BRAZIL, September 7, 2023 –  EBANX, global company specializing in payments for rising markets, will hold the seventh edition of its Payments Summit, taking place in the city of São Paulo, in Brazil, from September 18th to 20th. This year's Payments Summit brings together world-leading experts to discuss recent developments and forecast trends that will shape the digital economy and the payments landscape of the future. Rising markets such as Africa and Latin America will be at the center stage in these discussions. 

Keynote speakers lineup will gather high-level executives of institutions and companies such as Microsoft, Uber, Sony, Canva, Ozow, Mastercard, the Central Bank of Brazil, Banorte, and Itaú Unibanco, which is also the event's partner for this year. 

Alexandre Zancani, Executive Committee member, and Rubens Fogli, Head of Payments at Itaú Unibanco, the most valuable bank in Latin America, will walk the audience through the future of cards amidst the rapid rise of e-wallets, instant payments, and super apps – how will cards position themselves in the payments industry and the digital economy in light of these trends? In the same line, Mastercard's executives Kiki Del Valle, EVP of Market Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, and Gaurang Shah, Head of Products EMEA, will conduct a discussion on how cards can shape the future of payments by integrating with alternative payments, focusing on Latin America and Africa's perspectives. 

Carlos Brandt, Head of Pix Management and Operation at the Central Bank of Brazil, speaks about what's next for the Brazilian instant payment system that is less than three-years old and already used by more than 75% of the population. The roadmap includes features like recurrency, that will revolutionize businesses like the ones that work with subscription models, for instance.  

Global technology companies will be sharing insights into their approaches for rising markets: how they are exploring specific growth strategies, user experience enhancements, and tailored roadmap plans. They will also dive into how payments, often viewed as mere transactions, are effectively impacting their businesses and revolutionizing the digital economy in highly innovative sectors like online games, ride hailing, streaming, and SaaS.

The President for Google Cloud Latin America at Google, Eduardo Lopez, will talk about the challenges in operating a SaaS vertical in rising markets, and how the localization strategy of the tech giant is addressing those challenges in Latin America. Emmanuel Got, Head of Payments for Latin America, and Tristan Kirchner, Head of Commerce EMEA at Uber, and Jose Mas, Head of Payments at Sony, will each present how local payment methods influence the success case of the two companies across LatAm in ride hailing and gaming verticals. 

Kesheni Moodley, Chief Commercial Officer of Ozow, will present how cards and Instant EFTs are the two pillars of South Africa's digital payments, a country where the digital economy's value is expected to surpass USD 31 billion by 2025, according to Accenture, via Google/IFC.

Tania Consentino, General Manager at Microsoft Brasil, will talk about how AI is changing the global digital economy and the way people consume for good. Edu Lyra, Founder and CEO of Gerando Falcões, will shed light on how favelas are playing a significant role in driving digital economy growth in Brazil and Latin America, emerging as true hubs of innovation in the region.

"As the digital economy evolves globally, EBANX stands out as a transformative force in the fastest-growing regions in the world, using technology to position payments at the center of the expansion strategy of the most important brands out there," said Paula Bellizia, President of Global Payments at EBANX. "At this year's Payments Summit, we reaffirm our mission of creating access and our commitment with our merchants and their clients, diving deep into the payments nuances across rising markets. We are eager to gather these remarkable global experts and brands, to think about the future of payments and how they will shape the global digital economy moving forward," she completed. 

With a comprehensive operation across Latin America and Africa, EBANX has established itself as a global player in the payments sector within its 11 years of existence. Its robust, proprietary payments platform serves global merchants from various verticals like SaaS, digital games, streaming, digital ads, ride hailing, and online retail, offering reach and depth in payments coverage across two of the fastest-growing digital markets in the world – Africa and LatAm –, where digital buyers will grow at a CAGR of 8.2% and 6.6% by 2026, in a population of over 1.4 billion and 650 million, respectively. Among the attendees confirmed for this year's Payments Summit, are executives from Adobe, AliExpress, ByteDance, Coinbase, Disney+, Expedia, Garena, Huawei, Pinterest, Revolve, Roku, Braintree, Shopee, Spotify, Tencent, Virgin Atlantic, Xsolla, and Zoom.

EBANX is the leading international payments platform, connecting global companies with customers from the fastest-growing digital markets in the world. The company was founded in 2012 in Brazil with the mission of providing access to international digital commerce. With powerful proprietary technology and infrastructure combined with in-depth knowledge of the markets where it operates, EBANX gives global businesses access to hundreds of payment methods in Africa and Latin America. EBANX goes beyond payments, helping increase sales and fostering seamless purchase experiences. 

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Website: https://www.ebanx.com/en/
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