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Five reasons you should attend The Point 2016

20 Oct 16

On 8 and 9 November, Auckland will host financial services and payments professionals, Kiwi fintech startups and international experts at The Point 2016, brought to you by Payments NZ.

There’s still time for you to register for the conference, and Techday readers receive a special rate of $1,150 – just use the discount code TECHDAYNZ16. Registration closes at 5pm on Friday 28 October 2016.

Here are five reasons why you should book your spot today:

1. Hear from payments industry leaders

The two-day conference has a fantastic line-up of 50 international and local speakers. Some of the biggest international names in payments and fintech innovation will be speaking, including VocaLink, SWIFT, Visa, IBM, Alipay, Digital Asset Holdings, Consult Hyperion and W3C.  Notable local names will also be speaking, including seven of our major banks.

If you want to hear the latest insights from those who lead, shape and analyse the payments industry, then The Point 2016 is for you.

2. Learn about the burning issues

The conference programme covers a wide range of topics including mobile, in-app payments, digital identity, immediate payment solutions, cyber-security, APIs, digital disruption, market platforms and blockchain.

Global payments thought leader David Birch will be giving a keynote on the future of card use entitled ‘Cardmageddon’. Latipay will provide insights about the consumer juggernaut that is China, and a panel of local and international experts will discuss the impact of blockchain.

If you’re interested in finding out more about a particular hot topic in payments, it’s almost certainly covered by The Point 2016’s extensive programme.

3. Talk to local entrepreneurs about how they intend to shake things up

The final session of the first day is the Fintech Innovation Challenge, where Kiwi fintech startups will pitch their innovations to the conference delegation in a round of quick-fire presentations and Q&A.

The quality of applicants for the Challenge was outstanding, so don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the finalists and vote for the inaugural winner.

4. Network with hundreds of payments professionals

Over 250 professionals from across the payments and financial services industry will be at The Point 2016 representing over 90 different organisations.

As well as the usual conference networking opportunities, the first day will finish with a cocktail function and gala dinner.  You will have the chance to engage with other delegates, make new connections and potentially sit next to a future business partner.    

5. Gain insights into the future of payments

Our payments landscape is constantly evolving. Payments professionals need to keep abreast of the latest developments and thought leadership to stay ahead.

Keynote speaker Ross Dawson, a renowned futurist, will be one of many speakers who will share their thoughts on the shape of tomorrow’s payments industry.   

If you want to stay ahead of the curve, then make sure you’ve registered for The Point 2016. 

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