London 2023

In May 2023, we launched our flagship conference, Wise Connect – which was most probably also the first-ever banking conference in Shoreditch.

The day brought together global payments leaders and product teams from various companies and countries across EMEA to discuss the rapidly changing world of cross-border payments.

One of the highlights was connecting with and hearing so many great conversations about the trends affecting our industry. One of the key takeaways was the extent to which specialist partnerships are helping banks and global businesses overcome key challenges in making cross-border payments faster, easier and more transparent.

Among a wide range of topics covered, our attendees got the latest insights on:

  • How we’re building ‘the billion-dollar demo app (Kristo Käärmann, Co-Founder & CEO – Wise) 
  • How banks are transforming international payments (Alessio Botta – McKinsey & Co, Raphael Barisaac – UniCredit) 
  • Why collaboration drives growth (Andy Sacre – Monzo, Mahima Poddar – EQ Bank, Wander Rutgers – Lightyear, Abid Mumtaz – Wise Platform)
  • How sanctions affect cross-border payments (Rohan Basu, Head of FinCrime Ops – Wise, Jeeva Pradeep Kumar Moni – EY)
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The day wrapped up with a closing keynote from Harsh Sinha, Chief Technology Officer at Wise on what to expect in the next decade in cross-border payments.

Thank you to all of our attendees for their fantastic contributions to a great day.

A special thank you also goes to our partners and speakers from Monzo, Swift, UniCredit, EY, EQ Bank, McKinsey & Company, Lightyear, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Thought Machine and Accenture for sharing their insights! 

Wise Connect will return to London in May 2024! Make sure to sign up below and don’t miss out on exploring what’s next for international payments alongside industry experts.

One day, one place, a world of payments.

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