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Conference Connection: Where to find the Fed this fall

With fall around the corner, leaders from Federal Reserve Financial Services (FRFS) are preparing to engage with the payments industry at upcoming conferences. Here’s a preview of four key events coming in the next two months.

Sibos 2023: Sept. 18-Sept. 21, Toronto

The annual Swift conference connects thousands of executives, decision makers and thought leaders from across the industry. FRFS panelists this year include Mark Gould in a panel discussing the impact of technology and data intelligence on financial services; Tracy Harrington on modernizing payments technology infrastructure; Chris Burke on whether securities market infrastructures can “march in step” to ISO® 20022 adoption; and Frank Van Driessche on harmonizing ISO 20022 adoption. For more information, visit the Sibos website (Off-site).

Mark Gould, Tracy Harrington, Chris Burke, Frank Van Driessche

Chicago Payments Symposium: Oct. 4-Oct. 5, Chicago

This intimate event held annually at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is the perfect atmosphere for networking with your industry peers. The thought-provoking formal sessions and strategic conversations enable attendees to explore fast-moving changes and innovations in the payments ecosystem. Virtual attendance is available. To learn more and register, visit (Off-site).

AFP 2023: Oct. 22-Oct. 25, San Diego

The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) annual conference is a must-see event for finance and treasury professionals. Mike Timoney, vice president of payments improvement, will join a panel to discuss the landscape of scams. Vice President of Industry Relations Tim Boike will be on two panels: one on how instant payments can help drive access to earned wage, and the other on overcoming challenges of the past to enable faster payments of the present and achieving greater automation in finance. For more information on these and other AFP conference sessions, visit the event’s website (Off-site).

Money 20/20: Oct. 22-Oct. 25, Las Vegas

One of the largest payments conferences around, Money 20/20 returns to the Strip to highlight the latest trends and ideas shaping the future of fintech. FRFS panelists will include Connie Theien speaking about instant payments innovation in the U.S., Bernadette Ksepka and Kim Robbins on what the latest research tells us about the future of payments. For conference updates, visit the Money20/20 website (Off-site).

Kim Robbins, Connie Theien, Bernadette Ksepka

Visit FedPayments Improvement Events (Off-site) for upcoming live and virtual events featuring speakers from Federal Reserve Financial Services.


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All session information for the events mentioned is accurate as of the publication date.