The world is changing rapidly like it always has. The speed of change, however, has accelerated manyfold. Interdependence of countries, economies, industries and people is becoming more visible but also more sensitive to external challenges.
Online delivery boom, remote work, new business models and processes, sharing and cyclical economy, micro-business growth, rapid spread of innovative technologies, digitalization, new travel rules – recent years introduced these and many, many more changes into our everyday lives.
With them came a significant transformation of economies, including the payments industry. Consumer habits and lifestyles, the way we purchase and sell goods and services has changed dramatically. Cash is increasingly becoming a rudiment, giving way to a completely new vision of the future of money and payments.
At our forum, together with leading experts in their respective fields, we will discuss key trends that are shifting the vector of the global economy and payments industry. We will talk about the payments industry’s evolution and the revolutionary tracks in related fields.
The descriptor, “Non-Formal” will become the defining characteristic of the entire forum. We will talk about complicated topics in an informal tone, to make them easy to understand for everyone. Gone are the podiums and stages; we will bring the speakers closer to the cameras and reduce the distance between Visa, partners, speakers and consumers.
We will not talk about the pandemic, because a lot has already been said about it. For now, it is here to stay, and we always keep it in mind.
At the same time, we are seeing the positive changes driven by technology companies, innovative technologies, key world leaders and visionaries. During our forum, we will focus on the dramatic changes and long-term perspectives brought about by the new reality.