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Be inspired by women making waves in the Australia payments industry and beyond. Join us at the 2021 Symposium!

Our keynotes, panels, and break-out work sessions will help strengthen your skills while keeping you on top of industry trends. Hear from women leaders on a variety of subjects including current payments issues and initiatives, fintech, and leadership. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with women at all levels and with diverse backgrounds in payment and fintech. This is a must-attend event for any woman who’s serious about accelerating her career in the payments industry.

The Women in Payments Symposium is a unique event that provides perspectives from key women leaders in payments, supports diversity and gender parity, and includes topics impacting all aspects of the payments ecosystem. The format is split between networking breaks, keynote addresses, executive panel discussions and career development breakout sessions. This forum is an unparalleled opportunity that is empowering, current and immediately relevant to any woman pursuing a career in payments.

 

8:30 - 8:45 AM AEST
OPENING REMARKS
MAIN STAGE

Kristy Duncan
Founder & CEO
Women in Payme
nts

Julia Streets
Founder & CEO
Streets Consulting

8:45 - 9:15 AM AEST
OPENING KEYNOTE
MAIN STAGE

 

 

9:15 - 10:00 AM AEST
BREAK-OUT SESSIONS 

FUTURE GEN OF PAYMENTS PROFESSIONALS

In an ever-changing world, the new generation of payment professionals will have to tackle complex problems within an increasingly competitive landscape. This session will explore the capabilities that future payments professionals will need to thrive– including the ability to shift to an agile mindset, being comfortable being uncomfortable, and driving the case for change to support the shift to new technological trends.

 

9:15 - 10:00 AM AEST
BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCIES

The push for innovation within global central banks has seen the increased exploration and implementation of CBDCs. What are the long-term benefits of this new regime and its impact on cross border payments? This session explores case studies from around the world, digital currency solutions and the broader implications for payments technology.

 

9:15 - 10:00 AM AEST
BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

PAYMENTS AROUND THE WORLD

Payments Around the World explores payment trends in global markets across the consumer and corporate payment verticals.  Evolving market conditions, new payment initiatives and infrastructures, technology and regulatory changes are explored, as they all dovetail to create unique payments markets in different geographies.

 

10:00 - 10:30 AM  AEST

NETWORKING/SPONSOR EXHIBITS

 

10:30 - 11:15 AM AEST
BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

FUTURE OF WORK - NO NEW NORMAL

COVID-19 has sped-up the rise of the hybrid workplace, and employees must all navigate a new way of working where there is no "normal". But what other changes in the workplace can be anticipated in the long-term? From remote work technologies to innovative HR practices, this talk shares the research and statistics on hybrid working, as well as key considerations into creating a culture that supports your hybrid model, how to proactively plan for the impact on diversity, inclusion, and equity.

 

10:30 - 11:15 AM AEST
BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

TRAJECTORY ON CARD SPEND POST COVID

How does COVID and intra/inter county lockdown change the landscape of commercial card payment? Dramatic challenges since the advent of the pandemic have seen fluctuating usage of card transactions. While there have been some reports of a recovery, there are now new questions on the changing the landscape of commercial card payments. This session explores new customer requirements in managing account payables, innovations in commercial card spending and building consumer confidence in a post COVID world. 

 

10:30 - 11:15 AM AEST
BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

DISRUPTION IN DIGITAL REWARDS

Digital Rewards Connect Incentives can boost brand engagement. Within a shifting consumer landscape, how can digital rewards further disrupt the payments space? This session explores upcoming trends, new risks and opportunities and the companies making a difference.

 

11:15 - 11:40 AM AEST
KEYNOTE
MAIN STAGE

 

 

11:40 - 12:20 PM AEST
MAIN STAGE

THE FUTURE OF PAYMENTS IN AUSTRALIA

 

12:20 - 12:30 PM AEST
CLOSING REMARKS
MAIN STAGE

 

 

 

8:30 - 8:45 AM AEST
OPENING REMARKS
MAIN STAGE

Kristy Duncan
Founder & CEO
Women in Payme
nts

Julia Streets
Founder & CEO
Streets Consulting

8:45 - 9:15 AM AEST
OPENING KEYNOTE
MAIN STAGE

 

 

9:15 - 10:00 AM AEST
BREAK-OUT SESSIONS 

WAR ON TALENT

The demand for talent has grown exponentially during the pandemic and talent acquisition has  become increasingly competitive for companies. What can be done to improve the current talent pipeline? This session explores talent acquisition strategies, the new era of work and methods to win in the growing war over talent.

 

9:15 - 10:00 AM AEST
BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

GENDER EFFECT ON CONSUMER PAYMENTS

Indicative research from RFI suggests women are significantly less likely than men to use a credit card to pay for an unexpected expense and adopt new digital payment solutions. This session will  look to understand how to adapt product and strategy to meet customer’s preferences, build female confidence in digital products and methods in utilizing data to achieve gender parity

 

9:15 - 10:00 AM AEST
BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

BREAKING BARRIERS WITH BLOCKCHAIN

Much has been made about the potential of blockchain to promote transparency and break current barriers which exist in payment systems. This session will look to demystify blockchain technology and its impact on financial infrastructure of tomorrow, current innovative solutions and enabling trust in payment technology.

 

10:00 - 10:30 AM  AEST

NETWORKING/SPONSOR EXHIBITS

 

10:30 - 11:15 AM AEST
BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

LEADERSHIP IN HYBRID WORKING ENVIRONMENTS

The new world of work demands flexible approaches in recruiting and retaining talent. How does the new era of ‘hybrid’ workplaces affect leadership strategies and internal routes to the c-suite? This session explores the implications of hybrid work on traditional pathways to leadership and how leaders can effectively build business strategies that reflect the world today.

 

10:30 - 11:15 AM AEST
BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

COURAGEOUS DECISIONS IN CHALLENGING TIMES

Courage in leadership is critical, perhaps now more than ever. In recent times the need for courage and its very definition has evolved with the pandemic and the various challenges we face in and outside of work.  As leaders, the courageous decisions we’re making now may be different to what we’d expected from ourselves a couple of years ago. This will be a discussion with industry professionals to reflect on the part “courageous leadership” has played over the course of their careers and more recently in particular. You can expect an open dialogue about challenges faced and lessons learnt along the way.

 

10:30 - 11:15 AM AEST
BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

PAYMENT INITIATION - CONSUMER DATA RIGHTS

The onset of the Consumer Data Right (CDR) legislation changed the trajectory of payment products in Australia. In its efforts to empower consumers and provide competition to service providers, what does the future hold for the next wave of implementation? This session explores the challenges and the opportunities ahead.

 

11:15 - 11:40 AM AEST
MAIN STAGE

INNOVATION IN AUSTRALIAN PAYMENTS

 

12:00 - 12:20 PM AEST
MAIN STAGE

AWARDS PRESENTATION

 

12:20 - 12:30 PM AEST
CLOSING REMARKS
MAIN STAGE

 

 

24 Nov 2021 @ 8:30am AEST
25 Nov 2021 @ 12:30pm AEST

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