Event Details

Be inspired by women making waves in the Australia payments industry and beyond. Join us at the 2022 Symposium!  Our theme for this year is "Pay it Forward Together".

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.

Global Sponsors

 

 

 

Platinum

 

 

Innovation

 

Gold

 

Gold

 

Gold

 

Silver

 

Silver

 

Silver


Bronze

 

Bronze

 

Digital

 

Digital

 

Mentorship - Platinum

Regional Sponsors

 

 

 

 

 

Gold

 

 

 

Bronze

 

 

 

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth  

61-101 Phillip Street Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2000

Amidst the vibrant bustle of the Sydney CBD, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth offers a luxury escape without equal. Experience Sydney's iconic hotel that combines French elegance and traditions with sophisticated comfort, creating the world class 5-star destination for the most discerning travellers.

 

Accommodation Rooms / Rates available: 

Classic King Room - $350.00 per room per night with Buffet Breakfast for one guest served in Garden Court Restaurant

 

Classic Twin Room - $370.00 per room per night with Buffet Breakfast for two guests served in Garden Court Restaurant (Twin Rooms are subject to availability at time of confirmation of room type)

 

Luxury King Room with Club Sofitel Access - $420.00 per room per night with Club access for one guest

Reservations: 

Book with the following link: https://businesstravel.accor.com/gb/booking/advanced-search.shtml?identification.reserverType=SC&identification.reserverId=SCP677144&identification.reserverContract=WO773CA846

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Access code: WO773CA846

 

Cut-off date: Monday, October 24, 2022 

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM AEDT

LEVEL 3 FOYER

AWARD DINNER RECEPTION

7:00 PM - 7:05 PM AEDT

WENTWORTH BALLROOM

AWARDS DINNER - OPENING REMARKS

Kristy Duncan
Founder and CEO
Women in Payments

7:05 PM - 8:30 PM AEDT

WENTWORTH BALLROOM

AWARDS DINNER

 

8:30 PM - 9:00 PM AEDT

WENTWORTH BALLROOM

AWARDS PRESENTATION

 

9:00 PM - 9:10 PM AEDT

WENTWORTH BALLROOM

CLOSING REMARKS

Kristy Duncan
Founder and CEO
Women in Payments

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM AEDT

LEVEL 3 FOYER

REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST

 

8:45 AM - 8:50 AM AEDT

MAIN STAGE

WENTWORTH BALLROOM

WELCOME

 

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM AEDT

MAIN STAGE

WENTWORTH BALLROOM

OPENING REMARKS

Kristy Duncan
Founder and CEO
Women in Payments 

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM AEDT

MAIN STAGE

WENTWORTH BALLROOM

KEYNOTE INTRODUCTION

 

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM AEDT

MAIN STAGE

WENTWORTH BALLROOM

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM AEDT

MAIN STAGE

WENTWORTH BALLROOM

CHANGING THE WAY AUSTRALIANS PAY

We are in a digital revolution and the global economy is changing. Our unyielding legacy frameworks supporting the payments infrastructure must also evolve. Australia’s AP+ infrastructure, together with incumbents and rising payment disruptors are reimagining the flow of value through the modern financial ecosystem. Payments have never been this flexible, fast, or smart. Join us as we discuss how the payments industry is building the bridge to the inevitable and changing the way Australians pay. 

 

10:15 AM - 10:20 AM AEDT

LEVEL 3 FOYER

BREAK

 

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM AEDT

BREAKOUT SESSION

DIGITAL PAYMENTS

ADELAIDE ROOM - 4TH FLOOR

THE FUTURE OF CROSS-BORDER PAYMENTS

With ISO 20022, the future of cross-border payments is changing as cost, speed, transparency, and access is breaking down barriers. This includes responding to the rise of digital expectations, economic instability, supply chain security, re-opening of borders and the global workforce. Come hear the experts discuss how a global industry is working together to implement sustainable change through cross border payments. 

 

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM AEDT

BREAKOUT SESSION

PAYMENTS INNOVATION

BRISBANE ROOM - 3RD FLOOR

THE METAVERSE: DESIGNING A NEW GLOBAL PARADIGM

The Metaverse is here, with large corporations like Epic Games, Facebook, Microsoft, and Roblox heavily investing in its future. It may be considered the next version of the internet, but in reality, it’s the next version of our lives. From virtual cities and worlds to self-sovereign avatars and digital identities, we will discuss how it will transform our culture, education, and other aspects of our economy and daily lives.

 

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM AEDT

BREAKOUT SESSION

LEADERSHIP & CAREER DEVELOPMENT

HOBART ROOM - LOBBY LEVEL 2

WOMEN IN POLICYMAKING: WHAT DOES DIVERSITY LOOK LIKE IN GOVERNMENT?

What does diversity look like in policymaking across government when it comes to payments and monetary policy? Highlighting senior female leaders from governments across Australia, this panel will discuss the challenges faced by women in this sector – and try to understand how questions and decisions around policy can be better shaped with diversity in mind. Are there shortcomings in current policymaking methods when it comes to diversity and inclusion? What are the opportunities for positive policies to encourage more inclusion across the sector; from industry players, to the products we design, to the consumers we work with.

 

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM AEDT

LEVEL 3 FOYER

NETWORKING BREAK

 

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM AEDT

BREAKOUT SESSION

DIGITAL PAYMENTS

ADELAIDE ROOM - 4TH FLOOR

WHY PARTNERSHIPS ARE THE FUTURE OF PAYMENTS

With the convergence of several payments and data ecosystems on the horizon in Australia, such as Australia Payments + and payments-initiation for the Consumer Data Right, forming successful partnerships has never been more important. This session discusses the opportunities the convergence of these ecosystems can bring and how women are uniquely placed to pioneer successful partnerships across industries and ecosystems.

 

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM AEDT

BREAKOUT SESSION

PAYMENTS INNOVATION

BRISBANE ROOM - 3RD FLOOR

SECURITY IN THE DIGITAL AGE OF PAYMENTS

In this new digital age transactions are easier, faster, and less frictionless – a benefit to consumers. Yet it’s also causing an increased risk of security breaches and fraud. In this session you’ll hear more about the changing threat landscape, and how innovation such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Digital Identity, and Machine Learning (ML) are mitigating risk. You’ll also hear more about the Consumer Data Right, and the challenges the industry faces as more data is linked to payment transactions in this new digital world. 

 

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM AEDT

BREAKOUT SESSION

LEADERSHIP & CAREER DEVELOPMENT

HOBART ROOM - LOBBY LEVEL 2

SUPPORTING WOMEN TO ACHIEVE FINANCIAL AUTONOMY & RESILIENCE

It has not always been a level playing field for women when it comes to building financial autonomy and resilience. But that is quickly changing with new fintech and banking apps that provide higher levels of awareness and knowledge about their financial journeys and wellbeing. With this knowledge comes empowerment. This panel will explore a variety of initiatives aimed at leveling the playing field and supporting women to develop their financial autonomy, resilience, and ultimately independence.

 

12:10 PM - 1:15 PM AEDT

WENTWORTH BALLROOM

NETWORKING LUNCH

 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEDT

MAIN STAGE

WENTWORTH BALLROOM

THE GREAT DEBATE: PAYING IT FORWARD - TOKENS OR TOKENISM? A FUN DEBATE

Within the payments industry, there are many now focused on ‘Paying it Forward’. But what does this look like? And are those taking part really paying it forward or is it merely a shallow gesture? Join this fun debate and hear industry leaders debate the benefits, drawbacks, and use cases of CBDCs and digital currencies, and ultimately whether tokens are – or aren’t – tokenism. 

 

2:00 PM - 2:05 PM AEDT

LEVEL 3 FOYER

BREAK

 

2:05 PM - 2:45 PM AEDT

BREAKOUT SESSION

DIGITAL PAYMENTS

ADELAIDE ROOM - 4TH FLOOR

THE RISE OF NEXT GEN AND ALTERNATIVE PAYMENTS

The demand for next gen and alternative payment methods is at an all-time high and is forecast to exponentially increase in coming years. This panel will explore the increasing popularity of alternative payments methods such as BNPL, digital wallets, RTPs, and P2P how they are changing the B2C and B2B experience for better.

 

2:05 PM - 2:45 PM AEDT

BREAKOUT SESSION

PAYMENTS INNOVATION

BRISBANE ROOM - 3RD FLOOR

EXPLORING THE ROLE OF DIGITAL CURRENCIES IN PAYMENTS

Digital currencies are a becoming ever more popular for consumers in payments world. This panel will explore the role payment service providers are taking to move money in and out of the digital currencies universe, and how stablecoins, and CBDC’s might disrupt the payments landscape of the future. Join this panel of experts and learn more about the role digital currencies are playing in payments now and in the future. 

 

2:05 PM - 2:45 PM AEDT

BREAKOUT SESSION

LEADERSHIP & CAREER DEVELOPMENT

HOBART ROOM - LOBBY LEVEL 2

THE POWER OF COURAGE AND PURPOSE IN LEADERSHIP

The fast and the furious could not be a more apt description for the global business landscape today. With so much disruption and change, there is an increasing need for leaders to evolve and adapt their leadership style to meet the needs of their organizations and their workforce. They must have the courage to step out of their comfort zone and develop a more sustainable, inclusive style. And they must seek the anchoring point for their teams – the purpose behind the work that they do. This panel will discuss how leading from a place of courage and purpose provides the human connections to move teams forward, together.  

 

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM AEDT

LEVEL 3 FOYER

NETWORKING BREAK

 

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM AEDT

MAIN STAGE

WENTWORTH BALLROOM

EXECUTIVE PANEL

 

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM AEDT

MAIN STAGE

WENTWORTH BALLROOM

INNOVATION PANEL

 

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM AEDT

MAIN STAGE

WENTWORTH BALLROOM

CLOSING KEYNOTE

 

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM AEDT

MAIN STAGE

WENTWORTH BALLROOM

CLOSING REMARKS

Kristy Duncan
Founder and CEO
Women in Payments

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM AEDT

LEVEL 3 FOYER

CLOSING RECEPTION

 

7:00 PM - 7:05 PM AEDT

LIVE STREAMED

AWARDS DINNER - OPENING REMARKS

Kristy Duncan
Founder and CEO
Women in Payments

8:30 PM - 9:00 PM AEDT

LIVE STREAMED

AWARDS PRESENTATION

 

9:00 PM - 9:10 PM AEDT

LIVE STREAMED

CLOSING REMARKS

Kristy Duncan
Founder and CEO
Women in Payments

8:45 AM - 8:50 AM AEDT

MAIN STAGE

LIVE STREAMED

WELCOME

 

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM AEDT

MAIN STAGE

LIVE STREAMED

OPENING REMARKS

Kristy Duncan
Founder and CEO
Women in Payments 

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM AEDT

MAIN STAGE

LIVE STREAMED

KEYNOTE INTRODUCTION

 

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM AEDT

MAIN STAGE

LIVE STREAMED

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM AEDT

MAIN STAGE

LIVE STREAMED

CHANGING THE WAY AUSTRALIANS PAY

We are in a digital revolution and the global economy is changing. Our unyielding legacy frameworks supporting the payments infrastructure must also evolve. Australia’s AP+ infrastructure, together with incumbents and rising payment disruptors are reimagining the flow of value through the modern financial ecosystem. Payments have never been this flexible, fast, or smart. Join us as we discuss how the payments industry is building the bridge to the inevitable and changing the way Australians pay. 

 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEDT

MAIN STAGE

LIVE STREAMED

THE GREAT DEBATE: PAYING IT FORWARD - TOKENS OR TOKENISM? A FUN DEBATE

Within the payments industry, there are many now focused on ‘Paying it Forward’. But what does this look like? And are those taking part really paying it forward or is it merely a shallow gesture? Join this fun debate and hear industry leaders debate the benefits, drawbacks, and use cases of CBDCs and digital currencies, and ultimately whether tokens are – or aren’t – tokenism. 

 

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM AEDT

MAIN STAGE

LIVE STREAMED

EXECUTIVE PANEL

 

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM AEDT

MAIN STAGE

LIVE STREAMED

INNOVATION PANEL

 

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM AEDT

MAIN STAGE

LIVE STREAMED

CLOSING KEYNOTE

 

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM AEDT

MAIN STAGE

LIVE STREAMED

CLOSING REMARKS

Kristy Duncan
Founder and CEO
Women in Payments

23 Nov 2022 @ 8:00am AEST
24 Nov 2022 @ 5:00pm AEST

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