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WireFX’s Top 10 Payment Conferences for 2023

Updated: May 25, 2023




As we start ramping up into 2023, here is a list of payment conferences we think will be a hit this year, with some of our favorite local sights and events.

Year after year, the payments/fintech industry holds 100s of conferences across North America highlighting the newest technologies and innovations. Hundreds of thousands of industry professionals attend these conferences to network and collaborate - fueling the innovation and transformation in payments for the year ahead. It can sometimes be hard to decipher which conferences give the best bang for their buck - so, our team has pulled together our top tips for 2023. Have other insider tips? Drop them in the comments below.

Phoenix, Arizona

January 29th - 31st

Did you know the average high temp in Phoenix in January is 68 degrees? Minnesota is cold this time of year, so we’re looking forward to heading toward some sun and succulents during this 3-day conference. Send your team to network with peers interested in exploring financial growth opportunities, strategic initiatives, and business partnerships. Entering its 29th year, this annual conference is regarded as the industry’s premier strategy event for bank CEOs, boards of directors, and executive teams seeking new growth opportunities.

Salt Lake City, Utah

February 27th - March 2nd

Have you ever seen the Bonneville Salt Flats in Salt Lake City? They’re beautiful, breathtaking, and unique in this world - a bit like the WireFX solution. Find out more at the 15th annual Payments Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah from February 27th - March 2nd, hosted by The Secure Technology Alliance and its U.S. Payments Forum. The industry’s premier event, the Payments Summit is a comprehensive cross-industry gathering of card and payments professionals across all stakeholders, covering all things payments including FinTech, payment technology, mobile payments, NFC, contactless, transit payments, Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and more.

Las Vegas, Nevada

March 19th - 22nd

One of our favorite events from 2022 returns - the “speed dating”-style meetings always leave us catching our breath. We look forward to attending the in-person conference this year in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 19th - 22nd. Fintech Meetup creates a whole new event experience, allowing professionals to connect with the people they know, meet the people they don’t know and do big things in entirely new ways. Plus, you can sidle over to the BattleBots Destruct-A-Thon at Caesar’s for some fun with your new fintech friends.

Las Vegas, Nevada

April 16th - 19th

Another Las Vegas-based conference? Yes! Join the conference on April 16th - 19th for the NACHA Smarter Faster Payments annual conference, providing payments education, a dynamic exhibit hall, and valuable networking opportunities. This industry event is designed for a diversity of organizations that are interested in driving innovation, delivering value through new solutions and services, and employing these offerings to meet their business needs and/or those of their customers.

Toronto, Ontario

April 18th -19th

Being headquartered in Minnesota we had to put at least one Canadian conference on the list. Taking place April 18th - 19th in Toronto, Ontario the Canadian Fintech Summit is an annual gathering of fintechs, investors, enterprises, financial institutions, and service providers from around the world to learn, engage and build relationships. The conference takes place just kilometers away from the CN Tower and the Hockey Hall of Fame.

New York, New York

April 24th - 28th

New York FinTech week was designed to be an inclusive collaboration of the entire startup ecosystem. The conference taking place on April 24th- 28th gives a unique approach where it is hosted all over the city and anyone is allowed to host an event, all you have to do is fill out the form. Don’t miss the live Family Feud - Fintech edition game show, or the poker night on the 27th for you card enthusiasts.

San Francisco, California

April 30th - May 3rd

The Victorian architecture! The sourdough bread! The breathtaking views! This global payments conference is a must-attend and will be in San Francisco, California from April 30th - May 3rd. The conference is for transaction bankers and other trade, cash management, and treasury executives returns with the much-anticipated dedicated bilateral meetings and networking sessions balanced with thought-provoking and insightful sessions on issues the industry faces in this ever-changing world.

San Diego, California

May 1st - 3rd

While it overlaps BAFT, American Banker’s Payments Forum in San Diego, California from May 1st - 3rd is also a really interesting, must-attend conference. Experts and leaders convene and connect to share ideas about innovation, digital transformation, the evolution of consumer behavior, and more. Featuring six tracks that address the most critical topics facing the industry — customer experience, cards, BNPL, fraud and security, cryptocurrency, and the future of rewards.

Las Vegas, Nevada

October 22nd - 25th

Another year, another Money 20/20. After attending for the last couple years, the WireFX team has it on the agenda again this year - and for good reason! We always have a blast seeing existing connections as well as making new ones. The conference is October 22nd - 25th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Money20/20 organizes one of the largest global events enabling payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data, and technology. This year, we’re hoping to get tickets for Omega Mart. Want to join us? Let us know!

San Diego, California

October 22nd - 25th

Back to San Diego for this year’s AFP conference from October 22nd - 25th. AFP hosts the networking conference worldwide for more than 7,000 corporate financial professionals. The conference entails networking events like executive reception, meet-ups, and payment mixers. Bonus: The SoCal Taco Fest overlaps the conference.

Going to one of these conferences or noticed one you think we should attend? Want our advice on the most interesting non-conference sights to see while you’re in a new place? Reach out to nick@wirefx.com to let us know.


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