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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 

LEADERSHIP & CAREER DEVELOPMENT

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.

Moderator

Carolyn Breeze
Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)
Zepto

Leanne Gray
Head of Core Payments, GTS
Westpac

Adriana Koe
Vice President & Senior Counsel - Projects, Middle East & SINA
Western Union

Katrina Stuart
Head of Engagement
New Payments Platform Australia Limited

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

DIGITAL PAYMENTS

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.

Moderator

Siew Lee Seow
Policy Manager
AusPayNet

Michele Bullock
Assistant Governor (Financial System)
Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)

Nish Dharmaratne
Managing Director, Global Head of Product for Global Transaction Banking Business
Westpac

Lisa Wade
Head of Digital Innovation & Sustainability
National Australia Bank (NAB)

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

INNOVATION & DRIVING CHANGE

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.

Moderator

Danielle Johnson
Head of International Payments, Global Transactions Services
Westpac

Camilla Bullock
Emerging Payments Association

Daniela Fabiano
Legal Counsel
AusPayNet

10:00 - 10:30 AM  AEST

NETWORKING/SPONSOR EXHIBITS

 

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

LEADERSHIP & CAREER DEVELOPMET

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.

Moderator

Emily Carr
Managing Director
Parkour Consulting

Sejal McNicol
Head of Learning and Sales Enablement APAC
Western Union Business Solutions

Rita Newman
Tribe Lead, Joiners and Movers (GM, Recruitment/Resourcing)
ANZ

Corinne Ng
VP Regional Operations Travel & Lifestyle Services
AMEX

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

DIGITAL PAYMENTS

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. 

Moderator

Debra Taylor
Co-Founder & COO
OpenSparkz

Dave Ellet
Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)
Eftpos

Rennis Li
Head of Commercial Cards & Merchant Solution, GTS
Westpac

Emily Roberts
VP/GM Commercial Services A/NZ
AMEX

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

INNOVATION & DRIVING CHANGE

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.

Moderator

Alice Noone
Partnerships and Engagement Manager
ANZ

Rob Bourne
Head of Card Services
American Express New Zealand

Pat Dalton
CEO
iGoDirect Group

Benoit Garnaud
Head of Product
Prezzee

Anna George
Head of Product Asia Pacific
WEX Australia

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

 

 

11:40 - 12:20 PM AEST
MAIN STAGE

THE FUTURE OF PAYMENTS IN AUSTRALIA

Moderator

Scott Farrell

Michele Bullock
Assistant Governor (Financial System)
Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)

Jackie Kallman
Head of Payments Industry and Engagement
ANZ Banking Services

Simone Joyce
CEO (Co-Founder)
Paypa Plane

Victoria Richardson
Chief Strategy Officer
AusPayNet

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

Kristy Duncan
Founder & CEO
Women in Payme
nts

Julia Streets
Founder & CEO
Streets Consulting

 

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

 

Lisa Vasic

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

LEADERSHIP & CAREER DEVELOPMENT

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.

Moderator

Monique Landes
Partner
Amrop Carmichael Fisher

Zakir Hossain
Head of Talent Acquisition, Asia Pacific
SWIFT

Shanyn Payne
Founder
Start Up HR

Tara Tubman
Regional Director, Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific
BPC

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

DIGITAL PAYMENTS

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

Kate Wilson
Deputy GM ‑ANZ
RFi Group

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

INNOVATION & DRIVING CHANGE

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.

Bianca Bates
Executive Director
JP Morgan

Sandra Coleman
Tech Area Lead | Institutional – Digital Data & Transaction Banking
ANZ

Jennifer Kong
Global Head of Marketing
Wirex

Louisa Xu
Senior Legal Counsel
NPP Australia Limited

10:00 - 10:30 AM  AEST

NETWORKING/SPONSOR EXHIBITS

 

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

LEADERSHIP & CAREER DEVELOPMENT

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.

Moderator

Felicity Hanger
Senior Manager, Payment Industry
NAB

Melissa McKendry
Head of Professional Services, Pacific
ACI Worldwide

Sonja Steiner
Head of Wrap Operations
Colonial First State

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

LEADERSHIP & CAREER DEVELOPMENT

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.

Moderator

Jennifer Turner
VP Working Capital
AMEX

Allegra Spender
CEO
ABCN

Sarah Street
Director
FinLaw

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

INNOVATION & DRIVING CHANGE

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.

Jill Berry
CTO & Co-Founder
AdaTree

Simone Joyce
CEO (Co-Founder)
Paypa Plane

Dianne Shay
Head of Payments Industry, Transaction Banking & Enterprise Payments Corporate & Institutional Bank
National Australia Bank Limited (NAB)

11:15 - 11:40 AM AEST
MAIN STAGE

INNOVATION IN AUSTRALIAN PAYMENTS

Moderator

Catherine Brenner
Chair and Non Executive Director

Jenn Burthold
Chief Commercial Officer
Linkly

Nish Dharmaratne
Managing Director, Global Head of Product for Global Transaction Banking Business
Westpac

Katrina Konstas
EVP, Country Manager and Head of Sales APAC
Afterpay

Brittany Kury
Head of Product
BPAY Group

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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