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IFC Partners with Money2020 to Highlight ePayment Opportunities in Emerging Markets

Washington DC, October 2, 2013 - IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will host three panel discussions and present an IFC Overview at 2013’s Money2020 , the world's premier event for innovations in payments and financial services. IFC is one the world’s largest emerging market investors and has supported ePayment companies across the globe.
“IFC has unique insights into the challenges and opportunities for expanding electronic payments and financial services in developing countries and we greatly look forward to the experiences IFC has to share with this year’s Money2020 participants,” said Anil D. Aggarwal, founder and chairman of Money2020.
“We are glad to see that Money2020, the premier global event in the payments industry, has become a key event for firms working in emerging markets and is creating a space to discuss the enormous opportunity these markets present,” said Vincent Gouarne, Head of IFC's Telecom, Media, Technology and Venture Capital.
IFC invests in the global FinTech and ePayment industry with a dedicated team and currently has a portfolio of 15 investments in the industry's sectors, ranging from a leading mobile payment company to issuers, acquirers and switches around the world.
Date:   October 6-10, Las Vegas
Venue:   Aria Resort & Casino
To set up media interviews, please contact:
Josef Skoldeberg
Phone: 202.473.6978
IFC Sessions at Money 2020:
Mobile: Emerging Markets Success Stories
Tue, Oct 8 • 2:50 - 3:35 pm • Juniper 3, Level 3
Mobile payments and financial services are a global phenomenon. Despite the press and buzz they receive in the developed world, we’re seeing far greater success with these solutions in emerging markets. This panel brings together speakers who manage millions of active mobile payments and financial services users. They have been able to align industries and governments to enable consumers from all segments of society to experience the benefits of mobile-centric payments and financial services. Hear mobile success stories and gain critical lessons from scale deployments.
Russian Federation
Tue, Oct 8 • 3:40 - 4:25 pm • Ironwood 8, Level 3
Russia’s borders span 9 time zones. By the time people in Vladivostok are heading home from work, St. Petersburg is just awakening. During the past 10 years, Russia has experienced dramatic growth, primarily driven by the energy sector. How does Russia’s new middle class view financial services? How have payment technologies, new and old, fared in the new Russia? What are the latest innovations that have been formed in this massive country that spans two continents?
International Transfers & FX: Enablers
Tue, Oct 8 • 4:30 - 5:15 pm • Juniper 3, Level 3
The greatest opportunities for commercial expansion often lie beyond current borders. How can businesses manage the complexities of international transfers and foreign exchange while maximizing global opportunities? This session covers infrastructure solutions for corporate, financial institutions, Internet companies, money transfer businesses and other business and consumer application providers. Hear from leaders who operate behind the scenes to connect the world in new ways.
IFC Overview
Tue, Oct 8 • 5:45 - 6:05 pm • Juniper 2, Level 3
In this session IFC's Director of Telecom, Technology and Venture Capital will present his experiences and perspectives about the rapidly changing world of payments. IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is one of the largest global investors in the private sector of developing countries and has a dedicated global team focused on investments in FinTech and ePayments.
About IFC
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. Working with private enterprises in more than 100 countries, we use our capital, expertise, and influence to help eliminate extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity. In FY13, our investments climbed to an all-time high of nearly $25 billion, leveraging the power of the private sector to create jobs and tackle the world’s most pressing development challenges. For more information, visit www.ifc.org
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