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Premier Mobile Payments Conference Issues Call for Speakers for 13th Symposium in Chicago, Aug. 26-28, 2019

MPC19 Seeks Leading-Edge Topics & Thought Leaders in Emerging & Alternative Payments for 2.5 Day Event for FinTech Innovators & Decision-Makers

PHOENIX & CHICAGO – January 8, 2019 – Mobile Payments Conference organizers are seeking thought leaders to join the expert lineup at MPC19, the 13th conference on the future of emerging and alternative payments, Aug. 26-28 at the Swissôtel Chicago. The call for speakers is open now through Feb. 8, 2019.

Experts from Google, PayPal, Grubhub, Lyft, Kount, Mastercard, First National Bank, Verizon and many other innovative companies have taken the stage at MPC over the years.

“MPC has earned a strong reputation for gathering the industry’s sharpest minds and delivering thought leadership,” said Marla Ellerman, Executive Director of the Mobile Payments Conference. “We’re continuing that tradition in 2019 as we engage FinTech pioneers in in-depth conversations about what’s next.”

2019 will be a breakthrough year for global mobile commerce.

5G wireless networks finally will provide the platform businesses and consumers have been waiting for. We’ll be able to deliver or consume services we’ve only dreamed of in science fiction.

The mobile device — in all its many forms — will be central to commercial activity. Such “commerce in motion” mandates a frictionless experience. That’s our challenge as an industry and that’s the focus of MPC19.

Hot topics on deck for MPC19 include:

  • 5G Revolution
  • Contactless Cards
  • Voice-Enabled Commerce
  • Connected Cars
  • Non-card Payments
  • Cardless Cash
  • Digital Wallets
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Blockchain
  • Security
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • International Markets
  • Emerging Payments
  • B2B Applications
  • Loyalty Programs
  • High-Risk Markets
  • More!

“We’re issuing an open call for experts to tackle these subjects as well as ways to remove friction from the payments process,” said Ellerman. “Every creative submission will receive serious consideration so we can make MPC19 our best event yet!”

Interested parties may apply online at by Feb. 8, 2019.

Year after year, payment industry innovators count on MPC to connect them with key decision-makers at financial institutions, venture capitalists, retailers as well as channel sales partners, analysts and press. Get your brand and message in front of executive-level buyers and dealmakers with a sponsorship or exhibit. For more information, visit

Early registration also is open. To secure special pricing, reserve your spot today at

 About the Mobile Payments Conference

In its ninth year, the Mobile Payments Conference is the premier annual conference and exhibition on the future of alternative payments worldwide. MPC is known for bringing together thought leaders, innovators and decision-makers from financial, technology, government, retail, marketing and mobile industries to discuss the evolution of the payments industry. Attendees benefit from access to the world’s foremost experts in emerging payments and commerce, blockchain and digital currencies, cybersecurity and consumer privacy, customer experience and loyalty, and customer engagement and marketing.

About MPC19

MPC19, the 13th Mobile Payments Conference, is set for Aug. 26-28 at the Swissôtel Chicago. This year’s theme, “Global Commerce in Motion: Enabling Frictionless Payments,” will focus on the impact of the 5G revolution on mobile commerce and removing friction from the payments process for users and merchants. For more information or to register, visit

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