Mobey Forum’s Stockholm Member Meeting is next week (next week!) and we can’t wait. This year’s theme is “Going Cashless: Rethinking Branches, Gaining Efficiency and Preventing Fraud” and, like any Mobey Forum event, it will be filled with open conversations, networking opportunities, and insights that money simply just can’t buy.

Rethinking payments, IoT, smart money, digital identity… This year’s agenda will address key issues around FinTech and the challenge of going cashless. Here are the 3 things we’re most excited to dive into at Mobey Forum 2019: 


1: Experts’ views on Open Banking

Open Banking is leading the transformation of the financial services industry and will continue to do so for years to come, so it’s only natural that the event kicks off with an expert group meeting on this topic. Chaired by business leaders and innovators, this meeting will unquestionably deliver brilliant insight on the PSD2 journey so far, as well as on all the possibilities tied to the Open Banking directive.


2: Are we really moving to a cashless society?

Sweden is expected to become the world’s first cashless society by March 2023. By then, the country will stop accepting cash as a means of payment, and we suspect this is just the beginning of a larger, global transformation. On Thursday, September 19, representatives of some of the biggest financial institutions and most innovative tech companies in the world will meet in EVRY’s office and discuss the implications and opportunities that becoming a cashless society entails.


3: The fight against cyberfraud

Companies in the FinTech space are poised to create world-changing opportunities. This is an extremely exciting time for everyone in the industry, but it should be acknowledged that opportunities also come with some risks, cyberfraud being the biggest one. On Day 2 of the event, representatives from Interpol, banks and cybersecurity firms will address the challenges of moving to a cashless society, and what are the biggest trends and hurdles regarding online security threats and fraud management.


Extra item: Stockholm

While this one isn’t technically part of the event, who can blame us for taking the opportunity to explore the Swedish capital? Not only it’s one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world, but Stockholm is effortlessly photogenic, filled with cozy cafes and home to some of the best design stores in the world.

Strands is a proud member of Mobey Forum, a global, non-profit industry association that aims to empower banks and other financial institutions to shape the future of digital financial services. Mobey Forum’s Stockholm Member Meeting will take place on September 18-19 in Evry’s Solna offices