First LATAM Conference on the Future of Digital Payments, Sept. 7-8 in Lima, Peru

LIMA, Peru, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — New financial technologies or “FinTech”, was once a category viewed with skepticism by financial institutions, but is now a $40 billion global industry that touches every business and has revolutionized how companies and consumers interact. During a two-day event (September 7-8, 2017) at Los Delfines Hotel in Lima, the teams of Google Developers Launchpad, MasterCard, COFIDE and Alta Ventures, will be gathering with other global thought leaders for a conference to explore how new financial technologies are impacting businesses, governments and consumers in Latin America.  Registration is available at

Peru and Latin America are lagging way behind the rest of the world in how they view and adopt new digital payment technologies,” said Paul Ahlstrom of Alta Ventures, Venture Capital investor and organizer of Peru’s first digital payments conference. “Financial institutions that work with, rather than against these new financial technologies, are getting real results– including fewer losses, new business opportunities and increased customer satisfaction,” Ahlstrom said.

Over 40 keynote speakers will discuss topics such as the Future of Digital Payments; How FinTech is transforming the Latin America business landscape; Digital Currencies vs Crypto Currencies and their impact on Central Banks, Financial Institutions, Companies and Consumers. Featured speakers include Daniel Cohen, Senior Vice President of Digital Payments and Labs at MasterCard, Fermin Bueno, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Finnovista, Sean J. Rodriguez, Vice President of the US Federal Reserve, Bradley Wilkes, Founder of WingCash and Roy Glasberg, CEO of Google Launchpad Accelerator.

“As businesses and banks around the world are rethinking their traditional approaches to banking and payments the LATAM FinTech Conference was designed as a two-day educational event to help financial and business executives stay competitive in this fast-changing environment,” said conference organizer Stephanie Martinez, CEO of

The conference will also feature a startup forum that gives entrepreneurs access to investors from the US and Latin America. “This unique mix of elite participants includes those in the financial sector, venture capital, angel investors, startups, government leaders, the media, and entrepreneurs,” said Fernando D’Alessio, CEO of