february, 2020


Event Details

The Mandalay Group in partnership with BlockSpaces, today revealed first details of a groundbreaking new event focused on the future of banking, fintech and payments


#PAY TAMPA BAY will draw more than 200 global financial technology leaders to Downtown Tampa on Thursday, February 20, 2020 for this special one-day event. Attendees will connect with hundreds of fintech’s boldest and brightest, along with C-Level Executives, Thought Leaders, Disruptive Innovators and senior leading companies in global financial services


#PAY Tampa Bay will cover a range of different banking, fintech and payments related topics including Open Banking, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Smart Cities, Invisible Payments, Cryptocurrency, Autonomous Vehicles, Digital Identity, Decentralization and much more.


“We’re partnering with The Mandalay Group to attract attention and investment to the burgeoning Tampa Bay technology community” said Rosa ShoresCo-Founder of BlockSpaces.


Shores, along with her Co-Founder, Gabe Higgins has developed an end-to-end blockchain focused hybrid venture studiolocated inside the new Embarc Collective innovation hub. This new $10 million, 32,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility will be the host location for this leading-edge fintech event on February 20, 2020.


“We’re bringing an International payments event to the Bay Area” said Bruce Burke, Founder of The Mandalay Group. “Our recent Las Vegas event featured 50 thought leaders from across the global fintech industry. Now, we want to bring that same experience to Tampa Bay. This is a special one-day event is designed specifically to attract attention to the Tampa Bay area and bring investment to the ever-expanding fintech community here” reports Burke.


Highlighting the event will be the #PAY Fintech Startup Showcase where ten early-stage companies share their story and battle it out for awards and prizes. “We’re looking for the hottest startups in the space” said Ashok Venkatraman of The Mandalay Group, “Trailblazers in financial services should submit their pitch decks to be included in this high-profile showcase.


The Mandalay Group has announced a call for speakers, sponsors and supporters for this unique one-day event. Partnersfor the #PAY TAMPA BAY event will benefit from exposure to C-Level decision-makers, product managers, developers, disruptors, strategists, academics, creators, researchers, media and startups who are focused on the future of financial services.


#PAY has opportunities for Speakers, Supporters and Startups, for more information please visit: https://www.paysymposium.com/tampa


Early bird registration for #PAY TAMPA BAY is now openhttps://paytampabay.eventbrite.com


MEDIA CONTACT: Bruce Burke | PHONE:  1 (727) 612-5775 EMAIL: info@paysymposium.com


(Thursday) 9:00 am - 7:00 pm