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Latin America Meets Silicon Valley on Payments - October 20, 2016 - Oakland, CA
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Latin America Meets Silicon Valley on Payments
October 20, 2016 - Oakland, CA



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Wells Fargo Bldg
1901 Harrison Street, 4th Floor “El Capitan” Conference Room,
Oakland, CA



Thursday, October 20, 2016
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM



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Latin America: Local payments for an international community

Latin America offers huge opportunities in payments innovation. Despite recession in Brazil, Argentina, and Venezuela and meager GDP growth in Mexico, Colombia and Chile, e-commerce and emerging payments are growing rapidly, from 15%-40% per year depending on the market. With rapid growth for a least five more years, a large unbanked population and expanding penetration of smartphones, the digital transformation has arrived in Latin America’s payments industry.

Yet considerable challenges remain for payment players and merchants in Latin America. The use of cash payment methods, local credit card networks, complicated installment plans, and an opaque yet complex regulatory environment make billing customers a challenge at best and a complete quagmire at worst. Growing competition in the e-commerce enablement space means payment processors must constantly improve their offerings to remain relevant. Companies without a local strategy will perform poorly. As growth returns to the region in 2017, payment players and merchants must be ready to embrace rapid changes.

In our panel, Latin America: Local payments for an international community, we will cover why Latin America is challenging from a payments perspective and identify particular opportunities for innovation. Our panel of e-commerce payment processors and merchants will share insights on how to develop a local payments strategy.




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5:30 PM Reception / Networking
6:20 PM Announcements
6:30 PM Panel Discussion
  Panel moderated by: Lindsay Lehr, Senior Director at Americas Market Intelligence, LLC (AMI)
  Philipp Bock, Chief Executive Officer & Founder at Allpago
  Michelle Vautier, Chief Revenue Officer at d.Local
  Ryan Ivers, US Head of Sales and Business Development at PayU
  Brandon Zorner, Head of Payment Partnerships at Uber
8:00 PM End of session


Lindsay Lehr

Senior Director at Americas Market Intelligence, LLC (AMI)

Lindsay Lehr is a specialist in market and competitive intelligence in Latin America and an emerging thought leader in the payments industry. As Senior Director at Miami market intelligence firm Americas Market Intelligence, Lindsay has spearheaded over 75 consulting engagements in 20+ LatAm markets since 2012. Her industry specialization is cards and payments, with experience in e-commerce, mobile money, digital wallet, mobile payments, POS technology, payment networks and aggregators, financial inclusion, prepaid cards, and corporate and personal credit cards. Lindsay has authored various industry publications, presented at industry events, and is active in payments industry circles in Silicon Valley, California, where she resides. As a Latin American enthusiast, Lindsay is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, has a comprehensive understanding of the business environment in Latin America and a deep practical knowledge of daily life in the region. Prior to her employment at AMI, Lindsay lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she founded and operated an English language tutoring and translation agency. Since then, Lindsay has eagerly followed developments in the region and continues to be passionate about Latin America, its culture and people.


Lindsay Lehr


Philipp Bock

Chief Executive Officer & Founder at Allpago

Philipp Bock is the Chief Executive Officer & Founder of allpago. Before founding allpago, Philipp was Managing Director and responsible for the turn-around of the Brazilian subsidiary of arvato services (Bertelsmann AG) in São Paulo, after managing the go-live and roll-out of the global online marketing platform for Microsoft’s Channel partners at arvato. Prior to joining Bertelsmann, Philipp worked as the Executive Assistant to the CEO of Infineon Technologies in Munich and Paris. In addition, he worked at The World Bank Group in Paris, Arthur D. Little in Madrid, eVentures in Hamburg and Schroder Salomon Smith Barney in London.

Philipp studied at the Technical University of Berlin, at the ESCP Europe in Madrid, Oxford and Paris, as well as at the INSEAD in Fontainebleau. He holds a Master of Science in Finance, a German Diplom Kaufmann and a French Diplôme de Grande École. He is fluent in German, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Philipp Bock

Michelle Vautier

Chief Revenue Officer at d.Local

Michelle is a results-driven payments executive with extensive expertise in emerging markets and an in-depth knowledge of the payment value chain. As Chief Revenue Officer at dLocal, one of her responsibilities is to increase conversion for the company's global client base. Prior to dLocal, Michelle garnered more than 15 years of international experience, most recently leading Facebook's global payments strategy. She has also worked at MasterCard, Netflix, and UPS—helping all of them meet their global expansion objectives. Her work encompassed revenue/authorization optimization, innovative payment product development, and partnerships. Her passion: creating a payments ecosystem that has no borders.

Michelle Vautier

Ryan Ivers

US Head of Sales and Business Development at PayU

Ryan has more than eight years of experience helping companies expand their global eCommerce footprint with expertise in both developed and emerging markets with a focus on local (credit card and alternative) payment methods, global remittances, and fraud solutions. He graduated with a degree in finance from Eastern Illinois University where he also played Division 1 tennis.

Ryan Ivers

Brandon Zorner

Head of LatAm Payment Partnerships at Uber

Brandon leads LatAm Payment Partnerships at Uber where he is focused on building a payments ecosystem that enables collections from riders and disbursements to drivers. Prior to Uber, he forged distribution partnerships for Western Union Digital’s cross-border remittance products. He also worked for several years in Latin America, both as a management consultant in Argentina and building online lending products in Bolivia. Brandon holds bachelor’s degrees in Economics, Psychology, and Philosophy from Cornell University.

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Location Wells Fargo Building 1901 Harrison Street, 4th Floor “El Capitan” conference room, Oakland, CA

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