Financial services consultants flocking to Money20/20

30 May 2019 2 min. read

Next week, Amsterdam will host the kick-off of Money20/20, Europe’s largest event voor executives and professionals in the financial services, payments and FinTech landscape. Analysis by on the listed attendees shows that consultants are set to flock to the scene to gain the latest best practices, share their own experiences and of course, network with potential clients.

Money20/20 unites the payments, FinTech and financial services communities to build a simpler, faster and fairer future of money. It focuses on the increasingly connected status of commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology. The event is organised four times a year around the world – in North America (Las Vegas), Asia (Hangzhou and Singapore) and Europe (Amsterdam).

Next week the Dutch capital will be visited by a veritable who’s who of the financial sector, with more than 500 representatives present. Top names of the banking, financial services, FinTech sectors will be joined by key e-commerce brands, regulators, journalists, and academics; as well as a lengthy list of the consulting industry’s major brands.Money 2020 Europe

Delving into the list of attendees, has found that a diverse range of the world’s largest firms will be present. Considering the event takes place at a time when the payments sector is being disrupted, and clients are turning to the consulting sector for assistance with transformation projects, this is unsurprising. Accessing this kind of event presents an opportunity to share experiences and network with the best and brightest of their trade, while relating their propositions to clients.

Alongside the Big Four of the professional services world – Deloitte, EY, PwC and KPMG – fellow accounting and advisory big beast Grant Thornton is sending representatives. The high and mighty of the strategy consulting world will also be at Money20/20, with the MBB of McKinsey & Company, Bain & Company and Boston Consulting Group joined by A.T. Kearney, Oliver Wyman and Roland Berger. A number of IT consultancies will also make up the numbers, with Accenture, Atos, Capgemini, CGI, Cognizant, IBM Business Consulting Services and Dutch firm Schuberg Philis all out in force.

Due to the multifaceted nature of Money20/20, there will also be a diversity of specialist firms in attendance. Financial services specialists 11:FS, UK-based Streets Consulting, and Synechron will be at the event alongside payments specialists Connective Payments, Innopay – which has offices in the Netherlands and Germany – and Manchester headquartered Optima Consultancy.

Generalist consulting firms will also make for a large section of the crowd, with AlixPartners, Baringa, BearingPoint and Protiviti set to turn out, as well as HR player Korn Ferry, economics consultancy Frontier Economics and M&A advisory firm Moelis & Company.