Tuesday, October 28, 2014
i2i Events Group continues its international expansion with the acquisition of and multi-year, long term partnership with Money20/20
Part of i2i’s strategy to accelerate international growth
Money20/20 is the world’s largest event for payments and financial services innovation
2014 event on track for 7,000 attendees from over 2,500 companies and 60 countries
First international launch will be Money20/20Europe in Spring 2016
i2i Events Group is pleased to announce that it has acquired and entered into a multi-year, long term partnership with Money20/20. Money20/20 will continue to operate under its current leadership, including founders Anil D. Aggarwal and Jonathan Weiner.
Money20/20 is the world’s largest and most relevant event for innovators in the payments and financial services sector, including where it intersects with mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology. It is not only a market leader but also a fast growing event, tripling its attendance figures and more than doubling the number of sponsors in just two years, whilst maintaining the seniority and quality of the attendees.
Money20/20’s audience represents the broad spectrum of companies in payments and financial services and includes every sector of the industry and every size of organisation. The 3rd edition takes place from 2 – 5 November 2014 at Aria in Las Vegas and is set to welcome over 7,000 attendees including more than 700 CEOs, representing over 2,500 companies and 60 countries. More than 400 sponsors and exhibitors from some of the world’s leading companies will showcase their latest platforms and solutions to the largest and most relevant industry audience. The event includes a seminar programme of over 100 sessions, with more than 500 speakers. Also in attendance will be the Wall Street analyst community, institutional investors, government representatives, mainstream media and more than 100 media partners.
Money20/20Europe, a newly introduced, world-class conference and exhibition will take place in Spring 2016. This event will provide an entirely new platform focusing on the opportunities and challenges specific to Europe and will allow companies to come together and collaborate on the opportunities and challenges of the European payments and financial services industry. Money20/20Europe has strong support from many leading regional and global companies across the payments and financial services ecosystem.
Mark Shashoua, CEO i2i Events Group comments, “I am delighted to welcome Money20/20 into the i2i portfolio of events. This is an important strategic move for the company, as we strengthen our international position and increase our opportunities for geo-cloning. It also gives us entry to a new high-growth sector which complements other events within i2i, including World Retail Congress and sister brands within Top Right Group, such as Planet Retail and WGSN. I look forward to working with the Money20/20 team as we build on the phenomenal success of the brand and take it to the next stage of its development.”
Money20/20 Founder and Chairman, Anil D. Aggarwal says, “There is an incredible opportunity to grow Money20/20 internationally for the benefit of the industry and all of its stakeholders, and we believe i2i Events Group is the best company to help get us there. i2i brings many assets to this new partnership, including expertise in international event management and opportunities for geographical expansion. And with our shared commitment to enhancing ecosystem value and delivering excellent content, I am confident that Money20/20 will become a world-class, world-wide brand at the heart of the industry.”
Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.