WHOSE HUB IS IT ANYWAY?
Day two started with a nice breakfast for women in fintech, where diversity in payments and education of younger generations were top of the agenda. LHOFT CEO Nasir Zubairi participated in a panel called "The politics of fintech: Whose hub is it anyway?" The session focused on the differing strengths of regional fintech hubs. The keyword of the discussion was collaboration. The takeaway was that "fintech hubs are about people, not politics." The panel was led by the legendary Ghela Boskovich, Founder of Femtechglobal and Head of Fintech for Startupbootcamp, who brilliantly led debates throughout the conference. The keynote stage stayed strong on day two, with Dr. Won-pyo Hong, President of Samsung SDS, sharing insight on blockchain-based use cases for business, and Moola CEO Gemma Godfrey making the point that customers hold much more power than ever before.
The day ended with the LHOFT team at Google's industry party, held at the famous Tivoli Gardens, the second oldest amusement park in the World. Food, music and roller coasters were on the menu. In the afternoon, the LHOFT had the privilege to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with LATTICE80, the world's largest fintech hub, based in Singapore.
The MOU represents the strong desire of both hubs to enable the expansion of fintech startups in both directions. While LATTICE80 provides access to the fintech infrastructure in Singapore and local expertise for operating in Asia, the LHOFT opens up Luxembourg's ecosystem and enables growth throughout Europe. Money20/20 was the perfect backdrop to sign such an agreement, surrounded by representatives from hubs all over the world.
LHOFT Team at Tivoli Gardens with Alex Panican, Emilie Allaert, Robert