DAY 2

Silicon Luxembourg - - CHRONICLE -

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

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