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CL@B 2017 Will Bring Experts from 35 Countries Together in Miami to Analyze the Evolution of the Financial Ecosystem

Miami, June 21 2017 – Under the slogan “The evolution of the financial ecosystem,” CL@B, the biggest and most prestigious financial technology and innovation conference in Latin America, organized jointly in Miami by FIBA and FELABAN, will launch its seventeenth edition on Wednesday, August the 30th, giving way to two and a half days of presentations, panel discussions and networking sessions.

In this event, which has already become a link between Latin America and the rest of the world, more than 900 attendees from over 35 countries will share their knowledge and concerns about the latest developments in the financial service industry with 100 speakers, high level leaders of the financial information technology industry, and delegates from more than 200 financial institutions. Topics will include, among others, FinTech and digital transformation, payment channels, cybersecurity, Big Data, laws and regulations, blockchain, and financial inclusion.

Some of the top featured speakers are Chris Skinner, Chair of the European networking forum The Financial Services Club and Nordic Finance Innovation and author of several books; Francesca de Quesada Covey, Head of Product Partnerships in Latin America at Facebook; Martin Borchardt, CEO & founder of Nubi; Laura Gaviria Halaby, Global Head of Digital Acceleration at Citi; Fernando Moreno, Global Business Development, New Digital Business at BBVA; Carlos Gonzalez, Consulting Director at IDC Latin America; Michael Casey, Senior Adviser, Digital Currency Initiative at MIT Media Lab; Robleh Ali, Digital Currencies Research Scientist at MIT Media Lab; Sergio Piñón, Senior VP, Director of Security at Ocean Bank; Agustín Gattas, Cognitive Solutions Executive at IBM Watson Argentina; and Gustavo Fosse, IT Director of Banco do Brazil.

About FIBA

Founded in 1979, the Florida International Bankers Association is a non-profit trade association that provides comprehensive support to the global financial services industry through education, conferences and advocacy. FIBA members include some of the largest financial institutions and influential organizations worldwide. FIBA is recognized by the financial services industry, regulators, and authorities, as a Center for Excellence for its knowledge and expertise.


The Federation of Latin American banks is a non-profit entity founded by banking associations and other agencies from 19 Latin American countries in Mar del Plata, Argentina, in 1965, and it includes over 500 regional banks.

Its goals are to promote and facilitate communication, understanding and direct relationship between financial entities; to support the coordination of criteria and the unification of general banking and financial practices in Latin America; to cooperate with economic development; to promote well-being; and to procure a greater access to financial services for low income populations.



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June 21, 2017By Karina ZayasPress Releases

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