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B2B Payments 2021: What Will You Change?

Banks, corporates and even regulators now recognize the imperative to modernize — not just digitize —the infrastructures and workflows that move money and data between businesses domestically and cross-border.

Together with Visa, PYMNTS invites you to a month-long series of livestreamed programs on these issues as they reshape B2B payments. Masters of modernization share insights and answer questions during a mix of intimate fireside chats and vibrant virtual roundtables.

This PYMNTS-TV series provides clarity and actionable advice around four critically important points:

Week One: “What just happened?” - Taking stock of the B2B payments 2020 digital shift

Week Two: “What will we change?” - Rethinking the B2B Payments roadmap for 2021 and beyond

Week Three: “What will it take?” - How to move ideas from concept to execution

Week Four: “What will the future look like?” - Next steps for B2B payments

 

BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION

If our goal is to shape the direction of B2B payments in 2021, then our agenda must become your agenda. Over the next several weeks, we invite you to send us your questions — and we’ll use them to shape our discussions. With your help, our series of live programming will be the most thoughtful, relevant and impactful conversations about B2B payments and the part each of you will play in reaching its full potential.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

SERIES KICK-OFF: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2020

TAKING STOCK OF THE DIGITAL SHIFT: WHAT JUST HAPPENED?

Six months ago and in the space of a few short weeks, businesses around the world shut their offices and moved to an entirely remote workforce as the pandemic forced the closure of all but essential businesses. The abrupt shift to work from home for CFOs, treasurers and their teams laid bare the inefficiencies of systems, processes and workflows that relied too much on paper and manual processes to keep business flowing.

We’ll hear from a panel of corporates who will share their challenges in managing payments workflows across their own cash position at a time when cash flow and liquidity across their entire financial and supply chain was never more important.

E1: It Happened One March: The Five Months That Changed The B2B Payments World

Live: Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 12:00 PM (ET) – 12:50 PM (ET)

WEEK OF OCTOBER 5TH

RETHINKING THE ROADMAP: WHAT WILL YOU CHANGE?

As the pandemic shone a bright light on the inefficiencies that payers and receivers simply lived with in more economically predictable times, the phase that echoed consistently throughout the B2B payments ecosystem was “What will we change?”

A series of discussions with treasury banks, themselves undergoing their own digital transformations, will shed light on the critical steps they took to help their corporate and small business customers navigate these uncertain times.

E2: Digitizing The Small Business To Save The Small Business | Helping SMBs Make The Digital Shift

Live: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 12:00 PM (ET) – 12:50 PM (ET)

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E3: The Corporate Challenge: Can Treasury Banks Help Corporates Transform at the Same Time They Themselves are Transforming?

Live: Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 12:00 PM (ET) – 12:50 PM (ET)

WEEK OF OCTOBER 12TH

FROM TALK TO EXECUTION: WHAT WILL IT TAKE?

Solutions to problems always look great in a Power Point deck presented on a Zoom call, but the rubber meets the road when presentations become protocols for new ways to get business done.

A series of conversations with networks, FinTechs, corporates and bankers will shed new insights on how they are making the tough decisions today that will future-proof their processes moving forward.

E4: Real Time’s Reality Check: How Many Clearing And Settlement Rails Do We Really Need?

Live: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 12:00 PM (ET) – 12:50 PM (ET)

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E5: Flattening The Curve: Going Straight From Order To Cash: Who’ll Deliver?

Live: Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 12:00 PM (ET) – 12:50 PM (ET)

WEEK OF OCTOBER 19TH

WHAT’S NEXT FOR B2B PAYMENTS: HOW WILL THINGS LOOK?

Getting a sense of how B2B payments will look in the future is about what gets funded, and why.

A panel of investors and FinTechs will share the framework they are using to answer that question — and its impact on other projects and payments and financial systems priorities they may be contemplating.

E6: Follow the Money: Who Has it, Who’s Getting it and Why?

Live: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 12:00 PM (ET) – 12:50 PM (ET)

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E7: Pressure Points: The Verticalization (and Digitization) of B2B Payments

Live: Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 12:00 PM (ET) – 12:50 PM (ET)

WEEK OF OCTOBER 26TH

NOW WHAT?

A diverse panel of B2B payments CEOs will reflect on the month-long series of conversations and share thoughts on where they are placing their own bets in 2021, and why; and how they see the future of the B2B payments ecosystem evolving.

E8: Reinvent. And Recover: CEOs Reflect On 2020 And What’s To Come In 2021

Live: Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 12:00 PM (ET) – 12:50 PM (ET)

Details are subject to change