Programme outline

Join us for Visa Futures in Cannes, France – at the Rotonde at Le Palais des Festivals.

Visa Futures has two components:

  • The Plenaries – epic keynotes, informed analysis and provocative debate
  • The Marketplace – value-creating innovations, demonstrations, proofs of concept and pop-up-presentations

Alongside Visa Futures, we are also running several Visa National Board and Committee meetings. If you are involved in these, see the board meetings page for times and arrangements. Otherwise, you should aim to arrive in Cannes for the morning of 29 June 2016.

  • Tuesday 28 June
  • Wednesday 29 June
  • Thursday 30 June

Tuesday 28 June

 
All day Visa National Board and Committee Meetings take place today. If you are involved, visit the board meetings page for more.


Dress Code

Visa Futures event Business casual
Evening event Casual

Wednesday 29 June

 
Morning Visa National Board and Committee Meetings take place in the morning. If you are involved, visit the board meetings page for more details.

Otherwise, you should aim to arrive during the morning. To help you get here, we are running regular shuttles from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, and you can store your luggage in our secure luggage area near the venue. For more information visit the Cannes page.
11:30 Registration opens
12:00 The Marketplace

Buffet lunch, exhibitions, demos & curated tours.

Exhibitors include:
  • Google
  • GoInStore
  • Jungle Jacket (Eppela PostePayCrowd)
  • Mario the Robot (Marriott International)
  • Remittance on the Blockchain
  • Safran Identity & Security (formerly Morpho)
  • ThreatMetrix
  • Tokenisation
  • Verified by Visa 2
  • Visa Checkout
  • Visa Europe Collab
13:30 Opening keynote

Speakers in this session include:
  • Nicolas Huss, CEO, Visa Europe
  • Charlie Scharf, CEO, Visa Inc.
14:10 Keynote: Living in interesting times – a curse or a blessing?

  • Nicola Mendelsohn, Vice President, Facebook EMEA
14:40 The Marketplace

Networking, pop-up presentations, exhibitions, demos & curated tours
15:50 Consumer Futures

An ‘exploration of the big emerging trends in consumer behaviour, what this means for the way people will consume and transact in the future – and the implications for payments

Speakers in this session include:
  • Jeroen Merchiers, General Manager Europe & Russia, Airbnb
  • Jim McCarthy, Executive Vice President, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships, Visa Inc.
16:40 Shopping Futures

An outside-in perspective of emerging retail trends, and the way payments can (i) help differentiate them, cut queues and capture incremental sales, and (ii) help identify, attract and retain the right type of customers

Speakers in this session include:
  • O. Schmitz, Head of Business Development, Amazon
  • Osama Hirzalla, Vice President Brand and e-com, Marriott
  • Ramón Martín, Head of Global Merchant Sales and Solutions, Visa Inc.
17:40 The Marketplace

Networking, pop-up presentations, exhibitions, demos & curated tours
20:30 Evening event at the Carlton InterContinental Beach Club


Dress Code

Visa Futures event Business casual
Evening event Casual

Thursday 30 June

 
08:00 The Marketplace

Exhibitions, demos & curated tours.

Exhibitors include:
  • Google
  • GoInStore
  • Jungle Jacket (Eppela PostePayCrowd)
  • Mario the Robot (Marriott International)
  • Remittance on the Blockchain
  • Safran Identity & Security (formerly Morpho)
  • ThreatMetrix
  • Tokenisation
  • Verified by Visa 2
  • Visa Checkout
  • Visa Europe Collab
09:00 Partnership futures – the role and benefit of industry partnerships

An introduction to the Visa Inc. ethos on creating deeper partnerships – and how this plays out in the client engagement model

Speakers in this session include:
  • Ryan McInerney, President, Visa Inc.
09:25 European Futures

A point of view from a leading commentator on the outcome of the Brexit vote and what it means for the economic outlook – across Europe and the rest of the world.

Speakers in this session include
  • Wolfgang Munchau, Associate Editor, Financial Times
09:45 Networked Futures

How the technology world is moving inexorably to openness – which means making it easy and attractive for other players to plug into our collective systems, run on our collective rails, and benefit from our collective assets.

Speakers in this session include
  • Spencer Spinnell, Director, Emerging Platforms, Google
  • Rajat Taneja, Executive Vice President, Technology, Visa Inc.
10:35 The Marketplace

Networking, pop-up presentations, exhibitions, demos & curated tours
11:25 Secure Futures

An exploration of the critical importance of security, the way it is a competitive differentiator for any Visa client, and the direction of travel – devaluing data (tokenisation), evolving authentication, making Visa synonymous with trust

Speakers in this session include:
  • Meinhard Benn, CEO of SatoshiPay
  • Anne Bouverot, CEO, Safran Identity & Security (formerly Morpho)
  • Ellen Richey, Chief Enterprise Risk Officer, Visa Inc.
12:20 Closing keynote

When in Provence – disruption and innovation lessons from the wine industry

Speakers in this session include:
  • Jancis Robinson OBE, Master of Wine and Financial Times Columnist
12:45 Closing plenary

Speakers in this session include:
  • Nicolas Huss, CEO Visa Europe
13:00 The Marketplace

Networking, pop-up presentations, exhibitions, demos & curated tours


Dress Code

Visa Futures event Business casual
Evening event Casual

Register now

We have a limited number of places, which will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. So, to secure your place, please move quickly.

Also, to benefit from the special delegate rate, and help us to manage your itinerary, please only book your hotel accommodation from this page.

Finally, do remember that June is a busy time for travel to Nice, so we recommend you book your flights as soon as possible.