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Embarc Collective & BlockSpaces to host global financial tech leaders


The Mandalay Group in partnership with BlockSpaces, today revealed first details of a groundbreaking new event focused on the future of banking, fintech and payments.

#PAY TAMPA BAY will draw more than 200 financial technology leaders to Downtown Tampa,Thursday, February 20, 2020. Attendees will connect with hundreds of fintech’s boldest and brightest, along with C-Level Executives, Thought Leaders, Disruptive Innovators and leading companies in global financial services.

#PAY Tampa Bay will cover a range of different banking, fintech and payments related topics including Open Banking, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Smart Cities, Invisible Payments, Cryptocurrency, Autonomous Vehicles, Digital Identity, Decentralization and much more. “We’re partnering with The Mandalay Group to attract attention and investment to theburgeoning Tampa Bay technology community” said Rosa Shores, Co-Founder of BlockSpaces. Shores, along with her Co-Founder Gabe Higgins have developed an end-to-end blockchain
focused hybrid venture studio located inside the new Embarc Collective innovation hub. This new $10 million, 32,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility will be the host location for this leading-edge fintech event on February 20, 2020.

“Our #PAY Las Vegas event was a hit” said Bruce Burke, Founder of The Mandalay Group. “We featured 50+ thought leaders from across the global fintech industry. Now we want to bring that same experience home. This special one-day event is being designed specifically to attract attention to the growth of technology-fueled businesses in the Tampa Bay area” reports Burke. Highlighting the event will be the #PAY Fintech Startup Showcase where ten early-stage companies share their story and battle it out for awards and prizes. “We’re looking for the hottest startups in the space” said Ashok Venkatraman of The Mandalay Group, “Trailblazers in financial services should submit their pitch decks to be included in this high-profile showcase. The Mandalay Group has announced a call for partners for this unique one-day event. Partners for the #PAY TAMPA BAY event will benefit from exposure to C-Level decision-makers, product managers, developers, disruptors, business professionals, strategists, academics, creators, researchers, media and startups who are focused on the future of financial services.

#PAY has opportunities for Speakers, Supporters and Startups, for further details and to register please visit:



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