Coinciding with the celebration of the 10 years of the IMTC conferences, we are now faced with one of the most interesting and challenging organizational shifts at The Platinum Network (PNET). Building the IMTC events in these 10 years, was hard work in the sense that it took time, energy, and creativity. But everything was really possible because of the help of each and everyone in this industry that believed in the vision we had, to build bridges and unite this diverse sector. And in this new decade, we have BIG plans that we are giving you here a glimpse of.
Besides the IMTC WORLD conference which will take a big leap this year moving to a larger space in the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Miami, Nov 16-19, we have four more events in 2020. Successfully make conferences in different parts of the world has been a great learning experience. This year both Buenos Aires, Argentina, for IMTC LATAM on May 5-7 and ITMC ASIA in Ho Chi Minh City in September, will be new to us and we will be returning to London for IMTC EMEA on May 26-28.
Note: The Platinum Network, affectionately called PNET, is the umbrella organization of IMTC, Remtech, Reglaince, and soon the name of our virtual community and its online services & products.
2020 will see the launching our first Regliance Conference, ‘ at the crossroads between compliance rec tech and regulation”, a conference done in partnership with CORCOM and with the guidance of the Compliance Council, providing the expertise we need to do a successful event taking place at the Miami Hilton downtown on June 15-17. I hope you join us in our inaugural event.
But new challenges are ahead of us as we open our digital offerings for the more than 9,000 friends and colleagues from more than 100 countries in the world that follow us in our newsletters, social media, our LinkedIn group etc. We have been busy creating ways to offer an inmersive experience for everyone, online and offline, so they can join us, physically or virtually!
Our virtual space
The Platinum Network will start offering memberships to our global money transfer & cross-border payments community so our friends and colleagues can now benefit from their loyalty with discounts to our events, to our online courses, free participation in our virtual round tables ( a new concept of webinars) as well as all the perks that we will be informing soon. Each member will be able to create their own profile and be found in the directory as well as initiating conversations; it will help us greatly in our effort to help in the networking we do now offline. Besides, organizations can build their own groups, private or public, a service all associations will certainly be happy to offer their members as they will have their own virtual space.
Our Online Courses
The MTCC Compliance Certification Course is already online and more courses will follow in our new individual and corporate platform. We are partnering with Corcom to develop a suite of online courses in the areas of compliance, regulation and regtech. We are looking for partners to develop courses in other areas such as technology, blockchain, payment processing, cryptocurrencies etc. and courses that will provide information about countries and markets.
Virtual Roundtables (VRTs)
We have decided to take the very successful roundtables which we have in the afternoons at our presential events to the digital world. We will have a manager, a moderator and initial panelists that will present the subject and briefly state their opinions. Then we will open the discussion to others who by chat and by raiding their hand are welcome to share their opinions or ask questions (public or private) . These one-hour sessions we will go deep into chosen subject. If you want to be a panelist or if you want to submit a subject or a proposal we will love to hear from you.
Ask an expert
Mohr World Consulting, the company I founded in 2001, has developed a solid reputation in the industry for providing guidance, advice, novel ideas, introduction of partners, etc. In these last couple of years, I have been working closely with our Corporate Partners offering companies and institutions our collective experience for the success of our clients. We are developing a attractive and inexpensive way for anyone in the industry to schedule one-hour phone calls with any of our corporate partners that join us in this exciting project. With the opening of our office in Madrid, Spain, this past month, headed by Lourdes Soto, we are proud and excited of the new opportunities in front of us.
Remtech Awards 2020
In February 17, 2020 we will be launching our Remtech 2020 awards in the same date IFAD will be launching the registration for the GFRID 2020, this year’s Global Forum Remittances Investment and Development which will take place in Nairobi, Kenya on June 24-26. The GFRID will be hosting the awards on June 25 in the afternoon. We want every innovator in this industry entering this year’s awards which we are partnering with Yokip Consulting to develop. We are honored again to help & support this great event that we hope you can attend. It is going to be a very important event for the development of remittances and cross-border payments in Africa.