ATMIA has issued a call to action to the ATM industry to commemorate the 50‘th anniversary of the invention of the ATM and the association’s 20‘th anniversary through support for the original flagship European ATM conference, ATMIA’s 16‘th consecutive annual mid-year event for the industry.
“To mark this special milestone in the ATM industry, ATMIA has produced what strikes me as the greatest ever ATM conference programme,” commented Mike Lee, CEO of ATMIA. “I was there at the founding of this European event by ATMIA Europe back in 2001 and I have watched it grow each year to receive our highest ever attendance last year. This is the major ATM industry event centred in Europe, an event by the industry association for the industry. It’s appropriate in the 50‘th year of ATMs and the 20th year of ATMIA to come home to the true, original European ATM event, run by its founders, ATMIA, rather than to any breakaway events the industry didn’t seek or need.”
Just as the ATM is busy reinventing itself through the process of the global Industry RFI for Next Generation ATMs, coordinated by ATMIA, so the association’s flagship event will stay at the forefront of innovation with dynamic new conference partners, relaunching itself as the “ATM & Cash Innovation Europe 2017” conference, featuring a much broader scope of financial services coverage.
“Our renewed flagship ATM event for the ATM’s 50‘th birthday is the only platform ever which has brought together the two leading visionaries of the ATM Industry, Mr Bill Nuti, CEO of NCR and Mr Andy Mattes, CEO of Diebold-Nixdorf,” Lee continued. “These revered speakers spearhead the finest speaker roster ever assembled in our industry, including MasterCard, speakers from some of the most important banks across the planet, including ANZ, Barclays, Caixabank, DBS from Singapore, HSBC, Santander and Standard Bank of South Africa. In addition, ATMIA’s historic conference features the inspirational CEO of the world’s largest ATM operator, Cardtronics, as well as the CEO of South America’s most successful ATM operator and a senior representative of the People’s Bank of China. In addition, the audience will gain key insights from Worldline and major software developers such Auriga, KAL and SBS.”
As the only global industry association representing the whole ATM industry, with over 8,000 individual members in 66 countries, ATMIA pumps net income earned from its annual events back into its year-long industry work in advocacy, education and networking, giving its events a unique competitive industry advantage.
A historic ATM memorial display in the exhibit area will showcase 50 years of ATM history, after which the event returns to the key theme of innovation and reinvention for the future by recognising outstanding industry achievements and breakthroughs for the industry at a not-to-be-missed Gala Dinner & Award Ceremony, hosted by ATMIA and new conference partners Reconnaissance International.
“Come to the original flagship ATM industry event run by your industry association which is there for the industry throughout the year in its non-profit capacity,” Lee said. ”Ron Delnevo and the European team of ATMIA have pulled out all the stops to produce this fitting tribute to a great industry in its banner year.”
The venue selected by ATMIA enables a bigger trade exhibit than that offered by other rival events so in addition to the best speaker line-up ever seen in our industry, this will be the biggest and best European ATM trade exhibit.