International Payments Summit 2023

International Payment Summit 2023

21st November 2023
Birmingham, UK

(optional pre-event dinner - 20th November 2023)

At this year's International Payments Summit, our speakers will be exploring the whole international student payment journey in the context of an evolving education ecosystem.

The agenda explores the role of agents, institutions, partners and organisations in better connecting and supporting our international students.

Who Should Attend

This event is for senior financial decision-makers and other key institutional stakeholders with a remit to improve the international student experience.




09:30 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:10

Simon Mander, Senior Director, Consulting, Flywire.

10:10 - 10:40

Charley Robinson, Head of Global Mobility, Universities UK International.

10:40 - 11:05

The Outlook for Global Student Flows Amid a Changing Macro-Economic Landscape
John McNamara, British Council.

11:05 - 11:30


11:30 - 11:50

New Flywire Research: Mapping the International Student Payer Journey
Sheona Griffiths, Senior Director, Flywire.

11:50 - 12:30

Finance & IO: Opportunities for Cross-Departmental Innovation
Led by Sara Sandford, International Education Specialist, Edified; Jordan Aird, Regional Manager, South Asia, University of Salford; Steve Boland, Head of Income, University of Birmingham & Siobhan Marshall, Regional Manager, South Asia and South East Asia, University of Huddersfield, Kristian McDermott, Income Manager, University of Manchester.

12:30 - 13:15

Networking Lunch

13:15 - 14:00

Payment Trends for the UK's Key Sending Countries: India, China and Nigeria
Giles Rowlinson, Senior Payments Manager, EMEA, Flywire; Prakash Venkataramani, Senior Director Payments, India, Flywire & Joseph Chen, General Manager, China, Flywire.

14:00 - 14:20

HEIs and Money Laundering
Dr Nic Ryder, Professor in Financial Crime, Cardiff University.

14:20 - 14:45


14:45 - 15:15

The Financial Crime Risks of the International Student Journey
Dan Harris, Senior Compliance Manager, Kaplan.

15:15 - 16:00

Agent Due Diligence & Finance: The Case for Closer Alignment
Dan Harris, Senior Compliance Manager, Kaplan; Tony Lee, Chief Visionary Officer, ICEF; Shonagh Maak, BUILA Executive/University of Glasgow. Moderated by Sheona Griffiths, Senior Director, Flywire.


Conference Close

  • Thanks to this conference my awareness on different issues that international students have to face has increased

  • It was really useful to hear the speakers and also to network with other universities

  • Excellent content, really useful and topical