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The first Remittances & Financial Services Conference, IMTC CUBA 2016 will be held in Havana on June 27-29, 2016
IMTC Announces that the Melia Cohiba Hotel in Havana has been chosen for this historic event

MIAMI, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- IMTC, the premier events of the International Money Transfer & Payments Industry, has announced today that after several meetings with Cuban authorities, the IMTC CUBA 2016 Conference has been given a green light. IMTC hosts the world's largest Money Transfer Conferences and Trade Fairs. With remittances continuing to rise, the industry is seeing significant changes to the traditional business models with new developments from the Fintech sector and a strong development of digital channels. 

Money Transfer Expert Hugo Cuevas-Mohr moderates a panel of industry delegates at IMTC WORLD 2015 in Miami. More than 450 people converged in Miami in November at the Eden Roc for this unique event.

The main objective of this one-of-a-kind event is to explore the remittance and financial service sector in Cuba, looking at the past to understand the present and analyze what the future will bring, starting from the very small number of financial services firms that exist today to the opportunities that lay ahead.  Remittances are a very important source of capital for the island but estimates of remittances sent to Cuban families vary widely. Remittance expert Manuel Orozco, from the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington estimates that about 550,000 people send an average $1,250 a year to the island, or about $770 million annually. The UN Economic Commission for Latin America estimated that $1.8 billion made it to the island in 2015. But when noncash contributions of merchandise, airtime minutes and other sources are added up, the total value could be 2 or 3 times higher.

Hugo Cuevas-Mohr, Director at IMTC, states: "We want to witness the transformation first hand, from the role of the banking sector, the emerging non-bank financial sector, the present and the future importance of remittances, the foreign exchange market to the card and mobile financial services developments in the island. We need to understand and be respectful of the internal processes and changes taking place to be part of the future."

IMTC has partnered with Cuba Educational Travel in organizing the event, from the speakers & panelists that will converge in Havana to the Trade Fair where international companies will be able to promote their brand and services.

IMTC ( organizes IMTC WORLD in Miami, the largest industry gathering in the world, IMTC USA in Las Vegas, IMTC EMEA in Barcelona, IMTC BRASIL in Sao Paulo and IMTC ASIA in Delhi.

Hugo Cuevas-Mohr ( +1 3057420759

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