5th Annual European Payments Forum

After the great success of the September 2017 event, we will have our next annual European Payments Forum in March 2018. This time, the hosting city is going to be Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The event will continue to discuss PSD 2 as it transformed the entire banking system and caused a big headache for banking professionals. Participants will have the chance to debate about FinTech & Technological (R)evolutions and the impact on traditional banking landscape.

We invite all attendees to join our Regulatory Roller-Coaster which will reveal the effects of the current and future regulations on the banking ecosystem.

Join us to hear about Banks’ Security First Aid and how are stakeholders of the industry collaborating to fight the threats and roll back cyber-attacks.

At our event, you will also find out more about investing into Bitcoin by listenening to real-life case studies of success and failures.

Our 5th Annual European Payments Forum is the best platform to learn, network and discuss all payments related matters, and gain first hand experience from our expert speakers from within the banking industry. See you in Amsterdam on 01-02 of March, 2018!

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What participants say about our events:

“I am so glad and proud of being a sponsor of this kind of event with my company and for me it is interesting to find people here from different countries.”
Roselyne Jauffret - Sales Director Europe, ACI Worldwide/France
“The event is really diverse and interesting especially for somebody like myself who is coming from law enforcement. I find a chance to speak with colleagues with learning new things about the sector.”
Petro Felicio – Senior Specialist, Europol / The Netherlands
“The event is totally good for me to have a chance to listen and learn another stories from another companies just in 2 days. I can’t find this anywhere else.”
Peter Nordgaard - CFO, Coinify / Denmark

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Event schedule

Day one

  • 08:30 Registration & Networking with Welcome Coffee

  • 08:45 Greeting from the Project Lead & GLC Icebreaker Session

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 Opening Keynote Presentation: European Commission’s View on upcoming regulations

  • 09:20 How financial intelligence is critical to the fight against organised crime and terrorism

  • 09:50 How to fight financial exclusion with new technology and non-bank solutions

  • 10:20 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 10:50 HELP, my son wouldn’t go to a branch office?!
    – What can a bank do to keep up with the requirements of a quickly evolving 21st century?

  • 11:20 PSD2 & Evolutions in the Retail Payment Landscape

  • 11:50 Slot Reserved for ACI Worldwide

  • 12:20 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:20 Hot Seat Speaker’s Wrapup

  • 13:40 Agile and Adaptable Technology Platforms – Easing the Insanity of the Post PSD2 World

  • 14:10 Corporate ecosystems: Let’s innovate finance!

  • 14:40 The UK’s change agenda for payments

  • 15:10 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 15:40 ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: Back to the Future Outlook

  • 16:10 PSD2 and Open Banking – State of Play

  • 16:40 PSD2

  • 17:10 Hot Seat Speaker’s Wrapup

  • 17:30 Closing Remarks from the Chair & Networking

  • 17:40 End of Day 1

  • 18:30-19:30 Cocktail Reception

Day two

  • 08:30 Meet, Greet & Networking with Welcome Coffee

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 Forecast of the Payments Ecosystem

  • 09:30 Slot Reserved for ACI Worldwide

  • 10:00 Blockchain Consortia Lead Back To Bitcoin

  • 10:30 Make blockchain boring again: creating networks of value

  • 11:00 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 11:20 Blockchain – Is it here to stay?

  • 11:50 Instant Payments

  • 12:20 POS means more than Acquiring

  • 12:50 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:50 Hot Seat Speaker’s Wrapup

  • 14:10 How to successfully deliver a PSD2?

  • 14:40 X-Raying of the corporate customers

  • 15:10 The evolution of Payment Services to Corporate Customers

  • 15:50 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 16:10 Innovations, Governance (National Forum on the Payment System) and the view of De Nederlandsche Bank

  • 16:40 Hot Seat Speaker’s Wrapup

  • 17:00 Closing Remarks from the Chair & Farewell Networking

  • 17:10 End of Day 2

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Our Speakers

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Ugo Bechis
Ugo BechisCo-Chair
Lafferty Brexit Council
Reinout Temmerman
Reinout TemmermanPrudential Supervision of Market Infrastructures and Oversight
National Bank of Belgium
József Németh
József Németh Deputy CEO
Online Ltd
Ville Sointu
Ville SointuHead of DLT & Blockchain
Alexandre Stervinou
Alexandre StervinouHead of the Non-Cash Means of Payment Oversight Division
Banque de France
Michiel Van Doeveren
Michiel Van DoeverenSenior Policy Advisor
The Netherlands
Christian Schäfer
Christian SchäferProduct Management Head Payments
Deutsche Bank
Seshika Fernando
Seshika FernandoHead of Financial Solutions
United Kingdom
Tim Yudin
Tim YudinDirector of Design and Delivery
New Payments System Operator (NPSO)
United Kingdom
Anne Marie Magis
Anne Marie MagisManaging Director Digitalisation Commercial and Corporate Banking
The Netherlands
Ron Delnevo
Ron DelnevoExecutive Director Europe
United Kingdom
Begoña Blanco Sánchez
Begoña Blanco SánchezHead of Product Management Payments Domestic, international and SEPA
ING Belgium
Slava Veselinova Stefanova
Slava Veselinova StefanovaHead of team in the Financial Intelligence Unit
The Netherlands
Jon Matonis
Jon MatonisVice President of Corporate Strategy, Founding Director
nChain / Bitcoin Foundation
Kannan Rasappan
Kannan RasappanPSD2 Solution Architect (IAM)
Lloyds Banking Group
United Kingdom
Martin Schorel
Martin SchorelFounder/Owner
The Netherlands
Katrine Mitens
Katrine MitensSenior Vice President, Payments at
Danske Bank
Dr. Stephen Topliss
Dr. Stephen ToplissVP of products
United Kingdom
Theodore Blik
Theodore Blik Co-founder/CEO
Joris Elzinga
Joris ElzingaBusiness Development Manager Payments
Banco Sabadel
Bülent Ersöz
Bülent ErsözPayment Systems Director
TEB - BNP Paribas
Ralf Jacob
Ralf JacobHead of Unit D3 (Retail Financial Services and Payments)
European Commission

Our Advisors

Ugo Bechis
Ugo BechisCo-Chair
Lafferty Brexit Council
Dariusz Nalepa
Dariusz NalepaDirector Transacton Banking Department
mBank S.A.
Christine Deleye
Christine DeleyeHead of Payments and Trade Finance
CBC Banque & Assurance
Matthew S. Fuellhart
Matthew S. FuellhartGlobal Head of Product, Cash Management
Montran Corporation
United Kingdom
Julian Sawyer
Julian SawyerChief Operating Officer
Starling Bank
United Kingdom
Roselyne Jauffret
Roselyne JauffretSales Director, Europe
ACI Worldwide
Theodore Blik
Theodore BlikCo-founder/CEO

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Who will you meet?

Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Members of the Board, Senior Vice Presidents, First Vice Presidents, Executive Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents Managing Directors, Executive Directors, Directors, Global Heads, Regional Heads, Group Heads, Heads & Leads General Managers, Senior Managers & Managers Analysts, Consultants & Advisors OF:

• Cash Development

• Cash Management

• Channels & Distribution

• Corporate Finance

• Correspondent Banking

• Cyber Security

• Digital Banking

• Digital Money

• e-Banking

• e-Commerce

• Electronic Payments

• Emerging Payments

• Financial Services

• Fraud Management

• Intra-day Cash Management

• Market and Business Strategy

• Market Integration Online Payments

• Online Security

• Operations

• Payment Cards

• Payment Policy

• Payment Services

• Payment Systems Payments

• Payments Infrastructure

• Payments Strategy

• Payments Products

• Prepaid Product Management

• Regulatory and Market Policy

• Retail Payments


• Transaction Services

• Transactional Banking

• And other payments related professionals

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