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Below you will find a listing of conferences in the area of innovative payments and regulation that the EMA sponsors or supports.

Thaer Sabri was a panellist at Open Banking: What does it really mean?

Dr Thaer Sabri, CEO of the EMA joined the regulatory panel at Open Banking: What does it really mean? conference on 11 April 2018 in London.

The Open Banking era has begun

Over the next few months, Britain’s largest banks will be required to make the account data of consenting customers available to approved rivals. As envisaged, the new regime will allow up-and-coming challenger banks and fintech businesses to compete on a more-or-less level playing field with existing financial services giants. It has the potential to alter radically the way that people interact with their finances and with financial services providers.

The purpose of this conference was to ascertain what should be ‘best practice’ in open banking. Sessions will cover:

·       The new regulatory environment

·       Relative progress of the UK in open banking

·       The bank/fintech interface

·       Who controls payments?

·       The European experience

·       The impact of GDPR on open banking: opportunity or threat?

·       The balance between fostering innovation and consumer protection

·       Will open banking do enough for the financially vulnerable?

We are delighted that Imran Gulamhuseinwala, Trustee of the new Open Banking Implementation Entity will be giving the opening keynote address.

Speakers include:

  • Phil Andrew, Chief Executive, StepChange Charity
  • Dr Louise Beaumont, Co-Chair, Open Bank Working Group
  • Megan Caywood, Chief Platform Officer, Starling Bank
  • Laura Coffey, Head of Fintech, TechCity
  • Tony Craddock, Director General, Emerging Payments Association
  • Mark Davison, Regional Director, Deposit Solutions
  • Tom Fisher, Research Officer, Privacy International
  • Imran Gulamhuseinwala, Trustee, Open Banking Implementation Entity
  • James Kirkup, Director, Social Market Foundation
  • Robert Kotlarz, Business Development Director, Significat
  • Liz Oakes, Associate Partner, Mckinsey & Co
  • Thaer Sabri, Chief Executive, Electronic Money Association
  • Cliff Van Tonder, Executive Vice President for Partners and Alliances, EMEA, Avoka
  • Michael Vroobel, Vice President Operations, Marketinvoice
  • Aidene Walsh, Chief Executive, The Fair Banking Foundation
  • James Whittle, Director of International Standards and Services, UK Payments Administration
  • Stephen Dury, Head of New Business Models, Santander UK

Who should attend

Management in financial institutions (C Suite, Heads of Digital, Heads of Innovation, Heads of Marketing, Legal and Compliance) and fintech companies; Government and regulators; associations; legal, financial and professional advisers.

DELEGATE FEES:

Standard fee: £595.00 or £476.00 + VAT (with discount) EMA code: OBANK1EMA

Fintech company fee: £75.00**

**applies to any company registered as an official company for less than 4 years at the date of the event, which  is not a subsidiary or part of a group established for longer than this period and which offers a product and/or service usually classified as FinTech

Website:

https://www.cityandfinancialconferences.com/OpenBanking

Other booking options, mentioning code in either instance:

E: bookings@nullcityandfinancial.com

T: 01932 340115

 

Thaer joins the panel at FData Open Banking 2020-2030 Summit

FData Open Banking 2020-2030 Summit was held on 5 December 2017 in London.

Thaer Sabri , CEO of the EMA did join the panel on Open Banking – the story so far. This panel session did examine the big issues of open banking’s journey to the mainstream.

The open banking movement is not new. The fintech industry has, for over a decade and in many geographies, been pushing for the acceptance and embracing of third party applications in customer-facing financial services. From 2013, the shifting sands of policy, regulation and commercial requirements has altered the landscape and rate of change. Concerted backing from UK Treasury and policy support in the EU has changed the game.

Find out more about the conference here.

EMA have partnered up with FinTech Connect Live 2017

FinTech Connect Live, the EMA’s media partner, will take place between 6 & 7 December 2017 in Excel London

 

Combining the hustle and bustle of an exhibition featuring over 3000 visitors, and 200 exhibitors and partners from over 50 countries, FinTech Connect Live is the UK’s largest fintech event.

Playing host to 4 strategic conference sessions with inspirational case studies from around the world, a technology buyers theatre with 50 product demos, 12 educational workshops tackling practical fast growth challenges, and two full days of dedicated mentoring clinics for start up leaders, all brought to you from over 300 of the industries finest speakers, FinTech Connect Live is the ‘must have ticket’ for stakeholders from across the full fintech eco-system.

FinTech Connect Live provides a platform for all those attending to collaborate, differentiate, form connections, source solution, conduct and generate business with new, existing and upcoming fintech players in the market.

Get involved and find out more by visiting www.fintechconnectlive.com

FREE conference passes for EMA members

EMA offers 10 free conference passes to the members. Each member quest can use this link  https://register.fintechconnectlive.com/srspricing     to register for the free pass, using the invite code EMA100.  Email  janetta.millard@nulle-ma.org to confirm your registration.

10% discount after 10 free passes for EMA members are used up

Use this link http://www.fintechconnectlive.com/prices/ to buy the tickets at 10% discount, using the code EMA10.

Free visitor passes

Unlimited free visitor passes are available to the expo and all content on the expo floor.

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Thaer Sabri, CEO of the EMA as a panelist at ACAMS Ireland Symposium 2017

Thaer Sabri, CEO of the EMA was a panelist at ACAMS Ireland Symposium, 19 October 2017 in Dublin, Ireland

Thaer took part in a panel discussion for the following session:

Eyes on the Forest, not on the Trees: Initiatives by the FinTech sector to identify and mitigate financial crime risks in their sector

Learning Objectives:
· Identify key risk characteristics essential to both assessing Fintechs as customers and by FinTechs of their own business
· Increase working knowledge of CDD and monitoring techniques and technologies used by the FinTech sector
· Raise awareness around financial crime typologies specific to FinTechs and measures taken to mitigate these risks

For more information about the Symposium, click here.

 

EMA partners up with GLC Europe for 7th Risk Management Forum

EMA partners up with GLC Europe for 7th Annual Risk Management Forum

14-15 September, 2017 – Vienna, Austria

https://glceurope.com/risk-zone-2017-7th-annual-risk-management-forum-details/?utm_source=ema&utm_medium=association&utm_campaign=RM7

Risk management in banking had to overcome many changes in past years mainly in response to regulations that emerged from the global financial crisis. And there are still new challenges ahead, risk management will experience even more extensive change in the next decade.

The 7th Annual Risk Management Forum will provide opportunities for attendees to listen insights, guidelines, practices from regulatory bodies, leading industry associations and banks/central banks.

During the event participants will hear about the latest regulations, impacts of IFRS 9, Stress testing practices, developments in risk measurement and there are many more topic on board.

Discount:

Discount code: ema_risk2017, which provides EMA members/ readers 20% discount

Risk Zone 2017 – 7th Annual Risk Management Forum – Details

EMA partners up with GLC Europe for 4th Annual European Payments Forum, 14-15 September 2017

EMA partners up with Global Leading Conferences Europe for the 4th Annual European Payments Forum on 14-15 September 2017

Since last years’ European Payments Forum, many has changed within the industry, so it is time to organize our 4th Annual European Payments Forum, which will discuss both the changes and the future forecast of the topic. The FinTech war has just began, which will change the entire business and effect all stakeholders as well. Learn more about Blockchain from well-known topic experts and debate if banks are ready for the adoption.

Hear more about PSD 2 and its improvement on the payment experience from different point of view. What is the long and short term impact of this regulation and forest the regulatory landscape?

Join our Round Table Discussion to debate on banking (r)evolution and the technological innovations within the industry; do they disrupt or improve different processes?

Our aim is to bring together representatives from all different companies that are part of the payment industry in order to hear the most emerging issues they face and the solution to cope with these challenges.

Discount:

EMA discount code: ema_payment2017, which provides EMA members/ readers 20% discount

InnoPay- 4th Annual European Payments Forum

Thaer Sabri, CEO of the EMA was speaking at E.N.G.’s Automotive Finance Summit 2017, Berlin

E.N.G.’s Automotive Finance summit, 31 May – 1 June 2017, Crowne Plaza City Centre Hotel, Berlin

Thaer Sabri, CEO of the EMA was a speaker at Automotive Finance Summit 2017. The goal of the 9th annual event was to share insights and experience on driving profitability with modern, flexible financing solutions and adapting to today’s customer needs.

Find out more here.

Dr Qazi Jalisi was speaking at 4th Int’l conference on E-money, Cards and Payments

Dr Qazi Jalisi gave an overview on PSD2 at Conference on E-money, cards and payments, specifically discussing:

· Payment initiation services
· Account information services
· Interaction with the GDPR
· Sensitive payment information

The Conference aimed at delivering the most up-to-date information on e-money, cards, mobile banking and payment systems in the context of emerging economic, legal and technological advancements.  Read more about the conference here.

4th International conference on E-money, Cards and Payments, 7- 8 June 2017, Bratislava, Slovakia

 

Bratislava conferene on emoney cards and payments

EMA media partner at 4th Int’l conference on e-money, cards and payments

Thaer Sabri, CEO of the EMA was speaking at PSD2 Implementation congress in London

Thaer Sabri, CEO of the EMA was speaking at PSD2 Implementation congress in London on 29 March 2017

The main topic of Thaer’s presentation was to investigate how a post-PSD2 will look like and understand its wider implications on banking and financial services, and:

  • Discuss strategic options for banking and FinTech organisations and best course of action
  • What will this mean for banking? Discover likely forms of how banks will be organized in a Post-PSD2 market
  • Understand the structural changes within the market and weigh up aggressive vs. defensive PSD2 strategies

For more information click here.

 

Thaer Sabri was speaking at 13th Annual AML & Financial Crime Seminar in London

Thaer Sabri, CEO of the EMA was speaking at 13th Annual AML & Financial Crime Seminar in London on 21st of March 2017, where he talked about tackling the ML/TF risks related to payment services under the spotlight. 

 

On behalf of AMLP Forum – The Financial Crime & Corruption Association:

Appreciating that everyone’s schedule is tight, this is an excellent opportunity for busy AML/CTF & financial crime prevention professionals to get key updates and answers for 2017. The programme will cover major AML/CTF & financial crime changes expected in 2017. The Criminal Finances Bill 2016/17 introduces a failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion offence, bringing new corporate liability for business. The new HMT OFSI Monetary Penalties Guidance (coming into force 1 April 2017) for breaches of financial sanctions sets out a new enforcement & compliance approach for all sectors, whether regulated or not. The 4th EU Money Laundering Directive/5th Money Laundering Directive & EU Funds Transfer Regulation are currently being implemented and will result in new UK AML regulations in Q1 2017. Our keynote speakers include senior experts from the Home Office, HMT, Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation, JMLSG, ESA, HMRC (on tax evasion), Charity Commission, Met Police, Barclays, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Circle, Investec Bank, RSA Group, RBS, Sonali Bank, Western Union among others.

13th Annual UK AML & Financial Crime Seminar