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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 speaking at Merchant Payments Ecosystem conference

Thaer Sabri, CEO of the EMA will be speaking at Merchant Payments Ecosystem conference on 15 February 2017 in Berlin

Come and meet Thaer at the 10th anniversary edition of MPE, taking place on February 14-16 in Berlin.

Thaer will be presenting on:

1) likely evolution of payment services over the next few years
2) regulatory trends and the increasing need for a global regulatory arrangement
3) Brexit and immediate impact

For more information click here.

The 13th China International Finance Forum

The 13th China International Finance Forum, Shanghai, 15 to 16 December 2016

Forum theme: Open financial services in the era of shared economy

Dr Thaer Sabri, the EMA’s CEO was a speaker at this international financial event presenting his vision of the future of payments, specifically new payments infrastructure, the new payment intermediaries enabled by APIs, thoughts on digital currencies and finally the need for a new global regulatory model.

Find out more about this event here.

Payments International 2016

Payments International 2016 conference, 15-18 November 2016, Hilton London Tower Bridge, London

This conference was the meeting place for banks, corporate treasurers, retailers, payments disruptors and other key industry members.

Dr Thaer Sabri, CEO of the EMA has contributed to the roundtable discussion about payments innovations strategy, from Bitcoin to Apply Pay, what will the new payments world look like and how it will be  regulated.

Read more about the conference here.



PSD2 Discovery Day

PSD2 Discovery Day

Dr Thaer Sabri, CEO of the EMA was in the panel conversation, discussing PSPs in the market – what opportunity and what is collaborative and what are the views of the opportunities and developments from the current and larger PSPs in the market.

Thank you for joining the conversation on how to help shape and coordinate the delivery of this new environment.

When: Tuesday 05 July 2016
Where: etc. Venues, 200 Aldersgate, St Paul’s, London EC1A 4HD

The Future of Mobile Payments in 2016 webinar

The Knowledge Group’s webinar about the Future of Mobile Payments,  13th of June 2016 

Robert Caplehorn, senior consultant at Flawless Money Ltd was speaking about the following points:

  • clarifying scope of mobile payments for the webinar: app based bank account systems, POS systems, carrier billing systems, in-app payment solutions, virtual currency
  • financial services regulatory infrastructure as applied to mobile payments
  • blurring of distinction between on-line and POS payments

Read more about the webinar here.

ACAMS 12th Annual AML and Financial Crime Conference Europe

Thaer Sabri, the CEO of the Electronic Money Association joined the workshop panel, discussing overcoming AML Compliance Challenges Related to Emerging Technologies. The workshop was held on 23 May 2016 in London.

The panel did address the following:

  • the unique compliance issues associated with emerging FinTech businesses
  • developing effective due diligence procedures to mitigate financial inclusion risks related to mobile payment platforms
  • evaluating the AML policies of your FinTech partners to assure compliance with EU regulatory obligations

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Open Data in Finance conference and workshops

Open Data in Finance conference and workshops are held on the 14th and 15th June in central London.

Dimitrios Markakis, the IT security subcommittee chair for the EMA, will be taking part in the security, standards and governance panel. Dimitrios will address data protection, data ownership and frameworks that allow the secure exchange of data among PSPs. The aim is to deliver innovative payment services while maintaining the confidentiality/integrity of payment account data.

Read more details on this conference here.

3rd International Conference on E-money, Cards and Payments

3rd International Conference on E-money, Cards and Payments

3rd International Conference on E-money, Cards and Payments held on 18 – 19 May 2016 at the Lindner Hotel Gallery Central, Bratislava, Slovakia.


Dr Qazi Jalisi, Senior legal adviser for the Electronic Money Association took part in a discussion on “Payments Evolution/Revolution – payment technology for banks and alternative service providers of today and 10 years in the future”. He also gave a presentation on anti-money laundering.

Dr Qazi Jalisi in a panel discussion at 3rd Int'l conference on e-money, cards and paymentsRead more about the conference here.