Archive | Events

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

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

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

Thaer will be taking 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

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

 

 

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

 

Thaer Sabri was speaking at Merchant Payments Ecosystem conference

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

Thaer was 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.

mpe 2017

MPE 2017, Thaer Sabri as a speaker

 

In the link below you can find the video capturing the event’s highlights including Thaer’s  contribution to the interview:
http://blog.payvision.com/payments-trends-takeaways-mpe-berlin-2017/

 

Payments trends and takeaways from MPE Berlin 2017  – by Payvision

Gijs op de Weegh, COO of Payvision & Acapture, a data-driven omnichannel enterprise, shares an overview with the hottest payments trends and takeaways from this year’s MPE edition.

The 10th anniversary of the Merchant Payments Ecosystem conference, known as MPE Berlin, tackled all the essential themes: payments trends, ecommerce developments, regulation, fraud fighting techniques and, ultimately, what the future holds for the industry. Attending such an exciting forum helped us start the year well informed and focused. We returned more inspired, with new ideas and practices ready to be implemented and with great enthusiasm to create even more value for our merchants and partners. We have compiled a short overview with the hottest payments trends and takeaways.

The overall impressions? MPE Berlin was lively, captivating and insightful. The buzzwords of this edition were data science, IoT, frictionless payments, PSD2, consumer behavior, and machine learning.

As the industry finds itself in a state of constant change and development, we have reached the stage where payments are no longer a dull aspect of commerce. With the evolving technology, payments have acquired a strategic element, turning as Ron Kalifa, chairman of Worldpay said, “from boring to boardroom”.

 

Data science

As I have mentioned during my presentation, payment providers should focus on creating seamless payments by taking a closer look at authorization flows, reducing fraud and creating a complete payments experience. Additionally, be it local or cross-border ecommerce, it is within the payment providers’ role to ensure that the end consumer experiences seamless payments.

Read the entire story on Payvision’s corporate blog!