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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 at IFW 2020

Thaer Sabri, CEO of the EMA, will be joining a panel on Open Banking and PSD2 at the Istanbul Fintech Week 9 – 13 November 2020 (Online):

Open Banking, PSD2 and beyond

Wednesday 11 November 12:00pm

Open banking has become a widespread topic in banking and payments. PSD2 has paved the way for banks to open their APIs and share data. The panel will discuss if this will help boost the ecosystem by empowering entrepreneurs and bringing cost efficiencies.

For more details about IFW 2020 and to book your tickets visit istanbulfintechweek.com

Paul Munson at 16th Annual UK AML & Financial Crime Seminar

Paul Munson, EMA’s financial crime specialist , will join a panel of speakers at the 16th Annual UK AML & Financial Crime Seminar organised by the AMLP Forum – The AML, Financial Crime & Corruption Prevention Association. The Seminar will be held virtually over two afternoons 10 – 11 June 2020.

The Seminar is a cross-industry event bringing together leading stakeholders to look at the latest strategies and solutions and their future development. It represents an opportunity for busy anti-money laundering professionals to get their key updates and answers from relevant high level experts in a one-day session.

Thaer Sabri at Payment Systems Regulation and Innovation Summit webinar

*Update – this event will now take place as a series of webinars. The information below has been updated accordingly.*

Thaer Sabri, CEO of the EMA, will be joining two webinars at the Payment Systems Regulation and Innovation Summit, held online by the City & Financial Global on 3-5 June 2020.

This series comprises five webinars, which will cover all aspects of payments innovations, including the regulatory framework, in the context of the new challenges brought on by the current global crisis.

Issues to be covered include:

  • WEBINAR ONE: CROSS-BORDER PAYMENT SYSTEMS: A REGULATORY OVERVIEW
  • WEBINAR TWO: PROMOTING FINANCIAL INCLUSION WITH OPEN BANKING
  • WEBINAR THREE: THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON PAYMENTS SECURITY
  • WEBINAR FOUR: NON-TRADITIONAL PAYMENTS BEST PRACTICE
  • WEBINAR FIVE: PAYMENT TECH AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE PAYMENTS LANDSCAPE

About the Payment Systems Regulation and Innovation Summit

As a contact of the EMA, you are able to claim a 20% discount. To claim your discount, use code: PAYUK1EMA

For more details and to book your ticket, visit the event website.

Thaer Sabri on Brunswick Group roundtable on AML

The EMA’s CEO, Thaer Sabri, will be joining the speaker’s panel at Brunswick Group’s roundtable discussion on AML in the EU on 23 October 2019.

About the event:

The idea is to bring together key stakeholders, including Member State Attachés and/ or experts, European Parliament Assistants and other industry participants for a Chatham House exchange of views on the scale of the challenges in the area of AML, and how best to address these, including the role that cross-border cooperation, technology and data have to play in improving the ability of financial institutions, supervisors and law enforcement to better fight criminal activity in the financial system.

Dimitrios Markakis, EMA’s Senior consultant to join Strong Customer Authentication panel at Payments International

On 28th November 2019, Dimitrios Markakis, Senior consultant at the EMA will join a panel of industry experts at Payments International,  the meeting place for banks, regulators, corporate treasurers, payments disruptors and other key industry members.

The panel will cover Strong Customer Authentication – Regulatory Developments, Practical Challenges and Evolving Best Practice. Dimitrios will be joined by other experts in the field from companies such as UBS and Virgin Money.

Payments International brings you insights into key developments such as

• Open Banking & PSD2

• Payments Regulation Beyond PSD2

• Distributed Ledger Technology & Non-Traditional Payments

• Payments Architecture

This year’s programme will once again include a keynote address by the European Banking Authority (EBA). Hear from the EBA on topics such as the implementation of RTS on SCA & CSC, PI and AI provider authorisation and more. 

As a contact of the EMA you are able to claim a 20% discount. To claim your discount quote: FKM63727EMA.

Visit https://bit.ly/2l9IeiD for more information

Thaer as a panelist at Financial Innovation Summit in Doha, Qatar

Thaer Sabri, CEO at the EMA will join a regulators panel at Financial Innovation Summit in Doha Qatar on 2-3 April 2019.

Thaer will open the regulators panel with a brief keynote address the following topic:

Getting FinTech Ready – Regulatory Journey

  • Motivation to promote innovation
  • Designing and opting the right regulatory framework
  • Building the ecosystem and getting each party accept one another for social and economic empowerment
  • Public engagement to get their ideas on what aspects of financial services that can be improved using technology

 

After Thaer’s  10 minutes presentation, he will join  a 30 minutes panel discussion as a panelist speaker, discussing the following topic:

Regulatory Panel | Enhancing Regulatory Frameworks to Harness the Transformation & Development of FinTech and Digital Banking Innovation for Growth

  • Regulatory Sandbox: Is it a ‘Game’ without ‘Rules’, or the ‘Rules’ of the Game?
  • Why investing in AI, Big Data and Analytics are critical to boost efficiency across the financial institutions and legal framework?
  • What sort of sacrifices are ahead of the regulators and how to deal with it to ensure prosperity for national interest and the Financial Technology Ecosystem?
  • How to deal with reforming the client on-boarding process to become a digitized affair without visiting physical branches?
  • What technologies should be considered as the main pillars to ensure the digitalization of the regulatory system along with the entire financial services ecosystem?

For more information, click here.

 

 

Judith Crawford on a panel at AUKPI Conference 2018

Judith Crawford, EMA’s Director of policy and operations was on a panel at Association of UK Payment Institutions (AUKPI) Conference 2018 in London, discussing:

“Access to bank accounts: latest status including follow-on to Payment Strategy Forum stream and implementation of Article 105 of the 2017 Payment Services Regulations”

Information about the conference agenda is here.

 

Thaer Sabri, a panelist at Webit Festival Europe 2018

CEO of the EMA Thaer Sabri joined the panel on The Future payments at Webit Festival Europe 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria on 26 June.

The panel discussed the following topics:

1.What are the main changes taking place in payments?

2.What is the likely impact of open banking on payments?

3. Why have digital currencies not yet taken off as payment instruments?

See for extra information here.

 

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@cityandfinancial.com

T: 01932 340115