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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.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend Finnovex West Africa Summit – 26th & 27th October 2021

Join the Virtual Experience!

Exibex welcomes you to the 2nd Edition of Leading Summit on Financial Services Innovation and Excellence within the West African Region, where the best minds in the Banking and Financial Services Industry converge. They are all set to witness the presence of 25+ industry visionaries, who would share case studies for you to learn from and exemplify exceptional organizational friction points, innovations, and accomplishments.

Exibex is completely reinventing your previous summit experience with full digital access from anywhere in the world. With only a few weeks left before the most anticipated event of the year, we summarised the most important reasons on why you should attend it this year:

➤ 25+ Trail Blazer Speakers

➤ 400+ Delegates

➤ 5+ Panel Discussions

➤ 8+ Networking Hours

➤ 10+ Keynote Sessions

Please visit wa.finnovex.com for details and registration!

Location: Virtual

Hashtags: #finnovexlive #finnovex

Sponsors Roll-Call for this year’s edition:

Platinum Sponsor – SmartStream

Gold Sponsors – Network International L.L.C || Backbase

Networking Partner – Quipu || Inpay

This 2-day summit is the 9th Edition from the Finnovex Global Series. It would highlight the imperative to invest in a digital future and develop new technological solutions in data, advanced analytics, digital and new delivery platform. Insights would span across trailblazing topics, which include – Accelerating West Africa digital transformation Journey; Open Banking to Open Finance – Accelerating West Africa digital transformation Journey; Open Banking to Open Finance – The New Era; Future Payments landscape in West Africa; Driving Artificial Intelligence to Become the Bank of the Future Use of Cloud to create new business frontiers of FinTech & Banking & more.

Expert speakers are respective representatives of the following companies – Central Bank of Nigeria; Standard Bank Angola; Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited; United Bank for Africa Plc; Ecobank; FBNQuest; Guaranty Trust Holding Company; Enat Bank S.C.; OmniBSIC Bank;  Wema Bank; Sterling Bank PLc; Fidelity Bank; Stanbic Bank; First City Monument Bank Limited; First Bank of Nigeria Limited; Access Bank; Universal Merchant Bank; First Alliance Bank (Z) Limited; SunTrust Bank Nigeria Ltd; Fintech Association Of Nigeria; African Agribusiness Alliance; FBC Bank Limited; Information Security Society of Africa, Nigeria (ISSAN); Network International and  Backbase.

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?

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