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14th NextGen Payments & RegTech Forum 

14th NPF
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“We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.” 
Aristotle Onassis

The 14th NextGen Payments & RegTech Forum gathers Europe’s foremost Payments and RegTech experts giving you access to exclusive insights on payments trends, RegTech developments, regulation, and the latest technologies shaping the Payments and RegTech landscape.

Join leaders from Banks, Fintechs, eCommerce, Merchants, and Government to learn more about the latest business models, regulations and best practices.

The 14th NextGen Payments & RegTech Forum is an elite gathering of global key influencers, innovators, strategists, and thought leaders in Payments and RegTech. Participate in exciting discussions around the latest market trends, digitalisation, regulations, innovation, and technology and take advantage of impactful networking opportunities.

The 14th NextGen Payments & RegTech Forum is the ultimate meeting point for future-oriented financial service enthusiasts in Payments and RegTech.

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WHAT'S COMING UP

THE EVOLVING PAYMENTS TECHNOLOGY LANDSCAPE

Hear more about - what is the future of money? Learn more about Payments in the Metaverse, embedded finance, BNPL, how to reach the market effectively with the latest innovations in Payments. Discover more about decentralized finance, Crypto payments, AI, Blockchain, biometric payments and much more…

DATA PRIVACY, ETHICS
& CYBERSECURITY

Protecting consumers’ privacy and the potential of AI are key themes to be covered. Hear more
about connecting cybersecurity with managing risk and fraud and establishing a model of security-
by-design.
Let’s explore the revolution of AI and the impact of bias and ethics.

REGTECH AND COMPLIANCE INNOVATION: KEY TRENDS & CHALLENGES

Discover more about automating compliance management and using advanced technologies.
Learn more about next-generation financial crime compliance technology and increasing
transparency and cost-efficiency.

WHERE GREAT MINDS UNITE

Interactive Panels. Disruptive Challenger Sessions. Insightful Keynotes

40

A PRESTIGIOUS
LIST OF OVER 40 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

1000

1000 MINUTES OF TAILORED CONTENT FOR SENIOR EXECUTIVES

400

OVER 400
INDUSTRY LEADERS PARTICIPATING

100

REPRESENTING 
MORE THAN 100 COMPANIES

THE AGENDA

5-6 OCTOBER | ATHENS | GREECE

5 OCTOBER 2023 [DAY 1] 

08:30-09:30

 REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE

09:00-09:05

 WELCOME ADDRESS

Lilly Pavlou, Executive Director at QUBE Events 

09:05-09:15

 CHAIRMAN OPENING ADDRESS

Chris Crespo,  Founding Partner at Nordic Fintech Magazine

09:15-09:35

 OPENING KEYNOTE SPEECH

FinTech in the Greek Capital Market ​

Nikos Kontaroudis, Vice Chairman at Hellenic Capital Market Commission (HCMC)

 

09:35-10:00

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

PSD3: Disruption on the Current Norms and New Business Opportunities

  • How to mitigate consumer fraud risks?

  • Are there level playing field concerns e.g. stemming mostly from the lack of access to payment systems by nonbank PSPs?

  • Does open banking work imperfectly e.g. are there TPP access obstacles and interface performance issues?

  • Does EU supervisors have inconsistent powers and obligations?

Socrates Maanian, Head of Compliance at Worldline

 

10:00-10:20

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Digital Euro: The Proposed Legal Framework & Implications for the Banking Sector

  • How is geo-political instability and the economic downturn now impacting banks’ strategies?

  • What approaches can banks take to help customers in a cost-of-living crisis?

  • How should banks prepare for the evolving digital ecosystem?

Valia Babis, Advisor to the Governor at Bank of Greece

10:20-10:45

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Managing Currency Risk and Cross-Border Payments Outside the Bank

Charis Charilaou, CEO at TFI Markets

 

10:45-11:15

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Sponsored by Infocredit 

11:15-11:40

PANEL DISCUSSION

How to Support Customer Satisfaction in the Digital World?

  • How to boost customer satisfaction?

  • Trends driving the adoption of AI in banking customer service

  • How to calculate ROI?

Moderator: Ani Filipova, Founder of Change Advisory

Sandra Tobler, Co-founder, CEO at Futurae Technologies

Vasilis Zoupas, CEO at Woli Fintech

Valia Marougianni, EMEA Modern Workplace Global Black Belt (GBB) at Microsoft

11:40-12:05

 KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Next Generation PaymentsBack to the Future of Payments "Fold, Pass, Raise: Pay the Game"

Fabian Meyer, Managing Partner at CORE SE​

 

12:05-12:30

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

Compliance 2.0: Harnessing Tech for Better Compliance

Moderator: Christos Ttiniozou, Managing Director at Complytek

Charis Charilaou, CEO at TFI Markets
George Marmaras
, Head of the AML Department at Attica Bank

Vasileios Psarras, Manager Digital & Risk Advisory Services at Baker Tilly South East Europe

 

12:30-13:00

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Levels of Connection​​​

Stephanos Papadopoulos, Founder & CEO at Spatzia.eu

 

13:00-14:00

 NETWORKING LUNCH

Sponsored by TFI Markets 

14:00-14:25

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

IMPACT SESSION: What Will Come with PSD3?​​​

  • Challenges from the previous years of PSD2

  • What can we learn for PSD3?

  • The future of payments regulation

Panagiotis Kriaris, Commercial Director - Business Development at Unzer

14:25-14:50

FIRESIDE CHAT + Q&A

Growing Adoption of Digital Wallets

  • How recent developments in technology are changing the norms around the speed of transactions?

  • Wallet technology developments

  • Investing in digital wallet businesses to create payments platforms with scale

  • Regulatory challenges

Moderator: Elina Mattila, Executive Director at Mobey Forum

Tolis Angelakopoulos, Country Manager at Ria Money Transfer

Demetris Taxitaris, CEO at MAP S.Platis

Christina Apostolou, Head of Mobile Banking at Eurobank

14:50-15:20

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

The Evolution of RegTech

  • Integrating RegTech services with BaaS models

  • Providing verification services in emerging areas where compliance is being disrupted

  • Trends, challenges, and solutions

  • Enabling near-real-time supervision

Moderator: Yiannos Ashiotis, Managing Director at GRC Partners

Vince Vella, CTO at Computime FinTech and ComplyRadar

Giannis Papastamou, Head of Customer Compliance & Group MLRO at Novibet

Hartwig Gerhartinger, SVP, Global Head of Regulatory and Government Affairs at the Paysafe Group

Vasilios Ganos, Head of Compliance AML at Otro Pay

15:20-15:50

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Sponsored by CORE SE

15:50-16:15

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Sanctions & AML Compliance - How Not to Get Caught in the Crossfire​​​

Yiannis Pettemerides, Forensic, Anti-Money Laundering, Regulatory Compliance, Registered Auditor and Insolvency Practitioner at eBOS Resident Consultant & Associate

 

16:15-16:45

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

The Future of Financial Crime

  • Current Framework and future expectations

  • A greater collaboration among banks, payment providers and public sector in preventing fraud and money laundering

  • Challenges of fighting Fin Crime and Customer Convenience

Moderator: Georgios Galanis, Director Compliance/MLRO at NBG Pay 

Katerina Androutsou, Anti Financial Crime Compliance Officer & Deputy MLRO at Sygnum Bank AG

Yuri Broodman, Chief Compliance Officer / MLRO / DPO at SEB Luxembourg

Joanna Kozlowska, Head of AML/CFT Operations Division, d.MLRO Group Compliance at Eurobank

Michael Diamantoulis, Chief Compliance Officer at epay a Euronet Worldwide Group Company

16:45-17:15

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

Maximising Cost Efficiency in Payment Processing

  • Consolidation of Payment Methods by streamlining payment methods and channels

  • Payment Timing Optimisation: Strategically manage payment timings and optimising cash flow

  • Data Analysis and Reporting: Utilising data analytics to identify inefficiencies, spot trends, and make data-driven decisions to optimise payment processes

  • Efficient payment processing for improved working capital management

Moderator: Stephanos Papadopoulos, Founder & CEO at Spatzia.eu

Elena Tzarouchi, Chief Financial Officer at Export Credit Greece S.A.

Ioannis Arampatzis, Commercial Finance Growth Manager GMCI (Greece, Malta, Cyprus, Israel) at BAT

Spiridoula Tsola, Chief Financial Officer at BSK Group of Companies 
George Roussos
, CFO at Dixons South East Europe
 – Kotsovolos

 

17:15-17:45

INSPIRATION SESSION

Nikos Zisis, General Manager at Greece National Basketball Team, Greek Basketball Executive and former Professional Basketball Player

 

17:45-17:50

CHAIRMAN CLOSING COMMENTS DAY 1

17:50-19:30

NETWORKING COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Sponsored by Futurae Technologies

6 OCTOBER 2023 [DAY 2]

08:00-09:00

NETWORKING MORNING COFFEE

Sponsored by ComplyRadar

09:00-09:30

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

Managing Liquidity and Cash Flow in an Evolving Payments Landscape

  •  Strategies and best practices for treasurers to optimise liquidity and cash flow in the rapidly changing payments environment

  • Emerging payment technologies

  • Latest Regulatory changes and challenges

  • How treasurers can adapt their cash management strategies to ensure efficient and secure payment processes while maintaining liquidity and financial stability

Moderator: Marianna Polykrati, Group Treasurer at AVRAMAR

George Tsinidis, Credit Control & Treasury Director at WIND Hellas

Despoina Skoutela, Cash and Cash Flow Management Senior Manager, formerly at OTE Group

Sotiris Agious, Financial Controlling Manager at SARKK S.A.

Iliana Angelakis, Head of Treasury and Fintech at Public Group

 

09:30-09:50

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Sustainability as a Competitive Advantage

  • The rise of sustainable payments

  • Environment and climate issues

  • How does payments technology tie to building a more sustainable business model?

  • Paperless, digitised, task-automated systems

  • Meeting the ESG challenge

Kamile Mazrime, Head of Communication & Partnerships at ROCKIT Vilnius

09:50-10:20

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A 

The Future of Crypto

  • Cryptocurrency as an everyday way to pay
  • Growing number of financial institutions accept crypto as form of payment

  • Making crypto more sustainable and cost-effective

Moderator: Valia Varzaka, Founder at Valueahead Consulting; Deloitte Senior Financial Crime Matter Expert

Dr. Firas Nadim Habach, CFA, Head of Compliance & MLRO at Sygnum Bank AG

Konstantinos Maragkakis, EEA CEO at Paysafe Payment Solutions Ltd 

 

10:20-11:00

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Sponsored by Complytek

 

11:00-11:45

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

Payments Innovation​​

  • Scaling up for a new era of open innovation

  • Discovering strategies for success

  • Supercharging agility and innovation

Moderator: Panagiotis Kriaris, Commercial Director - Business Development at Unzer

Kostas Tovil, Market Leader, Greece, tbi bank

Akis Dimitroulas, Head of Finance at Woli Fintech

Elias Pitsavos, Head of Klarna Greece

Stavroula Kampouridou, CEO at DIAS

Vassilis Mathioudakis,  Chief Technology Officer at Paylink - Western Union

 

11:45-12:35

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

Payment Regulations Updates​​

  • EU Payments regulations: from Europe to the whole world

  • Summary of the latest regulatory and legal developments for the Payments sector

  • Ensuring transparency for customers and supervisors

Moderator: Michael Diamantoulis, Chief Compliance Officer at epay a Euronet
Worldwide Group Company

Rainer Olt, Head of Payments and Settlement Systems Department at Eesti Pank (The Estonian Central Bank)

Hartwig Gerhartinger, SVP, Global Head of Regulatory and Government Affairs at the Paysafe Group

Anestis Demopoulos, Director, Head of Digital & Risk Advisory at Baker Tilly Southeast Europe

Kirsten Ellul, Manager Regulation and Oversight Office at The Central Bank of Malta

Stelios Georgakis, Director, Head, Financial Market Infrastructures & Payments Department at Central Bank of Cyprus

Maria Magoula, Head of Payments at OKTO

12:35-12:40

CHAIRMAN CLOSING COMMENTS & KEY TAKEAWAYS

12:40-14:30

NETWORKING LUNCH

Sponsored by OKTO

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