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16th NextGen Payments & RegTech Forum 

16th NPF
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“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”
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The 16th NextGen Payments and RegTech Forum is an inspirational gathering connecting leading decision-makers from across the entire Payments and RegTech community, delivering optimum benefit through premium content and bespoke networking opportunities.
 

High-achieving specialists will inspire the participants with their knowledge and innovative concepts on how to evolve business activities in the world of technology advances, regulations, empowered customers and continuous development in a disruptive economy.
 

The 16th NextGen Payments and RegTech Forum is an inspiring platform to build connections, educate and explore new business opportunities. Meet the key decision-makers that excel in this rapidly changing payments world and follow the shift in leading business models and cutting-edge financial technology.
 

The 16th NextGen Payments & RegTech Forum is the ultimate meeting point for future-oriented financial service enthusiasts.

OUR SPONSORS
OUR SPEAKERS
OUR CONTRIBUTORS

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

2-3 NOVEMBER | LIMASSOL | CYPRUS

2 NOVEMBER 2023 [DAY 1] 

08:30-09:00

 REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE

Sponsored by George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC

09:00-09:05

 WELCOME ADDRESS

Lilly Pavlou, Executive Director at QUBE Events

09:05-09:15

 CHAIRMEN OPENING ADDRESS

Robert Courtneidge, Payment Industry Expert
Andrew Doukanaris, Chief Executive Officer at Flotta Consulting Ltd

09:15-09:40

 KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

 The Future of EU Payments 

  • Technology investments in the face of recession

  • How to use payment data more effectively?

  • Accelerating innovation for new banking models

  • Increasing public-private sector collaboration

Elie Beyrouthy, Chair of the Executive Board at European Payment Institutions Federation (EPIF); Vice President, European Government Affairs at American Express

09:40-10:15

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

The Geometry of Success and the Power of Change

A revered architect of legacy, and catalyst for business growth James merges the Sandler principles with a dynamic approach to change, embodying the true essence of adaptability and leadership excellence.

James Abraham, CEO at Sandler

 

10:15-10:45

PANEL DISCUSSION

The Next Digital Revolution

  • The future of digital payments technology

  • How Web3, Blockchain, and the Metaverse are set to transform financial services?

  • How to capitalize on the next digital revolution?

Moderator: Christos Malikkidis, Business & Legal Advisor at Royal Pine

Elina Mantrali, Counsel at Harneys

Elena Kontou, CEO at SEPAGA EMI

Fani Pedoulou, Head of Sales at TFI Markets

Marios Charalambides, Partner, Board Member, Head of Financial Services
at RSM Cyprus Ltd

 

10:45-11:10

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Compete Not. Collaborate. Strategies for Fintechs and EMIs to enter the Digital Financial Services Scene

Peter Theunis, Senior Vice President Sales at BPC

11:10-11:40

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Sponsored by eBOS 

 

11:40-12:20

PANEL DISCUSSION

RegTech Trends and Updates​​

  • The growing importance of RegTech

  • Adapting to the constantly changing global regulatory framework

  • Utilizing technological systems to deploy effective regulatory solutions

  • Digital onboarding

Moderator: Costas Y. Konis, CEO at Innovage Consulting

Christos Ttiniozou, Managing Director at Complytek

Charis Savvides, Partner at Grant Thornton, Cyprus

Alexandros Constantinou, Director of Compliance Services at MAP S.Platis

Aija Rimsa, Executive Director & AMLCO at Skanestas Investments

Marinos Hadjipetris, Commercial Manager at eBOS

Yurii Shevchuk, Head of Compliance at Parimatch Cyprus

12:20-12:50

PANEL DISCUSSION

Open Finance and Beyond

  • Scaling up for a new era of open innovation

  • Getting ready for the next phase of open innovation

  • Exploring the new business model opportunities in open finance

  • Lending transformation - grasping the power of intelligent automation in lending; Uncovering what the future of lending holds in the era of connected ecosystems

Moderator: Andrew Doukanaris, Chief Executive Officer at Flotta Consulting Ltd

Jas Shah, Founder and Consultant at Bitsul

Anastasis Rossides, Head of Risk Modelling at Bank of Cyprus

Loukis Loucaides, CEO at Moneygate Solutions Ltd

12:50-14:00

 NETWORKING LUNCH

Sponspred by Odyssey 

 

14:00-14:25

FIRESIDE CHAT + Q&A

Future Trends in AI​​

  • Continuous expansion of AI adoption

  • Exploring ways to use AI to augment experiences

  • Developing strategies, expanding on market research, and automate

Moderator: Panis Peri, Start-up Blogger

Haris Zacharatos, CEO at CELLOCK LTD

14:25-14:50

KEYOTE 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

14:50-15:20

PANEL DISCUSSION

The Next Wave of the Consumer Payment Experience

  • Purpose-driven and predictive customer experience

  • Main changes in consumer payment experience expectations and behaviors

  • Modernizing the consumer payment

  • Real-world examples

Moderator: Robert Courtneidge, Payment Industry Expert

Michalis Michaelides, Director of Sales and Business Development Europe at BPC

Andreas Xenophontos, Head of Payments at Skilling Limited

Zoltan Nemeth, COO, Executive Director - Swissquote Capital Markets Ltd

Stalo Parmaxi, Vice President Operations at Pay.com

Ugnė Buračienė, Group CEO at payabl.

 

15:20-15:50

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Sponsored by Complytek 

 

15:50-16:20

PANEL DISCUSSION

Future-Proofing Financial Strategies: Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Digital Payments

  • Challenges and opportunities in the world of digital payments

  • How financial strategies can adapt to stay competitive and secure in this changing environment

Moderator: Suresh Vaghjiani, CEO at CLOWD9

Stathis Flangofas, Group CFO, Executive Director at SquaredFinancial

Savvas Pashias, Chief Financial Officer at Flyfish

Nicolas Panayi, Group Treasurer at OSM Thome

 

16:20-16:50

FOUNDERS FEATURE

Kamran Hedjri, Group CEO at PXP Financial

INTERVIEW BY: Suresh Vaghjiani, CEO at CLOWD9

 

16:50-17:00

CHAIRMEN CLOSING COMMENTS DAY 1

Robert Courtneidge, Payment Industry Expert

Andrew Doukanaris, Chief Executive Officer at Flotta Consulting Ltd

17:00-18:30

NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

Sponsored by BPC

3 NOVEMBER 2023 [DAY 2]

08:30-09:10

MORNING NETWORKING COFFEE

Sponsored by SEKURI 

09:10-09:30

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Bring your Future Success to Now

James Abraham, CEO at Sandler

 

09:30-10:00

KEYNOTE SPEECH

The Future of Money: the Digital Euro

  • Offering public money that is fit for the digital age, truly pan-European, and reliable – no matter what.

  • Way forward: stocktaking to move on to further testing and development.

Stella Ioannidou, Financial Market Infrastructures Policy and Oversight - Financial Market Infrastructures and Payments Department at Central Bank of Cyprus

10:00-10:30

PANEL DISCUSSION 

Partnering with FinTech and BigTech

  • Big Tech’s influence on digital banking

  • How FinTechs and BigTechs bring payment to the Metaverse?

  • Mutual benefits of collaborations

  • Generating new ideas and technologies

Moderator: Andrew Doukanaris, Chief Executive Officer at Flotta Consulting Ltd

Ian Gauci, Managing Partner at GTG

Ran Cohen, Co-founder & CEO at BridgerPay

Suresh Vaghjiani, CEO at CLOWD9

10:30-11:00

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

Securing Financial Frontiers: Navigating Evolving Cybersecurity Trends in Payments and Beyond

  • Adapting to DORA: How can financial institutions effectively adapt to DORA and implement necessary changes in their risk management activities?

  • What Role Does Regulation Play in Mitigating Cybersecurity Risks?

  • Can Enabling Technology Service Providers Bridge the Gap Between Fintechs and Traditional Banks in the Face of Stringent Regulations and Cybersecurity Challenges?

Moderator: Andreas C. Livadiotis, CEO at XValley

Nicholas Kattirtzis, Team Leader of the GRC team at Odyssey

Georgios Papamichael, Technical Analyst in Digital Trust Services
at JCC Payment Systems Ltd (Own views)

Guy Karsenti, CTO and Technology Advisor to the Board at Praxis

 

11:00-11:30

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Sponsored by Infocredit 

 

11:30-12:00

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

Anti-Money Laundering – Latest Developments 

  • An increasing collaboration between regulators and RegTech companies

  • Novel technologies

  • AI-enhanced transaction monitoring

  • Improving real-time Anti-Money Laundering and fraud detection 

  • Enhancing crypto regulations

Moderator: Anna Stylianou, CEO at AML Cube

George Apostolides, Head of Compliance and Anti Money Laundering Compliance Officer at Eurobank Cyprus Ltd

Andrea Moundi Savvides, Head of Compliance, Europe at Harneys

Nassos Paltayian, Director at Abacus Limited

Demetrios Tseas, Senior Cryptocurrency Risk Analyst at CipherTrace

12:00-12:30

PANEL DISCUSSION

Global Mobile Wallets and Super-Apps

  • How innovative, disruptive technologies are changing the world of payments?

  • Consumers shift from card-based to account, and QR code-based transactions

  • Increased investment in mobile technology beyond retail payments

Moderator: Suresh Vaghjiani, CEO at CLOWD9

Elina Mantrali, Counsel at Harneys

Andreas Xenophontos, Head of Payments at Skilling Limited

Petru Metzger, President, Payments at Blankfactor

12:30-13:00

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: Vasilis Charalambous, Head of GZG Tech at George Z. Georgiou
& Associates LLC

Elie Beyrouthy, Chair of the Executive Board at European Payment Institutions Federation (EPIF); Vice President, European Government Affairs at American Express 

Stella Ioannidou, Financial Market Infrastructures Policy and Oversight - Financial Market Infrastructures and Payments Department at Central Bank of Cyprus

Jessica Ramos, Head of Regulatory, Oversight and Financial Affairs at EBA CLEARING

Ian Gauci, Managing Partner at GTG

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

 

13:00-13:05

CHAIRMEN CLOSING COMMENTS & KEY TAKEAWAYS

Robert Courtneidge, Payment Industry Expert

Andrew Doukanaris, Chief Executive Officer at Flotta Consulting Ltd

13:05-15:00

NETWORKING LUNCH

Sponsored by QUBE Events

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