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17th NextGen Payments & RegTech Forum 

17th NPF
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“Continuous effort—not strength or intelligence—is the key to unlocking our potential” 
Winston Churchill

The Payments industry continues to evolve with advancements in technology, security, and customer preferences contributing to the overall efficiency and convenience of modern financial systems.
 

Regtechs are now characterised by agility, speed, integration, and analytics. Adopting the latest Regtech solutions results in competence, accuracy and comprehensiveness, internal alignment, and risk management.
 

The 17th NextGen Payments & RegTech Forum aims to discover how organisations are seeking to optimise operations, with a growing focus on expanding opportunities by adopting the latest technologies that are reshaping the Payments and Regtech industry.
 

Join us for the 17th NextGen Payments & RegTech Forum - an elite gathering of global key influencers, innovators, strategists, and thought-leaders in the Payments and the regulatory space. Participate in exciting discussions around the latest market trends, digitalisation, regulations, innovation, and technology and take advantage of impactful networking opportunities.
 

The 17th NextGen Payments & RegTech Forum is the ultimate meeting point for future-oriented financial service enthusiasts in the payments and regulatory space.

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WHAT'S COMING UP

THE EVOLVING PAYMENTS TECHNOLOGY LANDSCAPE

Hear more from industry experts as they share experiences on a range of global trends expected to bring advances to the market, including more sophisticated customer journeys including Augmented reality (AR), contactless payments, expansion of digital wallets, embedded payments, augmented reality, new variations of buy now, pay later (BNPL), and the rise of digital currencies, and much more…

DATA PRIVACY, ETHICS
& CYBERSECURITY

Protecting consumers’ privacy and the advancement 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 evolution of AI and the impact, with more about what’s up ahead…

REGTECH AND COMPLIANCE INNOVATION: KEY TRENDS & CHALLENGES

Learn more about how the power of Regtech goes beyond just simplifying compliance and cutting costs – but secures a verifiable competitive advantage! Hear from the experts as they uncover the latest advantages in adopting these advanced technologies.

Discover more about the next generation of advanced 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

100

OVER 400
INDUSTRY LEADERS PARTICIPATING
REPRESENTING 
MORE THAN 100 COMPANIES

THE AGENDA

7-8 MARCH | ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

7 MARCH 2024 [DAY 1] 

08:30-09:00

 REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE

09:00-09:10

 WELCOME ADDRESS

Lilly Pavlou, Executive Director at QUBE Events

09:10-09:20

 CHAIRMEN OPENING ADDRESS

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

09:20-09:55

 PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

Payment Regulations Updates 

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

  • Cryptocurrency integration

  • PSD2 Implementation: Switzerland has adopted elements of the EU's Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2), ensuring a seamless and secure cross-border payment experience

  • Open Banking Initiatives

  • The impact of Regulations and Technology on Payment Process

Moderator: Robert Courtneidge, Payment Industry Expert

Matthew Osborne, Payments Policy Lead at Bank of England

Jiri Cejka, Head GRC Consultant for Europe & APAC, Finance Advisory at EPAM Systems (CH) GmbH

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

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

 

09:55-10:25

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

The Rise of Digital and Contactless Payments

  • Future trends in mobile wallets, contactless cards, and QR code-based payments

  • The development of new and innovative payment methods, such as voice payments and wearable payments

  • The adoption of blockchain technology to create more secure and transparent payment systems

  • Security measures to protect customer data

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

Erik Meierhoff, Managing Director at S-Payment

Victor Bergmann, Head of Partnerships DACH at GooglePay

Marianne Bregenzer, Country General Manager at Nexi Switzerland

10:25-10:55

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

The RegTech Revolution – What’s Up Ahead?

  • Automation in compliance process advancement

  • Risk management and advanced data analytics in RegTech

  • AI-driven RegTech solutions

​Moderator: Koen Vanderhoydonk, Founder & CEO at The Connector

Jürg Baltensperger, Managing Director at JayBee Ltd

Robert Edwards, Global Head of AML Transaction Monitoring at Credit Suisse

Enrico Giacoletto, CEO at easyReg Sarl

Erika Borg, Head of Product (FinTech) at ComplyRadar

 

10:55-11:25

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Sponsored by ComplyRadar

 

11:25-11:55

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

Latest Advancements in Cross-Border B2B Payments

  • Growth of global B2B eCommerce

  • Transparent tracking of cross-border payments

  • Addressing complex regulations and infrastructure

  • Scalability and security in cloud-based platforms

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

Pierre-Yves Bonnardot, Director Cards & Payments at Capgemini Switzerland

Ella Adler, Regulatory & Oversight Affairs Counsel at EBA Clearing

Kamran Hedjri, Group CEO at PXP Financial

Dorian Selz, Co-founder and CEO at Squirro

11:55-12:25

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

The Rise of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs)

  • How CBDCs could revolutionise the way money is managed and transferred globally

  • Opportunities and challenges that central banks and regulators need to consider

  • International cooperation to ensure compatibility and interoperability across different jurisdictions

  • Potential competition for private digital currencies

Moderator: Matthias Greiller, Independent Senior Advisor (Crypto-)AML/KYC
Silvan Andermatt, Director at Sielva Management SA

Costas Xitas, Managing Director at Chainblox

Alexandre Kech, Head Digital Securities, Executive Board Member at SIX Digital Exchange

Daniel Eidan, Advisor & Solution Architect at BIS Innovation Hub

12:25-12:50

KEYNOTE SESSION + Q&A 

Swift Payment Vision 2024 & Beyond

  •  Trends and upcoming regulations in the payment industry from Swift perspective

  •  Swift´s Instant & Frictionless strategy while making sure of the interoperability between systems and platforms

  •  The Swift community and platform approach
    Roger Inderbitzin, Head of Alps Region at Swift

 

12:50-13:00

LIGHTNING TALK 

AI Strategy Mindset

AI built with your data, and expertise is what will set you apart from the competition

Aleksandra Kjemhus, Co-Founder & CEO at Black Door Technology AS

 

13:00-14:00

 NETWORKING LUNCH

Sponsored by Vixio

14:00-14:25

KEYNOTE SESSION + Q&A

Swiss Fintech Art. 1b BA - Quo Vadis?

  •  International competitiveness: Corporate legal basis: EU pass-porting, corporate income tax comparison, VAT highlighting Swiss advantages / disadvantages re: Fintech)

  • FINMA: Practical approval of a Fintech Art. 1b BA: Cost, complexity, speed, clarity of applicable FINMA regulations 

  • Key challenges of the Swiss Fintech industry

​Michael Brüggler, Chairman at Swiss Fintech Alliance (SFA)

14:25-14:50

KEYNOTE SESSION + Q&A

Wallet Wars - Why Girocard Eats Merchant Payments for Breakfast!

Merchant Apps are definitely here to stay! The good cases show an entertaining mix of weekly offers, coupons and loyalty features! They integrate nicely in an Omnichannel world at the POS as well as into Online Shops. Recently a lot of merchants are adding payment capabilities to their apps and are competing with the Big Techs and especially banks for payments solutions then. We are showing here why merchants should look out for some specific "Payment Pitfalls" (not only in Germany), what are our learnings with APPLE PAY and where to focus on.

Erik Meierhoff, Managing Director at S-Payment

 

14:50-15:10

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

Future of Payments in a Web 3.0 World

  • How will Web3 revolutionise the future of payments

  • Steps towards greater transparency and privacy

  • How innovative technologies are reshaping the way we transact

  • Regulatory frameworks

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

Pascal John, Head of Operations at Crypto Helvetica AG

Victor Ammer, CEO and Founder at Ammer Group AG

Alexander Suhobokov, SVP, Head of Fintech at Dukascopy Bank

Felix Simon, Client Relationship Officer at InCore Bank AG

15:10-15:40

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Sponsored by CORE SE

15:40-16:10

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

Advancements in AML Strategies

  • Emerging technologies in AML

  • Cross-sector collaboration in combating money laundering

  • Challenges and solutions in AML data management

Moderator: Kinga Pilat, Business Consultant, Head of Partnerships at Women in Web3 Switzerland

Cedric Ming, Head of Compliance at radicant Bank
Katerina Androutsou
, Anti Financial Crime Compliance Manager & Deputy MLRO at Sygnum Bank AG
Jürg Baltensperger
, Managing Director at JayBee Ltd

Josip Tolić, Head of Regulatory and Government Affairs at Aircash

 

16:10-16:40

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

Navigating the Evolving Regulatory Landscape

  • Exploring the key regulatory challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in 2024

  • Developing frameworks to ensure responsible and ethical use of AI and ML

  • Developing a coherent framework for regulating these emerging digital assets

  • Disintermediation and the consequences from a regulatory and AML perspective

Moderator: Jimmie Franklin, Senior Journalist, Payments at Vixio

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

Timea Nagy, Legal Counsel at Alpinum Law & Co-founder WiW3CH

Branislav Nikolovski, Deputy Head Compliance at China Construction Bank Zurich Branch

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

16:40-17:05

KEYNOTE SESSION + Q&A

Compete Not. Collaborate. Strategies for Fintechs and Digital Banks to Enter the Digital Financial Services Scene

Peter Theunis, Senior Vice President Sales at BPC

 

17:05-17:30

KEYNOTE SESSION + Q&A

The Clash of Payment Civilisations - Future Outlook

Milan Gauder, EVP of Expansion at Kevin.

 

17:30-17:50

FOUNDERS FEATURE

Impactful interviews exploring the journey, strategies, and insights of industry trailblazers. Join us as we interview incredible leaders, as they share the power of their entrepreneurial wisdom and hear the amazing stories driving transformative change in the business landscape.

Thomas Müller, Co-Founder & CEO at Rivero AG
Interviewed by: Peter Theunis, Senior Vice President Sales at BPC

 

17:50-18:00

CHAIRMEN CLOSING COMMENTS DAY 1

18:00-19:30

NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

Sponsored by BPC

8 MARCH 2024 [DAY 2]

08:30-09:00

MORNING NETWORKING COFFEE

09:00-09:20

KEYNOTE SESSION + Q&A

Disintermediated Digital Transactions: A New Era for Payment Orchestrators

In this compelling session, we explore the revolutionary concept of disintermediating payments through the usage of digital cash. The talk highlights a unique perspective on the convergence of technology, compliance and user experience and covers what it takes to enable P2P transactions, painting a more disintermediated, accessible, and equitable financial future.

Bernhard Müller, General Manager / Chairman of the Board at Centi AG

09:20-09:50

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

Embedded Finance and Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS)

  • Importance of partnerships and collaborations

  • Customised financial solutions tailored to the specific needs of users

  • Data-driven insights into customer behaviours, spending patterns, and financial preferences

  • Scalability and flexibility of BaaS platforms

Moderator: Amir Peled, CEO & Founder at TIN Ventures

Mattia Rattaggi, Founder & Managing Partner at METI Advisory AG

Aleksandra Kjemhus, Co-Founder & CEO at Black Door Technology AS

Thomas Müller, Co-Founder & CEO at Rivero AG

Manuel Thomet, Associate Partner at Synpulse Schweiz AG

 

09:50-10:15

KEYNOTE SESSION + Q&A

EU Regulator's Carrot & Stick Approach: Where Banks Should be Looking

  • Evolution and enhancement in the cards business: unpacking the real potential of NFC, impact of regulation and opportunities for the big players

  • Upcoming challenges in the banking industry: instant payments regulation implications, VoP, and the regulator's plans for the future

  • Realities beyond payments: Data, PSD 3 & FIDA, as well as Security & Compliance with DORA

  • Rewards for first movers in leveraging technology, organisational change, and expertise

Fabian Meyer, Managing Partner at CORE SE

10:15-10:45

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Simple, Secure and Rewarding Payments Experiences for Everyone, Everywhere​​

  • Google's payment strategy

  • Simple & secure payments
    - online via autofill, one click checkout 
    - offline via Android phones & wearables

  • Digital wallets offer more than just payments (e.g. ID, passes, access, etc.)

Victor Bergmann, Head of Partnerships DACH at GooglePay

10:45-11:15

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Sponsored by ComplyRadar

11:15-11:45

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

How Tokenization is Revolutionising Digital Payments: Exploring the Impact on Security, Accessibility, and Financial Inclusion

Moderator: Robert Courtneidge, Payment Industry Expert

Thomas Nägele, Managing Partner at NÄGELE Attorneys at Law LLC, Chairman of International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA)

Thierry Arys Ruiz, CEO at AgAu.io

Nicola Plain, CEO at Aktionariat AG

Tina Balzli, LL.M. (NYU), LL.M. (NUS), Partner, Head of Fintech & Blockchain at CMS Switzerland 

11:45-12:10

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

The Integration and Impact of Emerging Technologies

  • The impact of blockchain, AI, and decentralised finance on the payments industry

  • The role of AI in bolstering fraud detection and prevention

  • Tokenisation and Digital Assets 

  • Decentralised Finance (DeFi) Integration

Moderator: Delphine Forma, Regulatory Advisor at Skyline Digital AG

Philippe Meyer, Head of Digital and Blockchain Solutions at BBVA

Valentine Labarthe, Head of Commercial Strategy at nChain AG

Julio Ferron, CEO at NEITEC

Katrin Koller, Head of Custody Product at Ripple

12:10-12:35

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

Exploring the Intersection of ESG and Compliance: Navigating Sustainability, Ethical Practices, and Regulatory Frameworks for a Responsible Future

  • Defining ESG and Compliance - How do these two concepts align together?

  • Regulatory landscape - emerging regulations related to ESG and compliance.

  • Methodologies on how to measure ESG performance? - Qualitative vs Quantitative approach? Data availability

  • How can technology help?

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

Heidi Gysi, Co-Head Sustainable Finance Law at EY Switzerland

Cedric Ming, Head of Compliance at radicant Bank

 

12:35-13:15

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

Future of Payments: A 10-Year Outlook 

  • Predicting the next decade in payments

  • Long-term impact of current trends on global finance

​Moderator: Robert Courtneidge, Payment Industry Expert

Sylvain Bertolus, Founder & CEO at CashSentinel SA

Milan Gauder, EVP of Expansion at Kevin.

Carsten Miehling, CEO at PPI Schweiz

Claudia Naegeli, Vice President, Corporate Client Relationship Manager, CH at J.P. Morgan Payments

Ashley Barnes, Head of European Regional Treasury Centre (RTC)
Countries Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg & Switzerland
at HSBC Bank plc

13:15-13:20

CHAIRMEN CLOSING COMMENTS & KEY TAKEAWAYS

 

13:20-14:30

NETWORKING LUNCH

Sponsored by QUBE Events

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