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11th NextGen Payments & RegTech Forum 

21-22 SEPTEMBER 2022
Marriott Hotel - Athens, Greece
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“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.”
Aristotle
The 11th 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 by 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 11th 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 11th NextGen Payments & RegTech Forum is the ultimate meeting point for future oriented financial service enthusiasts in the payments and the regulatory space.
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WHERE GREAT MINDS UNITE

Interactive Panels. Disruptive Challenger Sessions. Insightful Keynotes

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A PRESTIGIOUS
LIST OF OVER 20 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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500 MINUTES OF TAILORED CONTENT FOR SENIOR EXECUTIVES

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OVER 400
INDUSTRY LEADERS PARTICIPATING

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REPRESENTING 
MORE THAN 100 COMPANIES
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THE AGENDA

21-22 SEPTEMBER | ATHENS | GREECE

21 SEPTEMBER 2022 [DAY 1] 

08:30-09:00

 REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE

09:00-09:05

 WELCOME ADDRESS

Lilly Pavlou, Director at QUBE Events

09:05-09:10

 CHAIRMAN OPENING ADDRESS

Robert Courtneidge, Payment Industry Expert

09:10-09:20

ICE-BREAKER SESSION

09:20-09:45

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Payments and the Customer Experience (CX) 

  • Customer loyalty

  • From data to design, mobility, personalisation, and authentication 

  • Driving the future of digital engagement

Angelina Simoudi, Head of Digital Solutions and Business Development, Corporate Transaction Banking at National Bank of Greece

09:45-10:10

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

FinTech Sector in Lithuania: From Growth to Maturity 

  • The current picture and a success story of Lithuanian fintech sector

  • Key elements of sustainable fintech development in the long-run 

  • Forthcoming challenges and opportunities: environment of sanctions, Cryptocurrencies and Mica

Simonas Krėpšta, Board Member at the Bank of Lithuania

 

10:10-10:35

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Where Can the Metaverse Take FinTechs?

  • Unlocking the full potential of the Metaverse by providing secure and frictionless payments

  • Embedding FinTechs’ services into the future of the digital economy

  • Great opportunities for innovation in the Metaverse

Gregorios Siourounis, Founder at EveryPay

10:35-11:15

COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

Sponsored by Clausematch

11:15-11:45

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

Enabling Consumerism and Driving Innovation

  • The growth of mobility 

  • Re-architecting banking around the customer

  • Making communication simple, secure and scalable

​Moderator: Ani Filipova, Founder of Change Advisory, Payment Specialist, Board Member and Speaker

Christian C. H. Luckow, SVP, Tribe Lead, Payments at Danske Bank

Akis Giouchas, Head of Technology and Operations at Optima bank

Gregorios Siourounis, Co-Founder and Chairman at EveryPay

Konstaninos Tovil, Market Leader, Greece at tbi bank

11:45-12:15

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Are Payments the Secret to eCommerce Success?​​

Jonathan G. Rambal, General Director of Southern Europe at Checkout.com

 

12:15-12:40

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Hedging Currency Exposure During Volatile Times​​

Charis Charilaou, CEO at TFI Markets

12:40-13:00

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Learn How a Bank and Two FinTechs Have Invested in PolicyManagement Technology to Develop Their Compliance Programmes

  • The 5 maturity stages and how to assess your current status

  • Why achieving policy management maturity is important to your compliance programme

  • 3 real life examples on how to set up a policy management model and build maturity

  • Benefits realised for the compliance programmes

Freddie Frith, Head of Financial Services at Clausematch

 

13:00-14:00

 NETWORKING LUNCH

Sponsored by TFI Markets

14:00-14:30

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

Defining a Payment Strategy

  • Payments-as-a-strategy as the new business model

  • Shifting the payments function to driving the strategy for the organisations

  • Payments sustainability and ESG

Moderator: Tony Craddock, Director General at Payments Association

Constantinos Frydakis, Managing Partner at Confryd Business Consultants
Peny Rizou
, Director of Global Payments and Fraud Prevention at Etraveli Group

Sotiris Syrmakezis, Co-Founder & CEO at Throo

Yiannis Papatsiros, Head of Business Development & Innovation at DIAS

Makis Savvides, Director of Global Payments and Fraud at Wargaming Group Limited

14:30-14:55

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Are Stablecoins the New E-money?​​

  • E-Money since 2000 and digital assets since 2008

  • The critical role of Stablecoins and their regulation in the EU (MiCA) and UK (FCA)

  • Similarities and differences between E-Money and Stablecoins

-  Business model, distribution, use cases and custody

  • Four regulatory areas requiring change

-  Collateralisation, pegging, compliance and liability

  •  An international programme to lead the change

-  Project New Era, dSterling and the Digital FMI Consortium

-  The UK Digital Currencies Coordination Group

Tony Craddock, Director General at Payments Association

14:55-15:25

COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

Sponsored by EveryPay

15:25-15:50

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

Augmenting Payment Experiences

  • AR as the future of online shopping

  • Turning to value-added services that augment experiences 

  • Payments and loyalty

  • Payment trends in 'BNPL', FinTechs and Cybersecurity

Moderator: Robert Courtneidge, Payment Industry Expert

Makis Savvides, Director of Global Payments and Fraud at Wargaming Group Limited

Panagiotis Polydoros, Country Manager for Greece, Cyprus & Malta at Mastercard

Sotiris Syrmakezis, Co-Founder & CEO at Throo

15:50-16:20

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

Regulatory Technology Trends – What’s Ahead?

  • Clarity on regulation for cryptocurrencies

  • Using technologies like AI and ML

  • Collaboration from industry stakeholders in driving integration between GRC systems

  • Meeting the ESG obligations

Moderator: Sabine Dittrich, Former Head, Global Regulatory Intelligence, Asset Management at UBS

Michael Diamantoulis, Chief Compliance Officer at epay, a Euronet Merchant Services PI company

Christoforos Livadiotis, Group Chief AML Officer of Trading Point Group

Georgios Galanis, Independent Governance, Risk and Compliance Expert

Ruta Merkeviciute, Head of Digital Finance Unit at European Banking Authority

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

16:20-16:45

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

ISO20022 - What's the Big Deal?​​

  • What is it? And why should you care? 

  • The practical challenges of implementing industry-wide changes 

  • With 20+ separate mandatory initiatives based on ISO200022, how do we as a bank deal with the changes in practice?

Christian C. H. Luckow, SVP, Tribe Lead, Payments at Danske Bank

16:45-17:15

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

PSD2 and Its Forthcoming Review

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

17:15-17:25

CHAIRMAN CLOSING COMMENTS DAY 1

17:25-18:30

NETWORKING COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Sponsored by TFI Markets

22 SEPTEMBER 2022 [DAY 2]

08:30-09:00

MORNING COFFEE

09:00-09:25

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

New Technologies & Digital Inclusiveness

  • Creating a digitally inclusive environment for customers

  • Offering safe, secure, convenient, and immediate payments

  • Accelerating ML, tokenization, and fraud detection

  • AI innovations

Antonis Dragiotis, Group Chief Risk Officer at Viva Wallet

 

09:25-09:55

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Metaverse Opportunities and Challenges​​

David Bundi, Metaverse Strategy & Regulatory Leader, Director at PwC Switzerland, Legal

09:55-10:20

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Designing Regulated Financial Services Systems

Farzad Pezeshkpour, CTO at BCB Group

 

10:20-10:50

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

The World of Digital Identity

  • Digital identity authentication

  • Transparent payments and digital ID infrastructure

  • Ensuring a frictionless experience for customers in the Payments 4.X era

  • Establishing KYC functions and boosting consumer trust

PANELISTS:
Moderator: Caroline Thomas
, CEO at Innov8 9 10 Limited

Joanna Kozlowska, Head of AML/CFT Division at Eurobank S.A.

Socrates Maanian, Head of Compliance at Worldline

Panos Kyriakides, Senior Commercial Manager at eBOS

Dimitris Kanellopoulos, Head of Legal Department at Attica Bank

 

10:50-11:20

COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

Sponsored by Checkout.com

11:20-11:45

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Payments As a Growth Enabler | Cross- Border vs Local Payments

  • How can payments enable growth? 

  • Is cross-border payments the holy grail? 

  • Global e-commerce opportunities and scaling challenges

Peny Rizou, Director of Global Payments and Fraud Prevention at Etraveli Group

11:45-12:10

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Compliance Risk - AML & Sanctions Risks

  • Risk assessment and management - techniques and methods to analyze and assess risks

  • Identifying and assessing emerging risks - future scenario planning, and macro-level threats

  • Flexible and dynamic risk visualization and reporting

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

 

12:10-12:40

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

The Future of Money

Robert Courtneidge, Payment Industry Expert

 

12:40-13:10