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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

20

A PRESTIGIOUS
LIST OF OVER 20 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

500

500 MINUTES OF TAILORED CONTENT FOR SENIOR EXECUTIVES

400

OVER 400
INDUSTRY LEADERS PARTICIPATING

100

REPRESENTING 
MORE THAN 100 COMPANIES

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, personalization, and authentication 

  • Driving the future of digital engagement

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

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, Payments Specialist, Board Member and Speaker, Co-Chair
at Citi Women's Network

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

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

11:45-12:15

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

 

12:15-12:40

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

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

 LUNCH

14:00-14:30

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

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

14:30-14:55

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

TBC​​

Farzad Pezeshkpour, CTO at BCB Group

14:55-15:25

COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

15:25-15:50

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 organizations

  • Payments sustainability and ESG

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

Sotiris Syrmakezi, 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

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

Michael Diamantoulis, Chief Compliance Officer at Euronet Merchant Services PI

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

16:20-16:30

CHAIRMAN CLOSING COMMENTS DAY 1

16:30-18:30

NETWORKING COCKTAIL RECEPTION

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

Buy Now Pay Later

  • How is Web3.0 changing how we think about data?

  • What the future holds for data monetization in financial services?

  • Implications for FinTechs

Konstantinos Tovil, SVP at TBI Bank

 

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:
Céu Pereira
, Team leader, Retail Payments at European Commission

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

Socrates Maanian, Head of Payments & e-Business at Worldline

 

10:50-11:20

COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

11:20-11:45

FIRESIDE CHAT + Q&A

Crypto Payments

  • How are cryptocurrencies changing payments?

  • Bridging the gap between traditional banking and crypto

  • How do we enable our consumer and business customers to get their money faster?

11:45-12:10

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

What's Next for NFTs?

  • What is the future of NFTs in the world of Web 3.0?

  • Future predictions: boom or bust?

 

12:10-12:40

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

Digital Euro on the Blockchain

  • The path to standardization of money and payments

  • What will it mean to the market participants?

  • What are the key technologies to make it successful?

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

Gregorios Siourounis, Global Strategy/Co-Founder at EveryPay

 

12:40-13:10

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

Review of EU Payments Regulations

  • EU rules on payment services

  • New payment services and risks

  • How your organisation can ensure compliance?

Dovilė Arlauskaitė, Head of Payment Market Supervision Division at the Bank of Lithuania

Socrates Maanian, Head of Payments & e-Business at Worldline

 

13:10-13:15

CHAIRMAN CLOSING COMMENTS & KEY TAKEAWAYS

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