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9th NextGen Payments & RegTech Forum 

 
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Payments & Regtech are in the midst of a dramatic shift with emerging innovations and evolving business expectations generating greater efficiency, security and productivity.

The 9th NextGen Payments & RegTech Forum, aims to discover how more organizations are seeking to modernize and optimize operations, with a growing focus on expanding opportunities by adopting latest technologies that are reshaping the payments and RegTech ecosystem.

Join us for the 9th 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, digitalization, regulations, innovation and technology and take advantage of impactful networking opportunities.

The 9th NextGen Payments & RegTech Forum is the ultimate meeting point for future oriented financial service enthusiasts in the payments and the regulatory space.
Secure your seat now for this impactful event – it’s time to connect!  
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WHAT'S COMING UP

EMERGING PAYMENTS TRENDS

The emergent new payments ecosystem - what are the dominant trends? Why is commercial card adoption rising?

 

Let’s discuss the continuous focus on overcoming cross-border payments friction, and trends towards expanding opportunities by adopting unfamiliar technologies and how there are reshaping the B2B payments ecosystem, and much more…

RETHINKING THE PAYMENTS OPERATING MODEL

Let’s explore how to accelerate transformation to a digital-first and more agile organization. Hear how to redefine the institution’s operations through the lens of customer journeys, and how to deploy intelligent technologies like AI & ML for digital transformation, fraud detection, and cheaper customer service.

Learn which pivotal collaborations & partnerships are reshaping the payments industry and discover how Payment-as-a-Service platforms shape the future of online payments and much more...

LATEST REGTECH TRENDS

Let’s explore the key market trends and challenges shaping the future of RegTech. We highlight the notable RegTech developments and we discuss the future of fraud.

 

We discuss the fundamental importance of the customer journey and the huge shift in the advancement of KYC and Transaction Monitoring within RegTech. We outline the key strategies on how to improve KYC and Transaction Monitoring with RegTech and we share best practices.

WHERE GREAT MINDS UNITE

Interactive Panels. Disruptive Challenger Sessions. Insightful Keynotes

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A PRESTIGIOUS
LIST OF OVER 20 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

500

500 MINUTES OF TAILORED CONTENT FOR SENIOR EXECUTIVES

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OVER 200
INDUSTRY LEADERS PARTICIPATING

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REPRESENTING 
MORE THAN 100 COMPANIES
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KEY BENEFITS FOR PARTICIPATING

Interactive Hybrid Platform
Hybrid events enable you to put a virtual face to your organisation or come actually face-to-face by speaking to your viewers, attending meetings and networking

Build Thought Leadership
Showcase expertise and establish yourself as an industry thought leader

Generate Leads
It is the most cost-effective way to generate qualified leads of key B2B decision makers

Targeted Audience
Meet & engage with your target group

 

Global Reach
Hybrid events enable you to connect with your target audiences both locally and globally

 

New Prospects
Engage with new prospects and support existing relationships thus helping to drive leads into your sales funnel

MEANINGFUL NETWORKING

Finally we are back with in-person events! The time to connect with our colleagues and peers in the Payments and RegTech sector is here! Our aim with the 9th NextGen Payments & RegTech Forum is to facilitate key discussions and create a platform for meaningful networking. No spamming, no irrelevant conversations, just quality conversations that promote business growth.

BECOME A SPONSOR

Sponsoring The 9th NextGen Payments & RegTech Forum provides you with the perfect opportunity to showcase your solutions and interact with your target audience in a purposeful way.

You can expect to secure new direct connections with key decision-makers and industry influencers.

 

Our Sponsorship packages take on a holistic approach and are tailored to accommodate your specific business objectives.

Packages can include:

  • 20-30 minute keynote presentation or inclusion on an industry-expert panel discussion 

  • Access to The Meeting Point which includes 5 pre-qualified meetings

  • An integrated international marketing & branding campaign strategy

  • International social media campaigns

  • Dedicated booths and promotional areas

  • Prestigious PR opportunities & interviews with international media

OUR SPONSORS

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OUR SPEAKERS

OUR CONTRIBUTORS

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THE AGENDA

24-25 NOVEMBER 2021 | LIMASSOL | CYPRUS

24 NOVEMBER 2021 [DAY 1]

09:00-09:30

REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE

09:30-09:35

QUBE EVENTS WELCOME ADDRESS

Lilly Pavlou, Director at QUBE Events

09:35-09:45

CHAIRMEN'S OPENING ADDRESS

An overview of the current FinTech and RegTech trends and challenges, as well as the opportunities that lie ahead for the payments and compliance industries

Chairman: Matthew Key, Independent Advisor on Emerging Tech to Global FS companies at keyinnovate.com

Co-Chairman: Nir Netzer, FinTech Innovation Strategist - Chairman of 
The Israeli FinTech Association

09:45-10:15

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Payments and Credit: The Review of the EU Consumer Credit Directive

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

10:15-11:15

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Next Generation Payments

Digital continues to disrupt and change the way we think about payments. It’s no longer only about the payment, both the experience and end to end engagement are now key. Through convergence of technologies, we start to see new channels and new ways of bringing payments into the hands of the consumer. In this talk you will be taken on a journey from Open Banking through to a future, which is a closer than you think, with real examples and some key things to consider, we turn what seems to be science fiction, into science fact.

Michael Clark, VP - Global Product and Technology Lead for Platforms, Ventures and Partnerships | Labs as a Service at Mastercard

11:15-12:00

COFFEE BREAK & SPEED NETWORKING - Sponsored by eBOS

12:00-12:30

KEYNOTE SPEECH

The Emerging Regulatory Landscape

Views on regulatory implications of the digitalization of finance. Securing access to technology for EU financial entities while addressing supervisory concerns.

​Maria E Tsani, Head of Financial Services Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs EMEA, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

12:30-13:00

FIRESIDE CHAT

What Does Global Finance's Future Hold?

Let’s talk about using technology, and embedded finance.

  • The Evolution of Payments Technology

  • Benefits of implementing Artificial Intelligence in banking technologies

  • Cloud computing

  • Embedded finance

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

Nick Kerigan, Head of Innovation Execution at SWIFT

Makis Savvides, Director of Global Payments at Wargaming & Member of the European Advisory Board at MRC

Nicholas Messaritis, CTO at EcommBX

13:00-14:00

NETWORKING LUNCH - Sponsored by EcommBX

14:00-14:45

PANEL DISCUSSION

Collaborations & Partnerships

Let’s talk about a big opportunity for innovation where FinTech and traditional finance can partner together.

  • Strengthening the offerings with merged know-how

  • Partnering to tackle money laundering and other fraudulent activities

  • Co-innovating toward new lending products, wider technological landscapes, and access to new customers 

Moderator: ​Georgios Kolovos, Global Head of Product Partnerships at PayPal
Panelists:

Shubhanga Prasad, Director - Strategy, Product & Tech at OakNorth Bank
Siri Børsum
, Global VP Finance Vertical Eco-development & Partnerships at Huawei Consumer Business Group

Michael Clark, VP - Global Product and Technology Lead for Platforms, Ventures and Partnerships | Labs as a Service at Mastercard

14:45-15:15

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Experience Economy is Booming: The Fast Adoption of Digital Payments

The market transforms and more and more businesses and consumers go all-in digital. Can a service economy like banking fit in and how? Let's talk about the shift of digital transformation to adoption, and the impact of new digital channels that bring new payment experiences. Simplicity and partnerships are the key to success through merchant digital payment solutions.

​Harry Xenophontos, Head of Merchant Acquiring, Open Banking & Digital Payment Services, RCB BANK

15:15-15:45

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Identity is Bigger than Payments

  • Identity is a mess (passwords, fragmented solutions, lack of privacy, id fraud, ...)

  • We need usable, secure identity as basis for all modern services

  • New EU eID Wallet proposal, new GAIN global proposal

  • Value and volume of identity business is bigger than payments

  • Opportunity for banks as centres of trust in the digital economy

Dr. Michael Salmony, Executive Adviser to BoD at Worldline SE, regularly helps shape future directions in European decision making bodies e.g.  European Commission, EPC, ERPB

15:45-16:15

COFFEE BREAK & SPEED NETWORKING - Sponsored by iSPIRAL

16:15-16:45

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Real-Time Payments Go Global

Let’s talk about making cross-border instant payments a reality on a global scale.

  • How do real-time digital payments look like across the world?

  • Trends driving real-time payments

  • Challenges in building robust RTP solution 

Clea Evagorou, Partner, Risk Advisory Leader, Deloitte

16:45-17:05

LIGHTNING TALK

Open Banking

​Dheeraj Jaggi, Director - OpenBanking & API Technology at NatWest Group

17:05-18:00

PANEL DISCUSSION

Financial Crime

Let’s talk about the growing challenge of financial crime compliance.

  • Fighting financial crime, by bringing more accountability and transparency with more stringency on KYC

  • Providing seamless and secure payments

  • Optimal solutions to fighting online payment fraud 

​Moderator: Christos Christou, Group Chief Compliance Officer at LuLu International Exchange

Panellists: 
Jessica Ramos, Head Of Regulatory & Oversight Affairs at EBA Clearing
Christos Ttiniozos, Director at iSPIRAL IT Solutions Ltd
Luke Ashley, Business Development Director at TruNarrative
Mohamed Afifi, Group Chief Compliance Officer & Corporate Governance at Banque Misr Egypt
Panos Kyriakides, Commercial Manager at eBOS
Muzzi Ebrahim, Partner, Financial Advisory, Financial Crime & Analytics at Deloitte Middle East

18:00-18:05

CHAIRMEN'S CLOSING COMMENTS DAY 1

Chairman: Matthew Key, Independent Advisor on Emerging Tech to Global FS companies at keyinnovate.com

Co-Chairman: Nir Netzer, FinTech Innovation Strategist - Chairman of The Israeli FinTech Association

18:05-19:30

NETWORKING COCKTAIL RECEPTION - Ares Room - Supported by CIBA

25 NOVEMBER 2021 [DAY 2]

 

09:00-09:30

MORNING COFFEE - Sponsored by Porsche

09:30-10:00

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Crypto-Enabled Payments and the Future of the Payments Industry

  • Using digital assets and blockchain-based technology to lower the costs of
    transactions, and allow for real-time settlement

  • The challenges of finding crypto-friendly banking services 

​Chris Aruliah, Chief Product Officer, BCB Group

10:00-10:10

DIGITAL KEYNOTE

No More Lost Opportunities. Client Engagement in the Days of AI

Clients expect immediate engagement and instant access to your products. Automate & scale your customer engagement with Artificial Intelligence, and convert each prospect into a loyal customer in real-time. Explore the best practices and opportunities for the payments industry. 

Dr. Gege Gatt, CEO of EBO

10:10-10:40

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

‘Are Stablecoins the Future? Can the Burning Growing Interest of Regulators Disrupt this Space?’

Attendees can expect enlightenment about:

  • The Rise of Stablecoins

  • Interest bearing coins and accounts vs negative or non-interest bearing accounts and money

  • Blockchain progression from Ethereum to multichain networks such as Algorand who are emulating swift

  • The 2020 rise of the DeFi space and some interesting evolutions (borrowing and lending platforms, exchanges, insurance, ecommerce)

  • Advantages of stablecoins and Defi (non custodial wallets, interest bearing, no counter party risk, instant settlements, financial inclusion, financial freedom) vs the traditional monetary system and capital markets (custodial, not instant, costly, high barrier to entry, inflation, monetary monopoly)

  • The looming and effects of CBDCs and MICA

  • Future projections 

​Dr. Justine Scerri Herrera, Partner at MK Fintech Partners Ltd

10:40-11:10

PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

E-Commerce Payments

  • E-Commerce payment trends for 2022

  • Which payment methods are best for e-Commerce?

  • Alternative payment gateways

  • Multi-channel e-Commerce 

Moderator: Nir Netzer, FinTech Innovation Strategist - Chairman of The Israeli FinTech Association

Ugne Buraciene, Chief Executive Officer at Payabl; Country Ambassador for Cyprus at European Women Payments Network (EWPN)

Panagiotis Kriaris, Head Of Business Development at Unzer
Vishalanand Shah
, Director – Applications System, Digital Modernization Engineering at Global Payments, Tsys

11:10-11:30

COFFEE BREAK & SPEED NETWORKING

11:30-11:50

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

The Applied Public Private Partnership 

  • How does “public private partnership” in financial services operate, and how does this partnership benefit the financial system?

  • Practical examples of “public private partnership” related to financial services from the MENA Region.

  • How other countries can benefit from the “public private partnership” in the financial services sector? 

​Christos Christou, Group Chief Compliance Officer at LuLu International Exchange

11:50-12:10

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Alternative Payment Methods & Online Shopping

Let’s talk about mobile payments, distributed ledger tools, eWallets, QR code payments, prepaid cards, and others.

  • Alternative payment methods as a key part of the merchants’ payment strategy

  • Challenges and consumer trust

  • SaaS payments or subscription payments

  • Prepaid digital payments methods 

​Panagiotis Kriaris, Head Of Business Development at Unzer

12:10-12:55

PANEL DISCUSSION

Payment Regulations

  •  EU payments regulations: from Europe to the whole world

  • The new European PSD2 law

  • The emerging regulatory framework for stable coins

  • Payments challenges in financial services regulatory compliance

Moderator: Tony Petrov, Head of Legal at Sumsub
Panellists: 

Michael C. G. Charalambides, CEO at EcommBX

Ruta Merkeviciute, Director, Financial Service and Capital Markets Supervision at Bank of Lithuania, Co-chairperson of the Standing Committee on Payment Services (SCPS) at European Banking Authority, Alternate Board Member at European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

Ken Coghill, Director and Head of Innovation and Technology Risk Supervision at the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA)

Stelios Georgakis, Director, Head, Financial Market Infrastructures & Payments Department, Central Bank of Cyprus
Denisa Jindřichová
, Senior Legal Counsel at Czech National Bank
Matthew Osborne
, Payments Policy Leader at Bank of England
Jiří Ambrož
, Head of Unit, Payments Regulation and Oversight at Czech National Bank

Rui Pimentel, Head of Unit - Payment Systems Department at Banco de Portugal

12:55-13:00

CHAIRMEN'S CLOSING COMMENTS & KEY TAKEAWAYS

Chairman: Matthew Key, Independent Advisor on Emerging Tech to Global FS companies at keyinnovate.com

Co-Chairman: Nir Netzer, FinTech Innovation Strategist - Chairman of The Israeli FinTech Association

13:00-14:00

LUNCH - Sponsored by EBO

 
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An exclusive gathering not to be missed! This Forum will explore every aspect of payments - from upcoming regulation to new payment methods and practical case studies. Attended by senior executives from across the UK, EMEA and Russian Federation –  this is a unique opportunity to learn and network with leading international experts and likeminded peers. Be part of it:

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“Impressive stage of presenters discussing actual hot topics in the payments industry. A good forum for networking with others working in the same sector & also payments/financial services experts.”
 
MeDirect Malta Senior, Manager - Core Banking Platforms

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