mpe 2024 / March 12‑14, Berlin

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The world of merchant payments is changing rapidly, and we don’t see it as monochromatic and boring anymore!
So is the new face of Merchant Payments Ecosystem (mpe), THE European #1 merchant payments conference.

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who attends?

1400+ attendees || 160+ speakers || 350+ merchants || 90+ sponsors & exhibitors

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agenda at a glance

  • Acquiring value chain NOW
    - Drivers, Technology innovation, M&As and investments
    - Payment data driving the business growth
    - Next-generation shopping channels (chat, streaming, apps, social media)
    - Local acquiring & CX operations seamless
    - Future of legacy acquirers

    The "payments complexity" challenge
    - - Optimisation of payment methods/choices for customers
    - Engagement, conversion, seamless checkout, retention
    - End-to-end solutions vs payments orchestration vs payments facilitation
    - Payouts distribution
    - Unsuccessful payments - what can we do if the payment fails? How to manage involuntary churn?

    Embedded finance
    - SME, B2B and B2C successful implementations
    - Acquiring as a service, Payments as a service

    Marketplace & Social commerce on the rise
    - Merchant of record, Marketplace, Platform or Payfac? The benefits and drawbacks of each model as it relates to their position in the market and their longer-term strategic goals
    - What is the best strategy to grow your business in 2023 Investments, payment infrastructure and training explained
    - Case studies, options, pros and cons

  • - New tech & infrastructure for connected experiences
    - The growth potential of SoftPOS: incentives, ratings, loyalty, VAS & personalisation
    - Digital receipts - a bridge to better interaction, sustainability and new POS experience
    - Cashierless shopping: more scanning devices, more loyalty, more data points
    - Shopping in the Metaverse

  • - Regulatory evolution: PSD2 >>> PSD3 the current status of payments regulation
    - SCA - PSD3 updates on SCA
    - CBDC regulation - The future of European payments and the potential of CBDC
    - KYB/KYC
    - Real-time checks
    - BNPL - updates, changes & regulations
    - Interchange fees

  • - What's next for Open banking//finance/data? - updates, case studies
    - Open finance for financial inclusion and a cashless society
    - EPI - expansion, adoption & the future
    - What's new in the realm of real-time/local payments
    - Subscription is becoming a large part of the business (not to mention an amazing ongoing revenue source) for many merchants. Whether it's toilet paper, make-up, software or pay-per-use bicycle, it can work for an increasing range of merchants
    - BNPL - updates, changes & regulations

  • - Innovation in commerce via Chat GPT - how does the merchant interact with chat GPT
    - What does AI in payment mean? What are the technologies and implications outside of fraud?
    - How does AI differ from machine learning? How does AI impact my business & payments?
    - Customer service = AI in payments. How can existing AI use cases impact payments?

  • - CBDC (Digital Euro)/ Stablecoins - wholesale examples (Wordline & ECB cooperation, Amazon)
    - Digital euro - the role of commercial banks, the review of EC proposal - CBDCs in the world - Brazil, Africa
    - CBDC and the evolving regulatory and policy environment
    - Focus on servicing CBDC - Implication for payments in web3.0

  • - Smart wallets to manage funds, ID, medical info, etc
    - Fast, secure, convienient
    - Wallets >>> value >>> loyalty
    - Financial inclusion with wallets - -Accessibility of payments, adoption, different shareholders' POV
    - A platform for innovation & evolution

  • - Integrated security and fraud prevention practice for safe payments in the hyper-connected, high cyber-threat environment
    - Identity & frictionless authentification, FIDO and other protocols to eliminate friction
    - Fraud prevention & cybersecurity innovations
    - Data Sharing
    - Biometric & AI-driven ID verification

    Tokenization & Vaults for tokens
    - Network tokens for schemes
    - Third-party payments vault vendors (for tokens)

    Effective Risk Managementment
    - How do you build the minimum risk environment and keep up with fraudsters?
    - Strategies for chargebacks management
    - Friendly fraud - solutions and answers
    - Manual review best practice

  • - Local payment methods beyond cards
    - International expansion strategies
    - How to seek an edge in cross-border payments?
    - Optimising FX and cross-border payments

  • Technology and talent are critical investment factors enabling financial services and fintech companies to achieve consistent and scalable growth. Payments have become a global career opportunity, and competition for talent within the sector is escalating. The ability of companies to source, hire, develop and retain key staff has become a critical business issue.

  • - The transition to digital platforms for better efficiency, cost savings, and accuracy.
    - Innovations in cross-border B2B payments
    - B2B payment platform security features, including encryption, authentication, and fraud detection.
    - B2B payments: Opportunities for market disruption

mpe 2024 agenda

mpe 2024 speakers

André Moeller
André Moeller
Payments Manager, elli - a brand of Volkswagen Group
Chris Reid
Chris Reid
Executive Vice President, Identity Solutions, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions, Mastercard
David Birch
David Birch
Director of Innovation, Consult Hyperion
Hemlata Narasimhan
Hemlata Narasimhan
President, Elavon Merchant Services
Kenny Ebanyat
Kenny Ebanyat
Head of Payments (DTC), National Basketball Association (NBA)
Martina Weimert
Martina Weimert
CEO, EPI Company
Adam Vissing
Adam Vissing
VP Sales & Business Development, IXOPAY
Adil Riaz
Adil Riaz
Head of Product, Nearpay
Adrian Marinica
Adrian Marinica
Chief Technology Officer, Maxcode
Agustin Botta
Agustin Botta
Head of EMEA, dLocal
Alan Moss
Alan Moss
MD Europe for Western Europe, Newland Payment Technology
Alisa Applebaum
Alisa Applebaum
Payments Business Lead, Guesty
Andréa Toucinho
Andréa Toucinho
Director of Studies, Prospective and Training, Partelya Consulting
Andres Kitter
Andres Kitter
Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Head of Banking Services, LHV Bank
Andrew Karantzis
Andrew Karantzis
Chief Sales Officer, ISX Financial
Andrew Vorster
Andrew Vorster
Head of Growth, The Banking Scene
Andrew Boyajian
Andrew Boyajian
VP of Product for Payments & CX, Tink
Andrzej Tomaszewski
Andrzej Tomaszewski
Payment Product Manager, Prezi
Angela Yore
Angela Yore
Founder & Managing Director, SkyParlour
Anna Maj
Anna Maj
FinTech, Innovation Leader. Senior Advisor,
Ashley Bowling
Ashley Bowling
Vice President of the Commercial Solutions Business Development, Europe, Mastercard
Atze Faas
Atze Faas
Payments Adviser, EuroCommerce AISBL
Bartosz Skwarczek
Bartosz Skwarczek
Founder & President, G2A Capital Group
Birgit Kaiser
Birgit Kaiser
Managing Director, Unzer
Brittany Allen
Brittany Allen
Trust & Safety Architect, Sift
Carmela Mesquita
Carmela Mesquita
Independent Advisor,
Charlotte Al Usta
Charlotte Al Usta
Senior Manager, Flagship Advisory Partners
Chen Zemir
Chen Zemir
Risk Management & AI Consultant,
Chris Jones
Chris Jones
Managing Director, PSE Consulting
Christophe Zehnacker
Christophe Zehnacker
Vice President, Head of Digital and Acceptance Innovations, Europe, Mastercard
Claire Maslen
Claire Maslen
Independent Advisor,
Daniel Kornitzer
Daniel Kornitzer
Advisory Board Member, Tillo
David Parker
David Parker
CEO, Polymath Consulting
David Rintel
David Rintel
CEO, TrustPay
David Ballaschk
David Ballaschk
Senior Payment Expert, Strategy, Policy and Oversight; Payments and Securities Settlement, Bundesbank
Dikla Sharabi
Dikla Sharabi
Logistics & ePayments Consultant, Dmelio
Dorota Wróbel
Dorota Wróbel
Chief R&D Officer, G2A.com
Eelco Dettingmeijer
Eelco Dettingmeijer
Chief Commercial Officer, PPRO
Eike Maybaum
Eike Maybaum
Managing Partner, Thede Consulting
Emilio F. Rocchi
Emilio F. Rocchi
Director Market Planning International Fraud & Identity , LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Ercan Kilic
Ercan Kilic
VP Global Head of Payments – Director DACH & TR, Rezolve AI
Eric Grover
Eric Grover
Principal, Intrepid Ventures
Evelien Witlox
Evelien Witlox
Program Director Digital Euro, European Central Bank
Faheem Bakshi
Faheem Bakshi
VP Payments, Kinguin
Filippo Lucca
Filippo Lucca
Global Sales Director, PayU
Flavia Alzetta
Flavia Alzetta
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, PayInnovate LTD
Francesco Burelli
Francesco Burelli
Partner, Arkwright Consulting
Fredrik Rydbeck
Fredrik Rydbeck
Business Architect | Payment Department | E-krona Division, Sveriges Riksbank
Gábor Bujáki
Gábor Bujáki
Lead field sales consultant, OTP Bank
Gabriel Lucas
Gabriel Lucas
Associate Director - Payment Expert, Redbridge
Galit Shani-Michel
Galit Shani-Michel
VP Payments, Forter
Gary Munro
Gary Munro
Technical Director, Consult Hyperion
Geoffrey Barraclough
Geoffrey Barraclough
Founder, Business of Payments
Gregg Aamoth
Gregg Aamoth
CEO, POPcodes, Inc.
Hays Littlejohn
Hays Littlejohn
CEO, EBA Clearing
Houssem Assadi
Houssem Assadi
CEO, dejamobile
Jana Maleckova
Jana Maleckova
CEO, Usability Engineering Center
Janine Kaiser
Janine Kaiser
Chief Commercial Office, The Payments Association EU
Janusz Diemko
Janusz Diemko
CEO - Founder, XELOPAY
Jeff White
Jeff White
Product Strategy , Mastercard
Jesse McWaters
Jesse McWaters
Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs Advocacy, Mastercard
John Noltensmeyer
John Noltensmeyer
CISO, TokenEx
John Tait
John Tait
Global Managing Director, Payments Market, TNS
Julian Martin
Julian Martin
Head of Payments and Partnerships, Miravia (Alibaba Group)
Kai Lindström
Kai Lindström
Vice President, Payments, SOK
Karl Wiesner
Karl Wiesner
MD Integrated Systems, Sandock Austral
Katharina Luschnik
Katharina Luschnik
Head of Payments Solutions, Aiia, a MasterCard company
Kevin Baker
Kevin Baker
Head of Merchant Services in EMEA, Bank of America
Kilian Thalhammer
Kilian Thalhammer
Managing Director, Global Head of Merchant Solutions - Fintech & Platform Sales, Deutsche Bank
Kirsten Hoornstra
Kirsten Hoornstra
Practice Lead Merchant Services, PaymentGenes
Lea Maria Siering
Lea Maria Siering
Chief Risk and Compliance Officer and Managing Director, Token.io
Lena Hackelöer
Lena Hackelöer
Founder and CEO, Brite Payments
Lynsey Verrillo
Lynsey Verrillo
Head of Enabler & Small Business, Europe, Visa
Magdalena Kubisa
Magdalena Kubisa
Business Development Director, Polski Standard Płatności (BLIK)
Mangala Martinus
Mangala Martinus
Managing Director, Payments Consulting Network and Merchant Advisory
Mark Beresford
Mark Beresford
Director, Edgar, Dunn & Company
Masha Cilliers
Masha Cilliers
Founder and Principal Consultant, Payment Options Ltd
Matteo Gamba
Matteo Gamba
Head of Product - Global Payments & Fraud, Wayfair
Matthew Steinbrecher
Matthew Steinbrecher
Vice President, Revenue, Reach
Matthias Terlau
Matthias Terlau
Partner, GÖRG business law firm
Maximilian Fuchs
Maximilian Fuchs
Strategic Payments Consultant, CMSPI
Melanie Ockerse
Melanie Ockerse
Senior Director Partnership Europe, Entersekt
Michael Salmony
Michael Salmony
Strategic adviser to the board, ETPPA - European Third Party Providers Association
Mike McHugh
Mike McHugh
EMEA Business Development Lead, Merchant Acquiring, J.P. Morgan Payments
Muni Vinay Kamisetty
Muni Vinay Kamisetty
Head of technology and innovation, FairPrice Group
Natalie H. Kelly
Natalie H. Kelly
Chief Risk Officer, Visa Europe, Visa
Neil Caldwell
Neil Caldwell
SVP Merchant Sales & Acquiring, Europe, Visa
Neira Jones
Neira Jones
Independent Advisor & International Speaker ,
Niels Lohmüller
Niels Lohmüller
Senior Director, Acceptance Solutions, Visa
Niklas Sandqvist
Niklas Sandqvist
Content Manager, Nordic Initiative
Nilesh Desai
Nilesh Desai
Co-Founder, Optimus Fintech
Nilixa Devlukia
Nilixa Devlukia
Founder, Payments Solved
Noam Izhaki
Noam Izhaki
Founder and CEO, Ballerine
Paul Rodgers
Paul Rodgers
Chairman, Vendorcom
Paul Tunstall
Paul Tunstall
Vice President, International, Merchant Advisory Group
Paul Pike
Paul Pike
Director, Intelligent Venue Solutions
Pinar Koygun
Pinar Koygun
Retail lead, Worldpay
Rajiv Chandna
Rajiv Chandna
CEO and co-founder, Kinetic Innovation
Robert Bueninck
Robert Bueninck
CEO, Unzer
Robert Kraal
Robert Kraal
Co-Founder and CDBO, Silverflow
Romano Alonzo
Romano Alonzo
Global Payments, Leadtech Group
Ron van Wezel
Ron van Wezel
Strategic Advisor, Retail Banking , Datos Insights.
Sam Langsford
Sam Langsford
Inbound payments specialist, INGKA Global treasury
Sami Karhunen
Sami Karhunen
CEO, Pinecone
Samuel Flynn
Samuel Flynn
CEO, Hands In
Scott Frisby
Scott Frisby
Head of Strategy, Europe, Elavon Merchant Services
Simas Simanauskas
Simas Simanauskas
Chief Business Officer, ConnectPay
Simon Stokes
Simon Stokes
Chief Commercial Officer – PayTech & FinTech, Conexus Group
Stephan Hackenberg
Stephan Hackenberg
Director Solution Sales ePayments – eCommerce Payment Technology, Giesecke Devrient
Steven Jacob
Steven Jacob
Partner, Arkwright Consulting
Steven Bisoffi
Steven Bisoffi
Senior Manager Business Compliance (Acquiring), Revolut
Suzana Kordumova
Suzana Kordumova
Senior Product Manager, Secure Digital Payments, Netcetera
Svenia Hilbig
Svenia Hilbig
Senior Technical Key Account Manager, Unzer
Ugne Buraciene
Ugne Buraciene
Group CEO, payabl.
Volker Schloenvoigt
Volker Schloenvoigt
Director, Edgar, Dunn & Company
Wendy Hompes
Wendy Hompes
Global Head of Product Management Cards, ING
Xavi Sheikrojan
Xavi Sheikrojan
Senior Manager, Risk Intelligence, Signifyd
Yuriy Kostenko
Yuriy Kostenko
Partner, Flagship Advisory Partners
Yves Ruland
Yves Ruland
CTO, Datatim
Zack Powers
Zack Powers
Head of Account Management , Worldline
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mpe 2024 advisory board

The MPE Advisory Board is carefully built from top experts in CNP, POS and merchant payment acceptance area.

Andrzej Tomaszewski
Andrzej Tomaszewski
Payment Product Manager, Prezi
Brittany Allen
Brittany Allen
Trust & Safety Architect, Sift
Daniel Kornitzer
Daniel Kornitzer
Advisory Board Member, Tillo
David Birch
David Birch
Director of Innovation, Consult Hyperion
Elena Emelyanova
Elena Emelyanova
Senior Payments and Fraud manager , Wargaming
Nilixa Devlukia
Nilixa Devlukia
Founder, Payments Solved
Alan Moss
Alan Moss
MD Europe for Western Europe, Newland Payment Technology
Andréa Toucinho
Andréa Toucinho
Director of Studies, Prospective and Training, Partelya Consulting
Anirudh Narla
Anirudh Narla
Head of Payments (Director of Product), Hopper
David Parker
David Parker
CEO, Polymath Consulting
Debbie Crawford
Debbie Crawford
Vice President, Acquirer Management Europe, Mastercard
Kestas Saulis
Kestas Saulis
Head of Payments, Nord Security
Masha Cilliers
Masha Cilliers
Founder and Principal Consultant, Payment Options Ltd
Matteo Gamba
Matteo Gamba
Head of Product - Global Payments & Fraud, Wayfair
Matthias Terlau
Matthias Terlau
Partner, GÖRG business law firm
Mélisande Mual
Mélisande Mual
Managing Director, Publisher, The Paypers
Neil Caldwell
Neil Caldwell
SVP Merchant Sales & Acquiring, Europe, Visa
Neira Jones
Neira Jones
Independent Advisor & International Speaker ,
Paul Rodgers
Paul Rodgers
Chairman, Vendorcom
Pavel Kaminsky
Pavel Kaminsky
Founder & CEO, 7Security
Volker Schloenvoigt
Volker Schloenvoigt
Director, Edgar, Dunn & Company
Zack Powers
Zack Powers
Head of Account Management , Worldline
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