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Thursday 18 November 2021

EPIF 6th Annual Conference 2021 – Payments 2.0: “Delivering the European Single Market”

Afore Consulting hosted the 6th Annual European Payment Institutions Federation (EPIF) Conference “Payments 2.0: Delivering the European Single Market’ on 16th and 17th November 2021 and brought together participants from our membership, key EU policymakers and other important stakeholders in the payments sector.  We were delighted to have Mairead McGuinnness, Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union and Ulrich Bindseil, Director General of the ECB Directorate General Market Operations delivering a keynote speech.

Now in its sixth year, this two-day event focused on issues keeping the payments industry busy. We had different sessions on the following topics:

  • Overview of the current market trends by EPIF Senior Executives
  • PSD2 Review and key areas for possible changes
  • The Future of Payments, looking at Instant Payments, CBDC and open banking
  • Anti-Money Laundering and electronic Identification
  • International Building blocks for cross border payments

​Other speakers included:

  • Eric Ducoulombier, Head of Unit Retail Financial Services, DG FISMA, European Commission
  • Dirk Haubrich, Head of Conduct, Payments and Consumers, EBA
  • Holger Neuhaus, Head of Division, DG Market Infrastructure & Payments, European Central Bank ECB
  • Raluca Prună, Head of Financial Crime Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission
  • Katarzyna Kobylińska-Hilliard, Policy Officer unit B3, DG FISMA, European Commission
  • Eero Heinäluoma, MEP (S&D, FI)
  • Ilze Znotina, Head of Financial Intelligence Unit Latvia
  • Etienne Goosse, Director General, EPC
  • Thomas Lammer, Deputy Head of Secretariat at CPMI
  • Sonja Scott, Vice President and & General Manager, Global Commercial Services, Continental Europe at American Express
  • Tyler Hand, Chief Compliance Officer at Western Union
  • Udo Müller, CEO Paysafecard
  • Joan Burkovic, CEO & Co-founder at Bridge

From industry we were joined by European and International CEOs of the EPIF membership as well as other industry representatives from the payments space.

Please find the programme and information on the speakers here.