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16th annual #mpecosystem conference connecting the entire Merchants Payment Ecosystem is over!

Our thanks goes to 1300+ merchants and payment pros who joined us for three powerful days in Berlin 🚀 We truly hope you left Berlin full of inspiration, knowledge, and new experience.

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WHO ATTENDS?

100% PAYMENT ACCEPTANCE FOCUS || 83% EUROPEAN FOCUS

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MPE Agenda

MPE 2023 provides a one-stop-shop for the ENTIRE MERCHANT PAYMENTS ECOSYSTEM.

KEY THEMES OF MPE AGENDA:

- New payment platforms & marketplaces
- Frictionless Services Payment optimization
- Innovations in technology and experience reshaping the payments business
- How to help merchants to survive the recession
- Payment optimization & facilitation
- Embedded payments: SaaS strategy guide
- Evolution of distribution models: from bank-centric to software partners (ISVs, SaaS, VARs)
- Mergers & Acquisitions in 2023

- The transition from PSD2 to PSD3
- Digital Euro the impact on the Merchant Payments Ecosystem
- PSD2 / SCA review, analysis and lessons learned
- AI, BNPL & Crypto-assets regulations - Updates, agreements, social responsibility & customer protection
- Visa's Compelling Evidence 3.0: What new Visa requirements mean for merchants
- PCI standards and compliance (PCI DSS v4.0, PCI MPoC)
- AML requirements and best practices
- Regulatory and legacy system constraints hampering innovations deployment

- Future Open banking, Open finance & Open Economy
- Is Open Banking falling behind? Challenges & trends
- Open banking as a catalyst for instant payments
- Open banking innovations: A2A payments for POS, Variable recurring payments (VRPs) & Request to pay (RTP)
- Personal Financial Management, B2C Payments, B2B payments & Recurring Payments
- The best practice: Initiation, Collection & Payouts

- Data economy in Embedded finance - Leveraging the data to improve the customer experience
- Machine learning and data validation. Which solutions helping?
- ISO 20022 - Richer, structured, meaningful data enabling new client experiences while improving compliance and efficiency
- GDPR Compliance

- Smart wallets vs super apps
- Evolution of retailer apps (loyalty, smart, personalisation
- European digital wallet - what, when & how?
- Technology behind wallets & apps; the potential of QR in payments

- Verifiable credentials, digital identity & personalised services implications for the Merchant Payments Ecosystem
- FIDO and other protocols to eliminate friction
- Identity theft, fake accounts, and synthetic IDs
- Biometric & AI-driven ID verification for payments

- Shift to digital - new tech & infrastructure for omni commerce
- SoftPOS & retailer smart apps - Optimizing engagement across channels (incentives, ratings, loyalty, VAS & personalisation)
- Cashierless shopping: more scanning devices, more loyalty, more data points
- Digital receipts as an enabler

- Video games companies generating more money than movies and music combined, what's the potential for payments? Challenges faced by video game merchants and vendors. Specialist digital-first acquirers servicing online gaming
- How will E-cars & e-mobility help drive the payment revolution? Fingerprint payments and innovations specific for e-mobility, should other verticals be inspired?
- Payment strategies for explosive growth in social commerce
- Industry-specific fraud trends and case studies

- Focus on servicing crypto; high margins and profit are attractive, but how do you get the risk right?
- CBDC / Digital Euro & Stablecoins
- Implication for payments in web3.0
- What's behind the rise of Crypto debit cards?

- Latest trends and innovations for "merchant payments" fraud prevention
- The use of AI & ML for fraud prevention is more persuasive than ever
- How will quantum computing disrupt fraud detection?
- Tokenisation, Secure Remote Commerce (SCR), 3DS
- Effective Risk management strategies - How do you build the minimum risk environment?
- KPI benchmarking across different verticals
- Friendly fraud, manual review & chargeback best practices
- Crypto Fraud for all Seasons: Cyclical fraud patterns specific to crypto and NFTs.

- How implementation has unfolded across Europe; best practices, common errors
- SCA lessons learned since introduction
- How do Fraudsters bypass SCA?
- Exemptions

- Metaverse & Augmented reality - the next frontier for payments
- Elements of the metaverse: Web3, Defi, Crypto, Digital Currency, CBDC, etc.
- How can Merchant Payments Ecosystem interact with Metaverse Web3?
- Digital identity in Metaverse / Virtual reality

- The potential of Climate-neutral payments & sustainability
- Protecting our environment means protecting employees, business friends and their families. Can payment technology deliver meaningful climate action?
- Who is leading the sustainable payments charge?

- Marketplaces & payment methods unlocking the expansion beyond borders
- Optimising FX for cross-border payments
- Cross-border payments on Blockchain
- Focus on the Emerging Markets & growth factors
- Why do local APMs matter?
- Shifting consumer behaviour and new payment methods
- Subscription economy & micropayments

- Technology and Talent are two critical investment factors that will enable 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. We will also discuss the critical requirement to attract diverse leadership teams.

- How will commercial payments look like in 2025
- Innovations around B2B payments
- Digital transformation: Success stories

Speak @ MPE MPE 2023 AGENDA

MPE 2023 Speakers

Anna Maj
Anna Maj
FinTech, Innovation Leader. Senior Advisor,
David Birch
David Birch
Director of Innovation, Consult Hyperion
Giulio Montemagno
Giulio Montemagno
SVP & GM of PPaaS, Ingenico
Maria Parpou
Maria Parpou
Executive Vice President, Payment Gateway Services, Mastercard
Nabil De Marco
Nabil De Marco
Director, Amazon Pay Europe, Amazon Pay
Sarah Torrens
Sarah Torrens
Head of Online Payments, RIU Hotels & Resorts
Adam Vissing
Adam Vissing
VP Sales & Business Development, IXOPAY
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
Alexandru Dorobantu
Alexandru Dorobantu
Director Fintech, Delivery Hero
Alisa Applebaum
Alisa Applebaum
Payments Business Lead, Guesty
André Moeller
André Moeller
Payments Manager, elli - a brand of Volkswagen Group
Andréa Toucinho
Andréa Toucinho
Director of Studies, Prospective and Training, Partelya Consulting
Andres Bertolotti
Andres Bertolotti
Senior Business Development Manager, dLocal
Andrew Churchill
Andrew Churchill
Chair, Global Standards Working Group, International Digital Asset Exchange Association (IDAXA)
Andrew Edem
Andrew Edem
Global Head of Innovation, PPRO
Andrew Saks
Andrew Saks
Senior Executive, The People’s SCE / eCredits
Andrzej Tomaszewski
Andrzej Tomaszewski
Head of Financial Product, GetResponse
Andy Grant
Andy Grant
Sr Solutions Engineer, Spreedly
Angela Yore
Angela Yore
Founder & Managing Director, SkyParlour
Anirudh Narla
Anirudh Narla
Head of Payments (Director of Product), Hopper
Anthony Radvansky
Anthony Radvansky
Sales Director, MobiIoT
Boris Ferlet
Boris Ferlet
Head of Channel and Strategic Development, Ingenico
Brian Hanrahan
Brian Hanrahan
CEO, Nuapay
Brittany Allen
Brittany Allen
Trust & Safety Architect, Sift
Brooke DiNatale
Brooke DiNatale
SVP, Global Treasury Solutions, Mastercard
Bruno Leite
Bruno Leite
Director, EMEA & LATAM Solutions, Signifyd
Candice Pressinger
Candice Pressinger
Director of Customer Data Security and Fraud, Elavon Merchant Services
Catherine Malec
Catherine Malec
Vice President & General Manager EMEA, Accertify
Chris Jones
Chris Jones
Managing Director, PSE Consulting
Chris Jameson
Chris Jameson
Head of Product Management, Global Transaction Services, Bank of America
Christian Reinheimer
Christian Reinheimer
Group Director of Payments Strategy, LeoVegas Gaming
Christophe Bourbier
Christophe Bourbier
Managing Director at Thunes Collections, Thunes
Christopher Purdie
Christopher Purdie
Co-Founder & CEO, Receiptable
Claire Maslen
Claire Maslen
Marketing Director , Consult Hyperion
Dan Graf
Dan Graf
Founder & CEO, Earthchain
Daniel Kornitzer
Daniel Kornitzer
Advisory Board Member, Tillo
Daniel van Delft
Daniel van Delft
CEO, Currence
Daniel McLean
Daniel McLean
Digital euro - Distribution lead, European Central Bank
David Parker
David Parker
CEO, Polymath Consulting
Davide Messina
Davide Messina
SVP Merchant Solutions Europe - Digital, Acceptance and Gateway Products, Mastercard
Dennis McNulty
Dennis McNulty
Director of Payments, GetYourGuide
Diana Carrasco
Diana Carrasco
Managing Director, Merchant Solutions, Lloyds Banking Group
Eelco Dettingmeijer
Eelco Dettingmeijer
Senior Vice President Sales EMEA, Nuvei
Eike Maybaum
Eike Maybaum
Managing Partner, Thede Consulting
Emilio F. Rocchi
Emilio F. Rocchi
Director Market Planning International Fraud & Identity , LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Eric Aufricht
Eric Aufricht
Head of Strategy, Marketing & Communication, Mercedes pay
Estelle Brack
Estelle Brack
President and Founder, KiraliT
Faheem Bakshi
Faheem Bakshi
Head of Payments, Kinguin
Francesc Altisent
Francesc Altisent
Director of Product, Payments, Riskified
Francesca Pala
Francesca Pala
Senior Product Manager, Netcetera
Gabriel Lucas
Gabriel Lucas
Associate Director - Payment Consultant, Redbridge
Galit Shani-Michel
Galit Shani-Michel
VP Payments, Forter
Garry Ceaplen
Garry Ceaplen
Managing Director - Business Innovation, Hightech Payment Systems, HPS
Gary Munro
Gary Munro
Technical Director, Consult Hyperion
Geoffrey Barraclough
Geoffrey Barraclough
Founder, Business of Payments
Ghela Boskovich
Ghela Boskovich
Regional Director/Head of Europe, Financial Data and Technology Association
Giulio De Taddeo
Giulio De Taddeo
SVP Retail, Petrol, EV Charging, Utilities , Nexi Group
Houssem Assadi
Houssem Assadi
CEO, dejamobile
Hubert O'Donoghue
Hubert O'Donoghue
VP, General Manager, AIB Merchant Services
Ilia Dragan
Ilia Dragan
Chief Product Officer, Saltedge
Itamar Hasson
Itamar Hasson
Director, Merchant & Commerce, Mastercard
Ivan Vukelikj
Ivan Vukelikj
Senior Product Manager, Netcetera
Janusz Diemko
Janusz Diemko
CEO - Founder, XELOPAY
Jaques Soussana
Jaques Soussana
Secretary-General, nexo standards
Jeff White
Jeff White
Vice President, Global Acquirer Sales, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions, Mastercard
Jeremy King
Jeremy King
VP, Regional Head for Europe,, PCI Security Standards Council
Jerome Ajdenbaum
Jerome Ajdenbaum
VP, Cryptocurrencies & Digital Currencies, IDEMIA
Jimmie Franklin
Jimmie Franklin
Senior Journalist, VIXIO PaymentsCompliance
Katharina Luschnik
Katharina Luschnik
Head of Payments Solutions, Aiia, a MasterCard company
Keren Aviasaf Migdal
Keren Aviasaf Migdal
Co-Founder & CEO, Worx Payments
Kieran Mongey
Kieran Mongey
Senior Principal Solution Consultant, Payments Risk Management, ACI Worldwide
Kirsty Morris
Kirsty Morris
Managing Director of Commercial Solutions, Barclaycard
Kym Lukins
Kym Lukins
Director of Relationship Management - Digital Commerce, Worldline
Laura McCracken
Laura McCracken
Global MD, eCommerce & Payments, Software & Platforms, Accenture
Louise Garratt
Louise Garratt
Head of Relationship Management, APEXX Global
Luka Planinc
Luka Planinc
General Counsel, GoCrypto
Marco Conte
Marco Conte
Co-Founder, Congrify
Marissa Célette
Marissa Célette
Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer, Selecta Group
Marius Galdikas
Marius Galdikas
CEO, ConnectPay
Mark Beresford
Mark Beresford
Director, Edgar, Dunn & Company
Mark Waring
Mark Waring
Senior Associate, The Strawhecker Group
Mateusz Jakitowicz
Mateusz Jakitowicz
Chief of Bits (Chief Data Officer), Blue Media/Autopay
Matteo Gamba
Matteo Gamba
Head of Product - Global Payments & Fraud, Wayfair
Matthias Terlau
Matthias Terlau
Partner, GÖRG business law firm
Matthias Hönisch
Matthias Hönisch
Head of Card Business Unit, BVR
Matthias Moll
Matthias Moll
Head of Amazon Pay DE, Amazon Pay
Maximilian Fuchs
Maximilian Fuchs
Strategic Payments Consultant, CMSPI
Michalis Michaelides
Michalis Michaelides
Director Of Sales And Business Development, Europe, BPC Banking Technologies
Michel Rudolf von Rohr
Michel Rudolf von Rohr
SVP Smart Mobility, Hospitality, FS, Nexi Group
Mike Goodenough
Mike Goodenough
Global Head of eRetail , Worldline
Morten Laufer
Morten Laufer
Country Manager DACH, PCN
Nabeel Moosa
Nabeel Moosa
VP, Product Strategy & Operations, Nexi Group
Nakjo Shishkov
Nakjo Shishkov
Principal Consultant Secure Digital, Netcetera
Nathan Trousdell
Nathan Trousdell
Co-Founder, COO & CFO, Fraudio
Neil Smith
Neil Smith
CEO of HDX Global representing Nethone as VP of Payments Strategy & Financial Services, Nethone
Neil Caldwell
Neil Caldwell
SVP Merchant Sales & Acquiring, Europe, Visa
Neira Jones
Neira Jones
Independent Advisor & International Speaker ,
Nik Quinn
Nik Quinn
EMEA Head of Business Development, J.P. Morgan Payments
Octavian Puzderca
Octavian Puzderca
VP - Senior Principal Product Management, Mastercard Data & Services
Okan Ozaltin
Okan Ozaltin
GM, Payments, Signifyd
Olof Wirfelt
Olof Wirfelt
Chief Commercial Officer, Trustly
Paul Pike
Paul Pike
Director, Intelligent Venue Solutions
Paul Rodgers
Paul Rodgers
Chairman, Vendorcom
Pavel Kaminsky
Pavel Kaminsky
Founder & CEO, 7Security
Peter O'Halloran
Peter O'Halloran
Vice President, Head of Enterprise and Digital Commerce, EMEA, Fiserv
Peter Golumbeck
Peter Golumbeck
Senior Sales Executive, FIS
Pierre Aurel
Pierre Aurel
Founder and Managing Executive, Halo Dot
Piotr Wilk
Piotr Wilk
UX Lead • Founder, TeddyGraphics
Quintin Stephen
Quintin Stephen
Director of Global Strategy, Card and Digital Payments, Giesecke+Devrient
Rajat Hubli
Rajat Hubli
Senior Director - Product & Analytics, HelloFresh
Ralf Gladis
Ralf Gladis
Founder & CEO, Computop
Reinhard Hoell
Reinhard Hoell
Partner, McKinsey & Company
Remko Best
Remko Best
VP Commercial , Checkout.com
Robert Doherty
Robert Doherty
Director of Product and Scheme Compliance , AIB Merchant Services
Rogier Rouppe van der Voort
Rogier Rouppe van der Voort
CEO, PCN
Roman Pavlov
Roman Pavlov
Co-Founder, Mint Ventures XYZ
Ron van Wezel
Ron van Wezel
Senior analyst, Aite Group
Sam Langsford
Sam Langsford
Inbound payments specialist, INGKA Global treasury
Santiago Cabeza
Santiago Cabeza
Business Development Manager, nexo standards
Sarel Tal
Sarel Tal
VP, EMEA, Rapyd
Simon Stokes
Simon Stokes
Senior Partner, Payments and FinTech, Greenings
Simon Burrows
Simon Burrows
Partner, FS Technology, Payments & Value Creation, EY
Stefani Poßner
Stefani Poßner
CTO, Mercedes pay
Stephen Winyard
Stephen Winyard
Chief Sales Officer, Saltedge
Stephen King
Stephen King
Vice President, Sustainability Solutions, Visa
Steven Renwick
Steven Renwick
Co-founder & CEO, Tilores
Stuart Townsend
Stuart Townsend
Director of Sales, EMEA, Accertify, Accertify
Stuart Blair
Stuart Blair
Head of Merchant Sales, ACI Worldwide
Sumit  Arora
Sumit Arora
Managing Director (Europe) and Board Member, Ant Group
Terrie Smith
Terrie Smith
CEO, Digiseq
Théo Blochet
Théo Blochet
Product Manager, Stripe
Thomas Krauter
Thomas Krauter
CTO, intive
Timo Pauget
Timo Pauget
Head of Project Delivery DACH, CMSPI
Tina Fenemore
Tina Fenemore
Head of Acquirer Service Delivery Europe, Fexco
Tommaso Jacopo Ulissi
Tommaso Jacopo Ulissi
Head of Group Business Strategy, Nexi Group
Troy Leach
Troy Leach
Chief Strategy Officer, Cloud Security Alliance
Viviane Giglio
Viviane Giglio
PC Regulatory Team Lead and Content Director, VIXIO PaymentsCompliance
Volker Schloenvoigt
Volker Schloenvoigt
Principal, Edgar, Dunn & Company
Yaacov Martin
Yaacov Martin
CEO and Co-Founder, Jifiti
Yuriy Kostenko
Yuriy Kostenko
Partner, Flagship Advisory Partners
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Dedicated program sessions and peer-to-peer discussions

Benchmark and learn from other merchants from various verticals in workshops and topical tables. Get involved in group chats / Q&A sessions with industry experts and get answers to your burning questions.

- Focused workshop sessions on merchants‘ key pain points as identified by the merchants' community: How to obtain new customers, increase conversion and grow the business? What to do to lower costs and optimise payment operations? Effective risk & fraud management strategies. How to improve the lifetime value of a customer? These and other crucial subjects for merchant payments operations will be covered in the MERCHANT HOSTED PROGRAM WORKSHOPS

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Testimonials

MPE 2023 Advisory Board

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

David Birch
David Birch
Director of Innovation, Consult Hyperion
Elena Emelyanova
Elena Emelyanova
Senior Payments and Fraud manager , Wargaming
James Booth
James Booth
VP - Head of Partnerships, EMEA, PPRO
Panteha Pedram
Panteha Pedram
Director of Risk Operations and Products, Worldline
Paul Adams
Paul Adams
Head of Acquiring Products, Barclaycard Payments
Zachary Powers
Zachary Powers
Payments Leader,
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
Anna Maj
Anna Maj
FinTech, Innovation Leader. Senior Advisor,
Brittany Allen
Brittany Allen
Trust & Safety Architect, Sift
Daniel Kornitzer
Daniel Kornitzer
Advisory Board Member, Tillo
David Parker
David Parker
CEO, Polymath Consulting
Debbie Crawford
Debbie Crawford
Vice President, Acquirer Management Europe, Mastercard
Dorota Zimnoch
Dorota Zimnoch
Global Industry Strategist, Microsoft
Kestas Saulis
Kestas Saulis
Head of Payments, Nord Security
Kurt Schmid
Kurt Schmid
Marketing & Innovation Director Secure Digital Payments , Netcetera
Louise Garratt
Louise Garratt
Head of Relationship Management, APEXX Global
Matteo Gamba
Matteo Gamba
Head of Product - Global Payments & Fraud, Wayfair
Mélisande Mual
Mélisande Mual
Managing Director, Publisher, The Paypers
Neira Jones
Neira Jones
Independent Advisor & International Speaker ,
Nilixa Devlukia
Nilixa Devlukia
Founder, Payments Solved
Paul Rodgers
Paul Rodgers
Chairman, Vendorcom
Pavel Kaminsky
Pavel Kaminsky
Founder & CEO, 7Security
Ralf Gladis
Ralf Gladis
Founder & CEO, Computop
Volker Schloenvoigt
Volker Schloenvoigt
Principal, Edgar, Dunn & Company

Venue

InterContinental Berlin

Budapester Strasse 2
10785 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 26020
berlin@ihg.com
Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 18:00
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InterContinental Berlin Hotel is the event venue. The discount code for reservations via email (berha.reservations@ihg.com) and phone (+493026021287) is MPE2023 - since the hotel is nearly full, rooms are provided based on availability!

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We can confirm that should you receive such an email, it is a scam and, as a reputable, global company, we do not share our database for any reason.

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