mpe 2025 / March 18‑20, Berlin
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17th annual #mpe2024 conference is over!

💖 Thank you!
💖 Our biggest thank you to all of you who helped make #mpe2024 a complete success.

💖 A huge thank you goes out to all our guests, staff, speakers, sponsors, media partners, helpers & mpe friends. Without you, none of this would have been possible! 💖

💖 Thank you for your participation, inspiring talks, your joy of networking, your dedication. 🙏

Today, let's celebrate the growing merchant payments ecosystem & community.
And tomorrow we'll be thinking about how to make the #mpecosystem better again. 🥂

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who attended?

1350 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

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sponsors & exhibitors 2024

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recognising & rewarding expertise & innovation in merchant payments ecosystem!

We are thrilled to share the results of this year's prestigious mpe awards, which took place on the 13 March as a part of the mpe 2024 conference at the InterContinental hotel in Berlin.

A heartfelt congratulations to all the deserving finalists, highly commended and winners!

This year, the key message of our awards & gala dinner was “cooperate to succeed”.
We witnessed all sorts of glitz and glamour at the event. Nearly 500 guests from merchants, acquirers, PSPs and companies shaping the merchant payments ecosystem gathered for an unforgettable evening of celebrations and acknowledgment.

A massive congratulations to our 13 winners and finalists, who have all helped to make the payments ecosystem a better place:
✨ Checkout.com ✨ DataDome ✨ Primer ✨ Rapyd ✨ dejamobile  ✨ Deutsche Bank ✨ Token.io ✨ ID-Pal ✨ CelerisPay/WLPayments  ✨ Guestline ✨ Inpay ✨ Torus ✨ Jeremy King

To find out more information on the exceptional work of the winners, including what made them stand out from the competition, simply click below.

thank you to mpe awards categories sponsors

mpe awards media partners

venue

InterContinental Berlin

Budapester Strasse 2
10785 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 26020
berlin@ihg.com
Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 18:00
berlin.intercontinental.com

InterContinental Berlin Hotel is the event venue, exclusively reserved for mpe 2024, thus only registered participants can make room reservations. The only way to make hotel room reservation at the event venue is using the hotel's online reservation tool below with preferential room rates including breakfast, internet and VAT (starting from €215/single bedroom).
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