MPE Awards 2023 Winners

recognising & rewarding expertise & innovation in merchant payments ecosystem!

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foreword by Ms.Neira Jones

chair of the judging panel, independent advisor & international speaker

welcome to the mpe 2024 awards!

As the MPE 2024 Awards Chair, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the prestigious Merchant Payment Ecosystem Awards for the 17th Annual Conference for the Payments Industry, organised by the Empiria Group.

Last year, the conference was even bigger and better! We had a new design, more floor space here at the Intercontinental Berlin, 1,300 attendees, 163 speakers and 40 sessions. We also had new and spectacular audio-visual technology, and MPE was the first event worldwide to use it! Our gala ceremony was James Bond-schemed, and Alex Rolfe, my co-host for the evening, and I had such fun with the choreography and puns, and of course the outfits... You can see it all here.

You could definitely feel the energy and buzz in the air and I look forward to welcoming you all in person in Berlin in March 2024!

categories for payments companies

- featuring 12 categories

Winners will be selected by the panel of independent expert judges.

The nominations are now CLOSED.

Thank you to those who participated! We are counting up the scores.

category for individuals/teams:

- featuring 1 category

mpe influencer of the year
The winner will be determined via public online voting.

The nominations are now CLOSED.

Thank you to those who participated! Scroll down to choose your favorite.

category for start-ups:

- featuring 1 category

best start-up innovation award
Winner will be determined by Innovation hub judges & mpe audience

mpe wards 2024 - online voting

CATEGORY: mpe influencer of the year

... and the winner is

Jeremy King, Regional Head for Europe @ PCI SSC


mpe awards - are the only European awards recognizing top merchant payments acceptance companies and their achievements.

With a category for each player of the merchant payment ecosystem, the Awards are all-inclusive. No other European awards program provides such industry-wide recognition in true reflection of the breadth and strength of our industry.

MPE Award winners will be able to promote their accomplishment all year long.

All winners will be given a MPE 2024 Awards logo and jury testimonials to be used in their PR & marketing activities in addition to special coverage from Merchant Payments Ecosystem Awards & conference. Winners will record personal acceptance video that will be uploaded on MPE Awards website and MPE TV YouTube channel and further promoted through MPE channels.

See MPE 2023 Awards Winners testimonials here

You can enter the contest until Feb 11, 2024.

Important note: Contestants enrolling for the Innovation Hub at MPE, aspiring to win the „MPE Innovator of the Year“ award, should submit their entries also until Feb 23, 2024. Also, their submission process and overall management differs from the rest of the award categories. Please refer to the MPE Innovation Hub section to see the steps and eligibility to enter.

Any company qualifying as part of the payment acceptance value chain worldwide.

Anybody working as part of a team or department responsible for a particular solution/service (one to become a subject of the entry), a marketing, communication or PR specialist whom has been appointed this task or who is generally responsible for awards submissions.

The sole process of sending the application is done via an online form and is thoroughly described in the next section as well as the steps you need to do before you actually submit anything.

You can enter maximum of three categories.

Yes, you can enter the same category/categories with the same or different product/service. You can also enter category/categories you have not attended before with a product/service you have previously used. However, if you previously won any of the categories, please also refer to the next point.

Definitely, the only condition here is that you cannot enter neither the same nor the rest of the categories with the same product/service you won with previously. However, you can enter the same category you won previously with a different product/service.

MPE Awards is very prestigious and unique in its concept. Therefore, you should carefully consider your choice. The awards ceremony traditionally takes place on the second night of the three day conference. Since the conference itself is attended by senior representatives, there is a pretty good chance you already have the right person on spot. As winning parties are notified several days prior to the ceremony, you will have enough time to appoint the proper member of your crew to pick up your prize. If you won the „Acquiring Personality of the Year“ category, well, it is your call to take what is yours :-)

Recognition and prestige. You being the winner, it is our commitment to make sure your name is spelled in the organizer.
The major card and payments acceptance media after the conference. A separate PR campaign utilizing the world-class media distribution companies follows your success hand-in-hand with social media coverage performed by us.

The MPE Awards do not reward its winners with laser-engraved glass or „wannabe Oscars“. Instead, mpe went the harder way of finding highly skilled artists and recognised artists whose task is to create unique Guiding Hand statuettes, using valuable materials with design changed from year to year, reflecting the current trends and important happenings in the payment industry.

From 2014 a Croatian artist Gordana Turuk created her organic glass and gold plated statuettes to please the eye of the winners.

For the 2024 edition, we have partnered with another renowned artist and we shall see completely new statuette!

mpe awards 2024 judges

Neira Jones
(mpe 2024 awards chair) Independent Advisor & International Speaker
Roger Alexander
Expert (mpe 2024 awards co-chair), VALITOR hf
Gary Munro
CTO, Consult Hyperion
Alex Rolfe
Managing Director, Payments Cards and Mobile Magazine
David Parker
CEO, Polymath Consulting
Melisande Mual
MD, The Paypers
Volker Schlönvoigt
Director, Edgar, Dunn & Company
Andrea Toucinho
Director of Studies, Prospective and Training, PARTELYA CONSULTING
Mark McMurtrie
Director, Payments Consultancy Ltd
Claire Maslen
Independent Advisor
Janusz Diemko
Payments Consultant, Angel Investor and Mentor
Stanley Skoglund
Co-Founder & Director, Minerva
Dorota Zimnoch
Global Industry Strategist, Microsoft
John Schratz
Founder and Managing Director, Eclipse Enterprise Consulting Limited
Teresa Connors
MD, Payments Matters
Jannis Riesz
Founding Partner,
Michael Chambers
Chairman, Answer Pay
Tony Moroney
Founder & Managing Partner, Beta Digital
Ghela Boskovich
Regional Director/Head of Europe, Financial & Data Technology Association
Laura McCraken
Global MD, eCommerce & Payments, Software & Platforms, Accenture
Simon Burrows
Partner, FS Technology, Payments & Value Creation, EY
Keren Aviasaf Migdal
Co-Founder & CEO, Worx Payments
Pavel Kaminsky
Founder & CEO, 7Security

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