Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Contactless Cards and Payments Conference - June 20th and 21st - London

Following on from the success of the 2011 conference, Contactless Cards & Payments is returning to London for it’s 10th annual conference on 20th & 21st June 2012.

A new report by Forrester suggested Britain will be a cashless society by 2016.

Contactless Cards and Payments 2012 covers a variety of technologies, from NFC to mobile payments and banking. This conference is an update on the newest technologies to be developed, case studies of successful schemes and a look at the risks involved from a fraud perspective. With developing technologies comes new regulation, and this event will also look at the regulatory bodies and how they are approaching the potential risks and prevention strategies they intend to apply.

With the conference taking place a month before the London 2012 Olympics – this is a good opportunity to gain an insight into the role contactless cards play in major events. As the leading banks have a big role in contactless, the question most people are asking is what role the big technology leaders such as Apple and Google will play in securing their position in this rapidly growing market.
Although a tremendous amount has been achieved in contactless cards, the question still remains as to why there is a slow response and attitude from consumers towards this ever evolving concept.

SMi's two day conference has been carefully designed to bring you 18 successful case studies and interactive panel discussions, this is the only event that will give you answers and experiences you need to gain a better insight into the contactless cards market.

Key topics to be discussed:

NFC: recent developments in mobile payments

E-wallets: are we ready for a cashless society?

The European market: hear from leaders in the Turkish and Spanish markets

Retail: hear from leading retailers including stadiums and vending machines

Apple and Google: what will they do?

Keynote speakers include: 

Juan MorlaCards Director
La Caixa Bank (Spain)

Burak IlgiciogluCards & Payments Systems Analysis ManagerYapi Kredi Bank (Turkey)

Craig RamsayGlobal Innovation

Carl Scheible Managing DirectorPayPal

Kevin LomaxHead, Collections Cash Management
Standard Bank

Victor DostovPresident
Russian Electronic Money Association

Mehmet SezginCEO Payment Systems Garanti Bank

The expert speaker line-up also includes

Burak Ilgicioglu, Cards & Payments Systems Analysis Manager, Yapi Kredi BankCraig Ramsay, Global Innovations, Barclaycard
Sergio Cozzolino, Strategic Development Director,
Telecom Italia Mobile
Matthew Hudson,
Head of Business Development,
Transport for London
Carl-Olav Scheible,
Managing Director, PayPal
Kevin Lomax, Head, Collections Cash Management,
Standard Bank
Victor Dostov,
Russian Electronic Money Association
Mehmet Sezgin,
CEO, Payment Systems,
Garanti Bank
Juan Morla,
Cards Director, La Caixa (Spain)
Karen Walsh, Business Development Director,
Everything Everywhere
Gerhard Romen,
Director Financial Services, Nokia
Claire Maslen, Senior Manager, Market Development,
Robert Courtneidge,
Global Head of Card & Payments,
Salans Solicitors
Dave Birch,
Consult Hyperion
Saadi Hussain,
Head of Commercial Management, BT
Chris Crooks, Managing Partner,
Optimum Associates
Francesco Burelli,
Value Partners

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