PIF AGM & Summit 2017

20-21 September 2017, Lainston House, Winchester

The PIF AGM & Summit has become established as a leading destination for high-level networking, discussion and debate on the hot topics in prepaid.

Now in its eleventh year our flagship event brings together leading industry organisations to discuss the future for this dynamic and evolving payment sector from a business innovation and regulatory perspective.

Hear from prepaid industry pioneers, the businesses innovating for the future and the companies executing new approaches that are set to transform the industry. Benefit from their knowledge and experience from the last twelve months and gain valuable insights on adapting to the rapidly evolving payments landscape.

Event Schedule

Wednesday, 20 September:

14:00 - 17:00 PIF AGM 2017 (PIF members only)

19:00 - 20:00 Networking Drinks Reception

20:00 - 22:30 PIF Annual Dinner 2017

Thursday, 21 September: 

09:00 - 17:00 PIF Summit 2017

PIF Summit Programme Highlights

Download the agenda here

Keynote Interview: The Fall and Rise of the FinTech Empire

The 2017 PIF Summit Keynote Interview will see Suresh Vaghjiani, global payments trailblazer and Managing Director of Global Processing Services, in conversation with industry pundits Robert Courtneidge and Siobhan Moore. Drawing on a wealth of knowledge in global payments, Suresh will deliver a unique perspective on the current state of the FinTech sector. From the explosive growth of new FinTech entrants and their impact on prepaid market development to working with an abundance of new players whilst striving to bring more choice, greater security and better resilience to the sector.

Towards a New Payments Architecture: An Update from the Payments Strategy Forum 

The Payments Strategy Forum has published its Blueprint for the Future of UK Payments for public consultation. This session looks at the work undertaken by the Forum to further the statutory objectives of the Payment Systems Regulator, with references to the Forum strategy, access to payment systems and the role of the New Payment System Operator. Mike Smith, Member, Payments Strategy Forum 

Businesses Expect Payment Services to have Global Reach: A Perfect Fit with Bitcoin 

BitPay, the world's leader in Bitcoin payments, offers Bitcoin acceptance, B2B billing, Bitcoin payouts and a BitPay VISA card. With the BitPay VISA card, customers all around the world get the freedom to spend their Bitcoin. This opens up the way for online merchants to accept Bitcoin payments and payout Bitcoin to customers. Pieter Poorthuis, Senior Sales Engineer, BitPay

The Wearable Future of Prepaid

It is estimated that there will be between 300 and 500 million wearables in the world by 2020. They all support the drive to move away from cash and onto contactless payment devices. From wristbands and fitness trackers to key fobs, jewellery and even sunglasses, this session from OT-Morpho explores the world of wearables with market research and case studies on where wearables are being used in different countries using different form factors. Charline Allard, Product Manager, OT-Morpho

The Prepaid Market in France: Emerging Trends & Opportunities for Growth

Natixis Payment Solutions has been a benchmark in the payments industry for over 30 years. With a 20% market share in France for e-payments, hear how this major player is adapting to the rapidly-evolving payments landscape with innovative, secure and customisable prepaid solutions for today's connected world. Nicolas Chatillon, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Natixis Payment Solutions, France

Prepaid in the Public Sector: Security, Compliance & The Evolving Business Model 

Governments around the world are continually improving the way that they disburse welfare payments and are bringing millions of people more securely into the financial services mainstream using prepaid products. Hear how the UK's leading payments specialist is empowering local authorities with the freedom to implement direct payment solutions that are effective, compliant and protective of the end-user. Kevin McAdam, Director - Prepaid and Victoria Preece, Compliance Officer, allpay, UK

The Potential for Global Prepaid: An Overview of Key Markets
Prepaid continues to deliver a wealth of payment solutions to consumers, businesses and governments around the world. Hear market opportunity estimates for selected regions and learn how regulation, converging technologies and evolving consumer needs are redefining the global prepaid landscape. Mark Beresford, Director, Edgar, Dunn & Company, UK

Corporate KYC in the Prepaid & Payments Sector: What are the Real Challenges? 

Manual, slow and costly processes; little or no access to international data sources; monitoring, reviewing changes in Directorships and Shareholdings; unpleasant customer journey; uncovering complex corporate structures, additional 3rd party AML checks...sound familiar? Hear how this unique, fully integrated platform can make significant improvements to your compliance procedures and cut costs whilst remaining fully compliant with regulatory requirements. Kieron O'Brien, Sales Director, Know Your Customer

For full programme details and the latest timed agenda for the PIF AGM on 20 September and the PIF Summit on 21 September, please contact diane.brocklebank@prepaidforum.org


Registration Terms & Fees

PIF Members: Free of Charge (3 places per member organisation) - Register

Non-Members: Early Bird Rate £197.50+ VAT (until 31 July) Standard Rate £395 +VAT - Register

For all event enquiries, please contact diane.brocklebank@prepaiforum.org or call +44 (0) 7736 971986

Headline Sponsor

PIF Annual Dinner Sponsor

Networking Drinks Sponsor

PIF Summit Lunch Sponsor

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