Programme

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Chaired by: Nicki Bisgaard, Group Head, PayTech Group

Main Sessions

8:00am

Registration and breakfast

9:00am

Welcome

Speakers:
Nicki Bisgaard, Group Head, PayTech Group
Melissa Sefic, SVP, Head of Commercial Payments International, EuroFinance

CUSTOMER JOURNEYS

9:10am

Guiding customers toward their digital future

The latest digital and automated solutions promise to streamline workflows, eliminate inefficiencies and free up working capital. In an environment where corporate finance needs remain complex, and FinTech solutions continue to proliferate, hear how financial institution partners can best answer the needs of their customers, including meeting their payments and cash management needs.

Speakers:
Maria Parpou, Chief Product and Commercial Officer, Barclaycard
Adam Alphin, Senior Director, Business Acceleration, Coupa

9:40am

Navigating the full payments landscape

Panel discussion

Customers increasingly have a number of alternate payment options available to them - from virtual cards to ACH to real-time payments. As the payments landscape expands, how is the card industry responding to various needs and new demands? What new solutions are they developing and how do commercial cards fit into an integrated payables strategy?

Speakers:
Cathy Dargue, Head of Payables & Receivables Products, RBS
Brooke DiNatale, Head of European Large Market Commercial Products, Mastercard
Nick Millar, Strategy & Insight Director, Vocalink
Dean Wallace, Solution Practice Lead – Immediate Payments, ACI Universal Payments

10:30am

Networking break

PEER LEARNING

11:00am

NEW! Round-robin roundtable discussions

Attendees will have an opportunity to exchange insights, ideas and best practices with peers in commercial payments during roundtable discussions. Moderators will lead roundtables that focus on a variety of topics. At the end of the session, roundtable leaders will summarize key learnings from their roundtables and how to address the issues in the months following the Summit. Topics include:

 

  • Working capital optimization
  • Supplier enablement
  • Virtual cards
  • Open banking/APIs
  • FinTech partnerships
  • Regulation
  • Faster Payments
  • B2B Travel Payments
Speakers:
Nick Campbell, Head of Product Strategy & Innovation, Fraedom
Barry Kislingbury, Director of Solution Consulting, Immediate Payments, ACI Universal Payments
Dean M. Leavitt, Founder & CEO, Boost Payment Solutions
Oliver Fellowes, Director, Business Development, Commercial, UK & Ireland, Mastercard
Raquel Guillot , Senior New Business Developer – Financial Institutions & Intermediaries, ACI Worldwide
Shona Saba, Senior Consultant, KAE Consulting
Greg Thompson, Head of Financial Partner Development, Conferma
Nidhi Kapoor, Innovation Architect, Visa

12:00pm

Networking lunch

REGULATION AND THE NEW SHAPE OF BUSINESS

1:15pm

European regulatory roundup

Presentation

PSD II has arrived. So has New Payment Performance and Reporting. General Data Protection Regulation is on its way. And interchange regulation could be coming. Featured in this presentation is an overview of the key regulations that will impact business decision-making for commercial payments executives.

Speakers:
Kai Zhang, Senior Associate, Banking & Financial Services, Sidley Austin

1:35pm

Regulatory panel discussion

With the regulatory stage being set, a panel will explore how these regulations could directly impact businesses in commercial payments. Panellists will discuss the organisational and strategic adjustments necessary to survive and thrive in the shifting regulatory environment.

Speakers:
Stephen Kinsella OBE, Partner, London/Brussels, Sidley Austin LLP
Patricia Vercelli, General Counsel, UATP
David Voss, Head of Commercial Card, EMEA, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Kai Zhang, Senior Associate, Banking & Financial Services, Sidley Austin

2:00pm

Open banking is here

PSD II’s open banking regulations intend to foster innovation and competition in the industry- both for banks and third party cohorts/competitors. While some incumbent banks see looming threats in the form of FinTechs that can have access to their customer data, challenging their long-held position as the trusted institution, others have embraced its potential, seeing it as a way to enhance their customer relationships, offering a path to collaboration with FinTech partners, firming up data security standards, and providing an opportunity to flex their own technology muscles. 

Speakers:
Alex Mifsud, Founder and CEO, Ixaris Technologies Ltd
Jeremy Cook, Chief Economist, WorldFirst
Alison Donnelly, Head of Advisory, Fscom
Francesco Cerlienco, EMEA Head of Product, Commercial Cards, Citi

2:45pm

Networking break

GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

3:15pm

Growing the virtual card business beyond travel

Panel discussion

T&E has so far been the strongest use case for virtual cards. But how can the industry move to unlock its full potential as a tool to manage fraud, improve cash flow and regulate spending? A panel discusses their efforts to help corporates apply virtual card technology to areas that help with financial transparency, control and data integration.

Speakers:
Dean M. Leavitt, Founder & CEO, Boost Payment Solutions
Brian Tomkins, European Head of Corporate Cards, HSBC Bank
Simon Gilson-Fox, VP - Global Product Management, Global Commercial Services , American Express
Rene Stynen, Head of Global Partnerships, Boost Payment Solutions

4:00pm

Servicing the middle market

Presentation

It’s been a long held belief that the middle market is one of the most underserved segments, holding the potential for one of the greatest growth opportunities for the commercial payments business. What’s making this segment particularly appealing now is how digital b2b solutions are providing efficient solutions for problems mid-market companies care about the most. Hear about the specific concerns mid-market companies have and how their financial institution partners can help with automation and simplification, and how these crucial functions can provide value.

Speakers:
Simon Gilson-Fox, VP - Global Product Management, Global Commercial Services , American Express

DAY ONE CLOSING THOUGHTS ON BREXIT

4:30pm

The state of Brexit

Presentation

Britain’s exit from the European Union has been a rocky path thus far, with stalled negotiations and political wrangling dominating the headlines. But the very real and wide-ranging business impacts continue to loom large. Hear Economist Intelligence Unit analysis of the state of play and forecasts that chart Brexit’s likely course, as well as the medium-term outlook for the entire region.

Speakers:
Danielle Haralambous, Analyst for the UK & Euro zone, The Economist Intelligence Unit

5:00pm

Networking reception

Summit sponsors

  • ACI
  • Boost
  • Ixaris
  • KAE
  • UATP

Global partners

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Sidley

Industry partners

  • Citi
  • Fraedom