Europe Summit

5 - 6 March 2019 | London, United Kingdom

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Issuers/Banks pay only £695 before 31 January 2019
(full registration £995)

Standard rate £995 before 31 January 2019
(full registration £1495)

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Your goal is to help your clients operate efficiently, optimize working capital, and gain access to better data. While this might be simply put, it’s not always easy. Doing so among shifting regulatory and technological developments is a tough assignment.

That’s why Commercial Payments International provides you with a forum to meet and learn with your peers, to discuss everything from virtual cards to corporate needs to PSD2.

CPI assembles an expert panel to share data and analysis on the commercial payments landscape, and innovators are invited to demonstrate use cases for the latest technologies in B2B payments, all with the goal of learning how you can meet client needs and grow your business.

Why attend?

  • The only event dedicated solely to the commercial cards and payments industry in Europe – every session is relevant to you
  • Connect with 165+ senior level professionals from the key players in Europe. All working in commercial payments.
  • Content-rich program – get up to date on the latest regulatory changes plus industry developments and trends

Who attends

Senior level decision makers to include Financial Institutions, Commercial Card Issuers, Card Networks, Processors, Suppliers, End Users, Product Managers, Heads of Strategy & Innovation, FinTech Firms, Regulators, Analysts and Consultants.

CPI has a proven track record of delivering high-level audiences from all parts of the value chain.

 

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Previous speakers include

Barry Kislingbury

Barry Kislingbury

Director of Solution Consulting, Immediate Payments ACI Universal Payments

Barry has worked in the financial industry for nearly 30 years, coming from an engineering background he has designed and integrated market data distribution, financial messaging and payment systems around the globe. After a period as a software developer Barry joined Lloyds Bank where he held a variety of technical roles working on PCs, networks and mainframes. Later he worked for software vendors ACT Financial Systems, Misys Securities Trading Systems and Misys Banking Systems on their trading, banking, financial messaging and payment solutions. At Misys Barry led the strategy for financial messaging and enterprise payments hub across all markets and products. This included capital markets, treasury, trade, retail and corporate banking, covering international (SWIFT), RTGS, ACH and real time payments globally. Barry joined ACI Worldwide in 2013 to lead Solution Consulting, transforming payments utilising ACI’s industry-leading Universal Payments strategy. His recent work has included UK Faster Payments solutions, implementation of standards and enabling real time systems around the world. Barry has been a representative for industry bodies including SWIFT, EPC, EBA and ISO 20022, attending many international events speaking and to keep abreast of the latest industry news. He is also a knowledgeable presenter, industry blogger and contributes articles to the financial press.

Brooke DiNatale

Brooke DiNatale

Head of European Large Market Commercial Products Mastercard

Brooke DiNatale leads the European Large Market Commercial Products team for Mastercard, based in London. Her team is responsible for the development, launch and management of T&E and B2B Commercial Payment solutions in Europe.

Prior to joining Mastercard, Brooke spent 10 years at American Express in London and NYC. Most recently she led the development and management of international loyalty solutions for Corporate Products, primarily focused on creating and launching a company-level loyalty program for the Middle Market space in 11 countries. Brooke also held roles in global business transformation, pursuing M&A opportunities and global business development, and creating partnerships with banks and travel agencies. She was previously director of finance for a satellite media company and spent several years as an investment banker.

Chris Holmes

Chris Holmes

SVP KAE Consulting

Chris is a Senior Vice President at KAE, the strategic marketing consultancy. Chris joined KAE in 2007 and during this time, he has managed multiple high profile global projects across the payments space (focusing on various issuing and acquiring topics across both the commercial and consumer payments sectors), banking, FinTech, AltFi and telco industries. His specialist skills are geared to NPD, market sizing and opportunity assessments, benchmarking, and best practice identification. He also heads KAE’s FinTech practice as well as KAE’s wider marketing and business development activity.

David Voss

David Voss

Head of Commercial Card, EMEA Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Dean Wallace

Dean Wallace

Solution Practice Lead – Immediate Payments ACI Universal Payments

Over 20 years in the Solutions space, including ~12 in Cards & Payments. Core depth in immediate / faster payments gained from UK banks, VocaLink and ACI Worldwide, including definition of an alternative mobile payments mechanism sitting on top of Faster Payments called Zapp / PayByBankApp. Complemented by depth in Cards (issuing & acquiring) experience gained at TSYS and ACI Worldwide, and integration technologies at IBM. Held positions as global product manager, proposition & market development, product development lead, presales / solutions consultant, solution architect and management consultant. At ACI Dean is part of the Immediate Payments Product Management organisation, supporting the business on strategy, long range initiatives and alliances.

Eric Chan

Eric Chan

Customer Success Executive Spend Labs

Eric Chan is currently the Director of Customer Success at Spend Labs. Prior to Spend Labs, Eric was the Head of Operations at Mercedes-Benz R&D North America where among his responsibilities was the Commercial Card and Fleet Card programs. Chan has spent his career in product and marketing roles spanning enterprise software, telecom and financial services. At Wells Fargo Bank, he launched online connectivity for treasury management software, PC Manager. He holds a Master’s in Software Engineering and Bachelor’s in Business Administration, both from Carnegie Mellon University.

George Bevis

George Bevis

Founder & CEO Tide

George is an experienced entrepreneur and former banker. Tide is the solution he sought, when running several small businesses, to the problem faced by every business owner: insufficient time for the work they love. George is an authority on small business matters and authored a report on the small business sector for a large British political party in 2013. As a banker, he worked as Product Director at Zopa, Business Strategy Director at Barclaycard, Head of Innovation at RBS and started his career at Capital One. At Tide, he applies his banking experience to the small business world that he has long participated in and championed. For him, as for other entrepreneurs, this is a labour of love.

Jay Floyd

Jay Floyd

Principal Fraud Consultant ACI Universal Payments

Jay Floyd is a subject matter expert in Financial Crime prevention having spent the last nineteen years in fraud prevention roles primarily within fraud analytics and strategy. He spent the first eight years with Citi Bank (Egg) in the United Kingdom leading their Financial Crime Systems, Analysis & Reporting department. Through ACI Worldwide, he has utilised his experience to benefit many other major financial institutions in America, South Africa, Australia, China, Latin America, Europe and the Middle-East with expert fraud prevention strategies (rules, analytics and adaptive machine learning models). He has also gained further expertise by working closely with many of these organisations giving him specialist knowledge of fraud detection systems and operations covering all aspects of Financial Crime through varying channels including Card Issuing, Merchant Acquiring, Online/Mobile Banking (Immediate Payments, ACH, Wire), Employee, Application, Credit Risk and Anti Money Laundering / Counter Terror Financing (KYC).

Maria Parpou

Maria Parpou

Chief Product and Commercial Officer Barclaycard
Nick Millar

Nick Millar

Strategy & Insight Director Vocalink

Nick is currently leads the strategy team within Vocalink Mastercard. He spent the first half of his career with Standard Chartered Bank undertaking a variety of roles from within Corporate and Retail Banking including finance, operations, marketing, product design and strategy with responsibility for up to 10 countries while being based in six different countries in that period. A move to management consultancy with A. T. Kearney in Singapore brought him back to the England where internal strategy experience was overlaid with the skills of an external approach. Nick returned to Banking with HBOS Treasury leading the Retail Sales and Product team and driving the banks international payments product with significant success. This interest in payments led to a move to Visa where he headed up the European strategy function for 5 years. He then joined Vocalink in 2012. He holds a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and an MBA (1992).

Nidhi Kapoor

Nidhi Kapoor

Innovation Architect Visa
Patricia Vercelli

Patricia Vercelli

General Counsel UATP
Rene Stynen

Rene Stynen

Head of Global Partnerships Boost Payment Solutions
Roozbeh Charli

Roozbeh Charli

COO Billhop
Simon Gilson-Fox

Simon Gilson-Fox

VP - Global Product Management, Global Commercial Services American Express

Simon is a Vice President within Global Product Management, where he leads the Global Business2Business (B2B) Product Management Function, responsible for managing a portfolio of Global Corporate Payment (GCP)’s suite of products used by corporate buyers and suppliers. With American Express for 14 years, during his tenure at American Express Simon has always been in the Commercial Payments arena – working with many of the Fortune 500 and Footsie 250 companies to implement Commercial Payment Solutions. Prior to joining American Express, Simon was an Officer in the British Army.

Stephen Kinsella OBE

Stephen Kinsella OBE

Partner, London/Brussels Sidley Austin LLP

STEPHEN KINSELLA OBE, Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts), is partner and head of the European Antitrust/Competition group at Sidley, based in the Brussels office. Admitted in both England and Wales and Ireland, he has over 30 years’ experience of advising clients on all aspects of EU competition law with particular focus on cases in the media, technology and pharma sectors. Teams led by him have previously been named ‘competition team of the year’ twice by The Lawyer and once by Legal Business. He is past chair of the competition and trade law committee of the International Bar Association and a past co-chair of the international committee of the American Bar Association section of antitrust law. In 2002, he was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen for services to British commercial interests in Belgium and in particular for his contributions as president of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and president of the Brussels Shakespeare Society. Stephen has been named a “Thought Leader” in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders 2017 and one of the “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” on the Competition 2016 list of Who’s Who Legal. He was described to researchers of the publication as “one of the best in Brussels – indeed, one of the best in the world.” Stephen is also recognized in The Legal 500 UK 2017 for EU and Competition, where clients describe him as “an ‘impressive advocate’ and ‘extremely astute adviser.’”

Alex Mifsud

Alex Mifsud

Founder and CEO Ixaris Technologies Ltd

Before founding Ixaris, Alex worked as a senior consultant in the Cambridge-based tech practice of Arthur D. Little, a global management consultancy providing technology and innovation advice to blue chip clients. Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Malta – where he later headed the Computer Science department – as well as MSc and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Edinburgh.

Amer Qavi

Amer Qavi

Founder & CEO Swipezoom, UK

Amer Qavi is Founder & CEO of Swipezoom, a fintech company that develops and markets SaaS-based solutions for the B2C and B2B sectors. Amer’s experience as a problem solving entrepreneur spans 27 years across several industries such as healthcare, hospitality, telecommunications and IT and include notable exits from businesses he founded along the way. Prior to that, he has held numerous positions within the healthcare industry. As a certified clinical specialist, he has trained Ophthalmic, ENT and Neuro surgeons on the use of minimally invasive surgery and laser based procedures; has been involved in setting up master distribution networks for ICU Medical, 3M, Alcon and Johnson & Johnson and helped architect numerous government-backed healthcare initiatives, most notably in the area of laser surgery and infection control. He is a regular speaker at entrepreneurship, e-commerce and technology industry events; is an e-exporting advisor to the UK Department for International Trade (DIT), has held steering positions in entrepreneurship organizations, such as the EO and MBRE, and is a mentor to several technology startups. Amer studied Bioengineering at Texas A&M University.

Brian Tomkins

Brian Tomkins

European Head of Corporate Cards HSBC Bank

Brian Tomkins is European Head of Corporate Cards for HSBC’s Global Payment and Cash Management Group. He leads the European strategy, development and commercialisation for the full suite of Corporate Card Products and solutions. Prior to joining HSBC, Brian was Vice President of Commercial Cards for Citibank’s Treasury and Trade Solutions business, where he was responsible for the Product Strategy & Development of Business to Business Commercial Card Payment Solutions. He started his career with Diners Club International and subsequently spent 15 years with Citibank. During his tenure at Citibank, he held numerous management positions in the Consumer and Commercial Card divisions, including Operations, Customer Service, Project and Product Management and spent several years working internationally.

Cathy Dargue

Cathy Dargue

Head of Payables & Receivables Products RBS

As Head of Commercial Cards for RBS and NatWest, Cathy has E2E accountability for the Development of Product Strategy and In-cycle management of Product Solutions for all Client segments across the UK and NL. Cathy started her career in Banking, working for NatWest and has held a number of Management positions across Retail, Corporate and International Banking. She has worked in the Commercial Cards Business for the last 14 years, where she has undertaken Senior Management roles including Corporate Relationship Management and Head of Small Business before being appointed to her current role in 2009.

Danielle Haralambous

Danielle Haralambous

Analyst for the UK & Euro zone The Economist Intelligence Unit

Danielle Haralambous is The Economist Intelligence Unit’s lead UK analyst in the Europe team in London. She is responsible for covering economic and political developments in the UK and also at the aggregate euro zone level. Prior to joining The Economist Intelligence Unit in 2014, Danielle worked for as the UK economist for financial analysis company, 4CAST, providing short-term forecasts and analysis on economic data releases and commentary on the central bank policy outlook. Danielle holds a Master’s degree in economics from Birkbeck College, University of London, where she specialised in quantitative methods and monetary economics, and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Birmingham.

Dean M. Leavitt

Dean M. Leavitt

Founder & CEO Boost Payment Solutions

Mr. Leavitt is a well-respected veteran of the electronic payments industry with nearly 25 years’ experience in various leadership roles at both public and private companies. As founder and CEO of Boost Payment Solutions, the only acquirer and technology platform focused exclusively on the business-to-business marketplace, Mr. Leavitt oversees all day-to-day operations and the strategic direction of the company. Prior to forming Boost, Mr. Leavitt served as the court-appointed Interim President of Cynergy Data, one the largest payment processing companies in the US, during that company’s restructuring. In that capacity, Mr. Leavitt managed the company’s day-to-day operations on behalf of its creditors and oversaw the marketing and sale of the company’s assets to a private equity fund. Prior to his role at Cynergy Data, Mr. Leavitt served as Chairman and CEO of publicly traded US Wireless Data, a pioneering proprietary wireless payment gateway serving national soft drink bottlers for wireless vending initiatives and a host of other wireless payment solutions. Prior to US Wireless Data, Mr. Leavitt founded and, for ten years, served as President of US Data Capture, a New York based credit card processing company primarily serving the institutional marketplace. While at USDC, Mr. Leavitt entered into card acceptance agreements with many businesses and institutions that had not previously considered card acceptance as a form of payment, including hospitals, universities, municipalities and supermarkets. Mr. Leavitt has received numerous awards from his industry peers and he is regularly asked to speak at various electronic payments industry events. Mr. Leavitt currently serves as a member of Advisory Board of Commercial Payments International and of Piper, a digital receipt company. Mr. Leavitt previously served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Electronic Transaction Association. Mr. Leavitt and his family are involved in several charities and he currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Child Care Association. Mr. Leavitt holds a B.A. with high honors from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where he served on the College’s Alumni Board of Trustees from 2002-2008.

Enrico Camerinelli

Enrico Camerinelli

Senior Analyst Aite Group

Enrico Camerinelli is a senior analyst at Aite Group specializing in wholesale banking, cash and trade finance, and payments. Based in Milan, he brings a strong European focus to Aite Group’s Wholesale Banking practice. Mr. Camerinelli has been widely quoted by publications ranging from American Banker to the Financial Times. He has contributed editorial content to publications such as Supply Chain Europe, serves as a consulting editor with gtnews,and is the author of Measuring the Value of the Supply Chain, a book about linking financial performance to the supply chain. He has spoken at leading trade shows and conferences in Europe, including Sibos and EuroFinance. Mr. Camerinelli has extensive experience within his areas of coverage as well as in providing research and consulting services to clients. Most recently, he served as a senior analyst with Celent, focusing on the financial supply chain and Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA). Prior to that, he was the European director and chief analyst at the Supply Chain Council, a non-profit serving the logistics and supply-chain industry. In that capacity, Mr. Camerinelli provided independent research and advisory services as well as business development and budget control for the organization. Before that, he was a vice president and research leader at META Group’s Electronic Business Strategies service, tracking trends in supply chain management, product life- cycle management, e-procurement, and sourcing. He also spent 10 years working as a supply chain manager at various manufacturing and automotive companies. Mr. Camerinelli graduated from Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza with a degree in Business Engineering. He speaks fluent Italian and English and is proficient in Spanish.

Francesco Cerlienco

Francesco Cerlienco

EMEA Head of Product, Commercial Cards Citi

Francesco Cerlienco heads up the Commercial Cards Product management team at Citibank and is responsible for product development, regulatory changes and business risk management. Francesco joined Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions business in 2008 serving in various roles, including client onboarding, implementation and business management before moving on to product management. Prior to Citi, Francesco worked at Deutsche Bank developing IT solutions for the derivatives trading desk. He started his career at Thomson Reuters where he held a number of positions in business analysis, client training, product delivery and. Francesco has a Master’s degree in Management from the London School of Economics and a degree in Political Science and Economics from Cagliari University in Italy. He also holds the Certificate in International Cash Management from the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Greg Thompson

Greg Thompson

Head of Financial Partner Development Conferma

Greg joined Conferma in 2013 and has responsibility for Conferma’s banking network. His time is spent managing Conferma’s existing global banking relationships, and actively increasing the companies banking eco-system to ensure the needs of Conferma’s travel partners are met. Greg has accumulated a wealth of knowledge in the Card and Payments industry and prior to his appointment at Conferma held management positions at MBNA, Bank of America, BarclayCard and Lloyds Banking Group. Greg’s specialities include Commercial & Consumer credit card operations, judgemental underwriting, partnership management and business development across a range of card products.

Jeremy Cook

Jeremy Cook

Chief Economist WorldFirst

Jeremy Cook is the Chief Economist and Head of Currency Strategy at WorldFirst – a leading international payments business. He started his career at HSBC, and has now spent 15 years working in Capital Markets. In his day job, Jeremy advises businesses on the risks that currency and, more recently, politics can pose to their international operations. Jeremy is a regular contributor to national print and broadcast media, commenting on topics such as currency markets, fintech, SMEs, Brexit, e-commerce, export and international expansion. His comments are frequently published in key national and trade business media, and Jeremy is also often called upon for expert commentary by leading national and international broadcasters such as BBC News and Bloomberg. He cuts a calm and informative figure, presenting thoughtful and concise analysis. Jeremy has an innate ability to communicate sometimes complicated economic analysis into an everyday language which people can understand. Jeremy spoke at the Institute of Directors in November 2017, has hosted events with BBC Chair Sir David Clementi and previously spoke at WorldFirst’s Think Global event in 2016.

Kai Zhang

Kai Zhang

Senior Associate, Banking & Financial Services Sidley Austin

Kai Zhang advises a wide range of financial institutions on UK and EU financial services regulatory issues, including:

  • The EU financial services regulatory framework (AIFMD, MiFID/MiFID II, EMIR, Short Selling Regulation etc.) and the rules of the UK Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) (the successors to the Financial Services Authority).
  • The EU and UK payment regulatory framework including the regulation of electronic money, the EU and UK anti-money laundering regimes.
  • The regulatory capital requirements under Basel II/III and the EU Capital Requirements Directive.
  • The establishment of regulated entities in the UK through the PRA/FCA applications process.
  • Regulatory aspects of structured finance transactions, such as EEA and UK selling restrictions and UK financial promotion requirements.
Oliver Fellowes

Oliver Fellowes

Director, Business Development, Commercial, UK & Ireland Mastercard

Oliver Fellowes leads business development for Mastercard’s Commercial UK&I team. This involves sharing insights and best practice with large corporate customers and sales teams at Commercial issuing banks. His remit spans both T&E and B2B Commercial Payment solutions. Before joining Mastercard, Oliver spent 4 years working in Prepaid and FX in various roles including product development and partnerships/alliances. During this time he launched a new Prepaid multicurrency product and led a successful international expansion project to target the UAE/British expat corridor.

Raquel Guillot

Raquel Guillot

Senior New Business Developer – Financial Institutions & Intermediaries ACI Worldwide

Raquel Guillot is a Senior New Business Developer at ACI Worldwide, having spent part of her career focused on fraud prevention roles, primarily within fraud analytics and strategy. She began her career at Citibank in Spain leading their Financial Crime projects area. Through different positions in the software industry she has utilised her experience to assess many major financial institutions in America, Europe and Latin America. At ACI Raquel is part of the European Sales organization, supporting the business on strategy, long range initiatives and alliances.

Ritesh Jain

Ritesh Jain

Product Management, Commercial Cards Citibank

Ritesh is a member of the Product Management team at Citi Commercial Cards, based in London. He focuses on Business-to-Business (B2B) payment solutions, including purchase cards and virtual cards. Ritesh is passionate about payment technologies and is at the forefront of exploring ways to make B2B payments more efficient and value-accretive for buyers and suppliers. He also provides mentoring to start-ups – the latest being a London-based start-up building a wallet-based supplier payments proposition. Ritesh joined Citi in 2007as a Management Associate in India and has worked across Technology, FX Operations, Cash Management and Commercial Cards. Prior to moving to London in 2015, Ritesh used to run Citi’s Commercial Cards business in India. Ritesh did his undergraduate studies in Engineering and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur.

Shona Sabah

Shona Sabah

Senior Consultant KAE Consulting
Vaughan Owen

Vaughan Owen

CEO Como Global

Vaughan is a seasoned professional with over 20 years’ experience in business development and leadership. He started off his career in advertising, creating campaigns for Unilever, KFC, Nestle and IBM among others. An entrepreneur at heart, in 2008 Vaughan started his own agency, which after 5 years was nominated as one of South Africa’s top five advertising agencies. In 2013, he sold it to Publicis Groupe, one of the world’s largest marketing and communications companies. Today Vaughan is the CEO of COMO Global S.A., the first end-to-end payment solution designed especially for merchants. COMO Global simplifies payments for merchants. It automates all payment functions from pay-in to pay-out including reconciliation, invoicing, billing, payment fulfilment and much more. This saves merchants time, reduces errors, removes risk and results in significant profits. COMO connects merchants to the world’s largest marketplace of payment providers (including payment gateways, acquirers, payment services, pay out providers and payment technologies such as fraud prevention etc.) from one platform. It uses built-in intelligence to select the best providers for individual transactions. This is a world first. Real time data and insights are captured and are available to the merchant on self-service portals and customisable interactive dashboards. Vaughan is based in London where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

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