European Card Acquiring Forum® 2009

17 – 19 February 2009, Berlin
Europe's BIGGEST Card Acquiring Event

About the Conference

Despite the economic crisis, ECAF remained the must attend event of the year for 240 card acquiring professionals. Once again, ECAF has proven to be the biggest and most respected card acquiring event in Europe.

ECAF is organised annually with growing number of participating acquirers, merchants, processors, schemes and relevant solution providers. Delegates attending are senior industry executives responsible for managing all types of card acquiring programs.

First announced in 2008, ECAF set the highest standards for a pan-European discussion platform enabling the exchange of views and confrontation of different perspectives. From year to year ECAF delivers more comprehensive program addressing strategic issues of entire acquiring value chain. Other topics discussed include SEPA, card transaction processing, alternative payments, acquiring business strategies, POS, fraud detection and prevention, e-commerce and many more. One of the things delegates value the most is the opportunity to network with their fellow peers and the chance to establish worthwhile relationships

What the event was:

  • a meeting point for 240 participants (card acquirers, merchants, schemes, regulators, processors and solution providers)
  • a place to share the strategies and issues that merchants, card schemes and banks are dealing with
  • a discussion-oriented & highly-interactive platform
  • a place for confronting different perspectives during strategic talks

Key topics:

  • new business models for card acquirers
  • interchange fee & merchant service charge debate
  • cross-border acquiring: Opportunity for everyone?
  • centralized card processing for pan-European retailers
  • eCommerce payment strategies
  • fraud detection and prevention

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