European Card Acquiring Forum® 2010

24 – 26 February 2010, Berlin
A premier European event for all parties involved in card acquiring value chain

About the Conference

ECAF 2010 continued in a successful build-up of partnerships between merchants, acquirers, processors and schemes who participated in the conference. All attendees had a really big pool of networking and business partners to talk to. This time, over 310 card acceptance professionals met in Berlin to discuss the news, happenings and important issues affecting their business as well as to establish new business relationships and alliances.

The event also introduced the inaugural ECAF Awards Gala Dinner and the occasion generated a lot of buzz as this was the first time the players on the acquiring field received the recognition and prestige they deserve.


What the event was:

  • a meeting point for over 310 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 milestone in awarding the best acquirers and processors for their outstanding achievements, introducing the first year of the ECAF Awards
  • a platform for confronting different perspectives during strategic talks


Key topics:

  • Major industry challenges: Regulation and compliance
  • Non-banks: New payment Institutions entering the card game
  • ICHFEE - a world without interchange
  • Acquiring Strategy: Multi-national banking groups • Cross-border payment opportunities
  • Innovating networks and transaction processing
  • Data breaches: Financial liability and customer notification in EU
  • Acquiring in post-PSD environment
  • Security: Protecting from identity theft
  • Fraud: Time for end-to-end data security solutions
  • PCI compliance: The costs and complexity of compliance maintenance
  • Merchant dissatisfaction: Importance of customer service
  • New announcements with importance for the acquiring community in Europe
  • POS innovations and VAS
  • E-commerce and alternative payments
  • M-payments & contactless


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