European Card Acquiring Forum® 2011

22 – 24 February 2011, Berlin
A premier European event for all parties involved in card acquiring value chain

About the Conference

ECAF 2011 saw another increase in both the number of attendees and speakers as well as the topics that were discussed among all participating merchants, acquirers, processors, MNO‘s, experts and schemes... 349 senior payment professionals with focus on card acquiring met in Berlin in 2011, going through their daily operative issues as well as strategic decisions impacting the entire value chain. 

The event also hosted the socond annual ECAF Awards Ceremony, rewarding the best performers and innovators. More than 30 companies took part in this prestigious contest but there were only 10 winners, one per each award category. More on this occasion can be found here...


What the event was:

  • a meeting point for almost 350 senior decision-makers (card acquirers, merchants, schemes, regulators, consultants, processors and solution providers)
  • a place to share the strategies and issues that merchants, card schemes and banks are dealing with
  • a next step in awarding the best acceptance industry players for their outstanding achievements, helding the second year of the already prestigious ECAF Awards
  • a platform for finding the best partners, clients, opportunities and industry overview


Key topics:

  • Introducing strategies for regulation, compliance & technology
  • Avoiding acquiring becoming a commodity business
  • Uncovering key industry challenges in card acceptance for the upcoming year
  • Building future-proof partnerships in card and payments acceptance
  • Talking about global perspectives on regulation impacting card acceptance
  • Investigating fraud in different merchant segments
  • Discussing the future of security
  • Overviewing the best European NFC projects
  • Finding a new revenue source: Differentiation
  • Reinventing loyalty card programs
  • Brainstorming alternative payment systems innovations, ecommerce models and social networks


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