Merchant Payments Ecosystem® 2012

22 – 24 February 2012, Berlin
A premier European event for all parties involved in card, mobile and online payment acceptance.

About the Conference

Merchant Payments Ecosystem (MPE) 2012, formerly known as the European Card Acquiring Forum (ECAF), proved again to be the leading payment acceptance event in Europe.

Looking at how the industry evolves, this transition from ECAF to MPE has been more than natural. The way we buy and sell goods and services is changing, and so are the ways merchants accept payments. Mobile payments are becoming ubiquitous and the need to explore secure options for alternative payments is booming. New innovative players are entering the market and social media are converging with payments.

Renewed conference format enabled MPE to encompass all of these trends and display lots of breakthrough innovations in a very interactive fashion. More than 400 senior attendees enjoyed 3 conference days packed by carefully designed sessions, giving enough room for questions, debates and networking.

The event also featured the annual prestigious Awards Gala Dinner with its name changed accordingly from ECAF Awards to MPE Awards. Reflecting the market change, the renamed awards with broadened scope now also cover new players on the payment acceptance scene – mobile and online payments companies and professionals specifically in charge of the acceptance side…

What the event was:

  • a meeting point for over 400 participants (merchants, banks, card schemes,
    processors, telecoms, payment service providers, new payment institutions, consultants and respective solution providers.)
  • a discussion platform featuring three days of strategic talks, case studies and presentations designed to share and enrich ideas transforming future acceptance business models.
  • one-stop event for payments at POS: in-store, online and mobile 
  • a place where the industry-leading decision makers meet on an annual basis
  • the best business development opportunity for payment acceptance companies and professionals

Key topics:

  • Central acquiring and innovative processing
  • Future of MIF, regulation and standardization in Europe
  • Innovative VAS and technology at POS
  • Preventing data losses and fighting the fraud
  • VAS for improving security and the role of authentication
  • Ecommerce market trends and perspective
  • Growing your business by getting SOCIAL in payments
  • Payment strategies for e-commerce growth
  • Mobile payments ecosystem at POS (NFC, digital wallets)
  • Implementation of mobile payments at POS
  • Mobile payments security and standards
  • E-identity, authentication and anonymity of online and mobile
  • Mobile payments challenge for banks
  • Mobile payment opportunity from a merchant perspective
  • Power of social media in payment acceptance

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