Merchant Payments Ecosystem® 2013

12 – 14 February 2013, Berlin
The most esteemed European meeting covering all aspects of payments acceptance at POS:  in-store, mobile and online

About the Conference

The MPE event and community entered its 6th year of existence, with growing attendee base and overall interest in the topics. The conference spotted over 60 speakers and 25 sponsors and exhibitors, enjoying the three days of continuous business talks, industry insights and learning.

The payment acceptance area is a place of continuous evolution. At the same time, the numerous opportunities, parallel technologies and overall strategies make it difficult to make the right decision and to to thrive in a disruptive environment it creates. The Merchant Payments Ecosystem event is just about the ways of finding the proper direction. It is also important to distinguish between hype and reality. In this regard, MPE 2013 offered more space for thought-provoking discussions, industry announcements, start-ups & innovators showcases, exploration of new trends in dedicated workshops, increased networking opportunities, and overall interaction in extended exhibition space…

The „Guiding Hand“ statuette, the prize given to the best performers at the prestigious MPE awards, received a new visual, as perceived by a new, renowned sculptor. We have also seen an enriched list of awards categories, with "Startup Payment Innovator" added to the previous ten categories.

Preceding the event as such, Empiria also released a series of valued reports, summarizing our months of research, shedding light on the new, upcoming trends impacting the merchant acquiring and general shopping journey experience.

The briefs (“Rich Merchant Services – RMS“ and “Interaction Beyond Payments- IBP“) were prepared and distributed to all interested parties and have been hugely acknowledged by the industry. At the same time, the briefs served as a preparation source of information to the topics discussed at MPE 2013.


What the event was:

  • a meeting point for over 430 participants (merchants, banks, ISOs, MNOs, card schemes, processors, PSPs, 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 to be for the best payment startups and innovators
  • a prestigious recognition for the MPE awards winners in several categories
  • a gathering where the industry-leading decision makers meet on an annual basis
  • the best business development opportunity for payment acceptance companies, merchants, vendors and other industry professionals


Key topics:

  • Integration, competition and partnerships
  • Compliance vs innovation
  • Merchants‘ insights on payment revolution at POS
  • From Acquiring to Rich Merchant Services
  • Merchants‘ insights on CNP payments and monetization
  • Interaction Beyond Payments
  • Merchants‘ insights on CNP security and trust
  • Trust, security and payment innovation
  • Innovator zone
  • NFC and contactless payments
  • Accelerating mobile commerce
  • Telco 2.0: New business models for merchant payments and digital commerce
  • Wallet wars 2013
  • Workshops for merchants
  • MPE Awards 2013


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