[Dave Birch] The last of the lunchtime round tables in the Innovation in Payment series will be held at the Armourer's Hall, 81 Coleman Street, London EC2R 5BT from 12.30pm-2.15pm on 11th February 2010. Sandra Alzetta from Visa Europe, Ruth Wandhofer from Citi and Chris Skinner of Balatro will be on the panel and we will be discussing some scenarios for the evolution of payments in Europe: Download VISA-Nov23a.pdf (114.6K).
Following a fascinating series of roundtables on the payments industry in Europe – with panellists from a wide variety of organisations across the sector – the CSFI is publishing a report on Payments Innovation in Europe. To mark the publication, there is to be a final roundtable in the series to discuss the findings of the programme and the three key recommendations made in the report.
In order to bring the findings, observations and recommendations to a wide audience, I will present three scenarios for medium-term evolution in the European payments market designed to deliver a narrative covering the main issues raised in the roundtable series and then discuss them with an expert panel and attendees. The expert panel will be:
Three experts will share some pan-European perspectives:
- Sandra Alzetta is Head of Innovation, New Product & Channel Development at Visa Europe and the corporate sponsor of this programme.
- Ruth Wandhofer is the EMEA Head of Payment Strategy & Market Policy for Citi Global Transaction Services and one of the world's leading experts on SEPA. She literally wrote the book on the subject, and here it is: "EU Payments Integration -- The Tale of SEPA, PSD and Other Milestones Along the Road".
- Chris Skinner of Balatro is a respected banking industry commentator.
Attendance is free, but space is limited. So if you or a colleague would like to join us, please let us know as soon as possible by e-mailing sophie (at) csfi.org.uk or by phoning the CSFI on +44 (20) 7493 0173 as soon as possible.
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