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Are you looking to further your understanding of the impact of SEPA across Central and Eastern Europe?

Are you looking to update yourself on the latest developments in cards and payment systems including contactless, loyalty products and mobile payments?

Then join SMi at the CEE regions leading cards and payment conference for 2008. Designed for representatives from banks and retailers along with card providers and technology firms, this conference will deliver a comprehensive analysis on payment systems across Central & Eastern Europe.


 Why should you attend?

  • Educate yourself on the latest issues and developments facing the cards and payments industry across the CEE region
  • Update yourself on SEPA and the payment systems directive
  • Learn about the advancement of contactless solutions across Europe and how your business could benefit
  • Benefit from hearing case studies from local banks from across the region
  • Discover the latest trends in smart card, prepaid and loyalty solutions

 Key topics up for discussion include:

  • The latest on SEPA in Central & Eastern Europe
  • Impact of the Payment Systems Directive
  • Establishing more comprehensive credit bureaus
  • Contribution of the card business in CEE Markets
  • Fraud and risk management
  • The rollout of contactless in Central & Eastern Europe
  • Turkish card payment markets
  • Contactless solutions in Turkey
  • The bonus programme of the Czech Savings Bank
  • Portfolio management

Hear from industry leading speakers including:

  • Erwin Petsch, Senior Project Manager, Raiffeisen International Bank Holding
  • Petr Kucera, Vice President of the Board and Executive Director, Czech Credit Bureau
  • Jaromir Vostry, Product Manager, Ceska Sporitelna
  • Yalin Ozcan, Director, Product Development, Garanti Bank
  • Selim Gusar, Corporate Communication and Security Director, Interbank Card Centre (Turkey)
  • Stefanos Karapetsis, Executive Director, Mellon Bank
  • Panos Halkias, Commercial Director, Printec Group
  • Volker Schloenvoigt, Director, Edgar Dunn & Company
  • Peter Warner, Executive Vice President of Business Development, Retail Decisions Ltd
  • Dr Toni Merschen, Group Head, Chip, MasterCard Worldwide
  • Miloslav Kozler, Area Manager, Czech Republic, VISA Europe
  • Peter Rikli, Vice President, Business Strategy, Euronet Worldwide
  • Zsolt Horvath, Business Development Director, GIRO Bankcard PLC

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Erwin Petsch

Erwin Petsch, Senior Project Manager, Raiffeisen International Bank-Holding A G

9:10 CONTRIBUTION OF THE CARD BUSINESS IN CEE MARKETS

Erwin Petsch

Erwin Petsch, Senior Project Manager, Raiffeisen International Bank-Holding A G

  • Understanding local needs for card business
  • Consolidation aspects of unifed card processing approach
  • Embedding cards into common retail strategy
  • Designing proper products for various markets
  • 9:50 ESTABLISHING MORE COMPREHENSIVE CREDIT BUREAUS

    Petr Kucera

    Petr Kucera, Managing Director, CCB - Czech Credit Bureau

  • Progress and development
  • Banking registers of client information
  • Information exchange with banks
  • Building positive and negative factors
  • Standards and expectations
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 MARKET OVERVIEW

    Volker Schloenvoigt

    Volker Schloenvoigt, Manager, Edgar, Dunn & Company Ltd

  • A brief summary of findings
  • What are the key developments in card payments?
  • What is driving competition?
  • Who are the major movers and shakers?
  • What marketing innovation is taking place?
  • What is the state of regulatory intervention?
  • Comparison with a more mature market?
  • 11:40 WAVE GOODBYE TO CASH

    Miloslav Kozler

    Miloslav Kozler, Area Manager, Czech Republic and Slovakia, Visa Europe

  • Contactless business strategy
  • Contactless deployment update
  • The VISA launch
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 SEPA - THE EUROPEAN PAYMENTS LANDSCAPE IN A SHIFT OF PARADIGM

    Adam Bowman

    Adam Bowman, Director of Business Development, Euronet Worldwide

  • Multi national merchants to push for central solution and state of the art technology
  • One stop shopping for services at the point of interaction
  • The business case - economies of scale and cost reduction
  • Interchange - Quo Vardis
  • 14:30 INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS CONSOLIDATION TRENDS FOR THE CARD ISSUING AND ACCQUIRING BUSINESS

    Stefanos Karapetsis

    Stefanos Karapetsis, Executive Director, Mellon Group

  • Provding and managing the infrastructure
  • Consolidating the operations
  • Eamples of proven partnerships within the CEE
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 THE BONUS PROGRAMME OF THE CZECH SAVINGS BANK

    Jaromir Vostry

    Jaromir Vostry, Product Manager, Czech Savings Bank

  • Why we have a loyalty programme and how it works
  • 5 years of experience, customers behaviour
  • Change of automated membership into opt in membership
  • 16:20 LOYALTY AND CONTACTLESS SOLUTIONS FROM INPAS

  • Inpas product list overview
  • Contactless solutions from INPAS and Application Management System - Examples of installations
  • Info kiosk as integrated solution
  • Igor Stukanov

    Igor Stukanov, Business Development Director, Inpas Moscow, INPAS International LLc

    Gabor Bokrossy

    Gabor Bokrossy, Managing Director, INPAS International LLc

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Panos Halkias

    Panos Halkias, Commercial Director, Printec Group

    9:10 GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

    Toni Merschen

    Toni Merschen, Group Head, Chip, MasterCard Worldwide

  • Making the most out of EMV - MasterCard PayPass and other value added propositions
  • Benefits and impacts for banks, consumers and merchants
  • CEE early implementations in Turkey, Poland and Russia
  • 9:50 TURKISH CARD PAYMENT MARKETS

    Selim Gusar

    Selim Gusar, Corporate Communication and Security Director, BKM A.S. (Interbank Card Center)

  • Chip and PIN migration
  • New trends
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 CONTACTLESS SOLUTIONS IN TURKEY

    Yalin Ozcan

    Yalin Ozcan, Director, Product Development, Garanti Payment Systems

  • Card product innovations
  • Contactless cards - features and benefits
  • Cardholders
  • Merchants
  • Banks
  • Bonus Trink Credit Cards
  • Technical information
  • Marketing strategy
  • Advertisements
  • 11:30 CARD MARKET DEVELOPMENTS IN CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE

    Panos Halkias

    Panos Halkias, Commercial Director, Printec Group

  • What is changing in Eastern European Card Markets, in terms of size and usage, technology and regulatory compliance?
  • What are the key factors influencing the development of card networks and markets?
  • What challenges do card technology vendors face, serving this challenging and fast growing region?
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:40 TRENDS AND FUTURE PROJECTIONS FOR THE EASTERN EUROPEAN FINANCIAL CARD MARKETS

    Loreta Lingyte

    Loreta Lingyte, Regional Consultant, Euromonitor International

  • An analysis of the performance and development of the Eastern European cards market over the last five years
  • Which types of cards dominate the market? Which cards are seeing their usage rate grow most quickly?
  • A look at the future for the Eastern European cards market
  • Euromonitor International's forecasts for market growth and development 2007-2012
  • What trends and issues are going to drive the market over the next five year period
  • 14:20 ONLINE FRAUD MANAGEMENT

    Peter  Warner

    Peter Warner, EVP Business Development , Retail Decisions Ltd

  • Profile of an online fraudster
  • Why PCI DSS compliance is a critical component of fraud risk management
  • Profitable fraud control
  • Lessons learnt and relevence to SEPA evolution
  • 15:00 HOT ISSUES IN THE HUNGARIAN BANKCARD MARKET

    Zsolt Horvath

    Zsolt Horvath, Business Development Director, GIRO Bankcard cPlc

  • Overall review
  • Hot issues
  • Latest innovations
  • 15:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference followed by Afternoon Tea

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