European Central Bank will provide an exclusive update on the future in real time payments

Top Quote SMi Group Ltd is delighted to announce that Wiebe Ruttenberg from the European Central Bank will be giving the keynote address at the 15th annual conference on Nordic Card Markets and Future Payment Solutions. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 15, 2015 - As the Head of Market Integration Division and Directorate General Market Infrastructure & Payments, Wiebe will discuss the need for instant payment in Europe, examine the focus on pan-European instant payment solutions and indicate how the Euro Retail Payments Board is driving payment innovation.

    This year's conference will examine why the importance of a good strategy has never been more significant, especially with the large increase in new market players competing with the traditional banks. With the new regulatory demands coming from the EU, there is a large impact on business revenue models in payments meaning banks need to be more creative to ensure their services are still economically viable.

    Join us in Copenhagen and get first hand insights in new trends, technologies and ways of improving payment services from leading Nordic Banks. Visit to register.


    This two day networking event will invite in depth discussion of the key drivers impacting Nordic Card Markets and Future Payment Solutions. Join us and discover what is going in this burgeoning market to:
    • Understand how to navigate the rapidly changing payment landscape
    • Discover new forms of payment including E-Signature and Cloud Wallet
    • Learn how to tailor services to how your customers want to pay
    • Hear from the Nordic Banks leading the way in Payment innovation
    • Discuss the strategic future of traditional financial institutions in a Fintech environment
    • Network with high level decision makers

    * BANK OF FINLAND, Kari Kemppainen, Advisor
    * BOB FORD ASSOCIATES, Bob Ford, Industry Expert in the UK's Payment Sector
    * DANSKE BANK, Peter Dalsgaard, Development Director
    * EUROCARD AB, Jes Rasmussen, Senior Advisor, Business Development
    * EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK, Wiebe Ruttenberg, Head of Market Integration Division, DG Market Infrastructure & Payments
    * INNOVALUE MANAGEMENT ADVISORS, Francesco Burelli, Consultant
    * LÄNSFÖSÄKRINGAR BANK, Thomas Glimstedt, Head of Payments
    * LOCKE LORD, Robert Courtneidge, Global Head of Cards and Payments
    * MÅRTEN BARKMAN, Managing Director, Scandinavia, PayPal
    * NORDEA, Jukka Salonen, COO
    * PSE CONSULTING, Luke Purser, Principle Consultant
    * SEB MERCHANT BANKING, Henrik Bergman, Senior Manager
    * SPAREBANKEN ÖRESUND, Magnus Eneskär, Process Manager, Card and Payment
    * TESCO BANK, David Rockliff, Head of Payments
    * VISA EUROPE, Martin Ten Houten, HExecutive Director, Nordic and Baltics

    For the full speaker line-up, please visit

    In addition to the event, there will be two interactive post-conference workshops taking place Wednesday 27 January 2016 : THE FUTURE OF PAYMENT hosted by Robert Courtneidge, Global Head of Cards and Payments, Locke Lord and PAYMENT FUTURE: WHAT NEXT FOR CARDS & POS? hosted by Luke Purser, Principle Consultant, PSE Consulting. For more information, please visit

    To develop, grow and expand your business in this key market, don't miss your opportunity to brand yourself in front of those who will be shaping the next generation of the Nordic Card Markets. For more information, please contact Alia Malick on +44 (0) 20 7827 6168 or e-mail amalick ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

    To register please visit or contact Andre Brown at abrown ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk or call +44 (0) 20 7827 6058 dot Book before 30 September and get £400 off the conference price dot

    About SMi Group:
    Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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