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Money matters – and Payments are a key factor for success in building the European house. Showing double digit annual growth rates, vast money and capital flows allow domestic and cross border invoices to be settled, enable commercial, wholesale and investment banking as well as securities transactions – in short, keep the economies alive and supply food for central bank and public policy.

At the same time, current Payment systems show a high degree of fragmentation. Attempts for more harmony pose big challenges. Among others, the EPI Initiative and the PSD2 structure and strategy display possible roadmaps ahead. They demand prudent policies, high-end innovation, with state-of-the-art solutions.

The IBF International Bankers Forum takes pride in cooperating with the crucial actors in building of Future Europe, to the benefit and welfare of its citizens.

During the European Payments Conference selected speakers gave a deeper insight into their subjects and discussed the following topics:

  • The European Retail Payment Market at a Crossroads

  • Opportunities and Risks of Central Bank Digital Currencies

  • The Road Map of the European Payments Initiative

  • Request to Pay (R2P)

  • Cloud Banking and AI in Payment

  • Business Continuity Management: Grey Rhinos and Black Swans

  • TIPS – Target Instant Payment Settlement

  • The Role of Cards


Burkhard Balz
Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt am Main
Nathalie Aufauvre
Director General, Financial Stability and Operations, Banque de France, Paris
Lorenzo Bini Smaghi
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Société Générale S.A., Paris
Marius Jurgilas
Member of the Board, Central Bank of Lithuania, Vilnius
Andreas Krautscheid
Chief Executive, Bundesverband deutscher Banken e.V., Berlin
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bott
Professor Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern
Marcel Haag
Director, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission, Brussels
Thomas Egner
Secretary General, Euro Banking Association (EBA), Paris
Manfred Schuck
President, Frankfurt Payments Network, Frankfurt am Main
Martina Weimert
CEO, European Payments Initiative, Brussels
Victor Warhem
Economist, Centre de Politique Européenne, Paris
Dr. Joachim Schmalzl
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, European Payments Initiative Executive Member of the Board, Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband e.V., Berlin
André Bajorat
Managing Director, Head of Strategy Corporate Bank, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt am Main
Gilles Grapinet
CEO, Worldline S.A., Bezons
Dr. Susanne Grohé
Partner, Annerton Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Berlin
Thomas Steiner
Partner and Global Leader Banking & Capital Markets, BearingPoint, Munich
Daniel Berger
Head Billing & Payments Ecosystem, SIX Banking Services, Zurich
Christian Rhino
Member of the Executive Board, Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen, Frankfurt am Main
Javier Santamaria
Chair, European Payments Council, Brussels
Christian Bruck
Partner, BearingPoint, Vienna
Nicolas Kipp
Co-Founder, Banxware GmbH, Berlin
Martin Postweiler
Head of Banking Operations, Fidor Bank, Munich
Dr. Andreas Przewloka
Member of the Board, UBS Europe SE, Frankfurt am Main
Christian Fink
Member of the Board, Frankfurt Payments Network, Frankfurt am Main
Dr. Carsten Lehr
Deputy CEO, EFiS AG, Dreieich
Saskia Devolder
Managing Director Europe North & Head of Initiatives, MI and Technologies Team, SWIFT, Brussels
Fiona van Echelpoel
Deputy Director General, Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payments, European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main
Andreas Biewald
Managing Director, Group Treasury, Global Liquidity & Risk Management, Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt am Main
Dr. Julian Reischle
Director General Payments and Settlement Systems, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt am Main
Simon Seiter
Head of Digital Assets, Deutsche Börse AG, Frankfurt am Main
Jean-Marc Stenger
Chief Executive Officer, Société Générale, Cologne
Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner
Head of Frankfurt School Blockchain Center, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt am Main
Barnabas Ferenczi
Head of Strategy & Marketing, ePayments, Giesecke + Devrient, Munich
Dr. Andreas Martin
Member of the Board, Bundesverband der Deutschen Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken (BVR), Berlin
Marco Rummer
Member of the Board, Deutscher Genossenschafts-Verlag, Wiesbaden
Prof. Dr. Matthias Fischer
Professor Banking and Finance, Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm, Nürnberg
Stefan Wloch
Managing Director, Cluster Lead Payments, Commerzbank, Frankfurt am Main
Leo Punt
CIO (interim), SWIFT, Brussels

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Date | Time
17. June 2021 | 9.00 am - 6.00 pm



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