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EU regulatory challenges and infrastructure issues  for entering the new retail payment era?

Day 3 Morning

Friday 10 September

Room :

Plenary Room 2


Madis Müller
Governor and Member of the Governing Council of the ECB - National Bank of Estonia (Eesti Pank)
Public Authorities
Alberto Bacchiega
Director - Financial Services - DG Competition, European Commission
Burkhard Balz
Member of the Executive Board - Deutsche Bundesbank
Ulrich Bindseil
Director General, DG Market Infrastructure & Payments - European Central Bank (ECB)
Ondřej Kovařík
MEP - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament
Industry Representatives
Jean Diacono
Vice President and General Manager - Global Merchant Services Continental Europe
Charlotte Hogg
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer - Visa Europe
Other stakeholder & expert
Martina Weimert
Chief Executive Officer - The European Payments Initiative (EPI)

The session is intended to clarify and prioritise the main challenges to be addressed by EU level retail payment infrastructures and schemes, and finally, discuss the adaptation-approaches, which maximise competition, innovation, and cooperation in the EU, and will enable EU public and private stakeholders to successfully contribute to the EU retail payment strategy. In particular, the respective contribution to this Strategy, of the European Central Bank, TIPS, the European Payment Council, EPI will be clarified, as will be the necessary evolutions the EU retail payment and competition regulatory framework. 

Points of discussion

  1. What are the main challenges to be addressed in the area of retail payment? What are the structural changes illustrated in this respect by the big initiatives witnessed in this area? What are the expected short and middle term benefits targeted by these initiatives?  
  2. What are the adaptation-approaches, which are available to EU public and private stakeholders and related priorities?