MPE Berlin has become a yearly tradition for us. It’s among the first conferences we start the year with, the ultimate source of knowledge sharing in payments and commerce, a meeting point with peers and merchants, where we all share best practices, discuss challenges and plan for the year ahead.
Quick MPE Berlin 2018 recap. Regulation was definitely the trending topic at last year’s conference, with PSD2 and GDPR being the subject of almost every discussion. Industry collaboration was also a subject that many experts brought forward, insisting on the importance of working together for the benefit of merchants and end consumers. Next, to that, the concept of disruption has started a debate within the industry, many experts weighing in and explaining there isn’t a real disruption in payments. We’ll see about that! We’re planning to run a little research among speakers this year to shed some light on the biggest disruption that has ever happened in payments. Stay tuned to see what we find out. Get the full picture of last year’s event in this short video report.
Apart from this research that we have in mind, we’re excited about:
The 2019 agenda
Looking back at 2018, we easily notice a trending theme; it was the year of strategic partnerships so it’s only natural that the trend is still on the agenda. It’s interesting how these new payments synergies integrate into the ecosystem, the added value they bring to merchants and consumers and how they bring the best of two worlds. On this note, our COO, Gijs op de Weegh, will join the Consolidation and M&A panel together with Evelien Witlox, Global Head of Product Management, Payments & Cards at ING Group, sharing our experience as a payments fintech, partnering with an established bank. The panel discussion will take place on Day 1, February 19, from 12:25.
Data science and AI belong to another trending topic that becomes more important year after year. From a payments perspective, the future looks very AI-driven and the most important uses will be in risk and fraud management. João Moura, our Head of Data Science, will be part of the Fraud and security 2019 session: AI & ML in fraud prevention on the 20th of February, from 11:15. He will discuss The next generation of fraud monitoring, discussing how AI and ML can help merchants and PSPs mitigate risk.
Both sessions promise valuable insights, so make sure to add them to your calendar!
The payments pulse
New trends, best practices, challenges, innovation, plans and focus for this year. MPE Berlin is the perfect place to get all the insights from all industry leaders attending. If you’re looking for an industry pulse check, MPE Berlin is certainly the place to turn to. With an interesting agenda, diverse topics and motivating speakers, get your inspiration for 2019!
Payments community reunited
In addition to being a great platform for knowledge sharing and getting to know the industry, MPE Berlin is an amazing place that brings the payments community together, making every operator feel like they are part of a big international team working towards the same goal: making payments profitable for merchants and seamless for end consumers.
As always, we can’t wait to get to Berlin for MPE and experience these items we’re excited for. We promise to keep you well-informed via live updates on our social channels and also through our highlights videos we’ll release afterward. Stand by for more MPE vibes!