For the past seven years PSE Consulting has run a series of conferences for payments professionals which focus on the transaction acquiring, gateway and point of interaction markets. The conferences are designed to highlight key activities and trends in the European payments market, and allow groups of like-minded people the opportunity to exchange their views.

PSE Payment Gateway Conference – May 2017

23rd May 2017, Pullman Hotel, Brussels

This event focusses on the continuously evolving cards and alternative payment gateway market and is well attended by experts from across Europe’s diverse payments landscape.  We have continually received a 100% promoter score from participants, reflecting the high quality of the event.

We already have confirmed speakers from: Adyen, AltaPayBamboraBird & Bird LLP, Compliancy Services, Corestar PartnersMastercard, PayPlugPay360SafeCharge, and Walker Morris. See the draft agenda below for the topics covered in the conference.

Unlike most European payments conferences we do not ask our speakers to pay for the privilege of speaking at our event. This ensures that attendees hear more than generic sales pitches. Instead, we ask our speakers to provide their perspectives on the future of the market, war stories on their experiences in launching new services, their views on best practice etc.

The event will be held, as last year, at the Pullman Hotel in the Gare Du Midi in Brussels.

Videos and presentations from previous events can be found here.


The draft agenda is as follows:


08:30 – 09:00 Registration and coffee
09:00 – 09:15 Chris Jones, Director, PSE Consulting (Chair)

Conference Introductions

09:15 – 09:40 Bird & Bird LLP –  Scott McInnes, Partner

Where do we now stand with the EBA’s approach to Strong Customer Authentication and TPP account access?

09:40 – 10:10 Pay360 – Stephen Ferry, Managing Director

Delivering Measurable Customer Benefits – Case Studies from the Private & Public Sector

10:10 – 10:40 Adyen – Francesc Altisent, Card Scheme Manager

Clarity from chaos: the EBA, SCA and recurring merchant requirements

10:40-11:00 REFRESHMENTS
11:00 – 11:30 Compliancy Services – John Burns, Client Projects Director

PSD2 – authorisation, re-authorisation and new permissions in a post-Brexit world

11:30 – 12:00 SafeCharge Group – Philip Atherton, Chief Risk Officer

Payments, Interrupted

12:00 – 12:30 Walker Morris  – Vikki Hoyle, Senior Associate & PSE Consulting  – Chris Jones

GDPR: Gateway and merchant impacts and opportunities

12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 – 14:00 Mastercard – Michael Sass, EMEA Lead, Identity Solutions

Authentication challenges in Europe and how industry initiatives will help to improve eCommerce

14:00 – 14:30 AltaPay – Christian Rasmussen, CEO

Managing SCA in Scandinavia: A Gateway’s Experience of BankID

14:30 – 14:50 REFRESHMENTS
14:50 – 15:20 Correstar Partners – Milan Bartik, Managing Partner

The changing shaping of gateway ownership:  A M&A perspective

15:20 – 15:40 Bambora – Patrik Gothlin, Head of Global Online

Re-bundling – delivering an integrated terminal, gateway and acquiring offer in Scandinavia

15:40 – 16:10 Payplug – Antoine Grimaud, Co-Founder

What can we learn from the French eCommerce SME community? – 5 years of insight


PSE – Merchant Acquiring Conference – November 2017

16th November 2017, Glaziers Hall, London

The conference will be focused on the acquiring and on-risk elements of the transaction acquisition market, and is designed to complement the gateway focused event held in Brussels.

The event will be held, as last year, at the Glaziers Hall in London.

We are currently recruiting speakers for the event, please get in contact if you would like to speak.

Videos and presentations from previous events can be found here