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 – Merchant Acquiring Conference – November 2017

16th November 2017, Glaziers Hall, London

The 7th PSE Acquiring Conference focussed on the acquiring and on-risk elements of the transaction acquisition market, and is designed to complement the gateway focused event held in Brussels.

We explored a wide range of topics this year from the impact of new PISPS services on the card acquiring market, to the evolution of acquiring ISOs and the experiences of European merchants in Latin America.

We had a great range of speaker from Alston & BirdBoku, Bottomline Technologies, eBanx, eNettEVO, GoCardlessPayzone Ireland, and Valitor. For the full agenda, please see below.

We had a high level of engagement from the senior (c-level and heads of) audience from across the payments landscape including acquirers, merchants, gateways, card schemes, private equity, and industry suppliers. See the list below for this year’s attendees.

We had some great feedback on the event from the attendees, here is just a flavour:

– “Great selection of topics and content, very relevant”

– “Great range of topics and perspectives from different players in value chain.”

– “A good range of relevant content and very little selling”

– “Very comprehensive coverage and an excellent broad based conference that attacks both local (UK) and global issues.”

– “Interesting agenda with a clear focus”


The organisations attending this year’s event included:

Abrantix eNett International PXP Solutions
ACI Worldwide Evo Payments RBS
Alston & Bird First Data SafeCharge
American Express First Rate Sage
Bambora FIS SIBS
Barclaycard Francisco Partners Sidley Austin
BNP Paribas GoCardless Stripe
Boku Handepay Swedbank
Bottomline JP Morgan TNS
British Airways KashFlow Software Trionis
BS Payone Lloyd’s Bank Cardnet TSYS
Cinven Macquarie Unicredit
Computop Mastercard Valitor
Creditcall Monek Visa
Crown Commercial Service Moody’s Worldline
CyberSource OpenWay Group Worldline Baltics
Discover Pay360 Worldpay
Easyjet Payment Solutions Global
eBanx Paythru
Elavon Payzone Ireland
Emovis Operations PSR


For an article outlining our thoughts on how to improve redress for Europe’s credit transfer customers see here 


PSE Payment Gateway Conference – May 2017

23rd May 2017, Pullman Hotel, Brussels

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

We had speakers from: Adyen, AltaPayBamboraBird & Bird LLP, Compliancy Services, Corestar PartnersMastercard, PayPlugPay360SafeCharge, and Walker Morris. See the 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.

Presentations and videos from the event are available below.

Videos and presentations from previous events can be found here.