Merchant Acquiring Conference 2018

14th November 2018, Glaziers Hall, London

The 8th PSE Merchant Acquiring Conference will take place in London on 14th November 2018. The event is designed to highlight the major trends affecting European acquiring and provide unique insights into developments in the current market.

We will be discussing the evolution of the acceptance offer to the wider enterprise community by tapping into experts from across the European payments landscape. A one page view of PSE’s perspectives on the emerging acceptance proposition can be found in the infographic below.

We now have the first set of speakers confirmed for the conference which currently includes:

  • Abrantix are looking to discuss machine testing of physical PEDs
  • Bambora discussing their new pan-European F2F and eCommerce Bambora Connect product
  • Crown Commercial Services (UK Government Procurement) who will outline their approach to payments, including the role of PISP for tax payments in the UK
  • CyberSource talking about their white label gateway services to acquirers
  • Featurespace who are going to talk about the use of AI analysis to identify fraud within acquiring portfolios
  • Fractal on using Open Banking and AISP to onboard and credit check SMB merchants for acquiring services

The conference is designed by industry thought leaders for industry thought leaders. We don’t ask speakers to pay, and we ensure there are no sales pitches.


We aim to have 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. For more information on who has attended and presented in the past see here,

Details of speakers and agenda will be available shortly, however, you can see feedback from our previous conferences here,


The venue this year will be: Glaziers Hall, London

Truly content-enriched conference, with the most timely, relevant, and meaningful insights from a wide range of speakers from the Acquiring industry. Very useful – will definitely be returning, and recommend highly Ajit Ramachandran, Head of International Business Development, Barclaycard Payment Solutions

I always go home from PSE conferences with a bundle of new insights and fresh ideas that enable me to do my day job better and more creatively Oliver Gienow, Head of Card Acquiring, Unicredit CEE

As ever, an excellent event with insightful and thought provoking speakers as well as a great opportunity to network Director, European Private Equity Firm

I would recommend PSE’s conferences to any merchant who wants to keep on top of payment acceptance innovation David Brunsdon, Head of Fraud Prevention & Payments, First Rate Exchange Services

PSE’s conferences have consistently delivered insightful perspectives on European acceptance issues through a carefully curated set of expert speakers Jim Deignan, CEO, Payzone Ireland