Merchant Gateway & Acquiring Conference 8th and 9th December 2020

Glaziers Hall London


This year we are running a 2-day conference combining our Gateway and Acquiring Conferences. This year it is set to take place on 8&9th December 2020 at Glaziers Hall in London. Day 1 will focus on the Payment Gateway side and Day 2 will be designed to highlight the major trends affecting European acquiring, both days aim to provide unique insights into developments in the current market.  PSE’s events attract payments experts from across Europe. The conference agenda has been defined without the need for an Advisory Council for content because it is designed by those who work day-to-day in the acceptance world.


Please find a provisional outline of the event below:


Day 1:  European Payment Gateway Focus

An excellent range of speakers:

  • Paul Scholten, CEO, Buckaroo
  • Henning Brandt, Head of Communication, Computop
  • Michael Salmony, Executive Advisor Payment Innovation Strategy, Equens
  • Matt Mills, CCO, Featurespace
  • Daniel Smeds, CEO and Founder, Optile/Payoneer
  • Peter Jones, Chairman, PSE Consulting


Day 2:  European Merchant Acquiring Focus

An excellent range of speakers:

  • Daniel Eckstein, CEO, Abrantix
  • Mike Barnes, Sales Director, Phos
  • TBC, Apexx
  • Pete Wickes, General Manager, Worldpay from FIS
  • Damien Cahill, CoFounder and COO, PayVyne
  • Brian Hanrahan, CCO, Sentenial
  • Luke Purser, Principal Consultant, PSE Consulting


Unlike other acceptance events, PSE focuses on getting interesting speakers to cover topics that deliver new insights on the payments business. We specifically prohibit sales pitch presentations, and we do not require speakers to pay to present.

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