2013 is a big year for the contactless cards and emerging payments market. There are changes right across the sector which will affect the landscape of contactless payments. SAE Media Group’s 12th Annual conference on Contactless Payments will cover exciting new developments in the contactless payments industry and enable you and your business to be prepared to capitalize on them.


The conference will be covering various changes on the legal side, trade unions and organization involved in contactless payments such as collaboration between FSA and Ofcom. There have been significant steps made with contactless cards in transport following TFL’s move to accept contactless debit and credit card payments on their buses and there’s more to come across many other transport facilities across the world which we will study at the conference. We will also be focusing on the fact that MNOs are starting to get involved in the emerging payments and in particular our keynote fo2 are launching brand new initiatives concerning their brand.
2012 was significant due to the Olympic Games, and also for contactless cards and emerging payments as it was heralded “the contactless games”, but what was the outcome? Can we learn lessons from the contactless card adoption at such a prestigious event? While the adoption of contactless really took off at this large scale event, the concept of contactless payments at festivals was starting to catch on too and we will be exploring this at the conference.
All in all, this conference is going to cover the newest developments in the payments sector including transport, mobile payments and large-scale events.

The future of emerging payments is coming. Don't miss out getting up to speed at this relevant and timely conference:

Attend a highly established conference with an excellent reputation
Meet speakers across the globe, (UK, USA and Europe) and the industry
Discover new developments in the use of contactless payments in the transport sector from TFL
Analyse the increasing involvement of MNOs in this sector and hear from big players like our keynote from o2
Gain an insight into areas of growth for the industry such as learning lessons from the use of contactless at the Olympics but also RFD technology from other large scale events and concerts
Get the opportunity to hear a variety of perspectives from across the card market industry, from merchants, banks, manufacturers, mobile network operators and regulatory bodies

 Heads of Contactless Commercial Directors
Head of NFC Head of Mobile Payments
Business Developer Cards and Payments
Cards & Payments Systems Analysis Manager
Head of Business Operations,
Head of Payments Strategy

ABS; Accenture; Aviation Solutions Ltd; Bandar Darulaman; Cairn Energy India Ltd; Daikin Europe N.V. Representative Office; Defence Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School; Gama Aviation; Magma Aviation Ltd; Maybank Singapore ; Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co Ltd; Montana TSA Aviation Operations; NBC Defence and Ecology Scientific Research Center; New College Oxford; Oxygen Aviation; Pepelyaev, Goltsblat & Partners; Rasgas Company Ltd; Southern Water Services Ltd; Yorkshire Water;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Francesco  Burelli

Francesco Burelli, Partner, Value Partners

9:10 Contactless: Barclays innovation in the Hospitality & Leisure sector

Jonathan Haseler

Jonathan Haseler, Head of Large Corporate Sales, Global Payment Acceptance Barclaycard

  • The Barclays contactless journey so far
  • How well have contactless payments caught on?
  • What tangible benefits have businesses and consumers in the H&L sector seen from this innovation?
  • 9:50 The Year of Contactless Payments

    Matt Blanks

    Matt Blanks, Senior Manager - Transformation Strategy, Transport for London

  • TFL’s new contactless payment initiative launched on buses at the end of 2012
  • The next steps of contactless rollout in London and what does this mean for Oyster?
  • Looking at TFL’s role in contactless transport payments across the UK
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Contactless transport across the pond

    Alina Tozlovanu

    Alina Tozlovanu, Senior Product Manager, Banca Commercial Romana S A

  • The concept of the Zâmbet BCR card nominated as the best contactless card within “Transportation and Ticketing” category of the “Contactless and Mobile Awards 2012” gala
  • The impact it has had on transport payments across Bucharest, Romania
  • The future of transport payments in Romania
  • 11:40 Transport in Contactless around the World

    Francesco  Burelli

    Francesco Burelli, Partner, Value Partners

    12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:10 The Regulation of Emerging Payments

    Robert  Courtneidge

    Robert Courtneidge, Global Head of Cards and Payments, Locke Lord

  • How does the form factor effect the regulation
  • Changes and proposed changes in European regulation
  • Working with the regulators and enforcement organisations to effect change
  • What is the future of regulation in emerging payments
  • 13:50 Emerging Payments & Mobile in Germany

    Klaus Jansen-Knor

    Klaus Jansen-Knor, Managing Partner, JansenKnor&friends

  • Evolution of Payment
  • Disruptive Quality of Mobile
  • Converging Ecosystems
  • Alternative Mobile Payments in Germany
  • 14:30 Afternoon Tea

    15:00 American Express in the Isis Wallet

    Steve Beecroft

    Steve Beecroft, Smart Technologies Consultant, Consulting Smart Ltd

  • Isis Wallet pilot
  • Reflection of a payment network’s collaboration with MNO’s
  • Update on take up and adoption
  • Challenges facing issuers implementing NFC 
  • 15:40 How will people pay in 2014?

    Kevin Harrington

    Kevin Harrington, Managing Director, Gx

    16:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Francesco  Burelli

    Francesco Burelli, Partner, Value Partners

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Francesco  Burelli

    Francesco Burelli, Partner, Value Partners

    9:10 The Digital Wallet and the Future of Mobile Payments

    Neil Lover

    Neil Lover, Head of Business Operations , O2

  • O2’s journey so far
  • O2 Ville - the next steps 
  • Direct 2 Bill - a micro payments future
  • How the MNOs and other stakeholders are working together
  • 9:50 EMVCo – Advancing Chip Standards For the Global Payments Industry

    Christian Delporte

    Christian Delporte, Member of the Board, EMVCo

  • Update on EMVCo Standards and summary of EMVCo’s current work to standardise contactless mobile payments
  • The standards body’s long-term vision
  • The role the EMV Associates Programme plays in EMVCo and how interested stakeholders can get involved in the work of the standards body
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 When Will Consumers Embrace Contactless Payment and Mobile Wallet?

  • Attitudes to contactless payment and the retail barrier
  • Is it being marketed effectively and how can we learn from other sectors?
  • Consumer appetite for Mobile Wallet – and the obstacles
  • Google, Apple and Oyster lead the way to the mobile wallet in 2013 and beyond
  • Engaging with consumers through smartphones in the here and now
  • Jamie Belnikoff

    Jamie Belnikoff, Associate Director, Icm Research Limited

    David Perry

    David Perry, Associate Director, Icm Research Limited

    11:30 Case study of the London 2012 Games and Use of Contactless Cards

    Mary Carol Harris

    Mary Carol Harris, Vice President, Head of Mobile Strategic Alliances, Visa Europe

  • The success of the “contactless games”-extremely positive response to new technology
  • Future plans for  mobile payments
  • Collaboration with Samsung Galaxy Mobile S III
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:10 Beyond the High Street; an Alternative View of Cashless Transactions

    Adam Smith

    Adam Smith, CEO, sQuidcard Limited

  • The online smart account
  • Social inclusion; available to all, for online and offline payments
  • Education, transit and other non-high street payments
  • Building smarter consumer relationships
  • 13:50 ID and Access Control with Contactless

  • How ID and Access control works with contactless cards
  • Case studies from stadia and universities around the world
  • What is the business model
  • David Parker

    David Parker, Director, Polymathconsulting

    Duncan Martin

    Duncan Martin, Managing Director, Smartec Consulting

    14:30 Driving Online and In-store Payment Convergence: MasterCard’s Approach

  • Review the progress and success factors that led to contactless take-up in several markets in Europe and around the world
  • Reflection on some of the challenges
  • Bringing it all together with the digital wallet
  • Chris Kangas

    Chris Kangas, Head of PayPass, MasterCard Europe

    Stephen Wood

    Stephen Wood, Head of Mobile Proximity Payments, MasterCard Europe

    15:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    Francesco  Burelli

    Francesco Burelli, Partner, Value Partners


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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.




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    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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