Events hosted or attended by Edgar, Dunn & Company:

June 18, 2013

Exploring prepaid programmes across Travel, Retail, General Purpose and Mobile in turn, the Edgar, Dunn Seminar Day is an insightful guide into the breadth of prepaid payment projects throughout the industry verticals. Each workshop will provide you with an in-depth look into each sector and allow you to explore the opportunities and projects shaping each market. Led by industry specialists, it is a seminar day not to be missed!

Seminar Theatre Agenda

10:00-10.45 Travel & Airline Workshop

Pascal Burg, Director, Head of EDC Travel Practice, Edgar, Dunn & Company

11:15-12:00 Retail Workshop

Mark Beresford, Director, Head of EDC Retail Practice, Edgar, Dunn & Company

12:30-13:15 Mobile Workshop

Gregoire Toussaint, Manager, Mobile Payments Trends, Edgar, Dunn & Company

14:40-15:15 Web to wallet: Harnessing the diaspora dollar

Rob burrell, Managing Director, Mukuru

15:40-16:30 General Purpose Prepaid Workshop

Peter Sidenius, Director, Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Edgar, Dunn & Company; Non exec Director Prepaid International Forum

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February 19, 2013

Paris, France

Edgar, Dunn & Company (EDC) organised the 3rd EDC Payments and Cards Council in Paris. This council analysed the evolution and the revolution of the payments industry with the following presentations:

  • Overview of the revolution of the payments industry, Pascal Burg, Director at EDC
  • Square's viewpoint, Colleen Lindow, Director international partner development & management at Square
  •  Ingenico's perspectives, Pierre-Antoine Vacheron, Executive Vice-President Europe-SEPA

 This year’s event has brought together again senior executives of banks, merchants, card schemes and processors to discuss latest developments and future trends in retail payments. More than 70 payment professionals gathered to listen to insightful presentations delivered by EDC, Square and Ingenico.  Pascal Burg, Director France, provided the background to this council, analysing the revolution of the payments industry, the impact on payment products and the changing roles of stakeholders within the payment value chain.

Colleen Lindow, Director international partner development & management at Square, talked about the Square success story, with more than 3,000,000 merchants recruited in North America within a few years. Colleen Lindow also shared about Square's recent developments such as Square Register for merchants and Square Wallet for consumers. This provided international perspectives on how innovation can impact the market place and influence both consumer and merchant behaviour.

Pierre-Antoine Vacheron, Executive Vice-President Europe-SEPA at Ingenico, shared Ingenico's perspectives on the changing payments landscape and the factors impacting the payments industry. Pierre-Antoine Vacheron analysed first the disruptions and trends in the payments industry before presenting Ingenico's holistic approach on payments. Ingenico has leveraged its position at the crossroads between consumers, merchants and banks to generate value through payment services (with both hardware and software). Key Ingenico's initiatives were also presented, including m-payment acceptance with mobile card readers, e-payment with the recent acquisition of the PSP Ogone and a wallet combining loyalty, payment and couponing in a single application.

This 3rd EDC Payments and Cards Council in Paris was overall well received, and the cocktail after the presentation was a good opportunity to meet and network with a broad range of payment stakeholders.

8th EDC Payments and Cards Council

November 22nd, 2012

Frankfurt, Germany

 

“Future Business Models in Retail Payments”

 

On November 22nd, EDC held its 8th “EDC Payments and Cards Council in Frankfurt”, Germany. This year’s event has brought together again senior executives of banks, card schemes, processors, as well as lawyers and academics to discuss latest developments and future trends in retail payments.

Ulf Geismar, director of EDC and host of the event, gave insights on the German retail sector and emphasised the increasing importance of e-commerce which would not have been possible without innovative retail payments that not only accompany but support this development.

Representatives of companies providing such innovative payment solutions were the two keynote speaker, Siegfried Heimgärtner, CEO of Skrill, and David Yates, CEO of VocaLink. Siegfried talked about the change of usage of payment methods the relevance of digital wallets in the near future. He also outlined Skrill’s answer to changing payment behaviour in the online world and how their digital wallet can add value to customers and merchants alike.

Pascal Burg, director of EDC and responsible for EDC´s Paris office, gave a presentation about successful business models in retail payments. While the role of retail payments follows a range of different objectives, Pascal highlighted the strategic position this segment should takes in an organisation to succeed. He illustrated the relevance by providing case studies of distinct business models around retail payments.

The second keynote speaker, David Yates, spoke about VocaLink’s pivotal role for the UK economy and how innovative improvements in ACH technology and processes will change the market for retail payments. VocaLink’s central position amid the banking industry was of particular importance to compete with new market entrants. Building further payment services around bank accounts in a fast and convenient manner will soon test the company’s value proposition in the market.

The 8th Payment and Cards Council has been very well received by its members. The presentations have let to brisk discussions with the panellists and the entire audience around future business models in retail payments.

Click here to view the Council presentations:  8th EDC Cards & Payments Council - Frankfurt - Nov22-2012

 

Pascal Burg and David Whitelaw presented a webinar for the MRC titled "Travel Payment Trends and Opportunities".

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Lance Blockley recently spoke at the World Cards & Payments Conference in Shanghai (Sept. 2012).

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Lance Blockley recently spoke at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra, Australia (Sept. 2012).

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