National ePayments Conference 2016

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Our 2nd e-Payments Conference will focus on driving Ireland as the EU Gateway for Payment firms.

CityNorth Hotel is on M1 Corridor and is exactly 15 minutes from Dubin airport.

– Find out how payments are changing and how that brings opportunity to your business

– Listen to & meet leaders from PayPal, IBM, Vesta, IDA, Bank of Ireland & more

– Learn more about how M1/ Drogheda could be the payments centre of Europe

– Understand the opportunities & threats caused by Brexit


“Ireland’s Payments industry post-Brexit – Real Opportunities, Real Challenges?”

8:30am: Registration / Coffee

Introduction by Thomas McEvoy, Louth LEO

9:30am: Welcome Address: Eoghan Murphy, Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement.

Chair: Thomas McEvoy (Louth LEO)

9:45:  “The Future of Money” – Louise Phelan, Paypal

Chair: Thomas McEvoy (Louth LEO)


Louise Phelan is Vice President of Global Operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa, PayPal. She leads 2,600 colleagues in Dublin, Dundalk and Berlin.




10:15:  “Building a National Payments Cluster”


Chair: Irene McCausland (DkIT)

Michael Wasserfuhr, Vesta CFO, and Board member at ATPC

The American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) represents the more than 70 Georgia-based companies that develop the products and provide resources supporting the financial service industry’s technology needs. More than 60 percent of the companies in this U.S. industry call Georgia home and 70 percent of all U.S. payments processed annually run through Georgia. The global payment processing (merchant acquiring) industry currently generates $50 billion annually, and the industry employs 40,000 people in Georgia.

Michael Wasserfuhr brings over 15 years of international C-Level financial experience to his role as Vesta’s senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Q&A – Chair: Padraic White (Inaugural Chairman Louth Economic Forum and former Managing Director IDA-Ireland)

11.00: Coffee / Networking


11:15 : Fintech/ePayments sector in Ireland: Challenges to be overcome- Panel discussion

Chair – Richard Hanlon, Vesta Payments

Drew O’ Sullivan (European Angel Fund), Keith Fingleton (IDA), Noel Moran (FPAI / PrePaid Financial Services), Garrett Cassidy (Abarta Consulting)


11:45 Keynote Presentation- Chris Skinner


How FinTech is transforming payments”

Chair – Richard Hanlon, Vesta Payments

Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand, a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. His latest book, Digital Bank, provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the battle for digital banking and strategies for companies to compete.

He is also Chief Executive of Balatro Ltd, a research company, and a co-founder of the website Shaping Tomorrow, as well as a regular commentator on BBC News, Sky News and Bloomberg about banking issues.

“I can honestly say this is one of the best books that I’ve read on the subject matter around what constitutes banking in the present, past and future.”– David Brear, Digital Banking Director, Gartner Group



12:30: Update on M1 Payments Corridor (Thomas McEvoy, Louth LEO)

Chair: Richard Hanlon and Alan Costello


12:45 pm: Light Lunch / Networking



13:40: Blockchain – Can Ireland take a leading position in Europe?

Chair – Keith Fingleton (IDA)

Stephen Moran (Bank of Ireland), Brendan Murray (IBM), John Mahon (Edgeverve)



14:20 Brexit: What does it mean for Ireland’s payments sector? – Panel discussion

Chair – Graham O’Rourke (Aphix Software)

Shane Brett (Gecko Governance), Ron Immink (British Irish Gateway),  Peter Oakes (Fintech Ireland)1ac3e8d



15:00: Conference Close – Graham O’Rourke



Early Bird Tickets available now:
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