The Euro Banking Association and Finextra are preparing for a bumper turn-out at this year's EBAday 2009 payments conference and exhibition in Vienna, as delegate numbers for the two-day event reach a record high.
Firmly bucking the downward trend in the depressed international conference circuit, EBAday is expected to welcome more than 600 visitors from all corners of the European Union when it opens its doors for business on Tuesday 30 June.
The Hofburg Palace, the imperial heart of historic Vienna, will play host to this important meeting of senior payments professionals representing the cream of Europe's banking, corporate and market infrastructure providers.
Building on the success of last year's conference in Helsinki, EBAday 2009 will look at new challenges for the transaction business and the evolution of the Single Euro Payments Area. As the eurozone expands, the programme will also look at the future of payments in an increasingly integrated Europe, with cross-border opportunities bringing markets together.
An influential panel of senior executives, practitioners and key stakeholders from across the payments industry will lead the discussions on the conference floor via a dynamic series of parallel streams, interactive workshops and open panel sessions.
The top-level seminar programme at EBAday is complemented by a bustling - and sold out - exhibition floor, showcasing the complete spectrum of payment processing services from leading banks, ACHs, technology vendors and consultancies.
To register for the event and get the latest updates on the speaker programme and agenda, go to www.ebaday.com