Europe's premier payments conference, EBAday, is taking on an increasingly global flavour as the quest for instant funds transfers brings representatives from the Federal Reserve, The Clearing House and Ripple to the podium.
Now in its tenth year, EBAday, put on by the Euro Banking Association and Finextra, is expected to attract a record turn out of almost 1000 delegates and some 45 exhibitors to Amsterdam on 12-13 May.
The Amsterdam RAI venue, which has previously hosted Sibos, will see 17 in-depth conference sessions with a focus on some of the most pressing issues facing the global payments industry, from the move to real-time payments to trends in global cash clearing, financial crime and security, payments disruption and virtual currencies.
Chris Larsen, CEO of Ripple, will open the show with a challenge to the audience to imagine a new world of frictionless funds transfers which bypass the antiquated plumbing and traditional payments rails laid down by the banking industry.
Reflecting the global nature of the issues under debate, Eileen Dignen, SVP, Chips product management and strategy at The Clearing House, and Richard Dzina, SVP and wholesale product manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will join a panel exploring areas of collaboration such as real time payments and common standards around the world.
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 to get the latest updates on the speaker programme and agenda, go to www.ebaday.com.