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FAST MOVING PAYMENT REGULATIONS

Global sovereigns around the world are considering the impact and implications of all forms of digital currencies. Whether that is decentralised global solutions such as Bitcoin or at the other end of the spectrum, the CBDCs (Central Bank Digital Currencies), or perhaps stablecoins, there is a lot of movement happening in this space.

The discussion is now happening on many levels, but one thing is for sure - the regulators are starting to flex their muscles. In particular in APAC, where China is leading the way on trialing the rollout of CBDCs while also regulating the payment companies, and the crypto access.

Wherever you sit on the spectrum of interest on this topic, it is worth considering the impact of the changing regulations while also looking at the innovation that we are experiencing at the same time. To this end the #EPA Fuse series invited David Birch to come and talk in September and he spoke about 'Industrial Crypto'. This was followed by Doug Arner who spoke about the fast-changing pace of China regulations.

On October we will see the release of the EPA Asia white paper on Digital Identity in APAC. Ekata have provided some insight in the following screen print as to some of the steps that are checked in technology when we deal with clients with more advanced technology.


Digital Identity will also be the topic of interest for the next II-EPA Global Payments Forum on October 27. 

So, lots of moving parts in the world of payments. To find out more...keep on reading this newsletter


Future Events

Register to get yourself more involved in payments.

   6

  Oct

  


Unlocking Growth in Payments Markets

  20

 Oct

  

Global Payments Forum - Digital Identity

GPF

  27

 Oct

  

Cybersecurity - Hot Topic Briefing

HTB

   16

  Nov

    

Digital Identity Roundtable

Rountable

  17

  Nov

    

Meet Her She Knows Payments - Cyber Security 

Meet Her 

Quote of the Month with Jef Hu, Akamai Technologies

Hot Topic Briefing with Breakout Rooms 90 min: 

Hot Topic Briefings (HTB) are presented as a 30 min panel discussion, hosted by EPAA, that brings together international thought leadership around emerging issues. These webinars bring together market experts to debate on a topic led by an EPAA moderator.  

In this exciting format a 30 min breakout room discussion takes place after the panel. Each breakout room sees a facilitator leading the discussion on a question shared prior to the event.  

The event is closed with a wrap session in which the discussion from the breakout rooms is included. 

Before (10 min) and after (20 min) each session is the opportunity to virtually network on our virtual platform – Airmeet  

The virtual platform has a visual top-down view, 2-D map comprising interactive roundtables. The platform uses video, audio, and chat functions to allow guests within the space to interact naturally in real-time, from anywhere in the world. You will be able to hop from table to table and meet new payments professionals or say hello to the ones you already know. 

There will be an opportunity to have those all-important one-to-one conversations on dedicated floors of the virtual space. You will also be able to see who is there and send them a private message. 

 

Hot Topic Briefings are available for sponsorship. 

These sessions are open to the industry. 

Capacity: 100+ attendees 

   

Past Events

Press "Read More" to check our past event recordings, articles and related materials. 

  06

  May

Hot Topic Briefing 

   1

 Sept

Payments Meets Blockchain

Hot Topic Briefing 

   8

 Sept


IIF - EPA Global Payments Forum

Forum

  22

 Sept


FUSE - David Birch Cryptocurrency

FUSE

PROJECT REGULATIONS

SPONSORED BY CORLYTICS

Working Group Members are:

  • Dr Brad Pragnell (EPAA Ambassador)
  • Zennon Kapron (EPAA Ambassador)
  • Antony Morris (EPAA Ambassador)
  • John Byrne (Corlytics)
  • Mike O’Keefe (Corlytics)
  • Sean Peterson (AMEX)
  • Simone Joyce (FinTech Australia)
  • Steven Chan (PayPal)
  • Amrita Nair (PayPal)
  • Anurag Vasisth (ABP Australia)
  • Thomas Hind (DXC Technology)
  • Sarah Wood (AMEX)
  • Desmond Lim Ching Hau (Ebay)
  • Laura Hu (eBay)
  • Mailu Mizumoto (eBay)
  • Holly Dorber (PayPal)
  • Abraham Teo (AxiomSL)
  • Dom Braun (E6)
  • David Brown (Finastra)
  • John Ryan (Director General, EPAA)
To join the EPAA Project Regulations Working Group projects@emergingpaymentsasia.org


PROJECT CROSS-BORDER PAYMENTS

SPONSORED BY PAYPAL

  • The 4th IIF-EPA Global Payments Forum was held on 8 September.  A glance into the future: Central Bank Digital Currencies and Cross Border Payments. Will the development of CBDC infrastructure support the next wave of improvements in cross border payments or will it crowd out private innovation? This workshop with Morten Bech featured a short presentation on the work of the BIS Innovation Hub globally on CBDCs, followed by a round table discussion. Report Here 
  • The 5th IIF-EPA Global Payments Forum will be held on 27 October on the topic of "How Digital Identity is assisting the last mile of Crossborder payments".  
  • Transparency in Banking Payments Workshop is WIP. 
  • The APAC Fintech Payments Forum was held on 4 August. Nigel Lee moderated a robust opening session, followed by breakout rooms where a number of relevant topics were discussed. A short report is being developed.  

Working Group Members are: 
  • Fannette Hsin (EPAA Ambassador/Project Director)
  • Amrita V Nair (PayPal – Project Sponsor)
  • Dr. Brad Pragnell (EPAA Ambassador)
  • Melissa Keir (Marqeta)
  • Kenneth Leung (SWIFT)
  • Laura Hu (EBAY)
  • Mishal Ruparel (Banking Circle)
  • Thomas Hind (DXC Technology) 
  • Steven Chan (PayPal)
  • Tom Alaerts (Swift)    
  • Stephen Peters (FIS)
  • Katie Mitchell (Nium)
  • Todd Latham (CurrencyCloud)
  • Mailu Mizumoto(EBAY)
  • David Brown (Finastra)
  • Tara Tubman ( BPC)
  • John Ryan (Director General, EPAA)

To join the EPAA Project Cross Border Working Group projects@emergingpaymentsasia.org


PROJECT MEET HER - SHE KNOWS PAYMENT

The final event in the series will be on Cybersecurity where Michelle Chance, Global Head of Cyber Security for PayPal, will be presenting.  

Michelle Chance | LinkedIn 

For more information regarding EPAA Project Meet Her - She Knows Payments

To join the EPAA Project Meet Her - She Knows Payments  


PROJECT OPEN DATA 

SPONSORED BY PAYPAL

SUPPORTING SPONSORS: SPLIT PAYMENTS, TRUELAYER, DXC TECHNOLOGY, REFINITIV, SWIFT, EQUINIX

  • A number of bilateral and group discussions have been held in the recent months, and alongside with regional regulators, the Project Open Data will be created over the coming months. 
  • Meeting Planned for October with regional regulators 
  • WhatsApp group has been setup  

For more information regarding EPAA Project Open Banking 

To join the EPAA Project Open Banking  projects@emergingpaymentsasia.org 


PROJECT DIGITAL IDENTITY

SPONSORED BY CITI & FICO

  • A series of events are now planned for the launch of the DI White Paper in September. More details to follow.
Working Group Members are: 

  • Rajiv Madane (Project Director, Covr Security)
  • Victoria Richardson (Project Mentor, AusPayNet)
  • Richard Lomas (Citi)
  • CK Leo (FICO)
  • Ian Sorbello  (Transmit Security) 
  • Rob Allen(eftpos Payments Australia)
  • Desmond Lim Ching Hau (Ebay)
  • Mailu Mizumoto (EBay)
  • Sherman Lin (Ekata
  • Jocelyn Poh ( Ekata)
  • John Ryan (Director General, EPAA)

For more information regarding EPAA Project Digital Identity 

To join the EPAA Project Project Digital Identity  projects@emergingpaymentsasia.org  

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