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Moderator: Ghela Boskovich

Attire for the Welcome Reception will be casual.

Attire for the Conference and Gala Diner will be business casual.

08.30 – 20.00

Conference Registration

17.00 – 19.00

PowerCARD Users Club Board Meeting

20.30 – 22.30

Welcome Reception


08.00 – 09.00

Conference Registration

09.00 – 09.30

Conference Openings

  • Mohamed Horani, Chairman & CEO, HPS (Morocco)
  • Angelo Letimier, President, PowerCARD Users Club (Mauritius)
09.30 – 10.15

Future of PowerCARD

During this session, you will have the opportunity to hear about the latest PowerCARD product enhancements, key changes since the last Users Meeting, and understand how PowerCARD will evolve to enable financial institutions to continue adapting to the ever changing payments landscape.

  • Sébastien Slim, Head of Marketing and Innovation – HPS (France)
10.15 – 11.15

New trends in the payment arena: Retailers building central payment platform driving adoption of new standards

Over the last decade, the payment landscape has changed dramatically, with new payment trends being born left, right and centre. During this session, experts will share their insights on how to adapt to this new landscape, including how financial institutions and retailers can build central payment platforms.

  • Callum Gibson, Financial Services Practice – HPE (United Kingdom)
  • Arnaud Crouzet, Secretary General – Nexo (Belgium)
  • Laurent D’Amécourt, Consultant – ADN’co (France)
11.15 – 11:45

Coffee Break and Networking at HPS Exhibition Area

11.45 – 12.30

Instant Payments: The industry next frontier?

Instant payments are seen as the next frontier for the industry, but how do we get there? This session will focus on how financial institutions can reinvent the customer experience with instant/real-time payments, and create the platforms to meet this.

  • Archie Hesse, Chief Executive Officer – GhIPPS (Ghana)
  • David Bannister, Principal Analyst – Ovum (United Kingdom)
12.30 – 14.00

Networking lunch


14.00 – 15:15

Payment Factory: Achieving payment efficiencies in the new world

In the new globalised and interconnected world, financial institutions are having to process global payments quickly and effciently in near real-time. In this session, experts will discuss how financial institutions can meet this demand and create a centralised hub to process and facilitate customer payments across the world.

  • Ibrahim Traoré, Managing Director – Banque Atlantique (Ivory Coast)
  • Vincent Gourmelen, Managing Director – La Calédonienne de Services Bancaires (New Caledonia)
  • Faiz Alaoui, Managing Director – Attijari Payment Processing (Morocco)
15.15 – 16.15

Payment Fraud & Security: How technology can help the industry to stay ahead of the fraudsters

On a daily basis, financial institutions, and individuals, are being targeted by fraudsters from across the world, which has led to the industry coming under signifcant pressure. In this session, experts will explore how technology, including biometrics and collaboration with FinTechs, can help the industry to prevent the next big fraud scandal.

  • Anas Drihany, Managing Director – Payment Center For Africa (Morocco)
  • Philippe Vinci, Managing Director – Vinci Advisors (France)
16.15 – 16.45

Coffee Break and Networking at HPS Exhibition Area

16.45 – 18.00

Staying ahead of the digital revolution: Business strategies for now and the future

The digital revolution has taken the world by storm, but adapting to this new world has become a business critical issue for all payments providers. To adapt to this new landscape, payments providers need to bridge the offine online payments divide, and embrace the future of mobile commerce and payments. During this session, a panel of experts will explain how payments providers can create, test and develop their digital strategies to adapt to the new world.

  • John Arp, CIO/CTO – Payment Spring (United States)
  • Guillaume Schott, Vice President – CGI (Luxembourg)
  • Laurent Bouhier, Expert in Qualifcation and Agile testing – Acpqualife (Switzerland)
  • Philippe Cabos, Business Development Director – Gemalto (France)
19.30 – 23.30

Gala Dinner


09.30 – 10.00

Hackathon Awards

10.00 – 11.30

Future of Payments: Mapping the payments eco-system in 2017: evaluating the opportunities

  • Keynote Speaker: John Chaplin, Chairman – Helios Investment Partners (United Kingdom)

Bridging the gap between traditional and digital payments, creating digital wallets, and opening payments up with APIs, will be crucial to creating the future payments ecosystem. In the final session of the conference, experts will discuss how financial institutions can create a FinTech mind-set and design and implement new payment standards that will help to shape the payments eco-system of 2017 and beyond.

  • Nasser Kettani, Director of the Technology Offce for the Middle East and Africa – Microsoft (Morocco)
  • Mehdi Alaoui, Managing Director – ScreenDy (Morocco)
  • Dominique Brule, VP Mobile Payment Services – Gemalto (France)
11.30 – 12.00

Coffee Break and Networking at HPS Exhibition Area

12.00 – 12.30

PowerCARD Next Releases

  • Philippe Vigand, Deputy Managing Director – HPS (France)
13.00 – 14.30

Networking Lunch

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