Future Payments Forum (FPF)

The Smartex Future Payments Forum will focus on the future of mass-consumer retail payments and how it will support merchants in a broad range of sectors including transport, retail, travel, e-commerce, education and government.  The forum will bring speakers from a wide variety of disciplines and organisations that will provide insight into the potential changes that will occur in these payment methods in a timeframe that supports planning and decision-making cycles.

All aspects of the subject will be considered including technology, regulation, consumer protection, economics and security.  The FPF will provide organisations that rely on these payment services, such as transport operators and retailers, an opportunity to set-out their requirements for future capability helping suppliers, regulators and card-schemes to align their product road-maps.

2023 will begin with a view of the current market with a scan of the retail payments horizon and trends in the industry.  As the year goes on it will consider the future needs of particular parts of the market and the ability of the supply-side to meets those needs and will culminate in a view of the future in the next 3-to-5-year time-frame.

Topics for the Inaugural meeting on 22nd February

  • Welcome and Education Slot – The Four Party Card scheme model (Adrian Cannon, FPF Chair)
  • Session 1 The current state of retail payment services at point of sale
    • What are the dominant payment methods at point of sale and what has changed in recent years?
    • How will these methods change in the next 3 to 5 years and what forces are acting to force them to change?
  • Session 2The current state of retail payment services for e-commerce and other digital channels
    • What are the dominant payment methods for digital channels and what has changed in recent years?
    • How will these methods change in the next 3 to 5 years and what forces are acting to force them to change?
  • Session 3The regulatory and legal environment
    • What laws and regulations govern the provision of retail payments and how do they affect users, suppliers and retailers?
    • What is the structure of regulation in the UK – who governs what and how?
  • Session 4What trade and industry bodies influence and control retail payment services
    • How does the government influence payment services?
    • What other bodies are there and how are they structured?

To register for this meeting, please go to the Online Booking Form

2023 Meeting Dates/Venues

  • 22nd February, London
  • 4th May, London
  • 19th September, London
  • 14th November, London
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