IRELAND - THE FINTECH NATION

SHOWCASING THE IRISH FINTECH AND PAYMENTS INDUSTRY

THURSDAY APRIL 14TH 2016 – THE MARKER HOTEL, DUBLIN

The Fintech & Payments Association of Ireland (FPAI) is delighted to host its first conference – The Fintech Nation on Thursday 14th April 2016 in the Marker Hotel in Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock. The biggest fintech event ever held in Ireland. Come meet everyone involved in the sector – banks, payment processors, payment and e-money institutions, start-ups, public sector, government departments, IDA, Enterprise Ireland, regulator, academics, legal advisors, professional services, and software providers - all based in or from Ireland.

  • - Hear from leading Irish fintech and VC companies if the threat of disruption from new entrants is real and how the incumbents will respond.
  • - Paul Kerley shares his story in building one of the most successful new Irish fintech companies during one of the most difficult times.
  • - The FPAI Working Groups will provide updates on the PDS2, Payments, and Regulation work streams and how they align with the IFS2020 Strategy.

The day-long conference will start with Coffee and Networking, followed by a series of panel discussions and presentations from expert speakers across the spectrum of Irish FinTech, and close with Networking drinks. Throughout the day there will be Accelerator Pitches from some of Ireland’s fast-track start-ups’.

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Supported by Ireland's Leading Fintech Businesses

AIBMS
PayPal
Fexco
BriteBill
Bank of Ireland
Transfermate
Elavon
First Derivatives
Alpha
Currency Fair
Grid Finance
KPMG
Payzone
Fire
Linked Finance
Maples and Caulder
BankHawk
PwC
Senddr
Realex
Rubicoin
Accenture
Safecharge
Sysnet
Version1
IT Solutions
Permanent TSB
Enterprise Ireland

Featuring the Leaders of Irish Fintech


Colm Lyon
Fire

Paul Kerley
Fenergo

Louise Phelan
PayPal

Julie Sinnamon
Enterprise Ireland

Emmet Savage
Rubicoin

Andrew McFarlane
Accenture

Cecilia Ronan
Citi

Derek Butler
GRID Finance

Garvan Callan
Bank of Ireland

Gary Conroy
Realex Payments

Niall O'Grady
PTSB

Owen O'Byrne
Fire Financial

Morgan Lynch
Senddr

Paul Hayes
Beachut

Anna Scally
KPMG

Richard Walsh
FPAI

Peter O'Mahony
Linked Finance

Ruth McCarthy
Fexco

Brian McCabe
State Street

Colm Kincaid
Central Bank

Nikki Evans
Perfectcard

Fintan Byrne
Currencyfair

Robbie Doherty
AIB MS

Jonathan Forde
Visa Europe

Alastair Blair
Accenture

Gavin Bourke
WildTribe

Brett Meyers
Currencyfair

Colm Rafferty
Maples & Calder

Robin Marshall
Ulster Bank

Johnny O'Dwyer
AIB

Tommy Kearns
Xtremepush

Emma Cunningham
Dept. of Finance

Denis Curran
IDA Ireland

Agenda

Start Topic  
Maples
8:00 Networking Breakfast
Kindly Sponsored by Maples and Calder

8:50

Chairman’s Introduction

An introduction to the day – setting the scene – Colm Lyon Chairman of the Fintech and Payments Association.

9:00

Banking – as it is and will be

With all the major banks on the same panel we will hear the latest thoughts and comments on the evolving economic and competitive landscape. Hear Ireland's Banks discuss the new realities of changing regulation, opening up access and the new opportunities and competition that may arise.
  • Johnny O'Dwyer, AIB
  • Garvin Callan, BoI
  • Niall O'Grady, PTSB
  • Robin Marshall, Ulster Bank
  • Moderator: Colm Rafferty, Maples & Calder

9:45

The Alternatives

Every day, new fintech and payments players are emerging on to the landscape – fintech, regtech, paytech, FX, lending platforms, risk, and insurance – it’s across the full financial services sector. Where do these businesses see opportunity and how are they progressing.
  • Owen O Byrne, fire
  • Brett Meyers, CurrencyFair
  • Derek Butler, GRID Finance
  • Emmet Savage, Rubicoin
  • Moderator: Morgan Lynch, Senddr
10:30 Break

11:00

FinTech – It's all a load of bubble

FinTech is attracting vast amounts of investment and column inches. But does FinTech represent a substantive evolution of business models which can ultimately disrupt existing institutions and platforms, or is it overhyped and ultimately incumbents will adapt and survive. A lively discussion panel of industry leaders.
  • Anna Scally, KPMG
  • Gavin Bourke, WildTribe
  • Cecilia Ronan, Citi
  • Alastair Blair, Accenture
  • Moderator: Paul Hayes, Beachhut

11:45

Road to success

Paul Kerley is one of Irelands leading fintech entrepreneur and investor. From Norkom to Fenergo, Paul will tell his story about building some of the most successful new Irish fintech companies.

KPMG
12:30 Lunch
Kindly Sponsored by KPMG

1:45

Payments – all change!

Shrinking Interchange; PSD2 on the horizon; 4-Party model under pressure; The Payments ecosystem is undergoing tremendous change. A panel of some of the main payment players discuss the shrinking traditional business model how the ecosystem can respond
  • Tommy Kearns, XtremePush
  • Gary Conroy, Realex
  • Robbie Doherty, AIBMS
  • Jonathan Forde, Visa
  • Moderator: Richard Walsh, FPAI

2:30

FPAI Working Groups Update

The FPAI Working Groups will provide updates on the PDS2, Payments, and Regulation work streams and how they align with the IFS2020 Strategy.
  • Brian McCabe, State Street
  • Ruth McCarthy, FEXCO
  • Fintan Byrne, Currency Fair
  • Nikki Evans, Perfect Card
  • Moderator: Colm Lyon, Fire Financial Services
3:15 Break

3:45

Building Irelands fintech capability

What is IFS2020 and how does it relate to fintech and payments businesses. How does the public sector engage with industry and how can we all work together to build the best ecosystems for starting, scaling and locating fintech businesses in Ireland.
  • Emma Cunningham, Department of Finance
  • Colm Kincaid, Central Bank Ireland
  • Julie Sinnamon, Enterprise Ireland
  • Denis Curran, IDA
  • Moderator: Anna Scally, KPMG

4:30

Key note address on the future of money.

Louise Phelan from PayPal – hear their views on the future of money – one of Ireland’s largest fintech employers and one of the world’s global players.

5:15

Ireland -The FinTech Nation

Closing remarks from the FPAI Chairman.

Fire
5:30 Drinks & Networking
Kindly Sponsored by Fire Financial Services

 

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