Wednesday 13th

08.00 – 20.00 Registration
20.00 – 23.30 Welcome Reception

Thursday 14th #MORNING

09.00 – 09.30 Conference Opening

As per its tradition, the Users Meeting will be initiated by Mr. Mohamed Horani, setting the tone for our gathering with a welcoming note and an overview of the most notable corporate updates from these past couple of years.

09.30 – 10.00 PowerCARD Users Club

The President of the PowerCARD User Club, will introduce this latter and the initiatives undertaken in its context, showcasing the structural efforts made and clarifying the objectives and overall vision of the entity.

An introduction of the platform adopted by the User Club in the spirit of maintaining and evolving client/partner relationships, with the underlying hope of creating a multi-channel communication outlet to foster a PowerCARD sense of community.

Garry Ceaplen – Head of cards,  ABK

Mohamed Abaddi – General Secreteary of the PowerCARD User Club, HPS

10.00 – 10.30 PowerCARD Today

An overview of what PowerCARD has become today, enumerating the different changes enacted at the wake of this gathering’s 2017 Edition, along with the different product enhancements and ensuing achievements during these last two years.

Abdeslam Alaoui Smaili – CEO, HPS

10.30 – 11.30 HPS Payment UX and networking
11.30 – 12.30 New trends in the payment arena

Understanding the crucial nature of our Industry’s volatility, experts and seasoned analysts will be decorticating the present payment trends, analyzing the trends and their effects on all actors of our ecosystem.

Liz Lumley – Director of Fintech and Content, VC Innovations & FinTECHTalents

Abdeslam Alaoui Smaili – CEO, HPS

Jeroen Holscher – Head of Global Payments Practice, CapGemini

12.30 – 14.00 Networking lunch

Thursday 14th #AFTERNOON

14.00 – 15.00 Preparing for a mobile-first payments landscape

Mobile Payment, driven by the new age of Digitalization, has seen exponential growth and has been met with matching regulation and infrastructure upgrades. This session hopes to bring about the understanding of the overall technology and implications-of-use as a first layer, and as a second layer the analysis of the attractiveness of Mobile Payment through the exploration of relevant case studies.

Archie Hesse – CEO, GHIPSS

Jemimma Kelly – Journalist, Financial Times

Maha Kohen – DG, Damane Cash  BMCE

15.00 – 16.00 Exploring current opportunities and challenges: regional focus

Taking HPS’ own structure as case study, this session aims to clarify the different opportunities and challenges that arise in our Industry under the influence of geo-economic factors. Through its presence in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Americas, and Africa, this will be HPS’ view and understanding of the opportunities and challenges tied to the global payments landscape.

Sebastien Slim – Regional Director Europe & Americas, HPS Solutions

Samir Younes – Regional Director Morocco & Africa, HPS Solutions

Nabil Ibenbrahim – Deputy Managing Director, HPS Solutions

16.00 – 17.00 HPS Payment UX and networking
17.00 – 18.00 Unifying your business with PowerCARD

In an industry that values efficiency like no other, delivering payment services becomes governed by the “more for less” specification. It is in those lines that this session reviews PowerCARD as a Single Technology Platform, assessing the perks and implications of the technology through notable case studies.

Nicolas Revol – Head of Payments IBFS, Société Générale

Callum Gibson – Global Head of Cards, Payments and Lending offers, DXC

Loubna sassoui – Responsable Projet Marketing, BPCE

Jeb Million – Chief Technology Officer, American Express Middle East

19.30 – 23.30 Gala Dinner

Friday 15th #MORNING

09.00 – 09.30 Opening
09.30 – 10.30 Embracing the Open Banking Era with APIs

With the industry finding itself being driven to open access, market players are now forced to consider the challenges Open Banking brings forth and to learn how to embrace the change to maximize opportunities. This session will delve into these challenges and discuss the most effective way to capitalize on this present era of Open Banking: APIs.

Pierre-Olivier Saint Joanis – Partner Operations Manager, HPS Solutions

Bootcamp Winners – Bassite & MPS

Khevin Seebah – CEO, ICPS

10.30 – 11.30 HPS Payment UX and networking
11.30 – 12.30 Being Digital Today

Digitalization, since its introduction to the Payments Industry, has completely reshaped and transformed the ecosystem whether in terms of players, channels, or means. A wave that has yet to break, digitalization ushers in a great age of opportunities and challenges that this session will be thoroughly exploring.

Mohamed Asri – Microfinance Director, HPS Processing

Jean-Philippe Joliveau – Senior Product Manager, SIA

Tumelo Ramugondo – Transactional Banking Executive, FNB

12.30 – 14.00 Networking lunch

Friday 15th #AFTERNOON

14.00 – 15.00 Security and regulation in a 24/7 world

At the wake of the tectonic shift that occurred in the industry, caused by the birth of new technologies and regulations, Security has become of even greater cruciality. This session will discuss the efforts of adapting Security to the transformations of Payments, and to the new regulations (GDPR, PSD2 …).

Anas Drihany – General Director, PCA

Colonel Major El Mostafa Rabii – Director, maCERT

Eric Caprioli – Founder, Caprioli

15.00 – 15.30 Guest-Star

Rachid Yazami – Research Diretor at CNRS & France Founder and President of KVI Group

15.30 – 16.30 PowerCARD Next Releases

As the ending tone of our journey, this session will uncover future projections relating to HPS and its Product Roadmap, giving a detailed preview of what will be the future of PowerCARD.

Philippe Vigand – Managing Director, HPS Solutions

Gael Migliorini – Solution Architect, HPS Solutions

16.30 – 18.00 HPS Payment UX and networking

Saturday 16 #MORNING

09.00 – 14.00 Private meeting with HPS team

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09.00 – 11.00 API Training Session

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