Q2 2020, 14.00 - 18.10, registration and welcome coffee from 13.30
Arts 56, Avenue des Arts 56, 1000 Brussels
14.00 - 16.00 Panel 1 - The review of the Interchange Fee Regulation – scope and key issues
- What are or should be the key issues and scope of the ongoing review?
- How can we ensure that IFR fosters competition?
- What effect has IFR had on fees and costs? Are there any issues that the IFR review should look into in this regard?
- Merchant pass-through – has lower fees been passed on to consumers? Are there any issues that the IFR review should look into in this regard?
- How can the objective of increased card acceptance be achieved?
- Has the Regulation resulted in any unintended consequences?
- How can we ensure that the regulation do not hamper but rather fosters innovation?
René Plank Deputy Head of Unit D1 - Payments Systems, DG COMP, European Commission
Mikael Conny Svensson Vice President, Public Policy, Europe, Mastercard
American Express name of speaker tbc
16.20 - 18.10 Panel 2 - IFR and the role of commercial cards and niche players
- How does the EU payments market look like now compared to when the first interchange fee regulation was proposed? What has changed? Has PSD2 had an impact?
- Which role can commercial cards and niche players play in the payment landscape?
- What has been the market effects of the exclusion of commercial cards from Chapter II of the Regulation?
- What are the trends in the issuance, acceptance and use of commercial cards?
- To what extent is surcharging allowed and carried out in the member states?
- Are there other issues when it comes to customer choice that should be looked at in the context of the review?
Dominique Forest Case Handler, Unit D1 - Payments Systems, DG COMP, European Commission
Duncan Kennett Head of B2B Solutions, Visa
Wilko Bolt Senior Economist, Dutch Central Bank
Andreas Hagenbring Managing Director, AirPlus
Jean Allix Special Advisor, BEUC