Network With an Array of Senior Industry Figures From De Nederlandsche Bank N V, CN Posta Romana SA, K & H Bank, Garanti Bank, Raiffeisen Bank SA, Nokia | CEE Cards

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SMi's 8th annual CEE Cards conference, taking place in Bucharest, Romania on 24th-25th April 2013, features case studies addressing key factors affecting development in the Central and Eastern European Cards market. The two-day programme will feature case studies provided from a plethora of banks on how they have adapted to recent regulatory changes and technology advances.

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The CEE Cards market has shown strong growth in recent times both in terms of cards issued and number of transactions. However, maintaining momentum in a turbulent global economy has presented new challenges for banks operating in this area, in addition to adapting to new policy changes and keeping up with technology innovation. Against this backdrop, SMi's 8th annual CEE Cards conference features senior industry figures from Banca Comerciala Romana, Romanian Post, Visa Europe, Garanti Bank Romania, Paymint AG, Nokia, K&H Bank, De Nederlandsche Bank, PBZ Card, National Bank of Romania, Komercní Banka, who will be sharing their insight on themes including:

  • How the CEE card markets are weathering the economic storm
  • Adaptation to changes in the regulatory landscape
  • Developments in the Corporate Card Market
  • Technology advances in the region's m-payment and m-commerce programmes
  • Panel discussions and our regional round-ups
  • Identifying the direction that emerging technologies are taking

Expert Speakers include:

  • Alex Petrescu, Executive Director, CN Posta Romana SA
  • Anca Sultanovici, Head of Cards Projects, Banca Comerciala Romana
  • Bianca Ionita, Head of Cards Product Management, Credit Europe Bank (Romania) SA
  • Catalin Cretu, Country Manager, Romania, Visa Europe
  • Eleni Skoura, Director, Garanti Bank Romania
  • Jarkko Sevanto, Senior Manager, Nokia Corporation
  • Koen Maegherman, Country Manager, KBC Consumer Finance, Hungary, K & H Bank
  • Mirjam Plooij, Policy Adviser, Cash and Payment Systems, De Nederlandsche Bank N V
  • Mislav Blazic, President of the Management Board, PBZ Card
  • Paul Stefan. Expert, Financial Stability Department, The National Bank of Romania
  • Radu Topliceanu, Executive Director, Raiffeisen Bank SA
  • Sirus Zafar, Manager of Cards Operations, Komercní Banka

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