The digital future of payments Web seminar and conference series

To accompany Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Deutsche Bundesbank is hosting a series of web seminars and a web conference this autumn with a spotlight on the digital future of payments.

The three web seminars aim to focus on the challenges different market players face in payments by shedding light on incumbents and newcomers alike. Payments industry experts will discuss the specific challenges from a supply-side perspective, a demand-side perspective and the challenges posed by tokenising payments. At each web seminar, participants will have the opportunity to post questions via chat.

First web seminar "The hidden structure of payments in Europe"

Date: 30 September 2020, 10:30 - 12:00 CEST

The first web seminar “The hidden structure of payments in Europe” will be a forum for relevant stakeholders from the industry to discuss the supply-side perspective of the European payments market. On this occasion, PD (Partnerschaft Deutschland) and zeb.rolfes.schierenbeck.associates will present first results of a study recently commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Finance (“Bundesministerium der Finanzen”), which aims to provide insights into the status quo of today’s European payments market and to give an outlook on the future, including the effects of digitalisation. The study provides a model of the payments value chain and payments value streams as well as a taxonomy of different “archetypes” – actors with similar business models. Building on this, the study identifies who pays whom in the complex world of back-end payments processing and examines the extent to which earnings are made directly from payments processing or through the collection of valuable data.

Registration will be open until 25 September 2020.

Second web seminar "Payment habits in e-commerce"

October 2020 (date yet to be announced)

Further details will follow in due course.

Virtual conference "Future of Payments in Europe"

Date: 27 November 2020

Please save the date for the virtual conference “Future of Payments in Europe”, with a key note from Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann.

Further details will follow in due course.

Third web seminar "Payments in a tokenised world ​​​​​​"

December 2020 (date yet to be announced)

Further details will follow in due course.