EVENT AGENDA


 

INTRODUCTION / THE U.S. MARKET


 
 

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Introduction and Market Update

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  • Key Topics: Rising Costs, The opportunity in Debit, Innovation, competition, access, and the need for collaboration.

  • Speakers:

    • Brendan Doyle, CMSPI, CEO

    • Callum Godwin, CMSPI, Chief Economist

 

 

11:30 am - 11:45 pm

Debit Acceptance: Information, Innovation, and Incentives

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  • Key Topics: An Intro to the 3 I’s of Debit Acceptance and how merchants can use them to optimize their arrangements

  • Speakers:

    • Elley Frost, CMSPI, President

    • Alistair Matthewson, CMSPI, VP of Technical Consultancy

 


Break: 11:45 - 12:00 pm



 

INFORMATION


 

12:00 pm - 12:20pm

Debit Acceptance - Information Requirements & Data Analysis

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  • Key Topics: The data requirements needed to drive accurate cost-saving initiatives.

  • Speaker:

    • C.J. Brown, CMSPI, Technical Consultant

 

 
 

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm

Debit Acceptance - Information Requirements & Data Analysis

  • Key Topics: The data requirements needed to drive accurate cost-saving initiatives

  • Speakers:

    • C.J. Brown, CMSPI, Technical Consultant

    • Tommy McDeermond, ACI, Manager, New Business Development

    • Pelwasha Faquiryan, Elavon, SVP, Strategic Markets

    • Maegan Cardillo, J.P. Morgan Merchant Services, Executive Director, Product Management

 
 


Lunch: 1:00 - 1:45 PM



 

INCENTIVES


 

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Debit Acceptance - Driving Value From Incentives

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  • Key Topics:Understanding the true net benefit of effective routing, and a guide to driving value from incentives

  • Speakers:

    • Elley Frost, CMSPI, President

 

 

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Debit Acceptance - Driving Value From Incentives

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  • Key Topics:Understanding the true net benefit of effective routing, and a guide to driving value from incentives

  • Speakers:

    • Elley Frost, CMSPI, President

    • Doug Jenkins, Pulse, Strategic Business Development Manager

    • David Munno, Fiserv, Vice President

    • Brian DuCharme, Vice President, Head of Product & Innovation | Star Network

 


Break: 2:45 - 3:00 PM



 

INNOVATION & BARRIERS TO COMPETITION


 

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Debit Acceptance - Barriers to Competition

  • Key Topics: How innovation is opening the door for merchants to streamline processes and optimize cost arrangements

  • Speakers:

    • Alistair Matthewson, CMSPI, VP of Technical Consultancy

    • Denis Bouchard, Wendy’s, Head of Payments

    • Laura Townsend, Merchant Advisory Group (MAG)

 

 

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Debit Acceptance - Innovation

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  • Key Topics: How innovation is opening the door for merchants to streamline processes and optimize cost arrangements

  • Speakers:

    • Alistair Matthewson, CMSPI, VP of Technical Consultancy

    • Mark Horwedel, CEO Emeritus, MAG

    • Steve Mott, Founder, BetterBuyDesign

 


Break: 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm



 

REGULATION, COLLABORATION, & SHARING INFORMATION

 
 

4:30pm - 5:00 pm

Regulatory Update & Q&A

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  • Speakers:

    • Mark Horwedel, Merchant Advisory Group

    • Dan Swanson, General Counsel to Dick Durbin, United States Senator

 

 

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Collaboration and the Importance of Knowledge Sharing

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  • Key Topics: Why, and how we can collaborate better, the need for international knowledge sharing

  • Speakers:

    • John Drechny, Merchant Advisory Group, CEO

    • Doug Kantor, NACs, General Counsel

    • Anna Ready, NACs, Director of Government Relations

    • Jeff Shinder, Managing Partner, Constantine Cannon

    • Callum Godwin, Chief Economist, CMSPI

 

 

5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Final Thoughts, & Key Takeaways

  • Key Topics: Optimizing Debit Acceptance, Collaboration, and Market Issues - Key Takeaways for the Day

  • Speaker:

    • Brendan Doyle, CMSPI, CEO

 


Networking: 6:30 pm onwards

(Canapes & Drinks finish at 8pm)