Australia: Collaborating On The Next Era Of Payments

Australia: Collaborating On The Next Era Of Payments

by October 20, 2017

Transactives, the leading conference organizer of EuropeanPaymentSummit (EMEA) and GlobalPaymentSummit (APAC) , has teamed up with Australian Payments Network (AusPayNet), the self-regulatory body for Australia’s payments industry and home for cross industry innovation, to bring the inaugural Australian Payment Summit to Sydney, Australia on 13 December 2017 .

The Australian Payment Summit will be an annual event co-hosted by Transactives and AusPayNet. Working in close cooperation, the two organisations have secured a program of more than 20 high-calibre industry speakers for the inaugural one-day event themed “Towards a New World of Payments”. Dr Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, will be delivering the opening keynote address.

Harry Smorenberg (Founder & CEO Transactives):

Harry Smorenberg

“The Australian Payment Summit will focus on innovation and share insights and ideas from experts involved in shaping the new world of payments. Emerging topics and trends we are seeing overseas are also impacting Australia, and developments around real-time payments, digital identity, Open Banking, will be core components of our program.”



Dr Leila Fourie (CEO AusPayNet):

Dr Leila Fourie

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Transactives to bring a world-class summit to Australia. The global payments landscape is rapidly evolving with new technologies shaping a digital-first mindset – and here in Australia, the NPP will provide a stimulus for yet more innovation. Our summit will bring together a diverse range of participants to interpret the implications, and provide an opportunity to network with national and international decision-makers and disrupters. We invite everyone with a significant interest in payments to join us.”

The industry is anticipating a new era of fast, data-rich payments with NPP. Beyond NPP, the Australian government is holding an inquiry into competition and innovation in financial services and Treasury is exploring appropriate implementation and regulatory models for an Open Banking regime in Australia.

The one-day summit will foster debate on key trends in the payment/transaction space sharing experiences from around the globe. Among others, Open Banking will be one of the key topics, with a panel session moderated by Michael Salmony, executive advisor to board of advisors at equensWorldline, providing insights into Europe’s experience with PSD2. More details about the program are available at

The Inaugural Summit will be held at the Hyatt Regency on 13 December in Sydney, Australia. Register at and get 10% off with code “FNSG20”