EPC Blog: In January 2016, the EPC is Hosting a Workshop on Person-to-...

EPC Blog: In January 2016, the EPC is Hosting a Workshop on Person-to-Person Mobile Payments. A Great Opportunity for Stakeholders to Contribute to Pan-European Interoperability

19 October 15

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Update of 12-11-2015: the Person-to-Person mobile payments workshop was initially planned on 10 December 2015. Due to conflicting agendas, the decided to reschedule the workshop to 21 January 2016. The Blog has been updated with the new date.

The European Payments Council () is hosting, on 21 January 2016, a stakeholders workshop focused on Person-to-Person () mobile payments. In this blog post, Javier Santamaría, Chair of the , recalls the definition of this growing payment type, outlines the purpose of the workshop, and reminds stakeholders wishing to participate of how to register.

A workshop aimed at building consensus on the bedrock for an interoperable mobile payments landscape across Europe

This workshop aims to facilitate the cooperation of existing and future mobile payment solutions, in order to ensure their interoperability on a pan-European level. It follows the Euro Retail Payments Board’s recommendations on mobile payments

It will cover various topics, amongst which the development of rules and standards enabling pan-European mobile payment services, and the governance structure responsible for the management of these rules. The creation of a harmonised method allowing mobile payment data to be exchanged among solutions will also be one of the issues discussed.

Stakeholders can register their interest by 7 December

All payment stakeholders are invited to participate in this free of charge workshop, which will take place in Brussels. Interested parties can register their interest by sending an email to p2pmobile@epc-cep.eu by 7 December 2015, including a brief description of their relevant interest. The will get back to all interested parties that have claimed a relevant interest with the venue details and agenda of the workshop.

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