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The Secure Trading Money Remittance Forum: Innovation in Money Transfer

Secure Trading brings together the world's experts from the money remittance sector for a unique and open discussion on innovation in this space.
Touching upon key topics such as:

  • Why is the banking sector killing the remittance industry?
  • Has Innovation made the sector stronger?
  • E-Money Licences are becoming more and more prevalent. Does this create a dynamic and unified way to operate?

*Due to the high level of interest received, there are very limited spaces available therefore we can no longer guarantee your place at the event. Please fill out the registration form and we will be in contact with you directly.

Blue Fin Building - 110 Southwark St, London SE1 0SU

27th APRIL 2016


18.15 – 18.45
Welcome drinks
18.45 – 19.00
19.00 – 19.30
Panel Discussion
19.30 – 19.45
"The Potential of Blockchain" - Discussion and Demo
19.45 – 20.15
Panel Discussion
20.15 – 20.30
20.30 – 21.30
Networking - Drinks and Canapés*

*Hot canapés and complimentary drinks are served during the 20:15-21:30 session

The Panel

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Dora Ziambra

Azimo Head of Business Development

Dora's career has spanned multiple continents - from starting as a derivatives trader in Chicago, building her own options trading business in Germany, working in international banking in London and Frankfurt, and joining a start-up advisory in Africa.

Dora has worked for the ECB, Deutsche Börse and Paypal among others, and holds a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and an MBA from INSEAD. In her role at Azimo, Dora is not only disrupting traditional remittances players, but also contributing to the overall growth of the UK Fintech sector. Outside of the payments industry, Dora is passionate about women in tech.

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Aamer Abedi

Chief Marketing Officer, RemitONE

Aamer is a seasoned sales and marketing professional with over 15 years of experience in the FinTech space. He is a Senior Director and Board Member at RemitONE, the world's leading money transfer technology solutions provider empowering banks and MTOs across the globe. Aamer oversees RemitONE's international sales and marketing operations and manages global strategic partnerships. He also advises clients on addressing the challenges they face in our industry. Aamer has marketed Content Management, Interactive Voice Response, Product Information Management and Money Transfer technologies on 5 continents. Always on the customer's side, Aamer relentlessly adopts an unbiased approach and he doesn't shy away from sharing highly useful information for free! Speak to him at the event.

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Leon Isaacs

Developing Markets Associates Co-founder and CEO

Leon is recognised as a global authority in the remittances and money transfer industry as well as a seasoned expert and business leader. As one of the co-founders of DMA he has helped lead the company since 2007.

Leon was also Managing Director of the International Association of Money Transfer Networks, an international trade association between 2008 and 2013 where he interacted with numerous regulators and stakeholders to represent the industry. He was also a steering group member of the UK Government's Remittances Task Force, from its inception in 2005 until its completion in 2010. Prior to establishing DMA he was intrinsically involved with two successful start-up money transfer businesses: MoneyGram International and Coinstar Money Transfer (formerly Travelex Money Transfer).

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Marcel Roelants

BitPay EMEA General Manager

Marcel heads up the EMEA region for BitPay and is a member of their global executive team. BitPay was founded in 2011 with the intention of making it easy for businesses to accept bitcoin payments. It is currently is the largest bitcoin payment processor in the world with more than 60,000 merchants on six continents. Previously, Marcel managed over 200 people at GE Capital, was the General Manager for MasterCard in the Netherlands and, most recently has been working for SEQR – Europe's most widely used mobile wallet.

Marcel gained a broad experience in the payments industry from cards, mobile wallets to bitcoin. Amongst other achievements, Marcel was responsible for growing MasterCard's market share from 5% to 85% as well as introducing the SEQR mobile wallet in the Benelux.

The Moderator

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Dominic Thorncroft

Association of UK Payments Institutions (AUKPI) Executive Chairman

Dominic Thorncroft is the Executive Chairman of the Association of UK Payments Institutions (AUKPI), a not-for-profit organisation originally founded in 2005 as the UK Money Transmitters Association. There are 90 payment institutions in membership of the association, including FCA authorised payment institutions, technology providers, professional services firms and others with an interest in the independent payments sector.

Dominic is currently (since 2009) the director of VS1 Payment Services, an authorised payment institution offering services to Asia. He is a certified member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, was group compliance officer of Chequepoint until 2006, and has held various public offices including as a London councillor for sixteen years and, currently, as a member of Cross Border Remittances Working Group (a multi- agency working party set up by the government in 2014 to monitor, and make suggestions to address, the barriers to the free flow of remittances).