SIA EXPO 2013 to Focus on Digital Money and Technical Innovation as Recovery Factors

Italy’s SIA Group said that integration, efficiency and innovation in European payments and financial systems will be at the heart of ‘SIA EXPO 2013’, the event organised by SIA for Tuesday 15 October at the Marriott Hotel in Milan.

The eighth edition of the international finance and payments summit will include debates focusing on mobile payments, the single euro payments area (SEPA), e-commerce, trading and post-trading, digital PA and payment institutions

The event will also see the presentation of the SIA study with the results from the first trials with near field communications (NFC) payments via mobile phone conducted in Italy over the past 12 months.

A morning plenary session will bring together representatives from the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of Italy to discuss digital money and the transformation of the European financial marketplace.

A later round table session with managers from primary Italian companies and the public sector, entitled
‘From cash to smartphone – the digital Euro that everyone likes’
, will present results from research on mobile payments which SIA conducted over the past year with banks and telecom operators.

A total of 12 afternoon sessions are centered around five thematic pathways: the mobile roadmap (mpayments, remote and proximity payments, e-commerce, m-commerce, e-wallet), the trading and post-trading evolution (TARGET2-Securities, high-frequency trading, new surveillance and investor care), European payments (SEPA, SEDA, European e-commerce), Digital Public Administration (new citizen-friendly services, multi-channel services, e-Invoicing) and payment institutions.

Speakers confirmed for SIA EXPO 2013 include Francesco Caio (Commissioner for the Italian Digital Agenda, chief executive (CEO) of Avio Aero), Paolo Cittadini (CEO, Monte Titoli), Marco Di Capua (Deputy commissioner, Italian Revenue Agency), Ennio Doris (chairman, Banca Mediolanum, CEO, Mediolanum), Fabio Gallia (CEO, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro), Marco Patuano (CEO, Telecom Italia), Marco Pedroni (president, COOP Italia), Ciro Pietroluongo (managing director, MTS), Daniela Russo (director general payments and market infrastructure, ECB), Emerico Antonio Zautzik (managing director central banking, markets and payment systems area, Bank of Italy).


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