Immediate payments are to account for a quarter of electronic payments globally by 2026 and are at the heart of the change in payments. The implementation of the National Payments System Strategy (NPSS) by the Central Bank of UAE (CBUAE) will result in greater efficiency of the entire payment ecosystem. The panelists will share insights on what this transformation will bring about in the UAE, and how financial institutions can capitalize by introducing new revenue models, curb institution expenses, drive customer satisfaction, and increase consumer loyalty through embedded payment experiences.


09:30 - 10:15 Registration & Networking
10:15 - 10:20 Welcome Address
Santhosh Rao, Sr Vice President MEASA, ACI Worldwide and ​​Thomas Reda, Sale Director, Middle East​​
10:20 - 10:30 Key take aways from global Instant Payments experience
Craig Ramsey, Head - Real Time Payments, ACI Worldwide​​
10:30 - 11:30 Round Table Discussion
  1. Instant Payments infrastructure that supports both consumer and corporate payment requests 24x7​.​
  2. Instant payment use cases and Opportunities
  3. Being ready for Instant Payments​
11:30 - 11:40 New Revenue streams with instant, digital payments
Leslie Choo​, SVP, Managing Director APAC, Greater China, Japan and Korea, ACI Worldwide​
11:40 - 12:40 Round Table Discussion
  1. The shift towards Instant Payment from cards schemes.
  2. The significant impact on technology architecture and infrastructure of commercial banks
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch

* Refreshments, coffee, and tea will be served at 11am