EBA Summer/Winter Schools and other educational seminars

The EBA regularly organises educational seminars on payments-related topics. The main objective of this educational programme is to provide professionals with new insights into key business, technology and regulatory developments impacting the European payments industry.

The courses combine interactive group work with lectures and presentations delivered by academics and practitioners. The faculty at the EBA seminars includes senior experts from banks, universities, corporations, law firms, consultancies, or IT and infrastructure providers.

Each year, around 100 payment professionals attend the EBA’s educational programme, which is seen by many EBA Members as an integral part of the professional training and development they offer to their high-potential staff.

The EBA holds one Summer and/or one Winter School per year. Each is a two-day-long event with a pan-European scope and audience. EBA Summer and Winter Schools often include special visits to technology labs of leading payment solution providers.

The EBA also offers one-day seminars, which usually focus on a specific topic that is of particular interest to a regional community or to experts in special fields. The seminars generally include a practical simulation exercise of the relevant theme.

Alumni seminars are exclusively catered to delegates of previous EBA educational events and pick up on the developments of topics discussed during earlier events.

EBA Summer School 2017

The EBA Summer School "Payments: The Open Banking Era" takes place near Nice, France, from 4th to 6th July 2017. Please click here to take a look at the programme.

The EBA Summer School 2017 will take an in-depth strategic and tactical look at the emerging challenges and opportunities of Open Banking in Europe and the drive towards digital payments transformation. It will address the following questions:

  • What are the opportunities enabled by digital technologies?
  • What are the major regulatory changes affecting payments?
  • What are the expected 'Innovation Waves'?
  • What do Artificial Intelligence and Robotics add to traditional transaction banking?
  • How is Blockchain actually creating tangible benefits?
  • How can my organisation benefit from 'Open APIs'?
  • What do I need to know about sandbox innovation?

The seminar is hosted by Accenture, and will include a full day at the Accenture Technology Labs.

Price: EUR 2,750. The price includes all seminar activities, materials, meals and two nights of accommodation. If you would like to register for this educational event, or have any questions about this or future EBA events, please send us an e-mail and we will get back to you soonest.

EBA Winter School 2017

The EBA Winter School "Correspondent Banking: A New Payments Paradigm" takes place in La Hulpe, Belgium, from 28th to 30th November 2017. We will post the programme here shortly.

The EBA Winter School 2017 will address the following questions:

  • What are the trends and latest developments in the cross-border payments industry, with regard to customer demands, new entrants and regulations?
  • Which emerging technologies will help to deliver more value?
  • How do Fintechs influence the changing cross-border payments environment?
  • What is the impact of global payments initiatives, and how do they manage adoption, integration and migration?
  • What do corporate treasurers expect from banks?

The seminar is hosted by SWIFT, and includes one day of input at their Lab area on their premises in La Hulpe..

Price: EUR 2,450 for early bookings made before 1st August; afterwards EUR 2,750. The price includes all seminar activities, materials, meals and two nights of accommodation. If you would like to register for this educational event, or have any questions about this or future EBA events, please send us an e-mail and we will get back to you soonest.

Previous educational events and their faculty

03rd to 04th April 2017
Frankfurt, Germany

Faculty:

  • Maria Bavelaar, Director Treasury Europe, CooperStandard
  • Joost Bergen, Seminar Chair
  • Frédéric Bourlard, Executive Director, Advisory, Strategic Marketing & Education, Cash Management, BNP Paribas
  • Thomas Egner, Secretary General, Euro Banking Association
  • Oliver Gygax, Treasurer, Swarovski
  • Edwin Hartog, Managing Director, Head of Cash Management Corporates, Deutsche Bank
  • Ariane Hoksbergen, Project Manager Treasury, Eneco
  • Günther Peer, Vice President, Sales & Client Relations Treasury Services, Reval

16th to 18th November 2016
Belgium

Faculty:

  • Ashley Dowson, EBA Winter School Chair
  • Elie Lasker, Senior Market Manager, SWIFT
  • Hays Littlejohn, CEO, EBA CLEARING
  • Tanguy Rademakers, Innotribe Innovation Manager, SWIFT
  • Kasper Sylvest Olsen, Head of Financial Market Infrastructures, Danske Bank
  • Rigo Van den Broeck, Senior Vice-President – MC Processing Europe, Mastercard
  • Jef van Osta, Senior Advisor Corporate Treasury and Finance, Azzana

05th to 07th July 2016
France

Faculty:

  • Joost Bergen, Amsterdam Business School
  • Vincent Brennan, Head of Group Operations & Payments, Bank of Ireland Group
  • Ashley Dowson, Chairman, The SEPA Consultancy
  • Jeremy Light, Managing Director, Accenture Payment Services
  • Matt Loos, Executive Director and Senior Product Manager, J.P. Morgan Treasury Services
  • Peter Randall, CEO, SETL

02nd and 03rd November 2015
Germany

Faculty:

  • Joost Bergen, Associate of The SEPA Consultancy Ltd.
  • Dr Martin Diehl, Payment Systems Analyst, Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Christian Goerlach, Global Head of FI Balance Sheet & Liquidity, Deutsche Bank
  • Ludy Limburg, Business Development Manager, ING Bank Treasury
  • Hays Littlejohn, CEO, EBA CLEARING
  • John Yates, Product Manager Liquidity, Dovetail

07th to 09th July 2015
France

Faculty:

  • Mike Banyard, Head of Development, Faster Payments Scheme
  • Ashley Dowson, Chairman, The SEPA Consultancy
  • Stig Korsgaard, Engagement Director, Nets Denmark
  • Britta Kotthaus, Programme Management, Instant Payments, EBA CLEARING
  • Elie Lasker, Senior Market Manager, SWIFT
  • Jeremy Light, Managing Director, Accenture Payment Services
  • Hansjörg Nymphius, Advisor to the Board, Euro Banking Association
  • Javier Santamaría, Senior Vice President, Banco Santander
  • Luigi Zanghellini, Director, Accenture Strategy

17th to 19th February 2015
Switzerland

Faculty:

  • Beat Bannwart, Head of Product & Market Development Transaction Banking, UBS
  • Joost Bergen, Managing Director, Cash Dynamics
  • Jürgen Bott, Professor of Finance Management, Kaiserslautern University
  • Charles Bryant, Senior Adviser, EBA
  • Ashley Dowson, Chairman, The SEPA Consultancy Ltd.
  • Dennis Flad, Executive Director, UBS
  • Barry Kislingbury, Lead Solutions Consultant, ACI
  • Leeds Reyner, Supply Chain Consultant, Rexam
  • Paul Thomalla, Senior Vice President & General Manager EMEA, ACI

14th to 15th October 2014
Germany

Faculty:

  • Dr. Martin Diehl, Payment Systems Analyst, Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Ashley Dowson, Chairman, The SEPA Consultancy Ltd.
  • Bruce Hrovat, Partner Global Payments, CSC
  • Roger T. Storm, Director Marketing & Bank Relations EURO1, EBA CLEARING
  • Oliver Voss, Senior Product Manager, Deutsche Bank
  • Holger Westermann, Head of Unsecured Funding, Group Treasury, Commerzbank

01st to 03rd July 2014
France

Faculty:

  • Jürgen Bott, Professor of Finance Management, University of Applied Sciences in Kaiserslautern
  • Vincent Brennan, Head of Group Operations & Payments, Bank of Ireland Group
  • John Broxis, Managing Director, MyBank
  • Antoine Caner, Senior Manager, Accenture Technology Labs
  • Jean-Baptiste Delinselle, Manager, Accenture Technology Labs
  • Ashley Dowson, Chairman, The SEPA Consultancy Ltd.
  • Robert Hasson, Mobile Commerce Product Lead, Accenture Technology Labs
  • Jonathan Kidd, Head of Mobile, Bank of Ireland Group
  • Jeremy Light, Managing Director Europe, Africa and Latin America, Accenture Payment Services
  • Kristen Morrow-Greven, Senior Manager, Global Core Payments, PayPal

21st to 22nd October 2013
The Netherlands

Faculty:

  • Jeanette Capel, Head of Cash & Payments Systems, DNB
  • Ashley Dowson, Chairman, The SEPA Consultancy Ltd.
  • Jeremy Light, Executive, Accenture Payment Services
  • Ludy Limburg, Director, Payments Solutions, RBS
  • Hamdi Mohammed, Senior Manager, Accenture
  • Alan Taylor, Director EURO1/STEP1 Services, EBA CLEARING

02nd to 04th July 2013
Spain

Faculty:

  • Willem Bosse, Senior Treasury Analyst, IBM
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bott, Kaiserslautern University
  • Bruce Burdumy, Sales & Distribution Vice President, Smarter Analytics for Banking & Financial Markets, IBM Global Financial Services Sector
  • Charles Bryant, Senior Advisor, EBA
  • Ashley Dowson, Chairman, The SEPA Consultancy Ltd.
  • Matthias Graefe, Global Process Executive Supply Chain Transformation, IBM
  • Alexandra Larsen, Head of Treasury & Trade/Product Manager, Tieto
  • Javier Santamaría, Chairman, EPC, and Senior Vice President, Banco Santander
  • Michel Verholen, Corporate Treasurer, Greif
  • Philip Walsh, CEO, Simplex

09th to 11th October 2012
Italy

Faculty:

  • Paul Anning, Partner, Osborne Clarke and Head of Financial Institution Group
  • Ugo Bechis, Chairman, EPC Cards Working Group
  • Rita Camporeale, Head of Payment Systems and Services Department, Italian Banking Association
  • Mario De Lorenzo, Central Institutions Director, SIA
  • Ashley Dowson, Chairman, The SEPA Consultancy Ltd.
  • Björn Flismark, Senior Vice President, SEB and Deputy Chairman, EBA
  • Caroline Neyrinck, General Counsel, Euro Banking Association and EBA CLEARING
  • Professor Alessandro Perego, Chair of Logistics Management and eOperations, Politecnico di Milano

27th to 28th June 2012
France

Faculty:

  • Professor Dr Jürgen Bott, Kaiserslautern University
  • Olivier Brissaud, Board Member of EACT, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Services and Volkswagen Finance
  • Charles Bryant, Consultant & Senior Adviser to the EBA
  • Ashley Dowson, Chairman, The SEPA Consultancy
  • Javier Santamaría, Deputy General Manager, Banco Santander

23rd to 24th November 2011
Finland

Faculty:

  • Professor Niklas Arvidsson, Centre for Banking and Finance at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm
  • Ashley Dowson, Chairman, The SEPA Consultancy
  • Björn Flismark, Deputy Chairman, EBA
  • Paivi Heikkinen, Head of Division, Bank of Finland
  • Hanna Kuukkanen, Metso Financial Services Europe
  • Professor Esko Penttinen, Helsinki School of Economics
  • Erkki Poutiainen, Head of Payments Infrastructure, Nordea Bank Finland

03rd November 2011
Germany

Faculty:

  • Professor Dr Jürgen Bott, Kaiserslautern University
  • Ashley Dowson, Chairman, The SEPA Consultancy
  • Thomas Meyer, CEO, J.P. Morgan Frankfurt
  • Stefan Scheidgen, Head of Cash Management & Accounting, Deutsche Post
  • Martin Thomas, Managing Director Treasury Services, J.P. Morgan

05th to 08th July 2011
France

Faculty:

  • Professor Dr Jürgen Bott, Kaiserslautern University
  • Ashley Dowson, Chairman, The SEPA Consultancy
  • Hans Petter Dramstad, Director Consulting, Gartner Group
  • Russell Graham, Global Head of Implementation and Service, Deutsche Bank
  • Professor Jonathan Liebenau, London School of Economics and Political Science

01st to 02nd March 2011
Belgium

Faculty:

  • Professor Dr Jürgen Bott, Kaiserslautern University
  • Kevin Brown, Managing Director – Head of Global Product Management, Global Transaction Services, The Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Ashley Dowson, Chairman, The SEPA Consultancy
  • Gerard Hartsink, Chair of the European Payments Council (EPC)

01st to 02nd December 2010
Switzerland

Faculty:

  • Charles Bryant, Consultant & Senior Adviser to the EBA
  • Ashley Dowson, Chairman, The SEPA Consultancy
  • Daniel Kalt, Head of Macroeconomic Research, UBS AG
  • Prof Dr Henner Schierenbeck, Professor of Bank Management and Controlling, University of Basel
  • Michel Verholen, Director of International Treasury, Greif

16th to 17th June 2010
France

Faculty:

  • Beate Barth, Chief Quality Officer, ING Direct
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bott, Professor for Financial Management at Kaiserslautern University
  • Tonnis de Boer, Senior Management & Technology Consultant and Jaap Jan Nienhuis, Consultant, Innopay
  • Ashley Dowson, Chairman, The SEPA Consultancy
  • Paul Koetsier, Managing Consultant, Financial Services Global Business Unit, Capgemini
  • Emmanuel Viale, Senior Manager, Accenture Technology Labs

03rd to 04th February 2010
Switzerland

Faculty:

  • Paul Anning, Partner & Head of Financial Institutions, Osborne Clarke
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bott, Professor for Financial Management at Kaiserslautern University
  • Ashley Dowson, Chairman, The SEPA Consultancy
  • Nick Ford, Head of Payments and Supply Chain, Capgemini Financial Services
  • Hays Littlejohn, Executive Director, UBS AG
  • Jon Prideaux, Executive Committee Member, Secure Trading Group

08th to 09th July 2009
France

Faculty:

  • Paul Anning, Partner & Head of Financial Institutions, Osborne Clarke
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bott, Professor for Financial Management at Kaiserslautern University
  • John Chaplin, Visiting Lecturer in the MBA programme at Westminster University, London
  • Susan Dean, Managing Director and Head of Operations, J.P. Morgan
  • Prof. Dr. Robert Dickler, Professor of Finance & Management at IMADEC University Vienna
  • Ashley Dowson, Chairman, The SEPA Consultancy
  • Christophe Vergne, Leader, Centre of Excellence for Payments Services, Capgemini Financial Services

04th to 05th February 2009
Switzerland

Faculty:

  • Paul Anning, Partner & Head of Financial Institutions, Osborne Clarke
  • Boris Brunner, Executive Director, Head Products, Advisory Payments & Cash Management, UBS
  • Prof. Dr. Robert Dickler, Professor of Finance & Management at IMADEC University Vienna
  • Ashley Dowson, Chairman, The SEPA Consultancy
  • Jon Prideaux, Executive Committee Member, Secure Trading Group
  • Prof. Dr. Javier Santomá, Professor of Finance IESE Business School University of Navarra, Barcelona

03rd to 04th July 2008
France

Faculty:

  • Paul Anning, Partner & Head of Financial Institutions, Osborne Clarke
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bott, Professor for Financial Management at Kaiserslautern University
  • John Chaplin, Visiting Lecturer in the MBA programme at Westminster University, London
  • Prof. Dr. Robert Dickler, Professor of Finance & Management at IMADEC University Vienna
  • Nick Ford, Head of Payments and Supply Chain, Capgemini Financial Services
  • Dr. John Ryan, Professor of Global Banking and Finance at the European Business School
  • Kirsten Schäfer, Managing Director, Head of European Cash and Banking Operations, Deutsche Bank AG
  • Dr. Heiko Schmiedel, Market Infrastructures expert, Directorate General Payment Systems and Market Infrastructures, European Central Bank

Frequently Asked Questions

General questions

The European payments industry is undergoing significant change in terms of regulation, new products and services as well as shifts in customer expectations. The EBA has recognised that there is a value in bringing together key players with different insights and perspectives and to provide an interactive environment where knowledge can be shared and further evolve. We believe that in this way we can provide added value to all our member organisations.

The programme differs in a number of important ways: Firstly, the events are designed as educational activities aimed at providing a more in-depth insight into key topics from both an academic and practitioner’s perspective. Secondly, whilst there is important input provided by keynote speakers, the programme also offers a range of syndicate working sessions where participants from diverse organisations can undertake exercises and debate the key current issues. It is this interaction and debate that delegates tell us they have found of most value and that sets these EBA events apart from other, more conventional seminars.

The EBA Summer School "Payments: The Open Banking Era" takes place from 4th to 6th July 2017. The EBA also plans to hold an EBA Winter School in November. For more information, please contact us via e-mail .

The programmes are aimed at payment practitioners with several years of professional experience who contribute to positioning and evolving their organisation in a changing environment within the European payments industry.

Each event features 5-7 speakers from all over Europe.

In each EBA Winter or Summer School, we welcome between 25 and 50 delegates.

There is always plenty of opportunity for networking! Delegates are invited to arrive at the location the evening before the programme starts in order to meet with their colleagues. Throughout the following two days, apart from the opportunity to work with colleagues in formal sessions and syndicate groups, delegates also have several opportunities for informal networking during extended breaks and in the evening.

The official language of all events is English.

Participation in an EBA educational event

Yes. Before the event, you will receive an e-mail with a reading pack. Sometimes, additional hand-outs are distributed during the event.

Your performance will not be graded, but of course you will receive a personal certificate of attendance.

This depends on where the EBA Winter or Summer School is held. Please contact us directly if you would like to extend your stay.

An informal atmosphere is maintained throughout the event, therefore you should dress smart/business casual.

Yes – feedback from previous delegates suggests that it is helpful to have more than one person from the same organisation present, so that they can compare and contrast their learning and more effectively use this to influence the agenda of their organisation on return to the workplace.

There are vegetarian options available for every meal. If your dietary requirements entail other restrictions, please contact us directly. We will then try to arrange alternative meals for you.

Feedback on EBA educational events

Feedback from previous EBA Winter/Summer Schools and the one-day seminars has been consistently positive. After each event we invite all delegates to provide us with detailed feedback, which we use to evaluate the effectiveness of the programme and implement improvements to subsequent events.