04/05/2012 at 08:15
Where: Charlemagne Building, 170 Rue de la Loi, Brussels
Topic: Business | Economy, finance, tax and competition
Organiser: European Commission
The electronic payments market in Europe offers great opportunities for innovation. Consumers have already significantly changed their payment habits over the recent past. Next to ever growing payments with credit or debit cards, the rise of e-commerce and the increasing popularity of smart phones have enabled new ways of making payments. The benefits of better market integration in this field at European level are substantial. Therefore, the European Commission adopted a Green Paper on card, internet and mobile payments, which was followed by a public consultation.
The conference will gather interested stakeholders for a debate on the subjects raised in the Green Paper. The event will be opened by Commissioner for Competition Joaquín Almunia and closed by Commissioner for Internal Market Michel Barnier.