In association with: Collis

Collis are proud to host their second workshop on Mobile and Contactless payment, following on from a successfully received class at SMi’s 2009 Nordic Card Markets conference in January.  This workshop will cover the latest developments for mobile and contactless payment, giving you a hands-on and an up close look at how the newest technologies are being implemented.  Learn from an expert in the field and further the knowledge you take from the two day Contactless Cards and Payments conference to discover the effects these developments are having on the payments industry.

About your workshop leader:

Maarten Bron

Vice President Payment Competence Centre

Maarten manages the Payment Competence Centre and founded the Collis Training Academy in 2002. A highly experienced payments professional, Maarten has been leading turn-key Payment & EMV consultancy projects worldwide. Maarten’s extensive qualifications and experience include a double degree majoring in Bachelor of Computer Engineering and Business Administration.

About the organisation:

Collis is a market leader in the design and testing of smart card based electronic transaction systems. Collis is a group of competence centers the combined knowledge, expertise and experience of which makes Collis strong. This allows us to offer professional services and to develop state-of-the art products to the global market. Collis bridges the gap between business and technology. Valuing customer satisfaction and quality of products and services delivered above all.

Collis has delivered significant contributions to the EMV, e-ID and Mobile markets for over a decade. Collis is an official Visa Chip Migration Partner, member of the MasterCard Vendor Program and GlobalPlatform. 
Collis testing tools and consulting services are used by financial institutions (banks), government (research) departments and by Telco’s as well as card and terminal vendors. Collis is an official Visa Chip Migration Partner and a member of the MasterCard Vendor Program as well as GlobalPlatform.

Established in 1997, Collis enjoys official recognition of credit card payment associations (Visa, MasterCard, JCB, and others as well as EMVCo) and is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company.  This status confirms that Collis customers can rely on continuous high quality of standards and services. It also proves that Collis has a strong customer focus and aims at maximum customer satisfaction in all activities.

For more information visit www.collis.nl

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Mobile Payment, Contactless Payment, And NFC Explained

9:30 The Different Technologies Involved

10:00 Morning Coffee

10:30 The Latest Developments And Key Players

11:00 A European NFC Pilot

11:30 The Do's And Don'ts Of NFC

12:00 Discussion And Questions: Review Of The Session

12:30 Close Of Workshop


Copthorne Tara Hotel

Scarsdale Place
London W8 5SR
United Kingdom

Copthorne Tara Hotel

The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.




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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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