PSD2 Latest News – 14th February 2017

 

HM Treasury have issued their consultation for PSD2 implementation into UK law and most  of the representations that we have made to them on behalf of Network Operators and their Intermediaries since January 2016 are reflected in the consultation questions. See https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/implementation-of-the-revised-eu-payment-services-directive-psdii

AIME are running two workshops for this next week in London.

The workshop with network operator members is to walk through the impact of the proposed regulation on network operators and to discuss our response to their consultation. Networks affected will be those companies who are providing a payment service to their customers as part of a suite of services that includes telecoms. A payment services is simplistically defined as taking a payment from a network customer for a service supplied by a merchant who is not the network.

The purpose of the workshop is to advise what our response will be to Treasury, to summarise our discussion with FCA and to ensure if any individual responses are being made that we align views to steer government as much as possible to reduce or eliminate the cost to the Telecoms industry of this updated financial regulation.

The Network Operator workshop is on 21st February at PSA’s premises, commencing at 14:30 to 16:30 and will also include MobileUK and PSA representatives.

The Intermediaries workshop is on the 22nd February 10.00 – 12.00 at the same location. The workshop will then be used to formulate AIME’s response on behalf of membership and guide members in their responses to Treasury if they so wish. The workshops will focus on the potential impact on Fixed Line and Mobile Operators and the potential impact on Intermediaries.

AIME will issue a discussion paper and draft Treasury response ahead of the meeting.

Please let Andrea know if you are able to attend the workshops and which one you would like to attend. Spaces to both of these workshops are limited to 20 and we kindly request that no more than 2 representatives from each member company attend to allow space for everyone.

 

 

 

Julia Freeman joins the AIME Executive

AIME is delighted to announce the arrival of Julia Freeman as Head of Business Development and Communications.

Julia has extensive experience in the direct marketing and direct response advertising fields and spent much of her career in London working at key agencies such as Proximity and Rapier.

During her career Julia has worked across most industry sectors including charities.

Julia’s role with AIME will be to develop AIME’s communication strategies both to members and to the external world where AIME and its member services are little known.  She will increase PR opportunities for AIME and its members and work with the five mobile operator members on the productisation and merchant awareness of Charge to Mobile.

Julia will also look at market development opportunities with the intention to increase membership and deliver to existing members improvements in their operating environments.

Julia met some of you at the networking event last week and looks forward to meeting other members very soon.

Board Elections – Nomination for candidates now open

During February we welcome nominations/candidates for the upcoming vacancies on the AIME Board. Each Board member serves a term of two years each before coming up for election. If you wish to apply we ask that they are accompanied by a Bio, Manifesto and a photograph sent to andrea@aimm.co.

If you would like to submit your candidacy please ensure that you take the time to read the document about Board Responsibilities.

On 28th February, we will close nominations and ask Members to vote over the next two weeks. Election results will be announced on 17th March.

Members will be asked in March to vote for their favourites of all the nominees. Sponsor members get three votes, Executive Members get two votes and Associate Members get one vote.

25th June – 2020 Vision: The Future of Interactive Broadcast Knowledge & Networking Event – London

 Come and join us on the 25th June in London for the chance to listen to Broadcast  Industry speakers  discussing what the future of broadcast will look like by the year 2020, at our Knowledge and Networking event

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This upcoming event is addressing the very important issue of interactivity within broadcast and how companies must now incorporate this into their campaigns to ensure that customer engagement levels remain high.

The subjects to be discussed are:

  • What are the interactive trends in other territories around the world such as the US, and how will this affect the UK?
  • What are audience attitudes and changes to behaviour towards broadcast and interactivity?
  • How do broadcasters increase interactivity from multi-screen consumers and is this critical?
  • How will broadcasters attract the middle aged disposable income consumers through interactivity?
  • How are broadcasters engaging with the teen and young adult market to ensure they stay engaged with changing technology?

Evening Chair:

Peter Cowley of Spirit Digital and Endemol Peter Cowley Spirit Digital bio

Event Speakers:

Andy Shaw from Tectonic: Tectonic Interactive bio

Simon Miller from Beamly: Beamly bio

Jason George from Telescope: Telescope Bio

More speakers will be announced shortly.

More information and tickets for this networking evening are available on our Eventbrite page here: https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/16518709906/

AIME’s successful Knowledge & Networking (K&N) Seminars are focused and open forums that are popular with our attendees. The seminars examine topical key issues, emerging trends and business development within the interactive media and entertainment sectors.

The 90 minute mediated presentations with our evening speakers, open discussion and Q&A session format is designed to promote engaging debate about key industry trends and issues within an intimate and relaxed environment.

After the seminar, delegates and speakers move into a more informal networking setting to engage socially and continue the discussions over a drink. This proven format consistently fosters open debate and stimulates valuable business connections.

There are 3 different type of tickets available for Members and Non Members.

Telemedia Magazine readers, PACT members and guests of AIME members can claim their 25% discount off Non Member tickets by entering their promo code on the checkout screen. Contact us/Telemedia/PACT to get your discount code. This discount is only available for non member tickets.

If you are an AIME Sponsor member,  remember you are entitled to two free tickets per company for this event!

 Want to get more involved? Event Sponsorship opportunities are available.

You can download our Sponsor information pack here: FoIB KN Sponsor pack June15

 We would like to thank our event supporters:

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