29-30 November 2018
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Connecting the Risk & Compliance Ecosystem

RiskConnect is the networking conference specifically aimed at the unsung heroes of the payments industry: The risk professionals, who routinely ferret out fraudsters and expose dubious merchants.

During the two-day conference on 29-30 November 2018, thought leaders and industry experts come together in Frankfurt to discuss the newest challenges facing the industry - and provide hands-on knowledge you can use in your daily work.

RiskConnect is organised by Web Shield, one of the leading on-boarding, underwriting and monitoring solution providers.

An International Venue, in the Heart of Germany's Finance Industry

Due to last year's positive feedback, we are back at the Hilton Frankfurt Airport hotel.

The hotel is ideally located for our international guests: A skywalk connects the hotel directly to Terminal 1 of the Frankfurt International Airport.

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Please note that rooms are limited and the booking link expires 25 October 2018.

Celebrate Your Accomplishments at the RiskConnect Gala Dinner

After a day full of new ideas, the RiskConnect Gala Dinner is the ideal place to discuss the state of the industry - or to simply unwind among friends.

To round up the evening, you can look forward to the delightful Piano Pearls.

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Enjoy Our Pre-Conference Networking Drinks

We have prepared a special welcome for all those attendees who arrive on 28 November and want to touch base before the conference.

Get to know your fellow delegates in an informal setting, reconnect with old friends and meet new ones.

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Speakers

Carl Bernstein

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, Author and Political Analyst

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Few journalists in America’s history have had the impact on their era and their craft as Carl Bernstein. For forty years, from All the President’s Men to A Woman-In-Charge: The Life of Hillary Clinton, Bernstein’s books, reporting, and commentary have revealed the inner-workings of government, politics, and the hidden stories of Washington and its leaders.

In the early 1970s, Bernstein and Bob Woodward broke the Watergate story for The Washington Post, leading to the resignation of President Richard Nixon and setting the standard for modern investigative reporting, for which they and The Post were awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

Since then, Bernstein has continued to build on the theme he and Woodward first explored in the Nixon years – the use and abuse of power: political, media, financial, cultural and spiritual power. Renowned as a prose stylist, he has also written a classic biography of Pope John Paul II, served as the founding editor of the first major political website, and been a rock critic.

The author of five best-selling books, Bernstein is currently also at work on several multi-media projects, including a memoir about growing up at a Washington newspaper, The Evening Star, during the Kennedy era; and a dramatic political TV series with David Simon of ‘The Wire’ for HBO. He is also an on-air contributor for CNN and a contributing editor of Vanity Fair magazine.

His most recent book was the national bestseller A Woman In Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton, acclaimed as the definitive biography of its subject, published by Knopf.

With Woodward, Bernstein wrote All the President’s Men (also a movie starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman), about their coverage of the Watergate story; and The Final Days, about the denouement of the Nixon presidency.

His next book, a masterful memoir of his family’s experience in the McCarthy era, is titled Loyalties: A Son’s Memoir. He is also the co-author of the definitive papal biography, His Holiness: John Paul II and the History of Our Time, which detailed the Pope’s pivotal and often clandestine role in the fall of communism.

In 1977-78, Bernstein spent a year investigating the CIA’s secret relationship with the American press during the Cold War. The resulting 25,000-word article for Rolling Stone, entitled “The CIA and the Media,” was the first to examine a subject long suppressed by both American newspapers and the intelligence community.

Since his famous essay, “The Triumph of Idiot Culture,” a 1992 cover story for The New Republic about increasing sensationalism, gossip and manufactured controversy as staples of the American press, he has proved a prescient critic of his own profession.

A lesser-known part of Bernstein’s journalistic career is his tenure as a rock-critic at The Washington Post while a metro reporter before Watergate; he continues to write (very) occasionally about rock and classical music.

Bernstein was born and raised in Washington, DC and began his journalism career at age 16 as a copyboy for The Washington Evening Star, becoming a reporter at 19.

He lives in New York with his wife and is the father of two sons, one a journalist and the other a rock musician.

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Paul Paolucci

Senior Business Leader / Vice President - Customer Performance Integrity

Mastercard
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Peter Bayley

Executive Director Ecosystem Risk, Europe & Global Head of Fraud Strategy

Visa
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Udo Schwerber

International Board Member

Merchant Acquirers' Committee
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Stanley Skoglund

Co-Founder & Director

Minerva
Christian Chmiel

CEO & Founder

Web Shield
Markus Prause

Vice President Underwriting & Monitoring

Web Shield

RiskConnect 2017 - The Highlights

A special "Thank You" goes to our media partner Payvision, who compiled this highlight reel of last year's RiskConnect.

Last year's RiskConnect boasted 100+ attendees from 70+ companies and 16 speakers from all over the world in just two days.

The speakers included card scheme representatives, lawyers, consultants, regulators and trade organisations, who spoke on topics like regulatory changes, enforcement trends, fraud scenarios and risk management.

Past speakers & Attendees

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