News and Events


APCA maintains close industry involvement in events at both the local and international level. Participation is highlighted below.


Seamless Payments Expo 2018

13-14 March 2018

Embracing the future of secure payments. Dr Leila Fourie, Chief Executive Officer - International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia. For more details visit the Seamless website.


Australian Payment Summit 2017

13 December 2017

Focusing on innovation in the payment/transaction space. AusPayNet is proud to be co-hosting this event with Transactives. Keynote address will be delivered by Philip Lowe: Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia. For more details and to register, please visit the Australian Payment Summit website.


Women in Payments Australia Symposium

21 Nov 2017

Women in Payments are holding a Symposium in the latter part of this year. The event will include panel discussions, breakout sessions and presentations by women industry leaders. CEO AusPayNet Dr Leila Fourie, is confirmed as one of the keynote speakers to share her knowledge and expertise during the event.


SWIFT at Sibos 2017 Toronto

16-19 October 2017

CEO AusPayNet, Dr Leila Fourie - Panel participant in a conference session on payments market infrastructures and correspondent banks in instant international payments. The event will take place on Tuesday 17 October. Visit SWIFT for further details.


First Cross Industry Payments Hackathon in Australia

11-13 Aug 2017

We're proud to be supporting the first payments industry hackathon in Australia. If you have an idea for using transactional data from Financial Institutions, sign up to the hackathon here. For more information, view the Media Release.


An insider's view of digital identity

25 July 2017

We are excited to be hosting a visit from TD bank in Canada to learn first-hand about the opportunities and challenges inherent in rolling out a nationwide, cross-sector digital identity framework. We are also delighted to have the opportunity to hear Dave Birch read from his new book "Before Babylon, Beyond Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin: From Money that We Understand to Money that Understands Us".


SWIFT Business Forum Australia

8 June 2017

Panel participant – Victoria Richardson Chief Strategy Officer. The event will take place at the InterContinental hotel in Sydney. Participation is Free. Visit SWIFT for further details.


Australian Retail Banking Summit

26 May 2017

Current Issues in Payments – Panel Participant CEO Dr. Leila Fourie. The summit is to be held at the Sheraton on the Park, Sydney. Details available here



Seamless Payments 2017

10 May 2017

Navigating the Evolving Payments Landscape and Regulation. Dr Leila Fourie, Chief Executive Officer - Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Victoria, Australia

Seamless Payments Expo 2017 Site



FST Banking Summit

9 May 2017

Digital CX Leaders Panel – Moderator Victoria Richardson Chief Strategy Officer. The summit will be held at the ICC Sydney. For more details on this event, please visit FST Media



The Changing Way We Pay – Trends in Consumer Payments

31 March 2017

As part of the NORA Leader Lunch Series - Paul Greenberg, founder of NORA, spoke with CEO Dr Leila Fourie on the innovations and trends impacting payments. The event was by invitation at the Alpha Restaurant; 238 Castlereagh St, Sydney

Dr Leila Fourie’s Address.



European Payments Summit 2017

9 March 2017

Plenary Keynote “Change Happens”; the dual roles of evolution and revolution in payments Reflections of the Australian payments landscape, global developments and EPS 2017.

News from the European Payments Summit 2017

Victoria Richardson, APCA Chief Strategy Officer



Breakfast with the Open Data Institute and International Payments Leader

1 March 2017

Panel discussions: Data Access; and Digital Identity - Intercontinental Hotel, Sydney Australia. Keynote speaker: David Beardmore - Commercial Director, Open Data Institute

Read more on the Data Spectrum as discussed by Mr Beardmore



Australia’s Payment Future: Innovation Drivers in a Less-Cash World

8 February 2017

At this recent CEDA Trustees boardroom briefing, APCA CEO Dr Leila Fourie spoke on Australia’s Payment future and the innovation drivers for change – Technology, Consumer Pull and Regulation - Raddisson Hotel, Sydney Australia

Dr. Fourie's Address