The Florin Awards Europe is now open for entry. Created in 2010 to stimulate innovation in the transaction services industry, the Florin Awards are prestigious wins for outstanding solution / service providers. Winners receive promotion, publicity and interviews to extend their business reach.
In 2017, along with the increasing shift to security being top priority in the transaction space, the Florin Awards Europe will have a key focus on developments and initiatives towards improving security in the transactions.
“We actually are in a constant battle to ‘smart-out’ elements in society who focus on taking advantage of weak spots in our infrastructure. In order to prevent fraud and raise security levels, a lot of energy and innovation is needed to secure a trustworthy and reliable (payment) infrastructure and still secure a customer friendly and simple way of operations,” said Harry Smorenberg, chairman of the Florin Awards Europe.
The Florin Awards are open in the following three categories:
Omni-channel Payments Security
– Mobile payments
– Contactless / omni-channel/ multi-device
– Secured API interfaces
Identity, Biometrics and Authentication
– Protection of personal identity and data privacy
– Use of biometrics to supplement or even replace passwords
Architecture for Secure Transactions
– E-commerce website protection
– Internet of Things security and architecture
– Early detection/prevention of DDos Attacks and threats to E-commerce
The Florin Awards Europe will be judged by a panel of 4 experts led by Charmaine Oak, co-founder of Shift Thought and author of “The Digital Money Game”. Together the jury will select 5 nominees per category. In a open online voting, the public will vote for their choice in each category. The jury will also select their best from among the nominees. Each category will have the ‘public vote winner’ and ‘jury vote winner’.
The Application fee for the Florin Awards Europe is € 285 excl. VAT.
The Florins are awarded to the winners in the Florin Award ceremony at the EUROPEAN Payment Summit. Jury members present will announce the winners. Each winner is allowed a short ‘thank you’ speech.
Organisers – EUROPEAN Payment Summit 2017
The Florin Award Europe is organised by Transactives, the host of the EuropeanPaymentSummit. EPS offers a unique 2 day dual program featuring key developments ‘for-by professionals’ in the payments/transaction space combined with a key sessions on international Security & Fraud in a special collaboration with Hague Security Delta (HSD). These two program sections will be programmed in parallel to enable delegates to switch and select key sessions to attend. Next to plenary introductions, delegates can create a full meaningful 2 day program in order to gain best insights on developments, debate on key issues and learn from best practices. Of course there will be ample time for meeting your international peers and thus networking. Our 2017 program will focus on key developments in the transaction space as we also will discuss in-depth the fraud & security challenges. Our audience consists of key policy makers, decision makers in the FSI, top-experts in payments and the transaction space and key stakeholders in both payments (cyber)security, technology, transaction infrastructure, mobile, cards and other related areas of expertise.