International Payments Summit: Reframing the Debate


International students continue to be a vital income stream for universities. Facilitating the payment of fees in a convenient, timely, secure and fair manner should be a strategic consideration for institutions.

The Summit aims to enable institutions to make confident decisions about their strategy and approach to the collection of international fees, both now and in the future.

Register now
Audience clapping

Who Should Attend

This event is for senior financial decision-makers, including:

  • CFOs
  • Heads of Finance
  • Directors of Finance
  • Assistant Directors of Finance
  • Financial Controllers
  • Income Managers
  • Heads of Accounting
  • Heads of Student Services

Benefits of Attendance

This one-day International Payments Summit offers senior decision-makers the opportunity to:

  • Gain insight into the latest international student research
  • Receive clear legal advice on where it is possible to pass on card costs
  • Hear from leading current and future suppliers
  • Network with peers

With this information and insight delegates will be able to make confident decisions about their strategy and approach to the collection of international fees.


09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-10:00 Welcome - Holger Bollmann, Director, WPM
Changing International Payer Demands
10:00-10:45 New International Payer Research: Busting Some Myths - Sheona Griffiths, Head of Marketing, WPM
10:45-11:15 Morning Break
Shifting Regulatory Frameworks
11:15-11:45 Innovation in International Payments: Enabling Card as the Payment Method of Choice - Bhav Dhanak, Visa
11:45-12:15 Surcharges and Card Payments: What does the law say you need to do? - Debbie Venn, Partner and Kelly Mills, Partner, DMH Stallard
12:15-13:00 Panel Q&A
13:00-13:45 Lunch
The Future of Cross-Border Payments
13:45-14:15 Transforming Money Transfers: The Age of the Consumer - Murali Akella, TransferWise
14:15-14:45 The Cross-Border Payment War: A Guide to China Payment Systems - Jeremy Abbott, UnionPay
14:45-15:15 How is FinTech Changing Banking for International Students: What are the Challenges and Opportunities - Peter Miles, UniZest
15:15-15:45 Afternoon Break
15:45-16:30 Panel Discussion - The Relevance of Payment Trends for Higher Education
16:30-16:45 Closing Remarks - Holger Bollmann, Director, WPM
16:45-17:30 Drinks Reception

Highlights from Previous Events

What Did Our Attendees Think?

"WPM really care about us succeeding and want us to talk to them about success."

"Interesting, informative, fun."

"The most rewarding event of the year."

"Every second is informative and interesting."

"Great networking, good sessions and excellent activities. Thoroughly enjoyed it."

"As always I leave the conference feeling prepped for the future... aware of what's on its way and what I should be doing about it now."


This event is free to attend. Limited subsidised accommodation available at 99 inc VAT. Please note we can only hold 30 rooms at this significantly subsidised rate.

Register now