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SACC Webinar 21 May 3pm AEST – Paytech a growing Swedish export

May 21, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Paytech a growing Swedish export – Opportunities and Challenges entering the Australian market

In this webinar, we will focus on an export that Sweden is excelling in – Paytech – and we will hear from a Swedish Paytech company and experts in Australia, about market opportunities and challenges in extraordinary times. What makes Swedish Paytech companies unique and their role in making money move.

On the panel, we are pleased to introduce:

Francine (Bergman) Ereira, Country Head Klarna Australia & New Zealand

Fran Ereira has an extensive history working in information technology, services and retail. She joined Klarna in February after two years as General Manager, Sales Solution & Deliver at Zip Co Limited.  Prior to this she was Vice President for the Asia Pacific Region for Temando, a technology company that is a leading supplier of fulfillment solutions to global and local brands.  

Founded in 2005 in Stockholm, Klarna offers a wide range of products within payments, shopping and personal finances to make it easier for people to shop on and offline, including buy now pay later services, in-store payment solutions and a new direct-to-consumer shopping app. Today more than 85m consumers use Klarna, and the company partners with over 205,000 merchants in North America, the UK and Europe including H&M, Michael Kors, Wayfair, Adidas, IKEA, Expedia Group, Samsung, Microsoft, ASOS, Peloton, Boohoo, Sonos, RayBan, Levi’s, Ticketmaster, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Nike. As part of the company’s recent $460M equity raise, Klarna was confirmed as the largest private fintech in Europe and as one of the largest private fintech globally.


Roland Schmid, Country Manager Westpay AB, Australia & NZ

Originally from Sweden, is a proactive, dedicated, and results-driven executive with over 30 years’ extensive experience managing companies, establishing new markets and start-ups. Wide experience working for companies such as H&M, Ahlgrens AB, Swedish Match AB, (Stockholm, Switzerland, The Netherlands & Australia). Came back to Sweden in 2008 and started Schmid’s Consulting. Joined Duni AB 2009 to 2011 as Retail Nordic Director to we decided to move back to Australia again. Since being back I have been in the payment industry (ATM’s) Hyosung Inc. and since 2017 consulting for Westpay AB (Eftpos) as Country Manager Australia. 

Westpay provides smart transaction- and payment solutions for merchant in-store as well as for the e-commerce and self-service markets. They offer a complete solution for all types of payments and for all kinds of applications within various industries, such as retail, hotels and restaurants and the retail banking sector.


Lance Blockley, Managing Director at The Initiatives Group and Ambassador Emerging Payments Association ASIA

Lance is a foundation Ambassador for the Emerging Payments Association Asia and assisted in getting the organisation established in 2018. He is also Managing Director of The Initiatives Group, a consulting firm specialising in payments. He has advised issuers, acquirers, third-party processors, technology providers and payment associations in addressing many of the financial sector’s most significant issues. He has over 35 years’ experience in senior management and consulting in the UK, USA, Asia and Australia. Lance has led the TIG consulting team on a number of industry-wide assignments, including the successful removal of signature (PIN@POS) on card payments in Australia in August 2014, the culmination of two and a half years work across multiple stakeholder groups. Lance led EPAA’s inaugural study tour in taking a group of payments professionals to Sweden in June 2019, in order to investigate how that country was progressing in going “cashless”. Lance holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, England and an M.B.A. from IMD, Switzerland. He is a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Chartered Management Institute (UK).

The webinar is moderated by: 

Camilla Bullock, Director General, Emerging Payment Association ASIA and a Member of the SACC Board

Camilla Bullock is the Co-Founder and Director at the Emerging Payments Association Asia, the only Pan APAC branch organisation for users and providers of payments technology.  Camilla is also the lead, and the Co-Founder behind the global project Meet-Her She Knows Payments which is a movement to narrow the gender thought leadership gap existing in the payments industry. 






An interactive Q&A session with the option to ask live questions will be held at the end of the webinar.


Once registered, an email will be sent with instructions on how to get connected to the webinar from wherever you are in Australia. There is no cost attached to attending this webinar.

We look forward to seeing you on 21 May at 3.00 – 4.00 pm.


May 21, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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SACC Sydney
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