The Banking Scene Events

#TBSBBQNIGHT22, September 8, De Warande, Brussels

After its success in 2021, we are back with our Payments BBQ on September 8th.

Doors open at 15h00 to meet with your peers, and listening to a couple of live inspiration sessions, followed by an exclusive BBQ in De Warande, Brussels. Our expert speakers will share insights and discuss the latest trends in payments on stage while maintaining covid-safe conditions to continue to exchange ideas after the sessions at the BBQ.

Our first confirmed speakers are:

  • Gottfried Leibbrandt, member of the supervisory board of CLS Group, President of the Dutch Payments Association, member of the advisory board of, a senior advisor at McKinsey
  • Tom Lambrecht, Country Manager Benelux & Nordics, Sopra Banking Software
  • Hemakiran Gupta, Europe Head for Banking and Financial Services, Tata Consultancy Services

The theme of the day and more names will be announced soon.

The event will take place in De Warande, in the Heart of Brussels. The number of tickets for the BBQ is currently limited to members and bankers only.

Are you interested to learn how you can be part of this? Send us an email and we'll see what we can do:

Relive last year's edition:

About our speakers

Gottfried Leibbrandt is a member of the supervisory board of CLS Group and the advisory board of Yes.comand a senior advisor at McKinsey. In addition, he is the author of the book: “The payoff: how changing the way we pay changes everything” (published in 2021 with co-author Natasha de Terán).

He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Swift from 2012-2019. Prior to his role as Chief Executive Officer, he held several roles within Swift, including Head of Marketing, Head of Standards and Director of Strategy and Business Development.

Before joining Swift, Gottfried was a Partner at McKinsey where he focused on financial institutions, specifically payments and transactions.

He received an MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, holds an MA in Econometrics and Statistics from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and a PhD in Economics from University of Maastricht.

Tom Lambrecht is the CEO for Sopra Banking Software in BeNeLux and The Nordics. Over the past 20 years he has been working in business development roles and Chief Commercial Officer role, with experience in the banking and IT domains. He got interested in financial technology within IT consulting company Ordina, where he began to focus on consulting for the banking industry.

Afterwards, he developed expertise knowledge on payments during his 5 years at Clear2Pay (now FIS). At Sopra Banking Software, he guides discussions with banks on how to tackle their business challenges on a wide range of topics, such as digital transformation, core banking transformation, payments and lending.