nexo brings together actors of the whole value chain of the card payment industry and addresses issues of interest and common concern in the field of card payments, namely in the acceptor to acquirer relationship. Adequacy with the Industry requirements: thanks to its multi-sectoral approach, nexo involves all stakeholders of the industry and takes into account their specific requirements in the design of the protocols. Involvement of the regulators: nexo will provide full transparency on its activities to the European regulators by giving them the opportunity to act as “Counsellor” in the organisation and to attend meetings at all levels of governance of the organisation. Development and promotion of the nexo standards: nexo will continue to develop, enhance, promote and maintain nexo standards for the benefit of its member organisations. Protection of intellectual assets: nexo will ensure the protection of the intellectual property rights associated to its specifications and standards.