Senior executives from global mobile networks will gather at the Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent, on 1-3 December for the world renowned Mobile Money & Digital Payments Global. Celebrating its ninth year, the event will see operators convene to collaborate with industry peers and gain insight into the latest technology innovations and the future of payments.
A comprehensive conference programme will explore how mobile handsets are gaining ground as the chosen platform for payments, fast becoming the 'remote control for life'. Stephen Becker, Senior Vice President of Deutsche Telekom, will present a compelling presentation about introducing innovative micro-payment services into a fast urbanising society. Regional spotlight case studies will provide insight into high growth markets with particular focus on the GCC and CIS regions. The Asia Case Study delivered by Xavier Marzain from Globe Telecom will examine the 2020 tipping point for mobile financial services in Asia, outlining the perfect ingredients of a digital payments enabled population.
Also among the distinguished list of conference speakers are Miguel Valero, Director of Digital Banking at Banorte, who will lead a panel debate on payment industry highlights and Victor Dostov, Director of the Russian Electronic Money Foundation, who will provide a unique look at Russian ePayments along with solutions for future global development.
Launching this year is the Merchant Payments Theatre, designed to help banks and merchants adapt to a rapidly accelerating digital payments marketplace. Mobile operators will gain understanding of the realities of a cashless future, progress towards a fully interoperable landscape and the embedding of social payments, as the core of traditional banking and retail structures.
Returning for the second year, Payments Dragons' Den Global will allow mobile and network operators to familiarise themselves with the latest developments from FinTech start-ups. Entrepreneurs will pitch their game-changing ideas live to a panel of experts and investors. The brand new Payments Accelerator will run alongside Payments Dragons’ Den, showcasing promising up-and-coming FinTech start-ups and connecting them with potential partners and accelerator programmes.
More than 40 leading service providers will showcase the latest payments technologies in a wide-ranging exhibition. They include Deutsche Telekom, e ServGlobal, Terra, Telepin Software, Amdocs and Estel Technologies.
Michael Seaman, show director of Mobile Money & Digital Payments Global, explains:
“Mobile Money & Digital Payments Global has long been considered a vital event for the mobile and network industry. Through cross industry expertise, operators will gain practical knowledge in mobile, prepaid and digital payments and security, covering all the options available, how to introduce them and the benefits.
“The conference covers core global markets including the GCC states where mobile money transactions are forecast to grow at a rate of 80%, reaching $27.6bn as a market in 2017. The case studies on CIS countries will be interesting as the region is going through a rapid process of urbanisation - the perfect ingredient for a digital payments enabled population.”
The event is co-located with Payment Security & Authentication Global, launching this year. The industry renowned Global Awards will now combine with Mobile Money & Digital Payments Global and Payments Security & Authentication Global to celebrate achievement across both areas.
Mobile Money & Digital Payments Global 2015 takes place at the Wyndham Grand Instanbul Levent on 1-3 December. A full two day Conference Pass is £1,488 for those who book before 13 October and £1,749 after that date.