We will be providing Hors D'Oeurves and drinks at this event.
•6:30-7:00: Registration and networking with Hors D'Oeurves and drinks.
•7:00-7:30: mPay Connect welcome and setting up discussion
•7:30-8:30: Panel discussion and Q&A
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Mobile Payments: What global lessons can we bring back to the U.S.?
The traction that the mobile network operators (MNOs) initially made in The Philippines, Kenya, Japan, and South Korea has spurred a global land grab by MNOs, Banks, payments companies and other third parties over the past few years. From one country to the next, these mobile payments systems are launching with different business models. Today, there are over 150 live deployments globally and another 90+ deployments planned.
Nearly twelve years after the first successful mobile payments deployment in The Philippines, the U.S. is finally beginning to see mobile payments traction, but the market has a long way to go.
Much of the recent U.S. media has focused on the latest mobile payments developments by PayPal, Google, ISIS, the banks, the associations (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express), and Apple Passbook as they compete for retail payments. Other companies like Square are seeking to serve the cash-based small merchant market while disruptive mobile remittance companies such as m-Via seek to provide alternatives to Western Union. Given the number of non-mobile operators vying for mobile payments and the type of use cases and customers being targeted, the U.S. appears to be considerably different than other markets abroad, but is it really? Are there lessons to be brought from the successes and failures abroad?
Join us to learn the more about the lessons we have learned abroad that we should consider for the U.S. market. Join us for an invigorating panel discussion - an exclusive gathering of leading executives from the mobile payments industry.
Menekse Gencer, Founder of mPay Connect Consulting www.mpayconnect.com, is the Producer and Moderator for this event. Come hear about lessons learned in Africa, South Korea and here in the US by the people behind the Starbucks mobile payments application.