Join us for a #CashlessConvo on May 10

Wow – what a week so far for us at MasterCard! We presented our Mobile Payments Readiness index (do you know if your country is ready?), traveled to CTIA where we unveiled our PayPass Wallet, and Gary Flood, our president of global products and solutions, rocked the house with his keynote.

And these are just the latest announcements and actions on MasterCard’s part in helping us all to advance to a world beyond cash.  Yes, a world beyond cash, it’s happening everywhere..just take a look at recent news, whether it’s about mobile payments, countries like Sweden and Italy promoting cashless societies, or governments like the U.S. retiring the paper check or Canada eliminating the penny.  And if that wasn’t enough, our recent study shows how American consumers are using less cash today than 10 years ago.

On Thursday, May 10 we’re continuing the dialogue and hosting a Cashless Conversation with our employees and some very special guests, and we want you to join us!  Send us your comments and questions below, follow the #CashlessConvo on Twitter, and join us on @MasterCardNews for a special Twitter café from 10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (eastern).  Here’s our line-up:

 Thursday, May 10th Cashless Conversation hosted by MasterCard

  • 9:15am (eastern) panel discussion (follow live tweets via #CashlessConvo) moderated by Carlos Menendez, Group Executive, Global Debit, MasterCard, and featuring:

Ann Cairns and Gary Flood, MasterCard

David Wolman, Author, The End of Money

Dr. Benjamin Mazzotta, Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Inclusive Growth at the Center for Emerging Market Enterprises, The Fletcher School at Tufts University, who is studying the Cost of Cash

Cashless Pioneers from around the world (including Walt Henderson of the U.S. Treasury and Magnus Nilsson from iZettle in Sweden)

  • 10:45am (eastern): Open up the Twitter café via #CashlessConvo for a live interactive twitter discussion with our executives and special guests.

In the days following the event, be on the look out for more as we’ll be sure to share some video snippets of the panel discussion for you to review.

We’re looking forward to the conversation!