MasterCard Hosts Global Payments Symposium at Mobile World Congress 2013

What: MasterCard is hosting the a Mobile Payments Global Symposium at Mobile World Congress 2013. The Symposium, featuring MasterCard executives and partners alike, will be a full day of engaging dialogue on the topics of NFC, mobile money and the future of payments. Structured in five regional spotlight sessions, the Symposium will showcase the breadth of the MasterCard global network, as well as provide insights on the evolving trends within the mobile payments industry.

Who: Leading these engaging discussions with MasterCard will be executives and experts from around the world in the retail, telecommunications, banking and payments industries:

  • North America:
    • Paul Galant, Citi
    • Ryan Hughes, Isis
    • Jeppe Dorff, Rogers Communications
  • Asia Pacific:
    • Tan Eng Pheng, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
    • Takashi Komoro, NTT DOCOMO
    • Edward Hyde, Telecom NZ
  • Europe:
    • Nigel Shortt, Boots UK
    • Peter Vesco, Deutsche Telekom AG
    • Eric Tak, ING
    • Ali Salci, Turkcell
  • Latin American and the Caribbean:
    • Marcello Ribeiro Trovão Fraiz, Caixa Economica Federal
    • Roge Solé, TIM Brazil
    • Greg Keough, Wanda
  • Middle East and Africa:
    • Geogre Heldm, Etisalat Group
    • Nick Dent, Qtel Group

When: Tuesday, February 26

  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – North America session: “Will ’13 Be a Lucky Number?  An Exploration of What It Will Take to Move Mobile Payments from Concept/Hype to Reality”
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Asia Pacific session: NFC in 2013: Decisions Have Been Made, Bets Have Been Placed.  Time to Deliver” 
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Europe session: “Mobile Payment is a Reality in Europe: Bank, Telco and Retailer Perspectives on the Physical and Digital Retail Convergence and Who will Offer Killer Services”
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Latin America and the Caribbean session: Mobile Money 2.0: Evolving from Closed Loop to Open Loop”
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Middle East and Africa session: Mobile Money in the Middle East & Africa: What’s Next? Scaling up from Successful Models to Interoperable Solutions”

Where: Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain

Hall 8, Theater D

Fira Gran Via

We’ll also be live-tweeting the symposium on @MasterCardNews. Use #MAMobileSymp to join the conversation.

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