EMP hosts electronic payments conference
Amman, July 21, 2013
Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), a leading electronic payments company in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), recently hosted Jordan’s first Payment Acceptance Conference.
The one-day event, organised by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ), was attended by senior representatives from all key banks and financial institutions operating in Jordan and top government representatives.
The conference focused on electronic card acceptance as a main pillar of the industry, tackling the best ways by which stakeholders can be encouraged to utilise electronic payments and migrate to digital currency.
“As a leading provider of high-quality, flexible technology for payment card processing and support services, we are constantly endeavoring to expand further our portfolio by developing a wider range of cutting-edge technologies and solutions,” said Paul Edwards, chairman.
“More and more players in the region realise the benefits of electronic payments and the importance of encouraging a wider acceptance base within the industry. We believe that raising awareness among our stakeholders and highlighting best practices is vital for the development of the electronic payments industry in the region.”
Edwards and Hassan Mayassi, MD EMP Jordan gave speeches and presentations on the positive impacts that electronic payments have on strengthening and expanding economies. A number of local and international speakers also presented different business case studies, recent initiatives and business solutions undertaken by their institutions.
The topics discussed included increasing electronic payment card usage rates and moving towards a cashless society as well as improving electronic payments acceptance among local financial institutions and governmental entities in Jordan. - TradeArabia News Service