MasterCard to host Global Payments Symposium at Mobile World Congress 2013

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MasterCard has announced the MasterCard Mobile Payments Global Symposium, a full day of engaging dialogue on the topics of NFC, mobile money and the future of payments. Taking place in Hall 8.0 on Tuesday, February 26, the Symposium is the showpiece mobile payments event within Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013, the world’s largest mobile conference and exposition, occurring February 25-28 in Barcelona, Spain.

Sponsored by MasterCard, the Mobile Payments Global Symposium agenda will consist of five regional spotlight panel sessions, each exploring evolving trends and key topics related to the future of payments, including:

  • Mobile payments and driving financial inclusion within emerging markets;
  • Creating profoundly new shopping experiences with a click, tap or touch of a connected device;
  • The role of mobile technology in moving toward a world beyond cash;
  • Mobile money and the evolution of closed loop to open loop networks; and,
  • NFC: the current and future state of contactless payments via mobile phones.

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

“We’re delighted to be convening some of the brightest minds in retail, telecommunications, banking and payments in Barcelona to discuss how the physical and digital worlds are converging, and the ways mobile will shape the way consumers shop for goods and services – today and tomorrow,” said Ed McLaughlin, chief emerging payments officer at MasterCard.

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