Arab Advisors Group’s “2nd Electronic & Mobile Payments in the Arab World Conference” Convenes in Amman on April 4th in line with the rapid evolution in the payment landscape in the region

27 Mar 2016

Close to 250 senior executives will attend Arab Advisors Group’s 2nd Electronic & Mobile Payments in the Arab World Conference to discuss market trends and consumers behaviors in the electronic and mobile payments in the Arab World. Up to 30 local and regional industry leaders will address the ongoing and emerging trends in the regional landscape including Payments Infrastructure, the Mobile Ecosystem, Financial Technology Market Entrants, Future of E-commerce and Payment Ecosystem, Role of regulatory entities in the introduction and development of electronic and mobile payment solutions among other trending topics.

Amman, March 27, 2016 - Under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Sumaya Bint El Hassan, President of the Royal Scientific Society, The 2nd Electronic & Mobile Payments inthe Arab World Conference will take place in Amman on the 4th of April 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel.

The conference comes in the context of the rapidly evolving dynamics and the emerging technologies of payments in the Arab World. This evolution, which is fuelled by banks, payment service providers, telecom operators and regulators, in addition to new financial technology market players – FinTechs - can be witnessed across the region. The adoption levels of new technology is increasing exponentially as well; although Cash on Delivery is still heavily used by e-commerce users, an increasing percentage of the population in the Arab World is warming up to concept of electronic and mobile payments. Moreover, the introduction of advanced Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment (EBPP) solutions in a number of countries across the region has also contributed to the adoption of electronic and mobile payment services by users.

Merchants and service providers have also realized the massive potential offered by electronic and mobile payments, and are now active supporters of these technologies. The innovation is further fuelled by financial technology companies, which are starting to grab a piece of the payments pie, whether individually or through partnerships with banks and telecom operators.

“After the success of 2015’s conference, Arab Advisors Group is proud to organize the 2nd Electronic & Mobile Payments in the Arab World Conference, acknowledging the importance and impact of electronic and mobile payments on the financial and economic inclusion in the emerging markets. We at Arab Advisors believe that this conference serves as a platform for all stakeholders in this field including banks, financial institutions, telecom operators, merchants and payment networks to discuss the latest developments and the future outlook of the industry. The conference hosts 30 speakers and 250 delegates from Jordan and the region, underlining the importance of the subject matter” Faisal Hakki, General Manager of Arab Advisors Group said.

The Electronic & Mobile Payments in the Arab World Conference is sponsored by the Arab Jordan Investment Bank and Cairo Amman Bank.

The conference is also supported by the Central Bank of Jordan, the Association of Banks in Jordan, the Smart Payment Association, Int@j and Aramex.

As part of its vision to advance the knowledge and technology industries in the Arab World, the Arab Advisors Group offers discount for telecom operators. Also press members can attend the conference at no charge.

The 2nd Electronic & Mobile Payments in The Arab World Conference 2016 will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Amman on April 4 2016.

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