Mobile Futures: Payments and Games

Mobile payments (m-payments) are any chain of payments initiated by use of a mobile device. They range in type from one-way (remittances) and two-way Person2Person to C2C, B2C and B2B, and in business model from mobile network operator (MNO) – centric, to bank-centric, to third-party payment platform-centric, to vendor-centric, and in Asia-Pacific vary across national markets (the ‘leaders’ Japan and Korea, the ‘giants’ China, India, Indonesia and the Philippines, the ‘tigers’ of Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, and the ‘mid-markets’ of Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.) Understanding this diversity and the market opportunities it gives rise to is a key to wise business investment. For example, under what circumstances can mobile-banking become an effective way to bring banking to the unbanked? How do regulations (financial and telecom) influence market structure and market potential? What will drive the take-up of new technologies such as NFC (near field communications) and the use of mobile phones as ‘contactless cards’? If all stakeholders are to benefit from creating an m-payments eco-system – MNOs, merchants, card companies, banks, vendors and payment platform service companies – who will be making the necessary investments?

Session One: 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm – ‘Mobile Payments in Asia Pacific’
Keynote Speakers

  • David Collins, Partner in charge, Information, Communications & Entertainment, KPMG –
  • introduction
  • John Ure and Peter Lovelock (Directors, TRPC) – M-payments

Session Two: 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm – Mobile Payment Initiatives: a perspectives discussion from the stakeholders
Keynote Speaker

  • Doug Chamber, Senior Director for Terminals and Market Expansion, GSMA – GSMA initiatives in mobile payments (30 minutes)

Discussion Panel

  • John McCann, Head of Business Development, AP, CitiBank
  • Antony Morris, Executive Manager, Octopus Card Ltd
  • Anthony Lam, director, integrated solutions, Alcatel-Lucent
  • David Chen, Product Sales & Delivery, Mastercard International

This forum is supported by:

  • Communications Association of Hong Kong (CAHK)
  • Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
  • Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics Ltd (HAFFA)
  • Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS)
  • Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC)
  • Hong Kong Information Technology Federation (HKITF)
  • Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association (HKISPA)
  • Hong Kong Telecommunications Users Group (HKTUG)
  • Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA)
  • Information and Software Industry Association (ISIA)
  • Internet Professional Association (iProA)
  • Internet Society Hong Kong (ISOCHK)
  • The Office of the Telecommunications Authority in Hong Kong (OFTA)
  • World Teleport Association (WTA)

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