4th Annual World Cards & Payments Summit 2013
From: 19 Feb 2013 To: 20 Feb 2013 City: Dubai
Financial Services have witnessed an array of innovations over the past 3 years. Mobile, Prepaid, Wallets and Digital Services have made an impact on the global payment trends. Customers seek ease of making a secured payment whereas payment providers seek to better their services. In an era where financial services is now not only being offered by banks, other non-banking entities have emerged into the field and are quite successful into reaching customers by providing alternate payment options. On a whole payment providers are up for increasing profit margins, providing quality service, delivering the best loyalty deal in town, leveraging with up to date technology and being innovative.
Past edition covered by CNBC Arabia
Being in its fourth year the summit will bring over 150 global leaders from payment sector across banks, mobile Operators, merchants, retailers, vendors, payment processors, consultants and regulators. The prime focus of the summit is based upon emerging trends and opportunities in the global payment space.
Speaker of the week
Vinu Thomas, BAPCO, Head of Cards Business Unit, The Bahrain Petroleum Company BSC
Vinu is an experienced business development and technology professional with over 23 years of multi-faceted experience in information technology covering the banking, finance, oil and gas industry and other business environments. Vinu has spent over 12 years in Bahrain in the capacity of supervisory and managerial roles. He is very fluent with the payment systems under Visa and MasterCard Credit, Debit and Smart Cards. Currently Vinu is the Head of the Cards Business Unit with Bapco where he is responsible for the development and processing of the Sadeem Fuel Cards.He has the ability to design, develop and implement technology that meets the business needs of internal and external customers. Prior to the Cards Business Head role with Bapco, Vinu has been with Bahrain Smart e-Solutions Co. (BSES), Microcenter Group of Companies, and the Awal Commercial Group of Companies in Bahrain on various roles from sales, marketing, business development and information technology.