Future Payments 2013 Awards Gala Dinner

15 – 16 May 2013. Millenium Gloucester Hotel, London.

LONDON. A new event – Future Payments 2013 – is set to start on Wednesday, May 15, in London, bringing to the City an intense two-day insight into the future developments of payments and banking technology.

The happening, organised by Timetric’s VRL Financial News at the Millenium Gloucester Hotel, will see leaders from across the banking, payments, retail and telecoms sectors discuss how technology is changing the industry and people’s behaviour.

All this will take place at a crucial moment for all stakeholders, as the future of payments is all but clear and defined, and the risk of turning opportunities into threats is high.

Worldwide eCommerce revenue is set to reach $936 billion by 2015 and $55 billion is expected to be remitted internationally via mobile phones in 2016; by 2016 more than half of the dollars spent in retail will be influenced by the web, with a quarter of consumers using retail stores as “showrooms” and buying online; 46% of internet users already use social media to inform their purchasing decisions before they buy: new and old players will give their point of view on how these factors are shaping their strategy.

Andy Cook, Timetric Group Publisher, said: “The conference has a clear aim – to get people together from across industries, to find answers to a clear set questions: how are consumers’ expectations changing? What will be the impact of telecommunications advances on the way people transact? How will the payments technology landscape evolve over the next ten years? Should payments technology shape consumer behaviour, or simply respond to it?”

On the evening of the conference the Cards & Payments Europe Awards will be held at a Gala Dinner. These awards will allow the best and brightest within the industry to be recognised and celebrated by their peers. The awards provide an ideal platform for companies to showcase their achievements and reward their most outstanding performers.

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