28-29 August 2017
SINGAPORE

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Asia Global Payment Summit Receives Certification of Appreciation from Scholars of Sustenance

23 October '19
It was our honour to partner with Scholars of Sustenance Foundation (SOS) at the Asia Global Payments Summit in Bali, Indonesia. Any unused food was rescued and collected by SOS and redistributed to communities in need. SOS do a fantastic job in Bali and Thailand, providing unused food for orphanages, local villages other communities in...
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Alternative Payments in eCommerce Markets

3 October '19
This session explores the use of alternative payments with a particular focus on eCommerce markets in Asia Pacific, representing a key driver of online digital payments. Discussion points will include progress, growth rates and the potential of digital alternative payments, as well as the relevance of cash within this context. Variations across Asia-Pacific and how...
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War of the Wallets

3 October '19
The recent growth of eWallets has turned a previously futuristic technology into a reality and a concern for banks and payment providers alike. •    Are eWallets merely a fad, or here to stay? The panel will discuss the diverse eWallet landscape across Asia and discussing the popularity trends of eWallets amongst Asian consumers •    Why have eWallets become...
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The Paypers Releases the Open Banking Report 2019

2 October '19
The Paypers has launched Open Banking Report 2019, which strives to offer the freshest and most robust insights into the global Open Banking landscape. The 2019 report clarifies the role of key-players in a post-September 14th world and assesses how the landscape has shifted within Europe and beyond, highlighting trends that should shape the Open...
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Regulatory Challenges in Emerging Markets

2 October '19
The Asian payments landscape is highly dynamic and technologically innovative, especially in cross-border money flows, a top driver for growth in the ASEAN region. As rapid changes in technology change expectations and needs of users, companies and authorities are pushing for faster transfer times, greater cost efficiency and an up-to-date regulatory regime. This takes place...
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Women in Payments First-Ever Symposium in Singapore

1 October '19
Women from across the ASEAN region, representing the best and the brightest in the industry, will convene in Singapore this October to talk about the disruptive evolution taking place across the payments ecosystem today. The daylong event features keynote speakers, such as Ooi Huey Tyng, Managing Director, GrabPay Singapore, Malaysia and The Philippines at Grab,...
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Future of Payments Platforms - Instant, Accessible, Ubiquitous

1 October '19
Today, payment platforms are evolving at pace with a number of common, underlying themes – open accessibility, richer data, instant payments, interoperability, emerging technology, open innovation and better consumer experience journeys. Hear from a panel of industry experts representing SWIFT, fintech firms, banks and consulting firms, as they share their insights and experiences around these themes, and...
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Top Reasons Why You Should Attend Asia GPS

30 September '19
With less than 2 weeks left until Asia GPS, we thought we should summarise the key information about the event for you. Below we have outlined the main reasons why you should join us in Bali in early October:1. Strong speakers line-up and topical conference agendaJoin us for an absolute expert infusion on topics including: Regulatory...
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Using AI to Uncover Financial Crime

20 September '19
Using AI to Uncover Financial Crime Keynote Presentation Using Artificial Intelligence to uncover new, increasingly sophisticated patterns of financial crime Over the past year we’ve seen a dramatic change in the speed and scale of fraud and money laundering, as well as the emergence of new patterns of illicit behaviour. During Asia GPS, Sandeep Malhotra, Executive...
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Meet the Florin Asia Innovation Awards 2019 Nominees

18 September '19
The Florin Awards Asia jury have deliberated on all applications and we are pleased to announce the following nominees (in alphabetical order). AsiaPay BCI (Thailand) Hydro IpayLinks KYC One Identity We would like to thank the Jury members for their dedication and support in selecting the Nominees and all candidates for their submissions and interest...
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The SEACEN Centre Joins Asia - GPS as Association Partner

13 September '19
We are pleased to announce our partnership with the South East Asia Central Banks (SEACEN) Centre, acting as an association partner for the 7th edition of the Asia Global Payment Summit (GPS). We are grateful for their commitment and support! Since its inception in the early 1980s, The SEACEN Centre has established a unique regional...
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New Borders or No Borders?

1 August '19
Facing up to the new-tech reality in payments New technologies and our networked society have become a huge challenge for traditional banks and regulators. Platformization and the rapidly evolving consumer behaviour erode the established position of FSIs that are dependent on legacy systems. New players using emerging technology view tech-savvy consumer communities as a base...
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CALL FOR ENTRIES – FLORIN ASIA INNOVATION AWARDS 2019

29 July '19
Curious to learn about the brilliant payments innovation companies across Asia that are the frontrunners in the field? During this year's edition of Asia – Global Payment Summit, we will be honouring great initiatives and proven solutions in payments with the 2019 Florin Asia Innovation Awards. We are seeking parties who are using innovation to drive their...
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Announcing the ASIA - Global Payment Summit

10 April '19
  Announcing the ASIA - Global Payment Summit Save the date for 10-11th Oct 2019 in Bali We are excited to announce the 7th edition of Asia - Global Payment Summit on 10 - 11th October 2019 in Bali, Indonesia! Southeast Asia, home to 650 million people and one of the world's fastest growing regions, is...
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Global Payment Challenges

10 September '18
The P7 group of payments associations meet together in Kuala Lumpur days prior to GPS 2018 and we are excited to invite key speakers from this global group of associations to speak at the Summit! The CEOs from Payments Canada, Payments Network Malaysia, Dutch Payments Association, and Australian Payments Network will join a panel discussion on...
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PSD2 & Open Banking - Impact & Influence for Asia

10 September '18
  At a high level, the PSD2 regulation was put in place for the following noble objectives by the European Commission: Foster innovation in the payments and remittance spaces by allowing third party providers (TPPs) access to online payment accounts of banking customers Regulate those fintech companies in the market who were already providing alternate...
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Pre-Summit Briefing - Remittances

4 September '18
Pre-Summit Briefing | 18th Sep 2018 Venue: Four Seasons Ballroom 1 @ Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur (near KLCC)   Trends, Efficiencies and Best Practices in the Remittances Industry If you are in the money services business this is an event you don't want to miss. Jointly with the Malaysian Association of Money Services Business, Global Payment...
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The digital identity (R)evolution

4 September '18
The digital identity (R)evolution Why FIs must lead us into the new age of Digital ID   Expectations and demands for real time, reliable and seamless identity verification is a pressing issue that concerns not just the regulators, but also financial institutions and particularly online businesses.  This gives rise to a landscape of multiple service providers...
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Speeding up Financial Inclusion: Broadening our Social Responsibility Commitment

15 August '18
SE Asia Update & How Fintechs Can Contribute "Globally, 69 percent of adults – 3.8 billion people – now have an account at a bank or mobile money provider, a crucial step in escaping poverty. This is up from 62 percent in 2014 and just 51 percent in 2011." — Global Findex Report Payment services...
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Bankers' Challenge: Compete or Collaborate?

2 August '18
Bankers' Challenge: Compete or Collaborate? The fast changing SE Asia payments landscape reviewed   How can banks respond to new digital commerce ecosystems? The consumer payment ecosystem is undergoing enormous and rapid change in the markets of South East Asia. The result is the displacement of cash by digital payments, and an opportunity for the...
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IFAA - China's experience with biometric, authentication and standardization

25 July '18
Learn more about IFAA and Ant Financial’s strategy. China leads many countries in the era of mobile internet. With proliferated use, identity authentication and security becomes of prime concern. To satisfy and meet high standards of security, the IFAA (Internet Finance Authentication Alliance) was founded in 2015 by Ant Financial Services Group together with members like Alibaba, Samsung,...
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A New Fintech Creature from the Black Lagoon: Turning Ride Shares into Bank Shares

25 July '18
A new world of finance is rising up in an evolutionary clash between e-commerce and blockchain on the one hand and traditional banking and broking on the other. Payments, ride sharing, online retail and cloud services are morphing and creating a new financial creature. It is an O2O hybrid that will come to dominate on single...
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Fintech Debate - Can we talk about a fair playing field?

18 July '18
  "Sadder and wiser, we have put a lot of effort into implementing stricter rules for Financials. Regulators feel the pressure of society – as a consequence, the recent financial crisis resulted in total ‘control’ of banks. But Fintechs, the Googles, the Alipays, seem to belong to a different class. These are growing fast in...
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Invitation to Enrol in the Florin Awards 2018

21 June '18
Towards Hassle-Free Transacting - Innovating in the way we pay Today, transactional ‘noise & friction' can give us continuous headaches. With machine-learning and artificial intelligence we see a new world where we can focus on the ‘experience economy’ and where the hassle of doing complex transactions are minimized. Apps, new ways of paying, shop & pay, instant...
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The Quantum Revolution - How will this impact the transaction space?

21 June '18
  Announcing inspiring keynote by Prof. Georg Gesek, CEO Novarion, Austria – Vienna The field of quantum technologies is increasingly in the spotlight beyond the scientific and research community and looks set to be one of the key technologies of the future. The European Commission has also announced a €1-billion (US$1.1-billion) flagship research initiative in the...
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GPS 2018 - Announcing Payments Network Malaysia as Co-host

2 May '18
  2018 Global Payment Summit - Asia 2018 takes on a new direction by implementing creative on-boarding initiatives, starting with an exceptional collaboration forged with PayNet Group, Malaysia’s premier payment system network and central infrastructure for financial markets. In addition to hosting GPS-Asia 2018, the PayNet Group will also organise closed-door Think Tank meetings comprised of key global...
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Changing the Payment Card Industry: Towards efficiency, transparency and more competition ( BNM Case Study )

15 August '17
    Tan Nyat Chuan, Director of Payment Systems Policy Dept | Bank Negara Malaysia   To foster an efficient, transparent and competitive payment card industry in Malaysia, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) had issued the Payment Card Reform Framework (PCRF) which came into effect on 1 July 2015. Besides tackling market distortions that have curtailed...
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Fintech Showcase - Taipei, Singapore, San Franciso

10 August '17
Come and meet our top selection of trend setting Fintech at GPS! We selected 6 key introductions to relevant innovation in the transaction space! See our full program details and join today!   Making cryptocurrencies spendable anytime anywhere. TenX is solving a real world problem by making cryptocurrencies spendable anytime anywhere. What TenX is doing...
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Your 10 Picks for Florin Awards - Vote Now & Win GPS Passes!

4 August '17
  We decide to organize the Florin Awards this year to really promote diversity and innovation in the transaction space!  The honor roll does not just belong to the financially well vested ones, but also those with promising new ideas! The list includes established bank, new innovators in remittances, blockchain tech, eKYC and more.... Cast your...
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API & Open Banking developments | The new role of banks and non-banks

1 August '17
  Dr. Ko-Yang Wang | CEO | Fusion$360, and Chairman, Taiwan FinTech Association | Taipei Open banking is the FI world embracing APIs. Like Apple leading the way in opening up AppStore to millions of developers encouraging usage, incumbent banks now fight for a place in opening their APIs, allowing 3rd party developers to build...
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"Real Time" coming of age in APAC | Malaysia Blueprint presented at GPS

1 August '17
  Tay Gim Soon | COO | PayNet (previously MyClear) | Kuala Lumpur Meeting growing customer demands for immediacy in an increasingly online, inter-connected world,  Payments Network Malaysia (PayNet) is well on its way to implement real-time payments nation-wide. At GPS, we will obtain insights into the real-time payments implementation in Malaysia. Our track-session will...
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"The New Normal for Payments: Innovation. Disruption"

26 July '17
  Join this opening keynotes and hear the perspectives from SWIFT, UOB, StanChart, and Bain   Traditional payments ecosystems are being disrupted by various factors, including evolving customer expectations, adoption of emerging technologies and vibrant fintech ecosystems. This raises the question of what are the underlying “real” problem areas in payments that these disruptive forces...
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e-KYC: The Identity Challenge & Aadhaar Presentation

20 July '17
We prepared one of the best briefings on ‘identity’. Next to a wealth of expertise, we will share key lessons learned from Europe and from India! We will deep-dive into Aadhaar as key expert GTP Gupta from Kotak Mahindra Bank will discuss the implementation Aadhaar is a 12 digit unique-identity number issued to all Indian...
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The position of banks in the transaction space - Payments as a commodity? No way!

12 July '17
From Boardroom to Execution:  Capitalizing, optimizing and translating value of investments made in innovation Now more than ever before, the correct investments made in technology and innovation have serious and material implications to the long-term success of a business.  Missing opportunities to capitalize on new technology to enhance capabilities, product and services could result in...
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From Initial Coin Offerings to the New Payment Realism - Hear panelists from Luno and TenX

12 July '17
The amount of money raised by Initial Coin Offerings, or ‘ICOs’, is booming. Just a few weeks ago, TenX from Singapore raised $80million in their ICO.  Bitcoin and other digital currencies continue to set record price levels. As these blockchain built initiatives continue to gain traction and increase in their functionality, it sure seems like...
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Exceptional Fintech Showcase - ID, MY, SG

6 July '17
  Fast, Automatic Payment Solution Xendit provides seamless payment API to collect and disburse payments. Their technology enable modern businesses of all sizes and types to handle transactions in real-time and at scale. Xendit is the first Indonesian company from Y Combinator (USA), winner of Andreessen-Horowitz Hackathon, and Forbes Asia 30 under 30. Ikhsan Rahardian...
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Call for Entries - FLORIN Asia Innovation Awards 2017

6 July '17
Curious what are the coolest initiatives and awesome solutions in payments out of Asia? We are always on the look-out to discover the gems too! Transactives 'GlobalPaymentSummit’ will be honouring great initiatives and proven solutions in payments with the 2017 Florin Asia Innovation Awards. We are seeking parties who are using innovation to drive their...
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Fintech Invite - Presenting the most compelling cases in payments

28 June '17
AT GPS we will have room for 6 compelling Fintech-Payment cases to present to our key audience. We look at key breakthroughs is consumer reach, new technology and X-border simplicity (cost reduction). If you are interested to present, contact us at info@transactives.com And send your brief outline and linked info so we can connect soonest with...
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Jeremy Grant to join Advisory Board of GPS

21 June '17
      We are happy to announce the appointment of Jeremy Grant to the Global Advisory Boards of GPS and EPS.  We focus with www.EuropeanPaymentSummit.com in EMEA and with www.GlobalPaymentSummit.com at Asia. A key focus of the events is exchanging best practices amongst professionals in the payments, security, and privacy space by bringing together...
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In Milliseconds... How real-time decisions are disrupting fraud management

21 June '17
    Digital Payments Fraud - Transactional Analytics Matter! Global payments are expected to exceed $2.3 trillion by 2019, and each year, with non-cash payments accounting for an increasing share of this massive market. And with the uptake on mobile payments and CNP transactions, fraudsters now target these channels via identity hijacking, attacking leaky access points....
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Indonesia's Next Steps in Payment Innovations (Special Track)

14 June '17
We are very happy to announce a full track session on key Payment developments in Indonesia by Budi Gandasoebrata. Budi is a Payment ‘thought leader’ and Vice-Chairman - Payment Systems of Indonesia Fintech Association. As a seasoned payments expert he is also COO of Midtrans in Jakarta. As one of the largest market in Asia, Indonesia...
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Is Blockchain the Big Promise for Payments?

6 June '17
At GPS2017 we will debate realistic scenarios for blockchain implementation in the payment/transaction space. David Lee, professor of Fintech and Blockchain at SUSS will moderate a plenary panel session with key experts who work have hands-on blockchain developments.  Expect a fierce debate and discussion on: Blockchain is presented as a “cure for anything” - is...
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Global Dialogue with Regulators - Strategies in Displacing Cash 

16 May '17
The primary driver in Asia is e-commerce and in payment terms the objective of displacing cash and cheques with digital payments.  Various regulatory initiatives have been developed in order to achieve this: e.g. driving up the cost of cheque processing, looking at ways of making cash more expensive, driving down interchange rates to make the...
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Introducing our Keynote Opening Speaker - Greg Gibb, CEO Lufax

4 May '17
Greg Gibb will be our keynote opening at GPS 2017. Greg will share with you his unique and widely-recognized insights about essential financial services innovation and the swift changing transaction space. A great starting point of 2-days sharing in-depth expertise on payments with international key experts and stakeholders in the transaction space. As CEO of...
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Social Networks, e-Commerce, Digital Payment in China: What It Means for Other Countries

2 May '17
    Can you go cashless buying eggs at your favourite markets in Asia?  Check out this picture (from the report) of a wet market eggs seller equipped with Alipay for payments! Can 'cashless' be a reality for Southeast Asia's many cities and markets?! The Better Than Cash Alliance Research Series As governments and businesses worldwide...
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Going cashless - Mobile Payments in Asia

20 April '17
Throughout Asia Pacific where smartphone penetration is the highest in the world, consistent progress by local governments toward cashless societies is benefiting the mobile payments market. Going cashless is seen as a catalyst for the mobile payments market both in markets where use of cards is transitioning gradually into use mobile payments and in markets...
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China & Digital Finance - How 1.4 billion people pay, shop, and save

5 April '17
China is, by any measure, the largest fintech market in the world. Digital payments are a reality and China’s key providers have created platforms of products and services based around these services for anything from booking a taxi to buying a wealth management product. This is completely changing how China’s consumers carry out their daily...
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Check out our new video trailer!

4 April '17
What can you expect at GPS 2017? Watch this vid.    Related posts: Using AI to Uncover Financial Crime War of the Wallets New Borders or No Borders?   
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Financial Inclusion as Catalyst for Simplifying the Payments Business

29 September '16
    Expert Panel chaired by Lotte Schou Zibell, ADB & Global Strategists from Philippines, Bangladesh, UK, Singapore This panel looks deep into Financial Inclusion & Payments as mutual catalyst How branch networks and agent banking may develop? Will Fintech magically deliver what is promised?   Also read article by Panel Chair Lotte Schou Zibell...
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South Korea Mobile Payment Trends

19 September '16
  South Korea’s payments market faced a turning point in 2015 with the emergence of smart pay, a simplified form of mobile payments made using smartphones. Celent reviews the status of the South Korean smart pay market and forecasts future trends. At the moment, smart pay providers have their sights on specific demographics. However, each...
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