MasterCard International, a global payments leader, today announced that for the fifth year running it will be the main sponsor and “Official Payments Solutions Partner” of Cards Middle East, the region’s most prestigious payments and transactions summit.
Attracting an array of leading banks, vendors and industry experts from around the region, the event, to be held in the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel in Dubai on 16-17 May 2005, will address the challenges and prospects of the payments industry in the Middle East and North Africa region, as well as industry global trends.
A keynote speaker at Cards Middle East, Sonny Sannon, president, MasterCard International, South Asia Middle East and Africa (SAMEA) Region will deliver the keynote address on the opening day of the conference. Sonny Sannon will discuss change within the financial services industry driven by increased globalization, shifting demographics, greater connectivity and a growing trend towards more electronic forms of payments.
At the exhibition, MasterCard will be showcasing a wide range of payment programs and cutting edge technology including instant issuance of EMV cards, MULTOS, Pre-Authorised Debit, PayPass™ and the OneSMART™ MasterCard Retail package using Welcome Real-time’s XLS software solution. Corporate Payment Solutions services available to customers can be seen at MasterCard’s stand.
“Cards Middle East is the premier event of its type in the region. Our extensive participation at this event will provide the opportunity to showcase MasterCard’s strength in payment programs and technology to our customer financial institutions. The exhibition will also offer networking opportunities and open up mutual business possibilities amongst participants and visitors,” said Denzil Lawson, senior vice president and general manager, MasterCard International, Middle East & North Africa.About MasterCard International
MasterCard International is a leading global payments solutions company that provides a broad variety of innovative services in support of our global members' credit, deposit access, electronic cash, business-to-business and related payment programs. MasterCard International manages a family of well-known, widely accepted payment cards brands including MasterCard®, Maestro® and Cirrus® and serves financial institutions, consumers and businesses in over 210 countries and territories. The MasterCard award-winning Priceless® advertising campaign is now seen in 96 countries and in 48 languages, giving the MasterCard brand a truly global reach and scope. For more information go to www.mastercardinternational.com