MICROFINANCE EVENT: Mobile Money Asia 2013, January 28-31, 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Event Name: Mobile Money Asia 2013

Event Date: January 28-31, 2013

Event Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Cost: The fee to attend the main conference costs USD 2,399. Pre and post-conference workshops are available for an extra fee. A discount of up to 16 percent applies to bookings of three or more people.

Event Summary: Mobile Money Asia 2013, known in previous years as Mobile Money APAC, is aimed at those interested in setting up mobile money services as well as those already established in the industry. January 28th and 31st are pre- and post-conference workshops while January 29th and 30th consists of the main conference sessions. These sessions will focus on mobile payments and point-of-sale technology, risk management, advertising models, how mobile transactions affect consumer purchase decisions and using microcredit models to extend financial services to the underbanked.

The pre-conference workshop on January 28th is a training session geared towards mobile financial service providers. The session will be led by Andrew Lake, Principal Operations Officer for the Retail Payment Institutions and Innovations Office of the US-based International Finance Corporation. Mr. Lake will cover distribution models including ways to create successful agent networks. The post-conference workshop is comprised of three networking sessions and four information sessions that cover mobile commerce.

Background on Organizers: This event is hosted by Clarion Events, a British events company that operates 200 conferences annually focusing on payments innovation, telecommunications, government and emerging technologies.

Event Website: http://www.mobile-money-gateway.com/event/mobile-money-asia-2013

For more information, you may contact the organizers by phone at +44 (0) 20 7384 7910 or by email at mmt[at]clarionevents.com. For those interested in speaking at the conference you may contact the event director, Emma Pearce, at +44 (0) 20 7384 7932.

By Lena Phillips, Research Associate

Sources and Additional Resources:

Mobile Money Asia 2013, http://www.mobile-money-gateway.com/event/mobile-money-asia-2013

MicroCapital.org article, 25 November 2011: “MICROCAPITAL EVENT: Mobile Money APAC (Asia Pacific) Conference and Expo, Singapore, January 30 – February 2, 2012”, https://www.microcapital.org/microfinance-event-mobile-money-apac-asia-pacific-conference-and-expo-singapore-january-30-%e2%80%93-february-2-2012/#more-15757

MicroCapital Universe Profile: International Finance Corporation (IFC), https://www.microcapital.org/microfinanceuniverse/tiki-index.php?page=International+Finance+Corporation+%28IFC%29

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