Seamless Philippines: PH’s Biggest Conference on Fintech, ID, E-commerce, and Retail

Seamless Philippines 2018 will showcase the country’s biggest and rising commerce companies that offer innovative digital solutions for smooth trade and consumer transactions on September 26-27 at the SMX Convention Center Manila in Pasay City.

Representatives from various government agencies will be in attendance to talk about the technological advancements in national operations such as the recently signed National ID system law, SIM Card Registration Bill, Philippine National Public Key Infrastructure (PNPKI), Philippine ePassport, and identity crime in a technologically advanced-society.

The National ID System Law will be discussed from different perspectives by three government agencies. First, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon will walk the audience through an overview of the recently-signed National ID system law. Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Undersecretary and National Statistician Lisa G. Bersales will then illustrate how the government will use the bill as vehicle for development and inclusiveness. , Commission on Elections (Comelec) Director and Spokesperson James Jimenez will demonstrate the issues, insights, and future plans for the bill in line with biometric voter authentication.

Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Head of Programme Development Division Antonette Torres and Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Chief Science Research Specialist Rene Mendoza will enlighten the audience about the present plans and future developments for the National Public Key Infrastructure which allows users of public networks to privately exchange data securely and fosters reliable transactions online.

House Representative Sharon Garin will talk about the recently-approved SIM Card Registration Bill. On the other hand, Department of Foreign Affairs Passport Division Director Ricarte Abejuela will walk through a case study of the Philippine ePassport. Meanwhile, Philippine National Police (PNP) Intelligence and Investigation Chief Jay Guillermo will give a glimpse at identity crime in a highly digitized economy.

The event will also feature seven theatres of content consisting of 165 conference sessions from top executives of payments, retail, e-commerce, and ID companies, including Payoneer, World Bank Group, Satoshi Citadel Industries, Digits Trading Corporation, iflix, Philippine Airlines, Home Credit Philippines, Ingenico Group, 7 Eleven, and FWD Philippines. With topics emphasizing industry strategies, trends, and disruptions, the theatres are designed to analyze effective solutions that will ease the local market’s digital transition.

Event attendees come from across the entire ecosystem of commerce industry such as e-tailers, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), travel & transport, entertainment, banks & financial institutions, media, food & beverage (F+B), among others. The wide-scale audience and participants that Seamless Philippines gathers creates a thriving conjunction where business deals are closed and partnerships are forged.

For 4 years, Terrapin has been delivering Seamless events across Asia and in the Philippines. This year is especially relevant with e-commerce revenue continuing to rise year-on-year and currently valued at more than $1.2 billion. Retail revenues are still growing at 8% per annum while digital payments account for $5.5 billion in transaction values.

Seamless Philippines 2018 is sponsored by National Link , Quad X, and Veritas Pay . The exhibition will feature a showcase of the latest and most innovative technology solutions and products represented by over 80 local and international exhibitors.

Get ready to go seamless this 2018 by checking out the convention’s official website for registration and updates.

Companies interested to be a sponsor or exhibitor of the Seamless Philippines 2018 may contact Aristeo Arcilla (aristeo.arcilla@terrapinn.com) for details.

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