Middle East Payment Services Diamond Sponsor of Electronic & Mobile Payment Conference
Amman, January 2014 - Middle East Payment Services (MEPS) - a leading, innovative payment services provider in the Levant - announced its diamond sponsorship of the Electronic & Mobile Payment Conference for the second consecutive year. Organized by the Information and Communications Technology Association of Jordan (int@j) in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MoICT) and the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ), the Electronic & Mobile Payment Conference took place on Tuesday 7 January, 2014, at the Sheraton Hotel in Amman. The Electronic & Mobile Payment Conference was inaugurated by MEPS Chairman Dr. Abdul Malek Jaber who, during his speech, discussed current e-Commerce challenges in Jordan, the region and the world, and stressed the possibility of transforming these obstacles into opportunities that, if tackled properly, could yield significant developmental and economic results. Dr. Jaber also shed light on those of MEPS’ projects that are geared towards enhancing e-Commerce and offering secure payment methods such as the MasterCard Internet Gateway Services (MIGS), mobile payments and e-Vouchers. During the Conference, Izdehar Safarini, Member of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Council’s Board of Advisors and MEPS’ Deputy CEO for Technical and Operations, spoke about the PCI Council’s role in safeguarding the data security of payment cards and users, and the importance of nurturing a solid base of qualified local experts in order to help related organizations obtain the Data Security Standard accreditation. In turn, Dr. Ramzi Al Sunna, Director of RandomStorm in the Middle East, covered fraudulent transactions within the payment card industry and stressed the importance of finding effective solutions that guarantee secure e-Commerce services. “By sponsoring this bellwether industry event, we hope to underscore the importance of the electronic and mobile payment sector and support CBJ and all related stakeholders in developing it to reach its full potential," commented.In addition to positively impacting e-Commerce, the sector also empowers SMEs by eliminating obstacles hindering their expansion and enabling them to deliver their services on both a regional and international scale. We are honoured to sponsor the Electronic & Mobile Payment Conference and are committed to partnering with int@j, CBJ and MoICT to revolutionize this sector and set Jordan as a successful role model within the Middle East.” The Electronic & Mobile Payment Conference discussed the development of mobile and online payment systems, and featured several industry specialists who highlighted key E&M payment opportunities and challenges. The Conference also demonstrated the latest local and regional technologies and innovations which indicated the significant development of, and increase in, e-Commerce transactions.