Spring 2013 Mobile Payments Conference Kicks Off Today

The Spring 2013 Mobile Payments Conference kicks off in New York this morning.

The two-day conference is celebrated as a valuable opportunity for some 150 senior executives to gather and discuss the latest developments in the mobile marketing, mobile wallet and mobile payments ecosystem.

This morning’s festivities get underway just one day removed from Javelin Strategy and Research’s new report projecting that mobile payments will reach $5.4 billion by 2018.

Mobile payments are also expected to log the highest compound annual growth rate of all payment forms over the next five years.

The promising future of mobile payments will certainly come into focus during a number of presentations and forum discussions led by such respected industry leaders as Bala Krishnamurthy of IBM Global Business Services, Rip Gerber, CEO of Locaid, and Jordan McKee, an Analyst on Yankee Group’s Mobile Money team. Last week, PayAnywhere, a leading provider of mobile point of sale solutions, announced that its CIO, Tracy Metzger will be speaking at the conference. Metzger will be a featured speaker on a panel session which will discuss the opportunities and challenges of mobile point of sale for both consumer and retailer devices.

We are working with the industry’s leading experts to present the latest thinking by firms and suppliers about how mobile payments and mobile wallet services now make sense for retailer mobile commerce efforts in a broad sense and how leveraging the transition to mobile payments can benefit the businesses of retailers and payment providers alike.

To learn more about today’s conference, click here.