TSYS and China UnionPay to Present at International Acquiring Forum
Columbus, Ga., and London, 17 Sept., 2013–TSYS (NYSE: TSS) announced today that it has been chosen, along with major payment industry players in China (CUP Data, UnionPay International [UPI] and UnionPay Merchant Services [UMS]), to present at the International Acquiring Forum, on 17-19 September. The overall theme of this much anticipated first-year event is “Realities of the New Payments Marketplace.”
Executives from TSYS and China UnionPay (CUP) will lead a panel discussion on the historical growth in China, as well as outline the critical roles played by each of the CUP organizations and how they see the future opportunities within, and beyond, the Chinese payments industry. Kelley C. Knutson, executive vice president of TSYS International, will provide a processor’s perspective on current economic trends in China, as well as opportunities and challenges within the market as a partner of CUP Data. Larry (LiXin) Wang, chief business development officer for UnionPay International, will follow, further elaborating on the UPI business model and the partnerships they have leveraged to expand the UnionPay brand across the globe. Finally, RongLi Guo, chief financial officer for China UnionPay and Chairman of UnionPay Merchant Services, will close the session by providing insight into the existing merchant landscape in China and how UMS views the future of payments in the high profile Chinese market. This inaugural conference will address the importance of globalization in the acquiring industry by bringing together thought leaders from around the world to discuss strategic challenges, business trends, and the future of payment acceptance.
The conference will be held at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London. For more information, visit: http://www.internationalacquiringforum.com/events/international-acquiring-forum/event-summary-705ecec522a74a0f82410262d5801404.aspx.
At TSYS, (NYSE: TSS), we believe payments should revolve around people–not the other way around. We call this belief “People-Centered Payments℠.” By putting people at the center of every decision we make, TSYS supports financial institutions, businesses and governments in more than 80 countries. Through NetSpend, a TSYS Company, we empower consumers with the convenience, security, and freedom to be self-banked. TSYS offers issuer services and merchant payment acceptance for credit, debit, prepaid, healthcare and business solutions.
TSYS’ headquarters are located in Columbus, Georgia, with local offices spread across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. TSYS provides services to more than half of the top 20 international banks, and has been named one of the 2013 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere magazine. TSYS routinely posts all important information on its website, for more please visit us at http://www.tsys.com.
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