RIYADH (RAHNUMA): Seamless, a conference and exhibition covering the latest innovations in payments, financial technology, retail and e-commerce, will begin on Wednesday at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center.
“We are proud of our partnership with Saudi Payments to launch Seamless in Saudi Arabia, which represents a platform to exchange ideas and share knowledge in the Saudi marketplace.
“We believe that Saudi Arabia has all the ingredients for a perfect environment making it an exciting market for growth in 2022 and beyond,” Joseph Ridley, general manager of Terrapinn Middle East, said.
Seamless is a two-day payments and commerce technology conference that brings together the banking and financial services value chain to highlight, debate and share expertise on the future of the commerce ecosystem.
“Sponsoring Seamless comes as a priority to strengthen the Kingdom’s leading position as the technical and digital capital of the region, and to support leadership and innovation in the field of financial technology,” said Abdulaziz Al-Afaleg, managing director at Saudi Payments.
Seamless Saudi Arabia is expected to welcome 6,000 attendees, with more than 250 exhibitors, some of which include PostPay, Swisslog, Zoho, Wosul, Krish and Locus.
Seamless will feature over 200 global speakers including Abdulaziz Abanmi, chief operating officer of Saudi Payments; Asim Chohan, vice president of global operations at Morgan Stanley; Fernando Plaza, chief digital officer at Arab National Bank; Nora Al-Bakr, senior vice president of strategy and excellence at Saudi Payments; and Paul Misener, vice president of global innovation policy and communications at Amazon.com, Inc.
“The presence and participation of international experts in the conference, which will be hosted in Riyadh for the first time, will enable the payments ecosystem in Saudi Arabia to effectively contribute to these important discussions and accelerate the transition to a society less dependent on cash, in line with the Saudi Central Bank’s strategy and the aspirations of the Financial Sector Development Program, one of the programs of Vision 2030,” Al-Afaleg added.