London: the GSMA today announced speakers for the NFC & Mobile Money Summit 2013 which this year will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York on 15th and 16th October, with additional invitation-only meetings being held on the 14th and 17th of October. The hugely popular complimentary ‘Mobile Money Accelerator’ classes will again be held before the main conference sessions on 15th and 16th October.

“With every year, we see mobile services increasingly changing the way that we live our lives, both personally and in business, and it is clear that we are moving to a world where nearly everyone and everything in our lives will be connected by mobile,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “At the NFC & Mobile Money Summit 2013, we will see and experience mobile NFC providing a critical link between our digital life on our smartphone and the connected world around us, as it becomes the primary tool to carry our wallet, identity, keys, music, books, photos, tickets, loyalty cards, mail, itinerary and much more.”

The NFC & Mobile Money Summit will once again bring together key global players and will focus on the latest developments and newest innovations in NFC and mobile commerce services. The annual event will deliver two days of conference sessions focusing on the recent deployments and latest successes in the NFC and mobile money sectors. The event will showcase the newest products and services that are defining the future of mobile commerce and will offer attendees the opportunity to network and explore the potential of this technology sector.

Led by industry executives and mobile commerce experts, the conference programme will address the latest innovations and developments within the NFC and mobile money arena.

Themes to be addressed during the conference programme include partnerships and joint ventures, the mobile wallets landscape, the retail landscape, opportunities for mobile money in untapped markets, new business models in emerging markets and disruption in mobile money.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Liu Xin, Deputy GM, Department of Data Service, China Mobile
  • Tomasz Smilowicz, MD, Global Head of Mobile Solutions, Citi Transaction Services
  • Felix Marx, CEO, C-SAM Inc.
  • Gil Bernabeu, Technical Director, GlobalPlatform
  • Franco Bernabè, Chairman, GSMA and Chairman and CEO, Telecom Italia Group
  • Kai Johnson, Chief Architect, ISIS
  • Mung Ki Woo, Executive Vice President, Mobile and Industry Alliances, Mastercard
  • Dodd Roberts, Executive, MCX
  • Gregory Keough, CEO, Mobile Financial Services
  • Thierry Millet, VP, Payment and Contactless, Orange
  • David Robinson, VP, Emerging Business, Rogers Wireless
  • Jeff Hindle, VP, Emerging Business and Payments, Scotiabank
  • Elizabeth Buse, Global Executive, Solutions, Visa Inc.

NFC & Mobile Money Summit 2013 Registration Now Open
Registration for NFC & Mobile Money Summit 2013 is now open; for more information on the NFC & Mobile Money Summit, including details on how to register for attendance, to exhibit or sponsor, please visit

Visa is the Platinum Event Sponsor for the NFC & Mobile Money Summit 2013. Visa is also sponsoring My MMS, the event’s social networking portal, as well as the networking reception that is open to all attendees on 15th October.


About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries and territories, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators with more than 230 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as the Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo. 

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at or Mobile World Live, the online portal for the mobile communications industry, at

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