The Emerging Payments Association (EPA), founded in the UK back in 2004, has used the platform of the SIBOS event in Sydney (22-25 October) to launch its Asian chapter, EPA Asia.
The EPA, which has 130 corporate members in Europe and Africa, is working to strengthen and expand the payments industry through connecting the ecosystem, encouraging innovation and profitable business growth.
The ribbon cutting ceremony was held within the 7,000 strong SIBOS conference and exhibition area, with John Ryan, Director General EPA Asia; Tony Craddock, Director General EPA UK, and Vikesh Pate MD at SWIFT, officiated at the ceremony.
EPA Asia, in conjunction with EPA UK, is also launching a global market survey, which they say is designed to provide a platform for all stakeholders to express their views and establish a focused agenda for EPA Asia moving forward.
“Interest in joining EPA Asia has been high with existing EPA UK members as well as non-member firms,” EPA UK Director General, John Ryan said.
A founding advisory board for EPA Asia will be commissioned post SIBOS.
Further details on the new chapter: www.emergingpaymentsasia.org