Merchants Convene to Discuss Solutions to Capturing Billion Dollar Share of Mobile Payments Industry

Joined by Carriers, Banks and Solution Providers at Live Forum to Discuss Standards

Oct 11, 2010, 18:02 ET from Strategic Solutions Network

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Merchants from all industries will converge on San Francisco, CA, October 21-22, 2010 to discuss grabbing their share of the exploding mobile payments space at the Alternative Payment Systems Innovations Forum (APSI). The Forum will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Produced by Strategic Solutions Network (SSN), APSI is the ONLY event of its kind that features a "conversation with merchants" around the subject of mobile payment standards.  They will be joined by key players in the payments industry including executives from wireless carriers, financial institutions and technology providers.  Together they will discuss merchant needs and how they can work together to ensure everyone gets their fair share of the payments pie.

"Mobile, contactless payments hold the promise of faster transactions, more convenience, and higher customer loyalty," says SSN CEO, Dharshan Wanasundera. "The APSI Forum is different from others in that it will focus on the merchant perspective to help wireless companies, technology providers and credit card companies better understand needs to help develop standards as we charge forward into this fast moving, multi-billion dollar market."

Barriers will be covered as well as disruptive technologies that are making their way to market.

Speakers include executives from Wal-Mart, Merchant Advisory Group, National Retail Federation, National Restaurant Association; Citigroup; BOKU; Mopay; California Metropolitan Transit Authority; Zong and more.  

To view the agenda and the entire list of speakers, please click here.

The Forum features a "fireside chat," with David Weiden, General Partner and Co-Founder of venture capital firm, Khosla Ventures. Weiden, regarded as one of the brightest minds in the mobile payments space, will bring his unique perspective on the future of the industry.

To register or sponsor, please contact Sara Sturman at 1-561-674-0084; email Or visit for more information.

Forum Sponsors: OfferPal ;PaymentOne; RoamDATA; VivoTech; Waspit; Wcapra; XIPWire; Zong; BOKU

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