Banking, Retail, Innovations and cyber security in the Digital Age

DGTL#U Forum to discuss the future of electronic payments in the digital economy era.

The third series of the DGTL#U Forum organized by Al-Iktissad-Wal-Aamal group will take place on the 4th and 5th of December 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut under the patronage of HE Mr. Boutros Harb, Minister of Telecommunications in Lebanon. This yearو the topics will include discussions on transitioning to a cashless economy, how banks and retailers are adopting digital technologies and adapting to digital disruptions in their businesses. The forum will also feature on its second day an open discussion with HE Mr. Boutros Harb.

The forum comes at a time when the proliferation of smart phones in Lebanon reached 70% while mobile subscription reached 92% and the percentage of the population holding bank accounts stands at 70%.

Today questions are arising to the future potentials of digital banking, innovations in cards and payments and the future of money. At the same time this raises concerns regarding security, and what new digital disruptions in mobile and social media will have on banking and retail in the future. All these topics and more will be discussed by prominent speakers in addition to several workshops covering digital marketing on a budget, the important of visual marketing and an assessment of brand activities on social media.

In addition to an array and lineup of top professionals and experts in the field, DGTL#U has attracted sponsors from the banking and creative community including Bankmed, Terranet, Zain, BPS, Websense and Payfort, in addition to partners from Beirut Creative Cluster, USEK, LBCI, Nahranet, Cloud961 supporting the forum.

About DGTL#U Forum:

DGTL#U was first held in 2012, organized by Al-Iktissad-Wal-Aamal in conjunction with influential partners in various economic sectors. The forum dealt with various angles of the digital commerce & shopping as well as digital banking, relaying how customers are accommodating to the new digital age and mobile usage, websites and social media. Moreover, it revealed the corporations, financial institutions and traders’ means of dealing with the digital environment and relating to customers through mobile applications. Lebanon’s infrastructure and readiness for the new digital age and knowledge economy, the legal framework for e-banking, and the roles of businessmen were also highlighted during forum proceedings.

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