MONTRÉAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Montreal technology companies Connect&GO and Mobeewave will unveil a revolutionary payment acceptance solution for the first time in Canada at C2 Montréal, the international business conference held May 24-26, 2017. Enabled by the innovative payment solutions of Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services, the solution will allow attendees to make purchases at the event by simply tapping their credit cards or radio-frequency identification (RFID) badges directly on vendors’ mobile devices.
Launched at SXSW in March, the partnership between Connect&GO and Mobeewave combines RFID technology and mobile contactless payment acceptance to offer an all-in-one cashless solution for live events. Harnessing both companies’ expertise, this solution enables event attendees to make payments by simply tapping an RFID-enabled badge or wristband, a mobile wallet or a contactless credit card to a near field communication (NFC) enabled smartphone.
"We’re delighted that this innovative cashless payment acceptance solution will be used at C2 Montréal,” said Maxime de Nanclas, COO and Co-Founder of Mobeewave. “It’s only fitting that a service that’s going to revolutionize how payments are accepted at events around the world will be provided at a conference that’s known for challenging conventions. The fact that a solution that was created in Montréal is also going to be showcased in its hometown is extra special.”
“Offering options for our clients to accept multiple methods of payments is what positions Connect&GO as a leading architect of cashless experiences. It’s not just about technology, it’s about working within an event’s setting and discovering the best way for people to purchase what they want, when they want and how they want. We’re really always thinking about every detail of the participant’s experience and that’s why C2 Montréal has been the most rewarding environment in which to innovate,” said Anthony Palermo, CEO at Connect&GO.
Turning a Smartphone Into a Contactless Payment Terminal
With payments technology provided by Global Payments, the solution provided by Connect&GO and Mobeewave turns a smartphone into a mobile point-of-sale terminal – removing the need for cable connections, external hardware or Bluetooth devices. Whether located at a fixed location or moving throughout a venue, merchants can accept contactless payment using just their smartphone. In addition to accepting payments, the solution also provides features such as inventory-tracking and detailed sales reporting.
“We’re excited to partner with Connect&GO and Mobeewave to debut this innovative new acceptance solution in Canada at C2 Montréal,” said Frank Young, SVP, Global Product and Innovation at Global Payments. “This state-of-the-art technology is ideal for conferences and events; the streamlined payment process creates new payment experiences and changes the way attendees and vendors interact.”
Debuting at C2 Montréal
“Once more, C2 breaks the barrier in integrating cutting edge technology to enhance the participant experience at the conference. Thanks to the Connect&GO and Mobeewave solution, vendors will be able to preload their menu items straight into their smartphones and will be able to accept contactless payment directly on their device. They will also be able to track all sales in real time. As each RFID badge is registered to a guest’s personal profile, a receipt for each transaction will be sent directly to them via email,” explains Martin Énault, COO with C2 Montréal.
Connect&GO is a global leader of RFID deployments in the entertainment industry offering three configurable modules: ACCESS, PAYMENTS and EXPERIENTIAL. With technologies developed to support consumer behaviour, Connect&GO provides clients with the visibility and management tools they need to run successful events. With over 5 million activated RFID tags and more than 350 events deployed, the Connect&GO team travels the world turning creative ideas into fully connected experiences.
An award-winning company, Mobeewave brings balance to the FinTech world, empowering people to accept money in person using their phones. With the Mobeewave solution, the company has created a simple, secure service to allow anyone to accept money from a contactless card or mobile wallet in a quick, easy and convenient manner. Mobeewave was previously selected as a finalist in the Payment and FinTech category of the eighth annual 2016 SXSW Accelerator Competition.
About Global Payments:
Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services that delivers innovative solutions driven by customer needs globally. Our technologies, partnerships and employee expertise enable us to provide a broad range of products and services that allow our customers to accept all payment types across a variety of distribution channels in many markets around the world.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with approximately 8,500 employees worldwide, Global Payments is a member of the S&P 500 with merchants and partners in 30 countries throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Brazil. For more information about Global Payments, our Service. Driven. Commerce brand and our technologies, please visit: www.globalpaymentsinc.com
About C2 Montréal – A business conference, only different:
Each year, in a collaborative environment specifically designed to provoke collisions and spark new ideas, C2 Montréal inspires 6,000 decision makers across continents and industries to challenge their biases, shift their perspective and explore completely new ways of doing business.
Imagined by Sid Lee and founding partner Cirque du Soleil, these three days of talks, workshops, experimental brainstorming sessions, meet ups, performances and festivities have been described as “challenging conventions” by The Economist, and “a business conference unlike any other” by Harvard Business Review. C2 Montréal will be presenting its 6th edition on May 24, 25 and 26, 2017, at Arsenal art gallery in Montréal, Canada.