HONG KONG & SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EMQ, the global payments network that enables real-time, secure, and affordable financial services for everyone worldwide, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”. To date, EMQ has facilitated real-time transactions for billions of people throughout Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe, and North America, while advancing digital financial inclusion for more sustainable economic growth.
The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the use of new technologies and innovation that are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.
With their selection as Technology Pioneer, co-founder and CEO Max Liu of EMQ will be invited to participate at World Economic Forum activities, events and discussions throughout the year. EMQ will also contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years, working with global leaders to help address key industry and societal issues.
“We’re excited to welcome EMQ to our 2022 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Saemoon Yoon, Community Lead, Technology Pioneers, World Economic Forum. “EMQ and its fellow pioneers are at the forefront of industries that are critical to solving some of our world’s most complex issues today. We look forward to their contribution to the World Economic Forum in its commitment to improving the state of the world.”
“EMQ’s mission is to increase the accessibility and affordability of financial services globally, and we are honored to be recognized as a pioneer by the World Economic Forum,” said Max Liu, co-founder and CEO, EMQ. “While we have witnessed a rapid transformation across the payments ecosystem in recent years, full access to financial services continues to be a global challenge. At EMQ, our strategy remains focused on building payments infrastructure that simplify and lower the cost of making everyday payments, in addition to fostering more inclusive and sustainable economies. We look forward to contributing to the Forum dialogues to address key challenges in the payments industry.”
For the first time, over one-third of selected Technology Pioneer firms are led by women, well above the industry average. The firms also come from regions all around the world, creating a truly global community. This year’s cohort includes start-ups from 30 countries, with Vietnam, Rwanda and Czech Republic represented for the first time.
The diversity of these companies extends to their innovations as well. This year’s Tech Pioneer firms are shaping the future by advancing technologies such as AI, IoT, robotics, blockchain, biotechnology and many more. The full list of Technology Pioneers can be found here.
Technology Pioneers have been selected based on the community’s selection criteria, which includes innovation, impact and leadership as well as the company’s relevance with the World Economic Forum’s Platforms.
All info on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here: http://wef.ch/techpioneers22
More information on past winners, information on the community and the application link can be found here.
About EMQ: EMQ provides a global network that enables banks, payments businesses and marketplaces to efficiently move money to anyone around the world. Through innovation, we continue to deliver flexible payment infrastructure and real-time capabilities to meet the requirements of an always-on economy. Today, our network touches billions of people throughout Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe and North America. At EMQ, we are committed to deliver solutions that make financial services more accessible and inclusive worldwide. (www.emq.com)
About World Economic Forum: The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. (www.weforum.org).
About the Technology Pioneers:
The World Economic Forum believes that innovation is critical to the future well-being of society and to driving economic growth. Launched in 2000, the Technology Pioneer community is composed of early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.
The World Economic Forum provides the Technology Pioneers community with a platform to engage with the public- and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome the current crisis and build future resiliency.