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JCB EMEA Conference 2015 held in Vienna

February 3 2015
February 3, 2015, Tokyo, JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB, announced today that the JCB EMEA Conference 2015 was held in Vienna, Austria on the 19th and 20th January 2015 at Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom. The event brought together 120 participants from 58 partner companies and financial institutions in 26 countries and territories across Europe, Middle East & Africa, Russia and other Asian regions.

The conference presented JCBI's strategies and the latest progress of card issuing and merchant acquiring activities in the region and the rest of the world, and provided opportunities to build strong partnerships.

Mr. Kimihisa Imada, Deputy President at JCBI opened the conference with an update on JCBI's global business with a focus on card issuing progress in Asia and other regions. Presentations that followed were delivered by Dr. Heimo Hackel, Chief Executive Officer at card complete Service Bank AG, Austria; Dr. Peter Schönweitz, Product Manager at PayCenter GmbH, Germany; Mr. Dean Smith, Head of Card Payment Networks Europe at Elavon; Mr. Gian Bruno Mazzi, Senior Vice President at SIA S.p.A., Italy; Mr. Ernst Verbeek, Chief Executive Officer of Trionis scrl; and Mr. Abhaya Prasad Hota, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at National Payments Corporation of India; and finally by Mr. Tac Watanabe, Board Director and Executive Vice President at JCBI with a presentation on the current initiatives of JCB in the technology sector.

Mr. Kimihisa Imada, Deputy President at JCBI said, “It is a great honor to have our valuable partners here in Vienna from all around the region. EMEA is a very important market for JCBI, and we are committed to ensuring continued growth to establish a truly global brand. It was a good opportunity for us to share with the attendees our strategies as well as our latest progress, especially the new card issuing businesses from Europe and other markets. The Conference was a great success to further strengthen our partnerships among the region.”
At the conference Mr. Kimihisa Imada, Deputy President of JCBI

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