JCB Co., Ltd. held the 16th JCB World Conference in Ko Olina, Hawaii on 16 and 17 October. First held in 1988, the JCB World Conference is a biennial event where JCB partners from all over the world share JCB business strategy and strengthen partnerships. In the past the conference has been held in such locations as Tokyo, Kyoto, Vienna, San Francisco, Bali, and Taiwan. A total of 500 people representing around 150 partner companies, primarily JCB brand card issuers and merchant acquirers, from 27 countries and regions around the world gathered at the conference this year.
Aiming to strengthen partnerships, JCB shared information about the future of the payment business including new payment methodologies, in order to provide better services and products to customers as the only global payment brand based in Japan. JCB also shared its current business developments and the value of the Hawaii market, where JCB launched business in 1989.
The 16th JCB World Conference Program
"Two Years in Review" - Recent developments in the payments world
Ichiro Hamakawa Chairman & CEO, JCB Co., Ltd.
“Digital Payments: A Global Movement- Top 10 Trends”
Kevin Grieve Managing Director, Payments Lead North America, Accenture
"Our Efforts and Expectations on MaaS for the Authentication and Progress of Credit Card Settlement"
Shuichi Murakami President, Toyota Mobility Service Co., Ltd.
"Digital Identity and the Future of Payment Authentication"
Marek Juda EVP, Chief Digital Officer, IDEMIA
"Driving a Trusted Future - Human Centric Innovation"
Izumi Nagahori Corporate Executive Officer, EVP, Head of Digital Software & Solution Business Group, Technology Solutions Business, Fujitsu Limited
"Future of Payments and Authentication"
Tac Watanabe Executive Vice President, Brand Infrastructure & Technologies Department, JCB Co., Ltd.
"Regional Invigoration by Spreading Inbound Tourism Around Japan"
Hiroyuki Takahashi President and CEO, JTB Corp.
"JCB Destination Marketing"
Hiroshi Terada Executive Vice President, Brand Marketing Department, JCB Co., Ltd.