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Engaging conversations take center stage at EDGE 2023

Centered around the theme 'Reimagining Tomorrow's Transactions,' the event brought together industry experts to explore emerging trends that will reshape the approach to digital commerce.

Collaborate to Innovate 2023 Highlights

The event explored diverse topics, from inclusive workplaces and leadership to the impact of AI, metaverse, and disruptive innovations, sparking transformative ideas in every session.

Harnessing partnerships and innovation for transformative impact at Fintech Surge, GITEX GLOBAL 2023

With the 43rd edition of GITEX GLOBAL, the world’s largest and most inclusive tech event, opening its doors once again in Dubai, Mastercard EEMEA was present, actively exploring opportunities to harness partnerships and innovation for transformative impact.

EEMEA SMEs are confident about business growth

The second edition of the Mastercard EEMEA SME Confidence Index reveals that 75% of SMEs in EEMEA project similar or increased revenue in the next 12 months. Top three areas for support required by SMEs are training and upskilling staff, access to a wider range of financial services and better telco infrastructure.

Kazakhstan launched the first CBDC card in Eurasia

Kazakhstan is the leader on digital payment in Central Asia region. The first Central Bank Digital Currency card issued by Eurasian Bank and powered Mastercard was presented on the 30th anniversary of the Tenge, Kazakhstan’s national currency. The Digital Tenge Card instantly converts funds to traditional Tenge currency and is available to make purchases anywhere Mastercard is accepted in Kazakhstan and around the world.

Ukraine holds the lead in NFC payments

Mastercard’s contactless technology revolutionized the country’s payment landscape, while further introduction of mobile contactless payments enhanced the client experience, offering Ukrainians even more seamless digital payment options.