FreedomPay to Unleash the Power of Pay at NRF 2023

One of the world’s fastest growing fintech to showcase award-winning global commerce technology platform and industry-leading partner network.

NEW YORK, National Retail Federation, Jan. 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FreedomPay, the global leader in Next Level Commerce™ and the commerce technology platform of choice for global retail, hospitality and payments brands including Marriott, Foot Locker, Shake Shack, Engage People, and Castles Technology, will showcase its innovations and partnership announcements this week at NRF in booth #4250.

The event will mark the launch of FreedomPay’s new call to action, Unleash the Power of Pay. As the commerce landscape evolves with new technologies and changing consumer needs, Unleash the Power of Pay introduces the notion of unleashing the power of payments to drive greater customer loyalty, leverage business intelligence insights, and bring value-added services.

“FreedomPay is excited to make a splash at this year’s NRF and to launch Unleash the Power of Pay. The concept is a testament to our award-winning technology and best-in-class partner network that is enabling billions of transactions in more than 75 countries across the globe,” said Tom Durovsik, Founder & CEO of FreedomPay.

As part of its line-up at NRF, FreedomPay will host a roundtable discussion on Monday, January 16 at 10:30AM at booth #4250 with industry influencers Castles Technology, Charter Communications, and Elo Touch, moderated by Dale Laszig of the Green Sheet. The event, Next Level Commerce™: Unleashing the Power of Pay, will focus on the challenges and opportunities across retail, the trends influencing retail’s future, and strategies for merchants to navigate the changing retail sector. Those who would like to attend virtually are encouraged to register here.

FreedomPay also announces the publication of a new industry white paper The Next Level of Global Payments: Unleash the Power of Pay. The report highlights pivotal opportunities for retailers to elevate customer relationships and increase profit margins internationally, outlining strategies for security, safety, speed, simplicity, and customer satisfaction with service across borders. Download now to read the bespoke report.

FreedomPay’s global footprint continues to grow through the power of its partner network and new integrations to allow merchants to Unleash the Power of Pay for their customers. FreedomPay also announced in the days leading up to NRF 2023 new partnerships that will bring its solutions to more merchants around the world.

Moneris Solutions Corporation (“Moneris”), the largest payment processor in Canada*, will now be able to offer its merchants access to FreedomPay’s commerce technology platform, bringing an enhanced checkout experience to millions of shoppers across Canada.

FreedomPay also announced an integration with Flooid, bringing enhanced innovation, choice, and flexibility to retailers around the globe on the Flooid platform.

To learn more about FreedomPay, visit us at NRF booth #4250 or www.freedompay.com.

About FreedomPay

FreedomPay’s Next Level Commerce™ platform transforms existing payment systems and processes from legacy to leading edge. As the premier choice for many of the largest companies across the globe in retail, hospitality, lodging, gaming, sports and entertainment, foodservice, education, healthcare and financial services, FreedomPay’s technology has been purposely built to deliver rock solid performance in the highly complex environment of global commerce. The company maintains a world-class security environment and was first to earn the coveted validation by the PCI Security Standards Council against Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE/EMV) standard in North America. FreedomPay’s robust solutions across payments, security, identity, and data analytics are available in-store, online and on-mobile and are supported by rapid API adoption. The award winning FreedomPay Commerce Platform operates on a single, unified technology stack across multiple continents allowing enterprises to deliver an innovative Next Level experience on a global scale. www.freedompay.com

*Based on total number of transactions processed in Canada

Jennifer Tayebi
Hill+Knowlton Strategies for FreedomPay
+1 734 395 0780
Jennifer.Tayebi@hkstrategies.com

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IDEX and NAVDEX 2023 to host over 15 high-level panels featuring prominent intellectual leaders and decision makers from around world

ABU DHABI, Under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, IDEX and NAVDEX 2023 exhibitions, which will be held from 20th-23rd February, will host over 15 high-level panels focusing on 3 main themes.

The panels will feature prominent intellectual leaders and decision makers from around the world, who will discuss innovative technologies and solutions in the defence industry.

ADNEC Group is organising the 16th edition of the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX 2023), and the 7th edition of the Naval Defence & Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX 2023), in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Defence.

The panels are an ideal platform for facilitating discussions about relevant focus areas in the defence and naval defence sectors. Participants will discuss a number of vital topics such as AI, autonomous systems, diversity, inclusion, and emerging technologies, which play a vital role in increasing efficiency, supporting decision-makers, and predicting future needs.

Saeed Al Mansoori, CEO of Capital Events, a subsidiary of ADNEC Group, said: “Hosting these panels for the first time in this global event comes in line with ADNEC’s strategy to provide a platform for exchanging knowledge in promising vital sectors. The panels aim to foster the exchange of ideas, expertise, and knowledge to develop national skills and capabilities and support their efforts in enhancing the competitiveness of national defence industries on a local and international level.”

Brigadier General Mohammed Hamad Al Kaabi, Chairman of the Organising Committee of the International Defence Conference accompanying the two exhibitions, said: “The sessions, which are held for the first time as part of the IDEX and NAVDEX exhibitions, under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, are a great addition to the event. The sessions contribute to consolidating the leading position of the two exhibitions and the accompanying conference as a global platform for exchanging of knowledge and expertise with elite leaders of defense industries in the world, and provide a real opportunity to discuss a range of issues related to defence industries and advanced technology. They also shed light on the UAE’s distinguished capabilities o in the sector, and its efforts to define a more developed future for the defense sector and defense technologies.”

The panels’ agenda will feature insightful presentations and interviews about the role of advanced technology in supporting and accelerating decision-making by improving organisational flexibility in defence sectors. Five sessions will cover topics related to AI and autonomous systems, five other sessions will cover diversity and inclusiveness in the defense sector, while the remaining sessions will shed light on emerging technologies and their impact on the sector.

IDEX and NAVDEX are the biggest events of their kind in the world, and will be attended by industry leaders, officials, decision-makers, ministers, experts, and specialists from around the globe. This year’s edition of IDEX also marks the 30th anniversary of its launch.

IDEX and NAVDEX are world-leading platforms that showcase the latest innovations and technologies in the international defence sector, and feature the latest technologies and equipment developed by defence sectors around the world.

The previous edition of the two exhibitions in 2021 was a resounding success, receiving more than 62,000 visitors and hosting more than 900 domestic, regional, and international companies representing 49 countries, along with 35 national pavilions.

Source: Emirates News Agency

UAE President grants Cuban Ambassador Medal of Independence

ABU DHABI, President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, awarded Roberto Blanco, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to the UAE, the Medal of Independence of the First Order on the occasion of the end of his tenure as ambassador to the country.

Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, presented the medal to Blanco.

She stressed the UAE’s keenness to strengthen relations with Cuba in all fields, praising the ambassador’s contributions to developing relations and advancing bilateral cooperation during his tenure.

Al Hashimy thanked him for his efforts and wished him success.

For his part, Blanco expressed his gratitude to President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, praising his leadership, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

He noted the country’s achievements over the past 51 years, which highlight the leadership’s keenness to advance the UAE’s position.

He concluded by thanking all government entities in the UAE for contributing to the success of his mission to strengthen relations between the two countries.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Emirates doubles services to Brisbane

Brisbane, Australia, Emirates is continuing its restoration of operations in Australia with the introduction of an additional daily service to Brisbane. This comes as the airline proudly celebrates 20 years of serving Brisbane, one of Emirates’ four Australian gateways in its global network.

Starting 1 June 2023, Emirates will operate the second daily flight to and from Brisbane with a Boeing 777-300ER. Emirates flight EK 430 takes off from Dubai at 0230hrs, arriving in Brisbane at 2220hrs. The return flight, EK 431, departs Brisbane at 0250hrs, arriving in Dubai at 1100hrs local time. The airline currently serves Brisbane with a daily A380 flight.

The additional service means Emirates will be back to operating at pre-pandemic levels to Brisbane. The expansion will boost capacity through Brisbane by more than a quarter of a million seats per year both ways.

Barry Brown, Divisional Vice President Australasia at Emirates, said: “Our second daily service to Brisbane begins as we proudly celebrate 20 years of flying to the sunshine state. Not only will this service cater to the demand of Australians looking to travel overseas, but also welcome more travellers and tourists from Dubai and across our global network to enjoy Queensland, Australia’s tourism mecca.

“The additional service combined with our daily A380 to Brisbane means Emirates will offer almost 12,000 seats to and from Brisbane every week. This is another important milestone in the resumption of our Australian capacity and reaffirms our longstanding commitment to flying down under. We look forward to welcoming more Australians on board to enjoy the Emirates experience.”

“This is a huge vote of confidence in the Brisbane and Queensland market. It effectively doubles overnight the Emirates capacity between the two cities, delivering more seats for major Middle East and European markets. In terms of rebuilding what was lost by covid, this is a significant brick in the wall,” according to Gert-Jan de Graaff, CEO of Brisbane Airport Corporation.

“In October we will celebrate 20 years since Emirates began flying into Brisbane. Through the depths of the pandemic, the airline continued to provide a lifeline to repatriate Australians and enable crucial Queensland exports to continue.”

The expansion was secured under the $200 million joint State Government and industry Attracting Aviation Investment Fund, which was created to boost Queensland’s tourism economy.

Acting Premier of Queensland, Steven Miles welcomed the injection of passenger and freight capacity by Emirates: “The extra service is estimated to provide an additional 730 direct and indirect jobs for the state. Emirates’ extensive worldwide network to over 130 destinations will ensure a high level of connectivity with the United Kingdom, Europe, Scandinavia, Africa and North America.”

With the additional frequency starting in Brisbane on 1 June 2023, Emirates will operate 49 weekly flights to Australia, supporting the revival of tourism and bolstering trade and business opportunities by providing travellers with even more access to and from Australia.

Emirates has been serving Australia for more than 25 years, transporting over 40 million passengers to and from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, and other destinations via its Dubai hub since 1996. The airline takes tremendous pride in enhancing travel options for customers travelling to and from Australia, strengthening the global reach of local businesses through its expansive network, and benefiting thriving travel and tourism industries by drawing in visitors.

Bookings can be made on emirates.com, the Emirates App, or via both online and offline travel agents.

Caption: From left to right: Gert-Jan de Graaff, CEO of Brisbane Airport Corporation; Dean Cleaver, Regional Sales Manager, Emirates and Acting Premier of Queensland, Steven Miles shortly after the announcement of Emirates’ second daily service to Brisbane, starting 1 June.

Source: Emirates Airline