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You need to be at this free event on 14th October:

The WaiPay Project Launch

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MORE ways for MORE people to give you money

If you're a retailer in the 'Rapa, come along and find out:

* The WaiPay plan to lift the entire Wairarapa into the future of payments

* How a new generation of consumers shops (hint: they don't carry a wallet!)

* How businesses overseas are flourishing in a competitive market filled with online retailers

* Why Wairarapa is a payment black hole to massive numbers of Chinese and other international visitors


Two hours of action-packed presentations from banking and business leaders, brought to you by the Wairarapa Regional Economic Development Strategy team and supported by the Featherston, Carterton and Martinborough business associations, and Business Wairarapa.

To see the future of your business, you have to be there!

October 14: 9am-11am at Carterton Events Centre
October 14: 130pm-330pm at Martinborough Waihinga Centre

More information below - check back often as we update our list of speakers.

Welcome from the Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy

Dame Margaret Bazley

Intro from the Chair of the WEDS Governance Group - how this fits and why you're such an important part of the strategy

The Future of Retail: Who's coming, when will they be here and what do they want?

Andy Kerr, Wai-Pay Project Leader

Overview of the changing consumer demographics for the Wairarapa, what tech they expect, and demystifying devices

Rates and Devices:  ASB

Haylee Gurr, Merchant Sales Manager, ASB

Hear a local bank's pitch to Wairarapa retailers on their rates for contactless payments, as negotiated by WEDS

Centrapay: A digital society needs digital currencies - the evolution of money

Jerome Faury, Managing Director CentraPay

Now people can be paid in digital currency, they'll want to spend it.  At your shop! Learn how.

Windcave: (was Payment Express) - integrated EFTPOS and payment solutions

Timothy Cornish, Partner Relationships Manager, Windcave

What's changed in the device world, what's on offer to Wairarapa Retailers

FlexiGroup: The largest credit/debit card issuer outside the NZ banks

Wayne Simeon, Chief Distribution Officer, FlexiGroup

How NZ consumers want to pay you; 2019 research results and FlexiGroup's answer for the future

AliPay: The world’s largest payment platform 

John OLoghlan, Director of AliPay, Australia and New Zealand

With 600 million active users, its also a huge marketing platform for kiwi businesses.  How can you get involved?

AfterPay:  loved by the world's most valuable consumers, Millennials and Gen-Z

Alex Janjic, Head of NZ Market Development and Sales, AfterPay

With 4.3 million active customers as of May 31, is this how you take on the chainstores?


WaiPay Launch: Option 1 Carterton

Monday October 14th 9am - 11am

9am - 11am

Carterton Events Centre,

Holloway Street, Carterton


WaiPay Launch: Option 2 Martinborough

Monday 14th October 130pm - 3:30pm

130pm - 330pm

Waihinga Centre

The Square, Martinborough

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