Project International Trade

Project International Trade project offers EPA members with the passion and enthusiasm to play a significant role in how we support the EPA community on a global stage so as to gain new opportunities in new markets and verticals. We have just completed a Virtual Trade Mission within Asia covering Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney where we worked with business partners, government bodies, trade associations and fintech operators in region to promote and educate the driving change and opportunity in the region through a range of mediums. The project will continue to look at innovation and change on a global stage so that the EPA community are provided the best opportunity to stay ahead of the curve.

Kevin McAdam, Project Lead
Mission Statement:
1)To develop a trade mission programme beyond APAC, helping EPA members enter other markets 
2)To encourage trade between organisations that use payments outside the EU and EPA members
3)To promote awareness of the EPA as the global hub for payments in the Post-Brexit era
Strategy and Approach 2021:

Project lead Kevin McAdam, sponsors GPS and Projects Manager Tom Brewin have worked hard to craft an exciting plan for 2021 in what is a crucial time for International Trade within the payments sphere. Read the new Terms of Reference for Project International Trade

  • Deliver Virtual Fintech Asia Trade Mission to SG/HK/AUS
o   Include Regional Partners and EPA member delegates
o   Provide on-going marketing support to delegates and other key stakeholders during the 2020 virtual trade mission
o   Hold 2021 trade mission de-briefing event for delegates hosted by sponsor GPS
  • Strive to develop a wider trade mission programme:
o   Hold a physical trade mission to APAC if restrictions allow
  • Continue to support access to EPA Asia’s membership network
  • Engage with governmental bodies, regulators, associations and schemes to support the growth and trade of UK payments and FinTech/PayTech organisations globally

Project International Trade Team

Kevin McAdam – Head of Commercial Development, Omnio
Scott Abrahams – SVP, Business Development UK and Ireland, Mastercard
Team Members
John Ryan – Director General, Policy, EPA Asia
Emily Boyd – Director, Strategic Issuer Relationships, Mastercard
Camilla Bullock – Director General, EPA Asia
Melissa Beckett – Head of Marketing, Kani
Lorraine Campbell – Senior Marketing and Events Manager, Global Processing Services
Shaun Puckrin – Chief Product Officer, Global Processing Services                                

Virtual Fintech Trade Mission to Asia

As part of Project International Trade, from the 23rd October – 3rd November 2020 the EPA hosted its very first Virtual Trade Mission to SingaporeHong Kong and Sydney

Across 10 days, we ran about 20 hours of content and networking sessions, jam-packed with insightful keynote presentations, dynamic panel discussions, informative breakout sessions and in-depth fintech clinics, as well as plenty of 1-2-1 networking opportunities.  We understood the pivotal opportunity that the ASEAN region could offer to our members, and that’s why we have teamed-up with 10 in-region partners. 

26th – 28th October
Click here to get more information on our 2 days events in Singapore

2nd – 3rd November

Click here to get more information on our 2 days events in Hong Kong

29th – 30th October

Click here to get more information on our 2 days events in Sydney

Delegate Benefits included:

  • Multiple Delegate logins to the platform
  • Access to Delegate Welcome Party
  • Access to content from Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney
  • Access to all networking events
  • 3 months FREE membership to EPA
  • 6 months FREE membership to EPA Asia members level – worth $5000 USD
  • Access to Fintech clinics
  • One-2-One meeting with Local Businesses
  • Pitch your organisation to Vendor Capitalist/Local Business
  • Entry in Bio Book

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