As proud co-presenters of the pioneering “Cashless Expo 2023,” Maya, the country’s top digital bank, and leading integrated telecom network PLDT Inc. (PLDT), are leading the charge in advocating the government’s push for broader financial services usage.
Cashless Expo 2023
The groundbreaking Cashless Expo 2023, organized by Go Digital Pilipinas (GDP), is set to showcase an array of digital financial services, payment solutions, and contactless innovations tailored for consumers and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) from November 17 to 19.
The Cashless Expo 2023 is coordinated by important government agencies including the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the Department of Tourism (DoT), and the Department of Agriculture (DA).
“Connectivity and innovation are at the heart of the country’s digitalization ambitions, and we at PLDT always welcome opportunities to support and work hand-in-hand with our partners in the government and the private sector to accelerate digital adoption in the country. Our goal is to facilitate greater participation in e-commerce among Filipinos, ensuring that everyone moves towards progress together,” said Al Panlilio, PLDT President and CEO and Chairperson at Maya Bank.
“We are excited to be at the forefront of the nation’s inaugural cashless expo. As the Philippines’ most comprehensive financial services ecosystem, our goal is to catalyze the widespread adoption of digital transactions among consumers and enterprises, including our MSMEs. In the process, we aim to enable more advanced digital banking services like savings and credit,” said Shailesh Baidwan, President of the Maya Group and Co-Founder of Maya Bank.
“With this expo, we aim to realize our vision of increasing digital adoption among merchants, promoting cashless transactions among consumers, and showcasing Filipino-made products at the forefront,” said PLDT Enterprise Vice President and Head of Business Development and Industry Consulting Ding Villarino, who represents PLDT at the Private Sector Advisory Council (PSAC) to spearhead Digitalization initiatives. Villarino attended the recent signing ceremonies with DTI and GDP executives led by Trade Secretary Alfredo Pascual.
“Cashless Expo — Bagong Pilipinas, Cashless Payments Na!”, a three-day trade show that will feature Philippine-made goods and services bought and sold via digital payments-only transactions, will also introduce cutting-edge solutions and innovative approaches to cashless payments.
A nonprofit group called GDP works to improve the lives of Filipinos by encouraging the use of digital services. It is a project of the Presidential Private Sector Advisory Council’s (PSAC) Digital Infrastructure Pillar. Al Panlilio, the president and chief executive of PLDT, is a member of the group. GDP heeds the government’s request to promote digital literacy and create a resilient digital environment to reduce the possibility of a digital divide.
Support for the GDP movement and PSAC is consistent with PLDT’s commitment to its ambitious multi-year transformation, which places a high priority on improving customer experience. It also has something to do with the PLDT Group’s dedication to improving Filipinos’ lives via the use of digital services while making sure that everyone in the country has access to the best internet and connection service.
With Maya, the top digital bank in the country, and Maya Business, the top omni-channel payment processor, Maya is the top fintech ecosystem in the Philippines. It is run by Maya Bank, a digital bank regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, and Maya Philippines, the nation’s exclusive end-to-end digital payments provider.