Maya, the country’s no. 1 digital bank, and leading integrated telco network PLDT Inc. (PLDT), are leading the charge in championing the government’s push for greater financial services adoption as proud co-presenters of the pioneering “Cashless Expo 2023”.
Organized by Go Digital Pilipinas (GDP), the groundbreaking Cashless Expo 2023 scheduled from November 17 to 19 at the prestigious World Trade Center 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).
The event is organized in collaboration with key government bodies such as 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.
PLDT Enterprise Vice President and Head of Business Development and Industry Consulting Ding Villarino with Trade Secretary Alfredo Pascual.
“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.
Present at the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing ceremony between the DTI and Go Digital were DTI officials led by Trade Secretary Alfredo Pascual and Assistant Secretary Jean Pacheco; GDP officials led by its Chairman of the Board Carlos Gatmaitan and Mishy Co, GDP Executive Director and member of the PSAC-Digital Infrastructure sector; PLDT Enterprise Vice President and Head of Business Development and Industry Consulting Ding Villarino; representatives from Maya led by Martin Mauhay, Head of P2M and Acceptance Business, Pete Cruz, Head of Enterprise, and Spencer Romano, Associate Director – Enterprise; and CSJ Events Management President Catherine Jalandoni.
“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.
GDP is a non-profit organization that seeks to uplift the lives of the Filipino People through the adoption of digital services. It is an initiative of the Digital Infrastructure Pillar of the Presidential Private Sector Advisory Council (PSAC). PLDT is a member represented by its President and CEO, Al Panlilio. GDP heeds the call of the government to address the risk of a digital divide by promoting digital literacy and building a sustainable digital ecosystem.
PLDT’s support for the GDP movement and PSAC aligns with its commitment to its aspirational multi-year transformation, with elevating customer experience as one of the key priorities. It is also connected with the PLDT Group’s commitment to uplift the lives of Filipinos through the adoption of digital services while ensuring the highest possible quality of internet and connectivity service for all Filipinos.
Maya is the #1 Fintech Ecosystem in the Philippines with Maya, the #1 Digital Bank, and Maya Business the #1 Omni-Channel Payment Processor. It is powered by Maya Philippines, the country’s only end-to-end digital payments company, and Maya Bank, a digital bank supervised by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
Maya’s support of the GDP movement and the Cashless Expo aligns with its goal to accelerate financial services adoption in the country through all-in-one digital banking.