News: Chinese Spending and Payment Trends: Business Briefing

Posted on 30 October 2017

The ETAG Business Briefing: China Spending and Payment Trends on 31st October included a great range of speakers and insights to inform Edinburgh businesses about the latest developments in Chinese payment options.  Chinese visitors are increasingly expecting that the payment options that they are familiar with at home will also be available when they are travelling.

Businesses who are looking to develop their Chinese market and increase Chinese visitor spend should give serious consideration to providing these payments options, as well as ensuring that the opportunity for Chinese visitors to reclaim VAT on their purchases is made as simple and fast as possible.  With a range of options available, businesses also need to consider which will best meet their own needs and integrate into their existing systems, so there is a lot to think about and we hope that the Business Briefing helped to get you started!

We have provided links to each of the presentations and emails for each of the presenters below.  We know they would be delighted to hear from you and discuss their products and services in more detail on a one to one basis:

Steven Hope – China Market Overiew

Contact: Steven Hope @ steven@e-wear.uk

Premier Duty Free – Stephanie Doak and Claire McGovern (presentation to follow)

Contact: Stephanie Doak @ stephanie.doak@premiertaxfree.com Claire McGovern @ claire.mcgovern@fintrax.com

AliPay – Steven Xiong, CEO, Yuan Capital Group

Contact: Steven Xiong @ steven@trinalgenius.co.uk

Union Pay and Europass – Kenneth Barlow, Scotland Manager, Global Blue, Guillaume de Roquefeuil, Founder & CEO, Europass

Contact: Kenneth Barlow @ kbarlow.globalblue.com Guillaume@europass.paris

WeChatPay – Nick Corby, Director, WiKaas

Contact: Nick Corby or Guarang Taparia @ info@ksherwikaas.com