Montreal tech companies Connect&GO and Mobeewave will make a big announcement Monday March 13th at South by Southwest (SXSW), the annual arts and interactive media conference conglomerate held in Austin, Texas.
Together, the two companies are going to revolutionize the way people accept cashless payments at events. With many years of experience developing RFID solutions for events around the world, Connect&GO is always looking to enhance its experience-driven cashless payment services. Payment service provider, Mobeewave, is eager to bring its patented payment technology even further into the global event space. Working together, the two companies will offer a new cashless payment solution to events around the world.
For the first time ever, event organizers will be able to use mobile phones to accept payments via credit, debit or RFID tags. This all-in-one mobile payment solution simplifies the transaction process for both vendor and consumer. Clients are free to choose their preferred method of payment, and event organizers can use a single device to accept multiple methods of payment. Because the technology is entirely mobile (operating without a cable connection), it is a flexible and convenient option for a variety of large scale events, including festivals and major sporting events.
“Our clients were looking for payment options, and we’re always committed to innovation and testing new ways of supporting consumer behaviour, so this partnership made total sense. It’s really a win-win-win; for the vendor, the organizer and the patron.” Anthony Palermo, CEO – Connect&GO
Launching at SXSW
Connect&GO and Mobeewave are thrilled to be launching their new service at SXSW – the biggest interactive entertainment industry conference in North America (with over 50,000 registered attendees and over 150,000 participants at surrounding exhibits and parties). The new all-in-one mobile cashless service will be launched at a party co-hosted by Connect&GO and Beachclub at the Quebec Sugar Shack, part of the Planète Québec mission to showcase Quebec companies at SXSW. Because the mobile cashless service is so perfectly suited to big events, both companies agreed SXSW was the ideal place for the launch.
“We’re excited to provide a truly pioneering payment solution for the global live events industry. By combining RFID technology with mobile contactless payment acceptance, we’ll be offering cashless services that make every attendee feel like a VIP.”
Maxime de Nanclas, COO and Co-Founder – Mobeewave
Tried and tested
Before the official launch at SXSW, Connect&GO and Mobeewave performed a number of trials of their new cashless payment service at evenko events in Montreal. Having found the integration of the two technologies to be virtually seamless, the companies are now ready to offer this innovative service at major events around the world.