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Singapore NETS Senior Management, Mr. Alvin Seck Visits Japan for Promoting Business Development with NIPPON Platform

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TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 11, 2019--“Making Japan into cashless society” is the motto for NIPPON Platform Co., Ltd. which provides various cashless solutions (Tokyo, Japan, CEO: Jun TAKAGI). NIPPON Platform is promoting Singaporean tourists’ payment with Mr. Alvin Seck Weng Kin who is Head of Merchant Services and Solutions for NETS.

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony: From the left, Kenichi Nakagawa, Sapporo City Council Member; Alvin Seck, Head of Merchant Services & Solutions, NETS; Jun Takagi, CEO, NIPPON Platform (Photo: Business Wire)

1. Background

NIPPON Platform has partnered with Singaporean company “NETS” to enable NETS QR code payment in Japan in December 2018. Consumers can use their NETS Pay, DBS PayLah!, OCBC Pay Anyone or UOB Mighty mobile apps to scan the NETS QR code displayed on our tablets to make payment. Consequently, NIPPON Tablet which is 100% subsidiary of NIPPON Platform providing free tablet rental to medium and small companies launched NETS Pay at distributed tablets from December 12, 2018. At this point, NETS QR is only available at NIPPON Tablet’s tablets in Japan. Hokkaido is Singaporeans’ favorite destination, therefore Mr. Alvin Seck visited Sapporo Snow Festival to meet local important personae and is planning to make a presentation in Tokyo to promote NETS in Japan.

2. Hokkaido courtesy call summary

Mr. Alvin Seck made courtesy calls on Hokkaido business important personae on February 8. Following is the schedule of this visit.

3. Invitation for the fifth seminar hosted by Japan Cashless Association

The fifth seminar will be held on February 12, 2019. We invite Mr. Alvin Seck who is Head of Merchant Services and Solutions for NETS. On a panel discussion, Mr. Takagi will act as moderator to ask Mr. Alvin Seck and Mr. Takeshi Inoue who is Chief of Policy Implementation Department, Obihiro City, Tokyo Office. We will introduce Obihiro city local government initiatives to welcome south Asian tourists. Participation is free.

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4. Future developments

Singapore population is a small country with 5,837,325 citizens; however, it functions as a gateway to South Asia in 10 countries of 647.39 million ASEAN member countries. In order to cover this rapidly growing South Asian countries, Singapore market cannot be ignored. It is very important for Nippon Platform to have acquired the contract of NETS Pay which is indispensable for Singaporean daily life. First, start from attracting tourism in Hokkaido by promoting the use of NETS Pay in Japan, we will increase tourism expenditure of Singaporean tourists in Japan. This leads revitalization of Japanese local areas and shopping districts centering on small and medium-sized personal shops in Japan. Second, we support Japanese companies to enter Singapore and cashless settlement locally, for leading economic development in both Japan and Singapore.

5. Mr. Alvin Seck biography

Alvin Seck is 47 years old born in Singapore on July 12, 1971. Mr. Seck graduated with an honors degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Glasgow (UK) and pursued a post graduate program and was conferred Masters in Business Management (MBM) with Distinction by Strathclyde Graduate Business School (UK). He serves as Head of Merchant Services and Solutions for NETS, and provides leadership to manage a growing merchant/customer base of 40,000 and more than 104,000 acceptance points. He manages more than $18 billion per annum merchants transactional volume in Singapore.

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CONTACT: Inquiries

NIPPON Platform Co., Ltd.

Group PR

Masami Yokoyama

Tel: 813-4546-1766

E-mail:pr@nippon-g.jp

KEYWORD: ASIA PACIFIC SINGAPORE JAPAN

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS SOFTWARE TRAVEL DESTINATIONS SMALL BUSINESS MOBILE/WIRELESS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

SOURCE: NIPPON Platform Co., Ltd.

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