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Source: JCB
The 13th JCB World Conference Held in San Francisco

TOKYO, Oct 18, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - JCB Co., Ltd. (JCB), the only global payment brand based in Japan, and JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), international operations subsidiary, today announce that the 13th JCB World Conference was held in San Francisco, the United States, from 16 to 17 October 2013. Approximately 530 people from about 220 partner companies and financial institutions in 37 countries and territories participated in the conference.

JCB World Conference is the biennial event since 1988 to share JCB strategy and strengthen the relationships with JCB partners all over the world. The theme of the conference for 2013 is "JCB - Bridging the way to the next frontier." JCB reflects our commitment in this theme to work closely with our partners in hopes of building a bridge that would connect all of them to move toward the future. JCB introduced the business updates and the future strategy from Takao Kawanishi, President & CEO of JCB, the Japan business strategy from Yasuhiro Maeda, Board Member Senior Executive Officer of JCB, and the international business strategy from Koremitsu Sannomiya, President & COO of JCBI.

Keynote address was given by representative speaker from The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Other speakers from JCB's valued partner corporation representing various regions include: Caixa Economica Federal from Brazil, PT Bank Central Asia Tbk from Indonesia, Consorzio Bancomat from Italy, TOYOTA FINANCE CORPORATION from Japan, and Discover Financial Services from the U.S. JCB also welcomed a speaker from Morrison & Foerster LLP in the U.S.

Takao Kawanishi, President of JCB said, "It is a great honor to have our partners here in San Francisco from around the world. In our World Conference history, this is the first one to be held in the mainland of the U.S. The partnership with Discover Financial Services has helped us expand our network dramatically in the U.S. I am happy that we were able to share our strategy with our partners as well as demonstrate our improved acceptance and convenience here in the U.S. I am sure this will be a big step for us to further strengthen our ties with our partners."

About JCB

JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. Its acceptance network includes about 24 million merchants and over a million cash advance locations in 190 countries and territories. JCB cards are now issued in 16 countries and territories, with more than 80 million cardmembers. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with more than 350 leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase merchant coverage and cardmember base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to provide responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide. For more information, visit: www.jcbcorporate.com/english

Contact:
JCB International Co., Ltd.
Ayako Tanaka, Junko Asaoka
Corporate Planning
Phone: +81-3-5778-8390
Email: jcbinternational-pr@info.jcb.co.jp

Topic: Trade Show or Conference
Source: JCB

Sectors: Cards & Payments
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