Boost your competitive advantage with Chinese preferred payment options.

Travel Alberta is hosting a FREE symposium in Edmonton to help you learn more about the payment options Chinese visitors are looking for.

Why? Because China’s cashless revolution directly impacts their spending when they travel. Businesses that offer the payment methods preferred by Chinese travellers boost their competitive advantage because:

  • 91 per cent of overseas travellers from China are willing to spend more and make quicker purchasing decisions where Chinese mobile payments are accepted (based on a recent report jointly released by Nielsen and Alipay, a third-party mobile and online payment platform.)
  • The fastest growing segment among Chinese visitors is independent travel by affluent middle-class and luxury travellers aged 20 to 45. They are increasingly turning to the Internet to plan and book their trips, are heavily influenced by digital and social marketing, and are drawn to the ease and speed of mobile payments.
  • China Union Pay is accepted in 168 countries and regions around the world and has issued more than 5.4 billion cards. In Canada, Union Pay is accepted at over 150,000 merchants and at 90% of ATMs.


These free symposiums brings together Matthew Brennan, a speaker and writer specializing in Chinese mobile technology and innovation, a panel of local businesses who’ve adopted different Chinese payment systems, and the Alberta representatives providing these systems. It’s your opportunity to get all the information on payment systems in one location.

Meet Matthew Brennan:

Matthew will share his insights into the new wave of Chinese digital innovation. You’ll hear his analysis of Alipay, WeChat Pay and UnionPay, complete with extensive data on the payment habits of Chinese travellers.

Meet the Payment Companies:

  • Alpha Pay
  • Motion Pay
  • National Payments (representing OTT Pay)
  • Union Pay


There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required.