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Virtual Wine Tasting and Merchant Strategy

A Virtual Spanish & Portuguese Wine Appreciation

Hong Kong, September 16th, 2021, Successfully held

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Here’s what we discussed:

In this virtual event, We learned about fine Spanish & Portuguese wines from a master sommelier; then We learned about commerce strategies from PayPal and from a small group of invited business leaders based in Hong Kong.


5 PM – 5:05 PM HKT

Welcome and participant introduction

5:06 PM – 5:10 PM HKT

Introduction of PayPal

5:11 PM – 5:30 PM HKT

Interactive discussion – Borderless Commerce

5:31 PM – 6:10 PM HKT

Virtual Wine Tasting: 3 Spanish & Portuguese wines curated by a master sommelier

6:11 PM – 6:15 PM HKT


Expanding sales beyond Hong Kong requires merchants to accept more payment types across devices. Logging in to separate systems such as Direct Card, QRC or Invoicing creates management headaches and can make customer checkout flows confusing.

This unique network and learn event began with a discussion of how PayPal merchants are seamlessly integrating and orchestrating multiple technologies, partners and customer data to expand into international markets.

The roundtable was followed by a hosted wine appreciation session led by a master sommelier.

Solution Expert

Mr. Syd Wong
Head of Acquisition Large Enterprise & Marketplace, Hongkong, Korea & Taiwan, PayPal


Daphne Goh
Snr Manager, SMB & Channel Marketing, Growth Markets


Sandeep Sivaram
VP Strategy at BuyerForesight™

Here is what we learned:

Neil Lewis, Head of Marketing, Triumph International

• Neil has been trying to accelerate ecommerce at Triumph.

Evangeline Ling, Director of South Asia Pacific, Korea & Japan IT (Regional CIO), Burberry

• Evangeline is in charge of the commercial side of things for Burberry.
• Evangeline said that luxury retail is traditionally offline and in the store, with a 1-to-1 journey. Handing them off seamlessly to ecommerce is a challenge.

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About PayPal: 

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 325 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom, enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

Participation in this Virtual International Wine Appreciation is free of charge to qualified attendees. Once you’ve completed the registration, we’ll confirm your invitation and send you a calendar invite with a link to the meeting.

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