Date: Jun 17, 2020
This webinar will be livecast from 12:00 p.m. IST. Please note that registration is on a first come, first served basis. If your registration is successful, you will receive a confirmation email and a link through which you can join the webinar.

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented strain on the Indian economy. The wide adoption of digital payments, which facilitates billions of daily consumer transactions, will play a critical role in minimising negative economic effects.

This webinar will focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on consumer spending, and discuss how digital payments can be leveraged to mitigate the impacts of the crisis. This includes resolving bottlenecks including card on file restrictions, security mandates for new cards, legacy issues linked to Merchant Discount Rate, and barriers to subscription/recurring payments in traditional and new markets.


Ajit Pai, Officer on Special Duty, NITI Aayog

Ashutosh Chadha, Vice President, Public Policy, Mastercard India

Malavika Raghavan, Head, Future of Finance Initiative, Dvara Research

Sunil Abraham, Professor for Digital Policy and Design Practices, ArtEZ University for the Arts, The Netherlands

Vishal Mehta, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Payments APAC, Microsoft

Shivangi Mittal, Associate, Koan Advisory


Vivan Sharan, Visiting Fellow, ORF