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Payoneer Hosts ‘Payoneer Connect, a Networking & Growth Event for Ahmedabad’s Entrepreneur Community

Payoneer (NASDAQ: PAYO), the financial technology company empowering the world’s small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to transact, do business, and grow globally, hosted the first edition of ‘Payoneer Connect’ in November 2023, in Ahmedabad, marking a significant step towards empowering the local entrepreneurial community. This event highlights Payoneer’s dedication to providing its customers with a comprehensive platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and access to essential business resources.

The event at the Four Points by Sheraton, Ahmedabad became a confluence of ideas as Payoneer empowered over 50 attendees to learn and discuss strategies for seamlessly managing business finance with Zoho Books and global compliance for cross-border trade with Mercurius Advisory Services. It served as a hub for small and medium-sized business (SMB) owners in the city, spanning IT, SAAS, Accounting, Taxation, and Compliance domains. The gathering facilitated networking and provided valuable business insights and strategies from Payoneer’s ecosystem partners.

Key highlight of Payoneer Connect:

  • Expert-Led Knowledge Sessions:
    • During Zoho’s session on the “Importance of Financial Management & Bookkeeping for Growth Management”, the business community discovered strategies for achieving incremental gains using Zoho’s finance suite of applications. This suite enables businesses to seamlessly manage their finances with advanced collaboration capabilities, improving overall efficiency and allowing business owners to gain confidence in their finances. 
    • The session also highlighted how businesses can leverage the integration between Zoho Books, cloud accounting software, and Payoneer to offer seamless international payment experiences, which support multiple currencies, and optimize invoicing processes for improved cash flow on a global scale.
    • Mercurius Advisory Services (MAS), a leading accounting firm specializing in compliance and taxation services, provided invaluable insights and strategic approaches to mitigate business risks in the intricate domains of international taxation and cross-border compliances. The session underscored practical solutions for navigating the challenges encountered by international businesses in handling regulations while operating across multiple international markets.
    • Additionally, SoluLab, an Ahmedabad-based business in collaboration with Payoneer for over 5 years, highlighted their remarkable business growth, emphasizing the significant cross-border expansion achieved through this impactful partnership.
  • Partner Access & Networking Opportunities:
    • Entrepreneurs gained exclusive access to connect & and network with Zoho Books & MAS enabling learnings about the ecosystem, managing their finances, global compliance, speed & and efficiency, and being instrumental in accelerating their international business.
    • The event created a dynamic environment where entrepreneurs and partners from various domains connected, shared experiences, and forged potential collaborations. This networking opportunity, facilitated by Payoneer Connect, played a pivotal role in strengthening the business community in Ahmedabad.

Gaurav Shisodia, Vice President – India at Payoneer, commented, “SMBs trust us as we continually evolve to provide enhanced learning opportunities that fuel accelerated growth. Payoneer Connect Ahmedabad edition served as a catalyst, empowering entrepreneurs to unite, gain insights, and access strategies for business expansion. Our unwavering commitment is to deliver value and support to enable SMBs to scale into international markets and thrive.”

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