12 October 2023
Leuven Bears and Palmki launch groundbreaking hand palm payment option
Basketball club Stella Artois Leuven Bears and Perfect-ID will introduce a revolutionary way of payment: palm payment. This innovative system will enable Leuven Bears fans to purchase their favorite drinks and snacks with nothing more than their palm.
The launch of this groundbreaking technology will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2023, when Mr. Marc Strackx, Director of Perfect-ID, will make the world's very first purchase of a refreshing Stella using his palm via the Palmki payment solution. This historic event marks a new era of payment convenience and reaffirms Leuven Bears' commitment to providing the best possible experience for their fans.
Marc Strackx, Director of Perfect-ID, states, "We are thrilled to support Leuven Bears in this wonderful collaboration. Palm payment is an innovative and secure way to complete transactions, and we are confident it will significantly enhance the fan experience at Leuven Bears games."
"As the city of Leuven and proud partner of Leuven Bears, we are delighted to see this groundbreaking technology land in Leuven. As the European Capital of Innovation, we always strive to break new ground when it comes to innovation. Palmki's technology brings together everything that Leuven excels in: top sports, innovation, and welcoming hospitality," says Leuven's Alderman for Sport and Trade, Johan Geleyns.
Palm payment uses advanced biometric technology, offering a seamless and fast way to make purchases. Fans only need to scan their palm to authorize their payment, eliminating long queues and the need for cash and cards.
The payment system operates through Ping.Ping, a cashless closed payment solution where users can load money into their virtual account. Subsequently, the Ping.Ping account is linked to the palm, authorizing user payments through the palm.
Stella Artois Leuven Bears invite all fans to attend the palm payment launch in the VIP lounge on Saturday, October 14, 2023, during their next home game at Sportoase Heverlee. This evening promises to be an exciting milestone in the history of Leuven Bears and will take the fan experience to new heights!