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PAY360: Emerging Ideas – Emerging Technologies – Emerging Payments

PAY360 is a cutting edge conference on 1st March for senior decision makers from the payments industry. This one-day event from the Emerging Payments Association combines influential keynotes and lively panel debates on topical issues from speakers including the FCA, Visa, NPSO, Facebook, Amazon, Consult Hyperion and many others. PAY360 offers something for everyone with new product pitches from PayTech start-ups, taster courses from the Emerging Payments Academy, a buzzing exhibition hall and opportunities to network with 250+ payments professionals. Last few tickets available.


PAY360 will be held at The Crystal, London, a revolutionary venue centred around innovation.

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5th Annual European Payments Forum, 01-02 March, 2018 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 After the great success of the September 2017 event, we will have our next annual European Payments Forum in March 2018. This time, the hosting city is going to be Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The event will continue to discuss PSD 2 as it transformed the entire banking system and caused a big headache for banking professionals. Participants will have the chance to debate about FinTech & Technological (R)evolutions and the impact on traditional banking landscape.

We invite all attendees to join our Regulatory Roller-Coaster which will reveal the effects of the current and future regulations on the banking ecosystem.

Join us to hear about Banks’ Security First Aid and how are stakeholders of the industry collaborating to fight the threats and roll back cyber-attacks.

At our event, you will also find out more about investing into Bitcoin by listenening to real-life case studies of success and failures.

Our 5th Annual European Payments Forum is the best platform to learn, network and discuss all payments related matters, and gain first hand experience from our expert speakers from within the banking industry. See you in Amsterdam on 01-02 of March, 2018! For more information, please visit our website and request the agenda.

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FinovateEurope 2018

Date: March 6-9, 2018

Location: ExCel London



FinovateEurope 2018 will be moving to the ExCel Center in London this year (a much larger venue) on March 6 – 9 with a new, expanded conference. The first two days follow the traditional Finovate format where 70+ innovative fintech companies will have 7 minutes to demo their latest solutions.

And this year, for the first time in Europe, we’re offering new, expanded content sessions. Expert speakers will give you advice and insights on the trends driving fintech. Turn light-bulb moments into real-world action and leave with new ideas for your future product roadmap and strategic planning. More details to follow soon.

European fintech innovation continues at a blistering pace. Don’t get left behind.

Save 10% when you register with code: FKV2335MME



Grange Tower Bridge Hotel – 7th – 8th March 2018

Gift cards have enjoyed a significant rise in popularity over the last decade, and with continued innovation and growth forecast, this is only set to continue.

UKGCVA Conference 2018 will explore every aspect of the gift card industry – from gifting and loyalty to reward and recognition. In a world where on-demand services are the norm, understanding how the industry can both complement and compete with other products and markets, while ensuring it is prepared for future innovations, is a top priority.

Now extended to a two-day event, Conference 2018 will establish a platform to discuss the key issues affecting every sector – from B2B, B2C, digital, physical and beyond, and provide an opportunity for networking.

For the third time, we are proud to announce SVS as our lead sponsor.

Become a 2018 conference sponsor, exhibitor, partner or advertiser and ensure your brand, products and services are profiled to up to 350 delegates and UKGCVA members. This year the UKGCVA has introduced new packages, which include Innovation Sponsor, Breakfast Sponsor, Pop-up Exhibitor and brochure and LED wall lighting.

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MoneyLIVE: Retail Banking Europe

12th-14th March

Mövenpick hotel Amsterdam

Meet the leaders driving real change at Europe’s most innovative retail banking conference.

MoneyLIVE: Retail Banking Europe 2018 brings together leading innovators from all corners of the European banking landscape. Gain practical, actionable insights with sessions on the hottest topics in the industry.

Attendees will learn about successful strategies in response to everything from PSD2 and open banking through to artificial intelligence, challenger banks, FinTech, customer experience and digital transformation.



MoneyLIVE: Cards & Payments

12th-14th March 2018

Mövenpick hotel Amsterdam

200+ senior payments professionals from all corners of the industry will meet in Amsterdam on 12th – 14th March to hear exclusive insights on PSD2, authentication, mobile payments, new entrants, SEPA and more. Will you be one of them?

This year’s event brings together a pan-European line-up of 20+ senior speakers to deliver a programme packed with essential content for industry decision makers. Hear from ING, Barclaycard, Mastercard, Alipay and more. Hear from the hottest start-ups at the exclusive FinTech evening.


European Payment Summit (EPS) offers a unique 2 day dual program featuring key developments in the payments/transaction space combined with a key sessions on international Security & Fraud in a special collaboration with Hague Security Delta (HSD).  Next to plenary introductions, delegates can create a meaningful 2 day program in order to gain best insights on developments, debate on key issues and learn from best practices.

The digitally connected world has changed the way we transact. New technology and new schemes enable us to by-pass regulated models. New payments techniques require new rules as we need to protect users (businesses and consumers). This fast changing landscape opens door to instant payments, optimisation of processes and logistics but also new security risks. The 2018 program will address key issues and changes in this space with leading thought leaders.

Key Highlights at European Payment Summit 2018

  • PSD2 & Next Steps – Creating an Open Secure Market for Retail Payments
  • The GDPR Challenge: Bridging Legal – Finance – Technology
  • Security & Identity – the Estonian Strategy Shared
  • Why Identity will be bigger than Payments
  • Quantum Technology and Payment Security
  • Open Banking Evolution – Repositioning of Banks and PSPs
  • Preventing Payment Transaction Fraud – blue print
  • AI in Payments
  • Out of the Sandbox Thinking – regulatory reforms in Europe
  • FSI-Fintech co-operation: Why Fin-Tech has grown rapidly in China

Get 20% discount off with code EPSX



Money 20/20 Asia

13-15 March 2018

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Money20/20 organises the world’s largest events focused on payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.

In March 2018, Singapore will host the inaugural Money20/20 Asia; shining a light on the region’s unique opportunities, connecting companies and individuals that build, disrupt and challenge how consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.

Built in the US and thriving in Europe, Money20/20 will now bring together a global network of innovators, disruptors and established industry players at Money20/20 Asia to drive a worldwide payments and financial services revolution with a pan-Asian focus.

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Retail Banker International Asia Trailblazer Summit and Awards 2018

15th March 2018 – Singapore


RBI Asia Trailblazer provides a platform for Strategic Executives to evaluate avenues for growth and innovation, offering attendees an opportunity to explore, compare and decide on your future technology investments.

The 2018 Summit will host a very high calibre Speaking Faculty to deliver presentations on, perspectives about and insights into the most pressing industry themes. With modernisation changing the face of banking, the Summit will focus on 3 key themes to dissect the challenges, pinpoint the opportunities and address the practical considerations for achieving the objective of remaining a relevant and engaging bank. Underlying the principal themes, the Summit program will offer insight into the barriers to evolution in these areas such as regulatory requirements and pressures, employee adoption and change management.

Following a full day of Panel Discussions, Case Studies and Keynote Presentations forecasting the future of banking, your evening will celebrate those institutions who implemented successful initiatives over the course of 2017.

The RBI Trailblazer Summit and Awards delivers an exceptional networking experience with the most senior retail banking executives from across the region.

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IRX 2018 – Powerful Content + Innovative Solutions + Inspiring connections for digital businesses and multichannel retail

21-22 March 2018, NEC, Birmingham

IRX provides visitors with powerful content, innovative solutions and inspiring success stories for game-changers transforming retail and digital businesses.

Whether you’re just starting or are looking to take your multichannel strategy to the next level, IRX is the perfect platform to network, feel inspired and discover the latest technology for digital businesses.

Join +5000 fellow-peers listening to great success stories at one of the expo’s 8 Free-to-attend conferences and meet +300 tech companies offering solutions to help you reduce cost, increase profit and grow your business.

In 2018 hear from over 80 speakers including Ocado, Instagram, Michael Kors, Lidl, Google, Asda, Vodaphone, Facebook, Kurt Geiger, Shop Direct, Diageo; and find innovators on in-store tech, payments, B2B commerce, omnichannel, delivery, fulfilment, returns….

Join the digital transformation at IRX 2018 and click here for further information


TechNOVA: Blockchain Summit 2018 will look across sectors at the latest innovations in distributed ledger technology. This Blockchain conference will bring in case studies from banking, insurance, energy, music, healthcare, trade finance and more.The content will cover a number of the key challenges and use cases including how to develop strategy, verifying provenance, disintermediation and peer-to-peer industries, data sharing, smart contracts and the future of cryptocurrency. With decision makers and senior innovation leaders across multiple sectors, TechNOVA: Blockchain Summit 2018 is the event to attend take your understanding of the technology to the next level and kick-start the development of your future.

Why attend?

  • Hear the latest blockchain strategies from Barclays, AIG, EDF Energy and the European Commission
  • Explore game-changing case studies from the music, healthcare and trade finance industries
  • Combine cross-sector learning with industry-specific roundtables offering you the chance to discuss specific issues with your industry peers
  • Understand the killer use cases including asset tracking and provenance, data management and peer-to-peer networks
  • Take advantage of multiple networking breaks to develop your strategies with experts and beginners alike

 Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Tallinn: crypto industry development and regulation in Europe

On March 22, 2018, Estonia will host Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Tallinn dedicated to blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and ICOs. Estonian crypto experts and foreign specialists will talk about the future and the new prospects of blockchain industry.

Why Tallinn?

Estonia is one of the countries that show loyalty to cryptocurrencies and blockchain. It is a place where a major project E-residency has been functioning for a long time.

Participants and topics

 Vladislav Sapozhnikov, Co-Founder and CEO of Deex.Exchange. He will discuss the blockchain future.

Lukas Kairys, CTO at Cryptodus. He will share his view of the future of smart contracts.

Aleks Bozhinov, CMO at Crowdholding. He will talk about the proper cooperation with the audience when launching ICOs.

Thierry Vallat, a lawyer, the founder of Cabinet Thierry Vallat. He will reveal the regulation prospects of the blockchain industry and cryptocurrencies in Europe.

Edgar Bers, Partner Relations Manager at HashCoins OÜ. He will explain how blockchain can serve as a trusted entity.


The event will be held at the fashionable Hilton Tallinn Park hotel.

Follow the event news on the official website: Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Tallinn.

The 2018 FStech Awards are open for entries. Now in their 18th year, the awards recognise excellence and innovation in the field of information technology within the UK and EMEA financial services sector. Winning entries will come from financial services institutions and technology suppliers who are leading the way in areas such as mobile, online, customer service, compliance, systems integration, IT partnerships, data management and distributed ledgers.


This year we are introducing five new categories:

  • Best Use of Social Networks or Gamification
  • Blockchain Project of the Year
  • Partnership or Collaboration of the Year
  • Incubator or Investment Initiative of the Year
  • Social Responsibility Award

View the full list of categories and entry criteria here:

The awards are FREE TO ENTER and are open to any organisation with a UK office – submit your entry online by 24th November:

The winners will be announced at the FStech Awards ceremony and gala dinner on 22 March 2018 at the prestigious 5 star London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square. Early booking is advised as tables are allocated closest to the stage on a first come first served basis.

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The Emerging Payments Association’s upcoming Retail PayTech Forum is being held on Tuesday 3rd April at a Central London location. Chaired by Ben Fricke (Head of Supply Chain at Nando’s) and managed by Jackie Barker (CEO at The Barker Consultancy) the Retail PayTech Forum enables retailers to better navigate the payments innovation space in order to keep pace with customer expectations, accelerate adoption of payments innovation and drive business growth.

This free, retailer-only event will provide retailers with an informative and entertaining forum in which to gain an understanding on how the latest FinTech and PayTech innovations are being used by retailers across the UK and how these innovations can solve the needs of your customers.

The Retail PayTech Forum promises to be engaging, stimulating, useful and fun, for retailers and will provide the opportunity to interact and learn from other retailers to best address consumer needs and expectations.

Afterwards, retailers will be invited to attend the EPA’s monthly networking drinks, EP@Home, from 6 pm until late.

“How to be the best in class in fighting financial crime”

Fraud & Financial Crime Conference Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th April 2018 in London Grange Hotel Tower Bridge for payments industry financial crime, fraud prevention and risk management professionals.

The theme of the 2018 Conference recognises that fraud continues to evolve with the payments landscape and that the challenges facing financial crime professionals, risk managers and fraud prevention specialists are significant.

Our expert panel of speakers will contribute strategic thinking, case study insights, commercial experience, provide technical updates and inform and educate about new technology and solutions. Hear analysis about how the market sees financial crime, fraud, regulation and other challenges – where are we headed. Speakers will also what you can do to prepare and manage Cybercrime and other new threats.

An important two days investment to update your knowledge base, an excellent opportunity to think outside of the conventional and challenge your understanding. Excellent networking in a high quality conference venue, the programme includes regular breaks and opportunities to interact with other delegates and the speakers.

Quote: Bandwidth for 10% discount, further 10% for 2 or more delegates

*Networking evening,


The Banking Scene 2018

8th May 2018 – Brussels

The Banking Scene is a conference that gathers industry leaders, banking guru’s and influencers to debate the future of banking and tackle the discomfort that comes with change. Reconnect with +300 banking and fintech professionals at Belgium’s foremost retail banking conference. Open banking, financial technology, digitalization and customer-centric services are just a few of the agenda topics. This year’s event will be larger. More renowned speakers, workshops, exhibitors…more content to help you tackle challenges and support the future of banking.

For more information and agenda please click here

The EPA’s Project Women in PayTech is committed to improving the gender balance in the emerging payments community by providing support and empowerment to women at all levels, offer cross-mentoring and advice, and drive positive change to the composition of the payments industry by identifying solutions to key issues affecting both women and men in payments.

Project Women in PayTech will be hosting its next event in May. This event, titled ‘Shaping the Career that You Want by Becoming Credible in Your Own Right’, will play host to panel discussions from high profile women and men on how they raised their profile to progress in industry, how they built their self-confidence, and de-bunk the myths around ‘men are better than women about getting ahead in their careers’.

The event will run from 2:45 – 5:50 pm at Visa’s office in Paddington and will be followed by networking and drinks.


PIF Innovation Day 2018 – Thursday, 17 May – Grace Hall, London

Prepaid technology underpins a vast range of financial products, from everyday payment accounts and challenger bank accounts to travel money, corporate incentive and expense management solutions. PIF is the not-for-profit industry body representing organisations who are regulated under e-money and payment services legislation and who operate in the high-growth prepaid and FinTech sectors.

Now in its fourth year, the PIF Innovation Day showcases the prepaid solutions, trends and technology driving innovation in payments. Join industry leaders, innovators and influencers to explore the opportunities and the future for the fast-evolving prepaid sector.

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Loyalty Expo 2018

May 15-17 in Orlando

 Loyalty Expo is a true Voice of the Customer-driven, best practice-focused customer loyalty and reward conference. By attending, you’ll have the opportunity to network with hundreds of your fellow marketers and hear how they are reaching their customer relationship-building goals. Market leaders will be sharing their experiences and insights on customer retention strategies and trends. Attendees will leave Loyalty Expo with an understanding of new research, technologies and solutions to aid their organizations on the customer loyalty journey.

Save 20% on registration to the Loyalty Expo with code BW20


 Nextgen Payments Forum Cyprus 2018Limassol, Cyprus, 21-22 May, 2018

Recharge your professional relationships at the Nextgen Payments Forum Cyprus 2018 – the 4th event taking place within the Global Payments Series! The Forum taking place 21-22 May in Limassol, Cyprus will host the exclusive meeting point between leading solution providers, experts, regulators and senior representatives from the European banking and merchant industries in an intimate and dynamic 2-day format. The agenda combines keynote sessions, panel discussions and interactive sessions for compliance, payments professionals and solution providers on subjects like upcoming regulations, open banking, APIs, digital transformation, customer experience, blockchain and many more. For more information about the Forum please visit our website or contact us directly.

xCEEd 2018

21st – 24th May, Belgrade

xCEEd is the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) leading Fintech event. xCEEd 2018 will focus on the practical application of financial technologies in CEE, delivered through interaction and engagement. With a 90% new speaker line-up, its own cryptocurrency and a gift shop, the 2018 event is going to be truly unique.

Bringing together senior decision makers from industry innovators, xCEEd 2018 will combine the experience of the region’s FinTech leaders in one venue.

Based on the success of xCEEd 2017, and with the support of a team of FinTech and event experts, xCEEd 2018 will have a strong focus on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

Delegates will be part of a world-first – a conference with its own cryptocurrency, xCEEdium. Register today and you will be able to experience and engage with our cryptocurrency in a risk-free environment to further your understanding of the subject. Additional xCEEdium can be ‘mined’ by completing certain tasks at the conference and you can redeem your coins at our gift shop where they can even be exchanged for fiat currency.

These are just some of the disruptive features of xCEEd 2018 – book your place now and be part of the most exciting conference in FinTech.


This May BlockShow is coming back to Europe!

 BlockShow Europe 2018 powered by Cointelegraph is one of the major international platforms for showcasing innovative Blockchain solutions, revealing hottest industry trends & sensations and bringing together the global Blockchain community. The conference will take place on May 28-29 in Berlin – one of the major European centres for FinTech and a capital for many trending sectors and industries.

 As an international event, BlockShow is bringing together the global Blockchain community, as well as demonstrating multiple new solutions for implementation and enhancement of the Blockchain technology; the conference is designed to provide an exclusive look into exciting projects and ICOs, and introduce Blockchain to the World. Our team’s aspiration is to exhibit the industry’s most groundbreaking use cases, as well as bring businesses together with the Blockchain.

 BlockShow Europe 2018 is to attract over 3000 guests, 120+ partners, over 8\0 globally recognized speakers and much more. Just like last year, we will be happy to welcome venture funds and entrepreneurs from all over the world, searching for new projects and business perspectives. Each participant will enjoy a unique opportunity to gain company growth and attract new clients.

Use the link below to register and save 20% with code: 20BANDWIDTH


Private Banker International Greater China Wealth Awards 2018

1st June 2018 – Hong Kong

Private Banker International Greater China Wealth Awards Luncheon brings together the leading Private Banks and Wealth Management firms in Asia Pacific to celebrate the outstanding contributions made by institutions in shaping the industry.

This prestigious event provides an excellent platform to network and exchange ideas with your peers.

Money 20/20 Europe 2018

4-6th June 2017

 Europe’s largest FinTech event comes to Amsterdam

An unmissable event for the smartest visionaries and innovators, Money20/20 is the destination where payments, FinTech and financial services come together to connect and create the future of money.

In June 2018, Money20/20 lands in its new home – the Rai in Amsterdam – to once again focus the world’s eyes on Europe. Everyone is here, every time, coming together to explore unique regional insight and trailblazing enterprise, seizing the opportunity to meet the person or land the deal that will change the trajectory of their business.

Event Location  – The Rai in Amsterdam

 Country   – The Netherlands

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The Asian Banking Forum (ABF) Southeast Asia brings together a pan-regional audience of retail banking representatives. Gathering like-minded professionals under one roof, ABF promises to enlighten attendees with an extremely practical agenda and is an annual touchpoint for executive networking and benchmarking.

The 2018 agenda will diligently focus on the practical challenges and opportunities which retail banks face today, promising representatives leave this event with knowledge, ideas and contacts to realise profitable returns from digital investments.

 2018 Key Speakers:

  • Andrew Haslip, Head of Content – Asia Pacific, GlobalData Financial
  • Johnson Poh, Senior Vice President – Head of Data Science, DBS Bank
  • Deniz Güven, Global Head – Design & Client Experience, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Hui Hui Li, President – Global Business Manager, Heng Feng Bank
  • Christopher Loh,  CEO , United Amara Bank

Other reasons to attend:

  • Our interactive Agenda ensures that the two day event will be more than a series of PowerPoint presentations and actually a genuine opportunity to learn, share and discuss.
  • 1:1 business meetings: incorporated into the agenda are pre-arranged one to one business meetings which allow banks to meet with leading service providers to create new profitable relationships.

MoneyLIVE: Digital Banking is the leading event for innovators across the banking industry. Formerly known as The Future of Digital Banking, MoneyLIVE: Digital Banking capitalises on 25 years of experience and brings together digital, technology and innovation experts from across European banking and beyond.

In addition to the seniority of the attendees, the range of institutions in attendance at the event is vast – from challengers to stalwarts, local building societies to multinationals, last year saw 150+ organisations hailing from 40+ countries represented. This year, MoneyLIVE will expand on this legacy, bringing you an ever bigger and better event with 2 different stages, 40+ speakers and 350+ attendees.


Why attend:

  • Listen to Europe’s leading banks, including TSB, AIB and Barclays, share how they are evolving to succeed
  • Hear how agile new entrants such as Yolt are reshaping banking
  • Learn about the new technologies disrupting the industry, form AI to open APIs from those leading the charge
  • Rethink your digital banking proposition with the CEO of First Direct
  • Carefully curated content agenda covering open APIs, artificial intelligence, experience, data, onboarding, innovation, analytics, security and more
  • Brand new this year, the Start-Up City Stage will showcase the most exciting players in FinTech right now
Retail Systems Awards, 27th  June 2018

 Now in their 13th successful year, Retail Systems Awards recognise technology excellence and innovation within the retail sector. Winning entries come from retailers and technology suppliers who are leading the way in areas such as mobile, online, payments, loyalty and personalisation. There are 21 categories to choose from (and more to be announced in the near future) – enter by 2 March 2018

 View the full list of categories and entry criteria

Save the date: Retail Systems Awards 2018, 27 June 2018, The Waldorf Hilton, London

Follow the latest news and updates on Twitter: @RetailSAwards #RetailSystemsAwards

Connected Customer:

The world around us is changing, with new technology helping to create more connectivity than ever before. For all businesses, across multiple sectors, TechNOVA: Connected Customer is the event to attend to gain an understanding of how the modern connected customer is changing the nature of business to consumer relationships.

Featuring four independent topic stages on FutureTech, CX Leaders, Modern Marketing and Data Deep Dive, we’re giving you the chance to look at the connected customer from all angles –  what technology they use, why they expect the next level of experience, how to market to them and why their data underpins the change.

With decision makers and senior leaders across financial services, utilities, retail, travel, hospitality, transport, technology and more, TechNOVA: Connected Customer is the event to attend to discuss, learn and explore how the connected customer will change your world.

Customer Experience in Financial Services Summit and Awards 2018

5th July 2018 – Singapore

The Customer Experience in Financial Services Summit and Awards brings together the most successful financial institutions that have hit the mark in trailblazing customer experience strategies and initiatives. The Summit offers a platform to discuss how institutions in the financial services sector can achieve a truly sophisticated, yet realizable customer-centric organization; while the subsequent Awards celebrates the true success stories for excellent customer engagement.


Intelligent Automation: Financial Services

9th – 11th July 2018, London

Actionable, Applicable and Achievable Intelligent Automation to Revolutionise Financial Services

Join 60+ banking, insurance and financial services leaders as they discuss cutting edge automation topics, including; the shift from RPA to cognitive automation, nurturing unstructured data, the importance of bot IDs, real-time data opportunities, transforming the customer journey, back office machine learning capabilities and using intelligent automation to administer regulatory compliance. No other automation event caters to the financial sector better!

It’s  not just RPA and AI that are going to make a change to your business’ performance, rather it is when you converge these technologies with others such as BPM and data analytics that you can really penetrate the realms of what’s possible and deliver a better, more personalised service to your customers or simply make major FTE savings.

Intelligent Automation: Financial Services is the first of its kind in the original and leading RPA & AI series of events, so join us this summer to learn how to:

  • Make the shift from RPA to cognitive automation
  • Develop a data-driven business that will converge with RPA and AI
  • Maximise intelligent technologies for customer-centric or top-line results

 PayTech Awards are a premier event celebrating excellence in the payments industry worldwide, and the people who make it happen.Brought to you by Fintech Futures, a digital platform for the worldwide fintech community, the Awards recognise innovation by banks, financial and payments institutions, software providers, as well as individuals and teams all around the world.

The Awards are taking place on 13 July on Silver Sturgeon yacht in London. Be a part of the spectacular celebrations! Book a seat or a full table for you and your colleagues, partners or clients.

Visit our website for more information or get in touch  via email

Financial Innovation and Payments SummitGurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, Newport, RI- July 18th-20th, 2018

Opal Group’s Financial Innovation and Payments Summit will address the enterprising and adoption of innovative payments solutions and practices. This conference will gather leading players and thought leaders that are creating the landscape for the future of the industry. Uniting executives in the payments realm, stakeholders from business end-users, financial and technology services organizations will discuss and explore the key issues and opportunities today.

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Cards International and Electronic Payments International Summit and Awards 2018
The 5th Cards and Electronic Payments International Asia Summit and Awards brings together the best-of-breed players in the in the cards and payments landscape in Asia-Pacific. The daytime Summit brings industry leaders the opportunity to address key industry issues faced while the evening Awards Gala dinner will showcase and celebrate leading initiatives from 2018.

Join us in 2018 to benefit from leading content during the daytime Summit and revel in industry-wide success during the evening dinner and Awards. We look forward to seeing you there.

Tech. powered by Retail Week

12th-13th September 2018, London

Tech. is the the most significant two-day gathering on digital retailing in Europe, bringing together 1200+ people and 170+ speakers from over 400 companies.

It is the only event where retailers, tech suppliers, start-ups, investors and analysts join forces to work out how they will survive the digital revolution.

At Tech. we put the most disruptive thinkers under the spotlight – from the companies that are revolutionising their industries, to the tech firms creating the most innovative of products.

We’re currently putting together the speaker line-up for Tech. 2018 through a Call for Content and have already had over 200 submissions. Our Call for Content officially closes on 12 January.

Last year’s trailblazing line-up included the likes of Amazon, Skyscanner, IBM, Microsoft, Facebook, Google and many more.

The pre-agenda tickets for Tech. are now on sale, and you can save up to £900 by booking your tickets now.

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Use promo code BANDWIDTHTECH15 for 15% off the current ticket price


The Emerging Payments Awards will be back on 10th October 2018 at The Hilton, Park Lane, London, celebrating innovation and collaboration in emerging payments by recognising companies that have made significant advances in how we pay today.

The winners are announced in style at a glittering ceremony attended by 700 of the industry’s most senior opinion-formers and decision-makers.

20 award categories have been announced and will reflect what is trending in emerging and alternative payments. Submissions open on 19th February 2018 – 23rd April 2018.

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Money20/20 – October 21-24, 2018

The Venetian, Las

Money20/20 USA is 2018’s most anticipated Payments and FinTech event. It’s where the Payments, Commerce and Financial Technology ecosystem unites to create and revolutionize the disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend, invest, protect, share and borrow money.

In 2017, we drew 11,500+ leaders, speakers, and disruptors to Vegas for the most productive four days on the industry calendar. Each year, we immerse attendees in groundbreaking learnings, unparalleled networking opportunities, and the chance to be a catalyst of change at the epicentre of the revolution our industry is facing.

As this increasingly complex industry grows and develops, Money20/20 continues to be the place where business happens; it’s where collaboration is fostered, helping individuals and organizations of all sizes achieve their goals and grow. It’s a truly unique experience that unites leaders to drive change in the future of money – and 2018 will be no exception.

Money20/20 US will be held in Las Vegas, October 21-24, 2018.


6th Annual Payments Awards – organised by FStech and Retail Systems

Deadline for entries: 19 July 2018

 Now in their 6th successful year, the Payments Awards recognise card and payments excellence and innovation. Winning entries come from those companies, individuals and organisations who have launched and/or implemented the most outstanding payments solutions, initiatives and projects during the past year. This year we are introducing three new categories:

Personal Finance App of the Year
Best Use of Biometrics
PSD2 or Open Banking Initiative of the Year

View the full list of categories and entry criteria.

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  • Stand out against the competition.
  • Reward employees and motivate your team.
  • Leverage your marketing – through PR and increased brand awareness.
  • Attract talent.
  • An opportunity to celebrate.
  • If you are shortlisted your company logo will feature at the awards ceremony attended by hundreds of the leading names in the industry.


The Payments Awards winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 14 November 2018 at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square. The awards provide a great way to recognise and reward staff for their hard work, catch up with friends in the industry, and to develop client relationships.

Main Conference: 26th – 27th November 2018
Workshop: 28th November 2018

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Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing SummitMonarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA- November 28th-30th, 2018

The Summit is an educational forum designed for investors, issuers, platforms, underwriters, banks rating agencies, lawyers, service providers, accountant, and other related industry professionals. At this conference learn and network with industry leaders to gain insight on the newest techniques to maximize returns and reduce risk exposure in this growing area of marketplace lending. Explore an in-depth review of the current landscape and what’s to come in addition to hearing about rating agency methodology, legal, tax and structural considerations which will provide attendees with the tools necessary to stay one step ahead of their competitors.

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