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Loyalty Expo, presented by Loyalty360

 Date: May 2nd – 4th, 2017

 Location: Caribe Royale Orlando in Orlando Florida

Loyalty Expo is a true Voice of the Customer-driven, best practice-focused customer loyalty and reward conference. Presented by Loyalty360 – The Association for Customer Loyalty, Loyalty Expo has earned the reputation of being one of the industry’s premier events, and we are extremely pleased to be able to continue to provide a forum to meet and discuss the challenges facing brands today. Attendees will leave Loyalty Expo with an understanding of new research, technologies and solutions to aid their organizations on the customer loyalty journey.

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Register now with our unique discount code BR20LE17 and save 20%



May 10 – 12, 2017
Mandalay Bay
Las Vegas, NV

TRANSACT is a global event for the payments industry.  Everyone from ISOs / VARs to ISVs, large financial institutions, tech startups, entrepreneurs and many others, come to TRANSACT to meet, see what’s new, and learn what it takes to grow. Through extensive networking events, education and a robust exhibit hall filled with more than 200 companies, you’ll learn about groundbreaking technology, security trends and policy affecting the industry.

PIF Innovation Day 2017

Thursday, 11th May | The Ned, London

Attending the PIF Innovation Day provides you with an opportunity to network with your industry colleagues, hear from a stellar line-up of prepaid industry pioneers, innovators and thought-leaders and debate the future for this dynamic and rapidly evolving payment sector.

Discover a unique event that puts you in touch with the people and the businesses driving the future for prepaid.


Our latest confirmed speakers include Brandon Trollip, Director of Digital Business Development, Mastercard, Carlo Gualandri, CEO, Soldo, Laurence Krieger, COO, Tide, Jacob Claflin, Founder & CEO, Cambrist, Will White, Operations Director, Loot and more…

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PIF Members:

Free of charge (up to three places per member organisation) – Register


Early Bird £197.50 +VAT (before 31 March) £395 + VAT per person – Register


Wednesday 17th – Thursday 19th May 2017, Belgrade

“xCEEd is a unique 3-day event in Belgrade from the17-19th May.  It’s an optimum mix of keynote sessions from the UK’s leading banks, insights from regulators, interactive panels and live demonstrations from the UK’s hottest FinTech Start-Ups.Covering a range of topics from UX, and AI and Blockchain, this event offers innovation from the latest and very best of the UK’s FinTech sector.

Meet UK’s FinTech pioneers, each at the cutting edge of digital transformation in UK banking who will provide a blueprint of how to plan and execute your digital transformation projects and set a winning agenda for your FinTech ambitions.”

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PAY360 Digital Payments 
Tuesday 23rd May – Wednesday 24th May, Coventry 
Pay360 Digital Payments brings together delegates from leading companies from around the world to pool their insights about what is driving success in digital payments in their local markets, and to share best practice.
This will be a chance for the UK’s emerging payment’s industry to demonstrate their ideas and digital technologies on an international stage. Focusing on the three core themes of Retail, Mobile and Banking we’ll illustrate how the digital technologies we are deploying in the UK are increasingly relevant internationally. Attended by senior executives from the UK’s emerging payments companies, the conference will address current technologies and trends, consider the latest research and facilitate interaction to allow breakthroughs in thinking that are only possible when the world’s leaders come together.
Now in it’s second year, and after the grand success in it’s inaugral year at the International Festival for Business in Liverpool, we expect this event to be a true celebration of everything Digital Payments.For further information click here

FutureTech Congress

Leading Regional Technology Congress

24th – 25th May 2017 Poland, Warsaw

FutureTech Congress is an event consisting of three simultaneous projects taking place: FinTech Digital Congress, InsurTech Digital Congress and BIG DATA: Think Big CEE Congress. FutureTech Congress is the largest event focused on the promotion of development policy and support entrepreneurship by promoting technological, technical and business aspects of running a business in the domestic and international environment. The purpose of the event is to foster the exchange of national and international business experiences and promote solutions in the international markets.

The event will bring together key players and developers of rapidly growing fintech/ insurtech / Big Data industry: representatives of a mature financial sector, start-ups, companies challenging the traditional business models, investors, private equity funds, capital market, as well as entities implementing Big Data projects from the key economy sectors.

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5th Annual Retail Banking Forum, 01-02 June, 2017 – Berlin, Germany:

The Banking sector is going through very turbulent times due the innovations on the market. Retail banks are trying to keep up with the new entrants of the market like challenger banks or FinTechs.

The competition is huge, but what can be the winning strategy? Is competing or cooperating can be the better solution? At our event you can at first hand the most innovative developments of the digital banking, get to know the most up-to-date Fintech trends and how they change the banking industry. Get to know the Robo Advise and debate if this can be the future of retail investing or human advisors continue their activities. Listen presentations from retail banking expert on payment innovations such as Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology, New Entrants of the banking Industry or delivering superior customer service.

Do not miss out 5th Annual Retail Banking Forum (#DigiTail) which provides you the opportunity to learn more about upcoming trends such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) in banking or Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Join our event and reap the benefit of meeting industry leaders, network with retail banking experts and listen high standard presentations followed by an interactive Q&A session. For more information click here

Blockchain Expo Europe

Date: 1-2 June 2017
Venue: Estrel, Berlin

Blockchain Expo will be arriving at Estrel, Berlin on 1-2 June 2017, bringing together more than 1500 people across key industries for two days of world-class content from leading brands embracing and developing cutting edge blockchain technologies.

Presented in a series of top-level keynotes, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies, Blockchain Expo Europe will feature speakers from Nokia, Airbus, Ripple, BMW, Bayer, DHL and more. With a focus on learning and building partnerships in the emerging Blockchain space, Blockchain Expo Europe will explore the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology, including financial services, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more.

Co-located with IoT Tech Expo Europe and AI Expo Europe which attract in excess of 4000 attendees, the blockchain conference will showcase the latest developments in the Blockchain arena, in both emerging and more established markets.

Register for your Free Expo pass or join us as a Gold Pass holder Save 20% with code: BANDW20


Harnessing Fintech Innovation in Retail Banking 2017

7th & 8th of June, LONDON

Defining steps for sustained innovation which keep banks relevant to consumers now and in future

Arena International is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Harnessing Fintech Innovation in Retail Banking conference will take place in London on 7th-8th June 2017. This unique event is the only platform which puts retail banks at the centre of the fintech debate.

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Money 20/20 Europe

26-28 June 2017

Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark 

A world-class experience for European innovators, Money20/20 Europe is more than just an event. It’s a catalyst for the growth and development of the payments and financial services ecosystem. 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 April 2016, Copenhagen took centre stage as the companies and individuals building, disrupting and challenging the ways consumers and business manage, spend and borrow money come together at scale.

With 3,700+ attendees, including more than 1,000 CEOs, from 1,000 companies and 75 countries this year, Money20/20 Europe is critical to realizing the vision of disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.

To register click here

Financial Innovation and Payments Summit-Newport Marriott, Newport, RI- July 30-August 1,2017

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.
Attendees will experience:
• Distinguished education via panel sessions and presentations featuring payments and innovation experts
• Networking opportunities for executives and senior-level payments professionals

15% off registration fee discount code for Bandwidth Recruitment members: BRFIPS2017

Payments International 2017
12 – 15 September, 2017
Hilton London Tower Bridge, London

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10% Discount for Readers – Mention VIP code: FKN2528BAND

Payments International is the leading payments event in Europe and has gone from strength to strength. It attracts 400+ senior executives from Banks, Corporate Treasurers, Retailers, Payments Disruptors & Industry Members from across the Payments value chain.

In 2017 you’ll get the latest thinking on:

  • PSD2
  • Open APIs
  • Payments Disruption
  • Cyber Security
  • Instant Payments
  • Regulation
  • Mobile Payments
  • Data Ownership & Security
  • Global Economics
  • Brexit
  • Customer Needs
  • Digital Journeys
  • Cross Border Payments
  • Distributed Ledger Technology
  • FinTech/PayTech/RegTech
  • Internet of Things

Visit the website to learn more, download the latest agenda and register today. Quote VIP code FKN25258BAND to save 10% on the registration fee courtesy of Bandwidth Recruitment.



4th Annual European Payment Forum, 14-15 September, 2017 – Vienna, Austria:

Since last years’ European Payments Forum, much has changed within the industry, so it is time to organise our 4th Annual European Payments Forum, which will discuss both the changes and the future forecast of the topic. The FinTech war has just began, which will change the entire business and effect all stakeholders as well. Learn more about Blockchain from well-known topic experts and debate if banks are ready for the adoption.

Hear more about PSD 2 and its improvement on the payment experience from different points of view. What are the long and short term impacts of this regulation and for the rest of the regulatory landscape?

Join our Round Table Discussion to debate on banking (r)evolution and the technological innovations within the industry; do they disrupt or improve different processes?

Our aim is to bring together representatives from all different companies that are part of the payment industry in order to hear the most emerging issues they face and the solution to cope with these challenges.


PIF AGM & Summit 2017

20th-21st September 2017, Lainston House

The PIF AGM & Summit has become established as a leading destination for high-level networking, discussion and debate on the hot topics in prepaid.

Now in its eleventh year our flagship event brings together leading industry organisations and key regulatory officials to discuss the future for this dynamic and evolving payment sector from a business innovation and regulatory perspective. Hear from prepaid industry pioneers, the businesses innovating for the future and the companies executing new approaches that are set to transform the industry. Benefit from their knowledge and experience from the last twelve months and gain valuable insights on adapting to the rapidly evolving payments landscape. To learn more and to register


PayExpo Europe
4th-5th October 2017
ExCeL London, UK

Now in its fifth year, PayExpo Europe is the leading payments event in the UK, attracting over 2,200 senior stakeholders from across the entire European payments community to network, learn about the ever changing payments landscape and make essential business contacts for the year ahead.

With consumers’ spending habits and attitudes towards their personal finances changing faster than ever, the organisations that stay at the forefront of industry developments have a clear advantage. With more than 130 expert speakers and 100 leading payment solution providers exhibiting, PayExpo Europe is the best place to share knowledge and rub shoulders with the disruptors and innovators driving change in payments.

Whether you’re looking to optimise your customers’ journey, launch a new payments channel, showcase your new payments product or simply to learn more about the industry, PayExpo Europe should be on your agenda.

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FREE PASSES are available for retail banks, retailers, MNOs, gaming operators, transport operators, government authorities, investors, start-ups and CEOs.

As a media partner and exhibitor, we can offer product or service providers a 20% discount on the current ticket price. Quote code BWR20 when registering online.

The Emerging Payments Awards recognises and celebrates the best the payments industry has to offer. In 2017 we’ll celebrate our 10th anniversary by hosting our biggest and best event yet!

The black tie reception, dinner, ceremony and party will be held on October 5th 2017 at The Hilton, Park Lane, London. In 2016 the event was a sell-out six weeks in advance, with 650 attendees. We invite you, the global emerging payments community, to join us once again to celebrate on October 5th in London.

Last year over 200 companies from across the globe entered 20 categories which were assessed by 31 judges. The winners were announced in style at a glittering and sumptuous ceremony attended by over 650 of the industry’s most senior opinion-farmer and decision-makers.

We open for entries until 30th April. For more information click here


Retails Systems Awards 2017

Now into their 12th year, the Retail Systems Awards (incorporating the Engagement & Loyalty 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.

Deadline for entries: 23 June 2017
View the categories and entry criteria.

The winners will be announced at a black tie gala dinner on 19 October 2017 at the five star London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square. Last year’s event sold out, so early booking is advised.


Money20/20, The Venetian, Las Vegas, October 22-25, 2017

Money20/20 US is the world’s most important event covering payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology. With 11,000+ attendees from 4,500 Companies and 85 Countries, including 1,700+ CEOs and 400+ speakers, expected at our 2017 US event, Money20/20 is critical to realizing the vision of disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money. Money20/20 US will be held in Las Vegas, October 22-25, 2017.

Register now and save $250 by using our unique discount code: BAND250

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 5th Annual Payments Awards16th November 2017 at the prestigious London Marriott, Grosvenor Square.

Deadline for entries 21st July 2017

 Recognising cards and payments excellence and innovation – organised by FStech and Retail Systems.

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. The Payments 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.

This year we are introducing five new categories:

  • Consumer Focus Award
  • Best Cross-Border Payments Solution (Consumer)
  • Best Cross-Border Payments Solution (Business)
  • Payments Infrastructure Award
  • Blockchain Initiative of the Year

Why enter the Payments Awards?

  • 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 2017 Payments Awards winners will be announced at the glittering Awards Ceremony on Thursday 16 November 2017 at the prestigious London Marriott, Grosvenor Square.

For the latest news and updates follows us @PaymentsAwards #PaymentsAwards


Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit– Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA- December 3-5, 2017

Opal Group is proud to present our Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit. 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.

15% off registration fee discount code for Bandwidth Recruitment members: BRML2017


FinTech Connect Live

6th – 7th December 2017

Combining the hustle and bustle of an exhibition featuring over 3000 visitors, and 200 exhibitors and partners from over 50 countries, FinTech Connect Live is the UK’s largest fintech event. Playing host to 4 strategic conference sessions with inspirational case studies from around the world, a technology buyers theatre with 50 product demos, 12 educational workshops tackling practical fast growth challenges, and two full days of dedicated mentoring clinics for start up leaders, all brought to you from over 300 of the industries finest speakers, FinTech Connect Live is the ‘must have ticket’ for stakeholders from across the full fintech eco-system.

FinTech Connect Live provides a platform for all those attending to collaborate, differentiate, form connections, source solution, conduct and generate business with new, existing and upcoming fintech players in the market.

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The Card & Payments Awards recognise customer service, excellence and innovation in the UK and Irish card and payments industry and are judged by an independent panel of industry experts.

The Awards are open in different categories to credit, debit, prepaid and charge card issuers, co-brands, merchant acquirers and other payment service organisations in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

After a rigorous entry and judging process the Awards culminate in a prestigious Black Tie and Dinner at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The 2018 Awards will be celebrated on Thursday 1 February 2018. This impressive evening is the only networking event of its kind in Europe and provides a superb opportunity to socialise with and meet some of the key players in the industry.

Visit for more information about entering a category and booking tables.



 Venue: InterContinental Hotel, Berlin

Date: 20th-22nd February, 2018

MPE is the ONLY European event focused on merchant payment acceptance. 11th edition of conference and exhibition covers every aspect of card acquiring, alternative payments and payment technology online, mobile and in-store.

MPE connects: merchants with acquirers, PSPs, payment processors, schemes, regulators, gateways, POS HW/SW solution providers and innovative FinTechs.

1000+ attendees, including 300+ CEOs and 300+ FinTech participants from 40 countries. The high quality program and exhibition features 150+ speakers, over 70 sponsors and exhibitors.

For more info click here