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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

International Payments Conference

23rd – 24th November 2017

Fleming Conference Hotel Wien, Austria

International Payment Conference 2017 will focus on how companies today are preparing for the impact of New Upcoming European Regulations such as PSD2(Revised Payment Service Directive), GDPR (General Data Protection

Regulation) , SEPA INSTANT PAYMENT , Blockchain technology for payments – cases & regulation in the US-EU, Bank vs Fintech, Cybersecurity,How SmartATMs are replacing Bank Branches as a Customer Touchpoint, Draft Regulatory Technical Standards, Mobile payment – how this affects banking relationship and retail business models” and many others that will be impacting the payment industry in 2018.

We cordially invite everyone to join us for these two full days of great presentation and highly interactive Panel Discussions with Q + A Session, Case Studies presented by industry experts Like Ron Delnevo Executive Director Europe of the ATM Industry Association, Thomas Stubbings. Chairman at Austrian Cybersecurity Platform of the Austrian Government, Larisa Tugui Policy Expert from the European Banking Authority, Ugo Bechis Co chair at Lafferty Brexit Council, Kirsi Ripatti Senior Advisor from the Bank of Finland, Matthias Schmudde Head of Payment and Securities Clearing and Settlement Division, Miroslav Lukes General Manager Mastercard for Cluster Austria, Czeh Republic, Slovakia, Istvan Lengyel Secretary General – Banking Association for Central and Eastern Europe  and many others……

Join us and network with your peer and build new business relationship.

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The Open Mobile Summit

29 – 30 November, 2017 Grand Hyatt, San Francisco

The Open Mobile Summit is the world’s most influential event for Mobile Product, Marketing, and UX leaders. Now in its 9th year, it brings together the world’s most powerful brands & mobile-first innovators to provide you with ground-breaking strategies for dominating mobile in 2017 and beyond!

Join 500+ mobile leaders and 90+ expert speakers across x4 tracks on mobile: product, marketing, UX, and Technology. Gain best-practice tips and real-world insights on topics such: AI, AR/VR, managing channel conflict and mastering engagement. Join us and discover strategies for delivering truly outstanding mobile experiences in an increasingly fragmented and complex digital world.

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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.

Get involved and find out more by visiting


Transport Ticketing Global 2018

23rd-24th January 2018, Old Billingsgate, London

Now in its tenth year, Transport Ticketing Global is the largest public transport event focused on smart ticketing, passenger information systems and smart cities, attracting over 850 transport professionals from transport operators, local authorities and smart transport solution providers from over 50 countries. Take a look at what our visitors said about our 2017 event here.

Pertinent and engaging conference sessions

Featuring a three-theatre conference, the event explores a global vision for intelligent, interconnected, inclusive and cost effective public transport with high-level keynote speakers, case studies from transport innovators, in-depth analysis and panel discussions. The 2018 speaker lineup includes thought leaders from Uber, Transport for London, the Department for Transport, The Go-Ahead Group, Mobike China, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Transport Scotland, Transport for the North, NFC Forum, Mastercard and Visa. View the full speaker list here.

As an event partner we can offer solution providers with a 20% discount on the standard ticket price. Register here using the code BWR20.


FREE PASSES are available for Transport Operators, Government & Local Authorities


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


Digital Integration in Wealth Management Conference- London 2018

21st & 22nd February 2018

Operating within an increasingly digital landscape and cross-generational trends emerging, there is still a need for the Wealth Management sector to better understand how to serve their varied clientele segments; to clarify where to strike that balance between a digital and fiscal offering.

This conference offers a strong focus on digital tools and process that can be implemented to meet cross-generational needs, tailored to the nature of your firm and clientele. Drawing on the expertise of industry leaders including representatives from Deutsche Bank, UBS Wealth Management and BNP Paribas Fortis, you will take away a deeper understanding of the digital strategies and how they can be best implemented to attract new markets and further clients engagement, in an increasingly global and connected world.

 For further info click here

Nextgen Payments Forum

Le Méridien St. Julian’s Hotel & Spa, Malta

27-28 February 2018

Recharge your professional relationships at the Nextgen Payments Forum, taking place 27th -28th  February 2018, in Malta!

The Forum 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 days format. The agenda combines keynote sessions and practical

case studies for compliance, payments professionals and solution providers on subjects like upcoming regulations, digital transformation and cyber security, mobile banking, customer experience, blockchain, e-wallet, AI, interoperability and many more.

For more information about the Forum please visit our website or contact us directly.


PAY360 – Emerging Ideas. Emerging Technologies. Emerging Payments.

PAY360 is the Emerging Payments Association’s flagship annual conference that brings together the leaders in the emerging payments industry; to discuss the future of our exciting industry, opportunities and challenges.

This one-day event is a mix of keynote sessions from influential industry stakeholders, panel debates and track sessions, and live demonstrations of innovative payments technologies from PayTech start-ups. Accompanied by a buzzing exhibition hall full of the latest in payments innovation and the crème de la crème of the industry, this is a learning and networking opportunity that simply can’t be missed.

PAY360 will be held on Thursday, 1st March 2018 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.

For more information click here



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.

Please contact us for more information:

For more information on how to join UKGCVA, visit


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.

For further info click here or to book 


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.

For more information click here


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

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.

Book now:

“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



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

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

For more information click here
To book click here
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