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NPF & Regtech Leaders Forum

Insightful Presentations | Influential Contacts | Focused Meetings

Title: NPF & Regtech Leaders Forum 2017

Venue: Hotel Le Plaza Brussels, Belgium

Date: 6-7 September 2017

The NPF & Regtech Leaders Forum (#RTLF2017) will host the exclusive meeting point

between regulators, bankers, retailers, #fintech & #regtech execs, #technology evangelists and thought leaders, in an exclusive 2-day setting, taking place 6-7 September 2017, in Brussels. The agenda combines keynote sessions on industry-wide issues with focused workshops and practical case studies for #compliance, #payments professionals and solution providers on subjects like upcoming regulation, #digital transformation and #cybersecurity, mobile #banking, customer experience, #blockchain, e-wallet, #AI, #interoperability and many more. For more information about the Forum please visit or contact us directly.

To register and claim your 30% discount click here.

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

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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


IFRS 9 Implementation and Stress Testing MasterClass

21-22 September, 2017 – Vienna, Austria

 IFRS 9 Implementation and Stress Testing MasterClass will be held in Vienna on 21-22 September, 2017 by David Grünberger, Head of IFRS 9 Enforcement, Austrian Financial Market Authority. The MasterClass will cover new regulatory topics, especially the Credit Risk Stress testfundamental concepts and prin­ciples, guidelines, case-studies, best practices.

Training includes:

  1. Learn how to interpret accounting requirements of IFRS 9 into a model context
  2. Find out how to align International Accounting Standards and EBA Requirements on EL-Provisions
  3. Run EBA-Stress Test on IFRS 9 data
  4. Combine EBA Baseline and Adverse Scenarios with IFRS 9 models
  5. Integrate Stress Test Foresight and Migration Methodologies
  6. Run SICR in a Stress Test Framework
  7. Observe SSM Guidance on NPL Valuation and Management
  8. Establish issues and solutions of 12 month and lifetime PD measurement
  9. Understand Steering Profits and Risks based on IFRS 9 and Integration of Stress Tests
  10. Unveil EBA- and ECB-Impact Assessments with overview on current Supervisory Responses to IFRS 9
  11. Become aware of critical issues to be solved with IFRS 9 in defaults, NPLs and Stage 3
  12. Determine Regulatory Capital: CRR and IFRS 9

For more information please visit our website and request the agenda.


 Blockchain 101 MasterClass, 21-22 September, 2017 – Vienna, AustriaBlockchain 101 MasterClass was designed to provide an introduction to blockchain technology, its history and potential. In this MasterClass, you will learn from Peter Bidewell how the underlying technology of Bitcoin has evolved over the last few years into a tool that will change how we share value over the internet. The session will include:

Learning outcomes:

  1. Set the foundation of understanding of the technology
  2. Identify where the most viable use casewould be within your own organisation
  3. Review of blockchain platforms and blockchain based apps
  4. Become aware of regulatory considerations and perspectives
  5. Hearfunctional solutions of application
  6. Identify viable use casesand co-creating a value proposition

For more information, please visit our website and request the training agenda.



The Future of Transport Ticketing and Payment: join the smart community in Birmingham or wonder what happened…

Smartex operates the Transport Card Forum, which holds an annual two-day conference and exhibition.  This year, TCF17 will take place in the Birmingham Council House on the 25th and 26th of September.  Smartex is once more bringing together all the main players in the smart ticketing and payments game, hosted in the famous Smartex style – now in its 25th year.

TCF17, supported by Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM) and by leading suppliers to this sector, will this time focus on Smart Transport for the New Generation.  Some 30 presentations will address all the new projects, technologies and initiatives in this fast moving smart transport arena, and attendees will have the opportunity to meet product and service innovators, and explore how new systems are being developed for tomorrow’s world.  Euclid (main sponsors), ITSO, Cammax, Init, ESP Group, ACT, Burall InfoSmart (now part of BemroseBooth Paragon), Creditcall, Rambus and The Hub have already agreed to exhibit.

Attendance is free for transport operators and related government agencies.  Register online now.     Any questions?  Call Richard Poynder on 01440 712610.


Join the European FinTech Awards 2017

Time is ticking… Only 1 week left until the European FinTech Awards & Conference 2017 in Brussels. The place to talk shop with 400 leading innovation managers of major banks, eager investors, entrepreneurs, experts and the most promising FinTech companies. Join us, discuss the secrets of successful growth & learn how to scale up your business.

1. Get inspired by world-class keynotes & speakers Chris Skinner, Peter Hopwood, Jurgen Ingels & Phil Campion
2. Meet FinTech experts & investors Wim Mijs (EBF), Alexandra Vanhuyse (KBC), Pat Wilson (Route 66) Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (European Parliament) & Laurent Herbillon (BNP Paribas)
3. Join the mind blowing programme. Share expertise & get the best answers: How to efficiently scale up your FinTech business? What can we learn from successful FinTechs? What do banks & investors think?
4. Use the networking tool & schedule meetings with FinTech stakeholders you always wanted to meet
5. Meet the disrupters. Witness the pitches of 30 promising European FinTechs

Join the conference and award ceremony. Make sure you reserve your seat (regular: € 850). Are you a FinTech entrepreneur? Get your FinTech Company ticket: € 299! Register now.
Discover the incredible lineup of speakers & pitches & get tickets.

The EPA has uniquely gathered six leading regulators to present in a showcase at our next Hot Topic Briefing, “Passport to the Regulators” on 3rd October at K&L Gates, St. Pauls, London.

Who’s presenting?

This one day event will consist of keynote presentations and Q&As from the following six EU regulators:


This event is a follow up to the EPA’s ‘Passport to the Future’ report (launched in January 2017). It will host regulators of potential alternative Home States for regulated entities, should full passporting from the UK no longer be possible. The regulators will present the process, options, costs and timelines for obtaining licences within their jurisdiction. Audience members will have an unparalleled opportunity to ask regulators burning questions about their specific situation, compare ‘Home State’ options and take the first steps in identifying the right future home market regulator.

Who is this event for?
This event is designed for the entire UK FinTech community and is a unique opportunity to hear from these regulators directly. This will be particularly valuable for those involved in legal, regulatory, policy, economics, business development, strategy and compliance roles.

More information here.


 Strategic Leadership Forum 2017Dana Point, California at the Laguna Cliffs Resort and Spa

October 3rd – 5th

Strategic Leadership Forum is the industry’s most powerful networking event with a focus on providing growth, development and networking opportunities for frontline leaders, business visionaries and senior level advocates of the payments industry.

Reimagined for 2017, SLF facilities introductions and personalized itinerates to accelerate your business objectives in an exclusive oceanfront setting. Cut through the industry noise and get to the point.

Register today:


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.

Find out more at

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


InternetRetailing Conference


The 12th annual IRC is calling all digital leaders to join the retail revolution this October in London. With tech-savvy consumers at the forefront of retail demands, this one-day conference brings together all the technology and innovation to create, adapt and conquer your future digital retail vision. The four conference tracks, interactive workshops and roundtables will equip digital leaders with a platform to learn, network and develop their digital and multichannel strategies – alongside 50 solution providers.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Leah Zang, Director of International Business, Alibaba
  • Philip Driver, Head of eCommerce EMEA, Canon Europe
  • Giles Delafeld, Global CIO, Clarks


To create a successful retail machine the strategy between retail and fulfilment must be aligned, so we are bringing the eDelivery Conference (EDC) to IRC allowing both sectors to interact and debate the most pertinent industry-related issues.

Private banker international global wealth summit and awards 2017

13th October, Singapore

Supporting the sector in differentiating proposition, navigating digital integration and securing engagement from future customers

Private Banker International Global Wealth Summit and Awards brings together the worldwide leading Private Banks and Wealth Management Companies to address key industry issues in the daytime Summit and celebrate the leading sector initiatives in the evening during an Awards Gala Dinner.

This prestigious, leading industry event has been celebrating the best and most innovative institutions and projects for 26 years and is hosted by the renowned publication Private Banker International. The 2017 event will take a deeper look into core themes including proposition differentiation in the face of new disruptive competitors, customer engagement now and in the transfer of wealth, practical digital integration all in the setting of regulatory compliance.


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

Click here for more information


Customer Expo

November 6th-8th, Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee

Following up on its established lineup of events, Loyalty360 continues to push the envelope in customer loyalty conferences with the newest addition, Customer Expo, coming to the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee November 6-8. Customer Expo will offer the exclusive brand insights that Loyalty360 conferences have come to be known for, with a focus on topics surrounding customer centricity and creating a customer experience that builds a solid foundation for future loyalty. Visit for more information.

 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.

Use Discount code 4860BAND200 and save $200

Find out more HERE


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


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



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 

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: