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FinovateEurope 2019

Dates: February 12-14 | Summit Day – February 15

Venue: Tobacco Dock

20% discount code: FKV2349PRS


FinovateEurope returns to London in February 2019, bringing you the targeted fintech insight and focused networking you need.

Make the strongest business connections with senior decision makers and ensure you don’t get lost in the crowd: Pre-arrange meetings before to make the most of your time at Finovate, and know that the right people you want to meet are there, ready for you to bump into.

Our unique demo format puts the latest fintech innovation on stage, showing you the new transformative solutions being built. Hear from the people willing to be provocative, the people with skin in the innovation game, and the right companies talking about the right things. Gain the actionable insight you need, get solutions to your business problems, and get the substance as well as the style.

This is the power of Finovate. See cutting-edge companies doing pioneering things; meet the people you want to engage with.

Register here and use discount code: FKV249PRS for 20% discount!

MPE 2019 (Merchant Payments Ecosystem) conference & exhibition

Date& Venue: February 19th -21st,  2019, InterContinental Hotel, Berlin, Germany

MPE is the Europe’s largest retail and e-commerce merchant payments acceptance conference & exhibition.

MPE connects key decision makers from merchants, acquirers, PSPs, payment processors, schemes, regulators, gateways, POS HW/SW solution providers and FinTechs from 40+ countries.

MPE covers the latest technologies, trends & business models of merchant payment acceptance, checkout & conversion, fraud & security and customer shopping experience..

1000+ attendees, including 200+ merchants and 400+ acquiring banks & PSPs will network in a cozy atmosphere of 5-star hotel and get inspiration from 150+ TOP industry speakers, 70+ solution providers showcasing cutting edge payments & POS solutions..

Request the Agenda & register with the early bird discount rate 30% off, please visit here:

UKGCVA Conference ’19 – The Future is Now

The Gift Card flagship industry event of the year returns to London for two full interactive days of panels, talks, debates, case studies and the very best networking opportunities.  Early bird rates held until midnight on 5 November ‘18. As the Gift Card industry continues to grow, discover what will help B2B & B2C channels thrive; how new advancements in technology will shape how consumers engage with industry propositions, and gain the latest insights from our follow-up ‘State of the Nation’ consumer research study. Workshops and discussions will focus on analysis of current industry trends, legislation and VAT headwinds. Also, the latest techniques and best practices against fraud and cyber security threats from across the globe. Day 1 Welcome drinks reception for all delegates.  UKGCVA Conference 2019 welcomes members & non-members from right across the global gift card community. Book today to ensure you don’t miss out!

Sponsorship, advertising and exhibitor opportunities are now available. Email for more information.

For more information about the UKGCVA and how to join please visit or email

“Innovation and adaptation versus disruptive challenges in fraud risk management and crime prevention”

Fraud & Financial Crime Conference Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th March 2019 in London

Grange Hotel Tower Bridge for payments industry financial crime, fraud prevention and risk management professionals.

 The 4th industrial revolution is dramatically changing the world we live in. Payments are at the heart of the revolution. Big data, cybersecurity, cloud, internet of things, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, all are impacting our industry. The challenges for payments strategists, risk managers and financial crime prevention specialists are immense.

Our expert panel of speakers will contribute strategic thinking, case study insights, commercial experience and technical updates. They will inform, educate and entertain about new tech and solutions. Hear their analysis about financial crime, fraud and regulation – key priorities and views on what’s next.

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 packed agenda nevertheless 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

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FStech Awards 2019

 Now in their 19th year, the FStech Awards recognise excellence and innovation in the field of information technology within the UK and EMEA financial services sector. This year we’re introducing a new category, recognising and rewarding the Cryptocurrency Innovation of the Year. The entries will be judged by an independent panel of highly experienced judges, with the winners being announced at the awards ceremony and gala dinner on the 21st March 2019 at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square.

The deadline for entries is the 23 November 2018.

For the latest news and updates follow us @FStechAwards #FStechAwards

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TechNOVA: AI in Financial Services brings together senior representatives from established businesses, as well as exciting new technology players, from across financial services. From banks to start-ups and insurers to investors, the conference will give you the opportunity to explore the everyday implications of AI, discover implementation how-to’s and learn how to adapt your AI strategy to the changing customer.

We have case studies from leading AI players including Tinkoff Bank, Topdanmark, Exo Investing, and Friendsurance, giving you important insights on how to streamline operations and benefit your customers. Save yourself time by cutting out the experimental stage and take inspiration from these studies that have proven to be effective!

Join us in March 2019 to hear from the most relevant and high-level speakers from across retail banking, insurance and capital markets. With focused stages including customer engagement, overcoming silos, and data management we have everything you need to develop AI in a competitive environment.

2019 speakers include: Chair of the AI Committee, House of Lords, Head of AI, Santander, Chief Digital Customer Experience Officer, Tinkoff Bank, Chief Executive Officer, Exo Investing, Head of Group Machine Learning & Group RPA, Topdanmark, Principal Data Scientist of AI and Machine Learning, Direct Line Group, Policy Manager, Financial Conduct Authority and many more…

Check out our website for the full speaker list, agenda, and just some of last year’s attendees…

RBI EU 2019

April  01-03, London

In 2019, the RBI EU programme is going to tell the story of how commercial banking is evolving as the influences of regulation, competition, customer behaviour and technology shape the banking landscape.  Starting with the distribution strategies that banks are using to deliver the right products through the right channels to create customer value, before focusing in on the impact that the open banking evolution is having on the sector and also looking at the technical and regulatory challenges that first movers are having to tackle.

We have recruited recognised industry leaders to share their experiences across three days of intensive discussion, case study examples, workshops and interview style sessions to ensure our delegates leave with the information they need to thrive in the open banking era.

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Innovation in a disruptive digital economy

4-5 April 2019, Limassol, Cyprus

An elite gathering of the world’s leading financial institutions, disruptive Fintechs, challenger banks, regulators, innovators, policymakers and supervisory authorities.

The 6th NPF is structured to offer all participants a blend of networking activities, serious business talk and loads of in-depth insight, as well as actionable and practical tools and ideas that will add value to the advancement of your financial transactions, payments, and compliance strategies.

Some Agenda highlights are:

  • Key regulations affecting the industry with a specific focus on PSD2, TPP’s, Fintech and traditional banking collaboration
  • Practical uses of Blockchain, Cyber risk and resilience, AI and Data-driven innovations, Regtech
  • Licencing, AML, KYC and legal framework of payments
  • Challenger Sessions: EMI VS Regulator, Innovator VS Supervisor, Fintech VS Banking

Interested to join? Feel free to contact us or visit for further information on our prograand speaker panel.

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Seamless Middle East 2019

10th-11th April 2019

Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Center, Dubai, UAE

With over 10 000 visitors, 400 speakers and 350+ exhibitors, Seamless brings the brightest minds together from across payments, ecommerce,  retail, fintech, and ecommerce. Seamless ignites new ideas and inspires the audience to think differently. You’ll be stimulated by innovators, business leaders and entrepreneurs from across the globe. Seamless has five separate conference agendas covering the world of Payments, Fintech, Ecommerce, Retail and Identity. With one shared free-to-attend exhibition hosting 350 of the region’s leading technology providers. The event is held in Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Center, UAE, on 10-11 April 2019.

For more details and to register click here


Blockchain Life 2019 is one of the biggest and most significant forums on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies in the world.

The 3d edition of the International Forum brings together more than 5000 participants from 70+ countries. Executives of top blockchain companies, crypto exchanges’ owners, funds and investors, crypto traders and analysts, miners, developers, blockchain projects and startups – will all come to Blockchain Life 2019. Over 80 renowned speakers will perform during a 2-day forum in a most innovative city – Singapore.

Some of the prominent speakers have already been revealed: Sergei Khitrov, Xinxi Wang, Tim Draper, Jack Chia, Vit Jedlička, Nikolai Shkilev, Anatolii Kaplan, Giacomo Arcaro.

Top participating companies: Listing.Help, CoinMarketCap, KuCoin, Cointelegraph, BitForex, Neo, Nem, BitBlock Capital, IvoryBay Capital, Gravitas Holding, InfiniVision, Jets Capital and other famous enterprises from all over the world.

Blockchain Life 2019 will be held at the famous Marina Bay Sands.

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EuropeanPaymentSummit (EPS) offers a unique 2 day dual program featuring key developments in the payments/transaction space combined with key sessions on Open Banking, the latest developments in the regulatory landscape and advances in technology.  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 best practice initiatives.

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 the door to instant payments, optimisation of processes and logistics but also presents new security risks. The 2019 program will feature industry thought leaders and experts who will address key issues and changes in this space.

We will face dynamic market changes. GDPR continues to force us to rethink responsibilities and customer centric obligations. AI and IoT have the potential to enable smarter payments and a more secure environment. In our data economy “identity” will be crucial. Not static but in layers, de-centralised and dependent on the context of use. EPS 2019 will discuss all key trends and developments as we secure a top program for payments professionals to navigate the ever-changing payments ecosystem.

European Payment Summit 2019

25 – 26 April 2019 | The Hague



BE A PART OF PAYMENTS’ MOST POWERFUL NETWORK.  Join us to get the full picture of the power behind the payment. Network with executives of ISOs, VARs and ISVs, large financial institutions, networks, security and emerging technology companies and start-ups looking to get into the payment space. Be a part of payments — from start to FinTech.

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Open Banking World Congress, 7-8 May 2019, London

This is the year we will see Open Banking propositions and monetisation accelerate and our research pointed us to three key areas and companies that your peers want to hear from:

  •      The most innovative banks and how they are commercialising their propositions: such as BBVA
  •      Exciting fintechs going beyond data aggregation: such as Fractal Labs
  •      And yes, the big techs, what will they do and when?: such as Alibaba

For 2019, conversations have come back to the fundamental point of Open Banking – putting the consumer at the heart of financial propositions and services. Monetisation and commercialisation strategies will only succeed if offerings resonate with consumers. New entrants – many of whom have significant reach, loyalty and established expertise in services that delight – will be a serious challenge to the traditional banking community…

And so, we’re turning to each other and asking where is the true value in Open Banking? Who is about to emerge with something that will knock our socks off? How is commercialisation beginning to occur and what propositions show promise?

For the full agenda visit to book or provisionally reserve your spot today by registering your interest.

The 3rd annual National Technology Awards – celebrating the pioneers of technology and encouraging excellence.

16th May 2019

The National Technology Awards are the most comprehensive celebration of technology in the year, organised by National Technology News. The awards celebrate the pioneers of new technology and help drive standards and encourage excellence. This year we’ve introduced two new categories: the RegTech Project of the Year award and the Technology for Good Award. There are a total of 32 categories to choose from, spanning from projects to innovation, companies and their people, as well as sector specific solutions. The awards are free to enter, and you can enter as many categories as you like.

The National Technology Awards 2019 are supported by Bandwidth Recruitment, BCS The Chartered Insitute for IT, and the Digital Transformation Expo Europe.

For the latest news and updates follow us @NTechAwards #NationalTechAwards

PIF Innovation Day 2019

Discover ground-breaking innovations in the converging worlds of prepaid and fintech

The PIF Innovation Day returns to London on Thursday, 16 May 2019. First staged in 2015, this one day event brings together leading industry organisations to explore the solutions, trends and technology driving the industry forward.

We’ll show you the businesses who are harnessing the flexibility of prepaid technology to solve a multitude of evolving customer needs, delivering feature-rich solutions that are transforming the way we pay and get paid.

Learn how new digital propositions have been brought to market and hear from the businesses who are future-proofing the industry with technologies to help your business grow.

Agenda coming soon!

Marketplace Lending & Specialty Finance East– Arnold & Porter, New York, NY- June 4, 2019


The Big Apple is host to the Marketplace Lending & Specialty Finance East – presented by Opal Group and Arnold & Porter. Held in one of the world’s largest financial capitals, this one day event perfectly aligns with the culture of the city that never sleeps. Delegates will enjoy a fast pace day of interactive panel discussions and networking breaks. With over 250 delegates there is always an opportunity to meet potential clients, learn from industry experts and create valuable partnerships. While in the session room, trending topics will be addressed by some of the fields’ most sought after thought leaders.

15% discount code: BRMPLE2019

Money 20/20 Europe

In 2019, Europe’s biggest FinTech event is back in Amsterdam

An unmissable event for the smartest visionaries and innovators, Money20/20 is the destination where the payments, FinTech and Financial Services communities come together to connect and build the future of money.

From industry institutions to up-and-coming innovators, everyone is here, every time. Businesses come 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.

Join us to experience:

  • The continent’s largest marketplace for ideas, connections and deals in payments, FinTech and Financial Services
  • Original content tackling the most disruptive and trailblazing topics, both regional and global
  • The latest thinking on themes as diverse as payments, AI, data and analytics, distributed ledger technology and more
  • Breaking business news, product launches and exclusive industry announcements
  • Unrivalled networking opportunities with influential leaders from the whole of the financial world
  • Access to the most promising startups, entrepreneurs and innovators
  • An exceptional event full of exciting experiences designed to keep you on your toes

Event date(s)  3-5 June 2019  

Event Location  The Rai in Amsterdam              

Country    The Netherlands

Booking URL     

Register now with our exclusive discount code M19BAWI to save an extra €200 off the ticket price.

International Banking Innovation Forum

This year we are putting together our International Banking Innovation Forum on the 13th and 14th of June in Vienna, Austria 2019 with industry experts focusing on Payment Innovations and the New EU Regulations and its impact on the Payment .

We will discuss topics such as AI and Banking ,Open Banking ,Digital Banking ,Latest trends the Banking Industry ,Best Practices on Delivering an Innovative Customer Experience ,PSD2, Fintech vs Banks ,Mobile Banking ,Blockchain Technology ,Instant Payment ,Retail Banking, Digital Banking and many important topics that are of high interest to payment professionals.

The event will include two full day of case studies, presentation with Open Panel Discussion and highly interactive Q+A Sessions to give everyone the opportunity to get involved.

Early Bird is now officially open with the opportunity of group discounts up to 30% OFF so please contact us directly at to book your seats.


In the midst of the customer-centric revolution, industries are being fundamentally disrupted.

At Connected Customer 2019, we’ve ripped up the rule book on what customer conferences should be. When Amazon revolutionised e-commerce, they were thinking about the next thirty years of business, not tomorrow’s problems – so why should you?

We’ve built an agenda with these same change-makers who’ve disrupted their industries, and the organisations who’ve forged new paths in struggling sectors. While we’re putting the finishing touches to this year’s line-up, check out our preview brochure and see some of what’s in store.

Join us on 20 June 2019, The Crystal, London


Financial Innovation and Payments Summit– Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, Newport, RI- July 10-12, 2019

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 who are creating the landscape for the future of the industry. Uniting executives in the payments realm, stakeholders from corporate end-users, financial and technology services organizations will discuss and explore the key issues and opportunities today.

15% discount code: BRFIPS2019

Money20/20 USA 2019

Location: The Venetian, Las Vegas

Dates: October 27-30, 2019

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

In 2018, we drew thousands of leaders, speakers, and disruptors to Vegas for the most productive four days on the industry calendar. At each Money20/20 event we immerse attendees in ground breaking learnings, thought-provoking discourse, 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 seize new business opportunities, build connections, discover new companies and learn the latest disruptions – ultimately driving lasting change in the future of money.

Money20/20 US will be held in Las Vegas, October 27-30, 2019

Your $250 Use discount code BAND250 to save $250

Looking to access top speakers & insights, make unmissable connections with industry leaders & meet your business’ goals? Secure your spot at #M2020USA before prices jump on Friday + save a total of $1150 using code BAND250:

Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit– Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA- December 8-10, 2019

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.

15% discount code: BRMPL2019


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 JW Marriott Grosvenor House. The next Awards will be celebrated on Thursday 6 February 2020. 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.