Prepaid Summit : Middle East and Africa 2016

Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai   27-Apr-2016

About

Prepaid is becoming the payment method of choice for consumers, organisations and governments around the world. The popularity of this type of electronic payment is growing rapidly with both established and emerging businesses due to the high efficiency, security and the ease of use it offers. As prepaid is entering the stage of mass-adoption, the time is right to build strong relationships with new partners and learn from the leading players in the financial services and retail about the strategic thinking and decision-making behind their successful prepaid programmes.

Prepaid Summit Middle East and Africa 2016 is an industry gathering that brings together payment executives to discuss what opportunities the prepaid market innovations offer. The event programme includes keynote sessions by the industry leaders and practical case studies of successful banks and retailers generating new revenue streams and offering customers added value through their prepaid portfolios.

By attending the event you will have the opportunity to network with innovators, payment experts and decision-makers, and benchmark against the leading companies in the MENA region. Focusing on the regional best practices, the conference will relate the position of the MEA prepaid market to the global trends to help identify market growth strategies most suitable for the region.

Please click here to view last year’s showreel – an interview of key speakers and findings from the event.



Reflecting on the latest trends that affect global growth, the event will look in detail at the major areas generating growth of prepaid market in the MEA region:

  • gained efficiency from payroll systems
  • convenient corporate travel expenditure management
  • creative use of corporate gift and reward programmes
  • successful implementation of retail loyalty schemes
  • innovative approaches to branding and marketing
  • solutions for governmental financial initiative management
  • analysis of regulatory framework that affects business practices
  • security measures for corporate and private data protection
  • Prepaid Summit: Middle East and Africa 2016 provides a setting to engage in a dialogue with the community of decision-makers and influencers. We invite you to become an active voice in this discussion to shape the future of payments in the Middle East and Africa


Attend

Attend Prepaid Summit: Middle East and Africa 2016 to:

  • Get access to exclusive research on the prepaid opportunity
  • Discover new case studies from across MEA and beyond
  • Benchmark your strategy against your competitors
  • Meet and build relationships with senior influencers across the industry

Register now
To register now, or for more information, send an email with the option you’ve chosen to:

Hind Shubber – Hind.shubber@timetric.com or Tel: +44 (0) 20
3096 2575

STANDARD RATES 

Standard rate – Bank

$995

Standard rate- Vendor

$1950


Bring the team! 3 places for the price of 2* –this offer applies to Banks only

Changes and Cancellation We reserve the right to change event details if necessary, although we will endeavor to keep all changes to a minimum. We will inform you as soon as possible of important changes, for example name or date changes.

Substitutions may be made in writing at any time and will incur no penalty fee. Cancellations without a substitute delegate received a month prior to the event will be subject to a 20% cancellation charge. Delegates canceling after this date without a substitute delegate will be required to pay the full fee and no refund will be made. Cancellations must be received in writing or via email and will not be accepted over the phone.

Force Majeure. We reserve the right to cancel the event by reason of Force Majeure, included but not limited to fire, flood, extreme weather conditions, acts of war or violence, malicious damage, explosion, earthquake, strike, civil disturbances, political unrest, riot, labour dispute, power cuts or any other extraneous variable beyond FNP’s control.


Venue

Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

Prepaid Summit: Middle East 2016 will take place on 27th April in Dubai, UAE. This year’s event is being held at the Shangri-La Hotel.
Dubai is the ultimate city of contrasts. Here, soaring modern skyscrapers and fast highways exist side by side with ancient mosques and traditional souk markets. Staying at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, gives one easy access to Dubai’s intriguing attractions. It takes just 15 minutes to get to the hotel from Dubai International Airport. In addition, the World Trade Centre, Dubai Convention Centre, Dubai Financial Centre and downtown Burj Khalifa are just five minutes away. 
Phone (971 4) 343 8888

Fax (971 4) 343 8886

Email sldb@shangri-la.com

Location Sheikh Zayed Road, P.O. Box 75880, United Arab Emirates
  

Accommodation
We have secured a preferential rate of AED 900 (Single occupancy) & AED 1050 (Double occupancy). All rooms are subject to 10% service charge, 10% municipality fee and AED 20 Tourism Fee (per room per night) 
 To book your room please follow the following steps:
 

1) Go to the Shangri-La website (http://www.shangri-la.com/reservations/booking/en/index.aspx hid=SLDB&group_code=VRL270416&check_in=20160425&check_out=20160429)
2) Select the appropriate hotel and enter all the necessary stay requirements like check-in date, check-out date, number of rooms, adults and children.
3) Under the “Special Rate” area, select “Group Code” and enter the Group Code –VRL270416
4) Click the Check Availability button to continue.
5) If all the search criteria are correct and rooms are still available for the group, the group rate will be returned in the availability search result. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to complete the online booking.
Drinks Reception
Our Prepaid Middle East awards will kick off with an exclusive drinks reception in the Ikandy bar at the Shangri-La hotel. A relaxed, funky outdoor lounge, with incredible views of the Burj Khalifa.

Speakers

Douglas Blakey, Group Editor, Consumer Finance, Timetric

Douglas BlakeyDouglas Blakey is Group Editor, Consumer Finance at Timetric, chief of judges for the annual Retail Banker International Awards and lead market advisor for Timetric’s retail banking research division. This produces and maintains more than 50 market leading research reports and has undertaken bespoke consultancy projects for banks, vendors and their advisors.Douglas practiced as a solicitor in Scotland before moving into business information and analysis. He maintains an editorial advisory board of leading bank executives and is a regular guest banking analyst with BBC, NBC, New Statesman and other leading media.


Francesco Burelli, Partner, Innovalue Management Advisors

Francesco BurelliPartner at Innovalue Management Advisors. Francesco has over 20 years of experience focused on digital banking, digital payments and transaction banking. Francesco works with fintech companies, payment schemes, banks, processors, institutional investors, corporate treasuries, NGOs, government agencies on global basis. Previously he held senior roles with other advisory firms and before that he was at Midland Bank, later HSBC, after starting his banking and advisory career after his MBA in the mid-90s transitioning from an earlier career in TMT. Fellow at the Institute of Financial Services, Francesco was awarded as Industry Consultant of the Year 2014 by the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA). He was recently awarded as Fintech Boothcamp Fintech Mentor 2015. Francesco is a member of a number of industry editorial and advisory boards for mobile and digital payments.


Dr. Ashraf Gamal El Din, Chief Executive Officer, Hawkamah

Dr. Ashraf Gamal El DinDr. Ashraf Gamal El Din is the Chief Executive Officer of Hawkamah, the Institute for Corporate Governance, the DIFC. He is also a jury member of the Arabia CSR Award. Prior to joining Hawkamah, Dr. Ashraf was the Executive Chairman of Egypt Post. Before that, he was the Deputy Executive Director of the Egyptian Banking Institute, the training arm of the Central Bank of Egypt. He was also the founder and Project Manager of the Egyptian Corporate Responsibility Center working on promoting the concepts and application of CSR in Egypt. Furthermore, he was the Executive Director of the Egyptian Institute of Directors (EIoD), the Institute of Corporate Governance in Egypt and the Arab Region Dr. Ashraf served as a board member and head of the Audit Committee in a number of listed, non-listed, State Owned and family owned companies.


Scott Salmon, General Manager, International

Scott SalmonScott has over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, product development and product management for some of the world’s leading financial services companies. Prior to i2c, he was Head of Prepaid Products, Asia Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa at Visa, where he spent 20 years of his career in various strategy and product roles. Before Visa, Mr. Salmon was engaged in a variety of consulting and product management roles in the retail banking sector. As i2c’s General Manager, International, Scott is responsible for developing i2c’s business in key global markets.


Tanvir Shah, Consultant, Retail Banking, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Tanvir ShahTanvir has helped grow ADIB’s secured and unsecured consumer lending since 2009. His work building successful global partnerships has been rewarded with the Banker Middle East, Cards International and Freddie Awards. He has been based in the Middle East for three decades having worked with The International Investor, Motivate Publishing and Standard Chartered Bank.He holds a business degree from Bombay University, is a qualified Chartered Marketer, and is currently studying Real Estate at Harvard University


Samer Soliman, Executive Vice President-Product and Innovation, Network International

Samer SolimanSamer Soliman is the Executive Vice President – Product and Innovation at Network International, where his responsibility is to ensure the organisation develops and brings to market products that anticipate and reflect global and regional trends within the payments sector. Samer heads a team that supports the business development and client management divisions to raise awareness of Network International’s product portfolio among new and existing clients.Currently he is also responsible for managing the organisation’s acquiring client base, and its expansion to increase the breadth of products and services.



Jil-Alexandre N’Dia, CEO and co-founder o, Weblogy

Jil-Alexandre N'DiaJil-Alexandre N’Dia is the CEO and co-founder of Weblogy, the pioneer and leading provider of internet marketing and community-based information systems in French-speaking Africa. In 17 years, he has led the strategic growth of the internet startup to a global corporation with offices across 4 continents and more than five millions unique daily visitors on Weblogy’s flagship sites following their regional extension in 2012: abidjan.net, afriquefemme.com, and jobafrique.com. Since 2016, Weblogy has blended its multifaceted expertise and innovation to develop electronic payment systems in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Honored by the President’s Young Entrepreneurship Excellence Award in 2013, Jil-Alexandre N’Dia serves in several advisory and consulting positions for government entities and private corporations throughout West Africa. Foreign Trade Advisor to the Government of Cote d’Ivoire, he received a degree in Management Information Systems from Indiana University Kelly School of Business. He is also an officer of the Ivorian Post and Telecommunications Order of Merit.


Khalil Daoud, General Manager Retail Banking, BIT Bank

Khali Daoud
Khalil graduated with a BA in Business Administration from Université Saint Joseph in Beirut in 1979.
He started his career in 1978 helping
establishing Exotica, a leading company in landscaping, floral and gardening
products. In 1982, he moved to the U.A.E., where he
worked for five years with Debbas, a regional group specialized in lighting
equipment. He then joined SMH (Société de Microélectrique et d’Horlogerie) in
1987, the Swiss group that owns prestigious brands such as Omega, Longines, Rado
and Swatch. He held the capacity of Regional Sales

Manager for the Middle East, North America, India and Pakistan. In 1992, he started a 10-year career at The
Gillette Company. His last assignment was in Egypt as Managing Director for
North Africa and the Levant for the Gillette, Braun, Duracell and Oral-B
brands. Heading LibanPost since 2002 as Chairman of
the Board and Managing Director, Khalil transformed the company, in less than 5
years, into a modern, diversified, and profitable organization.


Mamadou Touré, Founder and CEO, NUMHERIT SA

Mamadou ToureComputer engineer, Master at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) – Switzerland in Communication Systems NUMHERIT was incorporated in 2008 with a focus to respond to the financial inclusion of population in emerging countries, especially Africa. The Numherit strategic mission is to become a major player in financial inclusion by targeting especially the Post Organizations as the vehicle and meet the financial needs of those currently banked, unbanked or under-banked; and with a unique solution that can foster the creation of capital economies in areas where none previously existed and provide people with safe revenues to securely access their funds, purchase product or service from virtually anyone, anywhere, and in real time.


Ladi Ojuri, Program Manager-Cards & Payments, Wakanow

Ladi OjuriLadi has over 10 years of experience in product development, customer service, dispute resolution and card operations. Prior to Wakanow, Ladi worked at Zenith Bank with his major achievement being the development and management of the Zenith Visa Infinite Card and PayPass Prepaid Card. At Zenith he also managed a couple of strategic units – Dispute Resolution and Customer Service Teams – within the Card Services Department. He joined Wakanow in 2015 to develop and manage the company’s card program. He is a graduate of Accounting and is about to complete his Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification.


Fady Azzy, Head of Retail Business Development, Blom Bank

Fady AzzyMr. Fady Azzy started his banking career by joining BLOM Bank in 2005 as part of the bank’s training program for students. Upon graduating, he was directly recruited by the bank within the ‘Housing and Small Business Financing’ marketing department. In 2010, he was promoted to the position of ‘Corporate Retail Solutions Manager’ where he was responsible for developing B2B relations and partnerships and providing corporate institutions with financial and electronic solutions for their daily business needs (consumer financing, e-payments, payroll automation, etc.). In September 2013, he was appointed as Head of Retail Business Development where his responsibilities widened to include the cards business, customer service center, as well as other retail products and services. Mr. Azzy holds an EMBA from Université Paris-Dauphine.



Arun Ravindran, Assistant General Manager – Product Management, Boubyan Bank

ArunArun Anund Ravindran is a Management graduate from BITS Pilani and has over 20 years of work experience across India and Middle East. For the last eleven years, He has been with the NBK group across Kuwait and Qatar and is currently with Boubyan Bank where he handles Strategy, Products, Finance and Business Performance for Consumer Banking group. His past work experience has been with leading retail financial institutions like ICICI Bank, GE Capital & HDFC bank. He is a voracious reader, thinks of himself as a gadget geek & rock guitarist, partial to 80’s music, collects action toys and loves movies.


Rich Bialek, CEO, Global Technology Partners 

Rich BialekRich Bialek is CEO of Global Technology Partners (GTP), a Tulsa, Oklahoma USA based prepaid processor serving the African markets. Immediately prior to joining GTP Rich was Head of Prepaid Products for Visa CEMEA based in Dubai UAE, where he was responsible for Prepaid Market and Product Development. 

Rich’s extensive experience in the payment industry includes senior-level positions managing payment businesses at Neiman Marcus, GE Capital and Ameritech. Rich also managed Consumer Credit Products for Visa International prior to the formation of Visa Inc. and held the post of Senior Vice President in charge of Strategic Research and Intelligence for Visa International. 

Rich earned a BA in Economics from Harvard College and was a Harvard College National Scholar and Boyden Scholar. He earned his MBA from the Harvard Business School and was a Harvard University National Fellow.


Daniel O. AHOUASSA, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Weblogy

Daniel O. AHOUASSADaniel Ahouassa is the co-founder and co-CEO of Weblogy Group, the pioneer and leading provider of internet marketing and web-based information solutions in French-speaking Africa. In charge of the group’s strategy and development, he has steered Weblogy’s growth from a simple startup to a collection of web-based services used by millions around the world since 1999. Weblogy’s flagship portals, abidjan.net, afriquefemme.com, and jobafrique.com, attract together more than more than five millions unique daily visitors. A Google strategic partner in Africa since 2012, Weblogy is also a leading provider of e-commerce, app development, hosting services and information technology solutions and advisory in Africa.
Officer of the Ivorian Post and Telecommunications Order of Merit, Daniel Ahouassa holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Management from Moravian College a Master’s degree in E-commerce from the National University.


Hector Rodriguez, Regional Risk Officer for CEMEA Visa

Daniel O. AHOUASSAHector Rodriguez is the Regional Risk Officer for the CEMEA region based in Dubai, UAE. With over 20 years’ risk management experience within the payment industry, Hector is responsible for Credit Settlement Risk, Enterprise Risk Management and Payment System Risk including Data Security, Brand Protection and Cyber Investigations.
Since joining Visa in 2003, Hector has held several senior leadership positions within the Visa Risk team, and most recently was the head of Global Risk Strategy and Analytics, where he led a team responsible of setting and driving Visa’s payment system risk strategy, CNP risk strategy, strategic analytics, Risk’s government engagement, as well as reporting and communications. Previous to that Hector was the head of Global Third Party Risk, where he was responsible for evaluating third parties to ensure compliance with Visa risk requirements, focusing on validation of compliance with Payment Card Industry security standards.
Prior to joining Visa, Hector held several roles in fraud and operations management, within the Electronic Bill Payment and Presentment group at Metavante Corporation.

Hector received his BS in International Business and his MBA from United States International University in San Diego, California.


Paul McCrea, Head of Products for CEMEA  Visa

Daniel O. AHOUASSACurrent Position and Responsibilities
Paul McCrea is the Head of Products for Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) for Visa Inc. based in Dubai, UAE.

Mr. McCrea is responsible for the design, delivery and performance of Visa’s core and emerging digital products in more than 90 CEMEA markets, partnering with Visa’s clients to develop targeted retail and commercial payment solutions.

Other Information
Prior to joining Visa in 2013, Mr. McCrea was with Standard Chartered Bank, where he worked for the past eight years. Having held a number of leadership positions spanning commercial and retail banking, his most recent role was as Managing Director, Group Chief Operating Officer of SME Banking, responsible for the general management of the bank’s global SME and mid-market portfolio.
A specialist in building client-centric organizations through strong marketing, sales and operational capabilities, he has held leadership positions with organizations including the National Australia Banking Group, O2-e Limited and Vodafone PLC.
An experienced banker having worked in core functions including credit and risk, client coverage and channel management Mr. McCrea has complimented his banking experience with leadership roles in telecommunications and principal finance. He has led teams with country, regional and global remits whilst working in Australasia, Asia and the UK.
Mr. McCrea holds a degree majoring in both economics and marketing from Deakin University in Australia.



Sumit Tyagi, Director, Prepaid Products, Middle East and North Africa Visa

Daniel O. AHOUASSASumit Tyagi is Director – Prepaid Products, Middle East and North Africa at Visa, and is based in Dubai. His role gives him a view of the prepaid landscape and Visa’s prepaid activities across MENA region and other parts of the world.

Sumit brings extensive financial services experience, with over 17 years in product development, marketing, sales, processing and customer service for some of the worlds’ largest financial institutions, in emerging markets.


Sponsors


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Majid Al Futtaim Finance

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For more information, please contact:
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https://www.maffinance.com/en

Table Host

VISA

Majid Al Futtaim Finance is a leading provider of prepaid card services in the Middle East & North Africa offering a ‘one-stop’ suite of prepaid solutions for businesses. A specialist in prepaid and gift card products and services, Majid Al Futtaim Finance helps businesses achieve results and improve their offer to sales channels, consumers and employees. From prepaid cards, corporate incentive cards and payroll cards, we provide end-to-end solutions from issuing services, payment schemes, technology, card production and full operational support. Majid Al Futtaim Finance is committed to delivering high quality, efficient and cost-effective prepaid solutions tailored to each business and their objectives.


http://www.visamiddleeast.com/

Gold Sponsor

GTP

Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable digital currency. Underpinning digital currency is one of the world’s most advanced processing networks- VisaNet- that is capable of handling more than 10,000 transactions a second, with fraud protection for consumers and guaranteed payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank, and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa’s innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: Pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products.

http://www.gtplimited.com/

Silver Sponsors

ebankit

Global Technology Partners (GTP) offers the industry-leading processing solution developed specifically for prepaid. GTP was incorporated in 2003, and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma USA. GTP is Visa certified in the CEMEA region and is primarily focused on the African market, with a presence in 27 African countries. We have representatives in America, Europe, Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire, and data centers located in America and Nigeria. Our experienced team of developers, system analysts, and compliance experts have years of experience in the prepaid market. GTP offers prepaid processing solutions that are secure, easy to implement, profitable, and cardholder-friendly.

http://www.ebankit.com/en

Exhibitor

i2c

An Omni channel Banking Product Company, which provides the latest financial technology innovation. We create products focused on delivering your core banking to customers in a way they will enjoy and engage with, such as mobile banking apps, contact center solutions, banking kiosks, Facebook banking, commercial GPS, banking solutions for Wearable Technology and ultimately, solutions for Augmented Reality.

www.i2cinc.com

Silver Sponsors

Blom Bank

i2c provides smarter payments and integrated commerce solutions to financial institutions, corporations, merchants and governments around the world. i2c’s best-in-class global cloud-based platform supports virtually any card-based, virtual, and mobile payments program as well as loyalty and back office solutions. Our customers rely on the i2c platform to deliver profitable credit, debit, and prepaid solutions. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, i2c has sales and support offices worldwide serving clients in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, and Africa.

http://www.kuwait.nbk.com/Personal/Default_en_gb.aspx

Table Host

NBK

BLOM BANK is a leading Lebanese bank which has repeatedly and unanimously been selected as the Best Bank in Lebanon by the most recognized regional and international institutions. Its successful business operations are based on a universal banking model.As one of the oldest established banks in Lebanon, if not in the region, BLOM BANK has always been at the forefront of the country’s banking system. BLOM BANK has the widest foreign presence among Lebanese Banks, and is currently present in the following 13 countries: Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, UAE, France, UK, Switzerland, Romania, Cyprus, Egypt, Qatar, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia.

http://www.emaargiftcard.com/information/where-to-use

Table Host

Emaar

NBK was founded in 1952 as the first indigenous bank and the first joint stock company in Kuwait and the Gulf Region. Over the years, NBK has remained the leading financial institution in Kuwait and has successfully extended its well-established franchise throughout the Middle East. NBK has long been recognized for its excellent and stable management team and its clear and focused strategy. NBK’s strength rests on its consistent profitability, high asset quality and strong capitalization. NBK offers full spectrum of innovative and unrivalled financial and investment services and solutions for individuals, corporate and institutional clients. NBK currently enjoys a dominant market share with a large and ever expanding local and regional client base.

https://kegow.com/rw/pages/b2c/index.en.do

Table Host

Chams Mobile LTD

Emaar Gift Card is your absolutely Every Thing Gift Card! Offering unrivalled choice, possibilities and experiences, it is accepted as a payment mechanism at outlets across Emaar. Choose from shopping at The Dubai Mall or Dubai Marina Mall or spa treatments at The Address Hotels + Resorts, to a fine dining experience at Burj Khaliffa or a round of golf at The Arabian Ranches Golf Club – your choices are endless! You can enjoy stays at The Address Hotels + Resorts, Manzil Downtown Dubai and Vida Downtown Dubai also enjoy discounts and special offers at Dubai’s most sought after attractions. For a full list of experiences on where you can enjoy your Emaar Gift Card click HERE (http://www.emaargiftcard.com/information/where-to-use)

https://www.nbad.com/en-gb/business-banking.html?_rdr=corp

Table Host

NBAD

ChamsMobile Nigeria Ltd is a joint venture between Chams PLC (a listed ICT company in Nigeria) and Bancore AS (a Danish mobile financial services processor). ChamsMobile offers a full range of Mobile and Visa-card-linked financial services to the broad populace in Nigeria, provided under the Kegow brand “www.kegow.com”. Bancore AS. Bancore offers a safe and innovative bank like experience, enabling any consumer to participate in the global economy, through fair and transparent cashless transactions. Our users are provided with simple and easy access to essential financial services through Virtual Visa and Virtual MasterCard, allowing deposit and withdrawal of funds, transactions such as bill payment, and e-commerce purchases. Our PCI compliance guarantees that our platform meets the highest standards of security.

https://www.nbad.com/en-gb/business-banking.html?_rdr=corp

Table Host

GHQ

Al Fardan Exchange LLC is one of leading exchange houses in the UAE. With over 5 decades of experience, Al Fardan Exchange has an extensive network of branches across UAE, maintains relationship with over 120 correspondent banks globally and is among the preferred financial institution when it comes to remittances and forex services.

http://www.alfardanexchange.com/en/home

Table Host

Al-Fardan Exchange



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Awards

ELIGIBLE INSTITUTIONS FOR THE PREPAID SUMMIT : MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA 2016 INCLUDE:

The annual Prepaid Middle East and Africa Awards Ceremony will take place on 27th April 2016. Nominations are now open.

NOMINATION
GUIDELINES

  • NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED – For all enquiries please contact Victoria Pennell : victoria.pennell@timetric.com
  • Submissions can be made on behalf of your own company or in
    recognition of a colleague or a partner firm
  • Nominees should follow the guidelines to ensure their submission
    has the best chance of winning

Be
open about your achievements


Information on submissions labelled CONFIDENTIAL will only be shown to members
of the judging panel so please be open about successes. At the same time, even
where financial information is in the public domain, please include it to
provide a full picture of performance.

Support
your opinions with facts

When judges compare companies on various criteria, a company which can quote
data on customer satisfaction will be given precedence over one which claims
“market-leading service quality” without evidence.

Be
concise

Bullet points and short paragraphs supported by a couple of charts or graphs
are better than long-winded presentations. Full nominations should be kept to a
maximum of 1,200 words.

What
makes you unique?

In every category, we are looking for companies that stand out from the crowd.
When you list the things you do well, don’t forget to emphasise where you feel
you are unique among your competitors, or where you do things differently from
the rest of the industry.

Follow
the guidelines

While you are invited to raise any point you feel strengthens your nomination,
we recommend clearly and directly addressing each point listed in the category
criteria – this allows judges to easily compare like with like, and will make
sure there are no areas in which your nomination has nothing to say for itself.

Keep
it current

Remember that in almost all categories, the award title contains the words “of
the year”. For maximum impact, please refer to developments made and
performance achieved in the last 12 months. While a record of success won’t
hurt a nomination, it is the most recent activity that will win awards for
nominees.


Whilst we recommend you to try to submit against as many of the criteria as possible, we appreciate that for some companies this may not be possible. The more you can respond against the stronger your application will be, but we would like to highlight that submitting against all criteria is not mandatory. Should you require further guidance on this please contact Victoria Pennell – victoria.pennell@timetric.com

Prepaid Innovation of the Year

  • A new programme that has proven to meet a customer need in a unique manner 
  • Product must be strongly differentiated in the market 
  • Innovation can be in method of delivery, pricing or processing
Prepaid Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • The launch or promotion of a prepaid card product 
  • Demonstrated results in terms of uptake and return on investment
  • Customer or client recognition in the market 
Open-Loop Prepaid Card Programme of the Year
  • Open to any open-network card (excluding gift/incentive cards) 
  • A new card product with significant unique features 
  • New to issuer, market or both in the last 12 months 
  • Acquired significant number of new accounts in six months following launch 
Gift/Loyalty Card Open and Closed-Loop Programme of the Year
  • Open to any gift card/incentive card
  • A new card product with significant unique features
  • New to issuer, market or both in the last 12 months
  • Acquired significant number of new accounts in six months following launch 
Financial Inclusion Programme of the Year 
  • The launch/promotion of a financial inclusion programme
  • New to issuer, market or both in the last 12 months
  • Successfully delivered financial products and services to the underbanked / unbanked segments of society
  • Contributing to financial inclusion, development and growth in the region 
Digital Corporate Prepaid Programme of the Year
  • This award will go to the best digital or virtual corporate prepaid card that demonstrates commercial success with an innovative card application that has responded to targeted consumers’ needs. 
Customer Facing Prepaid Technology Programme of the Year
  • Open to prepaid programme/products that expands customers’ access to digital through prepaid initiatives
  • New to issuer, market or both in the last 12 months
  • Entrants may provide information relating to improvements in customer experience, security, functionality and successfully overcoming implementation risks 
Government Digital Prepaid Initiative of the Year 
  • This award will go to the best digital or virtual corporate prepaid card that demonstrates commercial success with an innovative card application that has responded to targeted consumers’ needs
    Leading 
Prepaid Retailer of the Year
  • Entries invited from retailers who have promoted prepaid programmes with judges looking for innovations which have increased the use of prepaid. 
  • An innovation can be a product, service, technology or procedure. 
Prepaid Mobile App of the Year
  • This is open to issuers, brands, acquirers and other payments providers which have demonstrated an initiative which has at its core the integration of the payment functionality delivered via mobile telephone or tablet device 
Mobile Wallet of the Year 
  • The award will recognise the company that stands out as bringing the mobile wallet to the mass market enabling consumers to manage their prepaid card expenditure via their mobile device 
Prepaid Security/Anti Fraud Programme of the Year 
  • Open to card issuers, merchant acquirers and other payment providers who can demonstrate an innovative solution which has improved the security of customers’ transactions from fraud, identity theft, card interception etc 
Prepaid Service Provider of the Year 
  • Open to card producers, programme managers, banks, processors and consultants 
  • Nominations should demonstrate significant efforts to drive forward prepaid in the region 
  • Must demonstrate significant uptake in the industry 
Prepaid Personality of the Year 
  • An individual who stands out for their contribution to the development of the prepaid industry in the region
  • Committed to the education and development of knowledge around prepaid

The Winners of the 2016 Prepaid Middle East & Africa Awards are listed below 

Innovation of the Year
Blom Bank Lebanon 
Prepaid Marketing Campaign of the Year
National Bank of Kuwait for its Shabab Card 
Best Customer Proposition of the Year
Riyad Bank for its virtual card 
Best Open-Loop prepaid card programme of the year 
Joint Winners : Saudi Investment Bank Multi-currency Travel Card and Banque de l’Industrie et du Travail (BIT Bank) for its QuiQ Prepaid card 
Best Gift/Loyalty card 
Banque de l’Industrie et du Travail (BIT Bank) for its QuiQ 
Prepaid card
Financial Inclusion Programme of the Year
Bankmed for its UN Relief and Works Agency Programme 
Digital Corporate/Govt prepaid initiative of the year 
GHQ of the UAE Armed Forces NBAD 
Best Customer Facing Prepaid Technology Programme of the Year
Boubyan Bank for its Virtual Prepaid Card 

Leading prepaid retailer of the year 
Majid al Futtaim Finance 
Prepaid Mobile App of the Year 
Al Fardan Exchange 

Mobile Wallet of the Year 

Chams Mobile Kegow & Skye Bank
Prepaid Security/Anti-Fraud programme of the year
Emirate NBD 
Prepaid Service Provider of the Year 
Global Technology Partners 
Winner of Visa special award 
AlRajhi Bank for its AlFursan prepaid card

The Winners of the 2016 Prepaid Middle East & Africa Awards are listed below 

Innovation of the Year
Blom Bank Lebanon 
Prepaid Marketing Campaign of the Year
National Bank of Kuwait for its Shabab Card 
Best Customer Proposition of the Year
Riyad Bank for its virtual card 
Best Open-Loop prepaid card programme of the year 
Joint Winners : Saudi Investment Bank Multi-currency Travel Card and Banque de l’Industrie et du Travail (BIT Bank) for its QuiQ Prepaid card 
Best Gift/Loyalty card 
Banque de l’Industrie et du Travail (BIT Bank) for its QuiQ 
Prepaid card
Financial Inclusion Programme of the Year
Bankmed for its UN Relief and Works Agency Programme 
Digital Corporate/Govt prepaid initiative of the year 
GHQ of the UAE Armed Forces NBAD 
Best Customer Facing Prepaid Technology Programme of the Year
Boubyan Bank for its Virtual Prepaid Card 

Leading prepaid retailer of the year 
Majid al Futtaim Finance 
Prepaid Mobile App of the Year 
Al Fardan Exchange 

Mobile Wallet of the Year 

Chams Mobile Kegow & Skye Bank
Prepaid Security/Anti-Fraud programme of the year
Emirate NBD 
Prepaid Service Provider of the Year 
Global Technology Partners 
Winner of Visa special award 
AlRajhi Bank for its AlFursan prepaid card

Agenda

Prepaid Summit: Middle East and Africa 2016 provides a setting to engage in a dialogue with the community of decision-makers and influencers. Reflecting on the latest trends that affect global growth, the event will look in detail at the major areas generating growth of prepaid market in the MEA region:

  • gained efficiency from payroll systems
  • convenient corporate travel expenditure management
  • creative use of corporate gift and reward programmes
  • successful implementation of retail loyalty schemes
  • innovative approaches to branding and marketing
  • solutions for governmental financial initiative management
  • analysis of regulatory framework that affects business practices
  • security measures for corporate and private data protection
We invite you to become an active voice in this discussion to shape the future of payments in the Middle East and Africa

Interested in speaking at this year’s event? 
Please contact
Hind Shubber  hind.shubber@timetric.com
+ 44 (0) 203 096 2575


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