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Prepaid Summit : Europe 2016

Venue Principe di Savoia, Milan, Italy

Date 27 October 2016

Prepaid Summit: Europe 2016 will examine:

  • The Global Prepaid Landscape – New Areas and Innovations
  • Exploring the New Market Segments in Prepaid
  • Moving Beyond Traditional Payments – Travel, Private Label and Blockchain
  • An Outside Perspective View on the Current Prepaid Industry
  • Converting to Prepaid – Becoming Cashless, Alternative Payments, Growing Innovation Further
  • Italy has one of the largest prepaid card markets in Europe with a startling 45.5 million prepaid cards in circulation in 2013, representing a CAGR of 23.68% over the previous five years. The popularity of prepaid cards is due to Italian consumers being more inclined to controlling expenditure and education the public on the benefits of prepaid. Italian legislation is also playing its part and is pushing prepaid card adoption. E-payments were made mandatory for amount above €1000 at the end of 2011.

    Prepaid cards are expected to record to highest growth prospects, both in terms of cards in the market and transaction value. In terms of volume, a CAGR of 17.42% was predicted between 2014 and 2019, while seeing a CAGR of 13.41% in transaction volume over the same period. The open-loop segment is also expected to rise in volume and transaction value in that time with CAGRs of 16.91% and 12.47% respectively.

    Italy is seen by many as a case study of what can be achieved by prepaid cards and testing ground for innovative new products. Unlike other countries, where prepaid cards users represent a small percentage, in Italy they are truly mass-market payment tools driving the payments ecosystem.

    Join us at Prepaid Summit: Europe 2016 to discover exclusive research, insights from across Europe, case studies from Italy’s biggest players and keynote presentations from prepaid’s leading figures.
    Please note: The conference will be delivered in English and Italian. Simultaneous translation will be provided on site.

Attend Prepaid Summit Europe 2016 to:

  • Get access to exclusive research on the prepaid opportunity
  • Discover new case studies from across Europe and beyond
  • Benchmark your strategy against your competitors
  • Meet and Build relationships with senior influencers across the industry
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To register now, or for more information, send an email with the option you’ve chosen to:

Carlo Mancini – or Tel: +44 (0) 20 3096 2582

Banks, Associations & NGOs

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Technology Companies, Consultants & Solution Providers

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Terms and Conditions

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 Timetric’s control. 

Principe di Savoia, Milan, Italy
With Italy remaining a dominating player in the prepaid market, this year’s Prepaid Summit: Europe, returns to Italy. And what better way to mark our return than to use the magnificent Principe di Savoia once again – this iconic hotel represents the last word in excellence and impeccable standards and so is the perfect location for us to host this year’s event. It has long been a city landmark playing host to some famous names throughout history, and this year to the top players in prepaid cards industry.

We have secured the following preferential rate at the Principe de Savoia for our delegates and participants from the 26th-28th October: 
Arrival Date:26th October 2016
Departure Date: 28th October 2016

  • Rates are in Euro, per room,per night, 10% VAT and service included 
  • Buffet Breakfast Included 
  • Check In : 14:00 / Check out: 12:00 Porterage in/out: Included 
  • City Tax 5 Euro Per Person Per night not included Room 
  • RATES Rate Classic – Double Single use 290,00 Classic – Double 320,00 Individual bookings can be made via filling out the following form: CLICK HERE If you would like a list of alternate hotels in the local area please contact

    Ugo Bechis, e-payment & SEPA Advisor, UB Adv

    UGO BECHISUgo is also a visiting Lecturer at the Financial University under the Russian Federation Government and is a Community Member of the European Electronic Cybercrime Task Force. He held management, strategy and organisational duties with international and Italian banks in Multichannel Distribution, Securities Transactions, Home Banking, Trading On-line, Corporate and Retail Payments, Cards, Consumer Credit and Bancassurance in Corporate and Trade Finance, Audit and Acquisitions assessment. He was Chairman of the European Alliance of Payment Schemes (EAPS) Board and of the ABI Clearing & Settlement Committee; and Board Member of IWBank S.p.a., SIA S.p.A., KCCS S.p.A, Cartasi S.p.A, Consorzio Bancomat. He has addressed EU payment and banking policy, regulatory and antitrust matters, with the European Commission, the European Central Bank and other Regulatory Institutions. Ugo holds a Doctorate in Economics, Monetary Policy, European Union Affairs from Turin University, MBA Finance and Organisation from UCLA Graduate School of Management and is Cavaliere (Knight) al Merito of the Italian Republic.

    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.

    Neil Bowen, VP Product, Digital Consumer Payments Barclaycard

    Neil BowenAfter graduating in Engineering, Economics and Management from the University of Oxford, Neil moved into a career in Product and Proposition roles in global consumer technology companies. At Sony Electronics he set up several online services from photography storage/printing, to integrating e Readers with UK library databases, all aimed at adding value to the core product range. After later managing the UK Sony Tablet business and the implementation of Sony’s music and video on demand services, he moved into his current role with Barclaycard. He is now applying his understanding of the consumer technology market to the development of the bPay wearable contactless range and developing product partnerships to bring compelling propositions to life for consumers.

    Monica Carlesso, VP eCommerce Digital Consumer Payments, Barclaycard

    Monica CarlessoMonica graduated in Marketing and Communication from Milan University and has been working as Product Marketing manager for over 14 years in several industries and markets. She joined PayPal in 2007 as Marketing Manager where she led the development of its checkout share on eBay and among merchants. In 2011 she moved to Poste Mobile (the MVNO of Poste Italiane) to develop new solutions and strategies for the mobile offer in the Financial Services (both B2C and B2B2C) focusing on integrating Poste Italiane and BancoPosta mobile services and products. In 2014 she launched the first NFC commercial wallet in the Italian market and contributed to define the guidelines for SIM-based NFC model and user experience between MNOs and Issuer banks in Italy. She is currently Senior Digital Product Manager of the Digital Consumer Payments team at Barclaycard, driving and delivering new innovative propositions including wearable payments and bPay.

    Tony Chang, Vice President, Head of U.S. Prepaid Product, Visa

    Monica CarlessoTony Chang leads U.S. Prepaid Product Management for Visa, Inc. He is responsible for Visa’s consumer, commercial and government prepaid product strategy, innovation and development. Prior to his current position, Tony led U.S. Product & Client Marketing for Visa. Tony has over 20 years of experience in marketing, strategy, product/general management at global Fortune 500 companies and start-ups such as the Colgate-Palmolive Company, POM Wonderful and Whirlpool Corporation. Additionally, as a consultant at Bain & Company, Tony has developed and advised on successful business strategies for companies across multiple industries. Tony is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business. He also holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University.

    Peter Cox, Executive Chairman & Founder, Contis Group

    Scott FrisbyFor the past 30 years, Peter has been pioneering innovative solutions, which have transformed the face of the card and retail sectors through advanced technology, to change financial services throughout the UK and Europe to benefit consumers. Peter played a pivotal role in launching the UK’s major card loyalty programmes, creating leading industry publications and redefining the UK’s prepaid/debit card market. Today he is recognised throughout the industry as an inspirational leader who delivers ground-breaking product development, and creates new rich forms of customer insight to maximise performance and customer service for world class brands.

    Scott Frisby, Manager First Annapolis

    Scott FrisbyScott works for leading payments consultancy First Annapolis in the Issuing and Retailer practice areas, where he has most recently led client engagements on digital wallet development for UK banks and digital credit propositions for Spanish retailers. A 15-year veteran of the payments industry, Scott spent 13 years at Visa Europe, based in Paris, London and Warsaw. Scott has experience leading engagements with several of Europe’s largest banks in areas including product development, marketing strategy, partnerships, new channels, and technology. An Italian speaker, Scott holds an MBA (distinction) from Oxford.

    Gaetano Giannetto, CEO, Epipoli

    Gaetano GiannettoGaetano Giannetto is the founder and president of Epipoli, one of the leading European relationship marketing companies focusing on customer value management, retail management and gift cards. In 1988 he founded the European offices and launched the operations for Logistics Data Systems, a company specialised in merchandising, marketing and category management solutions for retailers and manufacturers, which was sold in 1991 to ACNielsen. In this new role, Giannetto served as European director at Logistics Data systems and in 1994 he was appointed managing partner at ACNielsen International, in charge of the retailing industry. In 1996 he accepted the position of executive director at ACNielsen Italy and Vice President Industry Food & Retailing EMEA – Europe, Middle East and Africa. From 1998 to 2000 he was the vice president at NCR Corporation. In 2000 he founded Epipoli.

    Peter Møller Jensen, Director, EU and Government Relations/Regulatory Affairs, Visa Europe

    Peter Møller JensenPeter Møller Jensen is Director, EU and Government Relations/Regulatory Affairs at the Legal/Regulatory Affairs Department of Visa Europe. Peter is responsible for government relations and regulatory affairs across Europe as well as Visa Europe’s relations with EU institutions including the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Central Bank and national regulators. Peter focuses on payment systems, banking, e-commerce, competition, technology, data protection, consumer protection, IPR, money laundering, tax and trade issues. Before joining Visa Europe he was Vice President, Legal Department and Executive Board Secretariat at Danske Bank, dealing with EU legal matters. He was also Head of Section, Danish Ministry of Health co-ordinating Danish efforts in EU foodstuffs regulation. Peter is a member of the Danish Bar Association and has worked in private practice for three years. Peter holds a law degree from the University of Århus, Denmark.

    Philippe Le Pape, VP Presales and Partnerships, Safran Identity & Security

    Philippe LePhilippe Le Pape is VP Presales and Partnerships at Safran Identity & Security, in charge of supporting the Sales force and partners to develop the activities of the Digital Security & Authentication Division (DSA). DSA offers Safran’s solutions for identity management and trusted services, such as enrollment, Know Your Customer (KYC), strong authentication, digital signature, payment and proof management. Trained by IBM at the beginning of his career in the selling of corporate management IT systems, Philippe Le Pape has 15 years of specialized experience in security solutions and identity management and authentication. His background includes cryptography and biometrics.

    Anna Milne, Editor, Electronic Payments International

    Anna MilneAnna is deputy editor of Retail Banker International, Cards International and editor of Electronic Payments International. She has a strong interest in fintech and consumer finance. She joined Timetric in the summer of 2014, having completed stints as a freelance reporter for City AM and Hackney Citizen newspapers and Food and Travel magazine. Early on in her career she toiled away at the Co-operative Bank and Experian, then worked as a freelance copy editor, print designer and e-commerce manager before completing a Post-grad diploma in Journalism, achieving the industry gold standard. She has since had to invent a new form of shorthand to include a litany of financial jargon and acronyms.

    Bernardo Nicoletti, Director, Continental Europe and Middle East, Transigma Partners

    BernardoBernardo is a lecturer at the Università di TorVergata, Rome, Italy. He serves as a Director in Transigma Emea, a strategy consultancy company specialized in process improvements and digitization in financial services with global assignments. Bernardo has been active in the payment industry where he applies an innovative approach of Lean and Digitize in his consultancy, a methodology he has described in one of his books on Mobile Banking, published by Palgrave-MacMilland. Bernardo worked with GE Capital as Program Manager of a Global Payment System, as GTO of GE Capital, and with AIG as CIO Latin America.

    Nicolò Romani, Head of Innovation Lab SIA

    Nicolò RomaniRomani began his career at NTT Data in 1992, becoming Head of the Banking Business Unit in 1998. From 2000-2001, he worked at GFT, developing the startup in Italy and coordinating important B2B and B2C initiatives in the energy and industrial sectors. Romani then joined HP as Client Principal for Intesa Sanpaolo and UniCredit bank projects, and worked on analytical CRM and security. In 2003, he moved to Between, creating the “Innovative Payments” and “Security” units and coordinating the subsidiary Brazilian startup. In Innovative Payments, Romani was in charge of e-money and mobile payments projects, while in Security, he worked on a system of controls and on the strategic positioning of the services portfolio. He was later made Associate Partner, responsible for innovation activities in the bank sector. In 2015 Romani joined SIA as Head of the Innovation Lab, to develop new service lines in digital and contactless payments and value added services, within the Financial Institutions, Corporate and Public Sector Divisions.

    Bertrand Sava, Regional Managing Director, Southern Europe Visa

    Bertrand SavaBertrand Sava has been Regional Managing Director for Southern Europe at Visa since July 1st, 2014. He is responsible for strengthening Visa’s regional operations in Europe and maintaining business growth in Spain, Italy and Portugal. Bertrand Sava joins Visa from GE Capital International. He has extensive experience in sales, business development, P&L and joint ventures in the financial sector where he has previously occupied different executive positions at both GE and BNP. Born in France, he has an Engineering degree from the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines in Nancy and a Master degree in Finance from HEC (“École des Hautes Études Commerciales”). He has worked extensively within Spain, Italy and Portugal and is fluent in four languages including French, English, Spanish and Italian.

    John Sharman, Chief Executive Officer, Tuxedo Money

    John SharmanResponsible for the day-to-day running of the business, John joined Tuxedo from Alliance and Leicester where he was Commercial Director of its prepaid cards business. John previously spent five years at MBNA/Bank of America holding a number of senior positions in the credit card and consumer finance businesses, including 18 months managing Virgin Money’s credit card and loan programmes. John’s background is in retail, having performed a number of management roles in direct marketing and business development for companies including DSG.

    Greg Sheppard, Head of Prepaid, Visa Europe

    Greg SheppardGreg Sheppard is Head of Prepaid at Visa Europe, leading the prepaid team and responsible for defining and executing the prepaid strategy and product development across Europe. Greg and team work closely with the local markets of Visa Europe, together developing and growing the prepaid business and driving the growth of prepaid across product sectors and jurisdictions. He has 20 years of experience in the payments industry. Prior to joining Visa Europe, he was responsible for prepaid for a leading global processor and earlier worked across the debit & credit industries with a UK bank.

    Andrea Verri, Founder & CEO, AMILON

    Andrea Verri47 years old, Andrea Verri is the Co-Founder and CEO of ECRM Group, a corporate holding that owns AMILON and ECRM ITALIA. Verri started his business experience working in the marketing and sales department of big multinational companies like BDF Beiersdorf, Heineken and Perfetti Van Melle. In 2000, he co-founded ECRM Italia, one of the very first Italian consulting companies specialised in loyalty and CRM. ECRM has a unique positioning: a blend of strategic consulting, IT system integration and digital development. In 2005 ECRM became a Group of companies founding ECRM Europe, an IT production unit based in Bucharest, Romania. In 2007 the ECRM Group entered the prepaid market founding Amilon, a leading company in Europe for digital rewards and gifting.

    Johan Vaatstra, CEO, Smart Concepts

    Johan VaatstraJohan has over 25 years of experience in the Payment arena. Before his involvement in the Payment industry he worked as a financial specialist for a large multinational. His knowledge ranges from the full range of acquiring methods (payment terminals), to that of issuing processes (BIN sponsoring, programme management and issuing processing).

    Walter Pinci, Head of Payment ServicesBancoPosta, Poste Italiane

    Andrea ZamboniMr. Pinci is leading the payment division of BancoPosta since May 2011. He is also Board Director of Visa Italia and Chairman of EuroGiro A/S. In December 2005 he became GM of BNL Positivity, JV between BNL (BNP Paribas) and First Data International, dedicated to managing POS payment transactions. From 1985 to 2005 he played several roles at American Express with growing responsibility and left the company as VP Head of Partnerships. Walter began his career with FAO, the UN agency.

    Andrea Zamboni, Senior Marketing Manager, Product & Market Development, Southern Europe, Visa

    Andrea ZamboniAndrea Zamboni is Senior Marketing Manager in Visa’s Southern Europe Marketing team. He is responsible for the market development of Visa Debit, Credit and Prepaid products in Italy, Spain and Portugal. His role includes tailoring Visa product solutions and ensuring a successful commercial deployment working in collaboration with Visa’s clients and partners. At Visa, Andrea has also worked in Prepaid Product Development and in Mobile, Contactless and Innovation Strategy. Prior to joining Visa, Andrea held R&D and Business Development positions in global hi-tech companies. Andrea holds a degree in Physics and an Executive MBA from Politecnico di Milano.


    Event Partner

    Electronic Payment International

    Gain worldwide exposure and meet your marketing objectives by sponsoring Prepaid Summit: Europe 2016 Timetric provide the perfect platform to target industry leaders and influencers and showcase your products and services in an exclusive forum. Our events allow you to ensure maximum return on investment and the opportunity to assert yourself as a leader within your industry. We offer a wide range of sponsorship packages from the exclusive platinum package, to exhibitor, networking function, reports and awards sponsorship options. For more information, please contact our sponsorship team.

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    In association with


    Amilon has re-invented gift cards and made them digital. Digital gift cards are the real time solution for perfect gifts and engaging rewards.In the rewards market, Amilon develops contests, loyalty and gamification programmes, incentives for sales force and employee welfare and incentive programmes. What makes Amilon unique is our proprietary platform for real time rewards management. In the gifting market Amilon has recently launched Giftiamo, that offers digital gift-card purchasing opportunities, personalisation tools — including animated e-cards and video messages — and a host of group-gifting options. Consumers can choose from over 50 retail brands through the Giftiamo platform.


    Silver Partners


    Epipoli, founded in 2000 immediately expressed a strong commitment to innovation, combined with an expertise in retail and relationship marketing.Epipoli is a leading European Gift Cards program manager, having access to over 25.000 Italian retail locations, including Auchan, Carrefour, Conad, Esselunga, Gamestop, Iper La grande i, Il Gigante, la Feltrinelli, Pam and many others. The most important brands such as Alitalia, Decathlon, H&M, OVS, Sephora, TotalErg have selected Epipoli as the third part partner for their Gift Cards program.The launch of the first prepaid open loop MasterCard Gift Card in Continental Europe is one of the most significant success. A dedicated website offers all products and services through physical and/or e-gift cards. Epipoli currently holds 95% share of market in Italy and is expanding his network in France, Spain and Germany.


    Bronze Partner


    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.


    Title Partner & Exclusive Awards Partner


    Tuxedo Money Solutions Limited is an innovative, fast growing global FinTech company managing over 50 fully branded, bespoke payment programmes across our 5 global hubs – UK, UAE, Australia, USA and Europe. We offer a range of payments solutions from different payment forms, to the integration of cards with other services. Our latest innovation LiveLoad® is a suite of functionality that enables Prepaid Cards to be loaded by multiple means, from multiple sources. Options include prepayment; auto-top up; instant payments and post payment. The clever bit is removing the need to pre-fund a card before making a payment – something other prepaid cards can’t do.


    Gold Partner

    Smart Concepts

    Our next-generation payment and loyalty platform provides you with numerous possibilities. It is a platform that can be rapidly deployed anywhere in the world. With real-time capabilities to configure parts and other options to increase customer loyalty and profitability, the Smart Concepts platform is the foundation for your success.



    Distribuzione Moderna.

    Distribuzione Moderna is an online newspaper conceived to update every day managers working in the mass market industry on the latest news in the large-scale retail sector. DM informs on new openings and new products, companies updated economic results and strategies, market analysis and consumer trends. Besides the daily newspaper, Distribuzione Moderna presents the DM web Magazine which, on a monthly basis, gathers the most interesting news published in the web site and adds new content, special issues and cover stories. DM participates to the main fairs and exhibitions, in Italy and abroad, concerning the retail and mass market sectors. DM is present with its own booth and with its journalists.


    Media Partner

    Pagamenti Digitali is the Italian multimedia communication system focused on the topics of digital payments innovation. The editorial system is made of the leading italian web site for digital payment, the qualified newsletter, digital payment events and social media B2B community platform. provide information, dossiers, insight analysis and researches to the stakeholders of the digital payment world, such as payment operators, service providers, banks, payment institutions, international circuits, telcos, FinTech and e-money companies. Our web magazine serves startup, developers, system integrators, technology providers, enablers, and business to business end-users too. Twitter handles:


    Media Partner


    Safran Identity & Security is a global leader in identity and security solutions for an increasingly digital and connected world. Deploying solutions in more than 100 countries, the company employs more than 8,700 people in 57 countries and generated revenues of nearly €1.9 billion in 2015. Backed by more than 40 years of experience in biometrics, Safran develops innovative technologies for a wide range of markets and applications for people, governments and business. Our solutions manage identities, secure transactions and contribute to public security protecting borders, for safer and easier everyday lives. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter


    Bronze Partner

    Mark Up

    MARK UP is the magazine spokesman of the instances of the representatives of the system PRODUCTION-RETAIL-CONSUMPTIONS. The magazine gives space to current events, the players in the industry, the brand, the marketing community. Many sections make up the magazine, Opinionisti, Cover Story and the section Prima Fila , where we analyze the economic and political changes that influence the consumption and the sales in Italy and Europe. MARK UP Lab , with its Observatories designed and made exclusively. The section Marketing & Consumi with news and trends from the world of marketing, market research, the new generation of CRM, the world of digital and social marketing, analysis of new consumers as the series millenians lab. I Protagonisti , with the companies of the consumer and retail area told through their marketing and innovation strategies. I Quaderni di MARK UP insights on vertical market sectors and technology on which there is particular ferment in terms of innovation. Finally, MARK UP realizes each year UNIQUE issues to be collected, suche as FRUTTA E VERDURA and ITALIAN FOOD EXCELLENCE in english language in order to bring the culture of the “buying Italian” outside the country.


    Media Partner is the first Italian website that deals with clear and rigorous information targeted to small and medium firms to facilitate the practical aspects of the company. follows small to medium firms by showing real time news and declining it into 3 vertical channels: Economics, Enterprise and Technology. You will find: rich informative area dedicated to financial news and the evolution of technology applicated to business; vast coverage of the events linked to small and medium firms through media partnerships and editorial content; tutorial, resources and further analysis to support the businesses activity.


    Media Partner


    VFX Financial PLC (VFX) is a UK based provider deliverable Foreign Exchange and regulated global payment and remittance services to a wide range of customers under the easyFX brand. The mix of clients is broadly split into Corporate (30%) and HNW and Private Clients (40%) and Remittances (30%). Corporate clients include firms serving the e-market-places, fiduciary firms, payment processors as well as a broad range of SME’s. Notional turnover is approximately $10 Billion per annum. VFX is also a member of the SWIFT network (BIC VFXXGB2L).


    Table Host

    Contis Group

    Pioneers in the global card and payment market, Contis delivers award-winning, fully-integrated alternative banking and payment solutions to major brands. Contis offers a one-stop service for the development and delivery of financial services solutions. Providing E-accounts with banking functionality, Visa prepaid/debit card issuance, real-time payment processing, loyalty and programme management – all backed by professional expertise and advanced technology.

    • EEA Visa Bin Sponsorship/issuance 
    • Visa certified and banking processing platform
    • FCA E-Money licence for EEA 
    • Web, mobile apps and banking technology development
    • Big data analytics capability • Online KYC • Full API’s for easy integration • Consultancy and partner support

    Bronze Partner


    The Prepaid Summit Europe Awards 2016 will take place on 27th October 2016 in Milan


    This year companies can nominate in 17 Award categories. Full details of categories and criteria can be found on the tab above. 
    Nominations are now Closed

    Nominees should follow these simple guidelines to ensure their submission has the best chance of winning. 

    Submission Rules 
    1. Submissions can be made either on behalf of your own company or in recognition of a colleague or partner firm. 
    2. Maximum of 1,000 words in Word format, no appendices. 
    3. Entry must address the award category explicitly, not generic links to web sites, corporate marketing etc.
    4. Submissions should highlight the key differentiator and competitive nature of the project or implementation 
    5. It is made explicit the Entrant, Judges and the publication will treat any and all information in strict confidence and any quotes or information to go into the public domain will be pre-cleared by the Entrant. 
    6. Submissions made after the publicised cut-off date will be ignored irrespective of their relative merits. 
    7. The Editor and Judges reserve the right to make no award for any specific category 
    8. The Editor and Judges reserve the right to move a submission to a more appropriate category at their discretion 
    9. In submitting for more than one category the submissions must be unique (see 2) 
    10.  The Editor and Judges’ decision is final

    Prepaid Europe Awards Categories & Criteria

    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 
    Best prepaid Gift Card 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
    Best new Loyalty/Rewards Prepaid Card 
    A new prepaid based rewards programme that in the past 12 months has attracted significant customer numbers and boosted prepaid growth 

    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 
    Best Corporate/Payroll Prepaid Card 
    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.

    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
    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 
    Best Prepaid Travel Card 
    Open to prepaid travel card products launched in the past 12 months that have attracted market uptake and boosted the prepaid sector 
    Best Basic bank Account with Prepaid Card 
    Open to new basic bank account launches in the past year backed with a prepaid card 

    Best Contactless/Proximity Payment Solution 
    Open to contactless card launches of the past year targeted directly at consumers including also QR/RFID/biometrics customer recognition
    Best new Payments start-up 
    Open to a new payments start-up that has launched in the past 12 months that has promoted the consumer use of prepaid and emerging payments

    The Winners of the 2016 Prepaid Summit: Europe Awards are Listed Below: 

    Prepaid Innovation of the Year

    Prepaid Marketing Campaign of the Year

    UBI Banca
    Best New Loyalty/Rewards Prepaid Cards
    CaixaBank Electronic Money, EDE
    Financial Inclusion Programme of the Year
    Contis Group & Monese
    Best Corporate/Pay Roll Prepaid Card & Government Digital Prepaid Initiative of the Year
    Contis Group & Suits Me
    Prepaid Mobile App of the Year
    VFX Financial 
    Mobile Wallet of the Year

    Prepaid Security/Anti – Fraud Programme of the Year

    Safran Identity and Security

    Prepaid Service Provider of the Year
    Prepaid Financial Services (PFS)
    Best Prepaid Travel Card

    Best Basic Bank Account with Prepaid Card


    Best Contactless/Proximity Payment Solution – Joint Winners
    Barclaycard & Vodafone Wallet
    Best New Payments Start Up
    Monzo issued by Wirecard Card Solutions
    Prepaid Personality of the Year 
    Poste Italiane Team

    Editors Special Award


    The Winners of the 2016 Prepaid Summit: Europe Awards are Listed Below: 

    Prepaid Innovation of the Year

    Prepaid Marketing Campaign of the Year

    UBI Banca
    Best New Loyalty/Rewards Prepaid Cards
    CaixaBank Electronic Money, EDE
    Financial Inclusion Programme of the Year
    Contis Group & Monese
    Best Corporate/Pay Roll Prepaid Card & Government Digital Prepaid Initiative of the Year
    Contis Group & Suits Me
    Prepaid Mobile App of the Year
    VFX Financial 
    Mobile Wallet of the Year

    Prepaid Security/Anti – Fraud Programme of the Year

    Safran Identity and Security

    Prepaid Service Provider of the Year
    Prepaid Financial Services (PFS)
    Best Prepaid Travel Card

    Best Basic Bank Account with Prepaid Card


    Best Contactless/Proximity Payment Solution – Joint Winners
    Barclaycard & Vodafone Wallet
    Best New Payments Start Up
    Monzo issued by Wirecard Card Solutions
    Prepaid Personality of the Year 
    Poste Italiane Team

    Editors Special Award


    Prepaid Summit Europe: Milan 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 from industry leaders and practical case studies of successful banks and retailers generating new revenue streams and offering customers added value through their prepaid portfolios. Key industry thinkers and doers will meet to debate the importance of a new kind of strategies, business practices and partnerships in the industry to meet the challenges of implementing innovative technological solutions.

    Interested in speaking at this year’s event?
    Please contact 
    Anne – Fabienne Raven
    T. + 44 (0) 20 3096 1973

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