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Prepaid Summit: Middle East 2015

Venue Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi

Date 18 March 2015

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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 2015 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 MENA prepaid market to the global trends to help identify market growth strategies most suitable for the region.

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 MENA 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 2015 conference 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.

EARLY BIRD EXTENDED – Book before 14th January to save 20%

Attend Prepaid Summit: Middle East 2015 to:

  • Get access to exclusive research on the prepaid opportunity
  • Discover new case studies from across MENA 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:
Ninica Hussain -Tel: +44 (0) 20 3096 2583 or


Standard rate – FSI£995
Standard rate- Vendor£1950


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Early Bird- 20% off until Wednesday 14th January 2015
Standard FSI early bird rate£896
Standard Vendor early bird rate£1560
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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 FNP’s control.

Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi

Prepaid Summit: Middle East 2015 will take place on March 18th in Dubai, UAE.
This year’s event is being held at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi.
Located on the pristine Dubai shoreline, this luxury resort & spa offers a tranquil setting with exceptional views over the Arabian Gulf. Impressive neoclassical architecture fills this five-star luxury beach resort in Dubai with charm and inspiration.
We have negotiated a special rate at the hotel of AED 1,300 per night on a bed and breakfast basis. To book your room please click on this link and book online.
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Title 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.


Event Partner

Matica Technologies

Gain worldwide exposure and meet your marketing objectives by sponsoring Prepaid Summit: Middle East 2015
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.
Ray Giddings
T. +44 (0) 20 3096 2585 Or




Matica Technologies designs, manufactures and markets proprietary high performance, mid-range and desktop solutions for industrial card personalization and card mailing systems. The Group offers a full range of alternative personalization and encoding technologies for banking, government, access control, ID and transportation applications. The Matica companies provide local sales and service on a worldwide basisvia its offices in Italy, Germany, France, Mexico, Singapore, China, the USA and the UAE.


Bronze Partner


Consumers, citizens and employees increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences — whether they are making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. They also expect the ecosystems that allow this freedom and flexibility to be entirely reliable and secure. Entrust Datacard offers the trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make these ecosystems possible.

We empower our customers to create and deliver robust end-user experiences that build loyalty, trust and profitability. Our flexible solutions for card issuance, mobile payment, secure online identity and transaction authentication can be integrated to create powerful omnichannel experiences that engage consumers in new ways — in branches, at home and on the go. Visit for more information.


Bronze Partner

Majid Al Futtaim Finance

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.

Majid Al Futtaim Finance is a 100% owned subsidiary of Majid Al Futtaim Ventures. The objective of this venture is to fulfil our vision of becoming the prepaid card and credit card solutions provider of choice for businesses in the UAE and across the region.


Table Host


i2c provides the infrastructure financial institutions, corporations, brands and governments around the world need to launch and profitably manage payment and next-generation commerce products. By leveraging the latest mobile, loyalty and analytic capabilities, the i2c platform provides unique ways to attract, engage and retain profitable customers. Through a single global platform operating in the cloud, i2c offers solutions across the entire commerce ecosystem:

  • Issuer Processing
  • Loyalty
  • Billing & Settlement
  • Acquirer Processing

learn what makes i2c a different kind of processor at

Scott Salmon
GM, International
+1 (650) 480 5712


Silver Partners


Ixaris specializes in developing and operating innovative global applications based on open-loop prepaid applications. Following its launch in 2003 of Visa’s first virtual prepaid card programme for consumers that has since grown to almost 2 million accounts, Ixaris also delivers white-label corporate payment solutions to clients across various sectors including travel, insurance, leisure, and market research. Its corporate payment applications include disbursement, purchasing, incentives and payroll. Ixaris’ platform is now available for licensing to banks and payments innovators wanting to deliver prepaid payment offerings to their customers in the same way that Ixaris has been delivering for over 10 years.


Bronze Partner

Tuxedo Money Solutions

Tuxedo Money Solutions and ATAM.COM are working with National Pay to introduce Smart Issuance technology and DubaiCard.  DubaiCard pioneers instant issuance and activation of personalised, Open Loop payment cards via self-service Smart Kiosks. Tuxedo is a leader in the worldwide delivery of exceptional prepaid card programmes.  The company has managed award winning prepaid solutions for global partners in sectors including travel, retail and financial services.  ATAM.COM is a market leader in kiosk based solutions offering a complete turnkey solution from initial consultancy, through system, software and hardware design, to manufacturing. With clients across all business sectors, ATAM.COM offers both ”off the shelf” and bespoke solutions.


Silver Partners

Commercial Bank of Dubai

Commercial Bank of Dubai was established in 1969 by an Emiri Decree issued by His Highness, the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. The Bank started out as a joint venture of Commerzbank, Chase Manhattan Bank and Commercial Bank of Kuwait. A minority stake was held by a few UAE businessmen.

In 1982, the Bank reached a major milestone in its development when it transformed into a National Shareholding Company, with major operational restructuring and increase in capital base. This represented a major turning point in the history, when the Government of Dubai became a major shareholder.


Table Host

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait

The creation of ABK in 1967 brought together diverse departments which are extraordinary in their individual capabilities as well as in the ways they enhance and complement each other. The Bank has a strong capital position, healthy liquidity and a conservative policy that has served ABK and its stakeholders well over the years.

ABK has a retail network of 31 branches and two overseas branches in Dubai and Abu-Dhabi, UAE. The full-service branch in Dubai and Abu-Dhabi has been servicing both Kuwaiti and UAE-based clients, clearly demonstrating our commitment to the commercial business between Kuwaiti and Gulf-based Arab producers and exporters

Table Host

Gold Partner


The fourth annual Prepaid Middle East Awards Ceremony will take place on March 18th 2015. Nominations are now open.


  • EXTENDED: Deadline for awards nomination has been extended to 5pm GMT on Thursday 5th February
  • 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
  • Send your completed nomination to
  • Download the Awards Information Pack and Entry Form to complete your submission

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.


Download Entry Form

Download Awards Information Guide

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 Vicki Greenwood – Good luck in your submissions!

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/Incentive 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

Best Prepaid Service Provider

  • 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

Leading Prepaid Retailer

  • 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.

Best Corporate/Government Prepaid Programme

  • This award will go to the best govt or corporate prepaid card or virtual product that demonstrates commercial success with an innovative card application that has responded to targeted consumers’ needs.

Best Prepaid Mobile App

  • 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

Best Mobile Wallet

  • 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

Best Prepaid Security/Anti Fraud Programme

  • 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

Editors Special Award

  • This special award will be presented to an individual or team, to make outstanding contribution to the advancement and success of the prepaid card sector in the region in the past 12 months

Cards International Financial Inclusion Award

  • To be awarded to the company that has best succeeded in delivering financial products and services to the underbanked / unbanked segments of society, thus contributing to financial inclusion, development and growth.

The finalists for the Prepaid Middle East Awards 2015 are listed below. Winners will be announced at our awards dinner on 18th March in Dubai.

Prepaid Innovation of the Year: Rewards & Loyalty

  • Bank AlJazira
  • Bank Audi
  • CSC Bank
  • CSC Bank
  • Emirates Islamic Bank
  • Etihad Airways

Prepaid Innovation of the Year: Product

  • Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait
  • Majid Al Futtaim Finance
  • United Bank of Africa – Burkina Faso
  • United Bank of Africa – Cameroon

Prepaid Marketing: Best Use of Segmentation

  • Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait
  • Bank AlJazira
  • Commercial Bank of Kuwait
  • RAK Bank

Prepaid Marketing: Campaign of the Year

  • Algeria Gulf Bank
  • Commercial Bank of Qatar
  • Majid Al Futtaim Finance

Open-Loop Prepaid Card Programme of the Year

  • Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait
  • Bank AlJazira
  • Emirates Islamic Bank
  • Etihad Airways
  • Kuwait Finance House
  • United Bank of Africa – Burkina Faso
  • United Bank of Africa – Cameroon

Gift/Incentive Card Open and Closed-Loop Programme of the Year

  • CSC Bank
  • CSC Bank
  • Jade Payments
  • Majid Al Futtaim Finance

Best Prepaid Service Provider

  • Algeria Gulf Bank
  • Emirates Islamic Bank
  • Jordan Kuwait Bank
  • Kuwait Finance House
  • Majid Al Futtaim Finance

Best Corporate/Government Prepaid Programme

  • Commercial Bank of Dubai
  • Majid Al Futtaim Finance
  • Jordan Ahli Bank

Best Prepaid Mobile App or Wallet

  • Commercial Bank of Qatar
  • Etihad Airways
  • Kuwait Finance House
  • Masterpass
  • Muslim Commercial Bank Pakistan

Cards International Financial Inclusion Award

  • Banque Libano Francais
  • Entrust Datacard
  • Majid Al Futtaim Finance

Individual Awards:
The following awards are presented to individuals and as such, the winners will be announced at the awards


  • Prepaid Personality of the Year
  • Editor’s Special Award



Join us in Dubai on 18th March to celebrate with our award winners over a sumptuous dinner ceremony – contact our team to book now

Table enquiries:

Polly Bosher
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3096 2584

Ticket Enquiries:

Ninica Hussain 
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3096 2583

Prepaid Summit Middle East 2015 is an industry gathering that brings together payment executives to discuss what opportunities the innovations in the prepaid market offer. The event programme consists of 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.

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Interested in speaking at this year’s event? Please contact
Rose Riley
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