UKGCVA Conference 2020 – 4/5 March

Thank you to all our 2019 partners:


About Bandwidth Recruitment
Bandwidth Recruitment is an independent specialist in the provision of permanent and contract/interim staff solely to the payments industry.

Our track record of success can be attributed to many years recruitment experience combined with maturity and credibility.

We have spent years working within the payments sector building an enviable network of contacts and successfully providing a first class recruitment service to clients and candidates alike.

This network, combined with a thorough understanding of the payments lifecycle means we can discuss our clients’ requirements with knowledge and accurately match them to the very best candidates.

We work with many of the key players in the card payments sector. Our clients may range from large corporates to smaller privately owned organisations but the service remains the same – excellent and great value.


About BRC
The BRC is the go-to trade association for all UK retailers, promoting the story of retail, shaping debates and influencing the issues that matter to the industry. Our broad range of stakeholders demonstrates how retailing touches almost every aspect of our culture.

The BRC leads the industry and works with our members to make a positive difference.


About Emerging Payments Association
The Emerging Payments Association (EPA), established in 2008, connects the payments ecosystem, encourages innovation and drives profitable business growth for payments companies. Its goals are to strengthen and expand the payments industry to the benefit of all stakeholders.

It achieves this by delivering a comprehensive programme of activities for members with help from an independent Advisory Board, which addresses key issues impacting the industry. These activities include:

  • A programme of 70 events annually
  • Annual Black-Tie award ceremony
  • Leading industry change projects
  • Lobbying activities
  • Training and development
  • Research, reports and white papers

The EPA has over 130 members and is growing at 30% annually. Its members come from across the payments value chain; including payments schemes, banks and issuers, merchant acquirers, PSPs, retailers, and more. These companies have come together, from across the UK and internationally, to join our association, collaborate, and speak with a unified voice.

Twitter: @EPAssoc
LinkedIn: Emerging Payments Association


BVCNL is the Dutch Giftcard and Voucher Association. We were established in July 2017. Currently, we have 45 members and we are still growing. The most important role of the Association is to inform members about trends within the market and legislation.

To do so, we maintain regular contact with the government and other stakeholders, as well as creating networking opportunities in order to increase and stimulate the entire Gift Card market in the Netherlands.


About IMA (Incentive Marketing Association)
The Incentive Marketing Association is a membership organisation, formed by a group of incentive experts from all over the world.

IMA Europe aims to increase business awareness of the power and success of incentive programs and champions the benefits, thereby creating business opportunities for all members. IMA Europe members are leaders in providing products and services such as total rewards, employee benefits, flexible and voluntary benefits; prepaid and gift cards, agency and consulting.

IMA Europe core objectives include:
• Development of its representative sectors and collaboration.
• Sharing knowledge and resources
• Innovating and sharing ideas
• Challenging thinking and ideas
• Connecting great people to one another
• Education and learning

IMA Europe offers the opportunity to tap into the community of over 80 peers (and growing) from across Europe, in addition it opens up a global community of over 500 incentive professionals.

"Consistently the most friendly conference I've ever attended."


About PIF
PIF is the not-for-profit industry body representing organisations who are regulated under e-money and payment services regulation and who operate in the high-growth prepaid and fintech sectors.

Driven by a belief that prepaid delivers a wealth of financial and social benefits to consumers, businesses and governments, PIF was formed with a mission to protect and promote prepaid as a driving force for innovation in financial services.

To learn more about our role and the benefits of becoming a member of PIF, please visit and follow us @prepaidintforum


About RGCA
The Retail Gift Card Association is the only nonprofit trade association that represents exclusively the closed-loop gift card industry. Our membership is comprised of large regional and national brands that operate in the closed-loop gift card space, along with a variety of service companies that provide marketing, technical and other support to the gift card sector.

RCGA serves its members and consumers by providing a unified voice for the gift card industry, promoting high standards and best practices, advocating for policies that protect consumers and retailers, and promoting the value of gift cards.


About Loyalty Magazine
Loyalty Magazine is the most widely read title on the subject of customer retention. It covers loyalty as a broad concept, reward programmes, affinity, customer insight and CRM. Importantly, it focuses heavily on how technology is reinventing what is possible, with analytics and other customer information management systems, and how mobile interaction and engagement are changing the rules.

Containing in-depth interviews with industry leaders, and briefings on emerging topics, such as loyalty and blockchain or the global growth of coalition programmes, it is required reading for anyone keen to keep their customers.

• Readers in well over 70 countries,
• All business sectors addressed, including retail, financial services, travel and hotels, telecoms and online/social media.
• A daily news and features website
• Printed edition of Loyalty Magazine published three times a year to support The Loyalty Magazine Awards
Subscribe online at, call Maxine Wernick on +44 (0)1572 820088 or email and we will send you an invoice. If you would like to see a complimentary copy of Loyalty Magazine then please email us a request at


About PVD
Founded in 2011, Prepaid Verband Deutschland (PVD) e.V. is a trade association representing the interests of the Prepaid industry in Germany. This includes providers of Prepaid payment methods (e.g. banks and electronic money institutions), processors, retailers, e-commerce companies issuing gift cards, technical service providers of Loyalty and Prepaid systems, and distributors of prepaid payment products in the retail sector.

By actively developing the Prepaid market, the association represents the interests of its members and is the point of contact for government, authorities and the public seeking information on the industry. PVD also publishes a bi-annual magazine called PVD News and organises the Prepaid Congress, which takes place annually in Berlin.

PVD currently has 23 member companies.

For more information visit


About Mercator Advisory Group
Mercator Advisory Group is the leading independent research and advisory services firm exclusively focused on the payments and banking industries. We deliver pragmatic and timely research and advice designed to help our clients uncover the most lucrative opportunities to maximize revenue growth and contain costs. Our clients range from the world’s largest payment issuers, acquirers, processors, merchants and associations to leading technology providers and investors. We also publish the online payments and banking news and information portal,