Prepaid Summit Middle East 2013

Dubai   17-Apr-2013
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Official Publication
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Data Partner
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Cards and Payments: Creating Innovative Solutions

Prepaid Summit Middle East 2013 invites professionals within the cards and payments arena to discover the latest trends and opportunities that this region has to offer.


The conference will take place on the 17th of April at Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai. This conference will focus on the evolution of prepaid products, changing consumer behaviour and addresses how technology is transforming the industry.

Prepaid cards have become one of the fastest growing industries in the Middle East; the United Arab Emirates revenue is expected to reach $18.4 billion by 2015. The region has become a hot-bed of innovation, with a number of mobile payments initiatives launching in recent years. More programmes are hitting the market, and the increasingly competitive environment is driving product innovation and exciting marketing initiatives.

Prepaid Summit: Middle East 2012 provided guests to learn about threats and opportunities presented in this region. This event will continue to give its visitors more access and insight into understanding the industry through expert speakers presenting valuable and quality research. This is an amazing opportunity to learn, share ideas and network with peers in the cards & payment industry.

View Cards International’s key news on the Middle Eastern Prepaid Market


Register now

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

Jennifer Fisher

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7406 6582

Standard rates

Standard FSI rate – inc. dinner£995       
FSI Early bird rate£795
Standard Vendor rate£1,395
Vendor- Early bird rate£1,120
Bring the team! 3 places for the price of 2 standard rates apply. Please contact us for more information£1,990


Terms and conditions

Changes and Cancellation We reserve the right to change event details if necessary, although we will endeavour 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 cancelling 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.





Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road

Shangri La -1Dubai is the ultimate city of contrasts, where soaring modern skyscrapers and fast highways exist side by side with ancient mosques and traditional souk markets. Staying at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai gives you easy access to Dubai’s intriguing attractions. It takes you just 15 minutes to get to the hotel from Dubai International Airport, while the World Trade Centre, Dubai Convention Centre and downtown Burj Khalifa are just five minutes away.

Shangrila - 2We have negotiated a discounted rate to stay at the hotel during the conference of AED 850 on a bed and breakfast basis (single occupancy, plus service and municipality charges), should you wish to take advantage of this offer please download the form here and send back the booking form directly to the email/fax indicated on the form. These rooms are limited so we would advise you to book these as early as you can

Click here to download the accommodation booking form




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 no with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products.

For more information visit

For Visa presentations please contact Sumit Tyagi at

Media Partner

Prepaid International Forum (PIF)

Prepaid International Forum (PIF) is a global not-for-profit trade association established in 2007 to represent all parties participating on a commercial basis in the prepaid economy.
It is dedicated to the progression of prepaid around the world and acts as a principal point of liaison between the prepaid economy and government agencies, regulators, consumer bodies and the media. It is focused on the entire prepaid world and facilitates the development of cross-industry guidelines and codes of practice.

PIF members include issuers of prepaid products, processors, card schemes and suppliers of products and services to the industry.

For more information, please contact: Diane Brocklebank, Head of Member Relations
+44 (0) 7736 971986

Official Publication

Prepaid Awards

Gain worldwide exposure and meet your marketing objectives by sponsoring one of our high profile financial industry events.
VRL provide the perfect platform to target industry leaders and influencers and showcase your products and services in an exclusive forum. Our events will 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.
Ray Giddings
T. +44 (0) 20 7406 6590

Media Partner

Cards and Payments Intelligence Center

In 2013 the Prepaid Awards will be celebrating the evolution of prepaid into emerging payments by establishing the Emerging Payments Awards. On 2nd October 2013 at the Lancaster Hotel, London industry leaders will gather to be part of the Prepaid Awards and Emerging Payments Awards to champion quality, excellence and innovation around the world. Over 750 people are expected to attend these awards where we will be announcing the winners of both the Prepaid Awards and the Emerging Payment Awards. For more information on the ceremony and the exciting new changes being implemented this year please visit or

Data Partner

Burgan Bank

The Cards and Payments Intelligence Center is the complete resource for market, company and deal information across the global payments industry.
The accurate market insight that the Cards and Payments Intelligence Centre offers is provided through a range of powerful data tools that can be tailored to the user’s specific intelligence needs. This includes exclusive research and databases, advanced visualisation tools and an archive of over 100,000 news articles.
Use of the Cards and Payments Intelligence centre will provide you with the latest industry insight and a range of interactive tools that will enable you to gain the competitive advantage in the constantly evolving global payments industry.
Visit our website for more information or request your demo today

Table Host

Majid Al Futtaim

Table Host



The Middle East Prepaid Awards

The Middle East Prepaid Awards will recognise and reward the finest individuals and businesses operating within prepaid over the last 12 months. The awards will be presented during the gala awards dinner on the evening of Prepaid Summit Middle East 2013.

Nominations are now closed

Visit our Categories page to read more about this year’s awards and criteria, and see below who this year’s outstanding performers are.

The award categories will be applied for activities in the last 12 months, not general category excellence. A panel of judges will select the winners from among those organisations nominated by readers or judges.

Nominations for these awards are now closed.

Open-loop prepaid card programme of the year

  • Open to any open-network 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
  • Gift/Incentive cards should be entered in category 2.

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

Innovation or alternative/emerging payment solution

  • 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
  • A mobile wallet or other e-money product or payment solution, or bill payment solution or a solution that the entrants would consider ‘alternative’
  • Must demonstrate reasonable usage

Marketing campaign of the year

  • The launch or promotion of a prepaid card product
  • Demonstrated results in terms of uptake and return on investment

Industry Partner

  • Open to card producers, programme managers, banks, processors and consultants
  • Nominations should show that the business has made significant efforts to drive forward prepaid in the region in the past 12 months

Industry Contributor

  • An individual who stands out for their contribution to the development of the prepaid industry in the Middle East
  • Has demonstrated influence on the development of programmes in the region
  • Committed to the education and development of knowledge around prepaid

Open-loop prepaid card programme of the year

  • Burgan Bank
  • Commercial Bank of Dubai
  • Sharjah Islamic Bank

Gift/Incentive Card Open and Closed-loop programme of the year

  • ADIB
  • Aktif Bank
  • MAF

Innovation or alternative/emerging payment solution

  • Bahrain Islamic Bank
  • Qatar National Bank
  • RAK Bank

Marketing campaign of the year

  • Aktif Bank
  • Dubai RTA
  • MAF

Industry Partner

  • ECS
  • Innovation UAE
  • TSYS

Industry Contributor

  • Watch out for the winner on the night!


Key themes for this year’s Prepaid Summit Middle East

• The evolution of prepaid products

• Opportunities in corporate and remittance programmes

• Retail-issued cards, gift and reward programme

• How are consumers’ expectations changing?

• Mobile payments – is the Middle East becoming a global innovation hot-spot?



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