The 2nd Annual Prepaid Card Congress

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Driving Consumer Trends For Forward Thinkers! Leveraging Mobile Technology Innovation, Digitizing The Process, And Navigating The Evolving Legislative Landscape.

This year’s Prepaid Card Congress brings you a more focused, retailer driven agenda featuring two top associations, 16 leading brands, 7 regulatory experts, 5 groundbreaking technologies, 4 industry watchdogs, and the leader in market research… the only conference you need to attend in 2011!

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The 2nd Annual Prepaid Card Congress

  1. 1. To Register: Call: 800-647-7600 or 781-939-2500 ■ Fax: 781-939-2543 ■ e-mail: info@worldrg.com ■ www.worldrg.com/prepaid February 15–17, 2011 ■ The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino ■ Las Vegas, NV Prepaid Card Congress The 2nd Annual World Research Group presents Leading Retailers Jim Rowins, Director of Promotional Sales, Fandango, Inc. Scott Rodning, Senior Manager - Marketing Operations - Gifting Solutions Best Buy Dennis O. Borst, President / COO Foot Locker Giftcard Sales / Patriot Marketing Group Shaun Krusmark, Director of Gift Card Sales, Claim Jumper Stacey McAllister, Director – Business Direct, Gap Inc Bruce Salerno, Director - Strategic Partnerships Value Pay Services, LLC, an IPC Company Peter Friend, Founder, Travelocity Incentives Nick Balestino, Manager – Award Partnerships Hallmark Business Connections Ryan Rogers, V.P. Treasury & Finance, USXpress Steven Kane, Senior VP Gift Sales, SpaFinder Loralei Abels, President, Fairway Rewards Lee Poskanzer, Former Prepaid Services & New Business Development, Staples Laura Parker, Manager of Gift Cards OSI Restaurants / Outback Steakhouse, Inc Meagan Giunta, Gift Card Program Manager, Aeropostale SPECIAL GUESTS Regulatory Experts Phillip C. Rouse, Esq, Chairman & Chief Architect, Card Compliant, LLC Elish A. Meyers, Esq, Vice-President of Retail & Government Relations Card Compliant, LLC Susan Lea Smith, Senior Trial Attorney, Asset Forfeiture & Money Laundering Section U.S. Department of Justice Jeff Ross, SVP, BSA/AML Compliance Officer, Green Dot Corporation Suzanne Williams, Mgr BSA & AML Risk, Federal Reserve System Gizelle Barany, Senior Corporate Counsel, Blackhawk Network, Inc. JiJi Park, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Groundbreaking Technologies Marc Gendron, VP of Business Development, Plastic Jungle Talbott Roche, Co-Founder and Senior Vice President, Blackhawk Network Thomas E Niedbalski Jr., Vice President Sales & Marketing, Transaction Wireless John Anderson, Founder and CEO, GroupCard Walter Paulsen, Business Development and Retail, Giiv Industry Watchdogs Liz Strauss, Social Web Strategist, Successful Blog Bastien Beauchamp, Founder & President, The Bees Awards Terry Starbucker, Co-Founder, SOBCon Loraine DeBonis, Editor-in-Chief, PayBefore Keynote Forecasting the Growth of Closed Loop Retailers: Market Research Trends and Projections Tim Sloane VP Client Services / Director, Prepaid Advisory Service Mercator Advisory Group Chair Associations and Keynote Rebekka Rea Assistant Director Retail Gift Card Association Kirsten Trusko President NBPCA “A High-Level Summit of the Prepaid Elite” 35 Speakers 11 Interactive Panels 2 Workshops 3 Days This year’s Prepaid Card Congress brings you a more focused, retailer driven agenda featuring two top associations, 16 leading brands, 7 regulatory experts, 5 groundbreaking technologies, 4 industry watchdogs, and the leader in market research… the only conference you need to attend in 2011. ■ Choose from 2 workshops covering the latest legislation and “big win” prepaid marketing campaigns ■ Get focused with “Compliance Control” and “Virtual and Mobile Innovation” breakout tracks ■ Experience up to 15 sessions in total, 11 of which are interactive panels ■ Go beyond business card exchanges and form new relationships at Day 1’s group wine outing - Driving Consumer Trends for Forward Thinkers - Leveraging Mobile Technology Innovation, Digitizing The Process, and Navigating the Evolving Legislative Landscape official association partner Media Partners Join WRG’s Network! Join “Prepaid Card Congress” Follow us on twitter.com/wrginnovation
  2. 2. 2 To Register: Call: 800-647-7600 or 781-939-2500 ■ Fax: 781-939-2543 ■ e-mail: info@worldrg.com ■ www.worldrg.com/prepaid Who Should Attend The Conference is Designed for Senior-Level Decision Makers such as: Directors Program Managers Managers Business Unit Leaders From the following Business Sectors: Retailers Direct Sellers Financial Institutions Non-Bank Financial institutions Remittance, Payday Loan, and Cash-Advance Businesses Tax-Preparation Firms Government Institutions Insurance Companies Healthcare Providers and Insurers Corporate HR and Benefits Divisions of Small, Medium and Large Businesses Payments Processors Mobile Payments Technology and Service Providers Card Associations Acquirers and ISOs Law Firms Prepaid Program Managers and Issuers Prepaid Marketers Loyalty, Incentives and Rewards Companies Payments Consultants and Analysts Register 3 attendees & the 4th attends free! Welcome to The 2nd Prepaid Card Congress! The for-you/ by-you agenda is designed to help your company leverage mobile technology innovation, digitize the prepaid process, navigate the evolving legislative landscape, and stay abreast of the game changing advances of prepaid innovation that are changing the industry. The Reality With the exponential advancement of mobile use and technology in the last decade, gifting, stored value, and loyalty programs are all coming together. The usability of mobile applications has created a seamless, virtual economy in which products and services are at consumer’s fingertips, literally. The US prepaid industry is rapidly catching up with Europe, and both retailers and consumers alike are moving toward new technology and innovation, from plastic and paychecks to SMS and email. Only by grasping the evolving industry landscape, and offering the right prepaid services to consumers will retailers maximize the leverage that innovation now offers. Keynote Addresses Tim Sloane, VP Client Services / Director, Prepaid Advisory Service, Mercator Advisory Group, brings his expertise and viewpoints to the stage, forecasting the growth of closed loop retailers with market research trends and 1, 3, and 5 year projections on the closed loop prepaid market, revenue, and growth. Rebekka Rea, Assistant Director, Retail Gift Card Association, offers the State of the Industry Address:What Is Moving The Needle In Prepaid Profits? Rebekka will provide feedback on the current marketplace and what is driving revenue, giving insight into the latest advances in prepaid offerings. Comprehensive Coverage on Legislation, Compliance, Marketing, and Technology Interactive Workshops • Card Compliant, LLC - Essential Training in Compliance Control: Adopting New Products in the Changing Legal Landscape and How to Best Prepare for What is Next • Foot Locker Giftcard Sales - Integrating Stored Value and Prepaid Gifts into Marketing Campaigns: Exploring “Big Win” Case Studies with the World’s Leading Brands Legislation and Compliance • NBPCA - Sharing the Latest From The Hill and Exploring the Role of Trade Associations in the Overall Industry • Green Dot Corporation - Evaluating the Top 10 Prepaid Compliance Issues and Strategies to Mitigate Risk • Federal Reserve System - Identifying and Mitigating Anti-Money Laundering and Fraud on Prepaid Products • USXpress - Examining the Growth of Prepaid Payroll and its Respective Legal Implications Prepaid Innovations • Plastic Jungle - Understanding the Evolving Secondary Market and How Gift Card Partners Will Respond • Transaction Wireless - Learning About the Past, Present and Future of Mobile Technology and How Consumers Have Evolved • Gap Inc - Evaluating the Latest Advances in Downloading And Redeeming Rewards Electronically • Giiv - Disruptive Innovations in Virtual and Mobile Gifting • GroupCard - How Group Gifting Could Shift the Prepaid Industry • Claim Jumper - Build, Buy or Partner: Innovating with Limited Budgets and IT Resource • SpaFinder - Diagnosing the Potential of Social Networking and How Prepaid Pays Off • Outback Steakhouse, Inc - Adding Value and Growing Your Closed Loop Gift Card Business Through Alternative Channels • Fandango - Balancing the Adoption Rate of Prepaid Mobile Applications and How Easily They Can be Integrated into Redeeming Systems The Networking World Research Group recognizes the importance of capturing new opportunities, strategies and connections. With 11 panels, 2 workshops, and a group wine tasting outing, interactive opportunities will drive relationship building. We are also delighted to offer extended networking breaks throughout the conference. We are serious in ensuring that your time at this conference is a great investment. Discounts Available We offer both group rates and other discounts. Register today by calling 800-647-7600 or 781-939-2500 to reserve your place. I look forward to greeting you personally in Las Vegas! Best regards, Jeffrey Chernick Conference Director Rebekka Rea Assistant Director Retail Gift Card Association Kirsten Trusko President NBPCA Dear Colleague, Prepaid Card Congress The 2nd Annual - Driving Consumer Trends for Forward Thinkers - Leveraging Mobile Technology Innovation, Digitizing The Process, and Navigating the Evolving Legislative Landscape
  3. 3. 3 To Register: Call: 800-647-7600 or 781-939-2500 ■ Fax: 781-939-2543 ■ e-mail: info@worldrg.com ■ www.worldrg.com/prepaid 8:30 AM Workshop Registration & Morning Coffee Pre-Conference Workshops ■ Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Workshop A: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Essential Training in Compliance Control: Adopting New Products in the Changing Legal Landscape and How to Best Prepare for What is Next Prepaid legislation is rapidly evolving, resulting in new, amended and evolving obligations for card issuers, program managers, retailer sellers, distributors, fulfillment companies, incentive companies, etc. Regulated aspects of prepaid cards touch and concern at a minimum, the legal department, accounting and finance department, compliance department, IT department, marketing team, sales personal and tax department of any company that operates a prepaid program. It is essential for program managers to stay informed and up to date on the latest policies, developments and legal requirements. It is equally important to establish an internal policy or process by which this information is shared within the company and to establish a process for engaging the necessary department response or action in a timely manner. Being prepared, knowledgeable and proactive is the best defense to costly litigation, fines, penalties and publicized complaints. By understanding why these laws are put into place, companies can better grasp what is in store for the future, and how to start preparing for such potential changes. Session topics include: • Providing industry feedback on the latest legislation and a discussion on the regulators rationale for laws and proposed laws • New products and regulatory compliance—Phone Apps, Mobile Commerce, E-cards, etc. • Insight on how the regulatory system works and the ways in which prepaid departments can best interface with the process to protect their interests • Discussion on sample internal policies for information sharing and why the other departments do or should care • Exploring alternative options and programs for program managers and issuers to comply with card regulations and keep up with the changes without having to substantially change their programs Phillip C. Rouse, Esquire Chairman & Chief Architect Card Compliant, LLC Chuck is a Founder and Managing Member of the law firm Douthit, Frets, Rouse, Gentile & Rhodes, LLC and has practiced extensively in the area of regulatory compliance for stored value card products. He has served as General Counsel for StoreFinancial Services, LLC, implementing, managing and addressing compliance issues for over 400+ card programs. He is the co-organizer of the Canadian Multi-Store Stored Value Card Coalition and has been actively involved in the legislative process pertaining to the card industry in Canada and the U.S. He is the inventor of the pending patent: Methods and Systems for Optimizing Escheat and Derecognizing of Prepaid Cards, Stored Value Cards, Credit Memos, and Electronic Payment Instruments. Chuck is also the Founder and Chairman of Card Compliant, LLC, a compliance specialty company serving the prepaid and stored value card industry. Card Complaint provides technology supported and processed solutions to regulatory compliance challenges encountered in administering card programs. Workshop B: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Integrating Stored Value and Prepaid Gifts into Marketing Campaigns: Exploring “Big Win” Case Studies that Led to Tangible Results with the World’s Leading Brands Today’s consumer is more intelligent and technologically savvy than every before, and it is up to retail brands to recognize this behavior and adopt. Instead of reviewing what hasn’t worked in the past, this workshop will focus on what has, evaluating past campaigns that have changed industries and established house hold names by producing tangible results. By integrating prepaid solutions into value added advertising and promotional programs, companies can leverage the consumer using their very addiction to innovation. Session topics include: • Learning from successful strategies and how to apply it to your own brand • Turning products around to make it a leading name, while laying the grounds for long term adoption rates • Finding the ideal marketing strategy that is the right fit for your customers, expanding market share and increasing profit margins along the way • Evaluating the selection process, and determining which type of pre-paid card (open-loop, closed-loop) and brand best fit your demographic audience, thus driving the behavior of the target audience more effectively • Investigating case studies of both successful and unsuccessful reward programs, and what team managers can learn from their customers Dennis O. Borst President / COO Foot Locker Giftcard Sales / Patriot Marketing Group Dennis Borst has more than 20 years in the media, promotions, CRM and incentives world. He has extensive experience with driving customer behavior, increasing employee performance and establishing brand identities. In the past, Dennis has worked with the NFL, McDonalds and Pfizer. Currently Dennis is working with Foot Locker, CBS Sports, Chevrolet, Jeep and Lexus. Additionally, Dennis has experience with customer acquisition and loyalty programs for major automobile manufacturers, wireless communications companies, pharmaceutical companies and dozens of other Fortune 1,000 companies. 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Group Outing – Wine Tasting
  4. 4. 4 To Register: Call: 800-647-7600 or 781-939-2500 ■ Fax: 781-939-2543 ■ e-mail: info@worldrg.com ■ www.worldrg.com/prepaid 7:30 Event Registration and Coffee 8:30 Co-Chairperson’s Opening Remarks Kirsten Trusko President NBPCA 8:45 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION State of the Industry Address: What is Moving the Needle in Prepaid Profits? • Providing feedback on the current marketplace and what is driving revenue • Giving insight into the latest advances in prepaid offerings • Evaluating the best return on investment in prepaid Rebekka Rea Assistant Director Retail Gift Card Association 9:30 FEATURED PRESENTATION The Front Lines for Prepaid: Sharing the Latest from the Hill and Exploring the Role of Trade Associations in the Overall Industry • Providing commentary on what’s happening in prepaid politics and how the industry will adopt • Evaluating trade associations and their significant role in shaping the future of compliance and legislation, and how that effects you and your brand • Sharing experiences directly from the The Hill, with insightful examples of how politics really work really behind the scenes Kirsten Trusko President NBPCA Talbott Roche Co-Founder and Senior Vice President Blackhawk Network 10:30 Networking Break & Refreshments 11:00 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION Forecasting the Growth of Closed Loop Retailers: Market Research Trends and Projections • Grasping the latest research and how it will affect the prepaid industry • 1, 3, and 5 year projections on the closed loop prepaid market, revenue, and growth • Integrating data and statistics into marketing campaigns and consumer adoption strategies Tim Sloane VP Client Services / Director, Prepaid Advisory Service Mercator Advisory Group 12:00 Networking Luncheon 1:00 FEATURED PRESENTATION Introducing Attendees to the World of Mobile: Learning About the Past, Present and Future of Mobile Technology and How Consumers Have Evolved • How to navigate and leverage the benefits of today’s mobile landscape • Understanding the level of consumer awareness and acceptance of mobile technology • Ways to apply mobile technology to enhance your customer experience Thomas E Niedbalski Jr. Vice President Sales & Marketing Transaction Wireless AFTERNOON TRACKS Track A: Virtual & Mobile Innovation Track B: Compliance Control 2:00 Panel DISCUSSION Disruptive Innovations in Virtual and Mobile Gifting: Utilizing Groundbreaking Technology In A Fractured Marketplace • Discussing with retailers their own experiences with innovative in-house and vendor technologies • Enhancing customer satisfaction with new stored value concepts • Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of prepaid applications with mobile solutions Steven Kane Senior VP Gift Sales SpaFinder Walter Paulsen Business Development and Retail Giiv Thomas E Niedbalski Jr Vice President Sales & Marketing Transaction Wireless Special Guest Retailer 2:00 Panel DISCUSSION Evaluating the Top 10 Prepaid Compliance Issues and Strategies to Mitigate Risk • Providing feedback on this year’s game changing legislative decisions and their affects on Prepaid Cards • Giving insight into The Card Act, the Patriot Act, and what to expect next • Exploring how to navigate and conduct business moving forward Scott Rodning Senior Manager - Marketing Operations - Gifting Solutions Best Buy Jeff Ross SVP, BSA/AML Compliance Officer Green Dot Corporation Elish A. Meyers, Esq Vice-President of Retail & Government Relations Card Compliant, LLC Gizelle Barany Senior Corporate Counsel Blackhawk Network, Inc. JiJi Park Partner Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP MAIN CONFERENCE DAY ONE ■ Wednesday, February 16, 2011
  5. 5. 5 To Register: Call: 800-647-7600 or 781-939-2500 ■ Fax: 781-939-2543 ■ e-mail: info@worldrg.com ■ www.worldrg.com/prepaid 2:45 Networking Break & Refreshments 2:45 Networking Break & Refreshments 3:00 Panel DISCUSSION Balancing the Adoption Rate of Prepaid Mobile Applications and How Easily They Can be Integrated into Redeeming Systems • Evaluating the capital expenditure of redemption systems at points of sale • Mitigating the risk around mobile offerings and consumer adoption • Learning from successful, and unsuccessful, case studies in the prepaid industry Jim Rowins Director of Promotional Sales Fandango, Inc. Lee Poskanzer Former Prepaid Services & New Business Development Staples Steven Kane Senior VP Gift Sales SpaFinder Bruce Salerno Director - Strategic Partnerships Value Pay Services, LLC, an IPC Company 3:00 FEATURED PRESENTATION Case Study: Examining the Growth of Prepaid Payroll and its Respective Legal Implications • Circumventing the traditional paycheck and payment methods to more advanced prepaid card systems • Issuing 8,500 multipurpose prepaid cards to drivers, who process approximately $50 million/month in prepaid activity • Complying with both state and federal statues that are in constant flux Ryan Rogers V.P. Treasury & Finance USXpress Company Profile: 7,800 trucks 24,000 trailers $1.5 billion in revenue 11,000 employees 4:00 Panel DISCUSSION Build, Buy or Partner: Innovating with Limited Budgets and IT Resources • Circumventing a lack of human, IT, and monetary resources • Communicating complex marketing campaigns in one streamlined way • Taking advantage of the services and tools offered by vendors Shaun Krusmark Director of Gift Card Sales Claim Jumper Walter Paulsen Business Development and Retail Giiv Meagan Giunta Gift Card Program Manager Aeropostale Loralei Abels President Fairway Rewards 4:00 Panel DISCUSSION Identifying and Mitigating Anti-Money Laundering and Fraud on Prepaid Products • Balancing market, customer, and counterparty risk • Leveraging lessons learned across areas • How to communicate with consumers when E-Certs are fake Jeff Ross SVP, BSA/AML Compliance Officer Green Dot Corporation Suzanne Williams Mgr BSA & AML Risk Federal Reserve System Susan Lea Smith Senior Trial Attorney, Asset Forfeiture & Money Laundering Section U.S. Department of Justice Elish A. Meyers, Esq Vice-President of Retail & Government Relations Card Compliant, LLC Phillip C. Rouse, Esquire Chairman & Chief Architect Card Compliant, LLC 5:00 PREPAID CARD CONGRESS COCKTAIL RECEPTION 5:00 PREPAID CARD CONGRESS COCKTAIL RECEPTION 8:30 Morning Coffee / Co-Chairperson’s Opening Remarks Rebekka Rea Assistant Director Retail Gift Card Association 9:30 Panel DISCUSSION Taking Plastic Out of the Process: Evaluating the Latest Advances in Downloading and Redeeming Rewards Electronically • Leveraging push SMS, email, and voice mail with feature rich systems and product offerings • Insuring the best user experience and instant gratification to customers on the go • Saving on inventory holding costs and fulfillment mail costs by abandoning the catalogue and point system Jim Rowins Director of Promotional Sales Fandango, Inc. Lee Poskanzer Former Prepaid Services & New Business Development Staples MAIN CONFERENCE DAY Two ■ Thursday, February 17, 2011
  6. 6. 6 To Register: Call: 800-647-7600 or 781-939-2500 ■ Fax: 781-939-2543 ■ e-mail: info@worldrg.com ■ www.worldrg.com/prepaid Peter Friend Founder Travelocity Incentives Stacey McAllister Director – Business Direct Gap Inc 10:15 Panel DISCUSSION Changing the Game: How Group Gifting Could Shift the Prepaid Industry • Practical examples of prepaid possibilities in group gifting and how the market will change • Current implementations of new group gifting services and how consumers are adopting • Risks associated with payment systems and how to circumvent them Scott Rodning Senior Manager - Marketing Operations - Gifting Solutions Best Buy Peter Friend Founder Travelocity Incentives John Anderson Founder and CEO GroupCard Bastien Beauchamp Founder & President The Bees Awards 11:00 Networking Break, Refreshments, and Visit with Our Sponsors 11:30 Panel DISCUSSION Understanding the Evolving Secondary Market and How Gift Card Partners Will Respond • Best practices and pitfalls for secondary trading • Evaluating the potential of the secondary market and how to position your brand early • What to tell your customers in order to leverage the secondary market Loraine DeBonis Editor-in-Chief PayBefore Scott Rodning Senior Manager - Marketing Operations - Gifting Solutions Best Buy Shaun Krusmark Director of Gift Card Sales Claim Jumper Marc Gendron VP of Business Development Plastic Jungle Stacey McAllister Director – Business Direct Gap Inc 12:15 Panel DISCUSSION Diagnosing the Potential of Social Networking and How Prepaid Pays Off • Leveraging the paramount success of Facebook and Twitter to promote brands • Balancing needed experimentation with execution • Setting the right goals and organizational metrics Liz Strauss Social Web Strategist Successful Blog Steven Kane Senior VP Gift Sales SpaFinder John Anderson Founder and CEO GroupCard Bastien Beauchamp Founder & President The Bees Awards Terry Starbucker Co-Founder SOBCon 1:15 Networking Luncheon 2:30 Panel DISCUSSION Adding Value and Growing Your Closed Loop Gift Card Business Through Alternative Channels • Formulating strategic plans around incentive marketing and third party channels • Learning creative practices to enter new market segments • Sharing case studies and testimonials directly from retailers Nick Balestino Manager – Award Partnerships Hallmark Business Connections Laura Parker Manager of Gift Cards OSI Restaurants / Outback Steakhouse, Inc Meagan Giunta Gift Card Program Manager Aeropostale Bruce Salerno Director - Strategic Partnerships Value Pay Services, LLC, an IPC Company Loralei Abels President Fairway Rewards 3:15 Conference Concludes
  7. 7. 7 To Register: Call: 800-647-7600 or 781-939-2500 ■ Fax: 781-939-2543 ■ e-mail: info@worldrg.com ■ www.worldrg.com/prepaid Registration Information HR / Benefits Executives, Consumer Banking, Retailer Register Before 12/17/2010 Register After 12/17/2010 Conference $ 695.00 $ 995.00 Conference + 1 Workshop $ 795.00 $ 1095.00 Conference + 2 Workshops $ 895.00 $ 1195.00 Standard Register Before 12/17/2010 Register After 12/17/2010 Conference $ 1295.00 $ 1595.00 Conference + 1 Workshop $ 1395.00 $ 1695.00 Conference + 2 Workshops $ 1495.00 $ 1795.00 Fee includes morning coffee, lunch, refreshments, and conference documentation. Please make checks payable to WRG Research, Inc. TEAM DISCOUNT: Register 3 team members from the same organization at the same time and the 4th team member attends FREE! (Valid only at regular registration rate.) SATISFACTION GUARANTEED: World Research Group stands behind the quality of its conferences. If you are not satisfied with the quality of the conference, a credit will be awarded towards a comparable World Research Group conference of your choice. PAYMENT POLICY/SUBSTITUTIONS/CANCELLATIONS: Registration fees must be paid by January 25, 2011. Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the conference. All cancellations received on or before January 25, 2011 will be subject to a $295 administrative charge. We regret that no refund for cancellations will be made after this date. In case of conference cancellation, World Research Group’s liability is limited to refund of the conference registration fee only. World Research Group reserves the right to alter this program without prior notice. All cancellations must be submitted in writing on or before 14 days prior to the conference date in order to receive a refund, minus cancellation fee. CONFERENCE VENUE: The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89109 Tel: 702.414.1000 Press permission: Press permission must be obtained prior to the event and is dependent upon the speakers’ approval. The press may not quote speakers or delegates unless they have obtained their approval in writing. Press passes do not include admittance to pre-event workshops. Partnership Opportunities Industry-specific events help 80% of B2B marketers reach decision makers, generate qualified leads, and build brand awareness. According to American Business Media, B2B events are ranked #1 for helping business decision makers find out about new products and services. At WRG, we spend our time understanding the business needs of the primary market. Our conferences and seminars are designed to ensure the delivery of the most pertinent and timely content on new product and services. That’s why 95% of companies attending WRG programs make a point of returning. We view solution providers as partners and assist them in: • Being more effective in reaching the target audience before, at and after the face-to-face experience • Gaining direct and personal access to potential clients • Maximizing the investment in making connections and developing relationships • Organizing face-to-face meetings • Becoming part of the decision making to enhance the conference/seminar program experience • Consulting as their editorial content advisor • Creating an experience that matches the client’s goals to the market’s needs • Coming away with leads and a positive ROI Specific partnership opportunities with WRG depend on how we can best meet the needs of the individual client. We work closely with clients to create a worthwhile investment. Examples of participation from solution providers include, but are not limited to: On-site service demos • Topic matter expertise • Exhibiting Reception/luncheon/breakfast sponsorship • Compendium sponsor Specialized track hosts • Discussion group leaders • Topic moderators For more information on WRG partnership opportunities, please contact Mark Bernard at 646-723-8012 or email at mark.bernard@worldrg.com. official association partner Media Partners The Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA) is a nonprofit, inter-industry trade association that supports the growth and success of network branded prepaid cards and represents the common interests of the many players in this new and rapidly growing payment category. The NBPCA’s members include financial institutions, card organizations, processors, program managers, marketing and incentive companies, card distributors and law firms. The NBPCA’s Working Groups drive the activities of the Association for its more than 42 members. For additional information, visit www.NBPCA.org. Leebug is a free, interactive social networking site for people attending conferences. It allows event participants to network before, during and after an event. It provides tools to make every connection a strategic one and empowers interactions that will enhance the users ability to build relationships. For more information, visit: www.leebug.com Paybefore’s 360-degree coverage of prepaid and stored value card issues gives industry professionals the news, analysis and perspectives they need to make solid, informed decisions to help their businesses grow and prosper. Paybefore delivers content through a number of properties (Paybefore.com, Paybefore News, Paybefore News International, Paybefore Update, Paybefore Legal, Paybefore Magazine, and the Paybefore Buyer’s Guide). Subscribe today at http://www.paybefore.com/subscribe/ Connect : Communicate : Create - The Point of Purchase Online Network has become one of the fastest growing internet based resources in the Packaging, Display, Retail and Printing Industries. Guided by our vision to remain an unbiased information super-highway, POPON continues to make major strides by leveraging the power of collaboration which enables us to provide unparalleled insight to professionals like you. Please take a moment to visit popon. net and explore the wealth of information at your fingertips. www.popon.net Rate: $169 plus $17 resort fee Cut off date: January 24, 2011
  8. 8. featured panelists from: Best Buy Aeropostale Successful Blog Value Pay Services Travelocity Incentives U.S. Department of Justice Hallmark Business Connections Fairway Rewards The Bees Awards PayBefore SOBCon Giiv WRG Research, Inc. 500 West Cummings Park, STE 5400 Woburn, MA 01801 ATTENTION MAILROOM: If undeliverable to addressee, this important time-sensitive information should be forwarded to your Marketing Director. Please do not remove label PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID SALEM, NH PERMIT #151 FW11006 WEBSITE www.worldrg.com/ prepaid 4 Easy Ways to Register PHONE 800-647-7600 781-939-2500 outside the U.S. E-MAIL info@worldrg.com MAIL WRG Research, Inc. 500 West Cummings Park STE 5400 Woburn, MA 01801 (Registrations and Payments Only) February 15–17, 2011 ■ The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino ■ Las Vegas, NV ■ Essential Training in Compliance Control Card Compliant, LLC ■ Sharing the Latest from the Hill and Exploring The Role of Trade Associations in the Overall Industry NBPCA ■ Evaluating the Top 10 Prepaid Compliance Issues and Strategies to Mitigate Risk Green Dot Corporation ■ Identifying and Mitigating Anti-Money Laundering and Fraud on Prepaid Products Federal Reserve System ■ Integrating Stored Value and Prepaid Gifts into Marketing Campaigns Foot Locker Giftcard Sales ■ Disruptive Innovations in Virtual and Mobile Gifting Giiv ■ Understanding the Evolving Secondary Market and How Gift Card Partners Will Respond Plastic Jungle ■ Learning About the Past, Present and Future of Mobile Technology and How Consumers Have Evolved Transaction Wireless ■ Evaluating the Latest Advances in Downloading and Redeeming Rewards Electronically Gap Inc ■ How Group Gifting Could Shift the Prepaid Industry GroupCard ■ Build, Buy or Partner: Innovating with Limited Budgets and IT Resources Claim Jumper ■ Diagnosing the Potential of Social Networking and How Prepaid Pays Off SpaFinder ■ Adding Value and Growing Your Closed Loop Gift Card Business Through Alternative Channels Outback Steakhouse, Inc ■ Balancing the Adoption Rate of Prepaid Mobile Applications and How Easily They Can be Integrated into Redeeming Systems Fandango Prepaid Card Congress The 2nd Annual World Research Group presents - Driving Consumer Trends for Forward Thinkers - Leveraging Mobile Technology Innovation, Digitizing The Process, and Navigating the Evolving Legislative Landscape Interactive Sessions with Industry Leaders

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