Getting ahead in the digital age - 3rd Co-Brand EMEA

Date: 21 Feb 2018    Location: London, UK    Delegates: 50+

Photo: Co-Brand 2017 Conference in London

The new EU Interchange Rules are now the norm. So how does the future look? As we enter a very digital age with much more regulation, like the GDPR, is there a future for co-brands? So the theme for the 3rd Co-Brand EMEA is how to get firmly ahead in the digital age.

As money moves away from cards and turns in to cryptocurrencies and bank transfers, what are the opportunities? Does debit come in to play? Are providers finding new opportunities - like corporate cards - now that the new rules have "bedded in?"  This event brings together front line practitioners managing co-branded credit cards, as well as the companies that support them, to discuss, debate and learn about these issues and how to get ahead in the co-brand marketplace.

Registration is only $249.00 USD for merchants (e.g. airlines, retailers, etc.) and $499.00 USD (Financial Services companies & vendors/suppliers) for payment by credit card on/before Friday, 12th of January. Registration is $100 additional for payment by bank transfer.


9:30am - 10:00am
Registration, Coffee & Networking

10:00am - 10:10am
Chairman's Welcome Remarks
• David Edwards, Director International Partnerships, Auriemma Consulting Group

10:10am - 10:40am
Establishing a Co-Brand with an Airline Coalition Program:  Lessons from HK Express' Reward-U program
• Steven Greenway, CEO, Reward-U

10:40am - 11:10am
How to RFP your Program:  Key Ways to sell the power of your customer base
• Alan Lias, Consultant & former VP Customer Loyalty & Ancillaries, Virgin Atlantic

11:10am - 11:40am
The View from the Front Line:  Interview with leading industry practitioners
• Speakers to be announced

11:25am - 12:05pm
Coffee Break & Networking

12:05pm - 1:00pm
Panel Discussion: Regulatory Update & Implications:  From GDPR to Regulated Interchange can we take advantage of the regulatory environment?
GDPR is going to have a major impact on marketing and co-brands will not be immune.  Add in regulated interchange and it is almost a perfect storm.  This panel will address how to manage these issues and challenges

• Michael Smith, Managing Partner, Ai Events

Presenters & Panellists:
GDPR • Iain Pringle, Business Development Director, United Networks (invited)
....others to be announced

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Lunch & Networking

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Do Customers Still Value Co-Brands?
• Robert Burgess, Editor, Head for Points

3:00pm -3:30pm:
Corporate Cards:  A co-branding opportunity?
• Madeleine Anderson, Director, Company Evolution

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Coffee Break & Networking

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Insights to the UK Card Market
• Marianne Berry, MD Payment Insights, Auriemma Consulting Group

4.45pm - 5:00pm
End of Conference: Summation & Retrospective
• Michael Smith, Managing Partner, Ai

5:00pm - 9:00pm
Drinks & Networking followed by Ai Networking Evening with Avis-Budget Group (You may register free-of-charge for only this annual networking session for loyalty & travel industry industry executives with the Avis-Budget International Partnerships team.)

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The Royal College of Physicians in Regent's Park
Council Chamber
11 St. Andrews Place
London NW1 4LE
Tel: 44 (0) 207 935 1174

Map and directions:

Nearest Tube Stations: 
Great Portland Street or Regent's Park

Wednesday, 21st of February 2018, 9:30am - 6:30pm

Need a Hotel in London?:
If you are planning on staying in London, you can book a local hotel by clicking on the icon below and visiting Ai's affiliate hotel reservations webpage. Any hotel in Regent's Park area will be within walking distance. The two hotels closest to the conference venue are the Melia White House and the Holiday Inn Regent's Park.


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With a comprehensive range of sponsorship options available, from exhibition space to sharing your marketing material with delegates,  we will create a unique opportunity to promote you brand and/or product.

Who comes to an Ai Event?

Ai Events focus very much on content.  We have industry practitioners as speakers sharing their insights in to the key issues of the day.  We don’t sell speaking slots which means our presentations are not sales pitches thus attracting delegates who want to keep up to date with innovations and best practice.  Most airline, hotel and travel industry delegates are senior decision makers.  From SVP, VP and Director level our delegates are predominately the people doing the job and making purchasing decisions.  

For more in-depth information, relating to our different events, on the make up of our delegates, please ask for our Media Pack.

What sponsorships items are available?

We work with our sponsors to customise their sponsorship package to their corporate objectives and budget.  Our sponsorship items start from US$999 and can be tailored to your exact requirement.

Some of the options available include:

► Exhibition space - great brand presence and your chance to speak with delegates during breaks
► Brand awareness at the event with sponsorship of coffee breaks, networking receptions.   We aim to get your brand out there in front of your target audience
► Establishing your brand as an industry thought leader via white papers /other specialist content on the Ai website, promotion of your messages on the relevant event website
► We also can run webinars and promote your content to our extensive worldwide database of airline, hotel and travel industry executives

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