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March 20, 2015

Ten awards, ten winners at Prepaid Middle East Summit 2015

The Sixth Annual Prepaid Middle East Awards in association with Visa took place at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, UAE on 18 March.

By Anna Milne

Silver sponsors were i2c, Tuxedo Money Solutions and atam worldwide kiosk solutions.

Hosted by Cards International, the summit showcased new prepaid innovation across the region as well as panel discussion and leading industry speakers. The conference culminated in an evening awards ceremony and dinner.

Douglas Blakey, group editor, consumer finance, Timetric said that the broad span of winners representing a wide range of sectors and territories indicated the region’s readiness to make waves globally.

"The one-day conference, sponsored by Visa, is one of the world’s leading electronic payments networks and attracted more than 150 delegates. It has become a point of reference for the industry and the most authoritative recognition of industry excellence," said Blakey.

Visa sponsored the awards for the sixth year running.

Full list of Awards and winners

Innovation – Rewards & loyalty
Emirates Islamic Bank

Innovation – Product
United Bank of Africa – Cameroon

Marketing Campaign – Best use of segmentation
Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait

Marketing Campaign
Commercial Bank of Qatar

Open Loop
Bank AlJazira

CSC Bank

Prepaid Service Provider
Majid Al Futtaim Finance

Corporate/Government Programme
Commercial Bank of Dubai

Prepaid Mobile App/Wallet
Kuwait Finance House

Financial Inclusion Award
Banque Libano Francaise

Editor’s Special Award
Etihad Airways

Personality of the Year
Rabih Sfeir, of C3 Card

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