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June 3, 2010

And the winner is…

The Cards and Payments Conference and Awards 2010, held in Madrid, attracted some of the industrys leading lights to celebrate excellence in the industry. Attendees had to contend with flight cancellations as a result of the Icelandic ash cloud on their way, but plenty made it along to see Barclaycard claim two top awards at the event.

By Verdict Staff

Photo of Tiziana Natale with SIA-SSB’s awardThe Cards and Payments Conference and Awards 2010, held in Madrid, attracted some of the industry’s leading lights to celebrate excellence in the industry.

Attendees had to contend with flight cancellations as a result of the Icelandic ash cloud on their way, but plenty made it along to see Barclaycard claim two top awards at the event.

Along with the food, drinks and presentations, there was plenty of time for some industry gossip. There was talk of an upcoming change at Citi’s processing business; rumours about BNP Paribas’ difficulties in the Spanish market; and details of some controversial pictures that customers have tried to load onto their card products through Serverside’s personalisation feature.

The awards were part of a day-and-a-half conference on 18-19 May run by VRL, the publisher of Cards International. It featured an international line-up of speakers, including industry keynotes from Enrique Barthe, head of innovation at BBVA; and Luke Olbrich, head of debit, Europe, for MasterCard.

There were also presentations from Maria Lorenzo, payments director of Banco Popular on debit, customer line strategy and profitability; Ruth Wandhöfer, head of EMEA payments strategy and market policy at Citigroup; and Jose-Maria Buey, head of regional development at Deutsche Bank – both on SEPA.

The event was VRL’s second of the year in the cards and payments area. The first, covered in our last edition, was Prepaid Middle East. The next is Prepaid Summit Europe on 12-13 October, to be held in Milan. Last year, the event attracted 350 delegates. More details are currently available on the website. Information will also be featured in upcoming editions of Cards International.

It will include exclusive VRL research on banks and retailers in the prepaid industry, conducted by Polymath Consulting and sponsored by MasterCard.

See also: Barclaycard glitters at CI Awards, Picking the winners

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