Emerging Payments Organisation
The Emerging Payments Association (EPA), established in 2008, connects the payments ecosystem, encourages innovation, and drives profitable business growth for payments companies. Its goals are to strengthen and expand the payments industry to the benefit of all stakeholders.
It achieves this by delivering a comprehensive programme of activities for members with help from an independent Advisory Board, which addresses key issues impacting the industry. These activities include:
- A programme of 70 events annually
- An annual black-tie award ceremony
- Leading industry change projects
- Lobbying activities
- Training and development
- Research, reports and white papers
The EPA has over 130 members and is growing at 30% annually. Its members come from across the payments value chain; including payments schemes, banks and issuers, merchant acquirers, PSPs, retailers, and more. These companies have come together, from across the UK and internationally, to join our association, collaborate, and speak with a unified voice. You can view its current members by selecting this link.
Emerging Payments Awards
The Emerging Payments Awards will take place at the Hilton London Park Lane Hotel on 10th October 2018 and is the highlight of the payments innovation calendar in the UK. The Awards recognises excellence and innovation in payments. With over 8 hours of networking time, this prestigious event is where relationships are formed and reputations are built. Now in its eleventh year, the Awards is attended by an international audience of over 700 senior decision makers from across the entire emerging payments value chain. The Awards is curated by an international panel of judges and are renowned for recognising only the very best innovations in the ecosystem.
This year’s Award will be hosted by sell-out stand-up Canadian/Irish comedian, Katherine Ryan. Known for co-hosting ‘Your face or mine’ alongside Jimmy Carr and appearance in numerous national TV programmes in the US, Canada and the UK, this year’s Awards is bound to be an unforgettable experience.