Retail Gift Card Association Opens Registration for 2019 RGCA Forum

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Three-day event held in late September will explore the issues and trends impacting the closed-loop gift card industry.

At this year’s conference there will be hundreds of gift card industry professionals in attendance that will learn valuable intel to help them continue to innovate and transform the role gift cards play in people’s lives.

The Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA), the only nonprofit trade organization representing the closed-loop gift card industry, announced today that registration is open for its annual RGCA Forum this September 30 through October 2, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona. Early bird rates are available through June 30.

Gift card industry professionals with an equitable interest in the closed-loop ecosystem are encouraged to attend the RGCA Forum. The event attracts retailers, gift card program managers, technology companies that leverage gift cards, manufacturers, distributors, processors, secondary exchange sites and third-party resellers. Forum will host distinguished retail and payments executives who will deliver in-depth keynotes and sessions focusing on the evolution, uses, and hot topics surrounding gift cards as forms of branded currency, incentives, marketing tools, and more.

The 2019 Forum sessions will deliver insights on numerous topics such as:

  • A Research-Based State of the Industry Report
  • Digital Innovation – eGifts, Payment Apps, Digital Wallets
  • Building Blocks for a Successful Gift Card Program
  • How to Expand Gift Card Programs Globally
  • Gift Card Program Best Practices
  • Regulatory Updates Critical to Gift Card Programs
  • A Deep Dive into B2B Gift Card Applications

“The RGCA Forum has catalyzed growth and development of the closed-loop gift card terrain. At this year’s conference there will be hundreds of gift card industry professionals in attendance that will learn valuable intel to help them continue to innovate and transform the role gift cards play in people’s lives,” said Jayne Stegemiller, RGCA Board Chair. “Show attendees will have access to exclusive industry research, best practices, and insights from top experts—and will take away a better understanding of how to leverage gift cards as valuable branded payments tools.”

The 2019 Forum will be held at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass located at 5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Boulevard in Phoenix, Arizona. To register for the event, click here.

More than 90 RGCA member brands work collaboratively to protect, promote and enhance the use of retail gift cards as ways to enable, enrich, and encourage commerce. Members collectively fuel consumer confidence in the industry, evolve best practices for gift card programs and optimize emerging opportunities to meet contextual commerce demand. For more information, including details on becoming a member, visit http://www.theRGCA.org.

About the Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA)
The Retail Gift Card Association is the nonprofit trade association that represents the closed-loop gift category. The Association’s mission is to protect, promote and enhance the use of retail gift cards as forms of branded currency and stored value solutions that enable, enrich, and encourage commerce in today’s digital age. All RGCA members abide by a Code of Principles that supports consumer-friendly policies for the purchase and redemption of closed-loop gift cards. RGCA’s membership is comprised of retailers from all sectors, including restaurants, general merchandise, apparel, sporting and leisure, and non-retailers. For more information, visit us at http://www.thergca.org.

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