UKGCVA Conference 2020 – Driving the industry forward 

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Day 1 – Gift Card Lab


08.30 – Registration
09.30 – Welcome from GCVA & SVS lead sponsor
09.45 – A word from the The Gift Card Lab sponsor Blackhawk Network
09.50 – Overview of the UK Retail Market and Gift Card Industry 2019 including KPMG / GCVA Data Report

10.20 – Industry Hot Topics: Legal


10.45 Break


11.20 – Industry Hot Topics: Tax
11.35 – Panel Discussion: Industry Hot Topics – Fraud & Security
12.05 – Panel Discussion: Putting Wellbeing at the Centre of the Gift Card Industry


13.00 Lunch


14.15 – Panel Discussion: Talking about your Generation…do you Know Your Audience?
14.55 – Industry Hot Topics: Brexit


15.20 Break


15.55 – Panel Discussion: The Art of Mobile Payments
16.25 – Panel Discussion: Uncovering your Programme’s Profitability and Deploying the Right Tools’
16.55 – GCVA’s Got Talent – Members’ Innovation Showcase
17.30 – The Gift Card Lab closes

17.30 and 18.15 – Buses will leave from outside the conference for the party

18.00-Midnight – GCVA Opening Party, in partnership with Fiserv


Day 1 ONLY:  GCVA 101
Silent Conferencing – New for 2020
Attendees to the 50-seater, cabaret-style room will enjoy using the latest conference technology while gaining knowledge and useful industry information.


10.20 – Top 10 Tips to the Gift Card Industry
11.40 – Industry Hot Topics: Crypto Currencies
12.15 – PR / Marketing and Social Media Top Tips


13.00 Lunch


15.45 – B2B, What’s it all about? Growing your Programme
16.25
 – Panel Discussion: International
17.30 – GCVA 101 closes

Spotlight Stage @ The Gift Card Lab – Spotlight sessions will run throughout the day at The Gift Card Lab, featuring key sponsors and exhibitors

Networking Card Exchange
Pre conference, connect with other delegates and meet in the Networking Hub sponsored by InComm

Meet The Expert
Book 1-2-1 Sessions with Legal & VAT Experts at the Meet & Greet stand
in the Hub (subject to availability)


Day 2 – Driving the Industry Forward


08.30 – Registration
09.20 – Welcome & Introduction GCVA
09.35 – A Word from our Lead Sponsor – SVS
09.45 – Valuing the Industry – 2020 Research & White Paper supported by Blackhawk Network
10.15 – KPMG: An Overview of the Retail Market
10.35 – Panel Discussion: The Future of the Gift Card Industry


11.05 Break


11.40 – SVS Overview of the Global Market
12.00 – Panel Discussion: 30 Minute Gift Card Challenge
12.30 – GCVA Charity 2020: Introduction


12.45 Lunch
Conference 2020 App, Dedicated GCVA Conference App — Connect with delegates, full agenda, all conference
App Name: Swapcard
Event Code: GCVA2020


14.00 – Drumming to a New Beat
Keynote: Reimagination featuring James Wallman & Mark Essex


15.15 Break


15.50 – Saving the Planet and the Industry’s Role including the GCVA pledge
16.30 – GCVA’s Got Talent: Members’ Innovation Showcase Final
17.00 – End of Day 2: Conference closes