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Day 2: seminar preview

Written by on March 21, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

If you didn’t attend Cards and Payments Australasia yesterday, today is your last chance to head to the Sydney convention and exhibition centre. You can attend a series of FREE educational seminars taking place on the exhibition floor. Click here to view programme. You can register here or onsite. See you soon.

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Australia’s largest Retail exhibition opens at 10:00AM tomorrow!

Australia’s largest Retail exhibition opens at 10:00AM tomorrow!

Written by on March 20, 2012 in Uncategorized with 24 Comments

FREE educational seminars will be running over the 2-day exhibition . Here’s a preview to what is taking place: Retail Innovation theatre: 10.15- 10.45 ” Revolutionising retail behaviour through cash rewards” , Russell Bullen, Digital Director, Pay Back Cash 11.00 – 11.30  “Beyond Payment – Revolutionising the retail experience with NFC” , Jamie Conyngham, CEO […]

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GIFTANGO LAUNCHES DIGITAL GIFT CARDS IN AUSTRALIA

GIFTANGO LAUNCHES DIGITAL GIFT CARDS IN AUSTRALIA

Written by on March 19, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Signing 19 national brands, 10 loyalty and reward programs and offering the first digital gift card platform with email, mobile and Facebook delivery capabilities in Australia. Leading digital gift card provider Giftango will launch their egift card platform to the Australian market this month. Founded in 2005, the US based company provides a unique e-commerce […]

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VIDEO: WHAT’S NEXT IN PAYMENT INNOVATION – VISA AT CARDS & PAYMENTS 2012

VIDEO: WHAT’S NEXT IN PAYMENT INNOVATION – VISA AT CARDS & PAYMENTS 2012

Written by on March 19, 2012 in Technology with 0 Comments

  If you want to know what's next in payment innovation, click here and visit Visa's new blog and watch Country Manager, Vipin Kalra's video. Here is an overview: 38 percent of Generation Y would like to eliminate cash altogether from their wallets compared to 14 percent of Baby Boomers. Nearly one in two mobile […]

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Visa launches Australian blog

Visa launches Australian blog

Written by on March 19, 2012 in Technology with 0 Comments

Visa has launched the Visa Viewpoints Australia blog, their latest communication channel designed to provide up-to-date news, issues and trends affecting the industry. In this forum, you will hear from our Australian executive team as well as special guest bloggers. Visit the blog by clicking here. Visa are the  official ‘Payment innovation partner' of the […]

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FIS presents FREE educational seminars at Cards & Payments Australasia 2012

FIS presents FREE educational seminars at Cards & Payments Australasia 2012

Written by on March 8, 2012 in NFC, Technology with 1 Comment

FIS are Diamond Sponsors at the upcoming Cards & Payments Australasia event.  You can attend their FREE educational seminars below: Day 1 & Day 2 at 11:00am -11:30am in the NFC & Mobile payments theatre "Prepaid and mobile payments – the winning combination" presented by Matt Collicoat, Director of Product Delivery, FIS Australasia Day 1 […]

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FIS™All-Channel Experience at Cards & Payments Australasia 2012

FIS™All-Channel Experience at Cards & Payments Australasia 2012

Written by on March 8, 2012 in Technology with 0 Comments

FISâ„¢ is delighted to present the All-Channel Experience: a real-time application of FIS' products and services. Based on their award-winning technology, you will experience a hands-on demonstration of a fully integrated channel strategy across all delivery channels from the branch and call centre, to mobile and Internet banking. Read more about this here. FISâ„¢ are […]

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Taking Control of Mobile Contactless Payments

Taking Control of Mobile Contactless Payments

Written by on March 2, 2012 in NFC, Technology with 0 Comments

  Mobile contactless payments, often also referred to as NFC (Near Field Communications) payments, is without doubt an emerging and major payment mechanism but the speed of adoption and mass rollout that has been forecast has not yet materialised. Bell ID provides advanced lifecycle management software for smart cards, NFC phones and security tokens. They […]

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Western Australian Iron Ore export facility installs RFID traffic management system

Western Australian Iron Ore export facility installs RFID traffic management system

Written by on March 2, 2012 in RFID with 0 Comments

  POAGS has installed an RFID based vehicle traffic management system developed in conjunction with Australian solution developer Ramp RFID. When operating a major iron ore export facility it is crucial that the management of heavy vehicles arriving at and moving through the facility be precise, reliable and safe. To ensure the most efficient traffic […]

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Top five reasons to opt for plastic gift cards over paper vouchers

Top five reasons to opt for plastic gift cards over paper vouchers

Written by on March 1, 2012 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment

Here are the top 5 reasons to opt for plastic cards over paper vouchers – Thanks to Ceridian Stored Value Solutions for this contribution. You can download the full complimentary paper here. 1. In surveys, 75% of customers have reported they prefer plastic gift cards to paper vouchers. 2. Retailers report on average 200%-400% growth […]

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#RBA to take aim at ongoing bank glitches

#RBA to take aim at ongoing bank glitches

Written by on February 29, 2012 in Technology with 0 Comments

  The Reserve Bank is taking aim at banks over the handling of electronic glitches that routinely bungle payments and prevent people from accessing their funds online and through automated teller machines. As reported by Sydney Morning Herald on 21 Feb 2012. The RBA’s Payments System Board said yesterday it is seeking industry views on […]

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#Commbank glitch fixed

#Commbank glitch fixed

Written by on February 29, 2012 in Technology with 0 Comments

The bank announced its services were running properly again on its Twitter page, saying: “ATM & EFTPOS services have been restored. We apologise sincerely for any inconvenience this caused. Let us know if you have further issues”. The bank’s services were affected for at least eight hours.  A spokesman said the bank experienced a “payment […]

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#CommBank ATMs crash nationwide

#CommBank ATMs crash nationwide

Written by on February 29, 2012 in NFC, Technology with 0 Comments

  #Commonwealth Bank’s ATM and eftpos services have crashed across Australia, with the bank scrambling to fix the problem. As reported on Sydney Morning Herald this morning. The bank was flooded with complaint calls this morning, with many customers unable to withdraw cash using ATMs or pay using eftpos. #CommBank said it was a “transaction […]

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How Coles is winning the marketing battle with Woolworths

How Coles is winning the marketing battle with Woolworths

Written by on February 27, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

  Are you familiar with Simon McDowell? He's the Marketing Director at Coles. At The Retail Show, Simon will be demonstrating the strategy that is seeing Coles winning the marketing battle with Woolworths,  with a branding transformation from the ‘outside in and the inside out'. The session will take place on Day 1 of The […]

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Want to know more about Cards & Payments Innovation

Want to know more about Cards & Payments Innovation

Written by on February 23, 2012 in Prepaid with 0 Comments

  Then you should visit the Cards & Payments innovation theatre at the Cards & payments exhibition on 20-21 March 2012. Here is a preview to what is taking place: Day 1 How Digital Gift Cards Work presented by Mark Fletcher, CMO, Giftango The Future of Loyalty – Trends that are shaping our collective futures […]

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Oberthur Technologies ‘NFC Now’ offer to be showcased at Cards & Payments Australasia 2012

Oberthur Technologies ‘NFC Now’ offer to be showcased at Cards & Payments Australasia 2012

Written by on February 23, 2012 in Mobile, NFC, Technology with 0 Comments

  Oberthur Technologies ‘Silver Sponsor' at Cards & Payments Australasia will be showcasing their ‘NFC Now' offer on the exhibition floor at stand 45. The emerging market of NFC services is taking a turn. Pilots conducted worldwide during the last five years showed the great interest of end-users but also demonstrated the limits of a […]

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Over 60+ FREE seminars available at Cards & Payments Australasia 2012

Over 60+ FREE seminars available at Cards & Payments Australasia 2012

Written by on February 21, 2012 in NFC, Prepaid, RFID with 0 Comments

  If you haven't yet seen the 60+ FREE seminars available at the upcoming Cards & Payments Australasia 2012 event, then you need to click here and download the full programme. Then you can click here to fast track your entry to the show. By attending your will learn how to: Capitalise on the latest […]

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How retailers can use social media to drive sales

How retailers can use social media to drive sales

Written by on February 21, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

David Anstee, Innovation Manager, 7-Eleven recently gave an excellent presentation in 2011 about how retailers can use social media to drive sales. Check out the presentation here > The latest strategy and innovation in retail will be shared at the retail industries foremost tech innovation conference The Retail Show taking place on 20-21 March 2012 […]

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Costco invests further $140 million in Australia

Costco invests further $140 million in Australia

Written by on February 21, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

  Wholesale giant Costco has committed to investing a further $140 million in Australia as it maintains its store roll-out program. Costco currently have three stores in Australia and are now look to more open in Victoria, NSW and well as Queensland in 2012. Costco's Australian sales revenue reached nearly $250 million in the year […]

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Attend FREE educational seminars at the #RetailShow Australia

Attend FREE educational seminars at the #RetailShow Australia

Written by on February 14, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

    Did you know that you can attend FREE educational seminars at the Retail Show Australia? Here is a preview to some of the sessions taking place on Day 1: Revolutionising retail behaviour through cash rewards Success with Mobile Loyalty Maximizing Gift Card Sales – SVS reveals the untapped potential of cards The impact […]

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Giftango’s digital gift cards extends e-commerce gifting capabilities

Giftango’s digital gift cards extends e-commerce gifting capabilities

Written by on February 14, 2012 in Prepaid with 0 Comments

  Enhancements to Giftango's enterprise digital gift card and stored value promotions platform have greatly extended e-commerce gifting capabilities. Furthermore, these changes represent the first platform to elegantly combine plastic gift card sales alongside a high-end digital ecommerce engine. The solution, allows a shopper to purchase eGift cards that feature multiple card designs, delivery to […]

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The Retail Show Australia, resources available online

The Retail Show Australia, resources available online

Written by on February 13, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

  Have you seen our list of resources available online? Here is a preview to what you can download now: Retail Show conference brochure Giftango white paper on Digital cards, POS and scanners Giftango article – Selling plastic and digital gift cards Giftango article – Converting plastic gift cards to digital Go to list of […]

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Bring your team to Cards & Payments Australasia in 2012

Bring your team to Cards & Payments Australasia in 2012

Written by on February 7, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

  There's so much great content available at the 2012 Cards & Payments Australasia event that you can't possibly cover it alone! So here's our special offer for you: Send 3 delegates and save 10% Send 6 delegates and save 20% Send 8 delegates and save 25% Register your team now With 6 conferences available […]

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Early bird ending for The Retail Show Australia 2012

Early bird ending for The Retail Show Australia 2012

Written by on February 7, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

  Just letting you know that the early bird to attend the Retail Show Australia ends this Friday. You will save up to $160 if you register today. To download the full conference brochure and see who's speaking, click here Here are a few reasons why you should attend: You will hear from a top […]

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RAMP- Gold sponsor at #RFID World Australia 2012

RAMP- Gold sponsor at #RFID World Australia 2012

Written by on February 6, 2012 in RFID with 0 Comments

RAMP is Australia's leading long range #RFID solution provider, specialising in asset tracking, vehicle tracking & people tracking. Experts in implementing robust, cost effective solutions, RAMP’s methodology is to work closely with their customers to understand their needs and pain points and where a compelling ROI exists, implement solutions to improve business performance. RAMP are […]

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#RFID World Australia 2012 –the earlier you book the more you save!

#RFID World Australia 2012 –the earlier you book the more you save!

Written by on February 6, 2012 in RFID with 0 Comments

  Book before Friday, February 10 and take advantage of the special offer available to attend RFID World Australia. Join over 200 industry leading organisations who have registered for this awesome event! Network with the ICT director, logistics manager, payment schemes, RFID solution providers like Neco Can, Former CIO, Abercrombie & Fitch, The Gap and […]

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#RFID tracking used on newborns

#RFID tracking used on newborns

Written by on February 6, 2012 in RFID with 0 Comments

    The Basque National Health System has launched a neonatal security system designed to monitor and protect new-born infants using RFID technology. As reported on RFIDNews.org When a pregnant woman is admitted to hospital, she is provided a tag with a unique identification which can be read in all the maternity zones. When the […]

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Preview to FREE on-floor seminars at Cards & Payments Australasia 2012

Preview to FREE on-floor seminars at Cards & Payments Australasia 2012

Written by on February 3, 2012 in Mobile, NFC, Prepaid, RFID, Social Media, Technology with 0 Comments

Over 60 FREE on-floor seminars are available at Cards & Payments Australasia and we are inviting you to pre-register online now for your seats! Here is a preview to some of the sessions you can register for: How your channels strategy can be used as a competitive differentiator to set you apart in the market. […]

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Registration for FREE access to #Cards & Payments Australasia is now open!

Registration for FREE access to #Cards & Payments Australasia is now open!

Written by on February 2, 2012 in Technology with 0 Comments

  Registration to attend the exhibition is now open! Reserve your place now. Here are just a few reasons why you should visit: Over 50 Free educational seminars themed around Cards & Payment Innovation, NFC & Mobile payments, Digital ID & payment security & Retail Innovation. You can view the full seminar programme here > […]

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Shoppers spend more in coming months

Shoppers spend more in coming months

Written by on January 31, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

  Shoppers are tipped to spend more in February and March than they did in early 2011. As reported by Inside Retail. However, it wont be enough to set the retail world on fire. Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) CEO Kate Carnell said a better-than-expected 3.1 per cent increase in retail trade in December […]

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Have you heard of #stickfigure?

Have you heard of #stickfigure?

Written by on January 30, 2012 in Technology with 0 Comments

  StickFigure is a first of its kind service offering from Stickman Consulting that provides a variety of services which are pre-packaged in scope, definition and cost. This service has been developed for  PCI Compliance Assistance, Payment Application Standards Assistance, Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessments and Card Scanning services depending on where you are in your […]

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‘Identity Woman’ to swoop on Australia

‘Identity Woman’ to swoop on Australia

Written by on January 24, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

  Are you familiar with Kaliya Hamlin, aka ‘Identity Woman’? She is one of the world’s leading experts in user-centric identity and data sharing and she is coming to Australia in March. Hamlin will headline Australia’s leading identification and authentication conference, Digital ID World Australia. This is an amazing opportunity for you to hear from […]

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Insights on #RFID from former CIO of J.Crew, Abercrombie & Fitch

Insights on #RFID from former CIO of J.Crew, Abercrombie & Fitch

Written by on January 24, 2012 in RFID with 0 Comments

  Are you familiar with Neco Can? He is the former CIO of some of the world’s most successful fashion retailers J.Crew, Abercrombie & Fitch and The Gap. At RFID World, Neco will be sharing his insights on “How to use RFID technology to transform operations.” RFID World is a great opportunity to learn from […]

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European Central Bank joins #RBA for keynote presentation

European Central Bank joins #RBA for keynote presentation

Written by on January 24, 2012 in Technology with 0 Comments

    Representatives of both the European Central Bank and the Reserve Bank of Australia will discuss global payments trends at the 17th annual Cards & Payments Australasia event. The European Central Bank's Head of Market Integration, Wiebe Ruttenberg, will be joined at the event by Dr. Malcolm Edey, Assistant Governor (Financial System) of the […]

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Older shoppers ‘deserting retailers’ and the younger shopping more online

Older shoppers ‘deserting retailers’ and the younger shopping more online

Written by on January 20, 2012 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment

  Older Australians are "fleeing major retailers" according to a poll by Essential Report , published by Crikey.com this week as reported by Inside Retail. The poll, based on voluntary responses by an online voter panel numbering 100,000 people, shows younger Australians are saving more and spending less – and shopping more online. But the […]

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War of satisfaction for top 4 Australian supermarkets

War of satisfaction for top 4 Australian supermarkets

Written by on January 19, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

  All four Australian supermarket brand shave increased their customer satisfaction ratings in the six months to November. As reported by Inside Retail. The latest data from research house Roy Morgan, based on more than 7500 responses from primary household shoppers, shows Aldi continues to dominate the table with a 94 per cent – it’s […]

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Crocs expected to hit Billion in 2011

Crocs expected to hit Billion in 2011

Written by on January 18, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

  Shoe manufacturer Crocs Inc (CROX) recently announced that it expects to achieve the higher end of its revenue guidance of $200 million to $205 million for the fourth quarter of 2011, based on the solid performance of retail business. Thus, the Niwot, Colorado-based company expects to post revenues of more than $1 billion for […]

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Prosperous December for #online retail

Prosperous December for #online retail

Written by on January 18, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

  Smaller chains and online stores enjoyed a more prosperous Christmas trading period, as reported by the Australian Financial Review. Many online retailers reported spectacular growth during the festive period. The chief executive of online book retailer Booktopia, Tony Nash, said December sales increased by about 55 per cent on the previous year to $2.2 […]

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Early bird offer for Retail Show Australia ends this Friday!

Early bird offer for Retail Show Australia ends this Friday!

Written by on January 17, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

This is your last chance to take advantage of the early bird offer to attend the Retail Show Australia 2012. The  offer ends this Friday, 20 January so register today and save! Download the brochure > Register before 20 Jan and save up to $320> Retail Show Australia will address the key challenges and opportunities […]

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Early bird offer for Digital Signage Australia ends this Friday!

Early bird offer for Digital Signage Australia ends this Friday!

Written by on January 17, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

This is your last chance to take advantage of the early bird offer to attend the Retail Show Australia 2012. The  offer ends this Friday, 20 January so register today and save! Download the brochure > Register before 20 Jan and save up to $320> Retail Show Australia will address the key challenges and opportunities […]

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Card Not Present Fraud Transactions in an EMV Environment

Card Not Present Fraud Transactions in an EMV Environment

Written by on January 17, 2012 in Technology with 0 Comments

    David has worked in the Banking and Finance industry for over 30 years. After spending much of his early career working in the branch networks, he moved into the cards area and has worked in both the cards issuing and in the acquiring operational areas including chargebacks, sales and business support. Over the […]

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The role of financial institutions in the future of payments

The role of financial institutions in the future of payments

Written by on January 16, 2012 in Prepaid, Technology with 0 Comments

  What role do financial institutions play in the future of payments? An interactive panel discussion looking at this issue will feature leading institutions at the upcoming 17th annual Cards & Payments conference. Download a copy of the conference program here to see who is involved. A few local leaders include: Grant Thomas, Manager Transaction […]

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Have you seen the 2012 speaker line up for Cards & Payments Australia?

Have you seen the 2012 speaker line up for Cards & Payments Australia?

Written by on January 13, 2012 in RFID, Technology with 0 Comments

  You need to check out the full speaker line up for the 2012 Cards & Payments Australia event. Click here to check it out! In its 17th consecutive year, Australasia's most established conference and expo for leaders in Cards & Payments is back and bigger than ever! You should attend Cards & Payments Australasia […]

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Need a reason to attend Retail Show Australia this year?

Need a reason to attend Retail Show Australia this year?

Written by on January 13, 2012 in Prepaid, Social Media, Technology with 0 Comments

  Here are 10 reasons why you should attend the 2012 Retail Show Australia event. Hear from a top shelf line-up of international and local retail leaders Learn how to cash in on the omni-channel opportunity Take advantage of social and mobile to drive sales Understand how to deliver intelligent, segmented and targeted merchandising Discover […]

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Want to know the economic trends for retailers in Australia and globally?

Want to know the economic trends for retailers in Australia and globally?

Written by on January 12, 2012 in Prepaid, Technology with 0 Comments

  Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist Australia & New Zealand for HSBC will present on the Key economic trends for retailers in Australian & globally at the Retail Show Australia 2012. You can download the brochure and check out the full conference program here. Paul joined HSBC in late 2010. Prior to this, he spent almost […]

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10 reasons why you need to attend Cards & Payments in 2012!

10 reasons why you need to attend Cards & Payments in 2012!

Written by on January 12, 2012 in Prepaid, RFID, Technology with 0 Comments

  Do you need a reason to attend the 17th annual Cards & Payments conference in 2012? Well here's 10, and I guarantee one is enough for you to come along! Capitalise on the latest payment innovations Learn  how to create more profitable card products Maximise the power of reward programmes and social media Establish […]

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Check out the new Cards & Payments Australasia 2012 brochure now!

Check out the new Cards & Payments Australasia 2012 brochure now!

Written by on January 11, 2012 in Technology with 0 Comments

    We are excited to make available for download the new look Cards & Payments Australasia 2012 brochure . Get your copy now… > Find out how to make more money from cards and payments at the 17th annual event. Join the big 4 banks, the RBA, plus a big line-up of international keynotes […]

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Retail Show Australia 2012– official conference brochure available for download!

Retail Show Australia 2012– official conference brochure available for download!

Written by on January 11, 2012 in Technology with 0 Comments

If you want to know the latest news and network with the retail industry's leading players, then you should download the Retail Show Australia conference brochure now and find out how you can get involved today! There is only one place where you will get access to the most influential and innovative executives in retail. […]

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