7th Annual Prepaid, Payments & Mobile Retreat

Canada’s most intimate and meaningful prepaid & payments event, the 7th Annual Prepaid, Payments & Mobile Retreat is taking place at the Pantages Hotel, Toronto. Attendees will learn from, exchange ideas with and meet senior industry leaders representing gift and prepaid cards and the ever changing areas of payments, emerging technology, mobile engagement and complimentary vertical business services, in Canada and around the world.

Building upon the successful format of previous years, the Retreat will deliver a unique combination of advice, intelligence and opinions from a wide range of contributors, in a proven free exchange structure designed to ensure delegates extract maximum value from their attendance. This ground-breaking approach offers those shaping the Canadian prepaid & payments industry a unique opportunity to interact with and learn from thought leaders, clients, prospects and community activists.


  • 7:45am to 5:15pm – Retreat Day 1
  • 7:45am to 12:20pm – Retreat Day 2
Retreat Agenda

May 28th & 29th, 2014

Pantages Hotel — 200 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1V8

Retreat Information

The Retreat is a day and a half of seminars, presentations, round table discussions, workshops and interactive sessions focused on best-practice, business development, legal issues and emerging technologies within the Canadian payments sector. The Retreat draws together the most prestigious and experienced players in the industry. Discover the latest research, data and case studies to help you keep your company’s prepaid and payments business up to date and ready to take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead.

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Jon Squire

Keynote: Mobilizing Consumer Engagement

Jon Squire, CEO & Founder, CARDFREE

From the team that deployed the two largest mobile commerce initiatives in the U.S. (Starbucks Card Mobile and Dunkin’ Donuts Mobile), CARDFREE offers merchants a one-stop solution to mobilize and enhance the customer experience for maximum ROI. Sharing a track record of bringing innovative solutions to market, CARDFREE has a unique 360-degree perspective coming from large merchants, mobile, financial services and payments.

In this Keynote Address, Jon will discuss solutions for mobile and online through POS. He will outline how properly deployed mobile commerce systems can provide tools that drive incremental visits, larger ticket size, tender preference and more meaningful engagement with consumers.

Asif Khan

Keynote: Location Based Marketing

Asif Khan, Founder, TheLBMA

Location based marketing is the goal for most brands and retailers, so it’s time to bring in the expert. Asif is a veteran tech start-up, business-development and marketing entrepreneur with more than 15 years experience. He is currently focused on working as a consultant, educator and speaker to the location-based marketing services community.

The Location Based Marketing Association is a international group dedicated to fostering research, education and collaborative innovation at the intersection of people, places and media. Their goal is simple; To educate, share best practices, establish guidelines for growth and to promote the services of member companies to brands and other content-related providers.

Members of the LBMA include retailers, agencies, advertisers, media buyers, software and services providers, and wireless companies. Simply stated, LMBA wants to help those engaging location-based services be as successful as possible.


Keynote: Online Loyalty, Sales & Behaviour

Mark Daprato, Partner & Chief Marketing Officer, SHOP.CA

This Keynote will focus on innovations in Online Retail, from start-up to the largest store in Canada. Lessons, learnings and perspectives from Canda's online marketplace.

A marketing professional for 16 years, Mark's professional background includes leading national campaigns at Cara Operations, Rogers Wireless, Telus and Clearnet communications. Mark also led the advertising agency selection process for Rogers Communications Incorporated, one of the largest agency pitches in Canadian history.

SHOP.CA is quickly becoming Canada's leader in online shopping, providing unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launched in July 2012, SHOP.CA has become the fastest growing retail site in Canada and is among the top 10 most visited Canadian owned ecommerce sites.

Luis Vieira

Speaker Spotlight: Social Marketing Roadmap

Luis Vieira, President, LOLA

In this “More Social Listening & Learnings” session, Luis will present a workshop on how to integrate social strategies in B2C while unravelling the unique challenges and characteristics of B2B. He will provide a roadmap to social, featuring techniques and important lessons from which you will walk away with a strong understanding of how to deploy and manage your own social engagement strategy.

Luis Vieira is president of LOLA – a full service social media agency. Known for their innovative strategies and creativity, LOLA has helped its clients navigate the social media space and realize its full potential. Luis has crafted social business strategies that have generated tangible results for companies such as Scotiabank, Thomas Cook, Bayer Pharmaceuticals and Pepsi. Luis is the former President and founder of Fusion Interactive, one of the world's first pure-play digital agencies founded in 1994.


Fireside Chat: Cryptocurrencies

The internet has changed the way we live our lives in dramatic ways, but it has not yet lived up to its full potential. A universal payment protocol like Cryptocurrencies can change the rules on how we do business. It can impact a wide range of markets, including e-commerce, global remittance, payment services, currency exchange and more. It can disrupt inefficient systems and create new business opportunities and accelerate global commerce and create a new standard for how we send and receive money. Join Dan Horne as he moderates this important discussion.

Register for Event

Planning on attending the 7th Annual Prepaid, Payments & Mobile Retreat in Toronto? Book your delegate pass now for your exclusive access!

Retreat Pricing – Two Days of Learning, Sharing and Networking:

  • PX Member Delegate Pass: $895.00
  • Non-Member Delegate Pass: $1,295.00
  • PX Member Retailer Delegate Pass: $595.00
  • Non-Member Retailer Delegate Pass: $695.00

Not a member of PX? Want to take advantage of Members only pricing? Join today by contacting Steven Clarke at members@paymentsexchange.ca.

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Sponsoring the Event

Our sponsorship packages provide a great opportunity for companies to showcase their brand and expertise. Event coverage across both the Retreat & Awards allows for deep interaction with key clients and prospects as a Sponsor of Canada’s most intimate prepaid, payments and mobile events. Overall, as a sponsor you will benefit from thought leadership, promotion and growth opportunities.

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