Registration Now Open for Retail Gift Card Association Forum

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Octoberevent is the first conference uniquely focused on the issues and trendsimpacting today’s closed-loop gift card industry

ATLANTA, June 7, 2017 –Today the Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA)announced it has opened registration for its inauguralRGCA Forum event October 2 through 4 in Kansas City, Mo. Forum is open toRGCA members and non-members alike. It is an inclusive event for a variety ofclosed-loop gift card industry stakeholders, including gift card programmanagers, retailers, secondary exchange sites, third party resellers,technology companies that leverage gift cards and egifts, processors,manufacturers and distributors.

The RGCA Forum will be acontent-rich, interactive event that includes in-depth discussions on fraud,merchandising, secondary markets, digital platforms, holiday trends, regulatoryissues and other timely topics surrounding closed-loop gift cards. Attendeeswill have the opportunity to attend educational sessions, network with seasonedindustry professionals and participate in roundtables.

“Before Forum, the subject ofclosed-loop gift cards was relegated to a minor track or single session atlarger payments or retail shows. Now, closed-loop gift card industrystakeholders can participate in an event solely focused on this specificindustry,” said Colleen Dorwart, RGCA board of directors chair. “By opening theevent to a variety of industry stakeholders, we are providing an inclusive,interactive opportunity for experts to share their insights, research, bestpractices and more with each other—helping us all stay abreast of existingchallenges, identify emerging trends and maximizing the success of theclosed-loop gift card industry as a whole.”

To register for the RGCA Forumor learn more about the event’s agenda and speakers, click here.

The RGCA is the only non-profittrade organization that represents the closed-loop gift card industry, and itsboard and executive committee work collaboratively to protect, promote andenhance the use of retail gift cards. It is comprised of more than 85 of theworld’s most-recognizable retail brands and non-retail industry partners, andhas been the leading gift card advocacy group since its inception in 2008.

For more information on theRGCA, or to become a member, visit our website at

About the Retail Gift CardAssociation (RGCA)

The Retail Gift CardAssociation is the nonprofit trade association that represents the closed-loopgift category. The Association’s mission is to protect, promote and enhance theuse of retail gift cards. All RGCA members abide by a Code of Principles thatsupports consumer-friendly policies for the purchase and redemption ofclosed-loop gift cards. RGCA’s membership is comprised of retailers from allsectors and including restaurants, general merchandise, apparel, sporting andleisure, and non-retailers. For more information, visit us at

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