Over 80 finalists for the Emerging Payments Awards have been announced at the EP@Home Summer Party. The shortlist for the Awards, which brings together the growing global payments community, once again demonstrates innovation, collaboration and excellence in payments.
London, UK. 3rd July 2018 – The eleventh Emerging Payments Awards will be back at the Hilton, Park Lane in London on Wednesday 10th October. This year the Awards will be hosted by stand-up Canadian/Irish comedian, Katherine Ryan, best known for co-hosting ‘Your face or Mine’ alongside Jimmy Carr. The Awards will host more than 700 guests, including the industry’s most senior decision-makers from across the globe. With 30% more entries this year and 55% tables already taken, the ceremony is bound to be a sell-out.
The judges were particularly impressed with the variety of submissions from all over the world. 40% were first-time entrants and nearly 70% from outside the Emerging Payments Association membership. Submissions demonstrated examples of high-quality, effective and innovative payment solutions and organisations. The 30% increase in submissions reinforces the relevance of the Awards, which includes new and revised categories to reflect changes in the industry. Popular categories included: Best Financial Payments Programme, Best B2B Payments Programme, Best Collaboration Initiative, Best Back Office Innovation, Best Customer Facing Experience and, of course, Leading Emerging Payments Organisation.
Submissions were judged by an elite panel of 40 international judges, chaired by John Chaplin, Helios Advisors. and finalists for 19 of the 20 categories were announced at the Emerging Payments Association’s Summer Party in London. The final category, for “Emerging Payments Industry Contributor of the Year” will be judged separately, with the winner also announced at the ceremony in October. View the full list of finalists here.
About the Emerging Payments Awards
Emerging Payments Association is proud to present the Emerging Payments Awards, which recognises excellence and innovation in payments and is the highlight of the payments innovation calendar in the UK. The 2018 Award winners will be revealed during the Awards night on 10th October. The Awards is curated by an international panel of judges and are renowned for recognising only the very best innovations in the ecosystem.
With over eight hours of networking time, this prestigious event is where relationships are formed and reputations are built – here’s a reminder of what happened last year. Now in its eleventh year, the Awards is attended by an international audience of over 700 senior decision-makers from across the entire emerging payments value chain.
Top stand-up host
This year’s Awards will be hosted by sell-out stand-up Canadian/Irish comedian, Katherine Ryan, known for co-hosting ‘Your face or mine’ alongside Jimmy Carr and appearance in numerous national TV programmes in the US, Canada and the UK.
Booking a table
The Awards only has 35 tables remaining, each seating ten people with prices ranging from £3,950 to £6,500 for VIP tables. To book a table at the fastest-growing awards ceremony, click here.