Retail Gift Card Association’s Annual Forum to Feature Closed-Loop Gift Card 101-Level Sessions

    Sessions will introduce gift cards basics to help educate new or less experienced industry professionals attending the event

     MINNEAPOLIS, September 18, 2018 – At its upcoming RGCA Forum, the Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA) will showcase several 101-level sessions delivering foundational, back-to-the-basics closed-loop gift card knowledge for new industry professionals and those looking to refresh their existing skill sets. These sessions will help attendees gain perspective and a solid foothold ahead of other Forum content that will take a deeper dive into the closed-loop gift card industry.

    RGCA member experts will deliver four interactive 101-level sessions sharing intelligence about how to set up and manage successful gift card programs, the role gift card exchanges play in the closed-loop gift card ecosystem, and how gift cards factor into effective B2B programs. Attendees will also learn about best practices for designing and manufacturing gift cards, as well as card marketing strategies.

    “The closed-loop gift card industry is growing and there are no signs of slowing down. As part of this growth the number of people creating, managing, and executing gift card programs is increasing, but until now there haven’t been many resources to build foundational knowledge to do all of this successfully,” said Marina Hodges, RGCA Board Chair. “These sessions provide an excellent opportunity for gift card novices or those dusting off their existing framework to receive a simplistic introduction—or re-introduction—to the industry directly from the experts.”

    Registration for RGCA Forum closes this Friday, September 21! To learn more about the event or save your seat, click here.

    Forum is an annual event for RGCA members and non-members alike; it is the first and only conference dedicated solely to the issues and trends impacting today’s closed-loop gift card industry. This year’s Forum will be taking place October 1 through 3 in Nashville.

    RGCA members and non-members with a vested interest in the closed-loop gift card industry are encouraged to attend Forum. With a focus on the issues and trends impacting today’s gift card industry, RGCA Forum is a content-rich, interactive event that includes in-depth discussions about the evolution, trends and hot topics surrounding gift cards as forms of branded currency and stored value solutions.

    More than 90 RGCA member brands work collaboratively to protect, promote and enhance the use of retail gift cards as forms of branded currency and stored value solutions that enable, enrich and encourage commerce in today’s digital age. Members collectively fuel consumer confidence in the industry, evolve best practices for gift card programs and optimize emerging opportunities to meet contextual commerce demand.

    More information on the RGCA, including details on becoming a member, is available at www.thergca.org.

     About the Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA)

    The Retail Gift Card Association is the nonprofit trade association that represents the closed-loop gift category. The Association’s mission is to protect, promote and enhance the use of retail gift cards as forms of branded currency and stored value solutions that enable, enrich, and encourage commerce in today’s digital age. All RGCA members abide by a Code of Principles that supports consumer-friendly policies for the purchase and redemption of closed-loop gift cards. RGCA’s membership is comprised of retailers from all sectors, including restaurants, general merchandise, apparel, sporting and leisure, and non-retailers. For more information, visit us at www.theRGCA.org.