RGCA Forum

The RGCA Forum is a content-rich, interactive event that explores the issues and trends impacting the closed-loop gift card industry. Distinguished retail and payments executives will deliver in-depth keynotes and sessions focusing on the evolution, uses, and hot topics surrounding gift cards as forms of branded currency, incentives, marketing tools, and more.

Forum typically takes place in late-September or early-October. Members and non-members are encouraged to attend, though RGCA members will receive a $600 discount per person on registration.

Curious to find our more about Forum and why you should attend? Check out the content and presentations from the 2019 Forum. Want a preview of the great networking and engaging content you can expect from Forum? Attend our next Virtual Coffee Break free of charge.

Mark your calendar now for future Forums:

  • October 18-20, 2021 in Orlando, FL     Get More Information!

  • October 3-5, 2022 in Washington DC

  • October 8-10, 2023 in Dallas, TX

If you interested in elevating your brand presence with RGCA retail members, Forum sponsorship can help meet your marketing goals. Sponsorship above $10,000 qualifies for dedicated space to premier your brand's cutting edge products and services in the Innovation Lab. Contact us now so that we can partner together to develop a customized package that uniquely positions your brand and aligns with your budget.

The RGCA Forum Committee is always seeking new volunteers to assist in setting the agenda, securing speakers, and organizing memorable networking events. Contact us if you have a passion for events and education, and we will invite you to join our next monthly call!

Gift Card Happy Hour  (Minnesota) 

Kim Sobasky has put together a gift card happy hour for Wednesday, July 28 from 4pm-7pm at Park Tavern in St. Louis Park (3401 Louisiana Ave S).

Enjoy cold beverages, food, bocce and bags, live music on the patio and – of course – fun with gift card friends.

To help us plan for attendance, please RSVP by EOD Friday, July 23 with Megan at mflanagan@thergca.org

We hope to see you there!

Virtual Events

The RGCA hosts a variety of virtual events in order to connect you with members and to provide educational content from the comfort of your own home or office. Visit the Virtual Events page to get more information on the Virtual Coffee Hours, Monthly Happy Hours, Legal Roundtables, and more!

Annual Membership Meeting

On an annual basis, the RGCA membership gathers together to receive key updates from the board and committee on the business of the association and accomplishments from the current year. Members have an opportunity to provide input to help set the direction of the organization and committees in the coming year. The next RGCA Membership Meeting will coincide with the 2021 RGCA Forum.

See the slides for the 2020 Meeting

Regional Symposiums

RGCA Regional Symposiums (formerly Road Shows) provide existing and prospective members with opportunities to engage with each other via intimate in-person learning sessions centered around key industry trends, best practices, consumer insights, and other topics of conversation that help inform gift card program strategy. Due to COVID-19, Regional Symposiums have been postponed until further notice. Visit the Regional Symposiums page  and learn more now!

RGCA Event Code of Conduct

Please review the RGCA Event Code of Conduct prior to attending. All RGCA event attendees will be expected to follow this Code of Conduct when attending RGCA organized event.



Suspicious Activity

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If you are over the age of 60 and expect you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud, you can also call the National Elder Fraud Hotline at 1-833-372-8311