FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 29, 2006--The Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA), a nonprofit, inter-industry trade association created to advance the success of network branded (open loop) prepaid cards, today announced it has formed a marketing partnership with Prepaid Media, a leading provider of business-to-business, integrated media, and information services to the network branded prepaid and stored value card industry.
Through the partnership, the NBPCA will offer its members significant discounts on attendance and exhibiting opportunities at the upcoming Prepaid Card Expo 2007 in Las Vegas, a conference and trade show addressing the specific needs and interests of the network branded prepaid card industry. The NBPCA will also host workshops at the Expo, focusing on key industry issues such as those addressed by the Association's Government Relations and Media and Consumer Education Working Groups.
"This is a terrific opportunity to expand the value of NBPCA membership by providing discount opportunities at the Prepaid Expo, the industry's most popular and best-attended event," said Marilyn Bochicchio, NBPCA COO. "And, hosting workshops on key issues will enable us to share the knowledge and experience we've derived through our Working Groups with the wide audience of industry participants and decision makers that attends the Expo."
"The NBPCA is playing an increasingly important role in advancing the development of the network branded prepaid card market," said Jonathan A. Weiner, president of Prepaid Media. "We are very excited to be a member of the NBPCA and to partner with the Association in ways that benefit the entire industry."
About Prepaid Media
Prepaid Media provides a host of business-to-business, integrated media and information services to numerous emerging industries. Areas of focus include the rapidly growing network branded prepaid and stored value card industry, and the consumer-driven health care (CDHC) industry. Prepaid Media's properties include the Prepaid Card Expo, CDHC Expo, Prepaid Card Report, Prepaid Card Buyers Guide, and www.PayBefore.com.
As the various markets served by Prepaid Media continue to evolve, Prepaid Media serves as a trusted partner, providing compelling learning, buying and selling, and organized networking opportunities to key market participants. For more information on Prepaid Media, please visit www.prepaidmedia.com.
About The Network Branded Prepaid Card Association
The Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA) is an inter-industry trade association that supports the growth and success of network branded prepaid cards and represents the common interests of the many players in this new and rapidly growing payments category. By bringing together a cross-section of network branded prepaid card leaders during the industry's formative years, the NBPCA serves as a catalyst and contributes to the long-term success of the prepaid card marketplace. For additional information, visit www.NBPCA.com.
Fletcher Group For NBPCA
Jennifer Tramontana, 303-929-9636
ego:east, inc. For Prepaid Media:
Mark Hall, 786-281-7007