Benefits of Membership


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Regular informal networking events to create and build relationships between peers, prospects and partners.

Hot Topic Briefings

Subject-specific briefings that explore contemporary industry topics, providing exclusive and valuable insight from expert speaker panels.

CEO Round Table Dinners

Evening dinners with senior and experienced industry leaders, talking privately on topical issues, within an informal setting at a memorable restaurant.


The EPA’s annual general meeting gives members the opportunity to reflect collectively on what the community has achieved over the past year and our policy priorities for the year ahead.

Project Events

Events on industry-critical issues are occasionally required to deliver some of the EPA’s projects.

Emerging Payments Academy

One-day payments-specific training courses on contemporary payment issues, delivered by payment practitioners who are experts in their field.


The EPA’s annual flagship conference held in London brings industry leaders together to discuss the opportunities, challenges and exciting future of emerging payments. This one-day event is a mix of keynote sessions from influential industry stakeholders, panel debates and track sessions, and live demonstrations of innovative payments technologies from PayTech start-ups.

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Emerging Payments Awards

The international payment industry’s most prestigious black-tie event, which is held in London. The Emerging Payments Awards recognises and celebrates the best global emerging payments industry has to offer, in front of an audience of over 850 payments professionals. The Awards also offers an unparalleled networking opportunity thanks to the legendary after-party. It’s where reputations are made and deals are done.

Event sponsor

ScaleUp membership

ScaleUp Community Members receive the same package as Community Members, but at a fraction of the cost
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Community Members are companies that want to participate actively in the payments industry, promote their products and services to others, and get the inside track on where, how and when the industry is developing.

Community Members receive the benefits below
Community Patrons are companies that want the benefits of being a Community Member but also want to accelerate the growth of their business and raise their profile. Companies can join as a Community Patron or upgrade from Community Member.

Community Patrons receive all Community Member benefits plus the benefits below
Benefactors are Community Members or Community Patrons that also want to promote their industry leadership and influence the strategic direction of a particular EPA Project.

Both Community Members and Community Patrons can become Benefactors.

Benefactors receive all the benefits below
Business Development
Receive 2 free places and 2 free guest passes at the EPA’s annual 2-day PAY360 digital conference attended by 800+ payments professionals, with the option to purchase further tickets at a discounted Community Member rate
Receive 2 additional free places at the annual PAY360 conference and the option to purchase additional tickets at a further discounted Community Patron rate (total 4 places and 2 guest passes)
Receive the support of a dedicated networking manager at PAY360 who will contact delegates to secure meetings for you (2021)
Receive 10 personal introductions by email each year selected from the EPA’s 150 members and ‘000s of contacts
Receive 15 additional personal introductions during the year (total 25)
Receive 25 additional personal introductions during the year (total 50)
Receive 2 places and 2 guest passes for all monthly [email protected] networking events (both physical and virtual meet-ups)
Receive 2 additional places (total 6) at all monthly [email protected] networking events

Receive shared sponsorship of an [email protected] networking event (subject to availability)
Receive 4 places and 2 guest passes for the EPA Summer Party and EPA Christmas Party
Marketing Amplification
Receive brand association with an EPA Project and its outputs, including white papers, events and online activities
Present your products and services to the EPA membership via your own Community Member page of the EPA’s website to raise brand awareness and generate sales leads*
Receive an upgraded Community Patron page on the EPA website that gives you increased brand awareness
Receive an upgraded Community Benefactor page on the EPA website that gives you increased brand awareness and presents your products/services more prominently
Promote your company and news stories throughout the year on the EPA’s website
Receive priority positioning of your company and news stories on the EPA’s website
Receive Community Benefactor sponsorship benefits on EPA Project webinars promoted to the EPA community via dedicated emails and social media for the purpose of lead generation
Host 1 white paper and 1 video in the EPA library and promotion to the EPA’s members and through the EPA’s social media channels for the purposes of lead generation
Host additional white papers and videos in the EPA library and discounted rates on newsletter or EPA publication sponsorship
Receive increased support for your Social Media activity on LinkedIn and Twitter with more commenting and tagging
Feature your profile and team within the EPA Community App* and use it to register at EPA events, obtain access to membership benefits and reach other members
Receive extended member profile and prioritisation within the EPA Community App*
Receive support for your Social Media activity on LinkedIn and Twitter using the reach of the EPA
Collaboration Opportunities
Join a Project Working Group to collaborate on industry initiatives thereby establishing strong relationships with industry peers and gaining the inside track on what’s happening (subject to a place being available on the working group)
Endorse an EPA Project to promote your status as an industry leader and influence its strategy, scope and direction
Contribute to EPA lobbying and advocacy initiatives by participating in activities of an EPA Project Working Group
Receive Community Patron discounts on sponsorship of EPA Research and EPA White Papers
Receive Benefactor discounts on sponsorship of EPA Research and EPA White Papers
Credibility and Profile
Use your EPA Community Member logo to boost brand awareness and demonstrate credibility as a community participant
Use your EPA Community Patron logo to boost brand awareness and demonstrate company credibility as a community supporter
Use your EPA Community Benefactor logo to boost brand awareness and demonstrate company credibility as a community leader
Boost your personal and corporate profile by attending Project events and engaging with sessions to make your voice heard
Receive opportunity to host a C-Suite Round Table networking breakfast, lunch of dinner and select the guests and theme (instead of co-sponsorship of an [email protected] networking event and at an additional cost of £1,500 – £2,000)
Book a table at the Emerging Payments Awards at a 10% discounted Community Member rate
Get priority booking on tables at the Emerging Payments Awards.

Receive a 10% Community Patron discount on sponsorship of the Emerging Payments Awards
Market Intelligence & Education
Receive 2 places for Hot Topic Member-Only Webinars
2 additional places for all Hot Topic Member-Only Webinars (total 4)
Receive 2 places and 1 guest pass for all Hot Topic Open Webinars
2 additional places for all Hot Topic Open Webinars (total 4 and 1 guest pass)
Receive access to exclusive EPA content on the EPA website including whitepapers, on-demand webinars and research
Receive 1 place on a Payments 101 eLearning course and a Community Member discount for additional places
Receive 1 additional place on a Payments 101 eLearning course (total 2) and a Community Patron discount for additional places
Financial Savings
Obtain sales and marketing cost savings, due to the results achieved through EPA membership
Receive free consultation with ForrestBrown to identify R&D tax credits Visit
Receive discounted Community Member rates for attending costed EPA events and buying sponsorship

* Under development through 2020