MPE Awards 2017 Shortlisted & Winners

PROCESSING AWARD

Goes to the payment solution provider who offers the best shopping experience for consumers via using smartphones, tablets or PDAs as a POS.

Shortlisted parties

eService
GoCardless
Verifone

... and the winner is


INTERNATIONAL AWARD

Goes to the acquirer, the payment services provider, the network services provider, the MNO or the payment scheme, who did set-up the best offer, programme, or system, to service international merchants.

Shortlisted parties

ACI Worldwide
Alpha Payments Cloud
Zooz

... and the winner is


DATA INFORMATION AWARD

Goes to the organisation which has shown how data can be turned into actionable information (insight) for the customer. It is specifically targeted at increasing the effectiveness of marketing campaigns (and/or customer retention) and creating an opportunity to enhance customer loyalty.

Shortlisted parties

Barclaycard
Payza
equensWorldline

... and the winner is


EMERGING PAYMENT AWARD

This Award will go to any of the players in the Merchant Payments Ecosystem who have created and implemented a new payment product or service; this could include electronic wallets, online banking electronic payments, mobile based payments, electronic vouchers and other online money transmission services.

Shortlisted parties

Spire Payments
Verifone
Yandex.Money

... and the winner is


ACQUIRER AWARD

This Award will go to the outstanding Acquirer who has developed an excellent acquiring service for merchants throughout Europe.

Shortlisted parties

AIB Merchant Services
Credorax
SafeCharge

... and the winner is


MOBILE PAYMENTS AWARD

Goes to the acquirer, MNO, data player, direct carrier or payment solution provider who launched the best performing initiative to increase mobile payments at several merchant segments.

Shortlisted parties

BKM
Judopay
Spire Payments

... and the winner is


DATA SECURITY AWARD

Goes to the acquirer, the processor, the network services provider, the payment services provider, the payment scheme, the MNO or the solution provider, who has the best performing security system, as expressed by merchant satisfaction, fraud rates or security breaches.

Shortlisted parties

Fraugster
Barclaycard
Web Shield

... and the winner is


MPOS AWARD

Goes to the payment solution provider who offers the best shopping experience for consumers via using smartphones, tablets or PDAs as a POS.

Shortlisted parties

AEVI
Payworks
Worldline

... and the winner is


PSP AWARD

This Award will go to the PSP or Merchant Acquirer who provides the best overall service to its customer base.

Shortlisted parties

Allpago
Creditcall
Payvision

... and the winner is


CHANNEL AWARD

Goes to the acquirer, the processor, the network services provider, the payment services provider, the payment scheme, the MNO or the solution provider, who was able to offer innovative or the most complete offering regarding card, mobile or online acceptance in different channels.

Shortlisted parties

AEVI
AffarsIT
Novalnet

... and the winner is


ONLINE PAYMENT METHOD AWARD

Goes to the payment solution provider o ering the best mix of security, compliance, simlicity of integration and best overall user experience for both merchants and end-users.

Shortlisted parties

GPN Data International
Payza
RatePAY

... and the winner is


INNOVATION AWARD

This Award will go to the winner of the Innovation Corner competition for the most innovative start-up company in Merchant Payments Ecosystem.

... and the winner is

Wallee


PERSONALITY AWARD

Goes to an individual who made an exceptional contribution to the development of the card acquiring or payment acceptance business in its widest interpretation, covering merchant business, as well as processing of accepted card, online or mobile payments transactions, security, networked services, contribution to the development and the success of schemes, etc.

... and the winner is

Miriam Wohlfarth, CEO & Founder, RatePay

You can enter the contest until January 31, 2017.

Important note: Contestants enrolling for the Innovation Corner at MPE, aspiring to win the „MPE Innovator of the Year“ award, should submit their entries also until February 3, 2017. Also, their submission process and overall management differs from the rest of the award categories. Please refer to the MPE Innovation Corner section to see the steps and eligibility to enter.
Any company qualifying as part of the payment acceptance value chain worldwide.
Anybody working as part of a team or department responsible for a particular solution/service (one to become a subject of the entry), a marketing, communication or PR specialist whom has been appointed this task or who is generally responsible for awards submissions.
The sole process of sending the application is done via an online form and is thoroughly described in the next section as well as the steps you need to do before you actually submit anything.
You can enter maximum of three categories.
Yes, you can enter the same category/categories with the same or different product/service. You can also enter category/categories you have not attended before with a product/service you have previously used. However, if you previously won any of the categories, please also refer to the next point.
Definitely, the only condition here is that you cannot enter neither the same nor the rest of the categories with the same product/service you won with previously. However, you can enter the same category you won previously with a different product/service.
MPE Awards is very prestigious and unique in its concept. Therefore, you should carefully consider your choice. The awards ceremony traditionally takes place on the second night of the three day conference. Since the conference itself is attended by senior representatives, there is a pretty good chance you already have the right person on spot. As winning parties are notified several days prior to the ceremony, you will have enough time to appoint the proper member of your crew to pick up your prize. If you won the „Acquiring Personality of the Year“ category, well, it is your call to take what is yours :-)
Recognition and prestige. You being the winner, it is our commitment to make sure your name is spelled in the organizer.
The major card and payments acceptance media after the conference. A separate PR campaign utilizing the world-class media distribution companies follows your success hand-in-hand with social media coverage performed by us.
We do not hand out laser-engraved glass or „wannabe Oscars“. Instead, we have chosen to engage a highly skilled artists to create a unique statuette just for the purpose of these awards.

Three times in a row, Sofie Muller, an internationally recognized Belgian sculptor, shaped and casted a series of ten „Guiding Hand“ statuettes, one for each of the award categories ranging from 2010 – 2012. Each such piece, beside the symbolic value for the winning company or individual, represents also an individual piece of art of true collector value. Moreover, the statuettes‘ artistic value rises as soon as they are in the company of other „Guiding Hands“ from previous/future series. Therefore, winners possessing not one several but several of these valuable pieces (individual artists may change over the years to come) should really keep their cabinet locked well ;) Sofie‘s work as the creator of the MPE Awards statuettes ended with the making of the third statuette in 2012.

A new artist, Slovak sculptor Peter Krupa, has accepted the challenge to materialize his „Guiding Hand“ idea for the year 2013, bringing metal to the forefront of the design.

As of 2014 a Croatian artist Gordana Turuk created her new organic glass and gold plated statuette to please the eye of the winners…
The Awards Committee consists of veteran industry professionals – independent consultants and journalists specialized in payments area.