TDS has been a proud sponsor of many key industry events in 2022, including this year’s IMA Summit both in the UK and the US, and the RGCA Forum.
TDS proudly sponsored the IMA Summit 2022 in early July in Snowbird, Utah. There were over 20 educational panels, with topics ranging from international incentive programs to The Great Resignation, and the session titled “Do Gift Cards Have a Future?” featured TDS Gift Cards COO Tim Pechmann.
For this session, the panel agreed the answer was a resounding yes, but they need to evolve constantly – whether that’s format-wise (digital or physical) or the value you receive from a gift card. TDS has been and continues to evolve with the changes in the gift card/code industry, especially in several key areas. Key areas include robust international growth, strategic use of gift cards for customer acquisition, and mobile wallet solutions.
Then in September, TDS joined our partner Airbnb in sponsoring the IMA Europe Summit 22 in London, UK. Some of the key topics included loyalty and rewards programs, sustainable packaging, gift card technology solutions, and fintech trends.
Most recently, at the beginning of October, TDS was a Platinum Sponsor of the 2022 RGCA Forum in Washington, D.C. We joined the top minds in the gift card industry for three days of informational sessions, networking, and meetings.
We sponsored a professional headshot opportunity at the Forum and a panel session titled “Digital is Not Optional.” Our VP of Product Innovation, Bill Ralston, joined fellow industry experts to discuss the importance of digital technologies to support your gift card program now & into the future. Technologies such as shared payment tokens, which deliver a seamless experience without re-entering payment details, or specialized data analytics to deliver unique insights on your gift card program. TDS supports these technologies for our partners and is a driving force of digital innovation in the gift card industry.
TDS is a proud member of the gift card industry and is grateful to support such a great community. Thanks to our industry partners, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the next event!