The Prepaid Press Expo Grows 35% in 2009

Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:28pm EDT

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Largest Prepaid Show Has Banner Year
AVENTURA, Fla.--(Business Wire)--
The Prepaid Press Expo 2009, the premier gathering of the prepaid services
industry, ended Thursday, August 20th at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Industry
professionals from all of the segments of the prepaid calling card, wireless and
gift and debit card industries converged to meet with retailers, distributors
and others who are involved in the fast growing prepaid industry. 

This year, tppEXPO featured 50 exhibitors, 12 corporate sponsors and 9 media
partners. With attendee registration over 1,500, it was the biggest event for
the prepaid industry. The expanded exhibit hall showcased providers from all
facets of prepaid: long distance, wireless, payments, gift cards, promotions,
among others. Despite slow economic times, attendance increased 35% over 2008,
clearly exemplifying the growth in prepaid services. Particularly in a slow
economy, prepaid services enable consumers to better manage their budgets, and
limit excessive spending. 

"The first Prepaid Press Expo last year was the re-birth of the industry," says
Pete Pattullo, CEO of NetworkIP, and sponsor of the Gladiators of Prepaid Long
Distance Pavilion and Toga Party. "The attendance for the 2009 Prepaid Press
Expo increased by more than a third! WOW! Now is not the time to rest on our
past successes. Just like the industry itself, we will keep evolving and
adapting this event to continue to provide value!" 

Robin Tobias, Show Producer, adds, "We are thrilled with our recent turnout, and
are eager to start planning for tppEXPO 2010. Our goal is to provide the best
possible forum for prepaid service providers, and look forward to adapting and
improving our event to meet the needs of this dynamic industry." 

tppEXPO`09 thanks its sponsors for their support: Emperor - NetworkIP; Senator -
Auris, Blue Label USA, Direct Wholesale, Digitalk, Futura Card Services, InComm,
Total Call International, and TransCard; Centurion - Global Service Solutions,
Lunex Group, and TelTech Systems. tppEXPO also thanks conference partner, The
PELORUS Group, and our speakers for their participation. 

Visit tppEXPO`09 sponsors/exhibitors in our Virtual Exhibit Hall, on
www.prepaidpressexpo.com, through December. 

The exhibit hall for tppEXPO`10 will open to previous sponsors/exhibitors in
October; to all industry participants in January. 





The Prepaid Press Expo
Robin Tobias, 866-203-2334 ext. 503
rtobias@prepaid-press.com
www.prepaidpressexpo.com



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