The 9th Annual Payments Summit will be held April 5-7, 2016 at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando in Orlando, Florida with a pre-conference workshop on April 4. The event will be co-located with the ICMA Card Manufacturing and Personalization EXPO, and will include a joint exhibit hall and opening general session, as well as multiple educational tracks open to attendees from both events. Agenda topics, registration, exhibition and sponsorship details can be found at www.scapayments.com. Early registration discounts are available through March 18.
“There’s a remarkable amount of change and innovation impacting the industry right now with the steady increase of chip-on-chip transactions, an influx of mobile payment solutions, and a new sense of consumer interest in different ways to pay. But there’s still a significant road ahead to reach widespread adoption,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. “The Payments Summit has become the event stakeholders look forward to every year to gain perspective on the unique U.S. payments market, and to find new ways to overcome industry-wide challenges and reach critical mass on these more secure and convenient emerging payment methods. By co-locating with the ICMA EXPO we have doubled the value for attendees who follow both organizations’ conferences.”
The three-day Payments Summit will begin with a keynote session, Designing Your Business for the 21st Century, by an internationally renowned futurist – Mike Walsh, CEO of Tomorrow, followed by industry experts from leading payments transaction infrastructures: EMV chip card payments, mobile payments, FinTech and transit payments. The opening day keynote presentations and discussion panel topics include:
Attendees can build their own experience from other sessions scheduled throughout the conference by choosing between concurrent tracks on these topics:
Pre-conference Workshop Details
The full-day pre-conference, interactive workshop on April 4, “The Changing Payments Landscape in the U.S.: Strategic Considerations for Issuers and Merchants,” will provide attendees with in-depth discussions of EMV with a U.S. migration status update, lessons learned and what to expect in the next wave of issuance and acceptance; securing mobile payments and ecommerce transactions; payments in the Internet of Things; and strategic considerations for payments industry stakeholders and perspectives on how to position to be successful with emerging payments technologies. In addition to the pre-conference workshop, the Smart Card Alliance will also offer a CSCIP/P1 training class.
the Smart Card Alliance
The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.
Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America. For more information please visit http://www.smartcardalliance.org.
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