2018 Payments Summit expands, expects growth

August 28, 2017 - 

Attendees of the 2018 Secure Technology Alliance Payments Summit can expect to see more than 100 exhibitors and hear from 120+ speakers when the show returns to Orlando, Florida next March.

The Payments Summit will be held, for the first time, in conjunction with the U.S. Payments Forum’s quarterly member meeting in addition to being co-located with the ICMA Card Manufacturing and Personalization EXPO for the third year in a row, bringing an additional 300+ high-level Forum payments industry executives, including merchants, financial institutions, global and regional payments networks, merchant processors and acquirers, mobile payments providers, and payments industry suppliers and integrators to join the more than 800 attendees who regularly attend the Secure Technology Alliance and ICMA joint event each year.

The event will include keynotes, roundtables and multiple tracks and concurrent sessions that will touch upon the latest innovations and efforts driving the payments industry, including: EMV, mobile payment, and cloud-based payments; faster payment and secure payment strategies; emerging digital payments technologies and blockchain; open-loop payments for transit and parking; IoT payments, wearables and connected cars, and; finTech and the future of payments.

“With new innovations like mobile wallets, IoT payments and wearables, and the steadily increasing number of chip-on-chip transactions, it’s clear the payments industry is expanding exponentially,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance. “This year’s Payments Summit, held together with the U.S. Payments Forum member meeting and ICMA EXPO, is a unique conference and exposition event for a more inclusive audience of payments executives looking to explore today’s trends and cross-sector business opportunities.”

Thought leaders and industry experts interested in speaking at the Payments Summit can submit proposals until November 17, 2017.

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