Secure Technology Alliance 2018 Payments Summit to Present the Future of Payments, Speakers to Analyze Trends in Mobile Payments, EMV and Transit

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PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Jan. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Thought leaders from all sectors of the payments industry will convene at the Secure Technology Alliance’s this March in Orlando to discuss and analyze all of the latest industry trends. Session topics include new developments involving EMV chip technology, contactless payments, e-commerce, faster payments, mobile wallets, wearables and emerging IoT payments, blockchain, and the future of transit contactless payment systems.

The 11th Annual Payments Summit will be held March 26-29, 2018 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida. Early registration discounts are available now through January 19. All other discounts are available through March 9. To register, visit .

2018 will mark the first time that the U.S. Payments Forum will jointly hold its All-Member Meeting at the Payments Summit, bringing over 250 payments industry leaders from more than 150 member organizations including global brands, financial institutions, retailers, processors, mobile wallets providers, and payments industry technology and service providers.

It will also be the third time that the Secure Technology Alliance and the International Card Manufacturing Association (ICMA) are co-locating events, giving attendees a broader perspective from the core manufacturing and personalization of a card to the rapid evolution in secure payments. These three organizations coming together creates the most comprehensive gathering of card and payments professionals ever.

“The Payments Summit is the only payments event that provides practical, actionable business and technical information that can be used to develop strategies and plans for implementing new payments technologies,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance. “Every year, attendees look forward to this event because it brings together the biggest players in the payments industry, creating unique opportunities to network and discover emerging trends. By bringing these three events together, attendees will get an even more inclusive, cross-sector view of what’s going on in the payments industry, and how to take advantage of new developments.”

The Payments Summit will kick off with the opening-day plenary keynote sessions featuring industry experts from leading payments transaction infrastructures: EMV chip card payments, mobile payments, digital payments and transit payments. In addition, there will be roundtable panels featuring many of the top executives from U.S. Payments Forum organizations covering the changing payments landscape from the perspectives of payments issuers, merchants, and a mix of stakeholders. The opening day keynote presentations and discussion panel topics include:

On the second and third day of the Payments Summit, a total of five separate educational tracks with over 100 speakers will cover payments solutions, technology, transportation payments, future payments solutions, and a fintech new technologies showcase. To see the full agenda of topics that will be covered in 2018, visit: . The ICMA EXPO conference agenda will include additional educational topics centering on core manufacturing and card personalization techniques and advances that all attendees can attend.

Registration for this event includes access to Payments Summit and ICMA EXPO sessions, the combined exhibition hall and a number of networking events. Members may register through the Secure Technology Alliance or the ICMA to receive member discounts and other benefits. Details regarding the agenda and registration can be found at or .

U.S. Payments Forum members will register through the Forum member registration website and will be able to use their U.S. Payments Forum registration codes for registration to the full conference. Forum members will have access to all Payments Summit and ICMA EXPO sessions, networking receptions, and exhibit space, plus there will be U.S. Payments Forum member-only working committee sessions that are open only to Forum members. Details regarding the registration for Forum members can be found at .

For sponsorship and exhibition information, visit or contact Bryan Ichikawa, .                                 For continuing updates on the Payments Summit and related topics, follow on Twitter and use to participate in the conversation.

The Secure Technology Alliance, formerly known as the Smart Card Alliance, invests heavily in education on the appropriate uses of secure technologies to enable privacy and data protection. The Secure Technology Alliance delivers on its mission through training, research, publications, industry outreach and open forums for end users and industry stakeholders in payments, mobile, healthcare, identity and access, transportation, and the IoT in the U.S. and Latin America.

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Globe Newswire: 13:00 GMT Friday 12th January 2018

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