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Secure Technology Alliance Expands 2018 Payments Summit, Creates All-Inclusive Payments Industry-Focused Conference

The 2018 Secure Technology Alliance Payments Summit will have 120+ speakers and more than 100 exhibitors when it returns to Orlando, Fla., this March to cover the most important developments in payments. Sessions will cover a range of business, technology and fintech innovation topics, including new developments involving EMV chip technology and e-commerce, faster payments, mobile wallets, wearables and emerging IoT payments, blockchain, the future of contactless payments and transit payment systems

The 2018 Payments Summit will be held on March 26-29, 2018 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida. For more information and to register, visit

For the first time, the Payments Summit will be held 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. By holding these events together, the Alliance expects to bring 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.

“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.”

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
  • FinTech and the Future of Payments
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