Secure Technology Alliance 2018 Payments Summit to present the future of payments, speakers to analyze trends in mobile payments, EMV and transit

Highly-anticipated payments event returns to Orlando in March, U.S. Payments Forum member meeting to be held in conjunction for first time

PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ (January 15, 2018) — Thought leaders from all sectors of the payments industry will convene at the Secure Technology Alliance’s 2018 Payments Summit 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:

  • How Mobile is Transforming the Payments Landscape
  • Making P2P Payments Available to All
  • EMV, Contactless and Digital Security
  • Mobile Commerce
  • An Analyst’s View of the Payments State of Permanent Disruption  
  • The Case for Contactless and Mobile Payments in Transit

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

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For continuing updates on the Payments Summit and related topics, follow @SecureTechOrg on Twitter and use #PaymentsSummit to participate in the conversation.

About U.S. Payments Forum

The U.S. Payments Forum is a cross-industry body that brings stakeholders together on neutral ground to enable efficient, timely and effective implementation of emerging and existing payment technologies. This is achieved through education, guidance and alternative paths to adoption. The Forum is the only non-profit organization whose membership includes the whole payments ecosystem, ensuring that all stakeholders have the opportunity to coordinate, cooperate on and have a voice in the future of the U.S. payments industry. The organization operates within the Secure Technology Alliance, an association that encompasses all aspects of secure digital technologies.

About the Secure Technology Alliance

The Secure Technology Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption and widespread application of secure solutions, including smart cards, embedded chip technology, and related hardware and software across a variety of markets including authentication, commerce and Internet of Things (IoT).

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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Sherlyn Rijos-Altman
Montner Tech PR

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