US Payments Forum Announces Expanded March Member Meeting, Held Jointly with Secure Technology Alliance Payments Summit and ICMA EXPO

Forum educates on collection of mobile and contactless payments requirements in new white paper

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., March 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Payment industry leaders will gather at the U.S. Payments Forum March All-Member Meeting in Florida as part of their ongoing efforts to advance emerging technologies to enhance payment transactions. The expanded three-day meeting agenda includes an array of informative conference sessions that are part of the 2018 Payments Summit and International Card Manufacturing Association (ICMA) EXPO. These sessions provide an exceptional opportunity for attendees to gain insights into payment technology, industry trends and innovations from their peers in all stakeholder organizations.

The U.S. Payments Forum March All-Member Meeting will be held March 26-29, 2018 in ChampionsGate, Fla. at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. Registration, the full agenda, and additional information is available at

2018 will mark the first time that the U.S. Payments Forum will jointly hold its All-Member Meeting with the Secure Technology Alliance Payments Summit and ICMA EXPO. U.S. Payments Forum members who register for the member meeting will have access to all Payments Summit and ICMA EXPO conference sessions, networking receptions, and exhibitors in addition to the usual U.S. Payments Forum member-only working committee sessions.

By attending the March meeting, Forum member attendees representing global payment networks, financial institutions, merchants, processors, acquirers, regional payment networks, industry suppliers and industry associations will get access to knowledge and insights on the latest developments across the payments industry in addition to participating in the collaborative Forum working committees.

Attendees will benefit from working committee and special interest group breakout meetings, roundtable discussions, and keynote presentations. First-day sessions include:

  • Digital Payments: Success Means Collaboration – Justin Block, Discover
  • Bringing It All Together with Google Pay – Jack Connors, Google Pay Partnerships
  • EMV, Contactless and Digital Security – Stephanie Erickson, Visa
  • Payments: From Steady State to Permanent Disruption – Thad Peterson, Aite Group
  • Federal Reserve Study on Retail Payments Fraud – Jim Cunha, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • U.S. Payments Forum keynote roundtable sessions led by issuers, merchants, and cross-industry stakeholders

The Forum ATM, Card-Not Present Fraud, Communications and Education, Mobile Contactless Payments, Petroleum and Transit Contactless Open Payments Working Committees will be holding members-only sessions to work on industry projects. In addition, the Forum’s Issuer, Merchant and Mobile Special Interest Groups will meet to facilitate multi-stakeholder discussion of priority industry topics.

Ahead of the Forum’s member meeting, the Petroleum Working Committee is holding an EMV fleet card tag workshop in collaboration with Conexxus on Monday, March 26th from 1:30-4:30pm at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. The workshop, open only to U.S. Payments Forum members, will continue discussion and the development of documents for submission to Conexxus for its ongoing standards efforts. Members interested in attending the workshop should contact Mike Strock,

Educating on Mobile and Contactless Payments Requirements and Interactions
The U.S. Payments Forum has also released a new white paper, “Mobile and Contactless Payments Requirements and Interactions,” which describes how mobile and contactless payments requirements are collected from mobile and contactless payments ecosystem stakeholders. Through this resource, developed by the Mobile and Contactless Working Committee, the Forum aims to garner cross-industry understanding of mobile and contactless payments requirements and best practices and encourage standardization to meet common requirements. To download the white paper, visit

About the U.S. Payments Forum
The U.S. Payments Forum is a cross-industry body focused on supporting the introduction and implementation of new and emerging technologies that protect the security of, and enhance opportunities for payment transactions within the U.S. 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.

Adrian Loth
Montner Tech PR