Payments Thought Leaders Invited To Submit Speaking Proposals for the Smart Card Alliance’s 2015 Payments Summit

Payments Thought Leaders Invited To Submit Speaking Proposals for the Smart Card Alliance’s 2015 Payments Summit

Proposals accepted through Nov. 6

Princeton Junction, N.J., October 20, 2015 – Do you have insights on recent developments in payments, such as EMV chip technology, mobile wallets, near field communications (NFC), contactless payments, and open transit systems or other payment innovations? Do you want to be part of the most anticipated payments industry event of 2016? Submit a speaking proposal on innovations and developments for payments across retail, mobile and transit markets to become one of the select expert speakers at the Smart Card Alliance’s 2016 Payments Summit.

Proposals must be submitted by Friday, November 6, 2015 to be considered. For guidelines on how to submit, visit The 9th Annual Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit will be held on April 5-7, 2016 at the Loews Royal Pacific in Orlando, Fla. Details regarding the agenda and registration can be found at

“There have been significant developments in the U.S. payments ecosystem over the past year. The migration to EMV chip cards is well underway, mobile wallets such as Apple Pay and Android Pay are becoming increasingly popular with consumers, and open payments and mobile ticketing are now being integrated into transit systems. These developments are fundamentally changing the way consumers transact, and opening up new and exciting business opportunities,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. “The Payments Summit is a great opportunity for thought leaders to share their insights and collaborate with peers on how to best take advantage of these opportunities and create an enhanced and more secure payment experience in the U.S.”

The conference program advisory committee is looking for vendor-neutral, educational presentations that focus on the issuance and usage of smart cards and alternative smart technology that fall into one of the following categories:

  • EMV Contact and Contactless Card Payments Implementations
  • Mobile and NFC-Enabled Payments Implementations
  • Transit Fare Payment Systems Implementations and Technologies
  • Alternate Payment Systems Implementations and Technologies
  • Business Use Cases and Global Payments

For 2016, the Smart Card Alliance is co-locating the event with the ICMA Expo, providing attendees expanded content, exhibits and networking covering the full spectrum of cards and payments. Any individuals and organizations who wish to learn about the real-life applications of payments technologies and systems and card manufacturing are invited to attend the event. For sponsorship and exhibition information, visit or contact Bill Rutledge, [email protected].

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

About the Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.

Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America. For more information please visit


Megan Shamas
Montner Tech PR
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