PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Secure Technology Alliance is bringing together payments professionals from every sector of the industry for the 2019 Payments Summit this March to discuss a range of business, technology and FinTech developments and implementations. Experts will gather to explore trending topics surrounding EMV chip technology, faster payments, mobile payments, wearables, transit payments and emerging payments technology, such as IoT and blockchain.

The 12th Annual Payments Summit will be held March 11-14, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Arizona. Registration discounts are available until January 12, 2019. For more details and to register, visit http://www.stapayments.com/.

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 trending or new payments technologies. Payments industry executives including merchants, financial institutions, global and regional payments networks, merchant processors and acquirers, mobile payments providers and industry suppliers and integrators should attend to get the latest on emerging technology and the many business opportunities they can unlock.

Through keynotes, roundtable sessions, and multiple track sessions, experts will go in-depth on:

  • EMV, mobile payments, and digital payments
  • Faster payments and secure payment strategies
  • Open-loop payments for transit, parking, and unattended point of sale
  • IoT payments, wearables, and connected cars
  • FinTech payment technologies, blockchain, and digital currencies

“The Payments Summit is a highly anticipated event for payments professionals because it provides a comprehensive reflection of the efforts and new innovations driving the industry each year,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance. “We’re bringing together expertise from every sector of payments to exchange ideas, strategies and plans for implementing new payments technology. Now held jointly with the U.S. Payments Forum Member meeting, this event consists of all the major players in the future of payments.”

2019 will mark the second time that the U.S. Payments Forum will jointly hold its Member Meeting at the Payments Summit. The Forum meeting brings top payments industry leaders from the global and domestic payments networks, financial institutions, merchants and processors into the mix, allowing attendees to network with a variety of payments industry decision-makers.

For sponsorship and exhibition information, visit www.stapayments.com/#sponsors or contact Bryan Ichikawa, bichikawa@securetechalliance.org.
                               
For continuing updates on the Payments Summit and related topics, follow @SecureTechOrg on Twitter and use #PaymentsSummit to participate in the conversation.

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.

For more information, please visit www.securetechalliance.org.

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