Four Days in Las Vegas
If you're an experienced conference-goer, you probably consider Las Vegas your home away from home. But perhaps you're a newbie, averse to Sin City, or just don't get to the place very often. Either way, remember to pack comfy shoes for all the time on your feet you'll spend networking with fellow financial services colleagues, and make note that the Bellagio does have the best all-you-can-eat buffet in town.
Roll up your Sleeves
You have arrived. The dizzying colors of Chihuly's glass sculptures and the temptations of the Bellagio's casino are behind you. Equipped with a conference packet, your name badge and an insatiable thirst for knowledge, you're ready to roll up your sleeves and attend a workshop or two on the topics of prepaid, regulatory developments, the digital economy and/or PCI compliance.
Do you ever wonder which start-up will change how consumers pay for things? With product names like Payzur, Spotpay, +M Platform, both start-ups and companies that have been around for over 45 years will take the stage during the annual Payments Innovation Day (PiD). Watch carefully, you donít want to miss the next breakthrough in payments.
Calling all Networks
Where can you see the top payments networks all on one stage at the same time? At the ATM, Debit & Prepaid Forum, of course. Expertly led by the Forum's chairman Tony Hayes of Oliver Wyman, the annual Network Showcase offers an unparalleled opportunity to hear from the organizations shaping the future of the payments market.
Navigating the Exhibit Hall Maze is Easier with a Glass of Wine
The exhibit hall officially opens on Monday night with the welcome reception. Here is your chance to catch up with your peers, make new business contacts and take a look at the innovative solutions vendors have to offer. Enjoy a glass of wine - on us!
Long Day's Journey into Payments
Get ready for a day chock-full of invaluable content. The heads of some of the nation's largest debit issuers take the stage to discuss their business in a post-Regulation II environment. Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) and some of the nation's largest merchants reveal details of their mobile commerce platform. NACHA president and CEO, Jan Estep takes the stage. And that's just the beginning. Five breakout tracks cover ATMs, debit, prepaid, mobile payments and digital money.
Divide and Conquer
Twenty sessions, five tracks, more than 100 speakers and 210 minutes of in-depth, pertinent content. If you remembered to get your colleagues to register with you, you're able to divide and conquer the rest of the conference, each sitting in on different sessions that cover ATM, debit, prepaid, mobile, and - new this year - digital money. Pick and choose, mix and match. It goes much better if you have a team.
It's Vegas Time
At this point, you're probably ready to unwind. Sit down with conference chairman Tony Hayes and your fellow conference goers for a convivial dinner. And after that...well, what happens in Vegas...
Late to Bed; Early to Rise
Some of the best sessions begin in the early AM at the ATM, Debit & Prepaid Forum. Following a panel of prepaid leaders from Green Dot, NetSpend and American Express, will be the Industry Outlook panel with top analysts Glenn Fodor, Autonomous Research; Ashwin Shirvaikar, Citi Research; and Timothy W. Willi, Wells Fargo Securities.
The Home Stretch
This is the last day of the conference and you'll be going home with loads of invaluable insights, new business contacts, action items and ideas.