What You'll Get



Trend Coverage

Mobile payments, EMV, consumer and merchant adoption + more.

Thought Leaders

Hear from card and payments innovators from top firms.

Deep Dive Discussions

Content for banks, credit unions, merchants and solution providers.

Join the Industry at Card Forum 2016

2016 promises to be an exciting year for cards and payments as Apple Pay, Android Pay, EMV and other technological advancements take hold.

This year’s Card Forum will keep you ahead of these changes, and position you at the leading edge of payment innovation.


Event Overview



Merchant & Retailer Think Tank

Mobile Pay

Payment Security & Regulatory Update

Customer Loyalty & Engagement

Innovation in Payments

Co-branded Opportunities

Special Features



Prepaid Executive Summit

Credit Union Summit

Women in Payments

Driving the Future of Payments


Advisory Board



John Ainsworth

John Ainsworth

Executive Vice President, North America Markets, MasterCard

Stephen Barone

Stephen Barone

Vice President, Senior Compliance Manager, Retail Payments, US Bank

Daniel Dent

Daniel Dent

SVP, Consumer Deposit and Emerging Payments Solutions Manager, First Tennessee Bank

Vince Hruska

Vince Hruska

Senior Vice President, City National Bank

Mike McCrary

Mike McCrary

EVP Ecommerce and Emerging Technology, Lincoln Savings Bank


Leanne Phelps

Leanne Phelps

Senior Vice President, Card Services, State Employees Credit Union - NC

Philip Philliou

Philip Philliou

CEO, TruBeacon

Shahar Ziv

Shahar Ziv

Director - Enterprise Growth Strategy & Business Development, American Express

Schedule at a Glance



April 12

7:00 Registration Opens
8:00 Morning Pre-Conference Programs:

  • Women in Payments
  • Challenges & Opportunities in Credit Scoring Workshop

12:00 Lunch
1:00 Afternoon Pre Conference Programs:

  • Credit Union Summit @ Card Forum
  • Prepaid Executive Summit
4:00 Main Conference Begins
5:30 Reception in the Exhibit Hall

April 13

7:30 Registration Opens
8:45 Opening Keynote
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Breakout Sessions:

  • Mobile Pay
  • Innovation in Payments
  • Customer Loyalty & Engagement
  • Merchant & Retailer Think Tank

5:30 Card Forum 2015 Cocktail Reception

April 14

7:30 Bloody Marys, Mimosas & Morning Coffee
8:00 Morning Keynote
8:30 Game On: Networks vs. The Issuers!
9:30 Breakfast & Networking in the Expo Hall
10:30 Breakout Sessions

  • Co-Branding Opportunities
  • Payment Security & Regulatory Update

  • 12:00 Card Forum 2016 Concludes

    Plan Your Stay



    Card Forum 2016 will take place at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE Hotel. Click here for booking information.




    What is Card Forum & Expo?

    Card Forum is the only event built exclusively for card and payment executives at the industry’s leading merchants, issuers and networks.

    Who will attend?

    Senior level executives from card issuers, merchants, networks responsible for: Payments, Card Services, Marketing and Co-Branding Relationships, Payment Partnerships, Payment Innovation and Strategy, Customer Experience, Detail Payments, Product Management, Operations and Technology, and Business Development.

    Who are the creators of the event?

    Card Forum & Expo is brought to you by SourceMedia, publishers of American Banker, PaymentsSource, Bank Technology News, and a number of other financial services industry publications.

    When and where?

    Card Forum & Expo will be held April 12-14 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.

    How can I register to attend?

    Click here for registration information.

    Want to talk to a real person?

    Call Ingrid Olsen at (212) 803-8456

    Whom do I contact about sponsorship?

    For information about sponsoring or exhibiting at Card Forum & Expo please contact Melissa Sefic at (212) 803-6067 | Melissa.Sefic@sourcemedia.com or Stacy Gellman at (212) 803-8841 | Stacy.Gellman@sourcemedia.com.

    Whom do I contact about speaking?

    Please reach out to Ian McRae at (212) 803-8816 or Ian.McRae@sourcemedia.com.

    April 12-14, 2016, Los Angeles