CARTES America Keynote Sessions Featuring MasterCard, ABNote and Retail Associations Address EMV Standard and the Future of Payment Technologies
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (April 04, 2013) – The EMV standard is paving the way for the evolution in the United States from magnetic stripe cards to more intelligent payment devices. Key stakeholders in the financial services and retail industries will gather at CARTES America in Las Vegas, Nev. on April 23-25, 2013 to discuss the roadmap to EMV adoption in a series of daily keynote conference sessions.
On Tuesday, April 23, Catherine Johnston, president and CEO, ACT Canada, will host a retail panel on Why Are Merchants and their Acquirers so Outspoken about EMV , consisting of representatives from the Merchant Advisory Group, the National Restaurant Association and NACS, the National Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing.
MasterCard’s Mario Shiliashki, senior vice president & group head, Global eCommerce Product Development, will address how convergence is the foundation for future payment in his keynote address on Wednesday, April 24. In the closing keynote session on Thursday, April 25 ABnote’s CEO Steven Singer will present the topic, EMV by Itself is not the Holy Grail .
All keynote sessions will take place from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. in the Bermuda room at The Mirage Hotel and are open to all participants attending the conference and the exhibition.
“Given the timetable for EMV migration in the U.S., now is the perfect time for CARTES America to be assembling all the key stakeholders –from card providers, card manufacturers and transaction processors to financial institutions and retailers – to discuss challenges and recommendations for deploying new EMV payment device and programs,” said Isabelle Alfano, event director of CARTES America.
The second CARTES America exhibition and conference will bring smart technologies, mobile commerce and digital security authorities and leading technology providers to Las Vegas, Nev. for 80 educational sessions with more than 100 presenters. The event will focus on the topics, trends and technologies to facilitate new business in the large and dynamic American market for innovative smart technologies. The CARTES America conference program includes a number of sessions addressing three broad themes: EMV and NFC deployments, mobile & advanced payments and security. The event will feature technology and application demonstrations by a sold-out roster of 136 exhibitors.
CARTES America is produced by Comexposium. Sponsors and exhibitors include ABnote, Bell ID, Bowe Systec, CPI Card Group, Datacard, Gemalto, GET Group, HID, Mastercard, Morpho, Oberthur, STmicroelectronics and Underwriters Laboratories. Event partners include ABRID, ACT Canada, BayPay Forum, Eurosmart, Global Platform, Inc., Global Prepaid Exchange, Homeland Security Research, SIMalliance and Smart Payment Association.