7th ATPS Global Conference - Airline/Travel Payment & Fraud Summit

05 Nov 2013 - 06 Nov 2013 in Chicago, IL, USA

Photo: Past busy ATPS event. Join us in Chicago for networking, great sessions & to get down to business.

Airlines and the travel industry face thin margins, while payments and fraud represent large opportunities for cost-savings, as well as new revenue streams in the complex multi-channel, international, and cross-border travel market place. The 7th Airline & Travel Payments Summit agenda will cover these issues & challenges and how airlines and travel companies are responding to them in innovative ways. The theme for this year's event is "Travel Payments Innovation." For the first time, the 2013 ATPS will also include the TravelMole Payments & Fraud Symposium (coming soon to the agenda!) held consecutively as part of ATPS, dedicated to the payment & fraud challenges of agencies, tour operators, hotels and rental card companies!

Speakers from both traditional and lowcost carriers, OTA's, and travel agencies have already been confirmed. And, if you want to contribute to the conference program as a presenter, please email Michael Smith, the Executive Chairman of APTS 2013.  ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . ) Preference will given to industry speakers and to joint industry/supplier case studies.

Scroll down this page to see the conference agenda outline & hot topics list.

Early Bird registration of $399 for travel industry companies & $999 for suppliers & financial services companies is available on/before Friday, 14th of June 2013!

  Monday, 4 November 2013
  13.30-14.00 Pre-Registration, Networking & Coffee Break
  14.00-17.00 Loyalty Fraud Prevention Working Group (open to Loyalty Program executives only - please ask about eligibility)
  14.00-17.00 Pre-Conference Payments Workshop (open to all conference registrants)
  19.30-21.30 Pre-Conference Cocktail Reception
  Tuesday, 5 November 2013    
  08.00-09.00 Breakfast, Registration & Networking
  09.00-10.30 Opening Panel Discussion & Keynote Presentations: Payments and Fraud - Developing a comprehensive strategy to contol cost & deliver revenue 
  10.30-11.00 Coffee Break & Networking
  11.00-12.30 Payments Track Fraud Track
    Hot Payments loyalty topics will include:
  • Lessons from LCC's on how to manage payment gateways
  • Will 2013 be the year of distruption in shopping and payments space as PayPal claims?
  • Payment challenges in a multi-channel world
  • BSP and virtual cards - will BSP survive?
  • Corporate payments - managing inbound & outbound payments
  • Are pre-paids the way forward for the travel industry?
  • Mobile wallets - can they increase airline and travel industry sales?  Will these lead to payments and loyalty becoming one and the same thing?
  • Contactless cards - implemtation and challenges
  • Risk management
  • Managing Industry Disruptions - strategies for compensation
  • Innovation Forum - sessions dedicated to new upcoming products and technology to drive cost-savings and revenue
  • Chip and Pin and implications for markets moving to EMV
  • Regulation update - with the US wanting to scan payment cards at the borders, where is regulation going?
  • Data is the new resource - what is your payments data telling you and are you making the best use of it?
  • Improving Payment page conversion
Hot fraud track topics will include:
  • Dedicated fraud manager sessions for industry managers to discuss and debate their challenges in private
  • Do mobile sales increase the fraud risk?
  • Detailed analysis from the Airline Information/Cybersource bi-annual Airline Fraud report
  • Biometrics - effective tool or gimmick?
  • Chargeback management - best practices
  • Loyalty fraud - under control?
  • Fraud solutions - which is the best strategy: in house, manual or mix of software and people?
  • Dealing with law enforcement - can the industry work with them better to combat individual and organised fraud?
  • Verified by Visa and 3D secure from Mastercard - are they effective tools for airlines and travel companies?
  • Are Alternative Forms of payments really fraud proof?
  • Supplier selection - what's the best criteria/way to manage RFP's?
  • Fraud data analysis - are you making the best of your information?
  12.30-14.00 Lunch & Networking
  14.00-15.30 'Payments Conference continued... Fraud Conference continued...  
  15.30-16.00 Coffee Break & Networking
  15.30-16.00 Ai Lions Den (for all confeence tracks)

With very thin margins, airlines & travel/hospitality providers must embrace innovative new products and better ways of business. The Lions' Den is a showcase of new products & services in which companies are given a 5-minute sales pitch live & unrehearsed to our board of Lions. Honest & critical feedback on the product & sales pitch is then provided in front of our conference audience. The Lions' Den is consistently an audience favorite at Ai's events.
  17.00-18.30 Networking Cocktail (included with conference registrations)
  Wednesday, 6 November 2013
  08.30-09.30 Breakfast & Networking
  09.30-11.00 Payments Conference continued... Fraud Conference continued...  
  11.00-11.30 Coffee Break & Networking    
  11.30-12.30 Closing Keynote & Panel Discussion (for all conference tracks)
  12.30 Close of ATPS Event
  14.00-18.00 Post-Event Tour - past post-tours have included wine tastings. In 2013, we will again be holding a fun post-conference networking activity that highlights the beautiful city of Chicago. Plan your travel to join the fun & drinks!


7th ATPS Global Conference - Airline/Travel Payment & Fraud Summit

05 Nov 2013 - 06 Nov 2013 in Chicago, IL, USA

Photos: Hyatt Magnificent Mile, venue for 2013 ATPS & Fraud Conference - in heart of Chicago shopping.

Conference & Hotel Venue:

Hyatt Hotel Magnificent Mile

633 North Saint Clair Street,
Chicago, Illinois, USA 60611

Tel: +1 312 787 1234    Fax: +1 312 274 0164


â–ºBook your room with Airline Information Conference Rates of USD $219, including internet:


Pre-Summit: Monday, 4th November 2013: 14:00 Pre-Workshop & 19:30 Welcome Cocktail
Day 1: Tueday, 5th November 2013: 08:00-19:30 Conference Sessions & Networking Reception
Day 2: Wednesday, 6th of November 2013: 08:00-12:30 Conference with optional post-event tour
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Photo: Photo of sleeping room, all of which are to be completely refurbished as shown by early 2013

7th ATPS Global Conference - Airline/Travel Payment & Fraud Summit

05 Nov 2013 - 06 Nov 2013 in Chicago, IL, USA

Photo: Registration at ATPS Worldwide 2012 London

2012 attending comapanies, included:

41st Parameter
Access Prepaid
Aer Arann
Aerolineas Argentinas
Air Berlin
Air China
Air France
Air India
Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC)
Air Malta
Airplus International
Air Tahiti Nui
All Nippon Airways
American Express
Arik Air
Auriemma Consulting Group
AviancaTaca Airlines
Bank of America Merchant Services
Barclays Bank
BCD Travel
British Airways
Capital One
CardinalCommerce Corporation
Carta Worldwide
China Union Pay
Company Evolution
Continuum Commerce
Credit Mutuel - CIC
CSC Airline Solutions
Delaney Secure Ltd.
Delta Air Lines
Diners Club International
easyJet Airways
Edgar, Dunn & Co.
El Al Israel Airlines
Emirates Airlines
eNett International
Etihad Airways
European Airline Fraud Prevention Group
Fairmont Raffles Hotels International
FireHost Ltd.
First Annapolis
First Data Merchant Services
Flight Centre
Fraud Consulting Limited
Garanti Bank
Gulf Air
Hilton Hotels
Hitit Computer Services
HRG Worldwide
Iberia Airlines
Intercontinental Hotels Group
Insel Air
IPSP (Paysecure)
Kenya Airways
KULA Causes
LAN Airlines
Lloyd's Register
Lufthansa German Airlines
Lufthansa Systems
Lufthansa Worldshop GmbH
The Mallett Group
Merchant Risk Council Europe
Monarch Airlines
Ogone India
Ogone Payment Services
Onboard Hospitality
Pacific Network Air
Payment Fraud Consultancy
Payment Options Ltd.
Pepper Consultants
Rev Worldwide
Royal Jordanian Airlines
Retail Decisions
SAS Airlines
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines System
Senturia Tur Ltd.
Strathclyde University
TAM Brazilian Airlines
TNS Inc.
Transat A.T.
Turkish Airlines
Ukraine International Airlines
United Airlines
University of Strathclyde
US Airways
Vietcom Bank
Vietnam Airlines
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Visa International
Western Union
Wideroe Internet AS
XXL Solutions GmbH
Ypsilon.net AG

2013 companies coming soon!


7th ATPS Global Conference - Airline/Travel Payment & Fraud Summit

05 Nov 2013 - 06 Nov 2013 in Chicago, IL, USA

Photo of packed exhibition floor at ATPS 2011 - reach hundreds of decision-makers via sponsorship.

ATPS Event Sponsor Package - Early Bird for first 4 Exhibitors (2 Remaining)

$7,995 USD

- Logo included on printed Conference Agenda
- Hyperlinked logo on Conference Website
- Hosting of exhibition space at Conference
- Marketing information (brochures/white papers) on post-event website
- Attendance by up to three (3) delegates
- Special VIP discount rates for your airline clients
- Additional Delegate attendance 50% off (limited to 1 additional delegate)
- Final post-conference list of delegates

ATPS will host airline and travel provider management practitioners working in payments from air carriers and travel companies worldwide that are ready to do business and implement solutions. Sponsorship offers an ideal opportunity to reach relevant travel payments decision-makers, forge valuable relationships, and get down to business with both the travel industry and the payments industry.

Sponsors have open access to all attendees and sessions throughout the event. Traffic flow is specifically designed to bring exhibitors and attendees together and exhibition time is maximised through two 90-minute lunches, four 30-minute coffee breaks and a 90-minute cocktail.

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities:

Description Price Availability
Opening (Pre-Summit) Cocktail Sponsorship
Includes signage at cocktail for 1.5hrs, swag bag opportunity and great exposure on online/printed agendas.
Contact for quote
Cocktail (Day 1 - evening) Sponsorship
Includes signage at cocktail for 1.5hrs, swag bag opportunity and great exposure on online/printed agendas.
Contact for quote
Delegate giveaway bags
Bags given to delegates at registration containing conference materials
At cost;
Includes all bags
Conference Notepads
Send us your notepads and we'll use them as the official event pads
$799 Available
Conference Pens
Send us your pens and we'll use them as the official event pens
$799 Available
Signage at Conference
For 2 roll-up displays in conference rooms and/or conference floor.
Multiple Available
Conference Folders - Great Value! (2nd Most Popular Item)
Official Conference folders to hold the agenda, bearing your logo.
You supply them to house the conference agenda. Branding fee is $499
$999 Available
Closing Coffee Break Sponsorship
Coffee stations will bear place-cards with your logo, chairman's announcement and great exposure on online/printed agendas.
$999 Available
Logo on Conference Site
Event website logo placement in list of sponsors with hyperlink.
$999 Available
Pre-Session Coffee Sponsorship (for 125 persons) $1,499 Available
Lions Den Pitching Slot
Includes 5-minute sales pitch in "The Den" and 1 delegate registration
$1,999 Available
Coffee Break Sponsorship
Coffee stations will bear place-cards with your logo, chairman's announcement and great exposure on online/printed agendas.
$2,499 Available
Lunch Sponsorship
Includes signage at lunch, chairman's announcement and great exposure on online/printed agendas.
$2,499 Available
White Paper or Editorial
Your non-sales oriented material will be used in promotion of the event to highlight your expertise. (Contact us for more details)
$2,499 Available
Delegate Name Tag Sponsorship - Most Popular Item!
Name Tags Bear only your logo and the conference logo!
Includes all tags
Breakfast Sponsorship
1hr 15min of food & signage before conference day with great exposure on online/printed agendas.
$2,499 2 Available
Podium Plaque
The two conference podiums will bear your logo front and center (you produce them)
$2,499 Available


Contact for Sponsorship:
Christopher Staab,
Toll Free (US/Can) 800.557.7091    ext. 2
Outside the US/Can +1 305 328 8598 ext. 2
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