ATPS Asia-Pacific 2013 - Airline/Travel Payments & Fraud Summit Asia-Pacific

03 Sep 2013 - 05 Sep 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand

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Photo: Past ATPS event.  ♦Scroll down for 2013 agenda♦

Event Overview: The Airline & Travel Payments Summit Asia-Pacific (ATPS APAC) is the venue for discussing & developing best practices for airline & travel payment acceptance and fraud prevention in the Asia-Pacific region. It is the only conference solely dedicated to the Asia-Pacific travel industry's largest controllable cost- payments, credit cards & fraud. The complimentary Asia-Pacific Airlines Fraud Prevention Group Meeting will also take place as part of ATPS APAC 2013. Please find the complete conference agenda below.

As an early bird from $249 USD (airlines/travel) and $549 USD (providers/financial services) through Friday, 14th of June*


 Tuesday, 3 September 2013 (Pre-Day)



Pre-Conference Workshop: Meeting of Asia-Pacific Airline Fraud Prevention Group (Participation is free-of-charge & not limited to ATPS Asia-Pacific Conference participants. Register for the workshop here.)

Open invitation to join the newly formed Asia/Pacific Airlines Fraud Prevention Group, comprised of Airline Fraud Investigators & Managers. (Other travel/hospitality providers are also welcome - OTA, Hotel, Car, etc.)
Membership is Free-of-Charge, but active participation is strongly encouraged.
This working group is modelled after the successful European Airlines Fraud Prevention Group, founders of the global fraud database Perseuss.
Open & honest discussions on the sharing of best practices and fraud trends in the Asia/Pacific area and worldwide.

Welcome Cocktail sponsored by GlobalCollect:

 Wednesday, 4 September 2012 (Day 1)

Registration, Breakfast & Networking  

 09.15-09.30: Welcome Remarks
Michael Smith, Executive Conference Chairman & Managing Partner, Airline Information
 09.30-10.00: Case Study:  Innovative payments strategy that drives AirAsia's low cost model
• Arun Verma, Head of Technology & Innovation, AirAsia

Research: Alternative Forms of Payments in Asia-Pacific - Results of WorldPay's research amongs airlines & consumers and the cost-saving implications for Asia-Pacific's travel companies
• Mike Parkinson, VP Travel, WorldPay


Coffee Break & Networking


Fraud Prevention Track


Michael Smith, Managing Partner, Airline Information

  Payments Track


Wendy Ward, VP Marketing, UATP

Payment implications of Asia Pacific Open Skies
Speaker to be announced


Keynote Presentation: Fraud Trends in Asia-Pacific - key results from the airline fraud report
 • Eduardo Vaena, Business Leader, Cybersource


Panel: What is the optimal payments strategy? 


• Chris Staab, Managing Partner, Airline Information


To be announced


Fraud Innovation Session: 
Presenters have 20 slides and 10 minutes to present their innovation to combat fraud. At the end of the session will be a Q and A with the presenters and the audience to brainstorm best practices


Lunch & Networking

 14.00-15.00: Payments Innovation Session
 - Presenters will have 20 slides and 10 minutes to explain their innovation to the audience. At the end of this session there will be a Q and A to brainstorm these developments with the delegates.  

Panel Discussion:  Who is the weakest link in the selling chain and how does the industry combat this?  


• Michael Smith, Managing Partner, Airline Information


To be announced

 15.00-15.30 New Market challenges
 - markets in Europe still offer good longhaul yields but payment challenges abound.  From numerous alternative forms of payments to surcharging.  This session will offer a comprehensive strategic view on how to manage payments

• Mike Carlo, Global Leader Travel, GlobalCollect and airline client

Coffee Break & Networking

 16.00-17.00: “Lions Den” - New Product Forum

 - 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. 

To be announced

Pitching Companies:

To be announced

Networking Cocktail

 Thursday, 5 September 2013 (Day 2):  
08.00-09.00 Breakfast & Networking

Mobile Payments Workshop: 
This workshop is designed to give you key insights into how to manage payments on the go and help you understand how to implement, deploy, reconcile and manage mobile payments.

Chargeback Workshop
: This workshop will give practical, hands on, advice on how best to deal with chargebacks, providing best practices that you can use when back in the office to save your company time and money.

Coffee Break & Networking

 11.00-12.00 Panel session: Technology - saviour for payments and fraud or a curse?  What is the best way to deploy new services?


• Michael Smith, Managing Partner, Airline Information


To be announced

Closing Keynote:  Developing your Mobile Payments Strategy for the future!
Speaker to be announced

* = Note: Quoted registration prices include all pre-conference & conference sessions & networking events. There is a $100 (USD) surcharge for registration payments made by bank transfer/purchase order.



ATPS Asia-Pacific 2013 - Airline/Travel Payments & Fraud Summit Asia-Pacific

03 Sep 2013 - 05 Sep 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand

Photo: Hilton Millennium Hotel Bangkok - venue of ATPS Asia-Pacific 2013 Conference

Conference & Hotel Venue:
Hilton Millennium Hotel Bangkok
123 Charoennakorn Road Klongsan,

Bangkok 10600,
Tel. +66 2 442 2000

►Book your room for THB 3,500 (approximately $119 USD) including internet & breakfast:

Pre-Summit: Tuesday, 03 September 2013
13:00 Asia-Pacific Airline Fraud Prevention Group & 19:30 Welcome Cocktail

Day 1: Wedneday, 04 September 2013
08:00-17:00 Conference (17:00-18:30 Cocktail)

Day 2: Thursday, 05 September 2013
08:00-12:30 Conference

ATPS Asia-Pacific 2013 - Airline/Travel Payments & Fraud Summit Asia-Pacific

03 Sep 2013 - 05 Sep 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand

Photo: Great networking with airline & financial services decision-makers at a past ATPS event

2012 Attending Company List

Air Asia
Air Asia X
Air Astana
Air China
Airline Information
Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC)
Air New Zealand
Airphil Express
Airtrade International
All Nippon Airways
Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA)
Bangkok Airways
Cathay Pacific Airways
Cebu Pacific Airlines
China Southern Airlines
China Union Pay
Delta Air Lines
Diners Club
The Emerging Finance
Emirates Airline
eNett International
Envoy Services
European Airline Fraud Prevention Group
Garuda Indonesia
Global Blue
Gulf Air
Hainan Airlines
Japan Airlines
Jet Airways
Jetstar Airways
Kale Consultants
Korean Air
Malaysia Airlines
MasterCard International
Peach Airlines
Philippine Airlines
Qatar Airways
Retail Decisions
Royal Brunei Airlines
Royal Jordanian Airlines
Saudia Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Sri Lankan Airlines
Telchar Fraud Consultancy
Thai Airways
United Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Virgin Australia

2013 Company List

...coming soon!


ATPS Asia-Pacific 2013 - Airline/Travel Payments & Fraud Summit Asia-Pacific

03 Sep 2013 - 05 Sep 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand

Main track room ATPS Asia Pacific 2012 Kuala Lumpur
Photo of ATPS Asia-Pacific 2012 conference room

ATPS Asia Pacific 2012 was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 17-19 September 2012. Below are the conference PowerPoint presentations and other materials about its sponsors, indicated by the blue hyperlinks with an arrow. Please check them out and share them with interested colleagues and join us at ATPS Asia-Pacific 2013 in Bangkok in September 2013!

2012 Presentations from Payments Track & Joint Track:

Mythbusters – the top 10 Payment and Fraud myths and how you can overcome them to drive more sales
Mike Carlo, Global Market Leader for Travel, GlobalCollect

Best Practices to improve payment conversion
Eddie Wong, SVP Asia Pacific, Adyen

Advanced FX management - next generation solutions for DCC and corporate FX
Gautam Hazarika, MD, Head of MNC Sales Asia Pacific, RBS Markets

Perfect Payments Case Study
John Kwong, Business Development Manager, Airlines, Worldpay

Case Study: Raising Fraud Awareness enterprise wide - How Air India managed to get buy in of new fraud measures within its management
Nishanth Chandran, CEO, Ogone India & Patrick van der Knoop, Key Account Manager, International Sales, Ogone

Closing presentation: Airlines and Travel - the Mobile Opportunity
Christophe Randy, Sales Manager Southeast Asia and India, Paypal & Mohd Hisham Saleh, Head of Social Media & Innovations, Malaysia Airlines

2012 Presentations from Fraud Track:

Third Party Frauds - Managing Unauthorized Stolen Tickets & Agency Fraud
Debbie Erickson, Manager, Loss Prevention, ARC

Frequent Flyer Fraud – How the Fraudsters are learning how FFP miles are as good as money!
Michael Smith, Managing Partner Airline Information and former FFP Partnerships Director for British Airways

Top 10 tips for effective fraud management
Naomi Nixon, VP Business Development, Asia, ReD

2012 Event Facebook Photos:

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2012 Sponsor Brochures & Marketing Materials:

Accelya & Vivaldi

Vivaldi End-to-end Card Management

Accelya Solutions Footprint


Overview of Supported Payment Methods

Local Payment Method Overview

Credit and Debit card currencies

Hotel Payments Trends and Opportunities


Retail Decisions - ReD

Informational Flyer

Safety Pay

Informational Flyer

Asia Pacific Airline Fraud Prevention Group meeting