U.S. Payments Forum July 2021 Virtual Meeting


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U.S. Payments Forum Summer Virtual Meeting – July 2021

The U.S. Payments Forum July 2021 meeting will be held over a four-day period. The Virtual Meeting sessions will be held July 19 – 22, 2021.

The meeting is open to U.S. Payments Forum members and approved registered non-members.  As stipulated in the Forum bylaws, member organizations will be allowed a maximum number of participants to attend at no charge based on their level of membership.  For virtual meetings, the Forum offers members an increased number of member passes based on the levels of membership.  Additional passes are available for members for a fee (see below).

Member organizations who wish to add additional participants to attend the virtual member meeting sessions can pay $150 (early registration until July 5) or $200 (regular registration) for each additional person.

For organizations who are not Forum members, please visit  www.uspaymentsforum.org for further details about the U.S. Payments Forum and information about becoming a member.

Non-member organizations who wish to attend the virtual member meeting sessions can pay $250 (early registration until July 5 or $300 (regular registration) for each person.

* Media and analysts are not eligible to attend the meeting
Association, Government, Associate Member level limit of 2 member passes
General Member level limit of 5 member passes
Global Payments Brand level limit of 25 member passes
Principal Member level limit of 10 member passes

July Virtual Meeting Agenda

July 19-22, 2021 – Plenary Sessions, SIGs, Education Panels/Sessions

Session Formats Day One/Monday, July 19, 2021
OPENING – Day Preview

12:30 – 12:50 ET


Day One Preview

Jason Bohrer, US Payments Forum


SESSION 1: 12:50-1:20


Keynote:  Driving Touchless Payments into the Future

Judy Nguyen, American Express



** USPF Members Only Session**


BREAK: 1:20-1:30 ET  
SESSION 2: 1:30-3:30 ET


Two-hour SIG with facilitated discussion of merchant and issuer hot topics


Joint Merchant and Issuer Special Interest Groups

Leaders:  Kristy Cook, Target; Keri Crane, Jack Henry & Associates; Jay Dubina, Jack Henry & Associates


** USPF Members Only Session**


Transition to Zoom Networking Event
NETWORKING EVENT: 3:40-4:40 ET Networking Event – Trivia Style!

Interactive session to relax and network with other Forum members


** USPF Members Only Session**


Session Formats Day Two/Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Day Three/Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Day Four/Thursday, July 22, 2021

11:30 – 12:25 ET

No session Coffee Hour, hosted by Jason Bohrer

Please join us for a fun interactive session while we get to know our USPF Steering Committee Officers a bit more


** USPF Members Only Session**


No session
    Transition to Webex Sessions  
OPENING – Day Preview

12:30 – 12:40 ET


Day Two Preview

Jason Bohrer, US Payments Forum

Day Three Preview

Jason Bohrer, US Payments Forum

Day Four Preview

Jason Bohrer, US Payments Forum

SESSION 1: 12:40-1:30 ET


Live, interactive roundtables/panels (webinar format)


Roundtable: Stakeholder Report – Merchants/Issuers/ Acquirers

Panelists:  Trent Addington, Walmart; Steve Cole, Worldpay; Brandon Cranford, Woodforest; Andy Patania, Elavon; Chris Roberts, Wells Fargo; Linda Toth, Conexxus; Amy Linden, MTA



** USPF Members Only Session**

Roundtable: Stakeholder Report – Payment Networks

Panelists:  Berke Baydu, Mastercard; Carey Ferro, American Express; Linda Horwath, JCB; Simon Hurry, Visa; Manish Nathwani, SHAZAM; Lillie Platko, NYCE; Tom Pouliot, Unionpay; Jennifer Schroeder, PULSE; Tim Dziubek, Discover; Ann Morsch, AFFN; Daneen Cady, Fiserv


** USPF Members Only Session**


Panel: Standards Update – How FIDO, EMVCo and W3C Standards Fit Together in the Payments Environment

Speakers:  Ian Jacobs, W3C; Christina Hulka, FIDO Alliance; Bastien Latge, EMVCo





** USPF Members Only Session**


BREAK: 1:30-1:45 ET      
SESSION 2: 1:45-2:30 ET


Live, interactive roundtables/panels/education sessions (webinar format)



Panel:  QR Code Use Cases and Best Practices

Leader:  Mobile and Touchless Payments Working Committee


Moderator: Tonya Weiss, TSYS

Panelists: Ed Perez, Verifone; Ashley Collins, Kroger; Donald Frieden, P97 Networks


**Open Session – All Attendees**


Panel: Implementing NFC Technology at the ATM

Leader:  ATM Working Committee


Moderators: Alicia Moore, Visa and Ron Schnittman, Bank of America

Panelists: Bill Rorick, ID TECH Products; Marcelo Castro, Diebold Nixdorf; David Tente, ATMIA


**Open Session – All Attendees**


Panel/Education Session: EMV 3DS


Moderator: Lesley Pollard, UBS

Speakers: Marcus Weidner, Visa; Tim Mansfield, Truist




**Open Session – All Attendees**


BREAK: 2:30 – 3:15 ET      
SESSION 3: 3:15 – 4:00 ET


Live, interactive roundtables/panels (webinar format)


Panel:  New Technology Impact on the Future of Payments

A cross-industry panel discussing new technologies impacting payment

Moderator:  Rod Reef, Reef Karson Consulting

Panelists: Mike Sigal, 20022 Labs; Mike Banyard, Ordo; Manish Upasani, Utimaco; Gautam Vij, FEITIAN Technologies


**Open Session – All Attendees**


Panel:  Petro EMV Migration – Three Months after the Liability Shift

Leader: Petro Working Committee


Moderator: Terry Mahoney, W Capra Consulting

Panelists: Brent Peters, CircleK; Kelly Andrus, EG-America; Ryan Fuelling, Parent Petroleum




**Open Session – All Attendees**


Panel:  Transit Trends

Leader:  Transit Contactless Open Payments Working Committee


Moderator: Wes Haworth, Cubic

Panelists: Gillian Gillett, Cal-ITP; Amy Linden, MTA; Jeroen Kok, Rebel Group






**Open Session – All Attendees**


BREAK: 4:00-4:15 ET      
SESSION 4: 4:15-5:00 ET


Live, interactive roundtables/panels/birds-of-a-feather sessions (webinar format)



Birds of a Feather Session:  Buy Now Pay Later

Speakers: Joe Vasterling, Best Buy and Eric O’Brien, MAG



**Open Session – All Attendees**

Global Chip Supply Challenges: Impact on the Payments Industry

Moderator:  Oliver Manahan, Infineon Technologies


Panelists: Brent Bowen, Giesecke+Devrient; Kate Weiler, Discover; Simon Hurry, Visa; Ryan Ahern, Ingenico


**Open Session – All Attendees**

Meeting Wrap Up

Speakers: Jason Bohrer, U.S. Payments Forum; Devon Rohrer, U.S. Payments Forum


** USPF Members Only Session**




Click the link below to view the list of attendees.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Forum is offering sponsorship opportunities to members for the July meeting. Click here to see the sponsorship prospectus and contact Jason Bohrer ([email protected]) if you’d like a sponsorship.

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About the Forum

The U.S. Payments Forum is a cross-industry body focused on supporting the introduction and implementation of EMV chip and other new and emerging technologies that protect the security of, and enhance opportunities for payment transactions within the United States. The Forum is the only non-profit organization whose membership includes the entire payments ecosystem, ensuring that all stakeholders have the opportunity to coordinate, cooperate on, and have a voice in the future of the U.S. payments industry. Since the formation of the organization as the EMV Migration Forum in 2012, more than 200 organizations from across the payments industry have joined as members. Membership is required for attendance at all Forum meetings.

Based on member input, eight working committees have been established and meet regularly through teleconferences and web conferences to work on agreed-upon objectives. Current Working Committees are ATM, Card-Not-Present Fraud, Debit Routing, Communications and Education, Mobile and Touchless Payments, Petroleum, Testing and Certification, and Transit Contactless Open Payments. Working Committees are led by volunteer chairs and consist of members from the wide range of stakeholder organizations that belong to the Forum, including issuers, merchants, acquirers/processors, regional debit networks, global payment networks, and industry suppliers.