Complimentary Meeting by Invitation Only - 2017 Asia-Pacific Airlines Fraud Prevention Group Meeting

Date: 29 Aug 2017    Location: Bali, Indonesia    Delegates: 30+

Photo: Discussion on Fraud at a previous meeting

This annual complimentary meeting of the Asia-Pacific Airlines Fraud Prevention Group, being held in advance of the Airline & Travel Payments Summit Asia-Pacifc, is free-of-charge. It is a closed-door session open to airline and Online Travel Agency executives working in fraud prevention. Observers working directly in Fraud Prevention from other travel & hospitality providers are also encouraged to participate, including from travel agencies, hotels, and car hire companies.

A new addition this year, is a dedicated session on hotel payments.  As many airlines move in to selling hotels and being the merchant of record, understanding the complex (and archaic!) ways of this sector become even more important.  Greater understanding and information sharing in this area will help prevent your business being subjected to a potential new area of fraud.  The "HEDNA" University (Hotel and Electronic Distribution Network Association) session will cover important aspects of hospitality payments and is open to everyone attending the closed session as well as HEDNA members.  (Note: Airline Information is facilitating this meeting, but will not itself be participating, as this meeting is for airline & travel industry fraud profilers only.)

The objectives of this meeting are:
• Extend an open invitation to join the Asia-Pacific Airlines Fraud Prevention Group, comprised of Airline & Travel Agency Fraud Investigators & Managers. Membership is Free-of-Charge, but active participation is strongly encouraged
• Foster open & honest discussions on the sharing of best practices and fraud trends
• Hear from airlines & travel companies to find out what they have done to reduce fraud and how this may be applied in other Asia-Pacific airlines & travel companies
• Equip airlines & other regional companies selling travel online with the tools & information to stop fraud!
• Share learnings from other areas in the travel/hospitality sector

Register now free-of-charge to get a spot in this event! (Note: Only airlines, hotels and travel agencies/online travel agencies may register for this sessions prior to 3.30pm. After that all are welcome to attend.)

Meeting Agenda

12:30 - 13:00:
Registration, Coffee and Networking

13:00 - 13:15:
Housekeeping & Intros
• Peter Gross, Credit & Fraud 2IC, Virgin Australia & Chairman of Asia-Pacific Airlines Fraud Prevention Group

13:15 - 15:30:
Closed Group Session

15:30 - 16:00:
Coffee Break and Networking

16:00 - 17:00:
HEDNA University Session:  Issues and Challenges for the Hospitality Industry
• Mike Carlo, Global Head of Payments, Onyx CenterSource &

Welcome Reception (joint with Airline & Travel Payments Summit Asia-Pacific and sponsored by Ingenico ePayments)


Photo: Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport - venue of APAC Airlines Fraud Prevention Group Meeting

Meeting & Hotel Venue:
Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport
Jl. Airport Ngurah Rai No.7, Tuban, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 8976100

Note: A special rate of IDR 800 (approximately $61.00 USD) for meeting participants will be available shortly.

Photo: Room at the Hilton Garden Inn Bali


Photo: Denpasar, Bali - venue of the ATPS Asia-Pacific 2017 Conference

In the face of the fast-changing travel industry landscape in Asia-Pacific, this year's Airline & Travel Payments Summit Asia-Pacific 2017 conference theme is Delivering Bold Payment & Fraud Strategies. This conference, to be held in Denpasar, Bali from the 29th through the 31st of August 2017, will examine how bold digital payments innovation can be embraced to deliver for customers, while also driving down payment and fraud costs for airlines and travel companies.

To find out more about this event, taking place on the two days following the annual Asia-Pacific Airlines Fraud Prevention Group Meeting in the same hotel venue, click here to visit its website.