Using Digital to get ahead of the fraudsters - Travel Fraud Prevention Symposium

Date: 20 Feb 2018    Location: London, UK    Delegates: 50+

Photo: Travel Fraud Symposium 2017 in London

Event Overview: As our world becomes ever more digital, it opens up opportunities for frictionless payments and commerce. However, with that comes increasing risks of fraud. From the new and growing trend of loyalty fraud to identity theft and data breaches, how can we harness the power of digital, but not leave our businesses open to the fraudsters? The theme for our 2018 event is "Getting ahead in a digital age" and, more importantly keeping ahead of the fraudsters who are becoming increasingly more sophisticated in harnessing their opportunities to defraud the travel industry.

Registration is only $249.00 USD for merchants (e.g. airlines, retailers, etc.) and $499.00 USD (Financial Services companies & vendors/suppliers) for payment by credit card on before Friday, 12th of January. Registration is $100 additional for payment by bank transfer.

Conference Agenda: Getting Ahead of the Fraudsters in the Digital Age

9.30 - 10.00:
Registration, Networking & Coffee

10.00 - 10:30:
Chairman's Welcome Remarks, Ground Rules & Audience Introductions
• Masha Cilliers, Partner, iBe TSA (invited)

10.30 - 11.00:
The View from the Front Line:  Interviews with front line merchant fraud practitioners
• Denise Burkett-Stus, Strategic Market Consultant, CyberSource (invited)

11.00 - 12.00:
Panel Discussion: Using Digital Techniques to Get on the Front Foot
This panel will examine how fraudsters are using digital to work around current defences and what fraud managers need to do to stop them

• Michael Smith, Managing Partner, Ai

Panellists: be announced

12.00 - 13.00:
Group Lunch & Networking

13.00 - 13.30:
Regulatory Update:  PSD2, GDPR and what you need to know
• Masha Cilliers, CEO, Payment Options (invited)

13.30 - 14.00:
What Does the Digital Future Hold for Payments & Fraud?
• Kevin Lee, Trust and Safety Architect, Sift Science (invited)

14.00 - 14.45:
Lions' Den: New products and innovations are key to reducing fraud. The Lions' Den is a showcase of new products & services in which companies are given 5 minutes to pitch their payment or fraud prevention-related innovation live & unrehearsed to our board of industry executive "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 favourite at Ai's events.

Lions & Pitching Companies: be announced

14.45 - 15.15:
Coffee Break & Networking

15.15 - 15.45:
Is Blockchain the Answer?   If it is, what is the question?  Everything you need to know about Blockchain and how it can prevent fraud
• Speaker to be announced

15.45 - 16.15:
Two Factor Authentication:   Update on latest developments in 3D Secure
• Speaker to be announced

16.15 - 17.00:
Closing Panel Discussion: Getting the Customer Experience to Drive Sales and Not Fraud
This session is about finding the balance between making it easy to make sales in a digital world but not making it easier for the fraudsters

Moderator& Panellists: be announced

17.00 - 18.00:
Drinks & Networking

Photo: Drinks at the Travel Fraud Symposium 2017 in London


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Council Chamber
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London NW1 4LE
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Tuesday, 20th of February 2018, 9:30am - 6:30pm

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