Getting Ahead in the Digital Age - 12th Airline & Travel Payment Summits

Date: 24 Apr 2018 - 26 Apr 2018    Location: Miami, FL, USA    Delegates: 300+

Pitch your New Product to the Airline and Travel Payment Summit

The Digital Age has opened up huge opportunities in the airline and travel market.  Companies are out to make travel more accessible and affordable are using all sorts of creative ideas to help achieve that.  Delegates at the Airline and Travel Payment Summit are there to connect not only with great content during the presentations but also to find out what is new and cutting edge.

If you have a new product or service that you'd like to pitch to our panel of experts as well as the all the conference delegates, then our ever popular Lions' Den, is the perfect place for you.   It's a 5 minute sales pitch followed by questions about the product/service.  There are two prizes, one for the best and most entertaining pitch on the day.   The other for the best product.  Previous participants have been the likes of Chargebacks911 and Adyen and both are now fast growing successful businesses!. 

The Lions’ Den is sponsored by Uplift, a Silicon Vallye based start up that has brought eh power of fintech innovation approach to travel.   The company’s flagship solution, Uplift Pay Monthly, helps travel providers increase revenues and more important helps make travel affordable, accessible and rewarding for all consumer segments,  by enabling them to spread the cost of airfares and vacation packages.  If your company would like to pitch in the Lions' Den - and who knows you could be the next Adyen or host of other successful Lions' Den winners - please contact Michael Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Photo: Miami - host city of the 12th Airline and Travel Payments Summit

STOP THE PRESS: You might also be intersted in the Loyalty Fraud Prevention Conference taking place in the same venue as this conference on April 24th.

The 12th Annual Airline & Travel Payments Summit (ATPS), co-hosted with UATP from the 24th to the 26th of April 2018 in Miami, Florida is all about: "Getting Ahead in the Digital Age." At the very first ATPS in 2008, the coolest phones were not even smart. The world has moved on considerably and digital is really starting to impact payments and fraud. So, what do you need to do to catch up with and get ahead of customers' payment needs and with the fraudsters in a fast moving digital environment?

This event offers two conference tracks in a single venue: 1) Payments Track, and 2) Fraud Track. It also offers you the chance to connect with the best content and the best contacts in the industry – both of which are designed to get you ahead in the digital age. Scroll down this webpage to see the hot topics to be covered. We are also currently seeking speakers. You may send a speaking proposal by going to the tab at the top of this webpage.

Reduced-price early registration by credit card of $599.00 USD (airlines & hospitality/travel providers) and $1,299.00 USD (vendors & financial services) is available through Friday, March 23rd. Note: Registration is $100 USD additional for payment by bank transfer.


Pre-Event Workshops to allow you to get in to the nuts and bolts of fraud & payment challenges
Blockchain – what are the implications for payments & fraud.  Will it actually work?
Regulation – from PSD2 to GDPR – all you need to know
Is your Payments Platform fit for the Digital Age? - with Open Banking coming to market and Australia introducing the New Payments Platform that is digital, how does your platform stack up?
Mobile Payments - what is the latest research telling us on the adoption of this method of payment?   Is fraud still a risk for customers in mobile?
Latest CNP Fraud Research - here the most up to date trends and developments in CNP Fraud from the Phocuswright/CyberSource Survey
Authentication & identity - Do you know who I am? 
The Internet of Things – what impact will this have for the travel industry and for payments and fraud?
Artificial Intelligence – is AI the fraud buster it is cracked up to be? • Personalisation & Payments – the end of the credit card?
Lions' Den - Payment & Fraud New Product Pitches


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Event Location & Hotel Venue:

1633 N Bayshore Dr,
Miami, FL 33132
Phone: +1 (305) 374-3900

Rooms at the group rate of $169 per night (plus tax) are now available by clicking on the "Book Now" image above.

Conference Agenda Thumbnail Outline:
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018: 14:00-17:00 - Pre-Event Sessions and 19:00-20.30 - Welcome Reception.
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018: 08:00-18:00 Conference Sessions & Evening Reception.
Thursday, April 26th, 2018: 08:00-12:30 Conference Sessions and 13:00 - 16:00: Optional Post-Event Lunch at Hard Rock Cafe with City Cruise.

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Ai Events is delighted to announce that Masha Cilliers, an industry veteran who has had positions at VISA, CyberSource, Ingenico & Mastercard, among others in the payments industry, will be the 2018 Chairman of the Airline & Travel Payments Summit. Masha is responsibe for putting together the agenda for the event, so if you are interested in speaking, she'd be delighted to hear from you.

Please click here to complete the online speakers form. 

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Sponsoring an Ai Event

Whether it is raising brand awareness, new product launches or prospecting for new business, sponsoring an Ai Event is a great way to connect with your target audience.  We aim to understand your detailed objectives so that we can tailor a sponsorship package to your requirements and budget.

With a comprehensive range of sponsorship options available, from exhibition space to sharing your marketing material with delegates, we will create a unique opportunity to promote your brand and/or product. For more information on sponsoring this event, please contact Michael Smith at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Who comes to an Ai Event?

Ai Events focus very much on content. We have industry practitioners as speakers sharing their insights into the key issues of the day. We don’t sell speaking slots, which means our presentations are not sales pitches thus attracting delegates who want to keep up-to-date with innovations and best practices. Most airline, hotel and travel industry delegates are senior decision makers. From SVP, VP and Director level, our delegates are predominately the people doing the job and making purchasing decisions.  

For more in-depth sponsorship information, relating to our different events, or the make up of our delegates, please ask for our Media Pack.

What sponsorships items are available?

We work with our sponsors to customise their sponsorship package to their corporate objectives and budget.  Our sponsorship items start from US$999 and can be tailored to your exact requirement.

Some of the options available include:

► Exhibition space - great brand presence and your chance to speak with delegates during breaks & lunches
► Brand awareness at the event with sponsorship of coffee breaks, networking receptions. We aim to get your brand out there in front of your target audience
► Establishing your brand as an industry thought leader via white papers or other specialist content on the Ai website and promotion of your messages on the relevant event websites
► We also can run webinars and can promote your content to our extensive worldwide database of airline, hotel and travel industry executives

For a more detailed package, prices and how we can help you get to your target customer, please contact Michael Smith by email. He's based in Scotland in the UK and will get back in touch with you as soon as possible to understand your needs and to tailor a package for your needs. His email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Photo: Networking at ATPS 2017 in Berlin

Companies registered for 2018 include:
Ai Events
AIG Travel
Air Canada
Air Europa
Air China
Airline Reporting Corporation
Amadeus IT Group
American Airlines
American Express
Apexx Fintech
Bank Brokers
Cardinal Commerce
CellPoint Mobile
Chase Merchant Services
Collinson Group
Concardis GmbH
Condor Airlines
Corporate Travel Management North America
Cuba Travel Services
Datatrans AG
Edgar,Dunn & Company
Enterprise Ireland
eSKY Group
FEXCO Merchant Services
First Data
GetYourGuide Deutschland GmbH
International Air Transport Association (IATA)
International Processing Systems
JP Morgan
Kobie Marketing
Lufthansa Airplus Servicekarten GmbH
Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co.KG
Meridian Loyalty & Travel
Pegasus Airlines
Qatar Airways
Scandinavian Airlines
Southwest Airlines Co.
Spirit Airlines
TACV - Cape Verde Airlines
Transavia Airlines
Travel FraudGuard
UpLift Inc
Vietnam Airlines


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