Payouts Powwow - Airline & Travel B2B Payments Summit Special

Date: 26 Feb 2020 - 27 Feb 2020    Location: London, United Kingdom    Delegates: 80+

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Overview: The Airline and Travel Industry has an extremely complex landscape when it comes to how customers can pay for their global services. But the complexity of payments goes off the scale when it comes to how the industry has to deal with payouts to both customers and vendors.

To address these issues, we're lauching the ATPS Payouts Powwow. The Airline & Travel Payments Summits having been going strong for the past 11 years. Since they have focused on B2C payments, the focus of this event is on B2B Payments and Payouts - areas where airlines, hotels, Online Travel Agencies and other travel companies can find significant savings. Join this conference to see the best pracites to streamline paying out to your suppliers and customers, as well as to meet the solutions provides with the latest offerings in B2B payments.

This "Powwow" session is designed to encourage discussion and debate and to help delegates come away with some of the solutions that our digitising world brings. Scroll down to register and see the conference agenda.

The lowest Early Bird Registration from $199.00 USD (Airline and Travel & Hospitaliy Providers) and $599.00 USD (Vendors) is available through Friday, October 25th. Note: Registration is $100 additional for payment by bank transfer.


Registration & Check-in

Welcome Remarks, Introductions & Overview of Objectives
• Mike Carlo, Founder, Xander Pay
• Laurie Gablehouse, Travel Payment Strategies & Solutions, Ingencio ePayments

The Issues & Challenges in Payouts for Airlines
Ralph Kaiser, President, UATP (invited)

The Issues & Challenges in Payouts for Hotels & Other Travel Providers
Speaker to be announced

Coffee Break & Networking

Dealing and Manging the Fraud Risk for Payouts
• Speaker to be announced

Can Big Data & AI help manage complexity and reduce payout costs and complexities?
• Speaker to be announced

Lunch & Networking

Are Rules, Regulations & Industry Standards the Best Solution for Managing Payouts?
• Speaker to be announced

Costs & Cost Savings versus Great Customer Experience: Can you manage all of them?
• Amine Boulaghmen, Head of Payment Solutions, IATA

Managing in a Digital, Crossborder & FX World
• Speaker to be announced

Coffee Break & Networking

POWWOW:  Debate, discuss, challenge and share your opinions!
This ATPS Special is a POWWOW and to round up the day this is your chance to share your thoughts, views on the topic.  Speakers will be agreed in advance and given a short allocation of time to share their thoughts and insights on our ATPS Special topic.  Be as controversial as you like but also be prepared to be questioned and challenged by our delegates.  At the end of the short presentations, then the POWWOW will continue with the delegates being able to raise their own issues and also to challenge the presenters!

If you would like to register to present in the POWWOW session (or for any of the other speaking slots) please click here


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The Royal College of Physicians in Regent's Park
Council Chamber
11 St. Andrews Place
London NW1 4LE
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Map and directions:

Nearest Tube Stations: 
Great Portland Street or Regent's Park

Wednesday, 26th and Thursday 27th of Feburary 2020

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If you are planning on staying in London, you can book a local hotel by clicking on the icon below and visiting Ai's affiliate hotel reservations webpage. Any hotel in Regent's Park area will be within walking distance. The Melia White House is located adjacent to the Royal College, while the Holiday Inn Regents Park is a couple of minutes walking distance from it.


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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. To find out more about 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: Michael Smith, Agenda Chairman

Our 2020 ATPS Special agenda is being managed by Ai Events, Managing Partner, Michael Smith.  You can find out more about Michael on his LinkedIn profile here.

We are keen to hear from potential speakers that have background knowledge and insights relating to the topics on the agenda.  There are more details about the speaker selection process on the online form.

You can access the online form by clicking here