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 practices 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.

Reduced-price Registration from $599.00 USD (Airlines & Travel/Hospitaliy Providers) and $999.00 USD (Vendors) is available through Friday 31st January. Note: Registration is $100 additional for payment by bank transfer.

Welcome Reception, Wednesday Evening, 26th of February

6.00pm - 7.30pm:
Welcome Reception in conjunction with the Loyalty Security Association Conference

POWWOW AGENDA, Thursday, 27th of February

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
 Pascal Burg, Director, Edgar, Dunn & Co

The Issues & Challenges in Payouts for Hotels & Other Travel Providers
 Jeremy Dyball, Head of Commercial, Amadeus Travel Payments & Travel Client 

B2B Customer Payments Case Study
Dennis Koehler, Global Head of Payment, Fraud & Treasury, Get your Guide
 Patrick Götz, Senior Key Account Manager Travel & Mobility, Wirecard 

Coffee Break & Networking

Digital Payments: Dealing and Manging the Fraud Risk for Payouts
Kurt Knackstedt, CEO, Troovo Technologies

Panel Session: Simplifying B2B Payments:  Convenience versus Cost?  Virtual or Real? Cash or Card?  What's the best approach?


Carlos Menendez, President Enterprise Partnerships, Mastercard 

• Patrik Novak, VP eCommerce,
• Peny Rizou, Group Payments & Fraud Director, eTraveli
• Jayson Westbury, CEO& Director, Australian Federation of Travel Agents & WTAAA
• Anthony Hynes, Founder CEO & Director, eNett International

Lunch & Networking

Supplier Payments Best Practice: Cost reduction & revenue generating strategies
Andrew Sims, Co-founder & Director, Apiso

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

Managing in a Digital, Crossborder & FX World
• Ron Karpovich, Wholesale Payments Solutions, JP Morgan Chase

Getting your B2B Platform Optimised:  Lessons from AirBnB and Alibaba
Masha Cilliers, Payment Ecosystems Consultant, Payment Options

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!

Paul van Alfen, Founder, Up in the Air Travel Payments Consultancy

B2B Payments within the Hotel & Travel Industry: A FinTech solution to save costs
Mike Carlo, Founder, XanderPay
Will NDC and One Order mean anything in a B2B Payments World
Ryan Harris, Director, JR Technologies
Service Interruption Recovery:  UATP's leading edge solutions
Wendy Ward, SVP Marketing & Communications, UATP

If you would like to register to present in the POWWOW session (or for any of the other speaking slots), please click here to register your interest in presenting at this event.

Networking Reception sponsored by Avis

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The Royal College of Physicians in Regent's Park
Council Chamber
11 St. Andrews Place
London NW1 4LE
Tel: 44 (0) 207 935 1174

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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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.

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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.  

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Some of the options available include:

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► 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
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