Is Fintech the Solution to Payment & Fraud Challenges? - Fintech Connect - The Airline & Travel Payments Summit

Date: 19 May 2020 - 21 May 2020    Location: Montreal, Canada    Delegates: 250+

Photo: Panel at a 2019 ATPS event

A new decade is already with us and the pace of innovation and change that has already taken place for airline & travel payments will surely continue to accelerate. The FinTech revolution is only just begining to take aim at travel, and this year's ATPS is aiming to bring what's happening in this area front and centre, so that the industry can take advantage. From cost savings to better customer experience and biometrics to artificial intelligence, it is likely that no area of the travel payments ecosystem will be left untoch. FinTech at ATPS is the place not only to connect with ATPS' typical great content and great contacts, but also to be challenged with new ideas and to see round the corner of what's up next in payments and fraud prevention.

Scroll down to see the hot topics that will be covered. The detailed agenda will be published shortly.

Early Bird Registration of $299.00 USD (Airlines and Travel & Hospitality Providers) and $999.00 USD (Vendors and any company which isn't an Airline or Travel/Hospitality provider) is available for payment by credit card through Friday 14th of February 2020. Registration is $100 additional for payment by check or bank transfer.


Innovation FinTech Forum - the ever popular Lions' Den will feature FinTech innovations
Customer Experience for today & tomorrow's bookers - no longer just a marketing department issue!
Frictionless Payments - at all customer touchpoints
Industry Consolidation - payment suppliers are consolidatin, so what's the impact for merchants?
Regulation Part One - Secure Customer Authentication & 3D Secure 2.0
Regulation Part Two - will FinTech solutions be the answer to regulatory compliance?
• Is GAFA coming to Payments and Fraud? Where to watch Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon.
Supervised, Unsupervised, Democratised - Artificial Intelligence
Payments Platforms & Hubs - will the likes of Amazon bypasses existing payments infrastructure in travel?
Airline & Travel Merchant Acquiring -will FinTech start to offer this as Software as a Service?
Contactless Revolution - Does this mean the death of cash? What can we do with the rich data provided?
Virtual Cards - coming to a smartphone near you?  Will airlines adopt the cards?
Account Take Over (ATO) - what happens when your app (with all those account details) gets hacked?
Alternative Forms of Payments - hear the results of the latest industry research
• B2B Payments - cost savings & huge efficiency gains to be made in this area
Payment Complexity - is there an easier industry wide way to handle payments?
Transparency in Payments - who is paying what and to whom and is it all clear and transparent?
Pre-Event Workshops to allow you to get in to the nuts and bolts of fraud & payment challenges

Conference Agenda Outline
Tuesday, 19th May 2020: 14:00 - 17:00 Pre-Conference Workshops & 6:00pm - 8:00pm Welcome Reception
Wednesday, 20th May 2020: 08:30am - 6:30pm Conference Sessions & Post Event Drinks & Networking
Thursday, 21st May 2020: 08:30am - 12:30pm Conference Sessions

To access the presentations from this session, click on the button above and request the presentations from the "Airline & Travel Payments Summit 2019"

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

The 13th Annual Airline & Travel Payments Summit (ATPS), co-hosted with UATP, was held outside London in Brighton, UK from the 7th to the 9th of May 2019. The theme for the event was Engage, Experience and Execute - are we delivering for customers? In a world where the Internet of Things, and the Internet of Commerce, are fast becoming the day-to-day reality, how will payments and fraud prevention work for customers? 

To access the presentations from this session, click on the button above and request the presentations from the "Airline & Travel Payments Summit 2019."

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Our preferred group rate is $229 CAD per night. Please, click below to book a room: 

Conference Agenda Outline for Booking your Travel:
Tuesday, 19th May 2020: 14:00 - 17:00 Pre-Conference Workshops & 6:00pm - 8:00pm Welcome Reception
Wednesday, 20th May 2020: 08:30am - 6:30pm Conference Sessions & Post Event Drinks & Networking
Thursday, 21st May 2020: 08:30am - 12:30pm Conference Sessions

Photo: Lions Den Winners at ATPS 2018

New Product Pitches in the UpLift Lions' Den

Delegates attend the Airline and Travel Payment Summit not only to connect with great content during the presentations, but also to find out what is new and cutting edge in payments and fraud prevention.

So, if you have a new product or service that you'd like to pitch to our panel of experts, as well as all of 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 your product/service from the Lions (Judges). Two prizes are then awarded- one for the best and most entertaining pitch and the other for the best product.  Previous winners have included the likes of "small startups" (at the time) of Plusgrade and Adyen. Plusgrade are now working with 60+ airlines for their paid for upgrade program, while Adyen, founded just over 10 years ago, is now worth more than 2.5 Billion Euro!

Would like to pitch your ancillary-related product in the Lions Den at ATPS? Please email Michael (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to let us know!

Photo: Madeleien Anderson

Ai Events is delighted to announce that Madeleine Anderson will be the Event Chairman and agenda setter of the 2020 Conference. She looks forward to hearing from you if you wish to speak at this event.
To inquire about speaking, click here to complete the online speaker's inquiry form and thereby contact Madeleine.

Madeleine Anderson worked for British Airways for 10 years, including managing the British Airways Executive Club (UK). This was followed by three years working for Ernst & Young Management Consultancy, specialising in Loyalty across a number of sectors in Europe. Since 2002 Madeleine has worked as an independent consultant, holding a series of roles in Europe and the Far East. This has included launching a loyalty programme for and supporting the strategic development and launch of a co-brand credit card for Emirates Airline. She graduated from Loughborough University of Technology with a BSC (Hons) Management Sciences and Diploma of Industrial Studies. She has also received a Post Graduate Diploma of Business Administration from Lancaster University and a Diploma of Direct Marketing from the Direct Marketing Centre/Kingston University.

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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. 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

The following companies attended in 2019. The 2020 list is expected to be similar.
Aegean Airlines
Aer Lingus
Air Canada Vacations
Air Europa
Air France Digital Touchpoints
Airchina Limited
Amadeus Payments
American Express
Appsecco Limited
Baudon Nortier Consulting
Cabo Verde Airlines
Cardinal Commerce
Cathay Pacific Airways
Cellpoint Mobile
China UnionPay
Collinson Group
Concardis GmbH
Continuum Commerce
Croatia Airlines
Dalenys payments
Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Discover Car Hire
Discover Financial Services
Edgar, Dunn & Co
Elavon Merchant Services
ESKY Group
Expedia Group
Financial Services Consulting
GetYourGuide Deutschland GmbH
Gulf Air
Hyatt Hotels
Igoria Trade SA
INDIGO / Cityhook
JCB International (Europe) Ltd
Kobie Marketing
Lastminute(dot)com Group
LOT Polish Airlines
Loyalty Fraud Prevention Association
Lufthansa Systems
Natwest Markets
NEC Payments B.S.C
Nethone Sp. z o.o
Payvision B.V.
PCI Booking
Pegasus Airlines
Qatar Airways
Quant Network
RPGC Group
Safe Charge
SAS Scandinavian Airlines
SEON Technologies
South African Airways
Thai Airways
The Leading Hotels of the World
Turkish Airlines
Ukraine International Airlines
Up in the Air -Travel Payment Consultancy
US Bank
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Virgin Group Loyalty Company
Vueling Airlines
Wex Europe
Whitepages Pro
Worldpay AG