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 detailed agenda and register now to secure your place.

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 Wednesday 19th of February 2020. Registration is $100 additional for payment by check or bank transfer.


TUESDAY 19th May

2.00       Pre-Event Session

5.30       Welcome Reception


8.50:    Chairman's Welcome Remarks
             • Madeleine Anderson, Director, Company Evolution

9.00     Case Study: Payments Strategy as a Competitive Advantage: How to beat your competition
             with payments tech!

             • Patrick van der Knoop and airline client (invited)

9.30     The FinTech Innovation Forum & Showcase in the Ai Lions' Den

10.30   Networking & Coffee

11.10   Industry Updates: Research, Rivalries and Rules

            Alternative Forms of Payments:  Industry Research Results
            • Wendy Ward, SVP Marketing & Communications, UATP
            • Pascal Burg, Director, Egar, Dunn & Company

           IATA Financial Services Update for Airlines 
• Amine Boulaghmen, Head of Payment Facilitation Solutions, IATA

           What Are the Implications of Payment & Fraud Provider Mergers?
• Speaker Requested

12.30  Lunch & Networking 

2.00    Regulations Explained: Secure Customer Authentication to 3D Secure 2.0 (and more!)

           Next Generation AI for Fraud Detection & Prevention: What you need to know

           The Frictionsless Customer Experiences: What it is and how to deliver it 

           The Dark Web: Is your brand on there? What are the implications of card and account information
           being traded online?

3.30     Coffee Break & Networking

4.10     Panel Session: Which payments & fraud platform should you build on? Are the current ones
            fit for purpose or will Goole, Amazon and others just bypass current processes?

5.00     Networking Drinks


09.00    Is FinTech coming to Airline & Travel Payments/Fraud anytime soon?  
             • Speaker Requested

09.30   Roundtables: Payments & Fraud Complexity: Are there better solutions for our industry?

10.30   Networking & Coffee

11.10   From Contactless to Virtual Cards: Are these a blessing or a curse?
            • Speaker requested

           Payments Transparency:  Who pays for what? 
• Speaker Requested

           B2B Payments: Issues, Challenges and Solutions 
           • Speaker Requested

           Closing Panel:  What are the 3 key payments & fraud issues for the industry to move forward?

12.30  Conference Ends

To access the presentations from the 2019 Event to get a better idea of what's in store for 2020, 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."

Photo: Le Centre Sheraton Montreal

1201 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2L7, Canadá
Tel. +1 514-878-2000

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

Madeleine Anderson, Agenda Chairman

Speaking at an Ai Event

Our events focus on the areas of Loyalty Marketing, Ancillary Revenues & Merchandising, Co-Brand Cards, as well as on Payments and Fraud Prevention. And, our delegates at Ai events are keen to hear what's new, what's next and what works in these areas. So, if you've got a relevant and interesting story you'd like to share at our events, then we'd love to hear from you.

Ai Events doesn't sell speaking slots (although you can opt for a paid for pitch in the Lions' Den!)

Speaking on an agenda is determined by the relevance of the proposed topic for the audience as well as the experience of the speaker and their company. 


If you work in an airline or a company that has as its main business selling travel products direct to customers then our delegates want to hear your insights.  Therefore, we give priority to these speakers.  If you are working in a company that supports these businesses, then our delegates tell us that co-presentations with your airline/travel industry clients are the best way to share insights and we give next priority to these. New research and market insights are also highly valued by delegates and they are keen to hear from presenters that can share new research cases and studies.

We operate on a "first come, first served" basis providing that the topic is relevant to the delegates.  You can see a sample of the information that you need to complete the online form by clicking here

Submitting a Proposal to speak

If you'd like to speak at an Ai event, please complete our online form by clicking here

All our 2020 Events are listed on this form.  Please note that we give preference to airlines/travel companies that are speaking and then to joint presentations with airline/travel companies and their suppliers.  There are more details about the speaker selection process on the online form.

Madeleine Anderson

Madeleine is keen to hear from qualified speakers on the various topics outlined on the conference websites.  From putting together the agendas for last year's events delegates told her that the case studies from the front line are especially well received.  A front line professional herself, having worked extensively for the likes of British Airways,, Flybe to name but a few she understands the issues and challenges to take ideas from concept to delivery.  You can find out more about Madeleine and link with her via her LinkedIn page by clicking here

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!

Top Brand Names Sponsor Ai Events.  Great Content and Connections made by presenters and sponsors.

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

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