NAPCP to Offer Commercial Card and Payment Education and Networking Event at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California

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American Express Global Corporate Payments will sponsor the one-day event on Thursday, October 10, 2013. Featured presenters include payments experts from Sony Pictures and Jet Propulsion Laboratory who will be speaking on global B2B payment strategies and auditing best practices.

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Registration is now open for the NAPCP's Culver City Regional Forum, October 10, 2013 ( The event, hosted by Sony Pictures Studios and sponsored by American Express, will gather B2B payments professionals for two educational presentations, roundtable discussions and networking. The current fee to attend is $69, NAPCP members; $89, complimentary subscribers (includes breakfast and lunch).

Speakers from Sony Pictures Entertainment include Anthony Kimball, Director, Expense Management and Card Services; and Brian Mason, Manager, Expense Management and Purchasing Card Services. Each year, the Sony team manages 150,000 transactions across nine countries. Attendees will learn how Sony acquired contacts, resources and support in far-flung regions, and how they garnered management buy-in to take the program from six figures to hundreds of millions in annual spend.

The second speaker is Jennifer Mertz, CPCP, Purchasing Card (P-Card) Administrator from Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). She will discuss how JPL was able to move away from a 100% transaction audit process to focus on value-added activities that have improved the P-Card program. Jennifer spoke at the NAPCP’s 2013 Annual Conference. Attendees remarked, “Jennifer Mertz was a great presenter, with great content in her session. She managed the presentation and questions very well, keeping the attendees ‘engaged,’” and “Jennifer Mertz from JPL was really good. She gave me a lot to think about regarding where I am winning and losing in my audit procedures.”

A complimentary subscription to the NAPCP is required before registering for the event at Questions about this event should be directed to Jessica_Dressel(at)napcp(dot)org or telephone (952) 546-1880 ext. 4.

About the NAPCP

NAPCP ( is a membership-based professional association committed to advancing Commercial Card and Payment professionals and industry practices worldwide. The NAPCP is a respected voice in the industry, serving as an impartial resource for more than 13,000 members and subscribers at all experience levels in the public and private sectors. The NAPCP provides unmatched opportunities for continuing education and peer networking through its Conferences, Regional Forums, webinars, website, virtual demonstrations, newsletters and regular communication. The association sponsors research and publishes timely and relevant white papers and survey results. The NAPCP offers a Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) credential. Visit to learn more about Commercial Card and payment programs in general, the value of membership, current member demographics, upcoming events and benefits of becoming a year-round partner sponsor.

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