NAPCP Virtual Conference Underway with On-Demand Sessions and Live Events That Examine Current Payments-Related Issues, From COVID-19 to Facial Recognition Credit Checks

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The NAPCP Virtual Payments and Commercial Card Conference is open through June 1, 2020. Presenters are the industry’s innovators who have found successes and solutions across the board, from leveraging technology to adapting to the COVID-19 crisis.

More than 475 B2B payments professionals from 155 organizations in the public and private sectors have gathered for the NAPCP’s 2020 Virtual Commercial Card and Payment Conference, which runs through June 1, 2020. The NAPCP is an association advancing payments professionals and practices worldwide, and serves a community of almost 20,000. The NAPCP has leveraged the expertise of 60 end-user practitioners and provider thought leaders to share knowledge and insights. Registration for this conference is open through June 1, 2020.

Conference presenters are the industry’s innovators who have found successes and solutions across the board, from leveraging technology to adapting to the COVID-19 crisis.

Four of the conferences 33 on-demand sessions and 12 live events relate to the pandemic’s impact on the industry, including RPMG Research Corporation’s presentation of survey results of NAPCP members, designed to understand how organizational use of Commercial Cards is changing in the time of COVID-19. RPMG is a leading analysis firm that monitors payments trends in the B2B marketplace.

Conference presenters will address many other timely and relevant topics, including:

  • The next level of security trends, such as facial recognition credit checks, contactless payments and beacon-based shopping
  • The new class of vendors in the travel space, including bike/scooter programs, ride shares and food delivery services such as UberEats and DoorDash
  • Supplier perceptions of payment solutions
  • Consumer mobile behaviors, including increased mobile pay in hospitality industries
  • Cloud-based payments programs
  • Merchant adoption trends
  • Data privacy protection legislation, such as GDPR and CCPA
  • The ongoing transformation of business travel

Leading Commercial Card and Payments providers, who are transforming the payments industry with innovation and technology, share their perspective through sessions, demonstrations and virtual exhibit booths. Provider participants:

  • Act Now Training
  • ACTE
  • Bank of America (NAPCP Alliance Partner Sponsor)
  • Card Integrity
  • Conferma Pay
  • Fifth Third Bank (NAPCP Silver Partner Sponsor)
  • IOFM
  • Mastercard Incorporated (NAPCP Silver Partner Sponsor)
  • Oversight Systems
  • Sabre Virtual Payments
  • SAP Concur
  • Tradeshift (NAPCP Gold Partner Sponsor)
  • U.S. Bank (NAPCP Silver Partner Sponsor)

In the Conference’s General Session, members of the NAPCP’s Advisory Teams will discuss the strategies and solutions they’ve applied to their own programs in both the public and private sectors, providing the audience with action items and ideas to implement. Panelists will use case studies and their own real-world examples to examine various day-to-day concerns, plus broader issues.

The NAPCP is offering two pass options to the event. A complimentary pass gives access to provider content, Discussion Posts and the Virtual Exhibitor Hall. The All Access Pass also includes access to 25 educational sessions, the bulk of which are led by end users; 12 live Roundtable Discussions; and enhanced networking features. The conference and registration are open through June 1, 2020.

The NAPCP Virtual Conference will deliver the same high-quality content and networking opportunities presented at the NAPCP’s in-person Annual Conference, which was canceled this year as a result of the pandemic. This virtual event provides a balance of real-time interaction and on-demand options, allowing attendees to schedule attendance around work and family responsibilities. An added bonus of a virtual event is attendees may attend all sessions, whereas during an in-person event access to content is limited by a set schedule.

About the NAPCP
The NAPCP is a membership-based professional association committed to advancing Commercial Card and Payment professionals and industry practices worldwide. Serving a community of almost 20,000, the NAPCP is a respected voice in the industry and an impartial resource for professionals 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, survey results and articles. The NAPCP also offers a Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) credentia l. In addition to membership, the NAPCP offers complimentary subscriptions to its website, with partial access to industry news, research results, polls and other resources.

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