ATPS 2023 - Airline and Travel Payments Summit 2023, London
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Airline & Travel Payments Summit London 2023: Bridging Fintech and Legacy Systems

Date: 14-15 March, London, UK
14 March: 2:30pm-5pm: Conference
5pm-3pm: Networking Reception
15 March: 9am-5pm: Conference
5:15pm-7:15pm: Networking Reception
Location: London, United Kingdom
Delegates: 200+
Pricing: Merchants: $69 USD / Vendors: $1399 USD (until the 10th of February).
REGISTER NOW! Seats are limited and expected to sell out!
Standalone networking registration:  14 of March, 5-7pm,  Click Here

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The Airline & Travel Payments Summit (ATPS) 2023 will take place in the Royal College of Physicians in London, UK on the 14th and 15th of March. This was our venue for ATPS 2022, and it was a big hit with the audience. So, we’re returning to enjoy its historic setting with a beautiful English garden in London’s Regent’s Park.

This is the event for discussing the latest trends and best practices for Airlines and Travel Companies for accepting payments and beating the fraudsters. The theme for this year is the eternal airline and travel industry challenge of Bridging Legacy Systems with new the new technology advances enabled by Fintech.

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Tuesday 14 March

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Welcome Coffee & Registration


Welcome Remarks

Masha Cilliers, Principal Consultant, Payment Options

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Future of Airline Payments

Thomas Helldorff, VP Airlines & Travel, Worldpay

3:00pm – 3:45pm

AFP, Wallets & Local Payment Methods: The forms of payment that need to be on your radar, and their potential risks.


Paul van Alfen, Managing Director, Up In the Air

– Estie Bothma, Business Development Manager – EMEA Business, Worldline Merchant Services
Simon Eve, Director – Travel, UK e-Commerce and Partnerships, Trustly
Emlyn Miftari, Senior Account Executive, Truelayer
– Various New Forms of Payment Providers (TBA)

3:45pm – 4:15pm

Coffee break & Networking

4:15pm – 5:00pm

Fireside Chat: Payment Orchestration

Nuvei and Edgar Dunn & Co. are completing research and a report on payment orchestration. The highlights of this report will be shared and then the topic of orchestration will be delved into by various stakeholders in the payments and fraud value chain.

Gregoire Toussaint, Director of Strategy, Edgar, Dunn & Company

Howard Blankenship, Head of Global Sales, CellPoint Digital
Kevin White, VP Travel Industries, Mastercard
– Nuvei
– OTA or Airline (TBA)

5:00pm – 8:00pm

Networking Reception

(Note: Those not participating in the ATPS may register solely for this networking here.)

Wednesday 15 March 2023

8:30am – 9:15am

Welcome Coffee & Networking

9:15am – 9:20am

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Wendy Ward, Chief Marketing Officer, UATP

9:20am – 9:50am

Opening Keynote Address

9:50am – 10:30am

Fireside Chat: State of Payments and Fraud

This session will cover trends that participants need to stay ahead from the perspective of some of the best minds in airline and travel payments and fraud

Pascal Burg, Director, Edgar, Dunn & Company

Laurie Gablehouse, Global Head of Travel Solutions, Worldline
Chiara Quaia, VP Travel, Mastercard
Spencer Hanlon, Global Head of Travel Payments, Nium
– Airline (TBA)

10:30am – 11:00am

Coffee Break & Networking Sponsored by Cybersource
Payments Track
Fraud Track in Association with LSA

11:00am – 11:30am

Payments Track

Open Banking – Why It’s Taking off for Travel Payments

– Charlotte Wise, Director Of Business Development, International Open Banking Payments, American Express
– OTA Client (TBA)

Fraud & LSA Track

Opening Keynote: Results of the LexisNexis Risk Solutions Global State of Fraud and Identity Report

Jason Lane-Sellers, Director Market Planning EMEA, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

11:30am – 12:00pm

Payments Track

Subscriptions: The Hottest Trend in Airline Marketing: But what about payment?

Doug Fry, Product Manager, Spreedly
José Luis Vilar, Co-Founder/CPTO, Caravelo

Fraud & LSA Track

Fraud Case Study

– Accertify (TBA)
Christelle Brenin, Payment Fraud Manager, Swiss Airlines (Lufthansa Group)
Stefan Wurm, Head of Fulfillment, Audit & Fraud Prevention, Austrian Airlines (Lufthansa Group)

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Lunch & Networking

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Payments Track

Fireside Chat: Payment Orchestration in Action


– Michael Smith, Co-Founder, LSA

Emily Whalley, Travel Vertical Sales Manager, BR-DGE
Keli Sandeman, Payment Strategy Manager, Virgin Atlantic

Fraud & LSA Track

How Iberia’s Risk Prevention pivoted to a post-Covid market

Erik Knoester, Sr. Managed Risk Analyst, Cybersource
Carmen Gavilán, Payments & Fraud Manager, Iberia

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Payments Track

Online Travel Agency Case Study: The Challenges of Payments in France

Bartek van de Pavert, Director Business Development Travel – Enterprise, Head of Marketing, Payplug
Frederic Pilloud, Ecommerce Director, MisterFly

Fraud & LSA Track

Emerging forms of Payment like BNPL and Open Banking: what are the fraud implications?

– Trustly (Speaker TBA)

2:30pm – 3:15pm

Payments Track

Results of Nuvei Payments Study

Jay Abbott, , Nuvei
Gregoire Toussaint, Director of Strategy, Edgar, Dunn & Company

Leveraging Payments to Convert Sales & Drive New Revenues

Jay Abbott, , Nuvei
Wendy Ward, Chief Marketing Officer, UATP
– Virgin Atlantic Speaker (TBA)

Fraud & LSA Track

Stopping Account Takeovers

3:15pm – 3:45pm

Coffee Break & Networking sponsored by Playtravel

3:45pm – 4:15pm

Payments Track

Addressing Airline Payment Challenges

Esperanza Fernandez, Director, Airline Partnerships, Mastercard

Fraud & LSA Track

Emerging Fraud Technologies: what’s coming next to beat the fraudsters

4:15pm – 5:15pm

Lions´ Den

This is an exciting pitching contest where new payment and fraud-related solutions are pitched for 5 minutes. Pitchers are then questioned by the Lions (judges) for an additional 5 minutes. The judges will then crown winners for Best Product and Best Pitch.

This session is a fun way for the audience to see some of the new fintech solutions coming to market.

– Michael Smith, Co-Founder, Ai Events

Maarten Rooijers, Industry Payments Veteran & Consultant with Payments Taking Off
Laurie Gablehouse, Global Head of Travel Solutions, Worldline

Pitching Companies

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Peoples Group

5:15pm – 7:15pm

Networking Reception


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