The IPA Innovative Payments Conference is an inclusive opportunity for all current and future IPA members in the payments industry to engage in exceptional formal and informal learning experiences that help to advance career and professional development, individual productivity, and organizational effectiveness. The 2024 Innovative Payments Conference offers the payments community a chance to gather and reflect on the collective associations’ potential influence on society to shape a better future for the payments industry.
Stay tuned as we build out the agenda and speaking faculty. In the meantime, have a look at some confirmed agenda items and speakers to get an idea of what to expect in 2024. We’re looking forward to putting on another great event for you.
10am - Networking Coffee Break Powered by Pathward
10:15am - Session Coming Soon
11:15am - Session Coming Soon
12pm - Networking Lunch
1pm - Where to Turn When the Political Climate Heats Up Speaker: Amy Walter Description: Amy Walter speaks with aplomb about the electoral process, congressional culture, and the Washington political scene as a whole. A familiar presence across the media spectrum, her range of topics and expertise provides an engaging, compelling presentation that keeps audiences riveted. Walter discusses not only electoral politics, but also the politics of policy, Washington’s dysfunction, and the people and strategies behind events unfolding in Congress and the White House.
2pm -Understanding Faster and Instant Payments Networks – What You Need to Know Speaker: Mary Taylor, Visa Description: As faster and instant payments networks in the US continue to innovate and evolve, gain an understanding of differences between payment rails, key attributes, and role of value-added services. Understand use case examples and gain appreciation for how the changing landscape could influence payment flows now and in the future.
3pm - Networking Coffee Break Powered by Pathward
3:15pm - Session Coming Soon
4pm - Session Coming Soon
5pm - Opening Night Reception
9pm - Late Night Reception
Tuesday, May 7
7:30am - Breakfast
9am - Charting the Course: A Conversation with Congressman Flood Speaker: U.S. Congressman Mike Flood About Congressman Flood: US. Congressman Mike Flood has a background in radio and founded Flood Communications. Elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 2005, he became the youngest Speaker in 2007. In June 2022, he won a special election for Nebraska's 1st District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Flood is dedicated to rural community development, creating jobs, and advancing conservative values. He is involved in economic development and serves on the Financial Services Committee. Flood is married with two sons and resides in Norfolk.
9:30am - Session Coming Soon
10am - Battling Financial Crime: Understanding the Rise of Chinese Money Laundering in the U.S. and How it Connects to Retail Theft and Fraudulent Prepaid Cards Speaker: Brian S. Davis, Director, Cross-Border Financial Crime Center, Homeland Security Investigations Description: Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) will provide an overview of its Cross-Border Financial Crime Center (CBFCC) and the emerging threat posed by Chinese money laundering organizations (CMLOs) operating in the United States. In addition to highlighting the paradigm shift regarding the rise of CMLOs (both in the U.S. and globally), HSI will discuss their convergence with organized retail crime and their use of prepaid cards/fraud as part of international money laundering schemes. This compelling session will also focus on the need for collaboration with the private sector to address these evolving threats.
10:45am - Networking Coffee Break Powered by Pathward
11am - Session Coming Soon
11:30am - Session Coming Soon
12:15pm - Networking Lunch
1:15pm - Session Coming Soon
2pm - Scams and the Invulnerability Illusion – How Susceptibility Impacted Losses in 2023 Speaker: Melissa “Mel” Trumpower Description: To better understand which scam types pose the highest risk, BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust assesses risk based on the BBB Risk Index:Exposure x Susceptibility (or likelihood of loss) x Monetary Loss. These three factors help us understand the impact of scams and who is most vulnerable. Each year, BBB Institute publishes its annual findings in the BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report. The report also includes survey research conducted with those who reported scams to BBB Scam Tracker. This presentation will share findings from our report and explore the differences in risk borne by specific subsets of the population.