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Lead Story

AdvanceMe patent ruling opens merchant funding floodgates


Industry Update

Discover dumps RAP, easi for new program

Nothing beats the feet-on-the-street life

Smart Card Alliance conference: What's in store?

NAOPP teleforum packs potent educational punch

GS Travel Advice: A great place to visit


Heather Marsh

Check 21 to fuel ATM replacements

Tracy Kitten


Processor certification 101

Scott Henry


Street SmartsSM:
Pay, don't touch: Will contactless fly?

Dee Karawadra
Impact PaySystem

Don't snooze and lose the cash advance chance

Mike Evans
2nd Source Funding

Tableside payment solutions: A compelling case

Grant Drummond

Outsource the chores, increase the sales

Ken Musante
Humboldt Merchant Services

Power up your password protection

Joel and Rachael Rydbeck
Nubrek Inc.

Company Profile

Assurz Inc.

Nxgen Payment Services

New Products

Secure, spot-on printing

TROY MICR 2015 Printer
TROY Group Inc.

All-in-one online gift card management

Customer WebSuite
Givex Corp.


Take the easy way



Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

September 10, 2007  •  Issue 07:09:01

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Smart Card Alliance conference: What's in store?

With its 2007 conference, the Smart Card Alliance continues a tradition of spotting trends and technological advances, while zeroing in on where the payments industry is headed.

Dubbed Smart Cards: The Future of Digital Transactions, the three-day event will take place at the Marriott Long Wharf in Boston from Oct. 9 through 11, 2007. Featuring over 50 speakers, it promises an in-depth look at smart card payments and secure identity applications.

Experts will present workshops on such aspects of the payments sphere as mobile/near field communications, identity protection and data security, as well as the government, health care and transportation markets.

A key offering will be an update on the continuing contactless payment technology rollout, including reactions, acceptance rates, challenges, and future plans -- from the perspectives of consumers, issuers, card Associations and analysts.

Additionally, high-level transportation officials will speak about several recently announced contactless fare system enhancements. Health care experts will discuss the role smart cards will play in a number of government and private-sector programs.

Another hot topic will be government security directives, which continue to evolve. They affect passports, transportation worker credentials, driver licenses and other secure identification efforts.

And, there will be break-out sessions and numerous opportunities to confer with fellow participants and experts across the industry.

Of special note: The popular Emerging Technology and Innovation Showcase will be featured during the evening reception Oct. 10, and the full-day Educational Institute Workshop will follow the conference on Friday, Oct. 12.

The Smart Card Alliance strives to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.

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