Networking Events



Attendee Networking Events


First Timers' Coffee Reception

Sunday, April 29, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 1A

Join us on Sunday for an overview of all of the educational and networking opportunities PAYMENTS has to offer. After this short presentation, enjoy a coffee break with select members of the Conference Planning Committee and NACHA staff who are there to answer your questions and help you make connections.

Sunday Social

Sunday, April 29, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Marriott Marquis, East Lobby Lounge

The popular no-host Sunday Social pulls together participants looking for a casual gathering and networking opportunity. Join us at the Marriott Marquis for a relaxed evening with your peers and enjoy delicious food and drink specials.

Regional Payments Associations Meet & Greet

Sunday, April 29, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 1A

Immediately following the First Timers’ Coffee Reception, conference attendees are invited to visit with the Regional Payments Associations and enjoy a complimentary lunch. Regional Payments Associations (RPAs) are comprised of a nationwide network of 11 Direct Member associations of NACHA with over 40 years of experience supporting the evolution of the U.S. payments system. Independently operated, they together provide personalized support for the governing rules, regulations and U.S. law related to the ACH, check, card, Image, wire, Faster Payments and Emerging Payments systems. A representative from each of the 11 RPAs will be present to welcome you and answer any questions you may have. This event is open to all PAYMENTS attendees who are interested in discovering the value RPA membership can bring to their organization.

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Monday Night "Beach" Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Monday, April 30, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Halls A & B1

Stroll through the Exhibit Hall to make those critical connections while also enjoying boardwalk-style games and activities. Enjoy food and refreshments surrounded by cutting-edge technology providers, payments service experts and organizations poised to offer the solutions you're looking for.

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2018 NACHA Payments Awards Luncheon

Tuesday, May 1, 12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 6

NACHA's annual Payments Awards celebrate proven accomplishment and leadership in the payments industry and recognize and reward the innovations defining the future. Accepting nominations now! Learn more about the NACHA Challenge — a team competition worth $25,000 — and the NACHA Excellence in Payments Award.

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Tuesday Night Out

Tuesday, May 1, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA

Enjoy our Tuesday evening reception at Petco Park where there is something for everyone. On level 1, try your hand at fast pitch, the batting cage or pop-a-shot games. Level 2 offers pool tables, foosball, darts and shuffleboard. Take advantage of the rooftop deck on level 3 which features bay and ballpark views accompanied by music, bars and food stations. And for the true baseball fans, enjoy behind-the-scenes tours of the ballpark with the opportunity to take pictures at home plate.

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Invitation Only Events

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AAP & APRP Reception

All Accredited ACH Professionals and new Accredited Payments Risk Professionals are invited to this lively reception where they can network with other AAPs/APRPs and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. AAPs and APRPs only.

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Chairperson's Leadership Reception

The NACHA leadership gathers for this invitation only event to commemorate another year of progress in the payments industry. Location to be communicated via email invitation.

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