Networking Opportunities

Grow your professional network. Smarter Faster Payments offers unique opportunities to interact with speakers, solution providers and fellow attendees immersed in the payments industry. Monday through Wednesday enjoy networking events that complement your conference experience including a new attendee orientation and a variety of quality receptions.


Monday, May 6-Tuesday May 7


Navigating Your Conference Journey

MONDAY, MAY 6, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Make the most of your time in Miami. Join us on Monday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM for an overview of all the educational and networking opportunities the Payments Conference 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. Whether this is the first time you’re attending or a returning participant, all are welcome to come to this session.

Orientation includes refreshments.


Chairperson’s Leadership Reception (invitation-only event)

MONDAY, MAY 6. 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The annual Chairperson's Leadership Reception is a celebration with Nacha Leadership. Immerse yourself in Miami vibes while enjoying locally inspired food, cocktails and entertainment at this elegant venue surrounded by palm trees and pool views. This is an invitation only event; location to be communicated via invitation.

Chairperson’s Leadership Reception includes hors d'oeuvres and beverages. 

Sponsored by

TD Bank   


AAP & APRP Reception (invitation-only event)

MONDAY, MAY 6, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

All Accredited ACH Professionals and Accredited Payments Risk Professionals are invited to enter 'The Enchanting Everglades' to network with others who share in the achievement of being an AAP and/or APRP. Socialize with old and new friends while you soak up the sun on the outdoor terrace or chill out inside amongst the tropical scenery. This party will be jamming with live music from a Yacht Rock Band! This is an invitation only event; location to be communicated via invitation.

AAP & APRP Reception includes hors d'oeuvres and beverages. 

Sponsored by

lw recep

Lawyers Reception

TUESDAY, MAY 7, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Challenges and obstacles in the payments legal industry are consistently changing. Utilize this reception to spend time with other legal professionals to network, share experiences, and connect on common topics. This reception is open to all attorneys in the payments industry.

Lawyers Reception includes light hors d'oeuvres and beverages. 


Exhibit Hall Networking Reception

TUESDAY, MAY 7, 5:15 PM - 6:30PM

The Smarter Faster Payments Exhibit Hall is faster than lightning! Grab your pit crew and zoom into Hall A where the Exhibit Hall will be transformed into a speedway where you can test out interactive racecar driving games and take part in racecar themed photo-ops. Crash into the fun, network, socialize and make critical connections at this reception featuring the latest fintech solutions and cutting-edge technology providers. This is a great time to work on your Exhibit Hall Passport, where you can be entered into prize drawings if you cross the finish line! 

Exhibit Hall Networking Reception includes hors d'oeuvres and beverages. 

Sponsored by

Wednesday Night Out - May 8


WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In honor of Nacha's 50th anniversary, we’re going to party like it’s 1974! This 70's networking event will be far out. Surround yourself in loud patterns, funky furniture and lava lamps while enjoying the live music of 7 Bridges: The Ultimate EAGLES Experience. Rock your best bell bottoms and disco shirts and participate in a 70's costume contest, grab fab accessories provided at the event or stop by the glam station for an out-of-sight makeup look. Boogie down on the dance floor or enjoy food, beverages and seating provided in the ballroom. The outdoor terrace is the perfect spot to network and engage in conversation with other industry professionals. Wednesday Night Out will be DYN-O-MITE, don’t miss out! 

*Shuttles will be provided from all official hotels 3 or more blocks from the MBCC to include the 1 Hotel, Berkeley Shore, Cadillac, Gates, Loews and Royal Palm.

Co-Sponsored by

epay Logo      EPCOR          NEACH PG