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Session Tracks

The PAYMENTS conference, a proven, well-respected, and powerful event, provides the right tools for the right solutions. PAYMENTS provides the latest research, industry pilot results, insights, trends and forecasts. Experience what is happening today and what is possible in the future. 

The Faster Payments Experience at PAYMENTS 2018

At the heart of this year’s event, NACHA introduces the Faster Payments Experience, a consummate educational opportunity encompassing sessions and solutions that focus on real-time, same-day and other faster payments initiatives. The Faster Payments Experience spans the breadth of the conference program, providing attendees with a complete and unparalleled examination of the rapidly emerging faster payments landscape. 


Conference sessions are positioned under these payments tracks:
Session details are subject to change.


The ACH Network continues to evolve to support innovation and emerging business models and opportunities. Uniquely ubiquitous, the ACH Network is instrumental to moving the payment space forward while balancing new ways of doing business with sound risk management and with a reach that delivers game-changing impact. These sessions focus on increasing awareness about the most critical ACH-related topics necessary to operate and compete today and tomorrow.

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Risk & Compliance

Rules, regulations and risk management are the bedrock of financial services and payments, and provide the necessary surety for transactions. Although commonly viewed simply as an area of compliance, developments here also encompass innovation, transaction quality, opportunity and financial reward. These sessions focus on the three "Rs" with a vengeance. Understanding the most crucial concepts and innovations here will lead to positive, competitive results

Trending Now

Our world is constantly evolving and being impacted by significant data points, patterns, observations and developments. Quantitative and qualitative information, coupled with fast-paced emerging technology, inform our decision-making and strategic direction on a daily basis. These sessions focus on the market analyses as well as prevailing technology-based concepts and trends that are shaping the way we do business today and tomorrow.

Corporate & End-User Perspectives

At the end of the day, it’s all about the customer. Payors and payees are why we are here. These sessions are for and by end-user clients — practitioners from corporate, business, state and local government, higher education, and charitable and religious organizations — that originate and receive payments. Content focuses on their experiences and needs, and the solutions and business practices to help them succeed.

Payments Evolution

The payments industry is undergoing unprecedented change. New technologies, infrastructures, opportunities and threats, value chain democratization and the redefinition of the way parties interact and transact is portending a future quite different from today. There will be winners and losers. These sessions focus on the topics that threaten to disrupt the status quo, elicit controversy and provoke debate in the industry.  

Sunday Workshops

Covering a wide variety of payments industry topics, these two-hour workshops employ interactive training techniques that provide attendees with meaningful value and practical tools such as checklists and resource papers. These sessions take place Sunday, April 29, 2018.

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Corporate Learning Center

Learn and problem solve with your peers in a dedicated area for payments end users from corporate, business, government, academic and charitable and religious organizations. 

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Professional Development

Returning for the second year, these sessions are designed to help you advance your career and enhance your marketability in today's complicated job market.