A virtual panel of experts discuss the industry's impact during COVID-19
A virtual panel of experts discuss the industry's impact during COVID-19

Transaction Alley Talks Returns on March 25 with “Pandemic and the Payments Industry”

ATPC’s panel of experts will discuss how the Payments industry continues to support the economy during the pandemic and beyond

March 16, 2021 - The American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) is hosting its next Transaction Alley Talks speaker series on Thursday, March 25, called “Pandemic and the Payments Industry: Supporting the Economy during the Pandemic and Beyond.” The virtual event is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. and includes an expert panel featuring: Kim Ford, Senior Vice President of Government Relations at Fiserv; Tom Gannon, Vice President of Public Policy at Mastercard; and Brian Tate, President and CEO at the Innovative Payments Association (IPA) who will discuss the role the payments industry played in supporting the economy, small businesses and the underserved leading up to, during and beyond the pandemic.

The panel will address innovative products and solutions for the unbanked and underbanked, small businesses, and support for federal and state government programs. Panelists will also discuss the infrastructure investments that helped to enable the rapid shift from in-person to digital commerce, and saving the economy from total collapse.

The ATPC is known and sought after for its ability to bring together payments processing leaders with government officials and other key stakeholders to protect, promote and preserve the industry. Committees like the ATPC COVID-19 Taskforce, the ATPC Cyber Council and quarterly board meetings provide a platform for industry leaders to share news, product innovations and concerns with decision makers at all levels of government – and each other.

Transaction Alley Talks grew out of online meetings that were designed to help ATPC’s trade association membership navigate the various challenges resulting from COVID-19 and changing federal and state guidelines, orders and legislation.

“This virtual series grew from our mission to share information and best practices with industry and governmental partners in order to protect consumers and the economy. We felt it was important to kick off the 2021 series with the Pandemic and the Payments Industry panel to acknowledge how our members — and the payments industry in general — supported the economy during the pandemic through previous infrastructure and technology investments that kept commerce operating safely during the crisis, and what that means for transactions in the future,” said ATPC Executive Director H. West Richards.

The ATPC Transaction Alley Talks Series
The ATPC will leverage its influence and relationships to create a virtual speaker series that brings together the payments and fintech ecosystems for critical conversations and provide onramps to immediate programmatic and policy action. These hour-long sessions (moderated by Mr. Richards) will feature regularly scheduled keynote sessions and periodic issue-based programs that provide real-time access and insights on topics like financial inclusion, industry diversity and inclusion, COVID-19, cybersecurity, speaker profiles and more.

Media and industry leaders are invited to attend. Register for the event here.


About the American Transaction Processors Coalition
The ATPC was created to protect, promote and preserve the interests of this critical Georgia industry through proactive public relations and government affairs activities. Current activities include federal government relations, state government education (in Georgia, North Carolina, Florida and Ohio), PeachPay and the Transaction Alley Cyber Forum. For more information, visit ATPC’s Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

Frances Chang, on behalf of ATPC
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Patrick Greer
Director of Operations, ATPC

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