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.
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