CNP Expo® 2018 Kicks Off with Nearly 30 Percent Increase in Merchant Attendance

Tailored sessions provide actionable advice for attendees at the intersection of e-commerce, fraud prevention and payments

Orlando, FL – May 16, 2018 – CNP Expo® 2018, the only event of its kind dedicated to the intersection of  e-commerce, fraud prevention, software, mobile, retail and payments, has officially kicked off its annual event. This year, CNP Expo has seen an increase of nearly 30 percent in merchant attendance over last year, with attendees hailing from companies including: Airbnb, Macy’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Etsy, HBO, Sephora, PetSmart, PlayStation, Dunkin Brands, Inc. and more.

CNP Expo® attendees have the opportunity to take advantage of 50+ hours of education with more than 40 sessions featuring a mixture of panels, merchant case studies, and industry expert keynotes offering practical knowledge and perspective needed to make real world decisions. Many sessions, and the CNP Expo app, brought to you by Simility, were made possible with support from our sponsors including founding sponsor Kount, and other sponsors such as Radial, Sift Science, Ethoca, Whitepages Pro, Innovis and Emailage. See a full list of CNP supporters.

As part of the educational program, Scott Adams, a CNP fraud and risk expert, shared insights from his experience fighting fraud in the video game industry during the Tuesday keynote “Level Up Your Fraud Fighting.” Adams touched on key learnings such as overcoming cultural bias, providing the payment method customers want and cultivating the right industry and departmental relationships. Jamie Uppenberg, Director of Digital Products at Discover® Global Network addressed the growing need for a secure, yet frictionless, payment process during the keynote: “Security and Fraud Prevention in the Increasingly Digital World.”

Additionally, attendees will be able to take advantage of today’s programming including the Women in CNP Fraud & Payments Breakfast, additional keynote “Career Lessons from Payments Pioneers” by Tracy Wilk, Executive Coach and former VP of Google Payments, and additional sessions featuring speakers from National Retail Federation, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sirius XM and others, and the unveiling of the CNP Awards winners.

“Our stellar education sessions and dynamic list of speakers reflect CNP’s commitment to facilitating knowledge sharing and real-world best practices amongst our merchant attendees. It’s critical that merchants are not only able to understand, but actually fix, many of the payment risks and fraud issues their respective companies are facing. As a result, in 2018 we’ve featured more networking events and merchant speaker breakout sessions to directly address many of those issues head on,” said Will Wise, Group Vice President, Security Portfolio at Reed Exhibitions.

“CNP’s steadfast commitment to helping organizations understand how risk ultimately impacts their bottom line is at its height during CNP Expo. Over the past year, we’ve seen a surge in engagement with our online community as we continue to generate more and more content merchants care about. At the Expo, attendees have the chance to live and breathe the lessons and solutions we educate them on all year long and it’s always a treat to share these experiences with them face-to-face,” said DJ Murphy, Editor-in-Chief of Card Not Present® (CNP).


About CNP Expo
CNP Expo® (by Reed Exhibitions), a conference solely dedicated to e-commerce payments and fraud, provides a safe space for merchants to learn from each other, as well as ongoing education about a quickly growing industry.


CNP Expo is an extension of the bi-weekly Card Not Present® (CNP) publication, providing year-round content for individuals across a range of titles and functions who are involved in the increasingly complex multi-channel retail industry. CNP Expo is known for its educational sessions and peer-to-peer networking opportunities that provide merchants an opportunity to learn and share best practices to protect against the common enemy: fraud.

CNP Expo 2018 will take place May 15-16, 2018 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, FL. The education sessions will begin a day prior to the exhibits and end a day later, from May 14-17, 2018.


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About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 500 events in over 30 countries. In 2016 Reed brought together over seven million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of RELX Group, a world leading provider of professional information solutions

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