The Fraudsters are Bold - will your business survive? - Travel Fraud Symposium

Date: 21 Feb 2017    Location: London, UK    Delegates: 50+

Photo: Previous Travel Fraud Symposium in London

Event Overview: This is the 5th annual symposium for the travel industry (Travel Agencies/Online Travel Agencies, Car Hire Companies, Hotels, Rail Operators, & Airlines) on the ever evolving best practices for stopping fraud in the travel industry. Airlines were the first to address fraud, which is pushing fraudulent bookings to others who sell travel online. Join us to discuss the latest travel fraud prevention techniques for online, mobile and call center bookings and how to keep more of your hard-earned sales.

Registration from $249 USD (travel industry - airlines, car hire companies, hotels, online travel agencies, & travel agencies) and $599 USD (financial services industry) is now available until on/before Friday 20th of January.

Symposium Agenda: The Fraudsters are Bold - will your business survive?

9.30 - 10.00:
Check-in, Networking & Coffee sponsored by Kount

10.00 - 10:30:
Chairman's Welcome Remarks, Ground Rules & Audience Introductions
• Laurie Gablehouse, Principal Consultant - Travel Payment Strategies, Ingenico ePayments

10.30 - 11.00:
5 Key Trends in Travel Fraud
• Denise Burkett-Stus, Strategic Market Consultant, Cybersource

11.00 - 12.00:
Panel Discussion: The Fraud Journey - from Fraudster to Chargeback & all steps in between
This panel will attempt look at lifecycle of fraud from when it's committed by the fraudster to the chargeback with each industry stakeholder in between represented - Merchant, Issuing Bank, Card Scheme, Fraud Solutions Provider, etc.

• Michael Smith, Managing Partner, Airline Information

• Jan-Jaap Kramer, Chief Fraud Officer, Perseuss
• Monica Eaton-Cardone, COO & Co-Founder, Chargebacks911

12.00 - 13.00:
Group Lunch & Networking sponsored by Chargebacks911

13.00 - 13.30:
KYC & Authentication as a Fraud Management Tool
• Masha Cilliers, CEO, Payment Options

13.30 - 14.00:
Airline Fraud Case Study
• Accertify accompanied by a client airline

14.00 - 14.45:
Lions Den: New products and innovations are key to reducing fraud. The Lions' Den is a showcase of new products & services in which companies are given 5 minutes to pitch their payment or fraud prevention-related innovation live & unrehearsed to our board of industry executive "Lions." Honest & critical feedback on the product & sales pitch is then provided in front of our conference audience. The Lions' Den is consistently an audience favourite at Ai's events.

Sara Savidge, Director Strategic & Enterprise Development, First Data
Sandeep Mander, Fraud Prevention Expert & VP Sales - Airlines, Continuum Commerce

Pitching Companies:
• Ravelin
• Ethoca
• Chargebacks911
...up to one additional company may be announced

14.45 - 15.15:
Coffee Break & Networking

15.15 - 15.45:
Loyalty Program Fraud: The New Fraud and how it impacts beyond programs to other travel industry companies
• Michael Smith, Managing Partner, Airline Information & Co-Founder, Loyalty Fraud Prevention Association

15.45 - 16.15:
Case Study (topic to be announced)

16.15 - 17.15:
Closing Panel Discussion: what travel companies must do to keep more of their hard-earned money! wrap-up and key take aways from this event

• Masha Cilliers, CEO, Payment Options

• Laurie Gablehouse, Principal Consultant - Travel Payment Strategies, Ingenico ePayments
• Representative of Travelport (to be named)

17.15 - 18.30:
Drinks & Networking


Photo: Royal College of Physicians - opened in 1964 & considered a modernist masterpiece.

11 St Andrews Pl,
London NW1 4LE,
United Kingdom
Tel. +44 20 3075 1649

Link to Map of & Directions to Venue:

Tuesday, 21st of Feburary, 2017 from 10.00am to 6.30pm.

Need a Hotel in London?:
If you are planning on staying in London, you can book a local hotel by clicking on the icon below and visiting Airline Information's affiliate hotel reservations webpage. Any hotel in Regent's Park area will be within walking distance. The two hotels closest to the conference venue are the Melia White House and the Holiday Inn Regents Park.


Photo: ravel Fraud Symposium 2015, Royal College of Physicians, London

Companies Registered in 2016 include: Companies that registered for 2015 included:

Coming Soon! (2016's List expected to be similar to 2015's.)


AIB Merchant Services
Air & Travel Support
Brightsun Travel
British Airways
Business Travel Direct
CTT Group
Edgar, Dunn & Co
EMS Card
Global Link Travel
Hogg Robinson Group PLC
Ingenico Payment Services
Judo Payments
Monarch Airlines
MultiPass UK
North American Highways
Pakistan International Airline
Payment Options
Serenity Holidays
South African Airways
Sovereign Travel & Leisure
STA Travel
The Mallett Group
Thomas Cook
Transavia Airlines
Virgin Atlantic
Vueling Airlines


Photo: Sponsors at a past Airline Information event

Sponsorship Options include:

Pop-Up Banner:
$199 USD (Per banner placement at the event. Sponsor must provide banners.)

Logo Promotion:
$499 USD (Your hyperlinked logo will be in the "sponsor box" on the event website.)

Folders Sponsorship:
$499 (You provide the folders and we use them to house the conference agendas. We can also include your brochure in them!)

Coffee Break or Lunch Sponsorship:
$999 USD (Agenda will bear your logo next to sponsored break; Seat drop of your brochures on delegate chairs; & Your logo will be in the "sponsor box" on event website & printed agenda.)

Name Tags:
$999 USD (Conference name tags will exclusively bear your logo!)

Lions Den Pitch:
$999 USD (Pitch your product for 5-minutes with 5-minutes of Q&A from the judges.)

Printed Agenda Sponsor:
$1,299 USD (One side of the printed agenda will have your full page ad!)

Cocktail Sponsorship:
$1,499 USD

Contact for Sponorship:
Christopher Staab, Managing Partner Conference, Airline Information
Toll Free (US/Can) 800.557.7091    ext. 2
Outside the US/Can +1 305 328 8598 ext. 2
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