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Annual Payments Conferences and Symposia hosted by the Chicago Fed since 1999.

Payments Events Series

In 1999, the Chicago Fed payments team convened an annual payments conference, which serves to advance the team's knowledge and research agenda as well as to foster dialogue among senior payments executives. The conference uncovers emerging payment trends by bringing industry and academic experts from around the world to interact with a diverse group of high-level industry participants.

 

In 2012, our Customer Relations and Support Office, which includes our Fedline® services, took on responsibility for organizing this annual event and changed the format into a symposium.

 

Today, this event is regarded as one of the premier industry payment conferences and provides a neutral forum for discussion most pressing payments issues of the day, including public policy concerns.

Payments Conferences

2015

Fifteenth Annual Chicago Payments Symposium

September 24-25, 2015

Conference Details

2014

Fourteenth Annual Chicago Payments Symposium

September 25-26, 2014

Conference Details | Chicago Fed Letter

2013

Thirteenth Annual Chicago Payments Symposium

September 24-25, 2013

This year's symposium will uncover emerging payment trends by bringing industry and academic experts from around the world to interact with a diverse group of high–level industry participants.

Conference Details

2012

Twelfth Annual Payments Symposium

October 22-23, 2012

This year's symposium focused on the state of payments, challenges of mobile banking and related issues.

Conference Details | Chicago Fed Letter

2011

The New Face of Retail Payments: Markets, Strategies and Regulations

May 19–20, 2011

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its eleventh annual Payments Conference.

Conference Details | Chicago Fed Letter

2010

Payment Innovations in the Wake of the Financial Crisis

May 20–21, 2010

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its tenth annual Payments Conference in the Conference Center at the Bank.

Conference Details | Chicago Fed Letter 

2009

Payments Pricing: Who Bears the Cost?

May 14–15, 2009
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its ninth payments conference at the Chicago Fed. The conference highlighted the role of public authorites in the payments system and the ongoing innovation in payments vehicles.

Conference Details | Chicago Fed Letter 

 

2008

Payments Fraud: Perception versus Reality

June 5–6, 2008
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its eighth payments conference on June 5–6, 2008, at the Chicago Fed. The conference, which highlighted threats to the security of the payments system and explored solutions to those challenges, covered such topics as identifying security issues in the retail payments system; preventing and containing payments fraud; allocating losses when payments fraud occurs; exploring fraud in emerging payment channels; and evaluating public and private responses to payments fraud.

Conference Details | Chicago Fed Letter

2007

Competitive Forces Shaping the Payments Environment: What's Next?

May 10–11, 2007
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its seventh annual payments conference that focused on a broad range of topics, such as consumer and merchant payment decisions, the viability of mobile payments in the United States, the replacement of cash with electronic alternatives, the blurring of banking and commerce and growth opportunities in the cross-border remittance market. 

Conference Details | Chicago Fed Letter

2006

Investing in Payment Innovations: Risks and Rewards

May 11–12, 2006
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its sixth payments conference at the Chicago Fed. Conference participants learned about successful payment investment strategies, end-user benefits to adopting new payment technologies and security challenges impacting the changing payments marketplace.

Conference Details | Chicago Fed Letter 

2005

Innovations, Incentives and Regulation: Forces Shaping the Payments Environment

May 18–19, 2005
The Chicago Fed hosted its fifth payments conference at the Chicago Fed. This conference explored recent trends in the adoption of payment technologies along with the underlying market environment.

Conference Details | Chicago Fed Letter 

2004

An Electronic Supply Chain: Will Payments Follow?

May 26–27, 2004
The Chicago Fed hosted its fourth payments conference where payments industry leaders shared their perspectives on the necessary success factors for electronic supply chain and e-payments integration.

Conference Details | Chicago Fed Letter

2003

Can Existing Networks Meet Future Needs?

May 29–30, 2003
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's third payments conference was held at the Chicago Fed.

Conference Details | Chicago Fed Letter

2002

No conference was held.

2001

No conference was held.

2000

Workshop on Promoting the Use of Electronic Payments: Considering Future Requirements

October 10–11, 2000
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan co-hosted a two-day event in Chicago that addressed the future development and broader use of electronic payments as the financial services industry enters the twenty-first century.

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1999

Promoting the Use of Electronic Payments: Assessing the Business, Technological and Legal Infrastructure

October 7–8, 1999
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Chicago–Kent College of Law of the Illinois Institute of Technology hosted a two–day workship that considered what was needed from business, technological and legal infrastructures to further the development and use of electronic payments.

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