May 16, 2018
The CNP Expo will be moving west in 2019 to San Francisco, event organizers announced this morning to the audience assembled for this year’s conference in Orlando. Increasingly, the fintech sector that produces technology underpinning e-commerce payments and fraud solutions, along with many of the app-based merchants using that technology and the investment community funding them, are based in Northern California. As the leading information source for the card-not-present payments and fraud ecosystem, moving the event to be closer to this important community is natural, Will Wise, group vice president for the security portfolio at CNP Expo’s parent company Reed Exhibitions, told attendees at this year’s event.
“CNP Expo’s mission has always been to deliver on our core values of educating and providing best practices to our merchant community in their fight against fraud and to enable secure payments,” Wise said. “With the nation’s tech capital as our new backdrop, we can deliver even more access to a robust merchant community across a diverse ecosystem of industries, payment organizations, startups, venture capitalists and companies creating the technology they need access to. The Western region of the U.S. is home to a strong segment of our CardNotPresent.com subscriber base and California is the top state represented.”
The Bay Area of California, in particular, is home to many leading businesses that operate in the card-not-present space including: Williams Sonoma, Macy’s.com, Gap, Levi’s, Netflix, Fitbit, eBay, Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, Shutterfly, See’s Candies, Sony PlayStation, Electronic Arts, Charles Schwab, Visa, Wells Fargo, PayPal and others.