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For Immediate Release
May 8, 2017
ABA Media Contact: Sarah Grano
(202) 663-5470
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Congressman Randy Hultgren to Keynote ABA Payments Forum


​WASHINGTON — Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.) will keynote the American Bankers Association’s inaugural Payments Forum, to be held on June 22-23 in Washington, D.C. Hultgren, co-chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Fintech and Payments Caucus and a member of the House Financial Services Committee, will kick off the forum with his perspective on fintech and the future of payments.
The forum, designed to help bankers define and refine their payments strategies in a rapidly evolving technological environment, will also feature the following keynotes:
  • Emerging Payments: Karen Webster, CEO What's Next Media and Analytics and CEO and Founder of
  • Cybersecurity: Reid Sawyer, senior vice president of credit, political and security risk at London-based JLT
  • Fintech and Payments Strategy: ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols and Jim Reuter, CEO of First Bank of Colorado
Panel discussions at ABA’s Payments Forum will cover the future of core processing, open API opportunities for banks, blockchain, national bank charters for fintech companies, bank/fintech partnerships and faster payments efforts.
During the two-day event, ABA will release the results of its first-ever payments survey, which covers both existing and emerging payments issues. The survey captured insights into the payments strategies banks are pursuing today and what they are planning for the future. Topics covered by the survey included checks, credit cards, mobile wallets and cryptocurrencies.
The conference will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. Registration for ABA members and federal government employees is $1,090 and $1,590 for non-members.
The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $17 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $13 trillion in deposits and extend more than $9 trillion in loans.
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Editor’s Note: For complimentary press registration, please contact Sarah Grano at or 202-663-5470.