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NAPCP European Commercial Card and Payment Conference Serves European Market for Fourth Year

Thursday, May 5, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Amy Allen

Now in its fourth year, the NAPCP European Commercial Card and Payment Conference has become an important event for Commercial Card and Payment industry professionals in Europe and beyond. This event, which is supported by Lead Sponsor Visa and Conference Sponsors Barclaycard, Fraedom and HSBC, is complimentary for NAPCP end-user members. Others may attend for a small fee.

The 2016 conference, on 23 June at Regents Conferences and Events, Regents University, London, is focused on end-user success in the corporate and public sectors. The majority of sessions are presented by end-users: programme managers, administrators and representatives from procurement and payments. The event will showcase organisations with highly effective B2B payment strategies that leverage a broad range of Commercial Card and Payment solutions. Practitioners will share their secrets to successful payments navigation. Attendees will learn how these organisations have leveraged little- to no-cost solutions to streamline the payments process, gain increased visibility and control over spend and optimise working capital. In addition to education sessions, attendees will benefit from one-on-one and small-group discussions through various networking opportunities.

Confirmed speakers to date are:

  • Clare Colman, Head of Financial Services, Business Support Centre, Leeds City Council
  • Caroline Knibb, B2B Operational Lead, BP PLC
  • Jessica Long, P2P Specialist, BP PLC
  • Richard Palmer, Ph.D., CPA, President, RPMG Research Corporation & Professor and Copper Dome Faculty Research Fellow, Southeast Missouri State University

The conference is geared towards individuals who—either directly or indirectly—have a major influence over their organisations’ payment strategies and decision-making processes. Those who will benefit from the planned agenda include CFO-level, Treasury, Accounting, Procurement and Accounts Payable professionals.

At the conclusion of last year’s conference 100% of the attendees surveyed said they would attend this event again.  One attendee remarked: “Overall the event was excellent. This conference once again shows how critical education and sharing is to the success of card use and expansion in Europe.”

Regular registration for this important event is now underway. Rates will increase on 25 May, so register today to reserve your place.

In addition to its annual European conference, the NAPCP is hosting a Regional Forum in London on 28 September 2016. For more information visit The NAPCP regularly holds Regional Forums and is looking for hosts, particularly in the UK cities of Manchester, Glasgow, and Birmingham. If you are interested in hosting, please contact Laura Flandrick, CPCP, Managing Director,, +1 952-546-1880, ext. 2.

Serving a community of 15,000 professionals, the NAPCP is a membership-based professional association committed to advancing Commercial Card and Payment professionals and industry practices worldwide. The NAPCP is a respected voice in the industry, serving as an impartial resource for professionals at all experience levels in the public and private sectors. The NAPCP provides unmatched opportunities for continuing education and peer networking through its conferences, Regional Forums, webinars, research, virtual demonstrations, Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) credential, newsletters and regular communication. For more information, visit


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