2006 Electronic Payment Systems Conference

Tuesday, January 31 - Thursday, February 2, 2006
Omni San Diego Hotel
675 L Street [map]
San Diego, CA 92101-7022

Designed to address many of the challenges of the electronic payments age, this conference brings together payments, finance, technology, operations and marketing executives to explore current and evolving payment technologies and their impact on business operations. The program will offer insights, information and strategies to all retail companies as they work to leverage the speed and convenience of electronic payments, while developing strategies to control ever increasing payments costs.

The conference will also feature a vendor/retailer exchange reception and noted experts in the field of retail payments as they discuss how the current litigation in this area could impact retailers and the banking community in the coming years.

Registration Includes:

Fee includes all meeting materials, continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunches and receptions. Fee does NOT include hotel accommodations or airfare. NOTE: to qualify for member rates, participant must be an employee of an FMI member company. Please remember an FMI member is either a retailer or wholesaler company paying annual dues to FMI. An associate member is a supplier company paying annual dues to FMI. All others are non-members. Walk-in registrants must present payment of the registration fee in the form of cash, company check or credit card. Sorry we do not bill.

Who Should Attend:

I/T executives/management, electronic payment systems support personnel, controllers, treasurers, accounting managers and/or other individuals involved in financial services management.

Meeting Attire:

Business casual attire is suggested for all activities. For the comfort of all attendees, the meeting rooms will be smoke free.

Cancellation and Other Policies:


Is Media Allowed?


Continuing Education Information:

The Food Marketing Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding sponsors may be addressed to the Nationl Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite #700, Nashville, TN 37129-2417. Telephone: (615)880-4200, web sit www.nasba.org.

General Hotel Information:

FMI does not arrange hotel accommodations; they should be made directlywith the hotel. A block of sleeping rooms ($229 single/double) will be held at Omni San Diego Hotel, (675 L Street, San Diego, CA 92101) for our attendees until January 6, 2006. Reservation requests received after this cutoff date will be confirmed on an availability basis. All sleeping room accommodations are subject to applicable taxes.

Make your reservations directly with the hotel at (619) 231-6664 and be sure to identify yourself as an attendee of the FMI Electronic Payment Systems Conference to receive the speecial conference rate. Reservations are subject to cancellation unless guaranteed by a majour credit card or one night's deposit. Check-in time is 3L00 p.m.; check-out time is noon.

Travel Information:

FMI has negotiated airfare and car rental discounts for attendees of this event. Please see the below information to take advantage of our special rates!

Select the lowest promotional airfare that's right for you ... Earn a 2% to 10% discount off of applicable fares, including first class. By purchasing your ticket at least 30 days in advance of your scheduled travel, you will receive an additional 5% discount.. Or you may choose area/zone pricing which offers set airfare prices based upon geographical locations. Discounts apply to all domestic segments of all United Airlines, United Express, TED and United code share flights (UA*) operated by US Airways, Us Airways Express and Air Canada.

International attendees will receive a 10% discount off the lowest applicable fare (including Business Class), or a 15% discount off the fully refundable, unrestricted coach fare when they call their local United Airlines reservation number and refer to Meeting ID number 509RK. An additional 5% discount will apply when tickets are purchased at least 60 days in advance of your travel dates. Discounts apply to United and Lufthansa flights.

Avis Rent A Car has been selected as the official car rental provider for this meeting. Special discounts have been extended to all attendees and include UNLIMITED FREE MILEAGE. Call Avis at 1-800-331-1600 or log on to Avis Rent A Car to make your reservations. Be sure to mention our AWD # B235499. International attendees may also fax their reservation requests to 918-621-4821. Click here to go to Avis Rent A Car.