Reed Exhibitions Postpones CNP Summit and Makes Plans for Virtual Series

Reed Exhibitions Postpones CNP Summit and Makes Plans for Virtual Series

The COVID-19 pandemic is still rippling through the 2020 conference schedule. Reed Exhibitions has announced that this year’s CNP Summit has officially been postponed. The event was originally supposed to run from May 19 to 21 at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, but will now be rescheduled for a future date that is yet to be determined.  

In the interim, Reed Exhibitions will be putting together a CNP Virtual Summit Series to keep the security conversation moving forward. The Virtual Summit will give solutions providers an opportunity to connect with organizations that need fraud protection and risk management, which will allow business to proceed even if the various parties are unable to meet in person. Card Not Present will also release more online content and digital resources.

“This was an important and necessary decision focused on the priority for public safety and health of all of our customers, and the challenging business dynamic and restrictions in the United States,” said Reed Exhibitions Group VP Will Wise. “We are committed to serving the market and supporting customers and the community in the months ahead.”

Reed Exhibitions noted that digital fraud prevention and payments security will be especially important in the next few months. Social distancing will force people to do much of their shopping online. That, in turn, will lead to a higher volume of e-commerce transactions.  

While the CNP Summit is not the first conference to get delayed, it does indicate that the impact window of the coronavirus is still expanding, and could eventually affect events that are scheduled for the summer. Reed Exhibitions has already postponed ISC West until July, while ID4Africa has been pushed back until October.

Of course, all three events have fared better than the HIMSS Global Health Conference and MWC Barcelona, both of which were cancelled due to the coronavirus.