SOURCE: Direct Response Forum

July 28, 2015 15:34 ET

Matt Davies From Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Set to Speak at DRF 2015

Conference Offers Payment Professionals Insight to Industry's Hottest Trends & Topics

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - Jul 28, 2015) - The Direct Response Forum (DRF), a non-profit organization serving Card Not Present (CNP) payment professionals by providing industry-related educational opportunities, announced that Matt Davies, Payments Outreach Professional for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will speak at the upcoming 2015 Forum scheduled for August 3 to 5, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

With more than 17 years of payments experience and 14 of those years with the Federal Reserve, Davies will be the main speaker at a session titled "The Federal Reserve: In Pursuit of a Better Payment System."

Davies will discuss strategies for improving the U.S. payment system documented in a paper released in January 2015 as well as the Federal Reserve's efforts currently underway and planned in support of these efforts. The presentation will also touch on various payment industry efforts that may have a significant impact on the future of the payment system, such as NACHA's proposal for same-day ACH.

"The payments industry is constantly challenged with fighting fraud and knowing the options available to them. It's important for payments professionals to understand what key industry entities (such as the Federal Reserve) are doing to combat fraud and help them succeed," said Barbara Hvasta, Senior Director, Strategy, Fuel & Payments - Telogis, Inc. and DRF board member. "Davies gives our attendees access to the kind of educational opportunities the DRF is committed to offering. At this session, attendees will have a better idea of what initiatives the Fed and other industry players are implementing and how they may impact the future payment system operations."

In addition, Davies' presentation will touch on various payment industry efforts that may have a significant impact on the future of the payment system, such as NACHA's proposal for same-day ACH.

Matt Davies is an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP), Certified Treasury Professional® (CTP) and Certified Payroll Professional (CPP). He served in product management roles in the commercial banking and bankcard industries throughout his career.

To register for the Direct Response Forum 2015 visit http://directresponseforum.org/.

About the Direct Response Forum (DRF)

For more than two decades, the DRF has been the leading source for the CNP industry education. The DRF is strictly educational focused, providing premium educational sessions that give merchants relevant insight into current CNP rules, regulations and processes. Since its inception, the DRF has helped the industry save thousands, and in some cases millions of dollars. For more information, visit http://directresponseforum.org/.