The Electronic Funds Transfer Association announced the selection of the Marriott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas as the site of its third annual conference on the future of Electronic Benefits Transfer systems.
EBT replaces the issuance of public welfare or social service benefits, such as checks or vouchers, with more cost-effective electronic payments or service delivery.
The conference, dubbed “EBT–The Next Generation” and scheduled for Nov. 12-14, will be hosted by EFTA’s EBT Industry Council, the nation’s oldest EBT trade association.
The San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk is a 500-room facility located on the Riverwalk, one of San Antonio’s top tourist destinations, and close to major attractions, such as the Alamo.
“We are pleased to be able to offer such a beautiful setting for EBT–The Next Generation,” said Arthur W. Burger, chairman of the EBT Industry Council, and a member of the Board of Directors of EFTA. “Millions of Americans now rely on EBT to receive a host of services from government, which makes this conference the most important event of the year for government industry leaders interested in using that technology.”
About EBT–The Next Generation
EBT–The Next Generation is a three-day conference featuring workshops, addresses and presentations on the technology and applications of EBT systems. Some 50 million Americans participate in EBT programs across the country, according to industry estimates. These programs, which will be featured at the conference, include Food Stamps, Transitional Assistance to Needy Families, Child Care, and the Women, Infants and Children nutritional program.
About the EBT Industry Council
Founded in the early 1990s, the EBT Industry Council is the longest-standing trade group comprised of companies that provide EBT technology. The Council’s mission is to foster business practices and public policy that encourages the adoption of EBT systems and applications.
Members of the EBT Industry Council include payment technology companies Citicorp Services, Inc., Lockheed Martin, and Deluxe EPS; technology management companies Burger, Carroll & Associates and Booz, Allen & Hamilton; and equipment manufacturers Hypercom Corp. NCR, and Hewlett-Packard’s VeriFone unit.
About the Electronic Funds Transfer Association
Now approaching a quarter-century of service, the Electronic Funds Transfer Association is the nation’s leading inter-industry trade association advocating the advancement of electronic payments and commerce.
Since the early 1980s EFTA has been active in promoting the use of electronic payment technology for EBT. This record include assisting the federal government in writing the first set of national operating rules for EBT, and working with Congress to develop fair and equitable liability coverage for EBT benefits.Details