Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend the PCI Security Standards Council 2017 Europe Community Meeting?

Participating Organizations (POs), Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs), Approved Scanning Vendors (ASVs), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) group members, (PCIPs) PCI Professionals, Payment Application QSAs (PA QSAs), Internal Security Assessors (ISA), Qualified Integrators and Resellers (QIR) and Point to Point Encryption Assessors (P2PE).


Where is the 2017 Europe Community Meeting going to be located?

The Meeting will be held at the following venue:


Palau de Congressos de Catalunya

Av. Diagonal, 661-671





What are the room rates for the room block at this meeting?

>> Please view the location page of the website.


What is the registration fee for the 2016 Europe Community Meeting?

Member TypeComplimentary Registration(s)Cost Per Additional Registrant
ASVOne$795 USD
ISAOne$795 USD
Participating OrganizationTwo$495 USD
PCIPNone$995 USD
PTS LabsOne$795 USD
QIROne$795 USD
QSAOne$795 USD
If your company is both a QSA and an ASVTwo (one for each program)$795 USD
If your company is both a PO and an ISAThree (two for PO program membership and one for ISA)$495 USD
If your company is exhibiting in the Vendor ShowcaseTwo (in addition to the above stated allocation)


What does my registration fee include? 

Your registration includes admission to the conference sessions, access to speaker presentations and papers, an attendee list,  access to the Vendor Showcase, daily breakfast, lunch, snacks and admittance to receptions.


Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?
For registrations made online, confirmation of registration will be immediately sent via email.  For registrations made with check payment via mail, please allow two weeks for processing; confirmation of registration will be sent via email immediately upon processing. If you do not receive your confirmation after 30 days, please e-mail [email protected] or call +1 (781) 876-6295.


Will I receive a receipt for my registration?
Your email confirmation will also serve as your meeting registration receipt. If you need something more detailed, please e-mail [email protected] or call +1 (781) 876-6295.


May I register onsite for this meeting?

Yes, you may register onsite at the meeting. However, only credit cards will be accepted for on-site registrations; checks and cash will not be accepted. Payment must be made in full for entry to the conference. We strongly encourage you to register in advance so that you will have a speedier check-in when you arrive at the meeting.


Where do I go when I get to where is the event held?

The Community Meeting rooms are located in the Auditorium and the Exhibition Room. Signs will be clearly posted in the hotel. Please refer to your program guide or mobile app once onsite for the complete agenda with room assignments.


Will I receive a refund if I have to cancel my registration?

You may substitute another person from the Company if you are unable to attend. Requests for refunds or substitutions in accordance with this policy may be submitted by calling +1 (781) 876-6295 option 4 or email [email protected].


Refunds are available based on when you cancel. See below for details:


Cancellation date:Fee Refund
On or before 27 September100% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee to cover the processing cost
Between 23 September to 9 October50% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee
Made on or after 10 OctoberNo refunds available
No-showsNo refunds available


You may substitute another person from the Company if you are unable to attend. Requests for refunds or substitutions in accordance with this policy may be submitted by calling +1 (781) 876-6295 or email [email protected].


I have registered for the meeting but would like to make changes to my name on my badge. How do I do this?

Your meeting badge will be created using the name and affiliation information submitted in your registration. If you would like to change the information on your badge, please e-mail [email protected] or call +1 (781) 876-6295 with your requested change prior to the conference.  You may also request the change onsite at the meeting registration area but please note there may be a wait due to the high volume of activity expected at the registration area.


What is the “official” language of the meeting?

The Community Meeting presentations and hand-outs will be in English.


What is the dress code for the Community Meeting?
Business casual attire is encouraged for all meetings and events at the PCI SSC 2017 Europe Community Meeting.


Will I have Internet Access while at the meeting?
Yes, there will be complimentary wireless internet access in the conference area and guest rooms. The access code for this secured wireless network in the meeting space will be included in your registration materials.  Attendees staying at the hotel and confirmed within the PCI Room Block will receive a separate access code that will work in their guestroom.


May I tweet, blog or use other social media outlets before, during and after the meeting to discuss topics announced at the meeting?

The Community Meeting is a unique, annual opportunity to meet face-to-face with your Participating Organization peers. It is a chance to share views, give feedback, network and discuss new developments in person. Use of social media tools at Community Meetings to discuss and share non-confidential information is welcome.


However, in order to keep these valuable face-to-face discussions moving along, we kindly request that if you wish to use social media, you do so in a manner that does not distract from the goals of the meetings. Additionally, if you choose to use social media to report on your experience at Community Meetings, please do not publish confidential details of specific discussions or disclose any information about any company’s security position or compliance status.
The Council will be sharing updates via Twitter @PCISSC and the #PCICM hashtag and encourages the use of #PCICM for related posts.


Tell me more about the Welcome Reception and Networking Reception.
The Council invites all attendees to participate at both the Welcome and Networking Receptions. The Welcome Reception will provide attendees with networking opportunities across global regions and industry markets. The Welcome Reception will take place on Tuesday 24, October at the Congressos pool. On Wednesday, the Council invites you to relax after an informative day during an evening Networking Reception with refreshments. The Networking Reception will take place in Exhibition room in the Vendor Showcase on Wednesday 25, October.


Will there be vegetarian or other dietary meal options at the Community Meeting?
Yes, vegetarian and other special dietary needs (such as kosher, gluten-free, etc.) can be made available upon request. Please contact [email protected] in advance with your request.


What if I need special assistance?
If you require auxiliary aids or services, please e-mail [email protected] or call +1 (781) 876-6295.


Will I be able to store my luggage at the PCI SSC Community Meeting Registration Desk after I check out from the hotel?

PCI SSC is unable to store luggage for you.  If you are checking out of the hotel prior to your departure time from the conference, please store your luggage with the hotel bell staff.


What is the weather like in Barcelona for the month of October?

The weather during the Meeting will be about 21° C (70° F).


Where may I obtain information about the Barcelona airport and transportation options to the hotel?
>> Please view the location page of the website.


What are the driving directions to the hotel?
>> Please view the location page of the website.


I am traveling from overseas; do I require a passport/visa to travel to Spain?

For information on passport/visa requirements for entry into Spain, visit
Should you need to apply for a visa, please send an email request to [email protected], and we will send you a letter of invitation to support your application. However, you must contact us as soon as possible with your request.


What is the tipping custom in Spain?

For information on tipping customs, please click here


How many CPE hours is the Community Meeting worth?
Twelve (12) CPE hours