Overview

Who should attend the PCI Security Standards Council 2019 Latin America Forum?

This conference is open to anyone involved in the payments ecosystem. Those that are interested in becoming a PCI Participating Organization or learning more about our programs are welcome, along with PCI stakeholders including: Participating Organizations (POs), Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs), Approved Scanning Vendors (ASVs), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) group members, PCI Professionals (PCIPs), Payment Application QSAs (PA QSAs), Internal Security Assessors (ISAs), Qualified Integrators and Resellers (QIRs) and Point-to-Point Encryption Assessors (P2PEs).

 

Where is the Forum going to be located?

The forum will be held at the following venue:

Hotel Unique – São Paulo

Av. Brigadeiro Luís Antônio, 4700 – Jardim Paulista,

São Paulo – SP, 01402-002, Brazil

 

Is there a discounted room rate for this meeting?

A limited number of guest rooms have been set aside at the host hotel at a discounted rated for the conference.

Please view the accommodations page for additional information.

 

What is the registration fee for the Forum?

Registration is complimentary. There is no charge to attend this event.

 

What does my registration include?

Your registration includes admission to the forum sessions, access to speaker presentations and papers, access to the Vendor Showcase, breakfast and lunch, and admittance to the Networking Reception.

 

Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?

For registrations made online, confirmation of registration will be immediately sent via email, please e-mail [email protected] if you have not received your confirmation within 24 hours.

 

May I register onsite for this meeting?

Yes, you may register onsite at the meeting. 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 the Unique Hotel – São Paulo? Where is the event held?

The forum will mainly be held in the Oahu and Tavarua rooms. Signs will be clearly posted in the hotel. Please refer to your program guide once onsite for the complete agenda with room assignments.

 

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]  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 forum presentations and hand-outs will be in English. Simultaneous translation will be available in Portuguese, Spanish, and English.

 

What is the dress code for the Forum?

Business casual attire is encouraged for all sessions and the reception.

 

Will I have Internet access while at the Forum?

Yes, there will be complimentary wireless internet access in the conference area. The access code for this wireless network in the meeting space will be included in your registration materials.

 

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

Use of social media tools at the Forum 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 #PCILAF hashtag and encourages the use of #PCILAF for related posts.

 

Tell me more about the  Networking Reception

The Council invites you to relax after an informative day during an evening Networking Reception with refreshments and snacks. The Networking Reception will take place in the Vendor Showcase on Thursday 15, August.

 

What if I need special assistance?

If you require auxiliary aids or services, please email e-mail [email protected] 

 

Will there be vegetarian or other dietary meal options at the Forum?

Yes. Vegetarian and other special dietary needs (such as kosher, gluten-free, etc.) can be made available upon request; please provide your request in the proper field during registration.

 

Will I be able to store my luggage at the Forum Registration Desk after I check out from the hotel?

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. PCI SSC will have luggage storage available on Thursday, 15 August for all attendees. Please bring your luggage to the event registration desk and the PCI SSC staff will handle luggage storage for you.

 

What is the weather like in São Paulo for the month of August?

The average weather in São Paulo during the month of August is about 23°C (73°F).

 

Where may I obtain information about the São Paulo airport and transportation options to the hotel?

Please view the accommodations page of the website.

 

What are the driving directions to the hotel?

Please view the accommodations page of the website.

 

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

For information on passport/visa requirements for entry into Brazil, visit https://brazil.travisa.com/
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.

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 São Paulo?

For information on tipping customs, please click here

 

How many Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits do I earn by attending the Forum?

Seven (7) CPE hours.