Who should attend the PCI Security Standards Council 2018 Europe Community Meeting?

The PCI SSC Europe Community Meeting is open to 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 2018 Europe Community Meeting going to be located?

The Meeting will be held at the following venue:

InterContinental London – The O2

1 Waterview Dr

London SE10 0TW, UK


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 location page for additional information.


What is the registration fee for the 2018 Europe Community Meeting?

Member TypeComplimentary Registration(s)Cost Per Additional Registrant
ASVOne$795 USD
ISAOne$795 USD
Participating OrganizationTwo$495 USD
PCIPNone$1295 USD
PTS LabsOne$795 USD
QIRNone$1295 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 include?

Your registration includes admission to the conference sessions, access to speaker presentations and papers, an attendee list accessible from the mobile app, access to the Vendor Showcase, daily breakfast and lunch, 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] 


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 email [email protected].


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 the Intercontinental London – The O2? Where is the event held?

Registration will be located in the conference center ground floor foyer. Signs will be clearly posted in the hotel lobby. Please refer to your mobile app once onsite for the complete agenda with room assignments.


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

Our Refund Policy is as follows: Refunds are available based on when you cancel. Cancellations made at least thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the Community Meeting will be refunded 100% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee to cover the processing cost. Cancellations made less than thirty (30) but at least fourteen (14) days prior to the first day of the Community Meeting will be refunded 50% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be available for cancellations less than fourteen (14) days prior to the first day of the Community Meeting or for no-shows. 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]


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


Cancellation date: Fee Refund
On or before 16 September 100% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee to cover the processing cost
Between 17 September and 1 October 50% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee
Made on or after 2 October No refunds available
No-shows No refunds available


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 Community 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 sessions and the reception at the PCI SSC 2018 Europe Community Meeting


Will I have Internet access while at the Community Meeting?

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 Community Meeting to discuss topics announced at the meeting?

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 and Networking Receptions

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 14, October at the indigo at The O2. 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 at the Arora Ballroom in the Vendor Showcase.


What if I need special assistance?
If you require auxiliary aids or services, please e-mail [email protected] 


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

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 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 London for the month of October?

The average weather in London in October is a high of  15° C/60° F and a low of 10° C/50° F


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

London City Airport is the closest airport to the venue.  For directions, please click here


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

For information on passport/visa requirements for entry into England, click here

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.


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

Twelve (12) CPE hours