Who should attend the PCI Security Standards Council 2015 Europe Community Meeting?

The PCI Security Standards Council’s annual community meetings provide an exclusive opportunity for Participating Organizations (POs), Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs), Approved Scanning Vendors (ASVs), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) group members, Internal Security Assessors (ISA), Qualified Integrators and Resellers (QIR) and Payment Application QSAs (PA QSAs).


Where is the 2015 Community Meeting going to be located?

The conference will be held at the following venue:


Nice Acropolis

Esplanade Kennedy

BP 4083

06302 Nice cedex 4


+33 (0)4 93 92 83 00


Which hotel has a room block for this meeting? What are the rates?

>> Please view the accommodations section of the website.


What is the registration fee for attending the Community Meeting?


Member TypeComplimentary Registration(s)Cost Per Additional Registrant
ASVOne$795 USD
ISAOne$795 USD
Participation OrganisationTwo$495 USD
PCIPNone$1295 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 and lunch, and admittance to the Welcome Reception and Networking Reception.


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 the Nice Acropolis? Where is the event held?

The Community Meeting rooms are located in Muses North and South. Signs will be clearly posted in the lobby area of the hotel. Please refer to your Program Guide once onsite for the complete agenda with room assignments.


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

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


Cancellation date:Fee Refund
Before 4 October100% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee to cover the processing cost
Between 5 of October to 20 October50% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee
Made on or after 21 OctoberNo refunds available
No-showsNo refunds available


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

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 2015 Community Meeting.


Will I have Internet Access while at the meeting?
Yes, there will be wireless internet access in the conference area. The access code for this secured wireless network will be included in your registration materials.


May I twitter, 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 join them 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 in Agora 3 on Tuesday, 3 November 2015, from 18:00-19:30. 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 Muses South on Wednesday, 4 November 2015, from 17:00-18:30.


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 under the applicable laws of the U.S. and Canada  you require auxiliary aids or services, please e-mail [email protected] or call +1 (781) 876-8855.


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 Nice for the months of October?

The weather during the Community Meeting will be about 64° F/18° C from a high during the day and about 50° F/10° C in the evenings.


Where may I obtain information about the airport and transportation options to the Nice Acropolis?
>> Please visit the Travel & Accommodations section of the website for more information.

What are the driving directions to the hotel?
>> Please visit the Travel & Accommodations section of the website for more information.

I am traveling from overseas; do I require a passport/visa to travel to Nice?
>> Please visit the Travel & Accommodations section of the website for more information.