Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend the PCI Security Standards Council 2018 Asia-Pacific Community Meeting?

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 2018 Asia-Pacific Community Meeting going to be located?

The Meeting will be held at the following venue:

Westin Tokyo

1-4-1 Mita Meguro-ku

Tokyo 153-8580 Japan

Phone: (81)(3) 5423 7000

 

What are the room rates for the room block at 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 of this website

 

What is the registration fee for the 2018 Asia-Pacific Community Meeting?

Member Type Complimentary Registration(s) Cost Per Additional Registrant
Non-member None $295 USD
ASV One $295 USD
ISA One $295 USD
Participating Organization Two $295 USD
PCIP None $295 USD
PTS Labs One $295 USD
QIR One $295 USD
QSA One $295 USD
If your company is both a QSA and an ASV Two (one for each program) $295 USD
If your company is both a PO and an ISA Three (two for PO program membership and one for ISA) $295 USD
If your company is exhibiting in the Vendor Showcase Two (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 the 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 pcicm@pcisecuritystandards.org 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 Westin Tokyo? Where is the event held?

The Community Meeting rooms are located on the 4th floor in the Grand Ballroom and the Pinnacle Hall. 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?

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 pcicm@pcisecuritystandards.org

 

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

 

Cancellation date: Fee Refund
On or before 23 April 100% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee to cover the processing cost
Between 24 April to 8 May 50% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee
Made on or after 9 May 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?

You may substitute another person from the Company if you are unable to attend. Substitutions in accordance with this policy may be submitted by calling +1 (781) 876-6295 or email pcicm@pcisecuritystandards.org

 

What is the “official” language of the meeting?

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

Simultaneous translation services will be available at the event in Japanese and Chinese.

 

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 Asia-Pacific Community Meeting

 

Will I have Internet Access while at the 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 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.

 

Will there be a Networking Reception?

Yes, on Wednesday, the Council invites you to relax after an informative day during an evening Networking Reception with refreshments. Please see agenda for full details and times.

 

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 contact pcicm@pcisecuritystandards.org in advance with your request.

 

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 Tokyo for the month of May?

The weather during the Meeting will be about 26° C/79° F.

 

Where may I obtain information about the Tokyo 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 Tokyo?

For information on passport/visa requirements for entry into Japan, visit https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/basic-info/tourist-info/visa-information.html

Should you need to apply for a visa, please send an email request to pcicm@pcisecuritystandards.org, 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 Japan?

For information on tipping customs, please click here

 

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

Ten (10) CPE hours