immersion18 Agenda Kicks-Off with Payments Academy, Fraud & Cyber Crime Also Featured Topics of The Conference

TAMPA, Fl. (March 8, 2018) Trellance, the newly re-emerged CUSO with a commitment to providing innovative yet simple solutions to help credit unions reach higher, unveiled the agenda for its 27th annual conference, immersion18.

The conference will kick-off with one of the CUSOs newest additions to its Optimize TM portfolio of managed services, The Realize Payments Academy. The Academy, which is headed by Trellance senior portfolio consultant, Stephanie Hainje, will provide expert-led, comprehensive training on the latest in payments and tactics to grow debit and credit portfolios. “Credit union executives have the opportunity to be a part of an inaugural Payments Academy mini course covering strategies to maximize profit; Networks, BIN and key Management; portfolio management and best practices for credit and debit acquisition,” says Hainje. “My fellow consultants and I will be collaborating to give credit unions a taste of our Payments Academy courses, which will be offered in the brand-new training center we’re building in Tampa, on-line and through onsite workshops,” she added.

Other topics that are featured highly on the immersion18 conference agenda include the #1 pain points that keep credit union executives up at nights, fraud and cybercrime. These topics include Combating Cybercrime with Theresa Payton, Former White House CIO and Cybersecurity Authority starring on the CBS TV series “Hunted”; Protecting Members from the Dark Web with Eli Dominitz, founder & CEO of Q6 Cyber; The Fraud Landscape: Beyond Cards with fraud expert, Drew Manuel from Fair Isaac Advisors; and The Latest in Payments Fraud with Visa’s Lori Hodges.

John Best, president & CEO of Best Innovation Group, will also be there to speak on the fundamentals of Cryptocurrency for credit unions and Victor Oliveira from Mastercard will speak on the future of retail banking.

The immersion18 keynote speaker is Daymond John, the “Shark Tank” investor and FUBU creator who will share his inspiring rags-to-riches tale and the self-made success fundamentals that help others set and achieve goals.

The conference will be held May 8-11, 2018 at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. To register and for more information visit

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