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Typical Month: May
Typical Location: Orlando, FL
Estimated Number of Booths: 70+
Conference Hashtag: #CNPExpo
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CNP Expo Overview
CNP Expo 2019 will be heading to the West Coast on May 21-24 at the Marriott Marquis locating in San Francisco, CA. Additional details coming soon!
The CNP Expo is committed to the coming together of security, eCommerce, software, mobile retail, and payments. Connect with eCommerce leads and professionals to expand your knowledge on this unique industry. The focus being every type of business and industry that card-not-present transactions affects including, merchants, vendors, educators, government agencies, startups, nonprofits, consultants, legal counsel, and more. The conference will consist of interactive panel sessions with industry experts from all of the above. Attendees have a choice of three different session tracks of content that are focused on exactly what they need – security, fraud, and payments. There is ample time to network with peers and industry leaders to learn best practices and solutions that affect card-not-present businesses every day.
Topics covered at the 2018 CNP Expo include authentication trends, conversion strategies, fraud prevention, omnichannel implementation, optimizing payment costs, recurring billing, tokenization, and more. Plus, sponsors and exhibitors can also use this event to their advantage by connecting with eCommerce leads at CNP Expo. List Genius is a helpful tool to use in preparation.
Best Hotels Near CNP Expo
The conference is being held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, but if you are looking to stay some extra days, here are some convenient and affordable hotels in the area:
Hilton Orlando (2.0 mi) – This hotel has everything and for an affordable price. You can have fun without ever leaving – ride the lazy river, play on the waterslide, use the spa, or practice your putting on the 9-hole putting green.
Courtyard Orlando (2.8 mi) – Another great, affordable place to stay. Conveniently located near theme parks, the Florida Mall and Grande Lakes.
Springhill Suites Orlando (2.4 mi) – Stay right next door to SeaWorld at this all-suite hotel. Close to the conference venue, and with a lot to see.
Best Places to Host Events Near CNP Expo
Want to get away for an evening? Try one of these destinations where you can digest the day’s events, along with some great food and drink:
NORMAN’S ($$$$) – Visit this upscale, award-winning restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton for an elegant dinner with your team or colleagues. The cuisine is a blend of Latin, Caribbean, and Asian recipes with a European technique. Pricey, but worth it.
Primo ($$$) – Located at the Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, this restaurant offers a Mediterranean menu that uses fresh, local, organic ingredients. Upscale food in a relaxed atmosphere.
The Pub Orlando ($$) – For a much more laid-back evening, visit The Pub, a true British pub experience, where the specialty is lagers and ales from the United Kingdom to drink, and fish-n-chips to eat.
Typical Weather During CNP Expo
When you visit Orlando for the Expo, be prepared for warm temperatures and lots of humidity. The average high temperature near the end of May is 88 degrees, and the low is 68 degrees. Sounds great, but with 95% humidity it’s going to feel hotter. There may be a reprieve though, because rain and thunderstorms are likely at that time as well.
Transportation Options at CNP Expo
The city of Orlando has a bus system that serves most of the Central Florida area and is easy and inexpensive to use. Traveling by car is the easiest way to get around the city, but there are a lot of toll roads and finding parking is difficult. Downtown Orlando is fairly simple to navigate, as its layout is a grid system. The rest of Orlando however, is not laid out in a logical manner, so you will need an up to date GPS system or street map to get around.
Must-Do, Must-See and Best Attractions Near CNP Expo
Orlando isn’t called the “Theme Park Capital of the World” for nothing! There are over a dozen parks to choose from. It is definitely worth it to extend your stay in Orlando for a few days to visit some of them. Here are a few places you should consider seeing:
Walt Disney World – With six different parks including the Magic Kingdom itself, you can’t miss the “happiest place on earth!”
SeaWorld – Spend a day at the biggest aquatic theme park in the country. With shows, exhibits, rides, and lots of food and shopping, you will have a great time.
Discovery Cove – Part of the SeaWorld series of parks, this one lets you interact with the animals. You can swim with the dolphins, explore the fish in the reefs, and play with a family of otters. It’s a great time if you love the water and water animals.
Old Town – For something a little different you can visit Old Town, a re-creation of a Florida town at the turn of the century. It offers shops, restaurants and fun amusements.
Retailers Headquartered Near CNP Expo
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