The Chicago Fed hosted its fourth payments conference entitled, An Electronic Supply Chain: Will Payments Follow?, May 26–27, 2004. Conference speakers were payment industry leaders who provided an insider's perspective on the necessary success factors for electronic supply chain and epayments integration.
The conference addressed questions such as: B2B payments: Who wins and who loses? What is the value proposition for corporate trading partners? Are incentives aligned for existing payment networks to provide B2B solutions? Are financial institutions proactive or reactive to B2B solutions? Why are certain industries adopting B2B payments while others wait?