BillingTree Addressing Top Utility and Energy Professionals at Upcoming Conferences Connect Summer School Series

Company contributing to six sessions across four events in two cities spanning ten days in July

PHOENIX, July 1, 2011 - BillingTree, one of the nation's leading on-demand payment processors, will contribute electronic billing and payment technology content during six sessions at the upcoming Conferences Connect Summer School 2011 Series, events for top utility and energy professionals. The company has been tapped to lead two presentations, participate in two panels and host two workshops.

"We are extremely pleased to have BillingTree provide such a key role during much of our upcoming summer conference series," said Ashley Baptiste, CEO of Conferences Connect, LLC. "Bringing their vast knowledge and real world experience on billing and payment processing for the energy and utility markets enhances the quality of our event."

Conferences Connect is a source for high quality conferences, webinars and courses designed specifically for electric utility and other energy industry executives. By bringing attendees face-to-face with utility and energy industry leaders, they learn from peers, network and connect. The Summer School 2011 Series is comprised of eight multi-day conferences including:

  1. July 10-11, Advanced Usability Workshop for Utilities in San Francisco

  2. July 11-13, Utility Web Week (5th Annual) in San Francisco

  3. July 13-15, Customer Experience Management in San Francisco

  4. July 18-20, Billing For Utilities (2nd Annual) in Boston

  5. July 20-22, Credit & Collections (3rd Annual) in Boston

  6. August 8-10, Customer Energy Use (4th Annual) in Chicago

  7. August 10-12, Energy Efficiency in Chicago

  8. August 15-17, Social Media for Utilities in San Francisco

BillingTree's VP of Operations Leonard Brabson will contribute to a panel during 'Utility Web Week' on July 11 at 3:45 p.m. titled "Online Payments – What Tools are Available for Effective Web Self-Service?" addressing how online bill pay and electronic bill presentment and payment have evolved in recent years, and what that means to a utility in terms of user interface, back-end integration, and more. Additional panelists include participants from American Electric Power, Duke Energy, Kansas City Power & Light and SCANA Corporation.

Mr. Brabson will reprise his panelist role on the same topic during the 'Customer Experience Management Conference' on July 14 with additional panelist participants from Duke Energy, SCANA Corporation and Union Gas Limited.

Between Utility Web Week and the 'Customer Experience Management Conference', BillingTree's Leonard Brabson will offer a workshop on July 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. titled "Payments 101 – ACH, Credit, Debit, Check 21, SecureVault, Electronic Cash Payments – What They Are and How They Differ". This workshop will take a deep dive into each payment channel, including the steps involved when processing a payment for each.

On Monday July 18 at 4:00 p.m. BillingTree's Utilities Sales Manager, Art Coutcher, will host a session during the 'Billing For Utilities Conference' titled "The New Mobile Billing and Payment Frontier". This session features a profile of two customers' implementations of text notification, billing and payments. It highlights tips, tricks and lessons learned from first three months of a utility pilot.

Mr. Coutcher will host an additional session during the 'Credit & Collections For Utilities Conference' on July 22 at 4:00 p.m. titled "Expanding Your Collection Horizon". This presentation will highlight unique customer payment challenges utilities encounter every day, and how technology can improve the likelihood of settlement. Profiles to be examined include new customer – friend or foe, in arrears customer facing service interruption, bad check writing customer, relocated with a balance remaining customer, and several more.

Between the 'Billing For Utilities Conference' and the 'Credit & Collections For Utilities Conference' on July 20 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., BillingTree will again offer the workshop titled "Payments 101 – ACH, Credit, Debit, Check 21, SecureVault, Electronic Cash Payments – What They Are and How They Differ" led by Mr. Coutcher.

BillingTree supplies the leading fully integrated, multi-channel electronic payment platform to a growing list of Industries, including Insurance, Utilities (such as energy, cable, municipal, and phone), as well as Healthcare and Subscription-billed services. Benefits of electronic payment solutions include an accelerated availability of consumer funds, reduced costs associated with manual-payment processing, improved cash management, and integrated processing by managing all payments, returns, and corrections through a single portal.

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About Conferences Connect
Conferences Connect LLC is a full service conference firm specializing in creating events that foster engagement. The woman-owned business targets domestic and international clients and develops events specifically for the energy industry. Content seekers meet content providers. Solution providers meet solution seekers. Through content focused events, attendees are encouraged to establish a network with each other - to connect - and establish lasting, mutually beneficial relationships. For more information, visit or call (610) 325-4830.

About BillingTree
The proven leader in on-demand payment processing, BillingTree empowers customers with competitive advantage through a simplification of the billing and receivables process. By delivering the most innovative technology while making it as easy and inexpensive as possible to accept payments, BillingTree has revolutionized the payments landscape. Our software-as-a-service (SaaS) model delivers industry-leading payment solutions, proven integration, and point-and-click simplicity. BillingTree's focus on innovation has allowed us to help more than 1,600 customers eliminate manual processes and automate their payment cycles. BillingTree – Growth is our Business. For more information, visit or call 877.4.BILLTREE.

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Dave Yohe
Corporate Marketing
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Claire Grant
PR for BillingTree
Tel: 561.228.1940 

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