BillingTree to Address Utility, Municipality and Energy Professionals at Upcoming Conferences Connect Summer School Series

  • Company tapped to lead presentations, panels and workshops across 4 events in 2 cities

PHOENIX, May 18, 2012 - BillingTree®, one of the nation's leading on-demand payment processors, today announced it has been tapped to contribute electronic billing and payment technology content at the upcoming Conferences Connect Summer School 2012 Series. For the second year running the company will lead presentations, participate in panels and host workshops for Conferences Connect.

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 specialists, they learn from peers, network and connect. The Summer School 2012 Series is comprised of several multi-day conferences including the following four which BillingTree will be participating in:

  • July 16-18, Billing and Payments for Utilities in Denver
  • July 18-20, Credit & Collections for Utilities in Denver
  • August 13-15, Utility Web Self-Service & Mobile Strategies in San Diego
  • August 15-17, Customer Experience Management for Utilities in San Diego

BillingTree's Utility Vertical Manager, Art Coutcher, will be presenting and sitting on all panels for the company and will address topics including the use of SMS Text messaging for bill presentment and payment, EBPP, payment account verification, the utilization of virtual agents for past due balance collections, as well as online payment portals and the potential impact of a five day mail week on the billing cycle.

"There is so much opportunity and new technology for utilities and municipalities to tap that can help reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction, as they relate to the billing and payment cycle," said Coutcher. "My participation in the summer school program again this year allows me to share valuable insights with the key decision makers for the utility industry while at the same time, continue to learn what challenges they are facing and offer solutions based recommendations to topics such as the likely end to Saturday mail service in the near future."

"We are delighted to have BillingTree on board for a second year running, providing a key role during our upcoming summer conference series," said Ashley Baptiste, CEO of Conferences Connect, LLC. "The vast experience and wealth of knowledge which the company has on the newest developments in billing and payment processing for the energy, municipality and utility markets will significantly enhance the quality of our event."

BillingTree supplies the leading fully integrated, multi-channel electronic payment platform to a growing list of Industries, including Insurance, Utilities, such as power, 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 2,000 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
Tel: 602.443.5948

Claire Grant
IBA, PR for BillingTree
Tel: 561.228.1253

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