SOURCE: Merchant Risk Council

Merchant Risk Council

August 26, 2010 03:01 ET

European e-Commerce Leaders Set to Meet in Amsterdam

Merchants, Card Brands and Solution Providers Collaborate to Improve Safety in Online Retailing

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - August 26, 2010) -  The Merchant Risk Council (MRC), a merchant-led trade association focused on electronic commerce risk and payments globally, is set to host the inaugural European e-Commerce Payments and Risk Conference 1-3 September in Amsterdam.

This conference signifies the beginning of uniting European and global merchants, solution providers, card brands, payment processors, law enforcement and other industry stakeholders in reducing online payment fraud and improving operational efficiencies pertaining to data security risks and payment strategies.

Keynote presentations include an overview of European online retailing trends from Pascal Burg of Edgar Dunn & Co., as well as a live interview with famous U.K. fraudster, Elliot Castro, conducted by David Pope of 192business.

The conference also includes a wide variety of European-focused presentations made by representatives of several industry-leading brands such as CyberSource, eDreams, GlobalCollect, MasterCard, Nike, Retail Decisions, Sony, Symantec, TESCO and Visa, among many others.

"I am very excited to connect so many European online merchants with their industry peers," says Nicolas Vedrenne, MRC Managing Director for Europe. "This is where the merchant community comes together to discover best practices in the fields of payments, security and fraud prevention."

In total, over 150 industry leaders will be attending the event.

The MRC European e-Commerce Payments and Risk Conference, sponsored by GlobalCollect and Retail Decisions, takes place at NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in the heart of downtown Amsterdam. For conference registration details, please visit the MRC's website at www.merchantriskcouncil.org.

About the Merchant Risk Council
The Merchant Risk Council leads industry networking, education, benchmarking and advocacy programs designed to make electronic commerce more efficient, safe and profitable.

Today, with the power of its member-base, the MRC is the leading trade association for managing payments, preventing online fraud and promoting secure e-Commerce. The MRC is dedicated to working with e-Commerce and multi-channel merchants, payment processors, credit card issuers, credit card brands, alternative payment providers, risk management leaders, and a variety of law enforcement agencies to improve the online shopping channel.

The MRC is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and recently opened their European offices in Madrid, Spain.

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