SOURCE: InComm

December 17, 2008 15:56 ET

InComm Announces 2009 Online Gaming Panel Lineup

InComm's 2009 Partner Alliance to Host Online Gaming Industry Champions

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2008) - InComm, a leading provider of prepaid transaction processing and electronic point-of-sale (POS) distribution solutions, has announced the lineup of speakers for its Online Gaming Panel at the 2009 InComm Partner Alliance. The Partner Alliance facilitates networking and strategic planning opportunities for over 26 of InComm's key online gaming partners and serves as an important conduit into the $8 billion online gaming industry.

An ongoing conference favorite, this year's panel will include Joe Hyrkin, Vice President of Sales and Business at Gaia Online; Min Kim, Vice President of Marketing at Nexon America; Stefanie Schwartz, Vice President of Marketing and Operations at Nickelodeon Virtual Worlds Group; and Donald Vercelli, Senior Vice President of Sales at Sony Online Entertainment (SOE). By bringing these established veterans of the industry together, InComm will facilitate a discussion regarding their insights and expectations for the exploding online gaming marketplace, domestically and internationally, for 2009 and beyond.

"Presenting this panel on Online Gaming Cash Cards in the Retail Marketplace to top retailers and product providers in the prepaid industry is a natural fit for InComm," said Brian Parlotto, Senior Vice President of Consumer Products. "InComm continues to be the leader of prepaid online gaming and has launched over 16 new online gaming partners in the last 6 months." InComm continues to outpace its competition with regard to connecting the 485 million online gamers worldwide, which is made of individuals who play games online via a PC, console and or portable systems -- a population that is forecasted to increase 58% by 2013.

InComm's Fastcard® Technology enables retailers to offer popular music, online entertainment gaming, gift and other card-based products with the ability to activate them quickly and easily at the point of purchase. InComm's patented and patent-pending stored-value technology solutions include innovative applications for product activation and redemption, packaging, in-store displays, data management and much more.

About InComm:

InComm is the industry leading marketer, distributor and technology innovator of stored-value gift and prepaid products using its state-of-the-art point-of-sale transaction technology and payment solutions to revolutionize retail product sales and customer experiences. With almost $8 billion in retail sales transactions processed in 2007, InComm is the nation's largest provider of gift cards, prepaid wireless products, reloadable debit cards, digital music downloads, content, games, software and bill payment solutions. InComm partners with consumer brand leaders around the world to provide more than 145,000 retail locations the products and services their customers demand. Since 1992, InComm's patented technologies have made the buying process easier for consumers while streamlining the selling process for product and retail partners. To learn more about InComm, visit www.incomm.com or call 1.800.352.3084. InComm is headquartered in Atlanta with offices in Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, Colorado, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, Oregon, Arkansas, Alabama, Minnesota and Mississippi.

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