SOURCE: Merchant Risk Council

Merchant Risk Council

August 13, 2012 03:00 ET

Merchant Risk Council to Host Top Global Merchants and Industry Leaders in Rome

Featuring Fraud and Payments Leaders From Around the World Including Alexander Gee, Deputy Head of the Payments Unit for the European Commission, and Neira Jones, Head of Payment Security at Barclaycard

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Aug 13, 2012) - The Merchant Risk Council (MRC), a global trade association uniting online and multi-channel retailers, card networks, card issuers, law enforcement agencies and solution providers to make the internet a preferred place to shop and do business, is hosting a "Members Only" meeting in Rome, Italy, September 12-14. Approximately 200 global merchants and industry leaders, including Microsoft, Google, Skype, VistaPrint, TUI, and Forrester Research, will gather in Rome to discuss the newest breakthroughs and innovations in reducing online payment fraud and improving risk management strategies in today's ever-changing world of technological advances.

Sponsored by Barclaycard, this highly anticipated event will feature interactive panels with an all-star lineup of the world's most recognized e-Commerce leaders sharing their unique challenges and valuable insights on topics such as:

  • Mobile or Immobile? Will Your Company Lead, Follow or Just Get in the Way?
  • Alternative Payments - Sometimes the Answer is Right in Front of You
  • Data Science, Analytics & Device ID: Marketing Gimmick or the Next Big Thing?
  • Tips and Tools for Fraud Prevention
  • Increasing Fraud Prevention Department Profitability

This unparalleled event also will include Neira Jones, Head of Payment Security at Barclaycard, who shared the following thoughts. "Barclaycard is delighted to be sponsoring the upcoming MRC platinum meeting in Rome. The importance of keeping ahead of the game in payment security and fraud prevention cannot be underestimated. As one of Europe's largest acquirer and processors of transactions, we are delighted to be able to share our expertise in this arena. This event is a fantastic opportunity to learn from and network with the experts. I will be addressing and providing best practice and tips in my session 'The Social Media Side of Incident Response.' Many companies forget about the impact of social media when addressing incident response and the importance of communicating with the media in a timely manner. I would be delighted if you could join me."

To learn more about this popular conference, and to receive MRC membership information, please visit the MRC's website at

About the Merchant Risk Council
The Merchant Risk Council (MRC) is a merchant-led, global trade association focused on e-Commerce risk and payments. The MRC leads industry networking, education, benchmarking and advocacy programs making electronic commerce more efficient, safe and profitable.

The MRC is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and maintains a European office in Madrid, Spain.

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