SOURCE: Net Element, Inc.

Net Element, Inc.

October 27, 2016 08:45 ET

Net Element's PayOnline CEO to Lead Panel at the Biggest Russian Internet Conference

PayOnline to lead panel at Russian Interactive Week 2016 to discuss the future of online payments in Russia

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Oct 27, 2016) - Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) ("Net Element" or the "Company"), a provider of global mobile payment technology solutions and value-added transactional services, today announces that its wholly owned PayOnline subsidiary will lead the futuristic section of the Russian Interactive Week ("RIW") 2016 with a session entitled, "How we will pay in 2020: projections and fantasies."

RIW is the biggest annual event of Russian Internet, combining a multi-threaded conference, media communication forum and many extracurricular activities, awards, presentations and promotions. This year's event is scheduled to be attended by more than 20,000 visitors. RIW 2016 is organized by RUNET Group and will be held at Moscow's Expo Center from November 1-3, 2016, http://riw.moscow.

As an official payment partner of RIW since 2012, PayOnline will open the second day of the conference highlighting expected changes in Russian Internet payments to take place over the next five years. The company will be joined by representatives from MasterCard, MTS, VTB24 Bank and Mail Group who will forecast what's in store for Russia's online payment marketplace and brainstorm about future innovations. Experts will share their views on the development of different areas of the payments ecosystem and together with participating visitors will try to create a common vision on how payments will work in the Russian Internet by the year 2020.

"Payment service providers reside at the intersection of information technology and electronic payments directly interacting with payment systems, banks, IT companies and mobile operators. Taking stock of the payments landscape, we noticed that based on their individual challenges, each of our partners have their own vision of the 'future payments' of Russia; thus was born the idea of bringing together key industry players in the payment sector and try to create a shared vision of our future," says lead panelist and CEO of PayOnline Marat Abasaliev. "This conference unites all relevant representatives of the industry. I am confident the visitors of our session will take an active part in the discussion of the controversial issues to form the basis for further fruitful discussions in the community and find the payment scope of a single development strategy in Russian Internet."

RIW 2016 will be produced by the collection of expert assessments on a number of key issues related to the electronic and physical payments in Russia in a five-year term. The most visionary expert will be awarded by the organizers at RIW 2020. Follow the news of RIW on the official Facebook page of PayOnline.

About Net Element

Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) operates a payments-as-a-service transactional and value-added services platform for small to medium enterprise ("SME") in the US and selected emerging markets. In the US, we are growing transactional revenue with innovative services including our cloud based, restaurant point-of-sale solution Aptito. Internationally, Net Element's strategy is to leverage its omni-channel platform to deliver flexible offerings to emerging markets with diverse banking, regulatory and demographic conditions such as UAE, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan where initiatives have been recently launched. Further information is available at www.netelement.com.

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