MRC Announces Keynote Line-Up for the 2014 eCommerce Payments & Risk Conference

SEATTLE, Jan. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The MRC today announced its line-up of keynote and merchant speakers for the 2014 eCommerce Payments & Risk Conference, 17-20 Mar., Las Vegas, NV. The annual event will attract over 1,000 payments and fraud professionals from leading online and multichannel retailers. "Risk to payments and online fraud are dynamic and growing every day. Merchants must stay ahead of the curve to maximize ecommerce opportunities while building and protecting their brand," said MRC CEO Joe O'Konek. "Our annual event does just this through information sharing and best practices benchmarking, which are both critical to our merchants' success." The three day event boasts an all-star line-up of keynote speakers, including: Anil Gupta, expert on globalization and emerging markets, Ohad Samet, epayments and fraud innovator and Daniel Burrus, a leading futurist on global trends and innovation. Other merchant speakers include Twitter, Walmart, and Microsoft, with a cadre of solution providers including Digital River World Payments, ReD, WorldPay and Chase Paymentech, to name a few. "The MRC's eCommerce Payments and Risk Conference is second to none for the online merchant and retail community," said Kristine Woods, vice president of customer acquisition at Vantiv, Inc.'s Litle & Co. "We especially appreciate the thought leadership and are excited to be a sponsor of the keynote presentations." The 2014 eCommerce Payments & Risk Conference is the largest professional development and networking event for ecommerce payments and fraud professionals in the Americas. The conference will kick off with a merchant only meeting followed by two days of general sessions with content developed and delivered by top merchant professionals. Topics will include alternative payments, global risk, foreign transactions, account takeover, chargebacks, PCI, social engineering and much more. ABOUT THE MRC: The MRC is the foremost global not for profit organization that fully supports and promotes operational excellence for fraud, payments and risk professionals within ecommerce. Membership includes nearly 400 of the world's most prominent merchants, to include 95 percent of the top 20 ecommerce companies in the world, over 82 percent of the top 50 and over 60 percent of the top 100, and more than 60 category leading solution providers. MRC members report 45% less revenue loss due to fraud than non-members, experience more than 50% less manual reviews and boast 50% less fraud related chargebacks. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the MRC's European office is located in Madrid, Spain. Learn more at CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT: Steven Mandurano TELEPHONE: +1 206.364.2789 ext. 117 EMAIL: This announcement is distributed by GlobeNewswire on behalf of GlobeNewswire clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Merchant Risk Council via GlobeNewswire [HUG#1756878]