Merchant Risk Council to host e-Commerce Payments and Risk Conference

Organization celebrates 10 years of bringing together payments and risk leaders from around the world


(Seattle, WA – December 5, 2011) 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, announced that it is hosting its 10th Annual e-Commerce Payments & Risk Conference from March 27-29 at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort.

This highly anticipated event features an all-star lineup of the world’s most recognized e-Commerce leaders delivering unique and valuable insights on topics such as creative investigative techniques to frustrate fraudsters; balancing privacy and security legislation; transforming payment system security; building better risk detection from your data and expanding e-Commerce markets into Europe, China and beyond.

MRC’s educational programming has been carefully crafted with e-Commerce and payments professionals in mind. “No matter what your level of knowledge or primary areas of expertise, the conference will engage and challenge you,” said Pam Wolfe, MRC’s Education Program Manager. “With over 1000 participants, 70 speakers, 40 exhibitors, and countless networking opportunities, this event is not just informative and thought-provoking, but invaluable to you, and to the profitability and success of your company.”

This unparalleled event will kick off with a candid keynote address by the Honorable Former Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff. “I welcome the opportunity to meet and address some of the most recognized and trusted name brand companies in the world about battling today’s cyber threats,” said Secretary Chertoff, now co-founder and managing principal of The Chertoff Group. “I look forward to discussing how to manage the risk associated with this threat as well as how both public and private institutions can operate without disrupting the economic opportunity, creativity, speed and efficiency with which the Internet provides us today.”

MRC’s premier conference sponsor is WorldPay, a leading global provider of payment and risk services, processing millions of transactions every day. “We recognize the value of bringing together payments and risk leaders from around the world, and the MRC’s 2012 conference provides an unrivalled opportunity for payments and risk professionals to come together to discuss the issues and advancements in the industry today,” stated Floris de Kort, CEO of e-Commerce from WorldPay. “e-Commerce is one of the few global sectors currently bucking the general economic downturn and the need to make e-Commerce more efficient, profitable and safe has never been more important.”

To take advantage of Early Bird Registration or exhibition information for this conference, or to receive MRC membership information, please visit the MRC’s website at www.merchantriskcouncil.org