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

SEATTLE, WA — (Marketwire) — 09/18/12 — 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 electronic commerce more efficient, safe and profitable, is hosting a “Members Only” meeting in Seattle, Washington October 1-3. Approximately 200 global merchants, law enforcement and industry leaders, including Microsoft, Google, Expedia, Gartner, and Forrester Research, will gather in the MRC-s hometown of Seattle to discuss the newest breakthroughs and innovations in reducing online payment fraud and improving risk management strategies.

Sponsored by Discover, this much anticipated event will feature interactive panels with an all-star lineup of the world-s most recognized eCommerce leaders sharing their unique challenges and valuable insights in session topics such as:

Fraud Tactics and Strategies for Digital Goods and Services

Law Enforcement Collaboration

So you Lost a Chargeback, should you Consider Arbitration?

Global Expansion into Asia, Latin America and Europe

AVS – Why are There So Many Ways to Get Around it?

Tom Donlea, MRC-s Managing Director of the Americas, commented, “This unique panelist format will be highly interactive and will engage our merchant members on issues most vital to our industry.”

This “Members Only” event also will include special guest speaker Avivah Litan, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst from Gartner, who shared the following thoughts regarding her upcoming presentation. “Merchants are acutely aware that malware-based attacks are fast becoming a prevalent tool for attacking enterprises and service providers, and stealing sensitive information or funds. Gartner-s layered fraud management framework helps merchants identify techniques they can use to proactively protect their businesses against increasingly sophisticated and targeted attacks.”

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

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 the internet a preferred place to shop and do business.

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

Missy Villapudua
206.364.2789 ext. 117

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