European Expansion to Be Theme of Upcoming E-Commerce Payments & Risk Congress

Featuring Dedicated Sessions on SEPA, ELV & Alternative Payments


MADRID, SPAIN--(Marketwired - Apr 10, 2013) - The Merchant Risk Council (MRC) today announced that European expansion will be the theme of its upcoming merchant-led 2013 European Congress, scheduled 17-19 April at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London. The annual global event unites online and multi-channel retailers, card networks, card issuers, law enforcement agencies and solution providers to increase e-commerce profitability for merchants.

"Identifying opportunities to grow payments and reduce fraud is critical to merchant expansion," said Nicolas Vedrenne, MRC's managing director for Europe. "To achieve this on a global scale it is imperative that we facilitate forums for our members to discuss country-specific opportunities and challenges. This year's robust and substantive agenda will do just that."

This three day event will attract merchants from more than 300 different companies and will feature a series of sessions dedicated to doing business in Europe. This includes discussion by the European Payments Council on SEPA, benchmarking global payment acceptance by country, payments and fraud in France, global alternative payments and open invoice and ELV payment methods in Germany. 

Attendees will also be presented with qualitative data from MRC's Benchmarking Committee including, important themes and leading trends from the annual fraud and multi-channel surveys, as well as the global payments study.

To learn more or to register for this premiere event, please visit

ABOUT THE MRC: The Merchant Risk Council (MRC) is a merchant-led global non-profit trade association focused on electronic commerce risk and payments globally. The MRC leads industry networking, education, benchmarking and advocacy programs to make electronic commerce more efficient, safe and profitable.

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the MRC's European office is located in Madrid, Spain. Learn more at

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