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International Acquiring Forum Releases 2013 Conference Agenda

Forum Brings Together Top Executives and Payments Leaders from Across the Globe

WASHINGTON, DC ─ The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the trade association of the global electronic payments industry, payments consultancy firm Global Vision Group and payments industry consultant Linda S. Perry today announced the release of the agenda and speaker list for the upcoming International Acquiring Forum (IAF), a new payments industry event that will take place in London from Sept. 17-19 at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel and Conference Center. The forum, which provides educational and networking opportunities, brings together experts and industry leaders from around the world to tackle issues of importance to acquirers, banks, ISOs, processors and suppliers. To view the complete agenda, please click here.

“The IAF brings top industry leaders from around the world to collaborate and discover new business opportunities in payments”, said Jason Oxman, CEO of ETA. “The forum provides an unmatched platform for top executives to share and explore insight, information and practical advice.”

The IAF is a must- attend event for executive level payments professionals who want to learn more about the opportunities and challenges of expanding and enhancing their acquiring and processing business in existing and new markets around the world. “The level of speakers and the diversity of the strategic issues to be discussed at the IAF are unprecedented”, noted Tom Layman, President of Global Vision Group. Conference highlights include:

  • Expert Speakers – Including Pamela Joseph, Chairman Elavon and Vice Chairman USBancorp; Jeremy Nicholds, EVP Visa Europe; Kimisha Imada, Deputy President, JCB International; and Diane Offeriens, Executive Vice President, Discover Payment Services
  • The Latest Payments Insight –Topics include global acquiring, acceptance opportunities in the European marketplace, Japan and the emerging payments markets of Asia, and payment innovation and disruptors
  • High Level Networking – The forum provides an unmatched opportunity to network with the industry’s brightest minds from across the globe

Global innovation in the electronic payments industry is evolving extremely rapidly, especially in the areas of mobile and non-traditional payments technologies.  The IAF will provide a convenient, two-day setting for discussion, learning and networking. More information on speakers, topics and registration is available at www.internationalacquiringforum.com or www.iaflondon.com.

For media inquiries, Meghan Cieslak at 202-677-7406, or meghan.cieslak@electran.org or Kevin Atwood at 650-349-1536, or atwood@internationalacquiringforum.com.

About IAF Partners

The Electronic Transactions Association is an international trade association representing more than 500 companies that offer electronic transaction processing products and services. ETA’s mission is to advance the payments industry profession by providing leadership through education, advocacy and the exchange of information.

Global Vision Group provides world-class consulting expertise to create workable and innovative solutions for enterprises involved in electronic payments value chain. With offices located in Europe and the United States, Global Vision Group serves financial institutions, Payment Service Providers, ISOs, merchants and technology providers.

Linda S. Perry is a payments industry consultant.  She was formerly Senior Vice President and Head of Acquiring and Processing at Visa, Inc. and has over 30 years of experience in banking and payments. She was named one of the 20 Most Influential Women in Payments by PaymentsSource in March 2013.

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UPCOMING ETA EVENTS
International Acquiring Forum
Millennium Gloucester Hotel and Conference Center
London U.K.
September 17 – 19, 2013

2013 Strategic Leadership Forum
Montelucia Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, AZ
October 15 – 17, 2013

2014 ETA Annual Meeting & Expo
April 8-10, 2014
Mandalay Bay
Las Vegas, NV

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ABOUT ETA
The Electronic Transactions Association is an international trade association representing more than 500 companies that offer electronic transaction processing products and services. ETA’s mission is to advance the payments industry profession by providing leadership through education, advocacy and the exchange of information.

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For media inquiries, contact Meghan Cieslak at meghan.cieslak@electran.org or 202.677.7406.
For more information on ETA, contact Del Baker at dbaker@electran.org.