Leading CEO to Keynote Global Ecommerce Event

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| Source: Merchant Risk Council

MADRID, Spain, April 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The MRC today announced that Gareth Davis will keynote its 2014 European Congress, 14-16 May in Paris, France. Gareth Davis, current chairman of William Hill PLC, a leading online gambling company, will share the importance of meeting global demands through targeted growth strategies in a cost efficient environment.

"Gareth is one of the most forward thinking and influential business leaders of our time, having spent nearly four decades generating profitable results through corporate transformation," said MRC Managing Director of Europe Nicolas Vedrenne.

Gareth served at the helm of Imperial Tobacco for 14 years and in 2010, he was selected as the 13th best performing CEO in the world by the Harvard Business Review. In addition to serving as the chairman of William Hill PLC, Davis also serves as the chairman of Wolseley PLC and DS Smith PLC.

MRC's 2014 European Congress is the largest educational event for ecommerce payments and fraud professionals in Europe, hosting 400 payments and fraud professionals, 100 speakers and 130 content sessions. This three-day intensive training will consist of content developed and delivered by top merchant professionals, including Google, Microsoft, Air France and FEVAD, to name a few.

Davis's keynote address is sponsored by DataCash.

ABOUT THE MRC: The MRC is the principal not-for-profit, global forum for ecommerce fraud and payments professionals. With its vision, "Making Commerce Safe and Profitable Everywhere", the MRC provides proprietary education and training, and advocacy, as well as a forum for timely and relevant discussions. Today, membership includes nearly 400 of the world's most prominent merchant companies, more than 60 category leading solution providers, including the major card brands, and 1500 professionals. Members represent 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. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the MRC's European office is located in Madrid, Spain. Learn more at www.merchantriskcouncil.org

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