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MRC Now Accepting 2016 METAward Nominations

SEATTLE, Nov. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today the Merchant Risk Council, the leading global trade association committed to safe and profitable eCommerce, opened nominations for their annual METAwards to recognize solution providers making significant contributions in the fraud and payments industry.

Now through December 15, The MRC is accepting nominations for their 2016 METAwards, MRC Emerging Technology Awards, in which winners will be selected at MRC Vegas 2016 at the Aria Resort and Casino March 7-10. The METAwards honor solution providers in both the start-up (under 3 years) and established (over 3 years) categories whose creative innovations and advanced technologies have contributed to the commercial and operational success of eCommerce merchants.

This year the MRC is offering the winner of the start-up category a free year of MRC membership, a $15,000 value. The winner of the established category will receive sponsorship rights of the 2017 METAwards presentation including valuable stage time during the general conference.

Each year the MRC selects a unique panel of industry experts to review the METAward submissions and determine finalists in the start-up and established categories. The METAward finalists are invited to present their products at MRC Vegas 2016 where attendees will vote on a winner in each group.

“The METAwards pay tribute to the most prestigious and honorable achievements in eCommerce, recognizing organizations surpassing industry standards and providing a benchmark for excellence,” says Danielle Nagao, MRC CEO. “The METAwards are regarded as the most distinguished acknowledgment in the fraud and payments sector. We look forward to receiving extraordinary submissions for our 2016 METAwards.”

The MRC invites global solution providers, third-party vendors, card brands, processors and acquirers to submit nominations for the 2016 METAwards. Developments may include: measuring, monitoring or mitigating card-not-present fraud, advancing data security, improving online payments acceptance and processes, etc.

For more information about the MRC METAwards or to apply, please visit http://merchantriskcouncil.org/events.

About the MRC:

The MRC is an unbiased global community providing a platform for eCommerce fraud and payments professionals to come together and share information. As a not-for-profit entity, the MRC’s vision is to make commerce safe and profitable everywhere by offering proprietary education, training and networking as well as a forum for timely and relevant discussions. The MRC was launched in 2000 at the start of the eCommerce boom by a small group of industry professionals from leading consumer brands, with the ultimate goal of combating online fraud in the card not present space. Since its inception, the MRC has also added online payments to its portfolio, expanding its presence further into eCommerce. The MRC is headquartered in Seattle, WA and has an office in Madrid, Spain.

MEDIA CONTACT: Emma Cloninger TELEPHONE: +1 206.364.2789 ext. 152 EMAIL: emma@merchantriskcouncil.org

Source:Merchant Risk Council