23 - 26 MARCH, 2015









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Attendance Type
Merchant Member  (Platinum or Silver)
Merchant Non-member
Merchant Only Workshops Member
Merchant Only Workshops Non-member
Solution Provider Members (Elite, Signature, Premier)
Solution Provider Non-member
New Merchant Membership & Registration Combo
(New Platinum Membership + 2 Conference Registrations)
Exhibit Hall Only* - Members
Exhibit Hall Only* - Non-Members
One-Day Pass (Wednesday or Thursday)

*Must be an exhibitor to purchase additional exhibit hall only passes

 Refunds will not be given if a cancellation is less than 30 days prior to the event. Refunds will not be given to registrants that do not attend without canceling in advance (no shows). Merchant Risk Council Conference assumes no responsibility for nonrefundable airline tickets or other travel costs.

  Changes requested within 30 days of the event will be charged $50.




The MRC would like to thank our 2015 Vegas Sponsors
MRC Vegas Sponsors

Monday, 23 March – Preconference Day

1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Fraud 101 Workshop
Merchant Only Training Workshop, Additional fee required

Payments 101 Workshop
Merchant Only Training Workshop, Additional fee required
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 MasterCard Merchant Security Leadership Forum (View Agenda)

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Platinum Party, sponsored by  

Member-only – Solution provider attendance is strictly limited: Elite members are only able to have 3 attendees, Signature members 2 and Premier 1. Please be sure to coordinate with your company to ensure not to exceed these limits.
12:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Registration Open

Tuesday, 24 March is a member-only day. If you are not a current MRC Member, sign-up today or join us at 4:15 p.m. when the program opens to all attendees for the duration of the event.

Tuesday, 24 March – Platinum Day

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Data Security: How Does a Merchant Protect Their Brand?
How to Leverage the Tools and Intelligence from IC3 and NCFTA to Educate Your Staff and Consumers
Know Your Customer – How Much Do You Already Know?

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Platinum Keynote Speaker - Shane Harris (http://shaneharris.com/)

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Merchant-Only Discussion Tables

Physical Goods
Digital Goods


 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  Merchant Focus Group - Private Lunch, sponsored by By Invitation Only Click for description

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Account Takeovers in a Closed Loop Environment
Why Your Business Needs Alternative Payment Methods When Entering European Markets
Manual Review Best Practices: Learnings from Peak Buying Times in 2014
EMV – What Does it Mean to Me?

2:25 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Internal Tools to Make Fraudsters SCRAM!
Bitcoin: Pixel Dust or Currency
3D Secure: Development & Deployment Strategies
Managing Merchant Risk in Europe

3:20 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.

New Research: Fighting Fraud in a Fragmented, Fast-Changing Global Payments Landscape
Card Issuers, Collaboration and Customer Experience: Case Study Results
Rules, Statistical Model or An Ensemble of Models – Are the Techniques Better Alone or  Together?
How LinkedIn Leverages Data to Build Scalable Payments Strategy

4:15 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Going Global: Accepting Local Forms of Payment
Digital Products: Controlling Fraud and Operational Costs
Future of Chargebacks
7:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Registration Open

Tuesday, 24 March – Open to All Attendees

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

IGNITE Session & Exhibitor Preview

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception – Exhibit Hall Opening

Wednesday, 25 March – General Conference Day One

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Fraud 201 Workshop
Merchant Only Training Workshop, Additional fee required

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Keynote Speaker - Daymond John

10:50 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.

Building your Best Fraud Team in an EBIT Obsessed World
A Credit Card Walks into a Bar

Results of the 2015 Survey on the Use of Consumer Authentication in eCommerce
Data Breaches and the Evolution of Fraud

 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
By the Numbers: Data Driven Approach to International Expansion
PCI in an EMV Chip World: Increasing Security & Reducing Fraud
Realizing Frictionless Commerce – Benchmarking & Best Practices
Merchant Management in the High-Tech Era

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Chargebacks Workshop
Merchant Only Training Workshop, Additional fee required

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Payment Page and Beyond – Exploring What Customers Really Want to See when Shopping Online
The Fraud Tsunami is Here: A 101 Guide for Online Retailers Ahead of the EMV Implementation
FX Operations
Shock to the System: The New Normal: eCommerce after Data Breaches

2:40 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.

Lessons Learned in Preventing Fraud for a New Subscription Product at AOL
EMV, Encryption and Tokenization: Preventing Fraud with Layered Security
The Potential of New ACH Options for Merchant Payments
Omnichannel, Multichannel, Crosschannel… It’s All About the Customer Experience

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker - Bob Arno

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

8:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Registration Open
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

Thursday, 26 March – General Conference Day Two

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Is Fear of Change Letting the Fraudsters Win?
Big Data/Machine Learning
The F Word: The New Doctrine in Fighting Fraud and Friction
Security Beyond Compliance

9:55 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.

Fighting the Good Fight: Prepaid Card Fraud (And What We Can Do About It)
Beyond Device ID: Using Digital Identification to Reduce eCommerce Fraud
Bitcoin 101
Compromising POS: A Live Hack Demo

10:35 a.m. 11:35 a.m.
Dedicated Exhibit Hall Hour
11:35 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.Using a Predictive Model to Reduce Manual Review
When Compliance Comes to Retail
Bitcoin 201

Payment Data and Leveraging Multiple Payment Providers

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

METAwards Luncheon with LIVE Entertainment

1:45 p.m. 2:30 p.m.

MRC Global Fraud Survey Results

2:40 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Friendly Fraud
Mobile Device Location – Effective Fraud and False Positive Prevention
Omnichannel: From Aspiration to Reality
What Merchants Should Know About Upcoming Chargeback Rule Changes

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Closing Plenary - Comedian Don McMillan

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Closing Reception

8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Registration Open
8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open