Record Number of New Exhibitors at Electronic Transactions Association 2013 Annual Meeting and Expo

 Record Number of New Exhibitors at Electronic Transactions Association 2013
                           Annual Meeting and Expo

50 First Time Exhibitors Join Top Brands at the Hub of the Electronic Payments
Industry

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Electronic Transactions
Association (ETA), the trade association of the global electronic payments
industry, today announced that a record number of new exhibitors will take
part in the 2013 ETA Annual Meeting and Expo in New Orleans from April 30 to
May 2, 2013. The 50 new exhibitors signed up for the 2013 Expo exceeds the
previous record for new exhibitors set in 2012.

"The 2013 ETA Annual Meeting and Expo is the place to do business in the
electronic transactions industry, so it's no surprise that more first-time
exhibitors than ever before are securing their spots on the exhibit floor,"
said Jason Oxman, CEO of ETA. "The 2013 Expo is a can't-miss opportunity to
show off the latest in electronic payments technology and get cutting-edge
electronic payment solutions in front of more than 3,000 professionals from
across the industry."

ETA greatly expanded the 2013 Expo over previous years, increasing floor space
to 150,000 square feet, making it the largest show in ETA's 23-year history.
Currently, only 9 exhibit booths remain available. In addition to the record
number of new exhibitors, numerous industry leaders including MasterCard
Worldwide, PayPal, Visa Inc. and Discover Network are returning to exhibit.

"We decided to exhibit at the ETA Annual Meeting and Expo because it is the
premier tradeshow in the industry and we did not want to miss out on the
opportunity," said Charles Hogan, CEO of Tranzlogic, a first-of-its-kind
technology firm dedicated to creating new payments solutions. "The ETA Expo is
a great way to reach customers and showcase our exciting new product to the
payments industry."

"We have been attending the ETA Annual Meeting and Expo for years as
attendees, but given how much the conference has grown, we knew we had to
exhibit this year and unveil our new product, TRANSAX Gateway, to the entire
payments industry," said Matthew J. Schwartz, ETA CPP and president of
TRANSAX, a cashless payment processing company.

As the world's largest stage for payments innovation, the ETA Annual Meeting
and Expo brings together thousands of payments and technology industry
executives, venture capitalists and media from ten countries to conduct
business, strategize, unveil new products and network. Key conference
highlights include:

  oKeynote Addresses – David W. Nelms, Chairman and CEO of Discover Financial
    Services and Michael Abbott, CEO of ISIS
  oEducational Supersessions – The largest selection of payments learning
    opportunities of the entire year, all in one place. Topics include
    electronic processing, legislation, fraud prevention, marketing,
    financing, recruiting and revolutionary payment startups
  oExhibit Hall - The exhibit hall features 200 exhibitors across 150,000
    square feet at the state-of-the-art Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in
    the heart of New Orleans. A significant expansion of ETA's 2013 Annual
    Meeting and Expo – including the brand-new Mobile Pay Zone and the
    brand-new Payments Next Zone – establishes the ETA show as the hub of
    activity in the electronic transactions industry.
  oETA's Small Business Forum; How Mobile Payments Grows Small Business - The
    forum will feature small business owners from New Orleans and payments
    industry experts discussing how small business can benefit from mobile
    payment solutions.
  oETA Executive Press Luncheon – A private lunch meeting with ETA CEO, Jason
    Oxman will include the release of the latest Economic Indicator Report and
    all-new Mobile Payments Committee consumer resource tips.

Other event highlights include:

  oMobile Payment Innovations 2013, an all-day conference on April 30 full of
    actionable business information from speakers representing a cross-section
    of players within the mobile payments ecosystem. Presented in partnership
    with Strategic Solutions Network, the creators of the industry-renowned
    Mobile Contactless Payment Innovations series of events.
  oElectronic Transactions Association University (ETAU), a series of live,
    instructor-led, interactive classes that address key facets of the
    industry that are necessary for expanding attendees' knowledge and
    expertise
  oETA's Compliance Day, an all-day event on April 30 that will provide
    critical information on compliance, new standards, card company rules and
    mandates, and access to experts from card brands and other compliance
    space entities to get answers to pressing questions.
  oETA's Government Panel, a discussion with the most influential
    professionals working on payments issues in the U.S. government. Speakers
    include top officials in both the executive and legislative branches of
    government including officials from the Consumer Financial Protection
    Bureau and Federal Trade Commission.
  oThe Investment Community Forum, an all-day event on April 30 that brings
    the payments industry together with the investors and investment companies
    that can help fund the innovation and entrepreneurial energy that drive
    the future of payments.
  oEMV Day, an all-day event on April 30 for issuers, processors, acquirers
    and merchant to deliver comprehensive discussion about EMV, the global
    standard for chip-enabled cards.

For the full schedule of conference and pre-conference events, visit
http://www2.electran.org/am13/schedule-of-events/.

For more information about ETA's 2013 Annual Meeting and Expo or to register,
visit http://www.electran.org/am13. For media inquiries, contact Meghan
Cieslak, 202.677.7406 or meghan.cieslak@electran.org.

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.

SOURCE Electronic Transactions Association

Website: http://www.electran.org/am13
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