MasterCard’s Academy of Risk Management Announces Bangkok to Host 24th Annual Asia/Pacific Risk Management Conference

Collaborative Workshops with Industry Experts will Highlight Strategies and Best Practices to Secure Payment Card Data and Combat Fraud

Singapore, July 9, 2012 – As part of its ongoing commitment to help protect the integrity of the global payment card network, MasterCard’s Academy of Risk Management announces it will hold its 24th annual Asia/Pacific Risk Management Conference in Bangkok, Thailand August 21-24.

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“Our annual MasterCard risk management conference is just one of the many ways that MasterCard continually works with our partners to help protect the global payments system and promote safe, simple, and smart transactions around the world,” said Barry Wong, vice president of MasterCard’s Asia/Pacific Customer Security and Risk Services.  “The strategies and tactics explored during this conference help regional data security professionals stay up-to-speed on many of the latest approaches to payment card fraud prevention while also learning about how emerging payments platforms are impacting data protection efforts across global markets.”

The four-day symposium will welcome hundreds of attendees from across the region. The event offers thought-provoking breakout sessions and informative presentations by well-renowned industry experts. The featured sessions will take an in-depth look at global fraud issues as well as cutting-edge solutions to unique challenges specific to the regions represented at the event.

Attendance is limited so attendees are encouraged to register early. For more information about MasterCard’s Asia/Pacific Risk Management Conference, visit www.mastercard.com/arm and join the conversation via #MasterCardARM.