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TRANSACT 14: Powered By ETA Opens to Record Crowd

International payments and tech execs converge in Las Vegas this week

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the global trade association representing the payments technology world, today opened its doors on the largest event in the organization's 25-year history. TRANSACT 14, which launches today and runs until April 10 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, will welcome thousands of attendees from around the world, keynote speakers from Visa, Google and Verifone, and hundreds of exhibitors launching their newest payments and technology innovations.

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On the reasons behind the show's year-on-year growth, CEO Jason Oxman says, "Our mission at ETA is to grow the payments industry, and we are thrilled that thousands of industry executives are doing business right now here at TRANSACT14. Our global exhibitors and attendees benefit from premium conference content, opportunities on the show floor and connections made at networking receptions. Our record-setting show demonstrates that ETA is the hub of the payments business, and for the international transaction community this is the place to get business done."

TRANSACT 14 features a show floor with a gross square footage of 220,000 and a record of more than 210 exhibitors, as well as highly anticipated conference tracks and educational events including the Data Breach Summit and Operation Chokepoint Boot Camp. The winner of the $50,000 E-Pay Innovations Award sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation will be announced on Wednesday, along with the Economic Indicators report that gives unique insight into the current state of the payments industry and latest policies from Washington. Throughout the show attendees will have the opportunity to network at popular events including the President's Dinner on Wednesday evening and TRANSACT closing party in the Shark Reef aquarium on Thursday.

Live broadcasting from the show floor at TRANSACT will be featured daily on CNBC, accompanied by regular news updates of all the action taking place on the TRANSACT twitter feed @ElecTranAssoc and hashtag ♯ETATRANSACT.

For more information about TRANSACT or to register today, visit www.transact14.com.

For media inquiries, contact Emma Sivakumaran: +1 202-277-6700 or Kimberley Waldron: [email protected]  

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About ETA
The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) is the global trade association representing more than 500 payments and technology companies. ETA members make commerce possible by processing more than $4.5 trillion in purchases in the U.S. and deploying payments innovations to merchants and consumers.

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