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Electronic Commerce Speakers to Keynote EFTA Fall Conference

Philip Andreae, a Belgium-based consultant with extensive experience in smart cards and electronic commerce systems, will provide a keynote presentation at the Fall Membership Summit of the Electronic Funds Transfer Association, according to EFTA Executive Director H. Kurt Helwig.

The Fall Summit, to be held Sept. 30 at the Ritz Carlton in McLean, VA will focus on the relative roles of the Internet and smart cards in electronic commerce.

Andreae, who advised companies such as AT&T, IBM, Europay and Philips Semi Conductor, will address the conference on the changing role of smart cards in electronic commerce.

"Philip brings a unique perspective to the conference," said Helwig. "His experience in Europe and the U.S. gives him an understanding of the success of smart-card e-commerce in Europe, as well as the problems faced by the nascent smart card industry in North America."

Also providing keynote remarks will be Wendy L. Brown, vice president of electronic commerce at America Online.

The meeting will also feature sessions on the role of EFT networks in remote banking, creating brand loyalty, and various public sector applications of electronic commerce.

The Electronic Funds Transfer Association is an inter-industry trade association dedicated to the advancement of electronic payment systems and commerce.