Visa becomes main sponsor of ECOM21 conference
News Feb 12, 2020
Visa as the long-term partner of DECTA have become the main sponsor of the great international event coming to Riga this March.

Relationship of Visa and DECTA have just scaled up. Besides being bound by Principal membership of DECTA in Visa, allowing company both to provide card acquiring and issuing processing services, now partnering as ECOM21 sponsors and organizers.


ECOM21 is the largest professional e-commerce forum in the Baltics. Unlike most of the conferences in the Baltics, ECOM21 is attended by senior-level management and business owners. This fact is ensured by the corporate contacts of Deloitte and DECTA, as well as the historical core of attendees. Over the years, ECOM21 has established itself as a reputable international platform, which successfully combines high-quality professional content, excellent opportunities for networking and development of business relationships and legendary evening event.

This year ECOM21 brings professionals from all around the world to discuss AI usage within businesses today. More than 20 speakers from companies like eBay, Alibaba, MTS, Cez Group are coming to ECOM21 to speak about their experiences.

Visa representative Thomas Holt Nielsen will be one of the speakers at the conference. Thomas has 15 years of experience in the card payment industry and the last 5 with Visa. Mr. Nielsen has gathered great experience from card-issuing banks and processors across many themes. At Visa he has the last two years been leading Nordic e-commerce initiatives and the last year in the Nordic lead of the implementation of Strong Customer Authentication and related services. "AI plays a pivotal role in the services that we develop for SCA and many of Visa’s risk-related services" states Thomas.

Juris Paegle, Country lead Baltics, New business and market development, Visa: "Given long-term partnership in acquiring a business with DECTA and great reputation of ECOM21 conference, Visa is thrilled to become the main sponsor of International e-commerce and AI conference - ECOM21. "
Anna Himiceva, Head of Marketing at DECTA and Executive Director of ECOM21: "It is a great honor for ECOM21 conference to be supported by the world leader in digital payments and welcome Thomas Holt Nielsen as a speaker. We are persuaded that the knowledge of market leader will be highly beneficial for the attendees."

Visa will be greeting their clients and attendees of the ECOM21 Conference at the magnificent Visa Lounge on the 26th floor of Radisson Blu Hotel Latvia (on the picture) on the 5th of March 2020.