WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the trade association of the global electronic payments industry, today announced it is joining with Mobile Contactless Payment Innovations (MCPI) to launch the new Mobile Payment Innovations 2013 conference to be held at the 2013 ETA Annual Meeting and Expo, the nation's leading payments industry event, scheduled in New Orleans on April 30, 2013. Online registration for the ETA Annual Meeting and Expo and Mobile Payment Innovations 2013 event are open today at http://www.electran.org/am13. "Mobile payments is the next big thing in the field of electronic transactions, and we're excited to work with MCPI to host in-depth discussions on the future of this dynamic industry," said ETA Chief Executive Officer Jason Oxman. "As the trade association of the entire payments industry, ETA is the hub of activity in next-generation payments technology, bringing together card networks, processors, acquirers, ISOs, and mobile and technology companies to do business together. With so many new business opportunities in the payments industry, Mobile Payment Innovations 2013 will be packed with relevant, actionable business intelligence." The one-day conference coincides with ETA's 2013 Annual Meeting and Expo, being held April 30 through May 2 at the New Orleans Convention Center. The ETA Annual Meeting and Expo is the largest annual tradeshow and conference event in the $3.6 trillion credit and debit payments processing industry. Featuring nearly 200 exhibitors, dozens of conference sessions and more than 3,000 industry executives, the ETA Annual Meeting and Expo is the premiere business and networking opportunity of the year for the payments industry. Mobile Payment Innovations 2013 will feature interactive discussions and presentations on the business opportunities created in and by the mobile payments industry. Panel participants and keynote speakers from the nation's leading payments and technology companies and merchants will share first-hand lessons on how mobile payments will transform businesses for both solution providers and end users.