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Digital River to Host Globalocity 2012, an International E-Commerce Conference for Industry Thought Leaders


MINNEAPOLIS — Oct. 31, 2011 — Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV), a leading provider of global e-commerce solutions announced it is hosting — Globalocity 2012 — an international e-commerce conference for industry thought leaders.

Scheduled May 14-16, 2012, at the JW Marriott L.A. LIVE Hotel, in Los Angeles, Calif., the event will draw top business visionaries, industry analysts, e-commerce executives and senior professionals from the U.S., Europe and Asia to explore some of today’s most pressing e-commerce topics — ranging from social and mobile commerce, to the digital marketplace, the cloud and emerging online geographies. The gathering will provide attendees access to some of the most influential people in e-commerce and a rich agenda of education sessions — all focused on delivering actionable strategies for accelerating online sales across channels and borders. To learn more about the event visit: Save the Date for Globalocity.

“There has never been a time of greater change or opportunity in e-commerce,” said Joel Ronning, Digital River’s CEO. “Through Globalocity, we intend to build a global community of forward-thinking e-commerce leaders. With this diverse group, we will explore what it means to lead in today’s transformative e-commerce market and discuss how this impacts customer relationships and future strategies for growing online sales worldwide.”

Call for Speakers

To support its conference program, Digital River is seeking proposals from speakers to present lectures, panels and case studies that focus on best practices for accelerating global e-sales. Qualified speakers may submit an application to present at Globalocity 2012. Submissions will be accepted until Nov. 18, 2011. Sessions will be focused on a variety of e-commerce related topics such as key online trends, social and mobile commerce, the digital marketplace, the cloud, emerging online geographies, security, global payments and e-marketing.

Conference speakers will be joined by a lineup of industry leaders sharing e-commerce experiences spanning multiple industries, including software, consumer electronics, travel, entertainment, online services and more. One of Globalocity’s guest keynotes is Martin Lindstrom, brand futurist, author and Time Magazine Influential 100 Honoree. His books include Buyology – Truth and Lies About Why We Buy, and Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy. He is a weekly columnist for Fast Company and TIME Magazine and frequently contributes to NBC’s TODAY Show.

About Digital River, Inc.

Digital River, Inc., a leading provider of global e-commerce solutions, builds and manages online businesses for software and game publishers, consumer electronics manufacturers, distributors, online retailers and affiliates. Its multi-channel e-commerce solution, which supports both direct and indirect sales, is designed to help companies of all sizes maximize online revenues as well as reduce the costs and risks of running an e-commerce operation. The company’s comprehensive platform offers site development and hosting, order management, fraud management, export controls, tax management, physical and digital product fulfillment, multi-lingual customer service, advanced reporting and strategic marketing services.

Founded in 1994, Digital River is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices across the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America. For more details about Digital River, visit the corporate website, follow the company on Twitter or call +1 952-253-1234.

Forward-Looking Statement

In addition to the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements, such as statements containing the words, “will,” “plans,” “intends,” “expects,” and similar words. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Digital River, or industry results, to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others: Digital River’s operating history and variability of operating results; competition in the electronic commerce market; the global launch of Globalocity; the market’s acceptance of such offerings; and other risk factors referenced in Digital River’s public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Digital River is a registered trademark of Digital River, Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks, registrations or copyrights of their respective owners.

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