2011 marked the third consecutive year that MAG Members requested that the Board of Directors hold a short Mid-Year Conference. Almost 100 people braved snow and ice to participate in the event, which was held February 8-9 at the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. Attendance increased 43% over last year’s event. Highlights of the 2011 sessions included:
Before the sessions began, the Advisory Council held a landmark meeting with merchants, acquirers, payment brands, and card issuers to discuss the future of payments acceptance in the United States.
- a preconference EMV workshop by STJ Retail
- an informative look at the legislative landscape from Duncan Douglass of Alston + Bird
- presentations from three companies that have established or are considering the creation of a mobile network
Click here to log in, then go to Member Resources to access the 2011 Annual Conference presentations:
Please make sure to mark your calendar for October 11-13, 2011, watch your MAGmail for information about the 2011 Annual Conference, and plan to join us this fall in Dallas!
- EMV Workshop | STJ Retail
- Legislative Update | Duncan Douglass, Alston + Bird
- Mobile Payments:*
- Citibank | Dickson Chu
- First Data | Jim Contardi and Peter Donat
- Isis | Mike Abbott and Jim Stapleton
*Please note that the mobile payments presentations are proprietary and highly confidential. Only those MAG Members that have a fully-executed NDA on file with the MAG will receive the password to access the Citibank and Isis presentations. Only those individuals who attended the conference will receive the password to access the First Data presentation. The passwords will be sent to you via e-mail. Please do not share them with anyone outside your company.
If your company needs to complete the NDA process, please click here to download a copy of the MAG’s NDA template, which should be signed and returned to Rhonda Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also welcome to send your company’s NDA to Rhonda for the MAG to complete.
As always, your comments and suggestions help the MAG plan these technical conferences. Please feel free to drop a line to Dodd Roberts at email@example.com. We’ll see you in October!