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MAG 2017 Annual Conference Recap

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The MAG 2017 Annual Conference was held September 27-29 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek hotel. It was the largest Annual Conference to date with 500 attendees. Focusing on the “Blurred Lines of Connected Commerce” the conference featured sessions on this topic. New to the conference were Ted Talks, presented by MAG sponsors, which consisted of two tracks of 20 minute Ted Talk-style presentations taking place concurrently. The conference also featured the popular Special Interest Groups, Merchant Only roundtable discussions that are designed to connect merchants from the same verticals with similar interests and challenges. Make sure to mark your calendars and help the MAG celebrate their 10 year anniversary at the 2018 Annual Conference, September 12-14, 2018 in Denver, CO.

Hear what attendees said about the 2017 Annual Conference:

“Another set of content-rich presentations!”

“Good networking, as always.”

“I like that we get to talk about industry specific topics [at the Merchant Only Special Interest Group meetings]. I almost always leave with a to do list.”

“Another excellent event. The MAG are an essential cog in the US payments system.”

“MAG Conference Agenda provides a bird's-eye view of the payments industry and the general direction of the future.”

“Very impressed with the conference this year. It keeps getting better - thought the content this time was very good.”


The MAG Experience:
MAG conferences offer a unique experience, attracting over 500 payments professionals as well as those with organizational responsibilities that include payments and related matters. The MAG Annual Conference brings together all key stakeholders in the payments ecosystem to discuss the most pressing issues in payments. 

Superior Networking: 
  • Network with the best in payments: The top acquirers and networks are in attendance, as well as senior level payments executives from the top merchants.
  • The Merchant Roundtable discussions (SIGs) are highly rated among merchants. Merchants have one opportunities to discuss issues within their vertical.
  • MAG conferences provide ample networking breaks, lunches and dinners.

Benefits of a MAG Conference: 

  • MAG sponsors receive complimentary registrations and marketing opportunities based on their level of sponsorship.
  • As the MAG is grows, we continue to offer timely educational sessions and networking opportunities in an intimate setting- that attendees have come to value at the MAG- a value that impacts your company.
  • Two and a half days of pure payments knowledge with the best in the industry. The Merchant Only session is something you don't want to miss!
  • MAG members receive three complimentary registrations
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