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2017 Webinar Schedule

This is the MAG’s tentative webinar schedule for 2017. It may be adjusted to accommodate industry developments. We welcome topic submissions as well as speaker recommendations for any topics below or future webinars. Please send them to MAG Staff.

Don’t forget to check back periodically for updates.




Merchant Routing - Strategy & ​Execution Insights

January 18, 2017

Moderator: Liz Garner (SVP, Policy & Public Affairs​, Merchant Advisory Group)
Presenters: Doug Kantor (Government Affairs/Public Policy & Partner, Steptoe) and Laura Townsend (SVP, Operations, Merchant Advisory Group)

The Deferred EMV Liability Shift- Secondary Implications for the Petroleum and Convenience Store Industry   February 28, 2017 Moderator: Laura Townsend (SVP, Operations, Merchant Advisory Group)
Presenters: Steve Mathison (Senior Vice President of Acquiring Payments, First Data) and Tom Nipper (Executive Director Global Enterprise Solutions, Chase Commerce Solutions)
Data Breach Claims & Managing Cyber Risk with the MAG CyberRisk Hub®
March 22, 2017 Presenters: Mark Greisiger (President, NetDiligence®) and Mike Richoux (Account & Project Manager, NetDiligence®)
 What's Next for MDL 1720, the Supreme Court Declines to Hear the Appeal April 4, 2017  Moderator: Mark Horwedel (CEO, Merchant Advisory Group)
Presenter: Jeffrey Shinder (Managing Partner, Constantine Cannon)
Advocating Operations Best Practices – MAG’s Momentum  April 26, 2017 Presenters: Kristy Cook (Director, Payment Acceptance Technology, Target Stores) and Laura Townsend (SVP, Operations, MAG)
EMV: Lessons Learned, Network Differences and the 2017 Spring Release
May 23, 2017 Moderator: Kristy Cook  (Director, Payment Acceptance Technology, Target Stores) 
Presenter: Steve Cole (Senior Product Manager for EMV, Vantiv) 
Fraud & Chargebacks June
Merchant Cards & Wallets   July  
Tokenization & Biometrics -
The Considerations 
Brand Policy Update - Fall Release October
MAG Town Hall Discussion - Strategic Plans for 2018   December ​Presenters: Mark Horwedel (CEO, MAG) and Laura Townsend (SVP, Operations, MAG) 

Possible Future Topics:
Town Hall Discussion
Legal Update
Merchant Cards & Wallets
Interconnected Payments
Block Chain
The latest on encryption, tokenization & biometrics
US Common AID

2016 Webinars




How does the Durbin Amendment compare to the new EU Interchange Fee Regulation?

January 14, 2016

Speakers: Speaker: Brendan Doyle (CEO, CMSpi) and Alistair Combes (SVP – Knowledge & Products, CMSpi)

New Omni Channel Payments Findings 
March 31, 2016   Speaker: Lynn Holland (ACI Worldwide Payments) 
The controversy and concern over EMV Debit at the Point of Sale
May 2, 2016 

Moderator: Liz Garner (Merchant Advisory Group)  
Speakers: ​Trent Addington (Best Buy), Kathy Hanna (The Kroger Co.), Doug Kantor (Steptoe & Johnson, LLP), and Bryan Penny (Nordstrom)

Use of Consumer Authentication in eCommerce: 2016 Survey Results
May 12, 2016 Moderator: Amy Sellheim (Merchant Advisory Group)
Speakers: Tara Lavelle (CardinalCommerce) and Justin McDonald (The Fraud Practice)
 Streamlining Web Payments
June 21, 2016
Moderator: Ian Jacobs (W3C)
Panelists: Adrian Bateman (Microsoft), Nick Telford-Reed (Worldpay), Zach Koch (Google) and Adrian Hope-Bailie (Ripple)

The Legal Landscape in Payments After the Demise of the Interchange Settlement

July 21, 2016  Moderator: Mark Horwedel (Merchant Advisory Group)  
Presenter: Jeffrey I. Shinder (Constantine Cannon LLP) 
Pandora’s Box:  Digital Wallets and the Honor All Devices Rules
July 27, 2016 Moderator: Liz Garner (Merchant Advisory Group)  
Adam Levitin (the Georgetown University Law Center)
Swipe, Scan, Dip or Tap: What Everyone Needs to Know About the Changing Face of Payments
August 9, 2016 Presenters:  Caitlin Donahue, Vice President of Public Affairs, CRAFT | Media/Digital, Sinead Casey, Deputy Manager, CRAFT | Media/Digital, Sarah Fink, Account Executive, CRAFT | Media/Digital 
 Account Updater: The Value to Merchants and their Customers August 23, 2016 Moderator: Hannah Thurmond (FedEx)  
Panelists: Amy Alterman (VISA) and Sharon Rosano (MasterCard) 


2015 Webinars




Navigating the U.S. EMV Migration

January 13, 2015

Speaker: Stephanie Ericksen (Vice President, Risk Products, VISA)

Transaction Routing In Digital Commerce

January 22, 2015

Moderator: Mark Horwedel (CEO, Merchant Advisory Group)
Speaker: Doug Kantor (Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP) and Abby Kelley, Director of Sales, Acculynk

Cyber Risk: Threats, Loss Control, Liability & Claims

March 30, 2015

Moderator: Chris Priebe (Director, Payments and Risk, Southwest Airlines)
Mark Greisiger (President, NetDiligence®) and John Mullen (Managing Partner,  Philadelphia Region/Chair, US Data Privacy & Network Security, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP)
Dept. of Justice Wins Over American Express: The Decision, Next Steps, and Merchant Impact April 1, 2015 Moderator: Kathy Hanna (Director, Enterprise Payments & Store Support,The Kroger Co.)
Speaker: Richard A. Arnold (Attorney, Kenny Nachwalter)
 Digital Commerce Update April 16, 2015  Speaker: Rene Pelegero (President & Managing Director Retail Payments Global Consulting Group)
Dynamic Currency Conversion: To Do or Not to Do?  May 12, 2015 Speakers: Lee Jurgens (Director, Sales and Cash Audit, Ralph Lauren) and Brian Frey (Head of GlobalChoice Product, N.A. for First Data)
MAG Town Hall Discussion  June 24, 2015 Speakers: Mark Horwedel (MAG CEO) and Liz Garner (MAG VP) 
Bitcoin: The Future of Money
 July 22, 2015 Speaker: Sonny Singh (Chief Commercial Officer, BitPay) 
The American Express Decision: Merchant Pricing Options July 28, 2015  Speaker: Doug Kantor (Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP) 
 Managing Cyber Risk with the MAG CyberRisk Hub® October 14, 2015  Speakers: Mike Richoux (NetDiligence® eRiskHub® Support Team),
John Mullen (Managing Partner,  Philadelphia Region/Chair, US Data Privacy & Network Security, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP) 
  Rethinking CNP  November 18, 2015   Moderator: Troy Carrothers (SVP, Retail Payment Solutions & Multi-Channel Sales and Service, Kohl's Department
 Stores, Inc.)
Speakers: Bob Reany (SVP, Authentication Service, MasterCard), Mark Nelsen (Head of Risk Products and Business Intelligence,Visa Inc.) & Chris Priebe (Director, Treasury Payments, Southwest Airlines)