Given the continued uncertainty and travel restrictions in the nation, the MAG will host its 2021 Mid-Year Conference and Tech Forum as virtual events.

Join us as we present a dynamic line up of speakers who will focus on the latest payment-industry topics as well as share insight and an outlook on the future of payments.  To maximize engagement throughout the events, we will also be offering unique networking opportunities for conference attendees to participate in.

Stay tuned for more details as we work diligently to finalize the agenda. We look forward to you seeing you virtually in February!


Registration will open in December.


Who Attends the MAG?

  • Payments professionals representing cross verticals who want to drive positive change in the payments industry.  
  • Payments operations or payments technology subject matter experts willing to share knowledge.  
  • New payments professionals looking to gain a foundational knowledge of payments and the ecosystem.


Coming Soon!

On-Demand Session Access and Conference Presentations

After our virtual events all sessions will be available On Demand for anyone who was registered for the event.


Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors

Please check back frequently as detailed information regarding conference sponsorship opportunities including our interactive exhibit hall will be shared soon.

Sponsorship Opportunities
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Thank for you being a valued MAG partner and agreeing to share your expertise and insights with our conference attendees.  Check this page often for the latest updates and guidelines for your presentation.

Important Deadlines

  • December 15: Speaker Bios, Headshots and Speaker Agreements due to MAG staff
  • January 6: PowerPoint submissions and handouts due to MAG staff
  • January 20: Deadline for speakers to register

Questions? Please contact, Lisa Mercurio


Tech Forum

The MAG Tech Forum is aligned with the MAG bi-annual conference designed specifically for payment IT professionals.  Technologies in payments continues to evolve at a rapid pace, and the Tech Forum provides education and networking opportunities among merchant technology professionals and leading technology providers focused on innovative uses of these new relevant payment technologies.

The objectives of the Tech Forum event alongside our MAG conferences is to foster collaboration, provide tech-focused knowledge, and build relationships across merchants, their payments IT and business teams, and technology focused sponsors.

Connect with IT professionals at the Tech Forum and payments professionals at the MAG conference events representing over 165 of the largest U.S. merchants which account for over $4.8 trillion in annual sales across physical & digital commerce.
Create new business connections with Tech Forum and MAG merchant member attendees from every vertical (eCommerce, Mass Merchant, Petroleum/Convenience Stores and Small Ticket/Restaurant).

Presentations are available on current industry topics that your business peers across the retail community are grappling with in their companies. Join the strategic discussions and learn best practices for today’s rapidly changing payments environment.

Access to industry experts who provide the latest insights and innovative uses of new payment technologies twice a year through panel and keynote sessions, as well as within the exhibit halls at in-person events.

Beyond the in-person meetings twice a year, participate in the MAG webinar series, MAG committees and Community of Practice (COP) efforts offered throughout the year. Want to get even more involved? Be a panelist at one of our upcoming events and share your perspective to fellow merchants.

The Merchant Advisory Group

Driving positive change and innovation in the payments industry that serves the merchants interest through collaboration, education, and advocacy.