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MAG’s Annual Conference and Tech Forum will both take place September 18-21, 2022.  

This year's event will be held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX.

We are excited to present industry-leading speakers who will focus on the latest payment-industry trends and discuss the future of omnichannel.  

Tech Forum Attendees: We are excited to offer MAG Tech Forum alongside the Annual Conference with content fully-tailored to technology payments.  Tech Forum fosters collaboration, provides tech-focused knowledge and builds relationships between merchants, their payments IT and business teams, and technology-focused sponsors.

Continue to check our conference website as planning continues and more information becomes available. We look forward to connecting with you!

 

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Registration

Registration for the Annual Conference and Tech Forum will open in June.

We look forward to you joining us for a dynamic lineup of speakers, discussions on the latest payment-industry topics, and robust engagement opportunities.

Please check back soon to register.

  • 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.
  • Registration for the Annual Conference and Tech Forum will close on Friday, September 14th
  • You must be registered for the conference to attend any of the Annual or Tech Forum programming. 
  • Registration grants access to education sessions, general sessions, and sponsor breakout sessions as well as the exhibit area.
    • MAG offers Merchant-Only sessions that are restricted to MAG merchant members and guest merchants.

Tech Forum

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

The objectives of the Tech Forum event alongside our MAG conferences are to foster collaboration, provide tech-focused knowledge, and build relationships across merchants, their payments IT and business teams, and technology-focused sponsors. This collaboration and networking further support the MAG's Payments Technology goal of influencing the technologies used in the payments ecosystem to better align with the needs of the merchant community.

Connect with IT professionals at the Tech Forum and payments professionals at the MAG conference events representing over 150 of the largest U.S. merchants which account for over $4.8 trillion in annual sales across physical and 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, online learning, 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 with fellow merchants.

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Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

The 2022 Annual Conference and Tech Forum will offer a variety of opportunities to show support for the MAG and gain additional exposure as you showcase your brand to conference attendees.

Sponsorship Value

As a MAG conference sponsor, merchants will:
  • Remember your company, products, and services
  • See you as a supporter and partner in the payments community
  • Recognize your brand

REMINDER: You must be a current MAG Annual Sponsor in good standing to be an Annual Conference and/or Tech Forum sponsor. View the MAG Annual Sponsor Listing here.

Important Deadlines

July 13, 2022

  • Deadline to sign up as a MAG Annual or Tech Forum Sponsor
  • Deadline to sign up as an Annual Conference or Tech Forum Sponsor Exhibitor

Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities

Review Annual Conference and Tech Forum Sponsorship/Exhibitor Guide here.

Visit our Conference Sponsorship and Exhibitor Selection Portal to create or enter your user credentials. You will then be able to review the interactive exhibit floor plan and select your booth and/or your conference sponsorship opportunity.

Discounted pricing is available if selecting opportunities for both Annual Conference and Tech Forum.
  • Exhibit personnel who will staff your booth must be registered for the conference. 
    • Please see Registration Fees for information on pricing.
  • In addition, a special $75 Exhibitor-Only pass has been created for those booth staff who will only be staffing your booth throughout the conference and attending the networking events. 
    • Note – this pass will not allow access to other conference elements including the general or education sessions or Engage & Play.
  • Please refer to the Annual sponsor levels and benefits to determine how many complimentary registrations your company receives.

Annual Conference and/or Tech Forum sponsorships and exhibits will not be guaranteed or promoted until payments has been received.  We encourage you to submit your payment as soon as possible.

Once your conference sponsorship and/or exhibit selection is made and approved, a MAG Staff member will reach out for payment. Preferred payment is via ACH/WIRE.

Payment can also be made by check. Please make your check payable to "Merchant Advisory Group" and mail to the address below:

Mail it to the address below: 
Merchant Advisory Group
4248 Park Glen Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416

If you’d like to pay with ACH/WIRE, contact Amy Sellheim

Though your booth is complimentary, you must visit the Conference Sponsorship and Exhibitor website to make your exhibit booth selection.

Please let us know by July 15, 2022, if you will not be utilizing your exhibit space.

  • Conference Sponsorship & Exhibitor Questions: Contact Andrea Rouse.
  • Interested in Becoming an Annual Sponsor?  Contact Kari Hartley.
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Speakers

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.

2022 Tech Forum Conference Sponsors

Conference Sponsorship opportunities will be announced soon. Once your Tech Forum sponsorship is confirmed, your logo will be included here!

2022 Annual Conference Sponsors

Conference Sponsorship opportunities will be announced soon. Once your Annual Conference sponsorship is confirmed, your logo will be included here!
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