MAG’s Mid-Year Conference and Tech Forum will both take place February 14-17, 2022.  

We will once again offer two experiences for attendees to choose from: virtual or in-person at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, GA.

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

Tech Forum Attendees: We are excited to welcome MAG Tech Forum back in-person as well as the option to participate in the virtual experience. The 2022 Mid-Year Conference Tech Forum event will connect payments IT professionals, business merchants and technology focused sponsors through networking events and tech focused educational sessions.

The health and well-being of all conference attendees is our main priority. For those joining in-person, rest assured that we will adhere to health guidelines and best practices current at the time of the conference. 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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Tech Forum

The MAG Tech Forum is aligned with the MAG bi-annual conference designed specifically for payment IT professionals. Technologies in payments continue 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 holding 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.


Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

The 2022 Mid-Year 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 exhibitor and/or Mid-Year 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 a Mid-Year Conference and/or Tech Forum Conference sponsor. View the MAG Annual Sponsor Listing here.

Sponsorship / Exhibitor Opportunities

Review Mid-Year Conference and Tech Forum Sponsorship/Exhibitor Guide here.

We have a new process to submit your sponsorship and/or exhibitor selections.

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

Important Deadlines

  • November 19, 2021 MAG Annual or Tech Forum Sponsor Signup Deadline
  • December 10, 2021 Mid-Year Conference or Tech Forum Conference Sponsor and/or Exhibitor Signup Deadline

Exhibitor Information

Mid-Year 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. Due to proximity to the conference, preferred payment is via ACH/WIRE. If you’d like to pay with ACH/WIRE, contact MAG Staff Amy Sellheim. Payment can also be made by check. Please make your check payable to "Merchant Advisory Group" and mail to the address below.

Merchant Advisory Group
4248 Park Glen Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Though your booth is complimentary, you must visit the Conference Sponsorship & Exhibitor Selection Portal to make your exhibit booth selection. 

Please let us know by December 10, 2021 if you will not be utilizing your exhibit space.

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Thank you for being a valued MAG partner and agreeing to share your expertise and insights with our conference attendees. 

Click Learn More to see the latest updates and guidelines for your presentation.

2022 Tech Forum Conference Sponsors

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2022 Mid-Year Conference Sponsors

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