Registration Opening June 6

MAG Payments Conference will take place September 16-19, 2024, at the Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnett Creek in Orlando, FL.

We look forward to seeing you at our first, rebranded annual conference. MAG Payments Conference retains its status as our flagship gathering in September bringing together payments and tech-focused professionals from across all verticals. In addition to many networking opportunities, this event will feature esteemed keynote speakers, showcase relevant solution providers on our Innovation Stage, and offer unparalleled insights into the future of payments.

Tech Forum Attendees:  MAG Payments Conference will dive deeper into the technology of payments while continuing to connect merchant IT professionals and their business partners with technology sponsors through tech-focused educational sessions and engaging networking events.

Continue to check this webpage as planning continues and more information becomes available. We look forward to connecting with you!

Countdown to MAG Payments Conference 2024

September 16, 2024


  • Payments professional 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 professions looking to gain a foundational knowledge of payments and he ecosystem.
  • June 6 - Registration Opens for MAG Payments Conference
  • August 16 - Early Bird Deadline
  • September 9 at 11:59 p.m. ET - Online registration closes. No cancelations, refunds, or transfers after this date.
  • September 16, 2024, 01:00 p.m. – September 19, 2024, 02:00 p.m. ET - Onsite registration will be available.
    • Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
  • Cut-Off Date: Friday, August 23, 2024
  • OPT – IN Resort Fees:
    • An optional resort fee of $45 can be added upon check-in to take advantage of additional amenities such as: 
      • Kids meal deals in Harvest Bistro: Kids 12 and under eat dinner free when ordering from the Kid’s Menu and accompanied by an adult purchasing a full-priced entrée. Kids ages 6-12 enjoy a 50% discount on the breakfast buffet when accompanied by an adult purchasing a full-priced entrée or buffet. Breakfast buffet is complimentary for children under 5 years of age.
      • Two (2) bottles of water daily
      • Access to the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club practice facilities
      • Free golf club rental after 2:00 p.m.
      • 20% discount off Spa Treatments at the Waldorf Astoria Spa
      • Use of Lazy River Tubes and 10% off Cabana Rentals (advanced reservations required)
      • Continuous shuttle service to all four Disney® Theme Parks and Disney Springs® (shuttle vouchers required to board bus)


  • Online registration for the MAG Payments Conference will close on Monday, September 9 at 11:59 p.m. ET 
  • You must be registered for the conference to attend any of the MAG Payments Conference programming. 
  • Registration grants access to education sessions, general sessions, and breakout sessions as well as the exhibit area
    • MAG offers Merchant-Only sessions that are restricted to MAG merchant Members and approved guest merchants. 

Registration Fees

If your company renewed as a MAG Annual Sponsorship after January 1, 2024, please visit this page to verify your allotted conference comps.

Not a member of the MAG but would like to attend the conference? Contact Chris Storbeck or Meg Thaxton for more information. 

Explore Orlando
The MAG is excited to welcome you and your families to Orlando! We have partnered with the Visit Orlando Convention and Visitors Bureau to provide our attendees easy access to explore the city. Take advantage of Orlando’s Show Your Badge & Save Program here for discounts on park tickets, restaurant, shopping and more.
Explore Orlando

Beware of scams

Do not respond if an individual outside of MAG contacts you regarding accommodations or contact info.

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, Airlines, Department Stores, Mass Merchant, Grocery, Hospitality, Hotels Petroleum/Convenience Stores, Small Ticket/Restaurants).

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.


Payments Conference Agenda

Information coming soon.

Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

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

Benefits of Becoming a Conference Sponsor and/or Exhibitor Include: 
  • Boost Brand Visibility and Gain Exposure - Showcase your company, new products and services to leading payments industry attendees representing cross-industry merchant verticals.
  • Connect with Merchants - Attendees at MAG conferences are the key decision makers for their payment teams. Take advantage of networking and exhibit hours on each conference day to interact with these key attendees.
  • Build Relationships - Strengthen existing relationships, understand merchant needs, objectives and generate new leads.

Visit the 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.

Review Conference Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities here


July 31, 2024
  • Deadline to sign up as a MAG Annual or Tech Forum Sponsor
  • Deadline to sign up as a MAG Payments Conference Sponsor and/or Exhibitor

REMINDER: You must be a current MAG Annual Sponsor in good standing to be a MAG Payments Conference - Conference sponsor. View the MAG Annual Sponsor Listing here.

Exhibit personnel who will staff your booth must be registered for the conference and can register using one of the options below: 

  • Standard Sponsor registration using either a comp or purchasing a full conference pass. 
  • $100 Exhibitor Set Up/Take Down Only*: EXHMPC426190
  • $800 Exhibit Booth Staff Pass for MAG Payments Conference**: EXHSTAFFMPC426190

*Grants access to the Exhibit Hall for set up on Monday, September 16 from 8 am-5 pm ET and take down on Wednesday, September 18 from 3:30 pm – 7 pm ET. 

** This pass will not allow access to other conference elements including the general or education session. This pass is for those who will only be staffing your booth but will not be attending sessions.

MAG Payments Conference sponsorships and exhibits will not be guaranteed or promoted until payment 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. If you’d like to pay with ACH/WIRE, contact MAG Staff, Emilie Pelton 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

*If your company would like to purchase lead retrieval licenses for the MAG Payments Conference exhibit hall, payments will be processed via credit card directly in the Exhibitor and Sponsorship selection portal.

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 31, 2024, if you will not be utilizing your exhibit space.

Conference Sponsorship and Exhibitor Questions: Contact Jennifer Whitlock.
Interested in Becoming a MAG Annual Sponsor?  Contact Meg Thaxton.

Attendee List to Sponsors: 

Attendee Lists: Beginning July 8, the MAG will post an attendance roster on the conference website and update it weekly. As an added benefit to MAG Annual Sponsors, we will send two pre-conference registration lists (August 26 and September 9) and one post-conference attendee list (September 23) with the contact information of registrants who have given permission to share. We ask that you limit your number of electronic promotions to conference attendees to a maximum of two email communications.


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

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

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MAG Payments Conference 2024 Sponsors

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The Merchant Advisory Group

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