Thank You

MAG’s Mid-Year Conference & Tech Forum was held February 13-16, 2023, at the J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.

The MAG brought together a dynamic lineup of speakers who focused on the latest payments-industry trends and the evolving customer experience. Besides the ability to learn about the new trends in the payments ecosystem, the conference provided an opportunity for merchants and MAG Annual Sponsors to network in person.

Benefits of attending a MAG Conference

MAG Conferences offer a unique experience, attracting payments professionals as well as those with organizational responsibilities that include payments and related matters. MAG Conferences bring together all key stakeholders in the payments ecosystem to discuss the most pressing issues in payments.

  • Two and a half days of pure payments knowledge with the best in the industry. The Merchant only day is something you don't want to miss!
  • Superior Networking - Connect with the top acquirers and networks as well as senior-level payments executives from the top merchants.
  • Merchant Only Special Interest Group (SIG) Roundtable discussions.
  • Timely educational sessions and networking opportunities in an intimate setting that attendees have come to value - a value that impacts your company.

Tech Forum

The Tech Forum is designed specifically for payments IT professionals to learn and network among merchant technology professionals and leading technology providers focused on innovative uses of new payment technologies. Technologies in payments continues to evolve at a rapid pace. The Tech Forum provides attendees with the latest insights necessary to understand and use these new and emerging technologies in payments.


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 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.


Mid-Year Conference and Tech Forum Agenda

Last updated on Friday, December 22, 2023. All times are in (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

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    Networking Reception - Hosted by PULSE, a Discover Company

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  • Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

    The MAG 2023 Mid-Year Conference & 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


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

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    Thank You Mid-Year Conference and Tech Forum Sponsors

    Mid-Year Conference Sponsors

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    SIG Reports

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    These documents are for the MAG members only and must not be circulated outside of the MAG Membership.

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    Conference Presentations

    Select sessions are now available on the MAG Learning Center*

    * Log in to the MAG Learning Center using your MAG login credentials to view presentations. Please contact the MAG if you need assistance with your credentials.

    Please note, access to recordings is based on your MAG account membership and/or sponsorship type. 

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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.