MAG 2020 Annual Conference and
Tech Forum Going Virtual

Please join us online for the most engaging virtual experiences in the payments industry. Reserve your spot today!

Tech Forum: October 13 - 15, 2020
Annual Conference: October 20 - 22, 2020

The Whole World is Going Virtual, including the MAG
By John Drechny, CEO, Merchant Advisory Group

MAG's Annual Conference and Tech Forum will be held as a virtual event this October. Despite this change, we have planned an incredible event with many of the features you are used to at our in-person conferences. Reserve your spot today to attend educational sessions, meet with sponsors, and network with your peers.
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The New Normal in Payments
By Laura Townsend, SVP Operations, Merchant Advisory Group

Although we can't predict what the new normal will be quite yet, it is likely certain that consumers are developing shopping habits based on necessity in this current environment. What additional changes are needed to adapt to this shift in consumer lifestyle changes and different shopping patterns?
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The Pandemic’s Impact on Coins in the U.S. and New Details on FedNow
By Beth Provenzano, VP, Public Affairs, Merchant Advisory Group

Coins are in short supply due to COVID-19, and we have joined with merchant trade association partners to request the Federal Reserve and Department of Treasury increase their public awareness efforts to #getcoinmoving. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve held a symposium in August where Governor Brainard and other officials shared more details about their plans for FedNow.
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MAG Leadership - Contribute Your Talent
By Kelly Andrus, Head of Payments, EG America LLC

Since its inception in 2008, the MAG mission has remained consistent, and our dedication to these words is evident in our accomplishments. “Driving positive change and innovation in the payments industry that serves the merchants’ interests through collaboration, education and advocacy.”
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CISO Fireside Chat “A View from the Hot Seat”
By Kacie Paine, Tech Engagement Director, Merchant Advisory Group

Cybersecurity is more important than ever as people shift their behaviors in light of COVID. Several CISOs from merchant member companies will join Mastercard CISO Ron Green during MAG's virtual Tech Forum on October 14 to discuss what keeps them up at night and how they address emerging security threats across their businesses.

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Intro to LMS
By Eric O'Brien, Director of Education, Merchant Advisory Group

Change in payments is constant, and it is our mission at the MAG to keep you informed and educated on the latest developments in the industry. We are excited to announce additional resources to help you navigate our materials in an easy to use, streamlined experience!
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What COVID-19 Taught Us About Lease-to-Own
By Jeffrey Allen, Brand Specialist, Progressive Leasing

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to affect the economic landscape, Lease-to-Own remains a stable and reliable option for many credit-challenged consumers.

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Elite Acquirer Sponsor

Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 66 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 4,300 retail financial centers, including approximately 3,000 lending centers, 2,700 financial centers with a Consumer Investment Financial Solutions Advisor and approximately 2,100 business centers; approximately 16,900 ATMs; and award-winning digital banking with approximately 39 million active users, including approximately 30 million mobile users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and approximately 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Silver Sponsor & Tech Forum General Sponsor

Ekata provides global identity verification solutions via enterprise-grade APIs for automated decisioning, and Pro Insight, a SaaS solution for manual review for cross-border businesses to grow revenue by maximizing their predictability of good transactions. Ekata's product suite is powered by the Ekata Identity Engine (EIE), the first and only cross-border identity verification engine of its kind. It uses complex machine learning algorithms across the five core consumer attributes of email, phone, name (person or business), physical address, and IP, to derive unique data links and features from billions of real-time transactions within the Ekata proprietary network and the data licensed from a broad spectrum of global providers. Businesses around the world including Alipay, Microsoft, and Stripe leverage our product suite to increase approvals of more good transactions, reduce customer friction at account opening, and find fraud.

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