Join a Committee

The MAG has a variety of opportunities for members to get involved by joining a committee. The primary function of a committee is to contribute to the efficient operation of the MAG. Committees are ongoing Merchant-Only groups that cover a broad range of topics aligned to MAG's strategic pillars. Highly strategic in nature, each committee is focused on approaching objectives from a macro level.

Merchant Only committees typically meet once a month or more often as needed.

Core Committees

ADVOCACY & COMMUNICATIONS

Develop strategy around elevating the MAG brand through support of Advocacy, Communications and Marketing efforts for key MAG initiatives. Ensure regulators and legislators understand merchants payment issues.

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INNOVATION

Facilitates innovation with FinTechs through active and strategic engagement, as well as creates the environment needed to allow merchants' technical resources to be engaged in ongoing payments discussions.

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COLLABORATION

Identify, prioritize, and execute strategies to improve payments operational challenges relevant to merchant members through ongoing collaboration with stakeholders in the payments ecosystem including the network brands and acquirers.
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INTERNATIONAL

Make connections with international payments professionals and organizations to learn their needs and realities. The MAG promotes a fair and equitable payment system that best serves the needs of consumers and to ensure merchant choice in payment services is not infringed upon.

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EDUCATION

Build merchant payments knowledge to be at parity with all industry stakeholders. Create foundational merchant payments education and reduce learning curve for new payments professionals. 

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TECH OPS

Influence the technologies used in the payment ecosystem to better align with the merchant community through education, collaboration, and advocacy.

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ENGAGEMENT

Create an environment which drives active participation among merchants and stakeholders as well as cultivate and execute a variety of opportunities that bring people together for defined purposes to support MAG’s overall goals.

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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.