MAG Asia-Pacific (APAC)

The MAG’s mission is to drive positive change and innovation in the payments industry that serves the merchants' interests, not only in the U.S, but globally as well. To strengthen the global merchant voice, the MAG is building a chapter in the Asia-Pacific region where the objective is to foster collaboration, provide payments education opportunities, and build relationships across merchants. With payments continuing to evolve at a rapid pace, the MAG is committed to providing the latest insights to understand and implement new and emerging technologies in the Asia Pacific region.

Reasons to Get Involved in MAG APAC

NETWORK with payments professionals in your vertical and beyond and build new business connections from every vertical.

DEVELOP a merchant payments professional skillset and build the foundation for a successful 
payments career as a merchant.

DEEP DIVE into current industry hot topics with your peers across the retail community where you can discuss strategies and practices for applying tools in today’s rapidly changing payments environment.

ENGAGE in merchant-only discussions to further collaborate and knowledge-share in a private setting.

LEARN from industry experts that provide the latest insights and innovation in the payments space through education.


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APAC Merchant Board of Directors

  • Yash Yadav
    APAC Executive Director
    Ays Consulting, Consultant
  • Vishal Mehta
    Board Chair
    Microsoft, Sr. Manager, Strategic Partnerships
  • Ivan Chang
    Board Vice-Chair
    The Walt Disney Company, Payments and Payments Partnership
  • Shobhit Mehra
    Board Secretary
    Expedia Group, Payment Partnerships and Product, APAC


Upcoming APAC Meetings

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Past APAC Meetings

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Asia 2020 Virtual Connect APAC

Asia 2020 Virtual Connect

Nov 18, 2020, 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM

MAG APAC Merchant Roundtable September APAC

MAG APAC Merchant Roundtable September

Sep 21, 2021, 09:00 PM - 10:30 PM

MAG APAC October Webinar APAC

MAG APAC October Webinar

Oct 26, 2021, 09:00 PM - 10:30 PM

* Recordings on the MAG Learning Center (MLC) are available as a MAG member benefit. You must login to view.

How to Join

APAC merchants are eligible for membership. We look forward to APAC merchants’ contributions, which will help create a new dynamic in the payments ecosystem to influence change. Membership to the MAG APAC Chapter will also be subjected to any bylaws which are instituted by the APAC Board of Directors.

  • Your organization is dedicated to ensuring your customers have a seamless electronic payments experience. This includes the different disciplines necessary to make payments function properly in a customer to business environment. As an example, having fraud prevention, payments partnership management, payments strategy plans, and payments technology implementation structures in place.
  • You are joining to advocate for changes which will help improve your customers’ experience in the payments process.
  • As each merchant member relies on this network to help formulate problem statements, you come willing to share both your frustration and triumphs in resolving issues in the current payments ecosystem.
  • To help grow the merchants’ influence in the payments ecosystem, you will encourage other merchants to become part of the MAG APAC merchant membership.
  • You are considering joining the MAG APAC chapter as a merchant member once a formal organization is established.
  • You will honor the privacy of the conversations between the merchant members and only share in a collaborative method without attributing the comments to any other merchant member in the group.
  • The solicitation of products to any other APAC merchant member of the MAG is prohibited as part of merchant only sessions.
  • If your company also supports the MAG as a sponsor (sponsorship is a separate relationship with the MAG for those who are not merchants and who support the payments ecosystem), you will ensure only those who work in the merchant payments acceptance side of your business attend merchant-only sessions.
  • You agree to follow all laws, including anti-trust laws, which are required in your jurisdiction regarding the collaboration of potential competitors.

If you have questions regarding MAG Asia Pacific Membership, please contact Yash Yadav, MAG APAC Executive Director.

APAC Sponsorship

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Join the MAG
as an APAC Sponsor

If you are a payment services provider to merchants and interested in sponsorship opportunities, please complete the form below and we will contact you in the future when we begin accepting new sponsors.


The Merchant Advisory Group

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