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.




The MAG is excited to host its second APAC Summit, 1-2 November 2023, at the Westin Singapore Hotel.

The event will include industry experts who will discuss various topics including fraud, payments processing, alternative payments, and authentication.

Enjoy expanded networking opportunities including a cocktail hour on 1 November, Merchant-Only sessions for open dialogue between merchant members, and exhibit space to interact with key sponsors.

Registration is now open!

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Important Deadlines
19 September – Registration Opens
20 October – Last date for refunds, cancellations, transfers to another individual in your organization

20 October – Online registration closes at 11:59 pm SGT.

  • Payments professionals 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 professionals looking to gain a foundational knowledge of payments and the ecosystem.

  • The MAG provides a unique platform for payment professionals to collaborate with a diverse mix of payment professionals, including peers and sponsors from the payments industry that can drive positive change and growth.


  • Gain invaluable insights into the latest innovations and trends in the payments industry that you can implement to bring positive change to enhance payment processing, customer experience, and overall efficiency.


  • Payment professionals will deepen their understanding of payment-related topics, compliance issues, and best practices, empowering them to make informed decisions and optimise their payment processes.


  • Payment professionals will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and advocacy efforts that directly impact their interests in the payments industry. By attending you can help shape the future of the payment landscape to better serve your needs and objectives.
  • Summit Sponsor Companies:
    • 4 complimentary registrations
    •  $999 USD per registration for additional registrations


  • Non Sponsoring Companies
    • $999 USD per registration


  • Merchants: Attendance is complimentary but registration is required.
  • After online registration closes on 20 October, you will be able to register onsite.
  • You must be registered for the Summit to attend any of the APAC Summit programming. 


Exhibit Personnel

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

  • Standard Sponsor registration using either a complimentary registration or purchasing a full Summit pass.
    • Please refer to the Registration Fees to determine how many complimentary registrations your company receives
  • $200 USD Exhibit Booth Staff Pass for APAC Summit*: EXAPAC321011

    *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 tabletop but will not be attending sessions.



Place presentations on MAG’s standard PowerPoint presentation templates using MAG presentation guidelines:

MAG retains control over the presentation of sessions, topics, and materials, and all session materials are the property of MAG.

Your company logo may be inserted only on the Introduction page of the presentation
  • Commercial logos and marketing messages are prohibited in presentations.

✔ Educational content
✔ Vendor-neutral information
✔ Use case examples/call-to-action recommendations
✔ Your contact information on closing slide

⊘ Company overview slides 
⊘ Specific details about products your company sells
⊘ Product pricing or business pitches

  • Organization: Presentation includes -- beginning (title, introduction); middle (informational); and end (summary/conclusion)
  • Objective: Convey the necessary message, information and is it suitable for the target audience
  • Emphasize one point per slide and ensure you haven't crammed too much text on a slide
  • Legible text: Minimum words on each slides, serving as cues for elaboration
  • MAG PowerPoint Presentation Guidelines
  • Follow the MAG's Terms of Use
  • Select graphics, images, charts, tables and audio/video clips that enhance content delivery. Ensure charts, tables, artwork, or audio/video clips help illustrate key data.     
  • Avoid: Animations, Slide Timing and Transitions, Word Art Object animation
    • Slides automatically advance when webcast starts if "Use Timings" is enabled and saved on any slide.
    • Hidden slides will convert and display in Studio


APAC Summit Sponsorship and Exhibitor Questions: Contact Andrea Rouse.


APAC Summit Day 1 Agenda

APAC Summit Day 2 Agenda

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The MAG APAC Summit was held on 7 October 2022, in Singapore and was a great success with over 70 attendees. The one-day event featured education sessions on The Changing APAC Payment Landscape, Omnichannel Payments Optimization, 3DS 2.0, and Payments Collaboration as well as ample networking time between merchants and sponsors in the APAC region. Special thanks to the MAG APAC Sponsors listed below whose generous support helped make this event possible.  

Countdown to APAC23 Summit!

November 01, 2023
MAG A PAC 23 summit

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.

APAC Sponsorship

Thank you to our Sponsors!

APAC Advisors

  • Kanishk Dutta
    Payments Partnership Manager-APAC
  • Amira Karim
    APAC Lead, Payments and Financial Services Public Policy
  • Richard Nasser Kua
    VP, Product
  • SheueChee Beh
    Director Payments, APAC
  • Ivan Chang
    The Walt Disney Company
    Payments and Payments Partnership
  • Vishal Mehta
    Sr. Manager, Strategic Partnerships


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