Success for the MAG’s first Virtual Tech Forum and Annual Conference!

Success for the MAG’s first Virtual Tech Forum and Annual Conference!
Andrea Rouse Conference Director Merchant Advisory Group
Dec 11, 2020

MAG hosted its first virtual Tech Forum and Annual Conference in October 2020.

The Tech Forum saw record attendance with nearly 500 registrants, a 57% increase from its inaugural event in 2019, and the Annual Conference, with over 800 registrants, had a 27% increase in attendance compared to 2019 Annual Conference. 

Attendees for both events participated in content-rich sessions, met with sponsors virtually in our interactive exhibit hall and actively engaged with each other and MAG staff in the virtual networking lounge.  Participants also had a bit of fun after the sessions concluded in a variety of end-of-day networking events, such as Drink Up and Link Up: Building a Powerful LinkedIn Profile, Career Path Insights for Young Professionals and New to MAG Meet Up which connected new MAG members with one another.

Attendees gave the conference rave reviews and including the following feedback:

“There is no better payments industry group out there.  I always start with the MAG when recommending to my peers as to how they can get more involved” and “Best event (virtual or otherwise) that I attend.”

In addition, 100 percent of survey respondents noted that they would recommend the Tech Forum and the Annual Conference to their peers.

Registered attendees will continue to have access to conference resources, sessions, exhibits and information in the virtual platform through January 31, 2021, using their conference credentials as an added benefit of the virtual experience.  Please contact the MAG if you need assistance with access. 

We look forward to an equally successful virtual Mid-Year Conference and Tech Forum in February 2021!
The Merchant Advisory Group

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