We are excited to welcome you to our upcoming MAG Annual Conference and Tech Forum in Atlanta, September 10-13, where we will be commemorating MAG's 15-year anniversary. The MAG works hard to create a conference that offers many networking events, advanced payments discussions, and a wide variety of education, making the Annual Conference an amazing event to attend.
With the conference weeks away, we have already achieved our highest number of registrations from both our members and sponsors. Additionally, we are excited to welcome prospective members and sponsors who will be joining us as first-time guests of the MAG.
The conference will be a platform of innovation and collaboration with over 100 core and tech sponsors participating. A notable highlight of this year's event is the introduction of our inaugural Innovation Stage exclusively for sponsors to demonstrate their latest products and services in the Exhibit Hall. We are also hosting the second Sponsor-Only Special Interest Group (SIG) on Monday, September 11, which provides a focused environment for networking and knowledge exchange.
As a reminder to our valued sponsors, we extend the opportunity to invite your merchants who are not currently MAG members or have not attended a MAG conference as a guest in the past. As part of your MAG sponsorship benefits, we are pleased to offer one to two complimentary passes for your invited guests. To facilitate this process, please coordinate with Kristi Simonett prior to providing an invitation.
This year's Annual Conference and Tech Forum promises to be another incredible opportunity for professional growth, valuable networking, and the chance to participate in continued discussions around payments and new innovations within the industry. If you have not already, we encourage all our members and sponsors to secure your spot at the conference by registering via our website. Online registration closes on September 1. After that date, there is an opportunity for on-site registrations, albeit at a higher cost.
We look forward to welcoming you in Atlanta for what is sure to be an exceptional event!