MAG 2016 Annual Conference Recap

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Thank You 2016 Annual Conference Sponsors!

The 2016 MAG Annual Conference was held September 27-29 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. It was the largest MAG Annual Conference to date with 450 attendees. This year’s theme was "Payments Evoluion: From Product to Strategy." Conference education presentations and merchant only polling results are available in the Members Only area of the website.You must have a login to access.  Once logged in, click on "Use Our Resources," "Member Resources," "2016 Annual Conference Presentations and Polling Results."

Hear what attendees said:

"The MAG is my favorite merchant payments event on the calendar, great attendees, high level of engagement and an intimate environment to share, collaborate and learn."-MAG Annual Sponsor

"More broadly, I can say unequivocally that we got tremendous value out of being at the conference, as you made it easy for us to connect with folks in a relaxed atmosphere.  The entire event was really well-conceived and expertly executed.  We look forward to participating in the future!"
MAG Annual Sponsor

"I find the MAG conferences to be some of the most valuable events in the payments acceptance industry. The conferences are put together by merchants so they focus on topics of interest and really delve into the issues from a merchant’s perspective. The small interest group sessions with your industry peers are invaluable."  MAG Merchant Member

"Very nice relaxed and informative conference with a front row seat to better understanding retailers' interests and challenges." MAG Merchant Member

The MAG Experience:
MAG conferences offer a unique experience, attracting over 450 payments professionals as well as those with organizational responsibilities that include payments and related matters. The MAG Annual Conference brings together all key stakeholders in the payments ecosystem to discuss the most pressing issues in payments. 

Superior Networking: 
  • Network with the best in payments: The top acquirers and networks are in attendance, as well as senior level payments executives from the top merchants.
  • The Merchant Roundtable discussions (SIGs) are highly rated among merchants. Merchants have one opportunities to discuss issues within their vertical.
  • MAG conferences provide ample networking breaks, lunches and dinners.

Benefits of a MAG Conference: 

  • MAG sponsors receive complimentary registrations and marketing opportunities based on their level of sponsorship.
  • As the MAG is grows, we continue to offer timely educational sessions and networking opportunities in an intimate setting- that attendees have come to value at the MAG- a value that impacts your company.
  • Two and a half days of pure payments knowledge with the best in the industry. The Merchant Only session is something you don't want to miss!
  • MAG members receive three complimentary registrations