MAG Announces 2014 Annual Conference Program for Merchant Payments Professionals

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Leading Cross-Industry Merchant and Financial Services Executives to Share Strategies for Improving the Future of Payments in the United States

The Merchant Advisory Group (MAG) announces the conference line-up for the MAG 2014 Annual Conference, September 16-18 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

The MAG’s 6th Annual Conference offers a full slate of education and networking opportunities designed to help payment professionals address challenges and opportunities for innovations in the payments system. “We’re pleased to bring together the foremost payment companies in the U.S. including America’s most educated, experienced and well-informed merchant executives. This year we will also hear from Federal Reserve and Treasury Department representatives about identifying a path forward for payments and payments security in this country,” says Mark Horwedel, the MAG chief executive officer.

The MAG’s Annual Conference is the only payments conference consisting of cross-industry merchant company decision-makers making it a must-attend event for those in the payments industry. This year’s agenda features:

  •     Keynote addresses from Bank of America Merchant Services CEO, Tim Tynan and Donald Boeding, President of Merchant Services for Vantiv
  •     Educational sessions covering hot topics such as e-Commerce, Mobile Commerce, Fraud, and CyberSecurity
  •     Insights from top Acquirer, Network and Merchant Executives

The MAG would like to thank all of our annual sponsors and particularly our Elite Acquirer Sponsors at Bank of America Merchant Services, Chase Paymentech, Elavon, First Data, Heartland Payment Systems, TD Merchant Services and Vantiv. Their generous support allows the MAG to present this important educational opportunity to the merchant community.

Program and Speaker Highlights

Keynote Addresses
Tim Tynan, CEO, Bank of America Merchant Services
Donald Boeding, President of Merchant Services, Vantiv

Improving Customer Authentication for Remote Payments ─ Moderator: David Lott, Payments Risk Expert, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Mike Keresman, CEO, CardinalCommerce Corporation; Nandan Sheth, President & C.O.O, Acculynk; Chris Priebe, Director, Treasury Services, Southwest Airlines

Update on Merchant-Financial Services Cybersecurity Partnership ─ Sandra Kennedy, President, Retail Industry Leaders Association

To view the complete agenda and register online visit

About the Merchant Advisory Group
The Merchant Advisory Group (MAG) is a unique merchant member-based trade association that consists of 73 cross-industry member companies focused on the payments industry. The purpose of MAG is to drive positive change in the payments industry through collaboration and advocacy of merchants’ interests.

Contact: Mark Horwedel, MAG CEO
Phone: 479-696-9347

Merchant Advisory Group
4248 Park Glen Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Phone: 952-928-4648

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