Thursday, July 19, 2018
Organizers of the16th annual Midwest Acquirers Association conference are bringing the event back to the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile July 25 and 26, 2018. This year’s theme is “Where do you fit in payments?” And the schedule, which includes speeches, educational sessions, networking with vendors and attendees, awards ceremonies and more, promises to deliver on that question.
Among the highlights are Make Dunn’s Field Guide scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. Session topics include helping small business sleep better at night; running your ISO like a pro; where to go, where to grow; and addressing legal issues with merchant cash advance. Also on Wednesday afternoon, Wnet will present an event on etiquette in the workplace. Following those events will be opening remarks by MWAA President Rod Katzfey, followed by a talk on cyber crime by Brett Johnson, a former U.S. most wanted cybercriminal.
And there’s more in store for Wednesday: Holli Targen, Attorney and Partner at Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss P.C., will receive the Industry Achievement Award directly before the opening of the exhibit hall for the reception, where exhibitors and attendees will have the opportunity to mingle until the hall closes, and those who remain energized moves on to enjoy a karaoke party.
In addition to further networking time slotted on Thursday, there will be plenty of educational content before the closing reception in the exhibit hall. Presentation topics include KYC in the post-Equifax world, to surcharge or not to surcharge, marketing in the digital world, and how companies are using their success for good.
The event’s major sponsors include Worldpay, American Express, FIS, Humbolt Merchant Servces, IRIS CRM, Paysafe, CardConnect, Electronic Merchant Systems, Integrity, iPayment, North American Bancard, QPS and Truswave.
The MWAA, a nonprofit, no-membership independent forum, stated it was founded on the belief that it is important to educate payment professionals with the constantly changing information the payments industry dictates and is “committed to bringing you this information by involving all aspects of our community.”
It’s not too late to register at www.midwestacquirers.com/register/.
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