MAC has some very big plans this summer with an exciting slate of webinars on topics never covered previously. MAC will be hosting our first member Town Hall to show off all the wonderful benefits and new website tools. We're also very excited to host our first co-hosted webinar with Wnet. They are a wonderful association and we are thrilled to partner with them on a topic for members at all career stages. We will have two sessions featuring survey results to get a pulse check on the payments industry. Register today and mark these upcoming industry events on your calendar.
MAC Town Hall

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
2:00 pm EST/11 am PST

Aliki Liadis-Hall: Board Director & Membership Chair, MAC
Julie Schwartz: Board Advisor & Events Chair, MAC
Mark Nelson: Executive Director, MAC
Many things have changed at MAC lately, and there is more excitement on the horizon with MAC's 25th anniversary year coming up in 2022. Join this session to learn more about recent changes to our website, our dues model, Alerts, and volunteer opportunities. Hear about the exciting plans we have for Level Up 21 in July and Level Up 22 next spring, as well as other membership enhancements in development. Provide input on what you would like to see most from MAC and have an opportunity to provide feedback on future MAC programs and initiatives. The session will take a Q&A format and attendees are welcome to submit questions in advance by email to:
In this session, you'll learn:

  • About your MAC membership benefits
  • New ways to engage with other members
  • How to use the updated MAC Alert system
Reinventing Yourself in a Fast-Changing World
Co-Hosted with Wnet

Thursday, August 26, 2021
1:00 pm EST/10 am PST

Chris Bucolo, Sysnet
Susan Maxwell, MAXpci
In recent years, many talented payments professionals have found themselves dealing with the fallout from mergers, downsizing, and layoffs. Whether the changes are thrust upon you or you choose to proactively make changes yourself, it can be extremely difficult to decide what direction to pursue. What risks are you willing to take? How far out of your comfort zone makes sense? Hear from two industry veterans who reinvented themselves later in life, and found that you’re never too old to find your passion.
In this session, you'll learn:

  • How to approach a possible change in your career path at any age, with a bit less trepidation
  • How to equip some ideas on approaching a possible remake of your career choices
A Look at How Senior Acquire Executives Thoughts on PCI Compliance and Security for Smaller Merchants is Evolving

Friday, July 23, 2021
1:00 pm EST/10 am PST
During this webinar, Sysnet will share its 4th Annual PCI Acquirer Sentiment Survey results, giving insight into the thoughts of senior acquirer executives regarding L4 merchants’ PCI compliance status and ability to protect their business and customers from the effects of cyberattacks. We examine if acquirers feel it is their responsibility to help merchants go beyond PCI compliance to ensure their business is protected. We also look at how COVID 19 has impacted acquirers' view of merchant security and if they believe it has influenced how merchants think about compliance and security.
In this session, you'll learn:

  • Results from the recent PCI Acquirer Sentiment Survey
  • How COVID impacts the future view of merchant security
The State of Risk & Compliance in a Post-Pandemic World

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
1:00 pm EST/10 am PST
Last year, LegitScript released its inaugural benchmarking report on risk and compliance in the payments industry. The survey helped capture the state of the payments industry at a moment of worldwide tumult.

Now, as the country moves toward something resembling normalcy and the economy experiences a boom, how are these rapid changes impacting risk and compliance and the wider payments industry?

In this webinar, LegitScript experts reveal the findings of a much-anticipated follow-up benchmarking report for 2021 and beyond.
In this session, you'll learn:

  • The latest data around the fundamental characteristics of risk and compliance in payments
  • Top post-pandemic challenges in the industry
  • Use of merchant monitoring as a risk mitigation measure
  • Which future trends and challenges you'll want to be aware of
Other Upcoming Webinars - Coming Soon!
Dates, details, and registration links will be coming soon. Keep an eye out for emails with updates, or visit

  • Oct - Chargebacks
  • Nov - Cybersecurity
(All webinars are subject to change.)
Your MAC membership comes with a wealth of industry resources.

Call for Content

Are you passionate and willing to share your leadership, knowledge, and expertise with others? If your answer is yes, then now is the time to submit your speaker proposal for MAC’s webinars and events.

We seek proposals from diverse organizations and individual experts across the payments and fintech industries, academia, government, and law enforcement. Please submit a proposal if you specialize in risk mitigation, compliance, AML, fraud prevention, researching criminal networks, or have awesomeness to share that could be in scope for our members.
*If for whatever reason, you can not access the submission form page, please email us at
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MAC Webinars earn ETA CPP Continuing Education (CE) Credits at the rate of one credit per 50 minutes of electronic transactions industry-related session time, including questions and answers.
This MAC presentation is for general information purposes only, does not constitute business or legal advice, and does not represent any undertaking to keep recipients advised as to any or all relevant industry or legal developments. The views or opinions expressed by speakers in MAC webinars, events, conferences, or other presentations do not necessarily represent the views and opinions held by MAC. MAC assumes no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented through any MAC event.