Join us in Las Vegas for the only annual meeting in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to educating payments professionals on issues of risk, compliance, and security. The MAC Annual Conference is focused on helping Acquirers protect the integrity of the payments ecosystem.  
 

Day 1 - Regulatory Compliance

The regulatory landscape can change quickly.  Staying informed of the issues can help our organizations, and our clients and partners, avoid potential landmines. Day 1 features sessions from government agencies, panelists from our Government Relations committee and special topics and presenters to keep you up to date on the regulatory news you need. Learn more about the topics scheduled for Day 1.

Day 2 - Risk and Fraud

Each year brings with it new business models, emerging technologies, and evolving competition.  How can your business embrace these changes and while successfully mitigating risk? Speakers and presentations on Day 2 will highlight emerging trends and ways in which those trends are impacting our industry. Learn more about the topics scheduled for Day 2. 

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Day 3 - Tactical MAC

While the first two days are dedicated to learning about what is happening in our industry, Day 3 is all about the application of that information. Our panelists and hosts will synthesize the information from Day 1 and 2, and discuss what that means for us and how we can apply that knowledge within our own organizations. Learn more about the topics scheduled for Day 3.

 

Day 1 - Regulatory Compliance

March 13, 2018


8:00 AM
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST


9:00 AM
OPENING COMMENTS

9:10 AM
Changing the world Map - Money, Drugs, Geopolitics, and Terrorism

Mike Emmerman, Intelligence Analyst, The Special Operations Support Group

In today’s world, money laundering is not just “white collar” crime.  The pathways and connectivity that bring the organized crime, drug trafficking and terrorist communities together have one common denominator, and that is money.  The vastly different interpretations of “ethics and morality” on the part of financial institutions and governments around the world makes the job of compliance, legal and AML professionals very difficult.  Mike Emmerman will discuss the ever changing landscape that we face in our efforts to uncover and catch bad actors.

10:10 AM
MasterCard PResentation

Jeffrey D. De Petro–Business Leader, Customer Performance Integrity, MasterCard

10:55 AM
NETWORKING BREAK

11:25 AM
BAnk Consortium - How are Banks are interpreting and waterfalling beneficial owner requirements

Moderator: Jacintha Lawson, SVP Enterprise Risk Management & Payments Program, BayBank
Fraser Cruickshank - Director of Commercial Card Services , Synovus Bank
Patrick Maloney - VP of Commercial Payments, KeyBank
Shari Savlick - Senior Manager Merchant Compliance, Merrick Bank

This panel will discuss the implementation of the Beneficial Ownership rule and how its implementation is impacting those in the acquiring space. 

12:10 PM
Lunch

 

1:40 PM
VIEW OF THE PAYMENTS INDUSTRY from Washington, D.C.

Host: Ellen Berge - Attorney and Partner, Venable
Scott Talbot - Sr. Vice President of Government Affairs, ETA

This presenetation will focus on regulatory updates out of D.C.  Topics include the future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau....

2:25 PM
Vendor spotlight

SecurityMetrics Presents:

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Midigator Presents:

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3:05 PM
PSD2 and how it relates to us privacy requirements

Tim Buckingham,  
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3:50 PM
NETWORKING BREAK

4:20 PM

BLOCKCHAIN: HOW THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND BITCOIN CAN ALSO REVOLUTIONIZE DIGITAL FRAUD PREVENTION

Arjun Bhuptani –

We all know the buzz word "blockchain" through it's use in Bitcoin, but what is the technology, really? What can it be used for and what implications does it have on compliance and fraud prevention? This talk will define blockchain in easy-to-understand terms and will discuss some existing cases of how is used to secure mainstream products. We will also delve into smart contracts and how they can be used to thwart friendly fraud and dramatically reduce the possibility of money laundering. At the end of the session, we will discuss why blockchain is an immutable part of our future and how that could improve how regulations are enforced.


5:10
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT

Kount Presents:

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G2 Presents:

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6:00 PM
PAYPAL SPONSORED COCKTAIL RECEPTION at THE SAYERS CLUB

 
 

Day 2 - Risk and Fraud

March 14 

8:00 AM
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST


9:00 AM
OPENING COMMENTS

9:05 AM

Secret Service

Brian Busony – United States Secret Service

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9:50 AM
Transaction Laundering

Moderator: Georgia Stavrakis–Vice President, Merchant Compliance & GRC, Heartland Payment Systems. 
Dan Frechtling –Chief Product and Marketing Officer, G2 Web Services
John Horton–  President and CEO, LegitScript
Jon Nix – Sr. Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Aperia

This panel will discuss emerging transaction laundering schemes, as well as strategies to detect and prevent transaction laundering. 

10:35 AM
NETWORKING BREAK

11:05 AM
Cliff's Panel

Moderator: Cliff Gray -  Principal, Gray Consulting
Tyler Conway - Global Commercial Risk Management, PayPal
Arjun Ramakrishnan - Risk Consulting & Policy, WePay
Bernard McManus - Sr. Director Global Fraud Management, Sony

The wordsmiths are in the mines trying to find the awesome words to be able to describe this newly added session surrounding API.

 

11:50 AM
Red Flags in the Merchant Lifecycle: How does PCI Mitigate Compromise Risk?

Moderator: Chris Bucolo - Director, Strategic Relationships & Marketing Strategy, ControlScan
David Ellis –VP, Forensics, SecurityMetrics
Chris Geron –  VP, Global Card Brand Management, Elavon
Emma Sutcliffe – Sr. Director of Data Security Standards, PCI Security Standards Council
Throughout the life cycle of a merchant, there are a number of indicators that might warn of a potential breach, allowing acquirers to take steps to mitigate the risk.  In this panel, we examine the life cycle of the merchant from the perspective of the ISO.  As we work through the life cycle, a Qualified Security Assessor will demonstrate potential red flags that can be identified in underwriting and during routine compliance management.  Lastly, a representative from the PCI SSC will identify the specific requirements in place to address those red flags and prevent compromise of payment data. 

12:35 PM
LUNCH

2:05 PM
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT

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2:40 PM
Competitors as Collaborators

Attorney Panel to Be Announced
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3:25 PM
NETWORKING BREAK

3:55 PM
In app Fraud

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4:40 PM
CLOSING KEYNOTE

Penny Lane – VP Payment Fraud Disruption, Global Risk, Visa
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5:30PM PM
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT

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Day 3 - Tactical MAC

March 23

Tactical MAC will cover topics that will help you understand how compliance directly affects you on a daily basis. You will learn the essence of AML compliance and be able to test, measure and change your practices if necessary to ensure the AML pillars are properly in place. You will also hear from the Visa, Mastercard and NACHA about their 3rd party registration programs.The panelists will teach you who to register and why. 


8:30 AM
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

9:00 AM
OPENING COMMENTS

9:05 AM
Risk Assessment and Practical Implications

Laura Goldzung – President & CEO, AML Audit Services

This session will guide you in developing the building blocks to assess your money laundering risk beginning with identifying the most common risk factors, the challenges posed by mitigating the risks, and providing insights on how to navigate them. Learn techniques for aligning your risk assessment to your policies, procedures and processes. Acquire knowledge to effectively align your risk assessment to the AML program.

9:50 AM
The 5 Ws of SAR Narratives

David Khalaf - Editor/Investigative Analyst, LegitScript

Details to come

10:10 AM
NACHA Update

Jordan Bennett - Senior Director, Network Risk, NACHA

NACHA has introduced new risk management initiatives to help ODFIs and Third-Party Senders understand and manage their risk in the ACH Network. The Third-Party Sender Registration Rule was implemented on September, 29 2017 and requires Originating Depository Financial Institutions (ODFIs) to identify and register their Third-Party Sender customers via the new Risk Management Portal. The registration process promotes consistent customer due diligence among all ODFIs, and serves as a tool to support NACHA’s continuing efforts to maintain ACH Network quality. Details about how to register as well as rule implementation updates will be provided.

10:30 AM
NEtworking Break

 

10:55 AM
Chargeback Rules discussion

Dom Cirone– EVO
Doug Whiteside – MasterCard
Mark Woelfer - Visa

Details coming

 

12:05 PM
Predicting THE FUTURE

Edward Marshall – Partner and Co-Chair of the Payment Systems Team, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

We will share our predictions for emerging risks that payment processing will face in 2017 and beyond. Our intent with these segments is to have our MAC constituents walk away with tangible knowledge and solutions to use when problems arise in their ecosystems.

12:30 PM
CLOSING COMMENTS & CONFERENCE CONCLUSION

12:45 PM
BROWN BAG LUNCH & MAC ROUNDTABLE

We will discuss what is happening in your shop. As a group, we will share stories and discuss solutions. This session is about each of you and how we can work as a team to solve your challenges.  Topics at this session may include AML Best Practices or Managing Brand Damaging Activity.

2:30 PM
Day 3 Concludes