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MAC West Regional 2022

MAC West Regional 2022

For the first time ever, MAC is coming to the Pacific Northwest!

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
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MAC West Regional 

For the first time ever, MAC is coming to the Pacific Northwest!

Please join us in Portland, OR on August 16th for a full day of sessions covering trends, hot topics, and deep-dive discussions. MAC Regionals are an excellent chance for you or a teammate to stay informed on industry topics in between attending MAC's annual conference. The last segment is always MAC's famous Roundtable - time and space set aside for members to share challenges, ask questions, and collaborate by sharing best practices. 

The day is capped off by a networking event starting after the last session hosted by:

$49 - Members
$99 - Non-Members

This event is eligible for six (6) CPP credits. 

*Agenda is tentative and subject to change. 


August 16
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Introductions Let's gather
9:10 AM - 9:55 AM The Last Word on Surcharge Solutions David Leppek has spent the past seven years building, studying, and evaluating various Surcharge solutions compared to both compliant and noncompliant Cash Discount Solutions. This presentation encapsulates everything he has learned and provides a detailed and technical review of this now popular pricing model. Speaker: David Leppek - President, Pace Software
9:55 AM - 10:40 AM Navigating the CBD Stalemate: Finding a Path Forward in an Uncertain Market With so much haze in the CBD payments ecosystem, it can be a challenge to see the best practices. Our panel of experts will walk us through options to help us find a path forward. They will review the FDA’s stance on CBD supplements and foods, discuss best practices to mitigate risk and look at other hemp-derived cannabinoids. Lastly, they will look at developments and discuss the trends. Speakers: Gerard Olson - LegitScript; Tom Lineen - WestTown Payments; and, Bob Durkin - AGG.
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Networking Break
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Having Confidence in you Online Consumer Privacy Strategy This session will take a deep dive into the laws and global regulations around online consumer privacy, risks, and what you can do to drive compliance within your ecosystem. Speaker: David Landis - Partner & Chief Revenue Officer, Cym
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Government Relations Trends & Hot Topics The MAC Government Relations SIG focuses on both the state and federal regulatory environment to identify regulatory and enforcement trends that impact the MAC membership. Learn about how this SIG works together to educate the MAC membership on these important topics, how you can join in the work, and what they feel are going to be the most impactful regulatory issues in the foreseeable future. Speaker: Jim BIbles - SVP Risk, Aperia Solutions
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Telemedicine and Payment Industry Risk: A Review of Case Studies During the pandemic, telemedicine became the norm. However, from a compliance perspective, not all telemedicine models are created equal. This presentation will use prominent case studies to demonstrate payment industry risks associated with non-compliant telemedicine models. Speakers: Justin Macy - DIgital Health Senior Manager, Nat'l Asoc. of Boards of Pharmacy & Niamh Lewis - Digital Health Regulatory Expert, Nat'l Assoc. of Boards of Pharmacy.
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM The OneView Merchant Intelligence Platform A behind-the-scenes look at how and why LegitScript uses a comprehensive view of the commercial internet to make the internet and payments ecosystem safer and more transparent. Speaker: Scott Roth - CEO, LegitScript
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM Break
2:50 PM - 3:35 PM What Your Sponsor Bank Hopes You Understand A Sponsor Bank will discuss the balance between 'FInancial Risk' and 'Compliance' and how each is weighted differently depending on where you are sitting. Different perspectives and different business needs drive different approaches. And, most importantly, what can we learn from the various perspectives? Speakers: Ken Spira - VP of Operations, WestAmerica Bank
3:35 PM - 4:30 PM MAC Roundtable Bring your tough cases. Bring your frequently occurring trends. Bring your collaborative spirit as we gather, discuss, and problem-solve the small and large problems that keep us up at night.