In Dallas Sep. 27 the Merchant Acquirers Committee (MAC) hosts its Midwestern Regional Training meeting, one of its three regional gatherings packed with presentations and networking. Non MAC members are welcome to the all-day event that features seven sessions on topics presented by company executives from Visa, Mastercard, Rich Consulting, Mitigator, Kount, and Aperia.

Jim Bibles, vice president and chief compliance officer at Aperia and a MAC director, said in this week’s podcast that the day is capped by a roundtable moderated by himself and Rich Consulting president Deana Rich. They enable the audience to ask questions that most times are answered by someone in the room, either a moderator or audience member.

“You’re bringing people together with a wealth of experience,” Bibles says. “We’re talking hundreds of years of experience, specifically in risk management. It’s been a highlight of all three of our regional shows.”

Topics of the 45-minute presentations include small merchant requirements for Visa’s Data Security Programs; identifying PFs and how to underwrite and monitor them; chargeback reduction for merchants and ISOs; legal perspectives of the Federal Trade Commission; a look into the minds of fraudsters and how to combat them, and an update on all things Mastercard.