TMG concludes first-ever International Executive Summit, announces plans for 2016 event
DES MOINES, IA (August 27, 2015) — In addition to an immersive experience of Vancouver, TMG (The Members Group) gave attendees of its 2015 Executive Summit an insightful view of the future. Experts took the stage to illuminate the ways in which innovation, cyber security and the evolution of payments will impact financial institutions and the consumers they serve.
“It’s going to be more difficult for some of our businesses to push the limits,” said TMG CEO Shazia Manus in her Summit opening remarks. “Pushing the limits to reinvent our business is exactly what is needed now more than ever. It’s going to be uncomfortable, and it’s going to get your heart racing at times. But, the adventure of reinventing your financial institution will be exhilarating.”
This year marks the first time the TMG Executive Summit was hosted internationally, and the event drew a record number of client, prospect and partner attendees. According to TMG Vice President of Marketing Georgann Smith, Canada was chosen for its pursuit of payments innovation, including early-mover positioning with EMV, contactless and mobile technology.
Presenters included a mix of payments industry experts and others from outside the payments space. Headliners included TED speaker and best-selling author Josh Linkner and former White House economic adviser Todd Buchholz.
TMG also organized a number of activities for attendees to experience the beauty of Vancouver. These included a guided ecotour of the West Coast Rainforest from the world’s highest suspension bridge; an aerial tour of the city and harbor of Vancouver aboard a seaplane; and a conference-concluding dinner cruise. Aboard the cruise ship, TMG Executive Summit attendees took front-row seats for the longest-running offshore fireworks competition in the world, The Celebration of Lights.
Attendees had an overwhelmingly positive response to the Executive Summit. Every attendee surveyed rated the overall event either “Very Good” or “Excellent.”
Christopher Olson, director of card services at Linn Area Credit Union, said, “This is my first TMG Executive Summit, and I was very impressed with the agenda, planning and overall knowledge shared. I’ve been to quite a few industry events, and TMG delivered with this one.”
TMG has scheduled its 2016 Executive Summit for June 27-29, 2016, at the Omni Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Registration will begin in the spring of 2016.
TMG is dedicated to creating customized, technology-driven card processing and payment solutions for credit unions and community-based financial institutions across North America. Innovations in fraud management, loyalty programs, alternative payment systems and analytic reporting, and the competitive advantages they create, have helped TMG forge a new standard in offering cutting-edge credit, debit, ATM, prepaid card products and a P2P payment solution. For more information, visit www.tmg.global.