As a prospective or current ISO agent, you know networking is central to your success.

Every service and product you purchase—from your local coffee shop to your neighborhood grocery store—is provided by a prospective merchant. In addition to building relationships with prospective merchants, you also need to connect with industry leaders.

One of the best ways to expand your network is to attend industry trade shows. Annual conferences like TRANSACT, hosted by the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), help ISO agents network, learn, and keep up with the industry.

Here are four additional reasons you should attend a payments industry trade show  this year:

Remain relevant in the field. The best way to stay relevant in your field is to keep up-to-date with the latest payment methods and trends. At trade shows, FinTech companies and hardware manufacturers introduce new technology that will impact the way you work.

Gain insight from industry leaders. Financial institutions, payments companies, FinTech innovators, technologists, and networks all converge at industry trade shows. Engaging with exhibitors, participating in breakout sessions, and attending keynote speakers are a valuable way to gain insight.

Explore professional opportunities. Every trade show features an exhibit hall with a wide variety of companies. By visiting various booths, attendees can learn industry trends. These conversations and connections may even lead to new professional opportunities.

Accelerate your payments business. By strengthening your network, remaining up-to-date with the industry, learning from leaders, and exploring professional opportunities, you can accelerate your payments business. What you learn at a trade show may help you launch a new career or excel in your current role.

Connect With Electronic Merchant Systems

As one of the leading providers in the payments industry, Electronic Merchant Systems (EMS) attends annual trade shows hosted by ETA, Northeast Acquirers Association, Southeast Acquirers Association, Midwest Acquirers Association, and Western States Acquirers.

We invite you to stop by our booths and meet our team. We are eager to speak with current and prospective ISO agents and industry professionals. In the meantime, connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

Electronic Merchant Systems is a leading provider of payment processing & merchant services. For more information please visit our website.