If you want to excel or break into the payments industry as an ISO agent, you need to take advantage of trade shows . These annual conferences provide a valuable opportunity to connect with leaders in the payments industry including providers, financial institutions, tech startups, and more.

The grandaddy of all the payments industry trade shows in 2018 is TRANSACT18, hosted by the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA). To make your life easy, we’ve compiled a post with everything you need to know about the event.

Host. TRANSACT18 is hosted by ETA, the world’s largest trade association for the payments industry. ETA represents more than 500 companies worldwide involved in electronic transaction processing. According to ETA, the organization’s purpose is to, “…influence, monitor and shape the payments industry by providing leadership through education, advocacy and the exchange of information.”

What, When, and Where. The event takes place April 17-19, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV at Mandalay Bay. TRANSACT18 includes more than sixty education sessions that are suitable for current and prospective ISO agents who want to learn about the profession. Other events include a golf tournament, networking luncheons, receptions, and keynote speakers. Here’s the full TRANSACT18 schedule.

Attendees. With more than 4000 attendees including 1000+ C-level executives, TRANSACT18 is a great place to build your network. TRANSACT18 provides extensive networking opportunities including a networking service for new ETA members and first-time attendees. This service, ETA CONNECTS, pairs new attendees with seasoned industry professionals who provide individualized advice for navigating the conference.

Industry trade shows like TRANSACT18 provide a great opportunity to build a network and excel as an ISO agent. If you’re interested in attending, you can register for the event here.

Connect With Electronic Merchant Systems

As one of the leading providers in the payments industry, Electronic Merchant Systems (EMS) is excited to attend TRANSACT18. We invite you to stop by our booth #743 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.