As an ISO Agent, you know your network is one of your most valuable assets.

Because in the payments industry, you are most successful when you can sign-up new merchants, while retaining current merchants.

As you build strong merchant relationships, it’s also important to connect with fellow ISO agents and payments industry thought leaders. What is the best way to build your network as an ISO Agent?

Using Payments Industry Trade Shows to Build Your Network

One of the most effective ways to build your network is by attending trade shows. Payments industry trade shows like TRANSACT, bring together more than 5,000 attendees, including more than 1000 C-Suite executives. While one-off coffee meetings can be productive, nothing compares to three days of facilitated networking.

At trade shows, you can meet industry leaders who represent large multinational financial corporations and small tech startups. In fact, TRANSACT is host to more than 500 companies from around the world. It’s a rare opportunity to engage with the entire payments ecosystem in one unified area.

Trade shows provide immense value to attendees because you can meet with exhibitors, processors, keynote speakers, leaders in fintech, media, venture investors, and potential industry partners. Jason Oxman, CEO of the Electronic Transactions Association (host of TRANSACT), writes, “Tomorrow’s headlines of deals, acquisitions, and partnerships often trace their genesis to a TRANSACT show floor connection, an introduction over coffee, or a chance meeting at a networking event.”

You can build your network by attending pitch competitions, meeting with exhibitors on the show floor, or networking at happy hours and receptions. You are well-prepared to rock your next trade show.

Connect With Electronic Merchant Systems

As a leading provider in the payments industry, Electronic Merchant Systems (EMS) is excited to attend some of the best payments industry trade shows each year. We are eager to speak with current and prospective ISO agents and industry professionals. Visit us at a trade show and 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.