As an independent sales organization (ISO) agent (i.e. ISO Reseller), one of the best ways to take your career to the next level is to immerse yourself in the payments industry. The same holds true if you want to become an ISO agent. Step one is connecting with industry leaders.
To make things easy, industry associations like the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), host annual trade shows to gather everyone from aspiring ISOs and value-added resellers (VARs) to large financial institutions and tech startups. Professionals attend these trade shows to network, learn, and keep up with the industry.
If you want to advance your payments industry career, here are four of the best trade shows to watch and attend in 2018.
SEAA 2018. This trade show is hosted by the Southeast Acquirers Association (SEAA). This year, the event takes place March 11-14, 2018 at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Studios Orlando, Florida. This annual conference is great for anyone who wants to learn about the industry and engage with ISOs, processors, vendors. media, and more.
TRANSACT18. ETA powers this trade show in Las Vegas, NV at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The event is April 17-19, 2018. With more than 4000 attendees including 1000+ C-level executives, TRANSACT18 is a great place to build your network. In addition, the 60+ education sessions are a great way for current and prospective ISO agents to learn more about the profession.
MWAA 2018. This annual conference is hosted by the Midwest Acquirers Association (MWAA) at the Chicago Marriott Downtown. This year, the event takes place July 25-26, 2018. The 1½-day conference consists of educational and networking opportunities, speakers, and exhibit halls.
WSAA 2018. This trade show is coordinated by the Western States Acquirers Association (WSAA), happening September 12-13, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa in Arizona. WSAA attendees can connect with global industry leaders in the electronic payments industry and attend valuable breakout sessions.
Connect With Electronic Merchant Systems
As one of the leading providers in the payments industry, Electronic Merchant Systems (EMS) is excited to attend all four trade shows. 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.