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August 20, 2019

Attending WSAA 2019? Here’s What You Can Expect

Samantha Hubay

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Samantha Hubay

Attending WSAA 2019? Here’s What You Can Expect

The 16th annual Western States Acquirers Association (WSAA) conference will be here before you know it. Attendees and exhibitors will enjoy the conference at the beautiful Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa, on September 18-19, 2019. Honestly, is there a better place to be than Palm Springs? Here are some things to expect at this year’s conference, other than California sunshine!


Table of Contents

  1. Exhibitors
  2. Sessions & Speakers
  3. Agenda
  4. Networking
  5. Visit Us!


100+ Exhibitors

This year’s conference will feature more than 100 exhibitors from across the nation and across the payments industry. Exhibiting offers a great opportunity to sell products and services to financial institutions, technology companies, sales agents, ISOs, ISVs, MLSs and more. Visit the WSAA website for additional exhibitor information.


Educational Sessions & Speakers

This year’s Keynote Speaker is Molly Bloom, best known for her memoir, Molly’s Game. Her work was later adapted into an award-winning film directed by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jessica Chastain. The two-day conference will be packed full of training sessions, events, and receptions with plenty of opportunity for networking. Check out the preliminary agenda below:


Wednesday, September 18th

6:30am – 2:30pm – Ken Elderts Memorial Golf Tournament

10:00am – 5:00pm – Registration Open

11:00am – 4:00pm – Exhibitor Set-up

12:00pm – 4:00pm – Industry Training Sessions

5:30pm – 7:45pm – Opening reception with Exhibitors

8:00pm – 10:00pm – Evening Mixer


Thursday, September 19th

8:00am – 9:00am – Breakfast with Exhibitors

9:00am – 11:30am – General Sessions

11:30am – 1:30pm – Lunch with Exhibitors

1:30pm – 4:00pm – General Sessions

4:00pm – 5:00pm – Keynote Speaker

5:00pm – 7:30pm – Closing Reception

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Exhibitor Tear-down


Networking Opportunities

Arguably the most important part of attending a trade show or conference is meeting new people and making connections. Visit booths, introduce yourself to your neighbor before a session, or strike up a conversation at the evening reception. You never know when you’ll make an important professional connection. Check out our blog post Five Networking Tips for Making Professional Connections for top networking tips!


Visit Us at Booth #69

If you’re attending WSAA 2019, we want to meet you! Stop by Booth #69 and let’s talk about how EMS can help take your business to the next level. We offer innovative solutions to our merchants and Agents to improve financial well-being and help grow business.

Interested in becoming an EMS Agent? Glad to hear it! We partner with savvy, motivated individuals like you to bring our products and services to merchants across the nation. Our unique solutions for Agents include:

  • Daily Residuals
    No one likes playing the waiting game. That’s why we take the waiting out of receiving residual payments. Our daily residual program will allow you to receive funding daily while maintaining transparency in residual reports.
  • Sponsored ISO Registration
    Grow your brand by becoming a registered Independent Sales Organization (ISO). EMS will sponsor your registration and allow you to enlist sub-Agents if you qualify. As an ISO, you’ll also be able to add your personal company logo to merchant applications, statements, and more.
  • White-Labeling Agent Portal
    Developing systems to support your sub-agents and grow your business is costly and time-consuming. Luckily, we have the tools and you can market them as your own! White-label your agent portfolio to create the professional look and feel you need for your sub-agents, without the added expense.
  • Cryptocurrency Processing
    Our Agents have an advantage over the competition, because EMS now provides cryptocurrency processing. An emerging technology with unlimited growth potential, crypto processing offers a new approach to getting paid. Customers pay merchants in crypto, but we fund them in cash.
  • Surcharge Program
    With our Surcharge Program, your merchants have the opportunity to recover some of the costs associated with accepting credit cards. The program allows merchants to charge customers a certain percentage to offset the cost of processing their credit card.


Click the link for more information about our ISO Agent Program or to meet at WSAA!

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