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January 21, 2019

Best Payments Industry Trade Shows to Attend in 2019

Cole Godsey

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Cole Godsey

Best Payments Industry Trade Shows to Attend in 2019

As an independent sales organization (ISO) agent, you know how to set goals and generate income, but how can you advance your career? One of the smartest professional development decisions you can make is to attend an industry trade show. With everyone from ISO agents to tech founders in attendance, trade shows are an incredibly valuable way to network and build your business. Here are five of the most valuable payments industry trade shows to watch and attend in 2019.

SEAA 2019

This trade show, hosted by the Southeast Acquirers Association (SEAA), takes place March 25-27, 2019. Hosted at the Loews Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, GA, this annual conference is great for people who want to network with sales agents, ISOs, processors, media, or hardware manufacturers, and learn more about the industry. The two-day agenda includes everything from keynote speakers to happy hours.


This annual event is hosted by the world’s largest payments industry trade group, the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA). This year’s trade show, which takes place at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV, happens April 30-May 2, 2019. With more than 4000 professionals representing ISOs, VARs and ISVs, large financial institutions, networks, security and emerging technology companies, and start-ups, TRANSACT19 is one of the best places to grow your network.

MWAA 2019

Hosted by the Midwest Acquirers Association (MWAA), the 17th Annual MWAA conference is held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Illinois. This 1½  day conference includes networking events, breakout sessions, keynote speakers, and an after-hours party. This year’s MWAA conference takes place July 17-18, 2019.

WSAA 2019:

This annual trade show coordinated by the Western States Acquirers Association (WSAA), connects attendees with global industry leaders in the electronic payments industry. Typically hosted in September, keep an eye on WSAA’s LinkedIn page for future details regarding WSAA 2019. Past agendas have included everything from complimentary ETA CPP Exam Review classes to seminars to bitcoin breakout sessions.

NEAA 2019:

Though NEAA 2019 is already in the books, taking place January 16-January 17, 2019, make a note to register for next year’s show. This year’s two-day trade show, hosted by the Northeast Acquirers Association (NEAA), took place in Newark, NJ. Get a glimpse of the 2019 agenda so you know what to expect for next year!

Connect With Electronic Merchant Systems:

Electronic Merchant Systems (EMS) invites you to stop by our booths at any of these trade shows! Our team is 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.


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