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January 20, 2020

NEAA 2020: What You Need to Know

Samantha Hubay

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Samantha Hubay

NEAA 2020: What You Need to Know

The Northeast Acquirers Association’s annual conference and trade show is almost here! If you’re headed to the show this year, here are some things to know.


About NEAA

Founded in 1985, NEAA is a non-profit, non-membership regional association that serves and educates all distribution channels in the electronic payments industry of the northeast. The annual conference provides an educational forum that covers current industry issues, trends, and topics. It also offers ample opportunity to meet with top companies in the industry who deliver the latest payment technologies, solutions, and products. The NEAA annual conference is always a great opportunity for payment professionals to network one-on-one or in a group environment.


2020 Show Details

This year’s conference and trade show will be held February 5th – 6th at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Who Should Attend?

Any business or individual that sells acquiring, transaction processing, or value-added products or services directly to merchants is invited to attend NEAA 2020. This may include:

  • MLS
  • ISOs
  • MSPs
  • Financial institution personnel

The registration fee for attendees is $150, and includes access to all educational seminars, exhibits, meals, and opening and closing cocktail receptions. For more information or to get registered, click here.

Who Should Exhibit?

Businesses or individuals that sell or promote payment products and services for resale to merchants are encouraged to register as exhibitors. There are a total of 100 booth spaces available for exhibitors. The registration fee for each booth is $1,950, and includes:

  • One 30" x 6' table
  • One electrical outlet
  • WiFi connectivity
  • Event access passes for two
    • Additional passes can be purchased for $250 each

For registration, shipping, and audio/visual information, click here.

Agenda & Sessions

This conference is approved for up to 6 ETA CPP continuing education credits. The agenda this year is positively packed with engaging, relevant topics for any payment industry professional. Check out sessions on surcharging versus cash discounting, state tax issues, navigating through complex payment models, and more! Click here to view the full NEAA 2020 agenda and session descriptions.


Benefits for ISO Agents

If you’re an ISO agent, attending NEAA or another industry trade show is a great idea. The knowledge you gain, contacts you make, and opportunities you uncover will help take your career to the next level. Here are some ways to really see the ROI on your registration fee:

  1. Start memorable conversations and make connections.
  2. Attend as many sessions as you can.
  3. Spend plenty of time exploring the booths and networking.
  4. Take notes and keep track of the contact info you collect for thoughtful follow-ups.
  5. Follow up a few days after the conference, when things have settled down but it’s still fresh in your mind.

When it comes to exhibiting and attending trade shows, we’re seasoned pros. We’re happy to share what we have learned over the years with you! Visit our blog for five networking tips to try at NEAA 2020. While you’re there, don’t forget to visit Electronic Merchant Systems at Booth #59! Our team will be waiting to talk with you about our agent program.

We partner with savvy, motivated individuals like you to bring our products and services to merchants across the nation. EMS agents experience unmatched support through customized agreements, unprecedented transparency, marketing assistance, dedicated 24/7/365 customer service, and more. Additional benefits for our agents include:

  1. Transparent contracts that make building residual income simple.
  2. Residuals always paid on time, whether you need them monthly, weekly, or even daily.
  3. The tools you need to grow your business.
  4. Consistent, reliable communication.
  5. Healthy relationships with banks to help you win business.

Contact us today to learn more or set up a time to talk at NEAA!

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