We’re looking forward to returning to the Northeast Acquirers Association (NEAA) Annual Conference & Tradeshow this year. Electronic Merchant Systems is exhibiting as a Platinum Sponsor. You’ll find our Agent team at Booth 6 – ready to discuss how a partnership with EMS can help you increase efficiency and maximize your portfolio.
Here are some of the key details to know before you go to the show:
NEAA is a non-profit, non-membership regional association chartered to serve the needs of all merchant acquiring payment professionals.
According to their website, “The Northeast Acquirers Association (NEAA) was founded in 1985 and is entering its 36th year of successfully serving and educating all distribution channels in the electronic payments industry in the northeast (ISO, MSP, MLS, FI). Our annual conference provides an educational forum that covers the most current industry issues, trends, and topics. We provide economical access for attendees to meet with the companies that are the front-runners in developing the latest payment technologies, solutions, and products. Our conference venues promote optimal settings for payment professionals to network one-on-one or in a group environment.”
NEAA also happens to be the longest-running regional conference in our industry. Last year’s event was unfortunately canceled due to COVID-19. In 2022, however, the association is prepared to set records in attendee, exhibitor, and sponsor attendance.
“We expect our 2022 event to be the biggest yet.” - NEAA
2022 Conference & Tradeshow Details
This year’s conference and trade show will be held April 6th – 7th, 2022 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Click here to view the latest conference Agenda.
Register as an Attendee
Any business or individual that sells acquiring, transaction processing, or value-added products or services directly to merchants is invited to attend NEAA, including:
- Financial institution personnel
The registration fee for attendees is $150 and includes access to all educational seminars, vendor exhibits, meals, and opening and closing cocktail receptions. For more information or to get registered, click here.
Register as an Industry Expert
Any consultant, industry attorney, individual from the investment/research community, senior management of acquirer, processor, or ISOs & MSP who is not otherwise exhibiting as a vendor is welcome to register as an industry expert.
NEAA defines an industry expert as senior, executive, sales, or technical management of one of the following company types:
- Card Processing or Issuing
- Investment Firm
- Financial Services or Lending
- Regulatory and Compliance
Previous exhibitors or vendors who are not exhibiting are also welcomed to register as industry experts. The registration fee for industry experts is $250 and includes access to all educational seminars, vendor exhibits, meals, and opening and closing cocktail receptions. Click here to register.
Please note that gaining access to the event to solicit business in the aisles or other public spaces used for the conference (“suitcasing”) is not permitted. This practice skirts the support of the vendor/exhibitors and sponsors who have contributed time and money to exhibit at the conference. Anyone who is observed to be soliciting a business that is not a registered vendor will be asked to leave immediately.
Make the Most of Your Money
If you’re an ISO agent, attending industry conferences & tradeshows like NEAA is a great idea. The knowledge you gain, contacts you make, and opportunities you uncover can help take your career to the next level.
Here are five ways to maximize the ROI of your registration fee:
- Start memorable conversations and make connections.
- Attend as many sessions as you can.
- Spend plenty of time exploring the booths and networking.
- Take notes and keep track of the contact info you collect for thoughtful follow-ups.
- 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 2022.
While you’re there, don’t forget to visit Electronic Merchant Systems at Booth #6! Our team will be waiting to talk with you about our Agent program.
Discover the Industry’s Best 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.
Here are a few of the Agent-first solutions you can expect with EMS:
- Flexible Pricing Models
- 5 Sponsor Banks
- Daily Residuals
- Sponsored ISO Registration
- Same-Day Funding
Contact us today to learn more or set up a time to talk at NEAA!