September 17, 2021

WSAA 2021 is Fast Approaching! Here’s What You Need to Know.

Samantha Hubay
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Samantha Hubay

WSAA 2021 is Fast Approaching! Here’s What You Need to Know.

Are you planning to attend the WSAA conference this year? We’ve got all the essential details right here. Take a moment to review these in preparation for the event!


About The Western States Acquirers Association

The Western States Acquirers Association (WSAA) is a non-profit organization that provides an independent forum dedicated to keeping acquirers, ISOs and MLSs educated and informed on the ever-changing needs of the financial services industry.

On their website, the WSAA states, “We fund each of our events through exhibitor sponsorships and attendee registration fees. The attendees and exhibitors we serve primarily sell acquiring related services directly to the retail and ecommerce industries. WSAA welcomes all who want to attend our educational seminars and breakout sessions custom tailored for professional bankcard sales representatives like ISOs, MLSs and technology companies serving financial institutions and consumer retail sectors.”

Click here to learn more about the Western States Acquirers Association.


WSAA 2021: Where the West Begins Is Where the Tech Begins

This year’s WSAA conference is one you won’t want to miss! The WSAA team has absolutely packed these two days of innovation with 125 vendors, 25 professional speakers, and 14 discussion panels. Plus, they’ll be teeing off the entire event with a golf tournament on Wednesday, October 13th. Here are the registration details for each event:


Golf Tournament

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Tierra Verde Golf Club
7005 Golf Club Drive
Arlington, TX 76001

8:30 am CST Shotgun Start (arrive by 8:00 am) | 4-Person Scramble with Handicaps

$149.00 per golfer

Registration includes green fees, cart, range time, hosted breakfast, and prizes. Rental clubs are available for an additional fee.

Click here for full details or to register.



Omni Fort Worth Hotel
1300 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
October 13 – 14, 2021

Attendee rate: $175.00

Registering as an Attendee at WSAA will give you access to training, education, and networking through various informative educational sessions. Your Attendee badge includes admission to the Exhibit Hall with multiple innovative and relevant products and services and the opportunity to connect with over 100+ Exhibitors (Vendors) to help take you and your business to the next level.

Click here for full details or to register.


Location, Dates, and Accommodations

WSAA 2021 will take place at:

Omni Fort Worth Hotel
1300 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
October 13 – 14, 2021

The deadline to reserve your room at the WSAA event rate is September 27th, 2021. Click here to view full details or book your stay.


Conference Agenda & Exhibitor List

To make the most of your time in Dallas, be sure to review the conference agenda, sponsor list, and exhibitor list before the event. You can find these details on the WSAA conference website here.


Prepare for a New Environment

Returning to the tradeshow scene this year is bound to be a breath of fresh air! After a year of distancing ourselves and mostly sticking around home, the opportunity to come together, meet new people, and learn new things is something we certainly won’t take for granted.

However, it is important to acknowledge that the tradeshow environment may not look “normal”. There could still be social distancing practices in place, mask requirements, and other new procedures to follow for the safety of all attendees and exhibitors.

Click here to read our five tips to help you have a safe and seamless return to in-person business events like these.


Meet Our Agent Team at WSAA

Are you hoping to find a new ISO Agent Program partner at WSAA? Look no further than Electronic Merchant Systems (EMS).

EMS is a leader in the payment processing and merchant services industry. We partner with sophisticated entrepreneurs like you who aspire to be leaders in the merchant services industry. With our innovative products and services in your equipment arsenal, you can serve merchants across the entire nation. 

Since 1988, our agent-first model has helped Agents grow their merchant portfolio and achieve success. In this ever-changing industry, it is our mission to give you the support you need to stay ahead of the competition.

As a Gold Sponsor of WSAA 2021, we look forward to helping you grow your business. Visit our booth to learn how our merchant services Agent program puts you first.