“TRANSACT is the one show focused solely on the business of payments technology,” states its producer, the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the world’s largest payments industry trade group. Payments technology, however, is not the only focus. There are no less than 11 opportunities for electronic payments experts to socialize with peers, vendors and organizers over food and beverages.
TRANSACT 2019 takes place April 30 to May 2 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. ETA estimates there will be over 500 companies and 4,000 people in attendance, including executives from independent sales organizations (ISOs), independent software vendors (ISVs), value-added resellers (VARs), payment facilitators, financial institutions, networks, and security and emerging technology companies.
Three members of CrossCheck’s Partners and ISO Relations team will be in booth 3009 during exhibit hall hours to welcome experts in electronic payments. ISOs and financial institutions are invited to discuss reselling and referral opportunities with (L to R) National Sales Trainer Todd Little, Vice President Travis Powers, and Director of Partner Acquisitions Brandes Elitch.
This second article in a two-part series shines the spotlight on the featured social offerings. See part one for descriptions of seminar tracks, keynotes and speakers, and part three for a behind the scenes look at TRANSACT 2019 after the show.
Networking Events for Electronic Payments Experts
Golf Tournament (Monday, April 29) — The TRANSACT golf tournament is set at Reflection Bay Golf Club in the posh community of Lake Las Vegas. The course is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design — the only one in the state of Nevada to bear this distinction. The $200 registration includes green fees, cart, range balls, lunch buffet and transportation.
Executive Lounge (Tue, April 30 – Thu, May 2) — The Executive Lounge is an invitation-only space in the exhibit hall where C-level executives receive special amenities, refreshments, and a comfortable break from the business of payments technology.
Exhibit Hall Opening Reception (Tue, April 30) — Experts in electronic payments are invited to kick-off the official start of TRANSACT 2019 and enjoy the first opportunity to connect in one location.
VISA President’s Dinner & Awards Gala (Tue, April 30) — This black tie event is “an evening devoted to celebrating individuals and companies that have made a signiﬁcant difference in the payments industry — through innovation, business practices, advocacy, or contributions to the association.”
Champagne Recognition Breakfast (Wed, May 1) — Attendees will enjoy breakfast and a champagne toast on the SecureTrust Main Stage in the exhibit hall while recognizing ETA’s latest class of Young Payments Professionals, Forty Under 40 recipients, and the newest ETA Certified Payments Professionals.
Power Hour (Wed, May 1) — An hour-long networking event on the show ﬂoor.
First-Time Attendee/New Member Reception (Wed, May 1) — An exclusive reception for first-time attendees and new ETA members.
Wnet Networking Reception (Wed, May 1) — This reception for the Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions provides ample opportunity to connect with professionals from across the payments ecosystem.
Startup Reception (Wed, May 1) — an event focused on startups and venture capitalists featuring cocktails and games.
All Attendee Party (Wed, May 1) —the All Attendee Party at Mandalay Bay Beach is the grand finale of social and networking ops at TRANSACT.
Electronic Payments by CrossCheck
CrossCheck’s electronic check guarantee solutions help thousands of merchants automate check authorizations and deposits into business accounts. These services help increase sales and mitigate risk while saving time and money.
Checks continue to be the preferred method of conducting B2B payments and large consumer purchases as corroborated by multiple sources (see part one).
CrossCheck offers lifetime residuals for resellers and has created a money-generating Bank Referral Program for financial institutions. ISOs and financial institutions should contact Vice President Travis Powers (800-654-2365 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for learn the value of these cooperative programs.