Who is more ready to get out than the fintech representatives to meet and strategize on What Is Next for the Payments Industry? Small taco shops, insurance brokers, law offices, and even health care offices had to change how they accepted payments. They moved from accepting payments in person or the mail to highly innovative mobile tech, hosted payment portals, encrypted iFrame solutions, SMS and email invoicing options, and MOTO services. They also learned how to leverage various integrations with eCommerce platforms that gave their customers the same level of security when they held their card or check in their hand. They entrusted their payment method to the business owner to transact for them for products and services. A timeclock started that may have jolted the economy into a consumer-driven digital ACH and credit card transaction experience.
Well, it will get busy down the streets of our beautiful city of Bonita Springs, FL, from May 24- May 26, 2021, as these exhibitors and attendees excitedly fly or drive over to meet with colleagues in the electronics payments industry. They continually consider what else is out there for their customers to efficiently and cost-effectively get online with the most innovative solutions they can customize with the connections they make during the conference. With over 70 vendors present, seminar participants can enjoy the sunshine of our Florida state as they learn about the latest in MOTO services, email invoicing, encrypted iFrame solutions, mobile tech opportunities, and a variety of hosted payment integrations. These modern solutions are designed to satisfy the needs of a business that provides their customers the ability to pay contactless, online, and over the phone with the highest level of security from PCI Scope and Nacha compliance standards.
SEAA Leading the Way
The Southeast Acquirers Association, SEAA, a community of professionals that meet to develop opportunities such as this conference they have put on for 20 years now, seeks to facilitate the growth of the electronics payments industry in size and integrity through training, education, and networking. Exhibitors and attendees from around the United States will convene at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita, Springs, Florida, to view demos on financial hardware and network with other payment professionals. They will listen to various training topics that include the future of fintech, how to continue evolving in light of Covid-19, the inside scoop on cryptocurrency, and some training on sales in the merchant application process.
SEAA will host over 70 exhibitors on the schedule, offering various payment solutions to ISOs, ISVs, and other merchant service providers. Large credit card processors, including Visa, Mastercard, and American Express, will be present. Merchant payment processors like Fiserv, FIS, and Elavon will also sponsor and exhibit for participants. Starting Monday, May 24, 2021, even payment solution providers from Aurora, North American Bancard, and EMS will attend to showcase their solutions. I am excited that our company, iCheckGateway.com, secured an exhibitor table to bring some of our iCG team to the event to network with like-minded professionals in the payment industry. We seek to provide the most futuristic trending digital payment solutions to our ISO, IVR, referring business partners, and merchant customers. We intend to build relationships and showcase why they would want to work with ICG.
See all of the 2021 SEAA Exhibitors.
With the world under distress from the pandemic, some will still be concerned about social distancing and sanitation restrictions. The SEAA advisory board has taken extra precautions with much detailed strategy to follow the latest CDC guidelines for their guests attending from all over the United States. Exhibit halls will provide well-placed sanitation stations, and the hotel venue requires masks to be worn while anyone remains inside. As far as outside restrictions, the event offers many fresh air opportunities for networking conversations, eating and drinking session times, a well-thought-out evening of fun under the stars by the waterfall, a reception sponsored by Worldpay by FIS, and games hosted by iCheckGateway.com.
Since the COVID-19 distress caused conferences to go to virtual merchant tradeshows and meetings, many of these payment companies have not shaken hands, much less been in the same room for training since 2019. SEAA will provide in-person training by various knowledgeable payment industry speakers on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, and in-person, hands-on demonstrations by 6 of the top POS and payment solution providers. Sponsoring exhibitors will help with this event, providing various opportunities to network after a long tenure away from making eye contact. These sponsors will help these in-person meetings with small tokens of helpful additions to the presentations and demonstrations. Sponsoring exhibitors registered early to add receptions for strategized healthy networking with carefully planned meals, charging stations for devices, reusable water bottles, Wi-Fi, a hospitality center for relaxation, and hand sanitizer stations. They will also feature an interactive mobile app to keep connected to activities and leads made during the event, a grand party thrown Monday night with music, and games like cornhole with prizes to win.
See all of the 2021 SEAA Sponsors
Stop By to Speak with iCheckGateway.com
Swing by the exhibitor’s table to learn more about what we do. We will have a promo video on our booth and various give-aways as we build partner relationships with visiting merchant service providers. We will sponsor the Monday Night Game Night, providing an evening of friendly competitive cornhole games and Nautical Hole in One as participating attendees have a cocktail or a drink from their SEAA Conference water bottle. You can chat with one of our team to discuss how to simplify online payment complexity, combining ACH and credit cards in future-proofed solutions for businesses of all sizes and across various industries. Grow in efficiency and give immense value to your customers to stay futuristic with evolving digital tech. Seamlessly integrate payment reception tools, and offer more robust payment opportunities. ICG heavily focuses on security, guiding businesses into Nacha compliance as a Preferred Partner, and reducing PCI Scope as a Level 1 PCI-DSS certified service provider. Our expert tech team makes installation a breeze. Beat one of them in a game, and they will give you various prizes.
While well-known and established media partners like The Green Sheet, Nilson Report, Digital Transactions, and The Strawhecker Group will cover the 2021 SEAA 20th Anniversary Conference, you can still purchase tickets to attend from May 24 to May 26, 2021. As the website says, “Join us for 2.5 days of education, training, and networking with the thought leaders, subject experts, and top vendors in the electronics payments industry.”
Date Originally Published: April 17, 2021
Date Updated: August 1, 2022