New for TRANSACT: Integrated Payments/Software and Payment Facilitator Session Tracks

MARCH 29, 2018 – WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) is excited to bring together all segments of the payments industry at TRANSACT, the premier payments technology event, to better understand how new players, like software vendors and payment facilitators, add value and bring opportunity to the payments industry. Building off last year’s Integrated Payments Workshop, TRANSACT this year will include two days of new strategic business guidance that address the issues confronting software and existing players in the payments ecosystem. The Integrated Payments/Software session track, sponsored by Accenture, will take place on Tuesday, April 17 and the Payment Facilitator session track, sponsored by Discover Global NetworkFirst Data, NMI and Vantiv, now Worldpay, will take place on Wednesday, April 18 at TRANSACT.

“ETA is the only trade association uniquely situated in the payments technology industry to effectively consider these new trends,” stated Jason Oxman, CEO of ETA. “The software and payment facilitator sessions are designed to bring together a cross section of software companies, card brands, acquirers and merchants to foster an environment where new players can grow, expand and succeed. We are excited to bring these sessions to all TRANSACT attendees. Nowhere else will you get a complete picture of the emerging software space.” 

The sales channel is rapidly transforming the payments industry. Software is a vital tool driving new products and enhanced services, extending the reach of payments to new verticals in new ways.  What these changes mean for the marketplace is significant.  The Integrated Payments/Software track on Tuesday, April 17, will bring together a cross-section of industry leaders to discuss how software is enabling the payments industry to better serve business customers and merchant needs. Workshop participants include Agreement ExpressFirst DataJP Morgan Chase/WePay, iPayment Inc.Worldpay and Homebase.

The emergence of payment facilitators is a by-product of market evolution, technological change and new business models.  The full-day Payment Facilitator track, on April 18, will focus on this growing segment.  Attendees will hear from key business leaders in the space including AdyenAgreement ExpressFirst DataRich ConsultingVisaMastercardDiscoverAmerican ExpressAmaryllisChase and Run Sign-up addressing the opportunities offered by the payment facilitator model.

TRANSACT, April 17-19, 2018, will bring together all parts of the payments ecosystem – from ISOs/VARs to ISVs and large financial institutions to technology companies, to meet, see what’s new, and learn what it takes to grow. Through extensive networking events, education and a robust exhibit hall filled with more than 200 companies, attendees will learn about groundbreaking technology, security trends and policies affecting the industry.

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About ETA

The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) is the global trade association representing more than 500 payments and technology companies. ETA members make commerce possible by processing more than $6 trillion in purchases in the U.S. and deploying payments innovation to merchants and consumers.

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