RSPA Announces 2021 Series of Retail IT Community Roundtables

CHARLOTTE, NC – Because Retail IT Community Roundtables hosted by the Retail Solution Providers Association (RSPA) were so well received in 2020, today the association announced an expansion of this offering and the launch of a new Roundtable Series for 2021. Between February and June, RSPA will host five online Roundtables to provide VAR and ISV members with insights to accelerate their businesses.

“Our unique community platform that will drive our series of Roundtables will begin with focus on a ‘day-in-the-life’ of a retail customer,” said RSPA President and CEO John Kirk. “Where there is adversity, our members respond to understand and deliver solutions that matter. We will always find a way to make a difference and deliver a positive impact.”

Each 60-minute Roundtable will kick off with a 25-minute conversation among expert guests followed by an open forum discussion among all Roundtable attendees. The Roundtables will lead up to the RSPA’s annual trade show and conference RetailNOW 2021, “Where The Industry Meets,” July 25-27 in Nashville.

Community Roundtables will be held the first Thursday of each month from 12:00-1:00 PM ET. Here’s the complete schedule:

  • Feb. 4: New Customer Realities VARs Need To Know | Host: RSPA Canadian Community
  • March 4: Sales & Marketing in a Changing Landscape | Host: RSPA Next Gen Community
  • April 8: VAR/ISV Opportunities in the Cannabis Vertical | Host: RSPA Cannabis Community
  • May 6: Future Technologies on the Retail IT Horizon | Host: RSPA W2W Community
  • June 10: ISV Challenges & Emerging Opportunities | Host: RSPA Niche & Startup ISV Community

Participating in the Roundtable series is easy and beneficial to your business. When you sign up for one Roundtable, the RSPA will reserve your seat for the entire series. In addition, Roundtable participants will receive business tools and templates designed by RSPA members and staff, plus one lucky Roundtable participant will win a best-selling business book.

The first Roundtable “New Customer Realities VARs Need To Know” will feature Dan Jablons, the owner of technology consultant group Retail Smart Guys, and Michel Sirois, an RSPA Board Member and the President of BlueStar Canada. All registrants will receive the new tool “RSPA Ultimate Guide to QBRs (Quarterly Business Reviews) for VARs,” and one registrant will win a copy of the customer service bestseller The Loyalty Effect by Fred Reichheld.

There’s no charge to register for RSPA Retail IT Community Roundtables. Just follow the link below:

RSPA Announces 2021 Series of Retail IT Community Roundtables

For more information on RSPA Membership, RSPA Communities, the RSPA Academy, or RetailNOW 2021, contact

About RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association)
The RSPA is North America’s largest community of VARs, software developers, vendors, and distributors in the retail, restaurant, and grocery verticals. The mission of the RSPA is to accelerate the success of its members in the point-of-sale ecosystem by providing knowledge and connections. The organization offers education, certification, hotlines for legal, security, sales, and business advice, industry advocacy, and discounts on other services to assist members with becoming and remaining successful. RSPA is most well-known for its signature events, RetailNOW® and Inspire® which provide face-to-face learning and networking opportunities. Learn more by going to