RSPA’s RetailNOW Returns to Florida for Another Year; Nationally Recognized Speakers to Present

Charlotte, NC â€Ã‚ Registration is now open for RSPA’s premier industry event, RetailNOW® 2015 will be held on August 2-5, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida.  Billed as “where the industry meets,” this year’s event is expected to draw greater than two thousand attendees and will include individuals and companies from all parts of the Point of Sale ecosystem: resellers, manufacturers, software vendors, distributors, payments companies and other service providers.

RSPA is pleased to announce that two nationally recognized speakers will be presenting at RetailNOW2015.  Ken Schmidt, the former director of communications strategy for Harley-Davidson Motor Company,  played an active role in one of the most celebrated turnarounds in corporate history. He will share stories on how to compete with weapons stronger than price, build a fanatically vocal customer base and create a passionately loyal corporate culture.  Michael E. Gerber is the author of the mega-bestseller “The E-Myth Revisited” and 13 other business coaching books. His vision is to transform the state of small business worldwide and everything he does is aimed at awakening the entrepreneur within.

“We are very excited at the quality of programming that will be delivered at this year’s RetailNOW. In addition to our general sessions, we’ll also offer more than 30 breakout sessions centered on the themes of Security in the Era of Insecurity, Building Successful Businesses, POS’ New Era and Hot Topics in Technology,” said Kelly Funk, RSPA President and CEO. “Attendees can select the topics that are most valuable to them, while also having the opportunity to spend time on our extensive exhibit hall and engaging with others in the industry at numerous networking events.”

RSPA has an extensive list of event sponsors who provide support for the event. RetailNOW 2015 Event sponsors include: BlueStar, EPSON, FuturePOS, Mercury, NCC, OpenEdge, ProCharge, Sterling Payment Technologies, Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, and Worldpay.

RSPA also benefits from the generous support of package sponsors which provide ongoing support for the Association.  2015 package sponsors include:

Platinum: BlueStar; Business Solutions Magazine; Cayan; EPSON; Mercury; OpenEdge; ScanSource

Gold: Datacap Systems; Harbortouch; Moneris Solutions; Star Micronics; SYNNEX; TransFirst; VSR Magazine

Silver: Discover Financial Services; Elo Touch Solutions; Merchant Link; NEC.

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About RSPA
The RSPA is the only association dedicated to the retail technology industry. 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, a legal hotline, 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

About RetailNOW
( RetailNOW is the premier conference and expo for all professionals in the retail technology industry and Point of Sale ecosystem. RetailNOW is where the industry meets each year to become educated on new business trends, emerging technologies and best business practices along with exploring a diverse exhibit hall with more than 175 booths featuring the latest products in the industry.