Highlights from Day 1 at the RetailNOW 2015 Conference

This year’s RetailNOW conference has started with a fantastic day 1.

Kelly Funk, RSPA President and CEO, gave a welcome address this morning to members of The Retail Solutions Providers Association. Funk discussed the organization’s journey of the past year and shared her vision for the future.

Best-selling E-Myth author Michael Gerber, known as “the World’s #1 Small Business Guru,” also took to RetailNOW’s mainstage this morning. Gerber was as entertaining as ever, as he told the large audience, “To transform your reality, you have to transcend your reality.” Gerber was a hit three years ago as a Keynote Speaker at a Future POS Dealer Conference in Las Vegas.

Following the General Session, the annual RSPA membership meeting was held, with new officers elected to various board positions.

Kelly Giles at the W2W panelOther events today included various networking community lunches. I had the pleasure of attending the W2W (Women to Women) lunch, featuring Georgetown University’s Jeanine Turner, who spoke about “Choosing Presence: The most important executive decision we make without ever thinking about it.” We discussed the importance of communication in an age of devices and how we need to choose to be present. It was a great discussion and Turner put on an excellent presentation.

This afternoon the expo hall opened to over 170 exhibitors, including Future POS, a longtime Sponsor and Supporter of RetailNOW. Find us this year in booth #412.

The evening will conclude with a First Look Reception on the show floor. I hope to see you there.