Future POS Attends RSPA INSPIRE 2014
RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) held its annual conference February 2-5, 2014 at the Gran Melia Golf Resort in Puerto Rico. Company owners, John and Kelly Giles had the exciting opportunity to attend this fantastic industry event on behalf of Future POS, Inc. Kelly shares their experiences while attending, below.
John and I just returned home from San Juan, Puerto Rico where we had the pleasure of attending another great year of the RSPA INSPIRE retreat. It is amazing what 85 degree weather can do for the soul after being home-bound in Pennsylvania with 15 below zero temperatures for the past two weeks.
INSPIRE is a great event that includes both education and networking opportunities with other RSPA members including: resellers, hardware manufacturers, software developers, consultants, finance companies and distributors who bring technology products and/or services to the marketplace.
The Welcome Party, with music from a local guitarist, set the tone for a fun start with Sunday also being the Superbowl. The RSPA Scholarship Committee made things competitive by setting up Scholarship Bowl in which participants could pick squares and root for their favorite team all while benefiting the Scholarship Fund. Future POS bought an entire Board and was able to donate $2000 towards this years’ recipients. Overall, over $4000 in funds were raised for the RSPA Scholarship Fund!
It wasn’t all work and no play as John and I had the opportunity to visit “Old San Juan” with some of our favorite people, as well as experience some amazing local culinary favorites including fresh caught local seafood and a San Juan must “mofongo”. It wouldn’t be a visit to Puerto Rico without checking out the rain forest with its beautiful waterfalls or kayaking to the lagoon where the water glows with bio luminescent dinoflagellates.
Other networking events included the member dinner on the beach, the 7th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament as well as a farewell closing lunch. As always, it was a terrific networking opportunity for John and I as well as a great way to reconnect with some amazing industry friends. We were truly INSPIRED!!
Written by Kelly Giles, Vice President, Future POS, Inc.