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Highlights from RSPA's RetailNOW 2017

Posted by Marcy Stumpf | August 10, 2017

This year's annual gathering of the Point Of Sale industry, hosted by RSPA, took place in Las Vegas, and what an exciting show it has been!

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There is no better place than RetailNOW to chat with industry leaders, attend valuable education sessions, and learn about the hottest trends. We showed off a polished look and feel with our new brand identity, which reflects our vision of revolutionizing hospitality.

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Speaking of vision, the excitement of a Virtual Reality experience drew the crowds into our booth as visitors of all ages tried their hand at fighting off zombies, painting 3D masterpieces, or ripping down some snowy slopes.

 

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"RetailNOW was a huge success for us this year. We have a new brand, and a new tagline that we're excited about, that really speaks to the core of what we do," says Justin Ulrich, Senior Channel Marketing Manager at Avero. "We're revolutionizing hospitality - we're changing the way hospitality operators see their world. As a fun tie in, we had a VR at the booth this year to change the way our partners saw their world. It was a blast! Not one person stepped away without a huge smile on their face."

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Additionally, we were honored to host the inaugural NextGen cocktail hour, a get-together of the next generation of bright talents and young leaders who will shape the future of the industry. Our very own Vice President of Client Operations, Peter Storer, is the chair of the NextGen Taskforce and a member of the RSPA Board of Directors.

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"We helped host the RSPA NextGen event at Giada as an opportunity for the NextGen community to come together for the first time, and discuss how we help the industry evolve and continue to flourish," said Peter of the event, noting "the turnout was far greater than expected, and I'm confident that the connections that were made will help shape the industry for years to come."

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Dale Kammerich, our new Vice President of Sales, shared his impressions of RetailNOW and the events as: "Overall, outstanding execution in gaining positive exposure for Avero, while supporting RSPA as an organization. Peter's role as a re-elected board member combined with the NextGen event sponsorship delivered positive exposure for Avero and our people. The Annual Awards ceremony was inspirational. The affection in the room for the Hall of Fame winners [and outgoing Chairman] was obvious."

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We are looking forward to next year's event in Nashville already!