News | May 25, 2016

Business Solutions Announces Most Innovative Exhibitor Award Winners For 2016 Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference

Retail IT VAR Of The Future

BlueStar, Epson, and Posiflex were voted as the Most Innovative Exhibitors at the 2016 Retail IT VAR Of The Future conference on May 17-18 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.  All VAR, MSP, and ISV attendees were eligible to vote for the Most Innovative Exhibitor Awards. Business Solutions hosted the conference, which featured 200+ channel executives and 20+ exhibitors.

“We’ve partnered with BlueStar, Epson, and Posiflex for years and congratulate them for their commitment to the channel and for earning this recognition from the solution provider community,” said Tim Ulrich, Business Solutions publisher. “One of our goals for the conference was to connect VARs and ISVs with innovative companies who are shaping the future our channel, and all our exhibitors greatly helped in that regard.”

“We appreciate being recognized by the attendees of Retail IT VAR of the Future as having one of the most innovative booths,” said Dean Reverman, Global Marketing Manager at BlueStar. “Our focus is to show holistic, real-world solutions which give resellers competitive advantages to drive business. Innovation is always the key to this process.”

“We are very grateful that our solution partners recognized Epson as one of the most innovative exhibitors at the Retail IT VAR of the Future event,” said Tom Kettell, director, Commercial Channel Sales, Epson America. “We appreciate the ongoing support of our channel partners and we are committed to bringing the right products and programs for continued success in 2016."

“To be voted by the channel as a ‘Most Innovative Exhibitor’ by Retail IT VAR of the Future attendees reflects the value in our new solid state terminal, and tablet-to-terminal technology,” said Ron Chan, Director of Marketing for Posiflex. "Posiflex works to earn a VAR's business every day, and we thank the channel for their continued partnership."

Retail IT VAR Of The Future and the Most Innovative Exhibitor Awards are presented by Business Solutions Magazine. 2016 event sponsors included Epson, BlueStar, Harbortouch, ScanSource, Vantiv, Calyptix, Cherry, Cipher Lab, Code Corp, Datalogic, First Data, GoDEX, Metropolitan Sales, Posiflex, SaaSMAX, Seiko, SolarWinds, TeamSable, and Unitech.

Business Solutions is the channel leader in educating solutions providers on the most cutting-edge technologies in the retail, hospitality, and grocery verticals. Business Solutions publishes an Annual Guide To POS & Payment Processing, along with a bimonthly POS-specific newsletter. In July 2014, Business Solutions also published A VARs & ISVs Guide To EMV. features a POS/Payment Processing online resource center that regularly posts new, original content about retail IT, cloud POS, mobile POS, digital signage, payments, and loyalty programs.