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BTA Southeast to Host Fall Colors Retreat Oct. 23-24 in Asheville, North Carolina

21 Sep, 2015

Kansas City, MO- September 2015 — While many dealers are fully embracing the managed print services (MPS) opportunity, others may be leaving money on the table. MPS provides a significant revenue opportunity. InfoTrends, the market research firm, projects that MPS, through the dealer channel in the U.S. market, will experience a compound annual growth rate of 4 percent through 2019, when the dealers' share of the $12.1 billion MPS market will be $2.68 billion.

With a focus on MPS, the 2015 Fall Colors Retreat, to be held Oct. 23-24 at the Doubletree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina, will help dealers better prepare their dealerships to claim a greater share of the growing MPS revenue opportunity.

The agenda for the event, hosted by BTA Southeast, features three educational sessions led by industry leaders, exhibitor round-table discussions and networking events that include a welcoming reception and dinner Friday evening, and a tour and dinner on the terrace of the historic Grove Park Inn Saturday evening. Dealer attendees will also have the chance to win prizes in exhibitor drawings and enter the BTA District Event Sweepstakes.

The Fall Colors Retreat will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, with welcoming comments and the first educational session, “MPS: It’s Changing. Are You?” led by Mike Lecak of Collaborative Consultant Group. After a break, nine round-table discussions with exhibitors will take place. The first day will conclude at 6:30 p.m. with a welcoming reception and dinner.

On Saturday, Oct. 24, a continental breakfast with exhibitors will be held from 7:30 until 8:30 a.m., followed by the second educational session, “Six MPS Mistakes Most Dealers Make,” led by Frank Topinka of National Printer Repair Network. After a break, 10 more round-table discussions with exhibitors will take place. Following the round-tables and a second break, the final educational session, “An A4 Complimentary Strategy for Today’s MPS Contracts,” will be led by Jim Buck of Impression Solutions. Prize drawings and final announcements will conclude the day's educational agenda. From 12:30 until 5:30 p.m., attendees will have free time to explore Asheville and the surrounding area. At 5:30 p.m., attendees will take enjoy the tour and dinner at Grove Park Inn.

The Fall Colors Retreat exhibiting sponsors: Balboa Capital, Brother, Buyers Lab, Carolina Wholesale, Depot International, Digitek, Epson, ESP/SurgeX, GreatAmerica Financial Services, HP (Oct. 23-24 breaks sponsor), Laser Pros International, LMI, OKI, PHSI, Print Audit, Smart Power Systems, SYNNEX, Wells Fargo and Xerox (Oct. 24 breakfast sponsor).

BTA members receive 2-for-1 registration to the Fall Colors Retreat. BTA member dealer registration is $199, which includes the Friday educational sessions and dinner/reception at the Doubletree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore, Saturday educational sessions and continental breakfast, and Saturday evening tour and dinner at Grove Park Inn. Non-member registration is $249. Registration for a spouse or guest is $79, and a child under 12 is $50. A spouse/guest or child registration includes the Friday reception and Saturday tour and dinner at Grove Park Inn.

For more information on the Fall Colors Retreat, including full session descriptions and the registration form for the event, visit http://www.bta.org/BTASoutheastEvent.

About BTA

Founded in 1926, the Business Technology Association serves office technology dealerships, resellers, manufacturers, distributors and service companies. Its core members — office technology dealerships — consult, sell and service hardware, software and supplies with the goal of helping businesses maximize their investment in devices and technology. Through the association's various educational programs, information, research, legal services, publications and guidance, BTA member dealerships are positioned to be the premier source of the office technology used by businesses throughout the United States every day. For more information on BTA, visit its Web site at www.bta.org or call (800) 505-2821. The fax number is (816) 941-4838. You may also write to: BTA, 12411 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO  64145.

Brent Hoskins / Executive Director / Business Technology Association (816) 303-4040

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