2018 Industry Summit schedule

Sunday, February 25 through Wednesday, February 28

WHY ATTEND?

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25

  • 2 – 5PM

    Registration
    Sheraton Hotel Lobby

  • 2 – 5PM

    BGS and BAS booth open for submissions
    BGS Booth

  • 2 – 5PM

    Industry Summit Auction Registration, powered by Handbid
    Handbid Booth

  • 5:30PM – 7:30PM

    Welcome Reception (sponsored by Magazine Exchange and Beckett Media)
    Sheraton Hotel

  • 8 – 10:30PM

    Trade Night at Triple Cards & Collectibles – (Plano, TX location)
    Triple Cards & Collectibles

MONDAY FEBRUARY 26

  • 7 – 11AM

    Registration
    Sheraton Hotel Lobby

  • 7 – 8AM

    Morning Welcome with GTS Distribution
    GTS Room

  • 8 – 8:15AM

    Welcome, Opening Remarks
    Main ballroom

  • 8:15 – 9:15AM

    Keynote: Jim Beckett
    Main ballroom

  • 9:15 – 10:45AM

    Social Media Panel
    Main ballroom

  • 10:45 – 11:45AM

    Email Marketing Seminar (Constant Contact/themarketinglady
    Main ballroom

  • 11:45 – NOON

    Break time

  • Noon – 1PM

    Lunch
    Sponsored by Dragon Shield

  • 11 – 1PM

    Sam’s Club
    Outside Main ballroom

  • 1PM – 2PM

    Meet the Industry pt. 1
    Main ballroom

  • 2PM – 2:30PM

    Growing the Youth Audience
    Main ballroom

  • 2:30 – 3:30PM

    Panini Meet ‘n Greet – Football
    Main ballroom

  • 3:30 – 4PM

    BREAKERS PANEL
    MAIN BALLROOM

  • 4 – 5PM

    BREAKERS EVENT
    SOUTHERN HOBBY ROOM

  • 3:30 – 4PM

    Beckett Business Solutions Meeting
    Beckett Room (2nd flr)

  • 3:30 – 4PM

    Brick & Mortar Idea Session
    TBD

  • 6PM – 11PM

    Dallas Mavericks Game – All attendees (Courtesy of Panini America)
    American Airlines Center

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

  • 7 – 8AM

    Morning Welcome with GTS Distribution
    GTS Room

  • 8 – 9AM

    Keynote: Randy Nelson
    Main ballroom

  • 9 – 9:30AM

    Selling Soccer Panel
    Main ballroom

  • 9:30 – 10:15AM

    Authentication Panel/Q&A
    Main ballroom

  • 10:15 – 11:15AM

    Panini Meet ‘n Greet – Basketball
    Main ballroom

  • 11:15 – 11:45AM

    Panini Meet ‘n Greet – Baseball, NASCAR and more…
    Main ballroom

  • 11:45 – NOON

    Break time

  • Noon – 1PM

    Lunch
    Sponsored by the NBA

  • 1 – 1:45PM

    The Balancing Act
    Main ballroom

  • 1:45 – 2:45PM

    Meet the Industry pt. 2
    Main ballroom

  • 2:45 – 3:45PM

    Leaf Presentation plus Q&A
    Main ballroom

  • 3:45 – 4:15PM

    Comics with CBCS
    Main ballroom

  • 4:30 – 11PM

    Casino Trip to Winstar
    Winstar Casino (OK)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

  • 7 – 7:45AM

    Morning Welcome with GTS Distribution
    GTS Room

  • 7:45 – 10:30AM

    GC Tour (retailers only)
    Off-site

  • 9 – 10AM

    A look ahead at the industry… (for all non-retailers)
    Main ballroom

  • 10:30 – 11:15AM

    2018 Industry Summit Awards
    Main ballroom

  • 11:15AM – NOON

    Final Thoughts…Gray’s; Anatomy of the Hobby
    Main ballroom

  • NOON

    BGS and BAS items available for pickup
    BGS/BAS Booth

  • NOON – 1pm

    Dealer Sharing Session
    Main ballroom