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Join us March 15-18 in Las Vegas

The official trade conference for sports card & collectible professionals

Social media expert to debut new seminar at 2015 Industry Summit

Forbes has called Ron Cates a “digital marketing icon.” Other media outlets have called him a “social media pioneer” and the “Grandfather of email marketing.”

The award-winning business leader, who has dedicated his career to helping small business owners strengthen their relationships with customers, has agreed to make a return appearance at the 2015 Industry Summit on Sunday, March 15 – this time, debuting a brand-new social media seminar.

“I have always been grateful The Industry Summit brought me in to present a few years ago, before anyone knew who I was,” Cates said. “I am thrilled to return to Las Vegas and premiere my newest social media marketing seminar to the Summit’s retail and distribution clients.”

Cates, who serves as Constant Contact’s email and social media marketing expert, has educated more than 100,000 small businesses and has presented at hundreds of high-profile conferences and events all over the world.

Cates’ presentation will kick off the Summit’s Sunday business program, providing a valuable start to the annual gathering of more than 500 industry retailers, distributors, licensors, manufacturers and service providers.

New location: Tuscany Suites hosts ’15 Summit!

Tuscany Suites, a newer all-suites property, is the new Las Vegas home of The Industry Summit. It features large 650 sq. ft. suites in a resort setting – and best of all, the conference center provides FREE wireless internet for all Summit attendees! Tuscany’s curved pathways wind through 27 acres of lush landscape, pools, and fountains – reminiscent of the former Honolulu home of our legacy industry trade conference. Room rates start at $55 – book before Feb 14 to get our special Summit room rates. Call 1-877-TUSCAN1 and use our special discount code 13 L5 LJ!

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Who’s attending?

Recent registrants for the 2015 Summit include: Jay Dudley and Jonny Cannon from Cardiacs; Joe Davis from GotBaseballCards; Will Hannah, All Things Collectible; Dennis Worden, Triple Play Cards; Jerry and Ramona Stites, J&R’s Sports Cards; Michael and Melissa Hodges, STL Sports Cards; Rick Hubata, Dugout Zone; Robert Carson and Marc Vanderhaeghen from Trophy Box Cards; and Levi Nelson from Card Sharks Breaks.

Don’t miss out on our EARLYBIRD discount — register here today

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Key dates & times

Sunday, March 15: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Monday, March 16: 8 to 5 PM
Tuesday, March 17: 8 to 5 PM (plus, an evening bowling party for participating retailers!)
Wednesday, March 18: 8:30 to 11:30 AM