Early-bird registration open for 2013 Summit

Book today! Industry Summit returns March 17-20


LAS VEGAS (Nov. 12, 2012) – Excitement is building throughout the trading card and collectible business for the 2013 Industry Summit, the annual conference for industry professionals.

The 2013 Summit, set March 17-20 at The Orleans Hotel & Casino (www.theindustrysummit.com) , will feature more than 440 leading retailers, distributors, manufacturers, licensors and service providers – a participant increase of more than 25 percent over 2012’s wildly successful conference.

“The Summit unites our industry’s best and brightest for four days of discussion, debate and business development,’’ Summit host Kevin Isaacson said. “It has truly become a ‘can’t miss’ event for anyone invested in the trading card and sports collectible business.’’

Among the Summit’s featured events:

Sneak peeks at dozens of new products from leading trading card, gaming and collectible manufacturers, including Panini America, Topps, Upper Deck, Leaf, Tristar, Bandai, Press Pass, Onyx, Rittenhouse, Cryptozoic and many more.
Ability to engage with key league and player association contacts, including MLB, MLBPA, NBA, NFL, NFLPA, NHL and NHLPA.
Sales-focused interaction with more than 350 key buyers, including leading U.S. and Canada distributors and innovative retailers representing 40-plus states/provinces.
New for 2013: The Summit “Tech Academy’’, during which retailers and industry leaders will expand their sales via social media, email marketing, online auction and e-commerce. This segments expands on previous engagement from providers such as eBay, Amazon, Beckett Media and Constant Contact.
“You will learn so much, and hear so many great ideas, that it is impossible to implement it all right away,’’ said Rick Rollar, a leading retailer based in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Organizers and sponsors are already developing additional announcements and programs for the 2013 Summit, including headline events from key partners including Magazine Exchange, GTS Distribution, Southern Hobby Supply, All Sports Marketing, Sports Images, Universal Distribution, Peach State Wholesale, Sweet Deal, Great American Distribution, Grosnor Distribution, Gold River, Hamps and many more.

Ready to register? Visit us online at www.theindustrysummit.com. In addition, lodging is available via our hotel block at just $39 per night for premium rooms – visit www.orleanscasino.com/groups and enter the code “A3SML03”.

For more information or corporate sponsor opportunities, contact Summit host Kevin Isaacson at kisaacson@charter.net or call 715-584-4939. Or visit www.theindustrysummit.com or /*RegisterLink: Click Here to Register */