Cardboard Connection joins Summit as media partner

Cardboard Connection joins Industry Summit as official media partner

LAS VEGAS (Feb 11, 2013) – Cardboard Connection, a leading provider of information to the sports card and collectible industry and one of the most visited collectible sites on the Internet, has joined The Industry Summit as an official media partner, the companies announced today.

Under the agreement, Cardboard Connection (www.cardboardconnection.com) will play an integral role in connecting collectors with the action and excitement of the 2013 Industry Summit by way of:

·Cardboard Connection Radio, featuring hosts Doug Cataldo, Rob Bertrand and Russ Cohen, who will broadcast live from the show floor throughout the entire Summit. Their segments will feature executives from across the industry, as well as representatives from the more than 225 retailers attending this year’s event.

·Regular website and Twitter updates to the site’s 10,000+ daily visitors and 5,000+ forum members courtesy of Cardboard Connection Editor Ryan Cracknell and Head Cardboard Connection Forum Moderator Kerwin Leong.

·Cardboard Connection columnist Paul Lesko of The Simmons Law Firm, who will lead a Summit discussion on industry legal issues during the Monday and Tuesday business sessions.

“We’re excited to play such a key role in sharing The Industry Summit with our loyal and rapidly expanding audience of collectors and industry professionals,’’ said Mike Smeth, Cardboard Connection CEO. “We look forward to interacting with our many friends, business partners , and colleagues from across the Industry to share the news and excitement that the Summit delivers each year.’’

In addition, Cardboard Connection has agreed to support the Summit’s new-attendee initiative by sponsoring two Summit Retailer Scholarships. Retailers interested in applying can visit http://www.cardboardconnection.com/news/hobby-shop-owners-enter-to-win-a-2013-industry-summit-scholarship for more information.