Get ready! 2014 Summit is set March 16-19!

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 8, 2013) – Excitement is building throughout the trading card and collectible business for the 2014 Industry Summit, the annual conference for industry professionals.

The 5th annual Summit, set March 16-19 at The Orleans Hotel & Casino, will feature engagement from more than 500 leading retailers, distributors, manufacturers, licensors and service providers – unquestionably the largest industry gathering of its kind.

“The Summit brings our industry’s best and brightest together 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 licensed trading card and collectible manufacturers.

·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 400 key buyers, including leading U.S. and Canada distributors and innovative retailers representing 40-plus states/provinces.

·Expanded for 2014: The Summit “Tech Academy’’, during which retailers and industry leaders will expand their sales via social media, email marketing, online auction and e-commerce. Last year’s event featured key presentations from eBay, COMC, 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..

Early-bird registration is available now through Jan. 15 at www.theindustrysummit.com