Magazine Exchange to host ‘Tailgate Party’ at 2013 Summit

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Retailers sporting their favorite team’s apparel will qualify for bonus prizes


LAS VEGAS (Feb 12, 2013) – When is a Tebow t-shirt, Jeter jersey or even a complete Edmonton Oilers ensemble appropriate apparel for an industry trade conference? During the new “Tailgate Party’’ hosted by Magazine Exchange and its manufacturer partners during the 2013 Industry Summit!
Magazine Exchange, a leading wholesale distributor based in Grants Pass, OR, is taking its traditional Monday luncheon at the Summit to an exciting new level. This year’s MagX Tailgate Party will feature participation and prize support from leading suppliers such as WOTC, Upper Deck, Tristar, Topps, SAGE, Rittenhouse Archives, Press Pass, Pokemon, Panini America, Max Protection, Leaf, Konami, In The Game, Cryptozoic and many more – all within a fun-filled, sports-focused theme. The event will be held Monday, March 18, during the sports collectible industry’s annual trade conference at The Orleans Hotel & Casino.

“Our entire team at Magazine Exchange has a blast working in this industry, and we want to share that enthusiasm with everyone attending The Industry Summit,’’ said Roger Barry, MagX owner.

All Summit attendees are encouraged to wear apparel from their favorite player or team to Monday’s business session – jerseys, jackets, t-shirts, hats and even helmets are welcome. The most creative, innovative and unique “team colors’’ outfits will receive bonus prize entries into MagX’s Tailgate Party giveaway – featuring great gifts from MagX’s industry leading lineup of suppliers. Retailers will earn additional prize entries during a special MagX “team contest’’ during the Tailgate Party – and savvy retailers will be able to qualify for special “early-bird’’ prizes by visiting MagX’s booth when the Summit show floor opens Sunday, March 17.

“It will be a fun way to share our love of sports – whether it’s baseball or basketball or minor-league hockey or professional wrestling,’’ Barry said. “I can’t wait to see what everyone will be wearing as they enter the Tailgate Party – it will be a great conversation starter, and will set the table for some fun prizes throughout our event.’’
In traditional Tailgate Party fashion, MagX’s luncheon will feature burgers and hot dogs with all the fixings, as well as onion rings, salads and much more