Sessions

Sunday, July 29, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

  • Room: N245
Learn the A-B-C’s of ASD Market Week. Shop like a pro, find the best margin-making merchandise, and get the 4-1-1 on all the fun, too! Hosted by ASD’s Group Attendee Acquisition Manager, Amy Sadikoff, and Global Purchasing Group’s Director, Mercedes Gonzalez....
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Amy Sadikoff
Co-Presenter
Mercedes Gonzalez
Global Purchasing Companies

    Sunday, July 29, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

    • Room: N245
    Have you been looking to start selling on Amazon.com? Here is a breakdown of exactly how to do it! You'll learn everything from the basic rules of the platform, what sells well on Amazon, and the benefits of utilizing Amazon’s FBA program to increase conversions....
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker/Presenter
    Trish Carey
    Marketing Director
    SellerEngine
    Speaker/Presenter
    Tyler Nelson
    Superhero Sellers
    Track(s)
    • Regular Session

    Sunday, July 29, 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

    • Room: Central Hall Lobby
    Before money comes mindset! Get in the mindset for success and learn the methods that other retailers are using to get serious about social media for their business – with serious results....
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker/Presenter
    Crystal Vilkaitis
    Social Edge
    Track(s)
    • Pop-Up Session

    Sunday, July 29, 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

    • Room: Central Hall Lobby
    When 80% of your company’s future revenue will come from just 20% of your existing customers, can you afford customer disengagement? Absolutely not. For many retailers, the big question remains: how do I get customers back into my store? The answer is to know them inside and out. By collecting,... Read More
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker/Presenter
    Jonathan Russell
    Springboard Retail
    Track(s)
    • Pop-Up Session

    Sunday, July 29, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    • Room: N245
    Learn the system process and metrics that you need to implement in order to succeed while using Amazon Sponsored Product ads....
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker/Presenter
    Edward Ruffin
    Seller Labs
    Track(s)
    • Regular Session

    Sunday, July 29, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

    • Room: Central Hall Lobby
    Retailers, now more than ever, need to build customer experiences in-store, online and via events that make them stand out in today’s omnichannel world. Upselling and cross-selling needs to be embedded in your business, and it should not just be something that requires a human, but rather implemented in an... Read More
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker/Presenter
    DAVID SALISBURY
    Star Micronics Corporation
    Track(s)
    • Pop-Up Session

    Sunday, July 29, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

    • Room: Central Hall Lobby
    If you think Amazon is stealing your business, you've got lots of company. Amazon has completely changed how consumers think about shopping. Sure, Amazon is gaining market share at a ridiculous rate, but you CAN wrangle business back from them by taking a clear-eyed look at what they do and... Read More
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker/Presenter
    Cathy Donovan Wagner
    RETAILMavens
    Track(s)
    • Pop-Up Session

    Sunday, July 29, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

    • Room: N245
    Go through two different business models of how to find wholesale vendors at a trade show, as well as how to analyze products to find the most profitable ones. Speakers will cover how to approach vendors, industry vocabulary, and how to overcome the dreaded "Do you sell on Amazon?" question....
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker/Presenter
    Mr.  Eddie Levine
    President
    Wholesale Breakthrough
    Speaker/Presenter
    Robyn Johnson
    Best From The Nest
    Track(s)
    • Regular Session

    Sunday, July 29, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    • Room: Blue Sky Suite, S231
    Learn the secret to creativity – not just theoretical ‘creativity’, but generating ideas and producing digital and physical products from scratch, fast. In this seminar, Katharyne and Isaac will be talking about their journey over the last five years, demystifying the ‘magic formulas’ they use to develop new products rapidly... Read More
    Speaker(s)
    Co-Presenter
    Isaac Gonzalez
    Tangent.rocks
    Co-Presenter
    Katharyne Shelton

      Sunday, July 29, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

      • Room: SourceDirect Seminar Stage
      New to SourceDirect? Learn the ins and outs of navigating the show floor and discover the tools and educational sessions available to ensure you have a profitable business experience....
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker/Presenter
      Nancy Yamada
      VIP Buyer Acquisition Director
      Emerald Expositions
      Track(s)
      • Regular Session

      Sunday, July 29, 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

      • Room: Central Hall Lobby
      Shipping and shopping go hand-in-hand nowadays, which is why an effective shipping strategy should be at the top of your priority list. Join Refund Retriever’s Founder and President as he shares five ways to help you evaluate your current shipping efforts and strengthen your parcel efficiency. Learn ways to streamline... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker/Presenter
      Mr.  Brian Gibbs
      Founder & President of Refund Retriever
      Refund Retriever, LLC
      Track(s)
      Handout(s)
      • Pop-Up Session

      Sunday, July 29, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

      • Room: N245
      With 45+ years of combined experience, four e-commerce sellers are here to share their knowledge of online selling with you. Our panelists are here to take your questions and talk about their experiences of selling online. As each has unique perspectives and different experiences, this is a great opportunity to... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Panelist
      Barbara Boschen
      CoMerchant
      Panelist
      Mr.  Eddie Levine
      President
      Wholesale Breakthrough
      Panelist
      Robyn Johnson
      Best From The Nest
      Panelist
      Tyler Nelson
      Superhero Sellers
      Track(s)
      • Regular Session

      Sunday, July 29, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

      • Room: Central Hall Lobby
      Do you know what your customers really want? You should! Join consumer anthropologists Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender and learn what it takes to be successful in today’s crazy and competitive retail marketplace. You’ll learn: what customers with endless shopping choices expect from a trip to your store; how to... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Co-Presenter
      Georganne Bender
      Partner
      KIZER & BENDER Speaking
      Co-Presenter
      Rich Kizer
      Kizer & Bender
      Track(s)
      • Keynote

      Sunday, July 29, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

      • Room: SourceDirect Seminar Stage
      This session will cover the fundamentals of sourcing your products overseas. The panel will share their varied expertise covering the process of finding new suppliers, supply chain strategies as well as the art of negotiation, and legal issues for newcomers to the industry....
      Speaker(s)
      Moderator
      Brandon Andrews
      The Private Label Insider
      Panelist
      Chad Schofield
      BoxC Logistics
      Panelist
      Farah Bhatti
      Buchalter
      Panelist
      Jeffrey Erdheim
      Executive Vice President
      P/Kaufmann Home
      Panelist
      Jim Ullum
      Managing Partner & COO
      Source International
      Panelist
      Nathan Resnick
      Sourcify
      Track(s)
      • Panel

      Sunday, July 29, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

      • Room: S114
      Forbes predicts the CBD industry will grow to 7.6 billion dollars. Are you interested in getting in on the action? Attend this session to learn about CBD and opportunities to include them in your retail store – ultimately increasing sales....
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker/Presenter
      Stacy Self
      Miracle Nutritional Products

        Sunday, July 29, 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

        • Room: Central Hall Lobby
        Technology today can provide everything from massages to cab rides. It preoccupies – and distracts – most of our waking moments. We have multiple generations struggling with their “feelings” and what to do with them bringing issues ranging from bias and discrimination, to being unable to handle feedback. Often times,... Read More
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker/Presenter
        Terry Hawkins
        Progress Retail
        Track(s)
        • Pop-Up Session

        Sunday, July 29, 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

        • Room: Central Hall Lobby
        Gen Z are the new kids on the block. Though younger than Millennials, this group already has $143 billion in buying power. This 15-minute presentation will cover how retailers can target Gen Z shoppers by breaking down who they are, what they like, and how to reach them....
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker/Presenter
        Meaghan Brophy
        Independent Retailer
        Independent Retailer & Sumner Communications
        Track(s)
        • Pop-Up Session

        Sunday, July 29, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

        • Room: N245
        Cash flow is a problem many sellers face. Profit First is a method of cash flow management that works with human behavior. Cyndi has been implementing Profit First with e-commerce sellers for 4 years, helping e-commerce clients set up and understand the difference between Inventory cash flow and Operating cash... Read More
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker/Presenter
        Cyndi Thomason
        BooksKeep
        Track(s)
        • Regular Session

        Sunday, July 29, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

        • Room: S114
        Speaker(s)
        • Regular Session

        Sunday, July 29, 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

        • Room: Central Hall Lobby
        Want to save time? Want to increase productivity? Want to strengthen multi-channel sales? This 15 minute power session will share how to gain insight on re-pricing, FBA, drop shipping and more. You’ll learn the tools you need to know about how to incorporate automation into your business while saving time... Read More
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker/Presenter
        Tim Bildstein
        Sales Manager
        SellerActive
        Track(s)
        • Pop-Up Session

        Sunday, July 29, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

        • Room: N246
        This session is in Spanish. América Latina tiene un mercado que ofrece una gran oportunidad. Carlos Marquez, un empresario exitoso en México y Estados Unidos, comparte todo lo que necesita saber sobre el panorama empresarial hispano. Aprenda cómo vender en línea en Latinoamérica, el gigante dormido....
        Speaker(s)
        Keynote
        Carlos Marquez
        • Keynote

        Sunday, July 29, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

        • Room: Central Hall Lobby
        Retailers are busy folks…but you already know that. Technology can offer support that the human touch alone simply can’t accomplish. Discover which technologies can best support busy merchants while also hearing from industry experts – including savvy retailers – on ways to strengthen your business operations, sales, shipping, marketing and... Read More
        Speaker(s)
        Panelist
        Mr.  Brian Gibbs
        Founder & President of Refund Retriever
        Refund Retriever, LLC
        Panelist
        Jasmine Glasheen
        Retail Minded
        Panelist
        John Lawson
        ColderICE Media
        Panelist
        Nicole Leinbach Reyhle
        Retail Minded
        Track(s)
        Handout(s)
        • Panel

        Sunday, July 29, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

        • Room: N245
        Learn more about the eBay and Jet marketplaces and why it is important to diversify in the online marketplace....
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker/Presenter
        Barbara Boschen
        CoMerchant
        Moderator
        Ms  Danielle Fritz
        Owner
        Pi Style Boutique
        Speaker/Presenter
        Kathy Terrill
        I Love To Be Selling
        Track(s)
        • Regular Session

        Sunday, July 29, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

        • Room: SourceDirect Seminar Stage
        One of the most difficult steps for many in starting to source direct is knowing which private label product to bring to market that will have success. With millions of products and tens of thousands of suppliers, sourcing can be challenging unless you know what the market is wanting. In... Read More
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker/Presenter
        Brandon Andrews
        The Private Label Insider
        Track(s)
        • Regular Session

        Sunday, July 29, 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

        • Room: Central Hall Lobby
        Time is money – and you want as much of both as possible! Learn how to manage your most precious resource, your time, when it comes to marketing your store using social media. In this 15-minute session you’ll learn tactics to mainstream your social media efforts so that you have... Read More
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker/Presenter
        Crystal Vilkaitis
        Social Edge
        Track(s)
        • Pop-Up Session

        Sunday, July 29, 4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

        • Room: Central Hall Lobby
        Inventory management is key for profitability in retail. Disappointing customers by missing trends or not meeting their demands puts retailers in a serious deficit when they have to rely on reactive discounting. Consumers have high expectations, demanding inventory visibility in real-time across all channels and wanting to be able to... Read More
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker/Presenter
        Jonathan Russell
        Springboard Retail
        Track(s)
        • Pop-Up Session

        Sunday, July 29, 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

        • Room: Central Hall Lobby
        Innovation is a collective effort. Give your employees incentive to contribute to the company vision to help generate new ideas, plus gain realistic ways to strengthen your leadership and employee engagement....
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker/Presenter
        Dennis O’Keefe
        Workful
        Track(s)
        • Pop-Up Session

        Sunday, July 29, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

        • Room: N246
        Latin America has a market that offers tremendous opportunity. Carlos Marquez, successful entrepreneur and businessman, is sharing everything you need to know about the Hispanic business landscape. Learn about selling online to Latin America, the sleeping giant. This session is in English....
        Speaker(s)
        Keynote
        Carlos Marquez
        • Keynote

        Sunday, July 29, 5:15 PM - 5:30 PM

        • Room: Central Hall Lobby
        It’s your single largest expense - and your most important one. Are you using your inventory to grow your business? Or is it strangling you? You work hard to make good decisions about how much to order and when to bring it in. Do you know the connection between... Read More
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker/Presenter
        Cathy Donovan Wagner
        RETAILMavens
        Track(s)
        • Pop-Up Session

        Monday, July 30, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

        • Room: N245
        Learn the A-B-C’s of ASD Market Week. Shop like a pro, find the best margin-making merchandise, and get the 4-1-1 on all the fun, too! Hosted by ASD’s Group Attendee Acquisition Manager, Amy Sadikoff, and Global Purchasing Group’s Director, Mercedes Gonzalez....
        Speaker(s)
        Co-Presenter
        Amy Sadikoff
        Co-Presenter
        Mercedes Gonzalez
        Global Purchasing Companies

          Monday, July 30, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

          • Room: N241
          The customer, competition, and retail industry has changed – what will it take for YOU to change? Stay up-to-date with your online marketing, SEO, and web productivity. Learn best practices and tools to take advantage of readily available opportunities. ...
          Speaker(s)
          Speaker/Presenter
          Jeff Thornton
          • Regular Session

          Monday, July 30, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

          • Room: SourceDirect Seminar Stage
          This session will cover the fundamentals to help aid you through the sourcing process. The panel will discuss in-depth the quality control process, legal contracts, and logistics of getting the products from the factory to your warehouse....
          Speaker(s)
          Panelist
          Farah Bhatti
          Buchalter
          Panelist
          Jeffrey Erdheim
          Executive Vice President
          P/Kaufmann Home
          Moderator
          Josh Cherin
          GMPC
          Panelist
          Kimberly Daniels
          CEO
          Mercantile Logistics & International Trade, Inc.
          Panelist
          Rachel Greer Ex-Amazon Insider
          Cascadia Solutions
          Track(s)
          • Panel

          Monday, July 30, 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

          • Room: Central Hall Lobby
          Time is money – and you want as much of both as possible! Learn how to manage your most precious resource, your time, when it comes to marketing your store using social media. In this 15-minute session you’ll learn tactics to mainstream your social media efforts so that you have... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Speaker/Presenter
          Crystal Vilkaitis
          Social Edge
          Track(s)
          • Pop-Up Session

          Monday, July 30, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

          • Room: N245
          Learn more about using Amazon Data to launch private label products successfully that other people are overlooking....
          Speaker(s)
          Speaker/Presenter
          Liran Hirschkorn
          Ecommerce Entrepreneur & Consultant
          Amazing Freedom
          Track(s)
          • Regular Session

          Monday, July 30, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

          • Room: N243
          Springboard Retail is cloud-based POS software designed by retailers, for retail, built specifically for growing multi-store, multi-channel brands. The software is easy-to-use and delivers actionable, real-time data giving retailers the agility they need to sell more, profitably. You’ll learn how Springboard Retail drives sales and margins with full inventory and... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Speaker/Presenter
          Jonathan Russell
          Springboard Retail
          Track(s)
          • Breakout

          Monday, July 30, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

          • Room: Central Hall Lobby
          Want to save time? Want to increase productivity? Want to strengthen multi-channel sales? This 15 minute power session will share how to gain insight on re-pricing, FBA, drop shipping and more. You’ll learn the tools you need to know about how to incorporate automation into your business while saving time... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Speaker/Presenter
          Tim Bildstein
          Sales Manager
          SellerActive
          Track(s)
          • Pop-Up Session

          Monday, July 30, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

          • Room: Central Hall Lobby
          Retailers, now more than ever, need to build customer experiences in-store, online and via events that make them stand out in today’s omnichannel world. Upselling and cross-selling needs to be embedded in your business, and it should not just be something that requires a human, but rather implemented in an... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Speaker/Presenter
          DAVID SALISBURY
          Star Micronics Corporation
          Track(s)
          • Pop-Up Session

          Monday, July 30, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

          • Room: N245
          Learn how to use social media to help drive sales directly through ads and by cultivating your following....
          Speaker(s)
          Speaker/Presenter
          John Lawson
          ColderICE Media
          Track(s)
          • Regular Session

          Monday, July 30, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

          • Room: SourceDirect Seminar Stage
          Starting to sell online WITHOUT a strong brand strategy could be potentially disastrous, unless you have the right strategy in place to protect your brand. In this session, we will build out a brand strategy to keep your brand safe, while also uncovering how to compete with large marketplaces like... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Speaker/Presenter
          Brandon Andrews
          The Private Label Insider
          Speaker/Presenter
          Cyndi Thomason
          BooksKeep
          Track(s)
          • Regular Session

          Monday, July 30, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

          • Room: Blue Sky Suite, S231
          Want to learn more about publishing a book? Join this free workshop, where Katharyne and Isaac will walk you through the whole process of publishing your unique book in one hour. Feel free to simply come and listen, or come with a laptop and an Amazon CreateSpace account set up... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Co-Presenter
          Isaac Gonzalez
          Tangent.rocks
          Co-Presenter
          Katharyne Shelton
          • Regular Session

          Monday, July 30, 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

          • Room: Central Hall Lobby
          Shipping is among the top ways to help your business thrive in the year ahead – particularly when you consider 95% of Americans shop online each year. With this in mind, managing your shipping priorities to save money on your parcel overhead and increase efficiency in your shipping efforts should... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Speaker/Presenter
          Mr.  Brian Gibbs
          Founder & President of Refund Retriever
          Refund Retriever, LLC
          Track(s)
          Handout(s)
          • Pop-Up Session

          Monday, July 30, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

          • Room: N243
          How long have you been trying to create a sales event that creates urgency and gets people to come to your store? There is a science to moving the most product and putting the most cash in your pocket. If you're guessing, you’re losing money. Cathy Donovan Wagner knows because... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Speaker/Presenter
          Cathy Donovan Wagner
          RETAILMavens
          Track(s)
          • Breakout

          Monday, July 30, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

          • Room: N245
          In this Panel, we will be taking you through some of the tactics that can help keep you ahead of the herd as you produce private label products....
          Speaker(s)
          Panelist
          Jing Gao
          Gingio Distribution
          Panelist
          John Lawson
          ColderICE Media
          Panelist
          Liran Hirschkorn
          Ecommerce Entrepreneur & Consultant
          Amazing Freedom
          Panelist
          Trish Carey
          Marketing Director
          SellerEngine
          Track(s)
          • Regular Session

          Monday, July 30, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

          • Room: Central Hall Lobby
          What are the latest updates and releases in social media? What can you expect when it comes to marketing your business in the future on social media? You will learn about the latest social media features that you should be taking advantage of, what the current landscape of social... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Speaker/Presenter
          Crystal Vilkaitis
          Social Edge
          Track(s)
          • Keynote

          Monday, July 30, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

          • Room: SourceDirect Seminar Stage
          Learn to find private label opportunities, navigate partnerships and create a great product in the new world....
          Speaker(s)
          Speaker/Presenter
          Josh Cherin
          GMPC
          Track(s)
          • Panel

          Monday, July 30, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

          • Room: S114
          Earl L. Mindell R.Ph., M.H., Ph.D. is an internationally recognized expert on Nutrition, Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids and Herbal Remedies. Dr. Mindell is often called the “Father of the Nutritional Revolution.” In this session, learn a simple guide to using powerful and proven health benefits of CBD from Dr. Mindell. ...
          Speaker(s)
          Speaker/Presenter
          Dr.  Earl Mindell

            Monday, July 30, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

            • Room: N243
            Why would you want to sell on multiple channels, plus how can you expand to multiple selling channels, and what will you need to get started? Join SellerActive and learn how to get started and what success looks like....
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            Jason Harra
            SellerActive
            Track(s)
            • Breakout

            Monday, July 30, 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

            • Room: Central Hall Lobby
            With over 171 million active global buyers, eBay connects millions of buyers and sellers around the world, helping them to find their version of perfect. Jacob Hunter, Seller Acquisition at eBay, will share three simple steps to selling as well as some of the key benefits of a partnership with... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Co-Presenter
            Jacob Hunter
            eBay
            Co-Presenter
            Ravi Dhanjee
            eBay
            Track(s)
            • Pop-Up Session

            Monday, July 30, 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

            • Room: Central Hall Lobby
            The notoriously tricky Millennial demographic gets a bad rap in headlines. The truth is, Millennials are good for retail. During this 15-minute presentation, we’ll discuss how and where Millennials shop, what they buy, and how retailers can stay competitive....
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            Meaghan Brophy
            Independent Retailer
            Independent Retailer & Sumner Communications
            Track(s)
            • Pop-Up Session

            Monday, July 30, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

            • Room: N245
            Wholesale in 2018 is nothing like it was in 2012. Brands are looking for partners that they can trust and who can offer them value in exchange for being able to sell their products online. In this presentation, Eddie, President and co-founder of Wholesale Breakthrough, will be sharing strategies on... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            Mr.  Eddie Levine
            President
            Wholesale Breakthrough
            Track(s)
            • Regular Session

            Monday, July 30, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

            • Room: SourceDirect Seminar Stage
            Your image is everything and the same is true about your brand. Staying competitive on any sales channel relies heavily on the brand image you create that separates your products from others on the market. In this session, we will cover the core components of your brand image and how... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            NATHAN COLBA
            FREEDOM SHARK
            Track(s)
            • Regular Session

            Monday, July 30, 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

            • Room: Central Hall Lobby
            How did your last merchandising and marketing campaign go? Was it planned meticulously, rolled out in a staged fashion with all stakeholders involved? Did it go off without a hitch, and were the results as expected? If so, this session is not for you. In a world moving faster and... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            Raymond Riley
            Progress Retail
            Track(s)
            • Pop-Up Session

            Monday, July 30, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

            • Room: N243
            Most small business owners start out with an interest or passion for their given trade, but don’t anticipate all of the other responsibilities that come with running a business. Learn easy tips to increase time spent growing your business instead of being overwhelmed by manual processes. Hear from Dennis O’... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            Dennis O’Keefe
            Workful
            Track(s)
            • Breakout

            Monday, July 30, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

            • Room: Central Hall Lobby
            Join Retail Minded’s Nicole Reyhle as she leads a discussion on how to best support and better understand woman consumers. Gain insight from Jasmine Glasheen – a retail researcher and a Millennial herself – as well as other woman consumers from various generations in an effort to best support this... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Panelist
            Georganne Bender
            Partner
            KIZER & BENDER Speaking
            Panelist
            Jasmine Glasheen
            Retail Minded
            Panelist
            Nicole Leinbach Reyhle
            Retail Minded
            Track(s)
            • Panel

            Monday, July 30, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

            • Room: N245
            Walk away understanding the advantages and disadvantages of the different channels. You'll also learn what pieces fit together, and how you can penetrate and remain competitive in a changing Amazon Marketplace....
            Speaker(s)
            Co-Presenter
            Avraham Eisenberg
            O
            Thimes Solutions Inc
            Co-Presenter
            Ms  Danielle Fritz
            Owner
            Pi Style Boutique
            Moderator
            Kathy Terrill
            I Love To Be Selling
            Track(s)
            • Regular Session

            Monday, July 30, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

            • Room: SourceDirect Seminar Stage
            Studies have shown when the consumer has a positive retail experience they are more likely to shop for the product or brand online than take a risk on an unknown without the experience. With online competition being price driven and the margins after all the fees are paid getting smaller... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            Mercedes Gonzalez
            Global Purchasing Companies
            Track(s)
            • Regular Session

            Monday, July 30, 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

            • Room: Central Hall Lobby
            Inventory management is key for profitability in retail. Disappointing customers by missing trends or not meeting their demand puts retailers in a serious deficit when they have to rely on reactive discounting. Consumers have high expectations, demanding inventory visibility in real-time across all channels and wanting to be able to... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            Jonathan Russell
            Springboard Retail
            Track(s)
            • Pop-Up Session

            Monday, July 30, 4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

            • Room: Central Hall Lobby
            It’s your single largest expense - and your most important one. Are you using your inventory to grow your business? Or is it strangling you? You work hard to make good decisions about how much to order and when to bring it in. Do you know the connection between... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            Cathy Donovan Wagner
            RETAILMavens
            Track(s)
            • Pop-Up Session

            Monday, July 30, 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

            • Room: Central Hall Lobby
            Want to save time? Want to increase productivity? Want to strengthen multi-channel sales? This 15 minute power session will share how to gain insight on re-pricing, FBA, drop shipping and more. You’ll learn the tools you need to know about how to incorporate automation into your business while saving time... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            Tim Bildstein
            Sales Manager
            SellerActive
            Track(s)
            • Pop-Up Session

            Monday, July 30, 5:15 PM - 5:30 PM

            • Room: Central Hall Lobby
            Looking to strengthen your company's internal experience...as well as your employees' work performance? Your company’s culture will influence every aspect of your employees’ workday. Learn tips to increase employee satisfaction that often leads to increased productivity....
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            Dennis O’Keefe
            Workful
            Track(s)
            • Pop-Up Session

            Monday, July 30, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

            • Room: Central Hall Lobby
            In today's business world, the chain of command is becoming shorter where manufacturers are going directly to consumers. With just a click of a button, consumers can have products at their doorstep, including diamonds and fine jewelry. Tanya will speak on the trends and the buying behaviors of jewelry and... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Assessor
            Tanya Parikh
            Janvier (divsion of K R Gems)
            Track(s)
            • Pop-Up Session

            Tuesday, July 31, 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

            • Room: Central Hall Lobby
            Gen Z are the new kids on the block. Though younger than Millennials, this group already has $143 billion in buying power. This 15-minute presentation will cover how retailers can target Gen Z shoppers by breaking down who they are, what they like, and how to reach them....
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            Meaghan Brophy
            Independent Retailer
            Independent Retailer & Sumner Communications
            Track(s)
            • Pop-Up Session

            Tuesday, July 31, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

            • Room: SourceDirect Seminar Stage
            To be successful buying in China there are some key practices that are critical to avoid common pitfalls and to drive good purchasing decisions. With a highly developed infrastructure and the most diverse availability of raw materials in Asia, China is likely to remain a primary manufacturing center for all... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            Jim Ullum
            Managing Partner & COO
            Source International
            Track(s)
            • Regular Session

            Tuesday, July 31, 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

            • Room: Central Hall Lobby
            Often referred to as a “service fee” or “handling charge”, surcharges are additional expenses applied on top of already existing shipping fees. Varying from temporary surcharges – such as holiday surcharges applied during peak shipping periods – to permanent fees ranging from fuel surcharges to large package surcharges, there is... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            Mr.  Brian Gibbs
            Founder & President of Refund Retriever
            Refund Retriever, LLC
            Track(s)
            • Pop-Up Session

            Tuesday, July 31, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

            • Room: N245
            Discover how to make your brand stand out in a crowded marketplace, and be well informed when researching, sourcing, and listing new products. Learn how to reach new customers and keep them coming back. We will cover competitive analysis on Amazon, how to maximize your brand to reach a global... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            George Lawrence
            CEO
            MerchantWords
            Track(s)
            • Regular Session

            Tuesday, July 31, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

            • Room: Central Hall Lobby
            How long have you been trying to create a sales event that creates urgency and gets people to come to your store? There is a science to moving the most product and putting the most cash in your pocket. If you're guessing, you’re losing money. Cathy Donovan Wagner knows because... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            Cathy Donovan Wagner
            RETAILMavens
            Track(s)
            • Breakout

            Tuesday, July 31, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

            • Room: Central Hall Lobby
            Learn how to unlock more sales and boost your item visibility on eBay with Promoted Listings. Theresa Cox, a long time eBay seller, will share tips on how Promoted Listings has helped her drive success on the eBay platform. It’s time to take your online business to the next level!...
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            Theresa Cox
            eBay
            Track(s)
            • Pop-Up Session

            Tuesday, July 31, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

            • Room: N245
            In this session, we will be going over some of the things that you must know as a manufacturer, inventor, and/or brand owner. This includes basic Amazon SEO, PPC Best practices, and some powerful programs you might not know about. We will also cover what brand registry does and does... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            Robyn Johnson
            Best From The Nest
            Track(s)
            • Regular Session

            Tuesday, July 31, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

            • Room: SourceDirect Seminar Stage
            This panel is ideal for those who are currently sourcing direct from a factory or agent and receving damaged product. Learn from experts how to manage your factory from afar and get the product quality you expect and review the logistics of getting the products from the factory to your... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Panelist
            Brandon Andrews
            The Private Label Insider
            Panelist
            Chad Schofield
            BoxC Logistics
            Panelist
            CJ Rosenbaum
            Amazon
            Panelist
            Jeffrey Erdheim
            Executive Vice President
            P/Kaufmann Home
            Moderator
            Josh Cherin
            GMPC
            Track(s)
            • Panel

            Tuesday, July 31, 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

            • Room: Central Hall Lobby
            Inventory management is key for profitability in retail. Disappointing customers by missing trends or not meeting their demand puts retailers in a serious deficit when they have to rely on reactive discounting. Consumers have high expectations, demanding inventory visibility in real time across all channels and want to be able... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            Jonathan Russell
            Springboard Retail
            Track(s)
            • Regular Session

            Tuesday, July 31, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

            • Room: N243
            Why is it that some retailers can outperform everyone, while others struggle to make even last year’s results?  By breaking through the limiting professional and personal barriers of the retail mindset, Terry Hawkins is able to show how to achieve impressive increases by changing patterns and past behaviors. It’s hard... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            TERRY HAWKINS
            PROGRESS RETAIL
            Track(s)
            • Breakout

            Tuesday, July 31, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

            • Room: N245
            Overwhelmed by operating and growing your Amazon store? Want help, but don't want to break the bank? Nathan Hirsch sold over $25 million on Amazon utilizing Amazon freelancers. Learn how he hired and set up his Amazon freelance army....
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            Mr.  Nathan Hirsch
            CEO
            FreeeUp
            Track(s)
            Handout(s)
            • Regular Session

            Tuesday, July 31, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

            • Room: Central Hall Lobby
            When was the last time you gave your store a fresh coat of paint, new carpeting or simply spiffed up the sales floor? Last year? Five years ago? Never? Well, if a complete remodel isn’t in the cards any time soon, you won’t want to miss this presentation! You’ll learn:... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Co-Presenter
            Georganne Bender
            Partner
            KIZER & BENDER Speaking
            Co-Presenter
            Rich Kizer
            Kizer & Bender
            Track(s)
            • Keynote

            Tuesday, July 31, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

            • Room: SourceDirect Seminar Stage
            This interactive Q&A allows attendees to ask the panelists questions pertaining to sourcing and importing. Experts will address questions from the audience as well as answer questions that arose in previous seminar discussions leading up to this Q&A. We encourage an interactive dialogue where no sourcing topics are off limits.... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Panelist
            Aasheesh Shravah
            Counsel
            Tarter Krinsky & Drogin
            Moderator
            Brandon Andrews
            The Private Label Insider
            Panelist
            Jeffrey Erdheim
            Executive Vice President
            P/Kaufmann Home
            Panelist
            Jim Ullum
            Managing Partner & COO
            Source International
            Panelist
            Josh Cherin
            GMPC
            Track(s)
            • Panel

            Tuesday, July 31, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

            • Room: S114
            The CBD industry is rapidly growing. In this session, David Zeuner, CEO of Miracle Nutritional Products, will share how to use a scientific system to determine the potential for any CBD products’ success. ...
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            David Zeuner
            Miracle Nutritional Products

              Tuesday, July 31, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

              • Room: N243
              Why would you want to sell on multiple channels, and how can you expand to multiple selling channels? What will you need to get started? Join SellerActive and learn where to begin and what success looks like....
              Speaker(s)
              Speaker/Presenter
              Jason Harra
              SellerActive
              Track(s)
              • Breakout

              Tuesday, July 31, 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

                Retailers, now more than ever, need to build customer experiences in-store, online and via events that make them stand out in today’s omnichannel world. Upselling and cross-selling needs to be embedded in your business, and it should not just be something that requires a human, but rather implemented in an... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker/Presenter
                DAVID SALISBURY
                Star Micronics Corporation
                Track(s)
                • Pop-Up Session

                Tuesday, July 31, 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

                • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                Shipping is among the top ways to help your business thrive in the year ahead – particularly when you consider 95% of Americans shop online each year. With this in mind, managing your shipping priorities to save money on your parcel overhead and increase efficiency in your shipping efforts should... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker/Presenter
                Mr.  Brian Gibbs
                Founder & President of Refund Retriever
                Refund Retriever, LLC
                Track(s)
                Handout(s)
                • Pop-Up Session

                Tuesday, July 31, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

                • Room: N245
                eBay Open was just last week. Learn from one of eBay's well-known influencers exactly what changes were announced and how they should affect the way you sell on eBay....
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker/Presenter
                Jason Smith
                Tiki Pug
                Track(s)
                • Regular Session

                Tuesday, July 31, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                • Room: SourceDirect Seminar Stage
                A simple mistake like a wrong line on your customs paperwork can cost you thousands. Attend this session to learn from an expert customs broker on making sure your paperwork is correct, using a C-TPAT certified transportation company, and engaging a knowledgeable customs broker as well as the set up... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker/Presenter
                Kimberly Daniels
                CEO
                Mercantile Logistics & International Trade, Inc.
                Track(s)
                • Regular Session

                Tuesday, July 31, 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

                • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                Open To Buy is a tool that creates big improvements in cash flow and profits. Learn exactly what it is and if you need it. What difference would it make in your store if you had accurate consumer demand predictions? What metrics should you be looking at? Also, you’ll see... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker/Presenter
                Cathy Donovan Wagner
                RETAILMavens
                Track(s)
                • Pop-Up Session

                Tuesday, July 31, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

                • Room: N243
                Springboard Retail is cloud-based POS software designed by retailers for retail, built specifically for growing multi-store, multi-channel brands. The software is easy-to-use and delivers actionable real-time data giving retailers the agility they need to sell more, profitably. Springboard Retail gives retailers the edge to compete and is revered by customers... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker/Presenter
                Jonathan Russell
                Springboard Retail
                Track(s)
                • Breakout

                Tuesday, July 31, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

                • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                Join industry leaders as they discuss what’s hot, what’s not and what you need to know to help your retail business thrive in a competitive marketplace. From online selling to in-store strategies to how technology such as AI and more will impact retail and consumers alike…this is a not-to-miss panel... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Panelist
                Nicole Leinbach Reyhle
                Retail Minded
                Track(s)
                • Panel

                Tuesday, July 31, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

                • Room: N245
                Discover why you should build a marketing brand (instead of just relying on Amazon marketing), what Facebook Messenger is and what all the buzz is about, the powerful 3-phase approach to building a bot, and how to use Messenger to help you accomplish the 3 R's: Relevancy, Ranking and Reviews....
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker/Presenter
                Michelle Smith
                Amazon Bot Master
                Your Marketing Therapy
                Track(s)
                • Regular Session

                Tuesday, July 31, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

                • Room: SourceDirect Seminar Stage
                In this session, an IP attorney will explain patents, trademarks and copyrights, and will cover the most common intellectual property issues faced by consumer products businesses.  This will include how to prevent companies from copying your products, ensure you do not infringe other’s intellectual property, how to sell the hottest... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker/Presenter
                Aasheesh Shravah
                Counsel
                Tarter Krinsky & Drogin
                Track(s)
                • Regular Session

                Tuesday, July 31, 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

                • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                Help identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats impeding your sales growth. Results end up driving shifts within your company from marketing to employee management and more....
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker/Presenter
                Dennis O’Keefe
                Workful
                Track(s)
                • Pop-Up Session

                Tuesday, July 31, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

                • Room: N245
                Strategies and methods to scale your online business. We will go over a survival guide to growing your presence....
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker/Presenter
                Alexander Schreck
                Business Development
                Solvature Inc.
                Track(s)
                • Regular Session

                Tuesday, July 31, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                • Room: N243
                What are the latest updates and releases in social media? What can you can expect when it comes to marketing your business in the future on social media? You will learn about the latest social media features that you should be taking advantage of, what the current landscape of... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker/Presenter
                Crystal Vilkaitis
                Social Edge
                Track(s)
                • Breakout

                Tuesday, July 31, 4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

                • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                Retailers, now more than ever, need to build customer experiences in-store, online and via events that make them stand out in today’s omnichannel world. Upselling and cross-selling needs to be embedded in your business, and it should not just be something that requires a human, but rather implemented in an... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker/Presenter
                DAVID SALISBURY
                Star Micronics Corporation
                Track(s)

                  Tuesday, July 31, 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

                  • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                  Want to save time? Want to increase productivity? Want to strengthen multi-channel sales? This 15 minute power session will share how to gain insight on re-pricing, FBA, drop shipping and more. You’ll learn the tools you need to know about how to incorporate automation into your business while saving time... Read More
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker/Presenter
                  Tim Bildstein
                  Sales Manager
                  SellerActive
                  Track(s)
                  • Pop-Up Session

                  Tuesday, July 31, 5:15 PM - 5:30 PM

                  • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                  The stores of the future that will survive and thrive require a new approach to retail front-line management, including being empowered with information, and managed and led by competent individuals. The retail talent war has already begun. You’ll learn best practice tips for developing store managers of the future and... Read More
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker/Presenter
                  Raymond Riley
                  Progress Retail
                  Track(s)
                  • Pop-Up Session

                  Wednesday, August 01, 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

                  • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                  Innovation is a collective effort. Give your employees incentive to contribute to the company vision to help generate new ideas, plus gain realistic ways to strengthen your leadership and employee engagement....
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker/Presenter
                  Dennis O’Keefe
                  Workful
                  Track(s)
                  • POD

                  Wednesday, August 01, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

                  • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                  If you think Amazon is stealing your business, you've got lots of company. Amazon has completely changed how consumers think about shopping. Sure, Amazon is gaining market share at a ridiculous rate, but you CAN wrangle business back from them by taking a clear-eyed look at what they do and... Read More
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker/Presenter
                  Cathy Donovan Wagner
                  RETAILMavens
                  Track(s)
                  • Pop-Up Session

                  Wednesday, August 01, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

                  • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                  Technology today can provide everything from massages to cab rides. It preoccupies – and distracts – most of our waking moments. We have multiple generations struggling with their “feelings” and what to do with them bringing issues ranging from bias and discrimination, to being unable to handle feedback. Often times,... Read More
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker/Presenter
                  Terry Hawkins
                  Progress Retail
                  Track(s)
                  • Pop-Up Session

                  Wednesday, August 01, 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

                  • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                  Before money comes mindset! Get in the mindset for success and learn the methods that other retailers are using to get serious about social media for their business – with serious results....
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker/Presenter
                  Crystal Vilkaitis
                  Social Edge
                  Track(s)
                  • Pop-Up Session

                  Wednesday, August 01, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

                  • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                  In the 3.2 trillion dollar world of retail, e-commerce is the fastest growing segment. What exactly is fueling this massive growth and where is it heading? Get an analysis of the e-commerce industry by John Lawson, one of the most pluggediin commerce experts in America. In this session we will... Read More
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker/Presenter
                  John Lawson
                  ColderICE Media
                  Track(s)
                  • Keynote

                  Wednesday, August 01, 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

                  • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                  Want to save time? Want to increase productivity? Want to strengthen multi-channel sales? This 15 minute power session will share how to gain insight on re-pricing, FBA, drop shipping and more. You’ll learn the tools you need to know about how to incorporate automation into your business while saving time... Read More
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker/Presenter
                  Tim Bildstein
                  Sales Manager
                  SellerActive
                  Track(s)
                  • Pop-Up Session

                  Wednesday, August 01, 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

                  • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                  Do you really KNOW your business? Do you understand why customers come back through your doors? Or why they don’t? Do you collect the right data? And are you prioritizing how you use that data to drive decision making? Retail is changing dramatically and competing today means staying agile, pivoting... Read More
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker/Presenter
                  Jonathan Russell
                  Springboard Retail
                  Track(s)
                  • Pop-Up Session

                  Wednesday, August 01, 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

                  • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                  How did your last merchandising and marketing campaign go? Was it planned meticulously, rolled out in a staged fashion with all stakeholders involved? Did it go off without a hitch, and were the results as expected? If so, this session is not for you. In a world moving faster and... Read More
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker/Presenter
                  Raymond Riley
                  Progress Retail
                  Track(s)
                  • POD

                  Wednesday, August 01, 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

                  • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                  Looking to strengthen your company's internal experience...as well as your employees' work performance? Your company’s culture will influence every aspect of your employees’ workday. Learn tips to increase employee satisfaction that often leads to increased productivity....
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker/Presenter
                  Dennis O’Keefe
                  Workful
                  Track(s)
                  • Pop-Up Session

                  Wednesday, August 01, 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

                  • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                  Retailers, now more than ever, need to build customer experiences in-store, online and via events that make them stand out in today’s omnichannel world. Upselling and cross-selling needs to be embedded in your business, and it should not just be something that requires a human, but rather implemented in an... Read More
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker/Presenter
                  DAVID SALISBURY
                  Star Micronics Corporation
                  Track(s)
                  • Pop-Up Session
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