Independent Retailer Conference at ASD Market Week Introduces Speaker Line-Up

Parker, CO (February 24, 2015) – Retailers planning to attend ASD Market Week are in for an educational treat, with speakers from companies that include Yelp, Constant Contact, SnapRetail and more planning to be in attendance at the upcoming March 1-4, 2015 Independent Retailer Conference at ASD.

We have a fantastic line-up of speakers for the upcoming Independent Retailer Conference at ASD Market Week, helping show attendees gain valuable insight and ready-to-apply retail support for their individual retail stores. The entire experience is designed for ASD attendees to easily take time to learn in our 15 minute pop up sessions, as well as participate in our 60 minute break-out sessions. We also have expert tables from most of our speakers that allow attendees to get one-on-one support for their unique stores,” shares Kerry Bannigan, Co-Founder of the Independent Retailer Conference. 

Ron Cates | Constant Contact

Jim Cockrum | Jim Cockrum Coaching

William English | English Management Solutions on behalf of Intuit

David Nawrocki | Retail Studio Effect

Morgan Remmers | YELP

Ryan Russman | SnapRetail

Johnny Scharnweber | Ringo Financials

Charles Valentine | Lumiary

Cathy Wagner | RETAILMavens

Additionally, retail experts and international speakers Kizer & Bender will return for the third time to the Independent Retailer Conference to serve as event emcees. Attendees can also engage, learn and connect with Kizer & Bender, who will have their own “expert” table for show attendees to connect with them at.

The Independent Retailer Conference is one of our favorite events, as it delivers such quality eduation and support uniquely for smaller merchants – both online and off. We’re excited to return and of course, excited to be back at ASD, as well,” shares Georganne Bender of Kizer & Bender. 

To learn more about each of the speakers at the Independent Retailer Conference and review the session schedules, please click here. 

The Independent Retailer Conference is dedicated entirely to the unique lifestyle and responsibilities of retail small business owners. Their education-rich, action-packed events offer retailers, wholesalers and community leaders the chance to engage, learn and connect with retail experts, industry leaders, service providers and like-minded entrepreneurs. Attendees of ASD Market Week can expect an interactive experience that leaves them better educated and more inspired – with takeaway tools to bring back to their stores.

About Independent Retailer Conference

The Independent Retailer Conference is the nation’s only retail conference dedicated entirely to the unique lifestyle and responsibilities of independent store owners. Founded by industry veterans Nicole Leinbach Reyhle of Retail Minded & Kerry Bannigan of Nolcha Fashion Week, the Independent Retailer Conference offers independent retailers the chance to engage, learn, and connect with industry leaders while also getting inspired from retail experts, service providers and like-minded retailers from across the nation.

About ASD Market Week

ASD Market Week is a part of Emerald Expositions and based in Los Angeles, CA. ASD Market Week brings together 40,000+ attendees and 2,800 sellers in the wholesale merchandise industry. The events take place bi‐annually in March and August in Las Vegas and are the 15th and 17th largest expos in the U.S., respectively, covering over 700,000 sq/ft of exhibit space. ASD also produces regional events in New York City and Miami in the fall, which caters to the general merchandise retailers in the tri‐state New York and Florida and Caribbean area.

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