Independent Retailer Conference Welcomes All-Star Line-Up of Speakers at Upcoming March 2018 ASD Market Week

Parker, CO (February 6, 2018) – The Independent Retailer Conference is proud to return to ASD Market Week at their upcoming Las Vegas trade show, which will be held March 11-14, 2018. The IRC at ASD will welcome experts from companies that include Yelp, eBay, Lightspeed, Refund Retriever, Dor Technologies, Social Edge, SellerActive, RMSA, Hubba and LiveShopCast – as well as deliver over fifty educational sessions during this four-day experience. Additionally, returning to the IRC will be leading retail experts Kizer & Bender, who will serve as event emcees and deliver keynote presentations.

We’re thrilled to return to the Independent Retailer Conference to engage, learn and connect with the attendees of ASD Market Week. There is no other retail educational experience like this, and we always look forward to being a part of this stand-out educational experience for retailers,” shares Georganne Bender, one half of speaking duo and consumer experts Kizer & Bender. 

The Independent Retailer Conference holds their flagship conference twice a year on-site at ASD Market Week, which 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 is listed among the top 20 of Top 250 Trade Shows by Trade Show Network News. Bringing the world’s widest variety of merchandise together in one efficient consumer-goods trade show, ASD Market Week offers quality choices at every price point for a variety of retail sectors. Attendees benefit from discovering new suppliers, new product categories and new ways to profit thanks to the combined efforts of the Independent Retailer Conference and ASD Market Week.

Among the sessions attendees can expect from the Independent Retailer Conference include a panel of Shark Tank alum that will discuss branding, in-store and online customer engagement as well as tactics to stand out among competitors. Additionally, highlighted sessions include the following:

  • Yelp for Retailers: Using Reviews to Boost Your Business from Yelp 
  • The Psychology of Price (The Mark Down and Mark Up Game) from RMSA 
  • 5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Yourself on Social Media from Social Edge
  • How to Market Your Business on a Budget from Lightspeed POS 
  • Shipping Contract Negotiations: What You Need to Know from Refund Retriever 
  • How to Use Your Personality to Sell More Product from LiveShopCast
  • Optimizing Your eBay Listings for Maximum Visibility and Sales from eBay 
  • The Importance of Repricing & Automation of Listing Inventory from SellerActive
  • How to Navigate the Influx of Brands to Consider for Your Store from Hubba
  • Dispelling Millennial Myths: What the New Generation of Shoppers Actually Wants from You from Dor Technologies

In addition to the variety of keynotes and various pop-up sessions taking place over the course of four days, the Independent Retailer Conference will also present two panel discussions led by Independent Retailer Conference Co-Founder, Retail Minded Founder and Author Nicole Leinbach Reyhle. The Managing Editor of Independent Retailer Magazine, Meaghan Brophy, will also join the Independent Retailer Conference to discuss Generation Z and other consumer marketing must-know details.

Welcoming the Independent Retailer Conference to ASD allows us to deliver timely, needed retail insight to our show attendees and we’re thrilled to have experts from companies such as Yelp, eBay and Lightspeed join this experience. ASD Market Week always aims to support our attendees in value-adding experiences, and the IRC at ASD is no exception,” shares Camille Candella, Vice President of Marketing & Sales for ASD Market Week. 

To discover the full line up of educational sessions to be held at the Independent Retailer Conference at ASD Market Week, click here.

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, 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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