Independent Retailer Conference To Join Halloween & Party Expo – Speakers Announced

(Parker, CO) January 21, 2016 – The Independent Retailer Conference is thrilled to join the Halloween & Party Expo at their upcoming New Orleans show, taking place January 22 – 25, 2016.

We are thrilled to offer outstanding educational experiences to the attendees of the Halloween & Party Expo. As their exclusive education experience, we are confidnet their attendees will enjoy dynamic learning experiences that allow them to engage, learn and connect with thought leaders from Square, Strategic Funding Source, Refund Retriever, RETAILMavens and more,” shares Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, Independent Retailer Conference Co-Founder. 

The Independent Retailer Conference is dedicated entirely to the unique lifestyle and responsibilities of 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 the Halloween & Party Expo can expect interactive experiences that leave them better educated and more inspired.

Doug Miller, President and Partner of Urban Expositions, looks forward to the new addition of the Independent Retailer Conference – as well as the chance to further support merchants in helping to reach their store goals.

Urban Expositions and the Halloween Industry Association (HIA) are thrilled to be partnering with the Independent Retail Conference for the Halloween & Party Expo. It’s the perfect opportunity to bring tailored content for the small business owner to the show. The unique format of the conference allows for access to not only actionable insight from the speakers but direct connections with leading retail partners,” shares Miller.

Speakers that will be a part of the Independent Retailer Conference at the Halloween & Party Expo include:

  • Strategic Funding Source | Jason Bishop
  • Constant Contact | Ron Cates
  • Refund Retriever | Brian Gibbs
  • RETAILMavens | Cathy Wagner
  • Square | Spencer McCluskey

Additionally, retail experts Kizer & Bender will share their insight as well as serve as event emcees.

The Halloween & Party Expo is the place to see and be seen for anyone working in the costume and party goods industry, and the impressive registration numbers show it. Sign-ups for the 2015 Expo exceeded the year before, and the Halloween & Party Expo is globally recognized as a leader in the Halloween and party retail sectors. Together, the Independent Retailer Conference and the Halloween & Party Expo look forward to supporting attendees in gaining success for their stores.  For more information on the event visit

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 Events, 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 Halloween & Party Expo

The Halloween & Party Expo, the leading event for Halloween, Party and Celebration, is a trade-only event that brings industry professionals together each year. Co-owned by Urban Expositions and the Halloween Industry Association, the event provides a platform for sourcing, learning, and networking. Proceeds from the Halloween & Party Expo are used by the Halloween Industry Association to promote and grow the safe celebration of Halloween and year-round costumed events throughout North America. The next event will be held in New Orleans, January 22 – 25, 2016. For more information visit

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