The Independent Retailer Conference Returns to ASD Market Week for their Summer 2018 Show

Denver, CO (July 14, 2018) – The Independent Retailer Conference looks forward to returning to ASD Market Week at their upcoming trade show, which will be held July 29 – August 1, 2018 in Las Vegas. The IRC at ASD will welcome experts from companies that include eBay, Seller Active, Springboard Retail, Workful, Progress Retail, Refund Retriever, Social Edge, RETAILMavens, Star Micronics and Colder Ice Media, as well as will welcome leading retail experts Kizer & Bender, who will serve as event emcees.

The Independent Retailer Conference is held twice a year on-site at ASD Market Week, which brings together 40,000+ attendees and 2,800 sellers in the wholesale merchandise industry. ASD is held 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.

The Independent Retailer Conference is excited to return to ASD Market Week as part of their leading retail education experience to deliver timely, relevant industry expertise to the attendees of ASD Market Week,” shares Kerry Bannigan, Co-Founder of the Independent Retailer Conference. Expanding on this, Bannigan explains that “as always, this remains a complimentary experience to ASD attendees, truly helping them reach their goals of finding commerce success whether selling online, offline or both.” 

Among the over fifty sessions attendees can expect for free from the Independent Retailer Conference include a keynote session presented by John Lawson  Among the sessions to be presented at IRC at ASD include the following:

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 be able to introduce them to leading industry leaders from companies that include eBay, Springboard Retail, Seller Active and more. ASD Market Week consistently 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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